2024 National Basketball Association Draft (June 26-27)

ACC Extends NBA Lottery Streak
With Selection Of Pitt’s Carrington
(All-Time ACC Lottery/Top-14 Picks Listed Below)

By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network
(Last updated June 29, 2024)

When Pittsburgh guard Carlton “Bub” Carrington was selected with the 14th pick of the 2024 National Basketball Association draft Wednesday night, it marked the 16th consecutive year in which the Atlantic Coast Conference produced at least one NBA lottery (top-14) pick.

A Baltimore native, Carrington will begin his professional career with the nearby Washington Wizards, who acquired his rights from the Portland Trail Blazers in a draft-night trade.

“I’m feeling about as good as you think I’d be feeling,” Carrington said. “It’s a special feeling to finally be here and have my name called, and especially being so close to home. You know, that means a lot.”

A 6-foot-5, 190-pound point guard, the 18-year-old Carrington was one of the youngest players in college basketball during the 2023-24 season. (He will turn 19 on July 21.) After becoming the only freshman in the entire country to average at least 13.5 points, five rebounds and four assists per game, he was voted onto the ACC’s five-man All-Freshman team.

The ACC now has 36 lottery selections over the last 16 years, which is the most of any conference in the nation. The league also has had at least one lottery pick (see below) in 34 of the last 36 NBA drafts.

The ACC ended up with four first-round picks this year, which tied the highest number for any college conference.

Duke freshman guard Jared McCain (Philadelphia) was the 16th overall selection. Miami freshman guard Kyshawn George (Washington) was picked 24th, and Virginia sophomore forward Ryan Dunn (Phoenix) was chosen 28th.

Duke sophomore forward Kyle Filipowski (Utah/32nd overall), former Wake Forest forward Bobi Klintman (Detroit/37th), North Carolina junior forward Harrison Ingram (San Antonio/48th) and Boston College senior forward Quinten Post (Golden State/52nd) all were selected in the second round. Klintman played the 2023-24 season in Australia’s top professional league.

Another dozen-plus ACC prospects, after going unselected in the two-round draft, hoped to either sign a two-way contract (which enables a player to split time between the NBA and the G League) with an NBA team or receive an NBA Summer League invitation. Players who perform particularly well in Summer League action may earn a two-way contract for the 2024-25 season.

An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year, non-guaranteed contract that can be upgraded to a two-way contract prior to the regular season.

Prominent 2024 ACC/NC Undrafted Free Agents
(Will Be Updated)

G Reece Beekman, Sr., Virginia — Golden State (two-way contract)
F PJ Hall, Sr., Clemson — Denver (two-way contract)
F Blake Hinson, Sr., Pitt — Los Angeles Lakers (two-way contract)
C Armando Bacot, Sr., UNC — Utah (Exhibit 10 contract)
G Cormac Ryan, Sr., UNC — Oklahoma City (Exhibit 10 contract)
G Judah Mintz, So., Syracuse
F DJ Burns, Sr., NC State — Cleveland (Summer League)
G Hunter Cattoor, Sr., Virginia Tech — Cleveland (Summer League)
F Mohamed Diarra, Jr., NC State — Los Angeles Lakers (Summer League)
G Joe Girard III, Sr., Clemson — Toronto (Summer League)
G Darin Green Jr., Sr., Florida State — San Antonio (Summer League)
G DJ Horne, Sr., NC State — San Antonio (Summer League)
F Drew Pember, Sr., UNC Asheville — Charlotte (Summer League)

All-Time NBA Lottery (Top-14) Picks By Year
(ACC Players Only)

