Brandon Ingram Drafted By LA Lakers With Second Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers selected former Duke forward Brandon Ingram with second pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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The Los Angeles Lakers selected Duke forward Brandon Ingram with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday evening.   Ingram becomes the 10th Top 3 draft pick the Blue Devils have produced since 1989 - the most of any program.

With Ingram going in the lottery, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has now produced 21 lottery picks in his tenure.   Coach K released a statement shortly after the Lakers made it official.

“The Los Angeles Lakers are getting both a great player and a great person in Brandon Ingram,” said Krzyzewski. “Brandon was a special player this year at Duke, and his best basketball is still ahead of him. I have absolutely loved coaching Brandon because he is a no-maintenance player who loves and respects the game. He is also a creative and thoughtful young man who comes from a beautiful family. I’m excited to watch his promising career with the Lakers get under way. Brandon will continue to get better and better. I’m proud that he’ll always be a member of the Duke basketball family.”

As for the Lakers, the franchise has already begun the hype for Ingram.

https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/746133469248425989

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