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nba draft logoFollowing the 2022 NBA Playoff and Championship, the 2022 NBA Draft will take place on June 23rd at 8:00 p.m. ET live on ESPN.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates as they become available including this year's venue as well as top college picks in the running in 2022.

2021 NBA Draft rewind

2021 NBA Draft top contenders

LEFT TO RIGHT: Cade Cunningham continues to be this year's NBA Draft slam dunk favorite. The guard/forward from Oklahoma State combines the recognizable strength, agility and high basketball IQ that promise a bright future as an NBA media superstar.

Evan Mobley, the forward from USC, is a towering No. 2 -- standing 7 feet tall with 7-foot-4 wingspan that makes him not only a good blocker but a talented shooter from almost any angle.

Coming in at No. 3 is Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs, the showman of the Top 3 who consistently exhibits quick-fire moves that are as cunningly effective as they are fun to watch.

High school hoop star, Kobe Bryant.

DID YOU KNOW? NBA Draft trivia & fun facts

• 1984 is considered the greatest NBA draft class in history -- when Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, John Stockton and Hakeem Olajuwon were all selected during the first round.

• In 1978, Larry Bird was selected by the Boston Celtics, but he decided he wanted to finish his final year in school. As a result, the NBA instituted the “Bird Collegiate Rule” that said teams could only draft players who were ready to sign on the dotted line.

• Drafted by the LA Lakers right out of high school, Kobe Bryant had to have his parents co-sign his first NBA contract. He was 17 years old.

• Kentucky and Duke have each had three players selected as the No. 1 NBA draft pick, the most for any school. For Kentucky it was John Wall (Wizards, 2010), Anthony Davis (Hornets, 2012) and Karl-Anthony Towns (Timberwolves, 2015). For Duke, it was Art Heyman (Knicks, 1963), Elton Brand (Bulls, 1999) and Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers, 2011).

• The San Antonio Spurs haven't had a lottery pick since 1997, the longest stretch in the NBA.


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