Position, Name, Class, College, NBA Team (Overall Pick)
G Bub Carrington, Fr., Pitt, Washington (14)
C Dereck Lively II, Fr., Duke, Dallas (12)
F Paolo Banchero, Fr., Duke, Orlando (1)
F Scottie Barnes, Fr., Florida State, Toronto (4)
F Patrick Williams, Fr., Florida State, Chicago (4)
G Devin Vassell, So., Florida State, San Antonio (11)
F Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, New Orleans (1)
G/F RJ Barrett, Fr., Duke, New York (3)
F De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, Atlanta (4)
G Coby White, Fr., UNC, Chicago (7)
G/F Cam Reddish, Fr., Duke, Atlanta (10)
F Cameron Johnson, Sr., UNC, Phoenix (11)
F Marvin Bagley Jr, Fr., Duke, Sacramento (2)
C Wendell Carter Jr, Fr., Duke, Chicago (7)
G Jerome Robinson, Jr., Boston College, LA Clippers (13)
F Jayson Tatum, Fr., Duke, Boston (3)
F Jonathan Isaac, Fr., Florida State, Orlando (6)
G Dennis Smith Jr, Fr., NC State, Dallas (9)
G Luke Kennard, So., Duke, Detroit (12)
G Donovan Mitchell, So., Louisville, Utah (13)
F Brandon Ingram, Fr., Duke, LA Lakers (2)
C Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke, Philadelphia (3)
F Justice Winslow, Fr., Duke, Miami (10)
F Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke, Milwaukee (2)
F TJ Warren, So., NC State, Phoenix (14)
C Alex Len, So., Maryland, Phoenix (5)
F Harrison Barnes, So., UNC, Golden State (7)
G Austin Rivers, Fr., Duke, New Orleans (10)
G Kendall Marshall, So., UNC, Phoenix (13)
F John Henson, Jr., UNC, Milwaukee (14)
G Kyrie Irving, Fr., Duke, Cleveland (1)
F Derrick Favors, Fr., Georgia Tech, New Jersey (3)
F Al-Farouq Aminu, So., Wake Forest, LA Clippers (8)
F Ed Davis, So., UNC, Toronto (13)
G Gerald Henderson, Jr., Duke, Charlotte (12)
F Tyler Hansbrough, Sr., UNC, Indiana (13)
F Brandan Wright, Fr., UNC, Golden State (8)
G Thaddeus Young, Fr., Georgia Tech, Philadelphia (12)
F Al Thornton, Sr., Florida State, LA Clippers (14)
C Shelden Williams, Sr., Duke, Atlanta (5)
G JJ Redick, Sr., Duke, Orlando (11)
F Marvin Williams, Fr., UNC, Atlanta (2)
G Chris Paul, So., Wake Forest, New Orleans (4)
G Raymond Felton, Jr., UNC, Charlotte (5)
F Sean May, Jr., UNC, Charlotte (13)
G Rashad McCants, Jr., UNC, Minnesota (14)
F Luol Deng, Fr., Duke, Chicago (7)
F Chris Bosh, Fr., Georgia Tech, Toronto (4)
G Jay Williams, Jr., Duke, Chicago (2)
G/F Mike Dunleavy Jr, Jr., Duke, Golden State (3)
F Chris Wilcox, So., Maryland, LA Clippers (8)
F Shane Battier, Sr., Duke, Memphis (6)
F Elton Brand, So., Duke, Chicago (1)
G Steve Francis, Jr., Maryland, Houston (2)
G Trajan Landgdon, Sr., Duke, Cleveland (11)
G/F Corey Maggette, Fr., Duke, Orlando (13)
G Will Avery, So., Duke, Minnesota (14)
F Antawn Jamison, Jr., UNC, Golden State (4)
G/F Vince Carter, Jr., UNC, Toronto (5)
F/C Tim Duncan, Sr., Wake Forest, San Antonio (1)
G Stephon Marbury, Fr., Georgia Tech, Minnesota (4)
C Todd Fuller, Sr., NC State, Golden State (13)
F Joe Smith, So., Maryland, Golden State (1)
G/F Jerry Stackhouse, So., UNC, Philadelphia (3)
F/C Rasheed Wallace, So., UNC, Washington (4)
F/C Cherokee Parks, Sr., Duke, Dallas (12)
F Grant Hill, Sr., Duke, Detroit (3)
F/C Sharone Wright, Jr., Clemson, Philadelphia (6)
C Eric Montross, Sr., UNC, Boston (9)
G Bobby Hurley, Sr., Duke, Sacramento (7)
F Rodney Rogers, Jr., Wake Forest, Denver (9)
