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Canada's RJ Barrett chosen 3rd overall by Knicks in the 2019 NBA draft

22 Jun 2019

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The New York Knicks picked RJ Barrett the former UPlay and Duke standout third overall in the NBA draft, kicking off a record-setting night for Canadian basketball.

The six-foot-seven Barrett was the highest-ranked Canadian selected on Thursday night. He was also the first of six Canadians chosen in the draft, four in the first round and two in the second round, establishing a new record for Canada.

Ignas Brazdeikis of Oakville, Ont., was drafted in the second round, 47th overall, by the Sacramento Kings but was traded to Knicks where he will join Barrett.