Kira Lewis Jr. had to wait five months for the NBA Draft to finally take place, but he now has an NBA home. With the 13th pick in the draft, Lewis was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans. Lewis ties Ennis Whatley for the 6th highest NBA draft pick in Alabama history, and is the 5th Alabama lottery pick in the lottery era (since 1985).
Here is Kira’s first conference with the New Orleans media.
And it’s not a proper draft without a custom fit!
We’ll have more media reaction to the Lewis pick tomorrow.
In non-Kira news, Tua Tagovailoa has his weekly media availability with the Miami press today. Here’s a recap of what he said.
Collin Sexton surprised his mother for her 50th birthday.
Retin Obasohan had another big game in Champions League play for ERA Nymburk, who won 96-69 over Keravnos. Coming off the bench, Obasohan finished with a team-high 21 points in 24 minutes, and added 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.
Mia Landegren finished T-2nd at the Cactus Tour event in Arizona today, marking her best-ever professional finish.
- Kira Lewis Jr. – selected by New Orleans with the 13th pick of the NBA Draft.
- Trevon Diggs – placed on Injured Reserve by Dallas.
Wednesday Practice Report
- Did Not Practice – Ryan Anderson (knee).
- Limited Participation – Damien Harris (ankle, chest), Jerry Jeudy (ankle), Cole Mazza (illness), Calvin Ridley (foot), Cam Robinson (shoulder), J.K. Scott (back), Irv Smith (groin), Quinnen Williams (hamstring)
- Full Participation – Isaiah Buggs (ankle), Kenyan Drake (ankle), Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring), Jarran Reed (hand), Tua Tagovailoa (foot), Jonah Williams (stinger).
Week 11 Game Status Report (Thursday Game Only)
BASKETBALL Champions League: Nymburk 96, Keravnos 69. Retin Obasohan (NYM) – 24 minutes, 21 points (5-7 2pg, 3-4 3pg, 2-6 FT), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover, 2 fouls. Monthey 106, Nyon 81. Arthur Edwards (MON) - DNP VOLLEYBALL DVV Pokal Cup Quarterfinals Stuttgart 3, Erfurt 0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-19). Krystal Rivers (STU) – 11 points, 8 kills (only played 1st 2 sets) GOLF Saudi Ladies Team International Rd 2: Team Lennarth – 131-137, -7, T25 Camilla Lennarth – 76-76, +8, T82 on individual board Cactus Tour Apache Creek final: Mia Landegren – 68-69-69, -10, T2