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Two of NBA's Top 3 Draft Picks Are Jayhawks

wiggins-embiid sizedKU Jayhawks Joel Embiid (number 21) and Andrew Wiggins (number 22) chat during a game last year at Paradise Island, Bahamas (Photo credit: Nick Krug/

For the first time since 1988, a member of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team was the overall number-1 pick in the NBA draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins last night with that top pick. Teammate Joel Embiid went third overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. Kansas Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports.

Cleanthony Early of Wichita State was taken in the second round by the New York Knicks.

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