NBA Draft 2022: Dyson Daniels picked at No. 8 by New Orleans, Paolo Banchero No. 1

Young Australian Dyson Daniels’ basketball dreams came true at the NBA Draft as his name was called out at No.8.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) and Dyson Daniels (R) on stage at the 2022 NBA Draft in New York. Picture: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) and Dyson Daniels (R) on stage at the 2022 NBA Draft in New York. Picture: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

Australia’s Dyson Daniels has been selected at No. 8 over all by the New Orleans Pelicans in today’s NBA Draft.

Duke’s Paolo Banchero went at No. 1 overall to the Orlando Magic (scroll down for the rolling coverage as it happened).

Daniels, at just 19, is the talk of Australian basketball as of 11am (AEST) this morning. Hailing from Bendigo in Victoria, Daniels has been picked in the top 10 of the NBA draft after an outstanding NBA G League season which saw him earning the All-Star Rising Stars game.

In the guard position, he averaged more than 11 points and six rebounds per game for the G League Ignite. Coming from excellent basketball heritage - with his dad Ricky a gun player himself - the teenager stands at more than two metres. Daniels went at No. 8 following Josh Giddey’s selection at No.6 by Oklahoma City in last year’s draft.

Coming from excellent basketball heritage - with his dad Ricky a gun player himself - the teenager stands at more than two metres.

Daniels went at No. 8 following Josh Giddey’s selection at No.6 by Oklahoma City in last year’s draft.

NBA Draft as it happened

3.19pm: As we complete our coverage it is worth mentioning that two more NBL next stars are bound for the NBA with Luke Travers (pick 56 to Cleveland Cavaliers) and Hugo Besson (pick 58 to Milwaukee Bucks) both drafted in the second round. Repeating the earlier news that Dyson Daniels was picked at No. 8 and is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Travers and Besson join Ousmane Dieng (No. 11 to Oklahoma City) as the three NBL next stars picked up in the first two rounds.

3.15pm: The first and second rounds of the NBA draft have been completed in New York. See draft order for 1 to 58 in this year’s Draft.

2.26pm: A proud Australian went at No. 8 in today’s NBA Draft.

1.00pm: Summarising a massive morning. The No. 1 pick was a surprise with the widely touted Jabari Smith Jr. missing top spot and Orlando Magic taking 19-year-old power forward Paolo Banchero. Then the moment all Australian basketball fans had been waiting for, at just before 11am on the east coast, and a little earlier for those in the west, Bendigo’s Dyson Daniels was picked at No. 8 by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Two places behind Adelaide’s Josh Giddey to Oklahoma City Thunder in 2021, who went on to do things never seen before.

12.58pm: The first round has ended.

12.55pm: Nearing the end of the first round.

12.54pm: Daniels’ interview earlier on ESPN.

12.45pm: Pick 27 is from Serbia following in the huge steps of Luka Doncic (drafted in 2018). Nikola Jovic heads to Miami.

12.44pm: Daniels joins Zion Williamson at the Pelicans: “They’ve got scorers, they’ve got zone coming back. I feel like I can fit so many different roles. I can be a playmaker for guys...I’m a winner. So I’m going to do what it takes to help us win.”

12.36pm: Daniels - “I don’t know too much about New Orleans. (But) I know they’ve got a really good group of guys.”

12.26pm: Joining Daniels as the second player to be drafted from the G League in New York, this morning (AEST).

12.18pm: Scroll down for draft order below.

12.16pm: Another pick for Auburn (No. 22 goes to Minnesota via a trade with Memphis). Watch live at Kayo.

12.12pm: He certainly has! From Bendigo to the NBA. Pick 21 goes to the Denver Nuggets.

12.07pm: All the details from another momentous morning for Australian basketball in the NBA Draft.

12.01pm: The Draft has reached pick 20 in the first round. Draft order below.

11.56am: Here’s the moment Dyson Daniels will remember for a lifetime. He becomes the eighth Australian picked in the top 14 since 1991.

11.51am: Big news for Detroit.

11.47am: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver with the No. 8 pick. Latest picks updated under draft order (see below).

NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) and Dyson Daniels on stage in New York. Picture: Sarah Stier/Getty Images
NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) and Dyson Daniels on stage in New York. Picture: Sarah Stier/Getty Images

11.44am: Pretty elite company Dyson Daniels finds himself in.

11.42am: The Lottery picks are done. Duke with their fourth pick in the first round at No.16. Scroll down for NBA Draft order.

11.27am: Big wraps from Australian Basketball Hall of Famer.

11.21am: The pundits were fairly spot on for the top 10, despite a surprise at No. 1.