F George Lynch, Sr., UNC, LA Lakers (12)
F Christian Laettner, Sr., Duke, Minnesota (3)
F Tom Gugliotta, Sr., NC State, Washington (6)
F Walt Williams, Sr., Maryland, Sacramento (7)
G Bryant Stith, Sr., Virginia, Denver (13)
G Kenny Anderson, Fr., Georgia Tech, New Jersey (2)
F Dale Davis, Sr., Clemson, Indiana (13)
G/F Dennis Scott, Jr., Georgia Tech, Orlando (4)
F Danny Ferry, Sr., Duke, LA Clippers (2)
F JR Reid, Jr., UNC, Charlotte (5)
F Tom Hammonds, Sr., Georgia Tech, Washington (9)
G Kenny Smith, Sr., UNC, Sacramento (6)
C Olden Polynice^, Jr., Virginia, Chicago (8)
F Horace Grant, Sr., Clemson, Chicago (10)
G Muggsy Bogues, Sr., Wake Forest, Washington (12)
F/C Joe Wolf, Sr., UNC, LA Clippers (13)
C Brad Daugherty, Sr., UNC, Cleveland (1)
F Len Bias, Sr., Maryland, Boston (2)
C Chris Washburn, So., NC State, Golden State (3)
G Johnny Dawkins, Sr., Duke, San Antonio (10)
F John Salley, Sr., Georgia Tech, Detroit (11)
F Kenny Green, Jr., Wake Forest, Washington (12)
G Michael Jordan, Jr., UNC, Chicago (3)
F/C Sam Perkins, Sr., UNC, Dallas (4)
C Ralph Sampson, Sr., Virginia, Houston (1)
F Thurl Bailey, Sr., NC State, Utah (7)
F James Worthy, Jr., UNC, LA Lakers (1)
F/C Buck Williams, Jr., Maryland, New Jersey (3)
G Al Wood, Sr., UNC, Atlanta (4)
F Albert King, Sr., Maryland, New Jersey (10)
G Frank Johnson, Sr., Wake Forest, Washington (11)
F Mike O’Koren, Sr., UNC, New Jersey (6)
C Mike Gminski, Sr., Duke, New Jersey (7)
G/F Dudley Bradley, Sr., UNC, Indiana (13)
G Phil Ford, Sr., UNC, Kansas City (2)
G Walter Davis, Sr., UNC, Phoenix (5)
F Kenny Carr, Jr., NC State, LA Lakers (6)
F/C Tom LaGarde, Sr., UNC, Denver (9)
G Tate Armstrong, Sr., Duke, Chicago (13)
C Tree Rollins, Sr., Clemson, Atlanta (14)
G John Lucas, Sr., Maryland, Houston (1)
F Wally Walker, Sr., Virginia, Portland (5)
F/C Mitch Kupchak, Sr., UNC, Washington (13)
F David Thompson, Sr., NC State, Atlanta (1)
C Tommy Burleson, Sr., NC State, Seattle (3)
F Bobby Jones, Sr., UNC, Houston (5)
F/C Tom McMillen, Sr., Maryland, Buffalo (9)
F/C Len Elmore, Sr., Maryland, Washington (13)
G Kevin Joyce, Sr., South Carolina, Golden State (11)
F Bob McAdoo, Jr., UNC, Buffalo (2)
F/C Tom Riker, Sr., South Carolina, New York (8)
G John Roche, Sr., South Carolina, Phoenix (14)
F/C Gary Gregor, Sr., South Carolina, Phoenix (8)
G Skip Harlicka, Sr., South Carolina, Atlanta (13)
F Jack Marin, Sr., Duke, Baltimore (5)
F Billy Cunningham, Sr., UNC, Philadelphia (5)
G Jeff Mullins, Sr., Duke, Saint Louis (5)
G Art Heyman, Sr., Duke, New York (1)
F/C Len Chappell, Sr., Wake Forest, Syracuse (4)
F Lee Shaffer, Sr., UNC, Syracuse (5)
F Al Bunge, Sr., Maryland, Philadelphia Warriors (7)
F Dave Budd, Sr., Wake Forest, New York (10)
F John Richter, Sr., NC State, Boston (6)
F Pete Brennan, Sr., UNC, New York (4)
C Joe Quigg, Sr., UNC, New York (11)
F Lennie Rosenbluth, Sr., UNC, Philadelphia Warriors (6)
F Ronnie Shavlik, Sr., NC State, New York (4)
F Bob Kessler, Sr., Maryland, Fort Wayne (14)
F Dickie Hemric, Sr., Wake Forest, Boston (10)
G Gene Shue, Sr., Maryland, Philadelphia Warriors (3)

^—played in Italy for one season before joining NBA
!—NBA first adopted the lottery (top-14) concept before the 1985 draft
NOTE: The ACC’s first year of competition was the 1953-54 season.