NEW ORLEANS — With the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the New Orleans Pelicans select... Kira Lewis Jr.!
Lewis one of the fastest players in the draft. As a point guard at Alabama, he put up 18.5 points, 5.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He was an All-SEC First Team selection in his final season at Alabama and played on the gold medal winning USA Basketball team at the FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup.
He's also one of the youngest players in the draft, having turned 19 in April.
The Pelicans now have five point guards on the roster: Lonzo Ball, Nickeil-Alexander Walker, Kira Lewis, George Hill and Eric Bledsoe.
The Pelicans had the 24th overall pick as well, obtained from the Milwaukee Bucks as part of the Jrue Holiday trade, but sent that pick to the Denver Nuggets.
The terms of New Orleans' deal with Denver are still unclear, but they are expected to receive a future draft pick in return.
The Pelicans traded the 39th overall pick to the Jazz and the 42nd overall pick to the Hornets. The terms of those deals are still unclear, but the Pelicans are expected to get future draft picks in return.