Former Michigan basketball player Franz Wagner was commonly projected to come off the board between the No. and No. overall picks in Thursday’s NBA draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Several hours before he saw his NBA dreams realized in Thursday's NBA draft, Jalen Suggs celebrated as fellow St. Paul-raised superstar Suni Lee shocked the world with her Olympic women's gymnastics all-around gold medal in Tokyo. "I'm so proud of her," said Suggs, who sent his friend congratulatory texts. "To see her do that and now I get to come out and do this, it's amazing."
Jul. 30—Jalen Suggs, fittingly, was surrounded by family as his dream came true Thursday night in New York. The St. Paul product's head was tucked into his lap as he became overcome with emotion when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the Orlando Magic had selected Suggs fifth overall in the NBA Draft. Sporting a shiny silver suit, Suggs met Silver on center stage. It was a fitting outfit ...