Seven players of African heritage, all Nigerian-Americans of Igbo descent, were selected by top teams; five of which made the cut in the first round and two followed in the second.
Onyeka Okongwu (6ft 9in), a 19-year-old was taken as the 6th pick by Atlanta Hawks
Miami Heats followed with Port-Harcourt born 21 year-old Precious Achiuwa (6ft 9in) as their 20th pick.
Denver Nuggets added 19-year-old, 6ft 11’ Zeke Nnaji player, Zeke Nnaji, as its 22nd pick.
The fifth pick of the first round was none other than Lagos-born seven-foot player, Udoka Timothy Azubuike, drafted by Utah Jazz in its 27th.
The second round of the draft resumed with Minnesota Timberwolves adding 21-year-old 6ft 9in Daniel Oturu to its squad in their 33rd pick.
Nigeria international, Jordan Nwora (6ft 8in) was taken in as the 45th Pick by the Milwaukee Bucks.