The Washington Wizards selected Las Vegan Troy Brown Jr. with the 15th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Brown, a 6-foot-7-inch guard/forward, played one year at Oregon after starring at Centennial High School.
Bill Laimbeer and the Aces will play the New York Liberty, the team Laimbeer coached from 2013 to 2017 before leaving for Las Vegas, at 7 p.m. Friday at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.