TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two Alabama men’s basketball players were selected in the 2021 NBA Draft, which was held in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the Barclays Center on Thursday night. Guard Joshua Primo was a first round selection of the San Antonio Spurs at No. 12 overall and guard/forward Herbert Jones went No. 35 to the New Orleans Pelicans
It was a night of firsts for the Crimson Tide program. Primo’s selection gave Alabama back-to-back NBA Draft Lottery picks for the first time in program history, while it was also the first time since 1995 that UA had two players selected in the same draft. That year, Antonio McDyess went No. 2 overall to the L.A. Clippers and Jason Caffey was the 20th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. The Tide has now had consecutive first round draft picks for the first time in 25 years (1995 and 1996).
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