Arkansas guards Anthony Black & Nick Smith Jr. selected in 1st Round of NBA Draft

Published: Jun. 21, 2023 at 7:42 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2023 at 10:34 PM CDT
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NEW YORK (KAIT) - They called a Hog early in the 2023 NBA Draft.

The Orlando Magic selected Anthony Black with the 6th overall pick. That’s the highest Arkansas draft pick in 38 years. The All-SEC guard averaged 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals per game.

Another 1st Round Razorback, Nick Smith is heading to Charlotte. The Hornets selected the North Little Rock alum at number 27 overall. Smith averaged 12 points a game in the 2022-23 season.

You have to go back to 1992 for the last time that two Razorbacks were selected in the 1st Round of an NBA Draft.

Round 2 featured another Razorback. The Sacramento Kings selected Jordan Walsh at #38 overall. He averaged 7 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 assist per game.

A Missouri Tiger went off the board to end the 1st Round. The Los Angeles Clippers picked Kobe Brown at #30 overall. The two-time All-SEC forward averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists per game this past season.