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When: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Where: Televised live on ESPN

Following the 2024 NBA Playoff and Championship, the 2024 NBA Draft will kick off place this year on June 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET airing on ESPN/ABC..

New this year? NBA Draft 2024 will take place on two separate nights, with the first round on June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and  and the second round on June 27 on Thursday, June 27 at 4PM ESPN's Seaport District Studios in Manhattan.

Just up ahead, check out the roster of top prospects at this year's NBA draft along fun facts, trivia and related resources around the Web:

2024 NBA draft prospects

2024 NBA Draft top contenders

(From left to right): Leading this year's NBA draft prospects is 6'10", 19-year-old Zaccharie Risacher representing his native team JL Bourg in France. Other major contenders include another international player and Frenchmen, point guard Alex Sarr; Kentucky point guard Reed Sheppard; and Lithuanian-American Matas Buzelis who last played in the NBA G League.

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.


More about the NBA Draft around the Web:

Elsewhere on the Web, keep up-to-date on the latest from inside the NBA - along with scouting reports from the field and expert tips from sports reporters who live and breath NBA draft picks season by season ....

ESPN 2024 Draft
- Get the latest from insider experts with complete analysis including top 100 prospects, major news headlines & feature stories, player profiles & photos.

2024 NBA Draft - Check out the official NBA site for daily reports on top performers with in-depth analysis of first round picks and the latest news headlines,



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