11.18am: ICYMI - Dyson Daniels went at No. 8 and he is headed to New Orleans.

11.15am: French NBL next star Ousmane Dieng (NZ Breakers) heads to Oklahoma City at No. 11. New York Knicks have traded 11 and are back on the clock.

11.09am: At No. 10 Johnny Davis from Wisconsin.

10.58am: Adrian on the money again! The Brit goes at No. 9. Here’s a bit more about the latest pick on CodeSports.

10.50am: Dyson Daniels is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans at No. 8 in the draft.

10.47am: Dyson Daniels could be next.

10.45am: Portland have chosen Shaedon Sharpe from the University of Kentucky at No. 7.

10.38am: Bennedict Mathurin is the 6th pick going to Indiana Pacers.

10.34am: The next two: Keegan Murray (Sacramento),Jaden Ivey (Detroit)

10.22am: Jabari Smith goes at No. 3 to the Houston Rockets.

10.17am: Favoured No. 1 pick Jabari Smith has missed the top two spots. Where will he go with Houston on the clock?

10.16am: Chet Holmgren is Oklahoma bound at No. 2.

10.14am: The No. 1 pick is lost for words. Over the moon. Watch live on Kayo

10.10am: Paolo Banchero goes at No. 1 pick to Orlando Magic.

10.08am: Not Jabari Smith Jr. Bombshell! Seems like a move away from Smith and Holmgren.

10.07am: 5-minute countdown for Orlando has begun. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Paola Banchero will be the No. 1 pick.

10.04am: First pick not far away.

10am: The 2022 NBA Draft begins! Watch live on Kayo

9.56am: Late contender for No. 1.

9.53am: Dyson Daniels has been introduced to the crowd in New York.

9.50am: 10 minutes until first pick.

9.38am: Breaking down the 2022 Draft on ESPN now. Watch at Kayo.

9.30am: It all starts at 10am (AEST).

9.27am: Little more than half an hour before first pick. Coverage starts from 9.30am (AEST), 9am (ACST) and 7.30am (AWST).

9.20am: Last year’s No. 6 pick Josh Giddey on Daniels.

9.12am: Dyson Daniels is projected in ESPN’s 2022 Mock Draft to go pick 7.

9.04am: The NBA Mock Draft has Jabari Smith at No.1. Watch the Draft live on Kayo from 9.30am (AEST), 9.00am (ACST) and 7.30am (AWST).

9.03am: Less than an hour to go.

8.50am: The early mail.

8.46am: Here’s our man Dyson Daniels. Less than 75 minutes to go!

Dyson Daniels on the NBA draft red carpet. Picture: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images
Dyson Daniels on the NBA draft red carpet. Picture: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

8.35am: This is the man tipped to go No. 1. Jabari Smith Jr.

Jabari Smith Jr. poses on red carpet. Picture: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images
Jabari Smith Jr. poses on red carpet. Picture: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images

8.31am: ESPN reports that Jabari Smith Jr. looks at though he will go No. 1

8.30am: ICYMI (below). 90 minutes until we start.

8.16am: For those not on the East Coast. Draft starts at 9.30am (ACST) and 8am (AWST).

8.12 am: Big news around Kyrie Irving to start the day:

8.10am (AEST): We’re less than two hours away from the Draft. The 2022 NBA Draft gets under way at 10am (AEST).

NBA Draft first and second rounds

First round

1. Orlando - Paolo Banchero (Duke University)

2. Oklahoma City - Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga University)

3. Houston - Jabari Smith Jr. (Auburn University)

4. Sacramento - Keegan Murray (Iowa State University)

5. Detroit - Jaden Ivey (Purdue University)

6. Indiana - Bennedict Mathurin (University of Arizona)

7. Portland - Shaedon Sharpe (University of Kentucky)

8. New Orleans - Dyson Daniels from G League Ignite

9. San Antonio - Jeremy Sochan (Baylor University)

10. Washington - Johnny Davis (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

11. Oklahoma City (traded from New York Knicks) - Ousmane Dieng from NZ Breakers

12. New York Knicks - Jalen Williams (Santa Clara University)

13. Detroit (traded from Charlotte) - Jalen Duren (University of Memphis)

14. Cleveland - Ochai Agbaji (University of Kansas)

15. Charlotte - Mark Williams (Duke University)

16. Atlanta - A.J. Griffin (Duke University)

17. Houston - Tari Eason (Louisiana State University)

18. Chicago - Dalen Terry (University of Arizona)

19. Memphis (traded from Minnesota) - Jake LaRavia (Wake Forest University)

20. San Antonio - Malaki Branham (Ohio State University)

21. Denver - Christian Braun (University of Kansas)

22. Memphis (traded from Minnesota) - Walker Kessler (Auburn University)

23. Memphis (traded from Philadelphia) - David Roddy (Colorado State University)

24. Milwaukee - MarJon Beauchamp from G League Ignite

25. San Antonio - Blake Wesley (University of Notre Dame)

26. Minnesota (traded from Dallas) - Wendell Moore Jr. (Duke University)

27. Miami - Nikola Jovic from Serbian club, Mega Mozzart

28. Golden State - Patrick Baldwin Jr. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

29. Minnesota (traded from Memphis) - TyTy Washington (University of Kentucky)

30. Denver (traded from Oklahoma City) - Peyton Watson (UCLA)

Second round

31. Indiana - Andrew Nembhard (Gonzaga University)

32. Orlando - Caleb Houstan (Michigan State University)

33. Toronto - Christian Koloko (University of Arizona)

34. Oklahoma City - Jaylin Williams (University of Arkansas)

35. LA Lakers - Max Christie (Michigan State University)

36. Detroit (traded from Portland) - Gabriele Procida from Italian club, Fortitudo Bologna

37. Dallas (traded from Sacramento) - Jaden Hardy (G League Ignite)

38. Memphis (traded from San Antonio) - Kennedy Chandler (University of Tennessee)

39. Cleveland - Khalifa Diop (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

40. Charlotte (traded from Minnesota) - Bryce McGowens (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

41. New Orleans Pelicans - EJ Liddell (Ohio State University)

42. New York Knicks - Trevor Keels (Duke University)

43. LA Clippers - Moussa Diabate (Michigan State University)

44. Gold State (traded from Atlanta) - Ryan Rollins (University of Toledo)

45. Charlotte - Josh Minott (University of Memphis)

46. Denver (traded from Detroit) Ismael Kamagate from Paris Basketball

47. Memphis - Vince Williams Jr. (Virginia Commonwealth University)

48. Indiana (traded from Minnesota) - Kendall Brown (Baylor University)

49. Cleveland - Isaiah Mobley (University of Southern California)

50. Minnesota - Matteo Spagnolo from Italian club, Vanoli Cremona

51. Atlanta (traded from Golden State) - Tyrese Martin (University of Connecticut)

52. New Orleans - Karlo Matković from Serbian club, Mega Mozzart

53. Boston - JD Davison (University of Alabama); both Milwaukee and Miami

54. Washington - Yannick Nzosa from Spanish club, Unicaja Malaga

55. Milwaukee (traded from Golden State) - Gui Santos from Brazilian club, Minas

56. Cleveland - Luke Travers from the Perth Wildcats

57. Portland - Jabari Walker (from Memphis via Utah)

58. Milwaukee (traded from Indiana) - Hugo Besson from New Zealand Breakers

No. 1 contenders

Among the leading contenders tipped to be picked at No. 1 were Auburn University’s Jabari Smith Jr., Chet Holmgren from Gonzaga and Duke rising star Paolo Banchero.

There is still not yet any clear consensus as to who will be the number one draft pick in 2022. Smith Jr. is widely touted as the man and, according to NBA chatter, Holmgren is favoured at No. 2.

As of this week, Orlando were still yet to determine which they would go and ended up going with Banchero.

Where can I watch this year’s NBA Draft?

ESPN will provide a live broadcast of the 2022 NBA Draft on Kayo viewed here.

Jabari Smith is a leading contender for No. 1 pick. Picture: Eakin Howard/Getty Images
Jabari Smith is a leading contender for No. 1 pick. Picture: Eakin Howard/Getty Images

How can I watch more basketball?

More basketball can be seen on Kayo here.

The NBA Draft features you need to read on CODESports?

Dyson Daniels set for high NBA Draft pick after choosing G League to start his pro career writes TOM READ in NEW YORK:

“I’m confident shooting the ball and with my stroke and where I take my shots. Showing that I can do that at the pro day helped me a lot for sure,” Daniels tells Read.

Dyson Daniels’ road to the NBA Draft with ADAM PEACOCK:

“Dyson was different in the way he went after the ball. Always won the loose balls, be it basketball footy, or soccer. We knew he was special with certain things but you never know what level they will mature at,” dad, Ricky Daniels.

PLUS the Aussie kids who could join Daniels in the NBA.

Where can I read more basketball?

For the latest see the basketball section on CodeSports, or visit the basketball section on your main state news website – Herald Sun / Daily Telegraph / Courier Mail / Adelaide Advertiser