FULL LIST: Nigerian-born Bona, LeBron’s son, others make 2024 NBA draft

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The 2024 NBA Draft has captivated basketball fans globally, spotlighting 58 talented prospects, including a significant entry: LeBron James’s son. This milestone ushers in a new era for the league, highlighting a diverse group of promising athletes ready to leave their mark on professional basketball.

According to the latest update posted on the NBA website on Friday, there were 58 athletes drafted altogether with 30 making the first round 28, the second.

The 2024 NBA draft was the 78th edition of the National Basketball Association’s annual draft. Unlike recent years, the 2024 draft took place over two nights – June 26 and 27, 2024.

Adem Bona, a Nigerian centre, was taken 41st by the Philadelphia 76ers and figures to back up Cameroonian star big man Joel Embiid.

Ulrich Chomche, a talented basketball player from Cameroon, representing NBA Academy Africa—an elite basketball training centre in Saly, Senegal— was selected 57th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2024 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.

Meanwhile, four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James, the 39-year-old Lakers playmaker who is a four-time NBA champion, has said he would like to play alongside his son next season — in what would be the first father-son combination in NBA history.

Here is a full list of all 58 who made the 2024 NBA Draft:

First Round

1. Hawks draft Zaccharie Risacher (JL Bourg-en-Bresse)

2. Wizards draft Alex Sarr (Perth)

3. Rockets draft Reed Sheppard (Kentucky)

4. Spurs draft Stephon Castle (Connecticut)

5. Pistons draft Ron Holland II (G League

6. Hornets draft Tidjane Salaun (Cholet Basket)

7. Trail Blazers draft Donovan Clingan (Connecticut)

8. Spurs draft Rob Dillingham (Kentucky) — Traded to Timberwolves

9. Grizzlies draft Zach Edey (Purdue)

10. Jazz draft Cody Williams (Colorado)

11. Bulls draft Matas Buzelis (G League Ignite)

12. Thunder draft Nikola Topic (KK Crvena Zvezda)

13. Kings draft Devin Carter (Providence)

14. Trail Blazers draft Bub

15. Heat draft Kel’el Ware (Indiana)

16. 76ers draft Jared McCain (Duke)

17. Lakers draft Dalton Knecht (Tennessee)

18. Magic draft Tristan da Silva (Colorado)

19. Raptors draft Ja’Kobe Walter (Baylor

20. Cavaliers draft Jaylon Tyson (Cal)

21. Pelicans draft Yves Missi (Baylor)

22. Suns draft DaRon Holmes II (Dayton) — Traded to Nuggets

23. Bucks draft AJ Johnson (Illawarra)

24. Knicks draft Kyshawn George (Miami) — Traded to Wizards

25. Knicks draft Pacome Dadiet (Ratiopharm Ulm)

26. Wizards draft Dillon Jones (Weber State) — Traded to Thunder (via Knicks)

27. 27. Timberwolves draft Terrence Shannon Jr. (Illinois)

28. Nuggets draft Ryan Dunn (Virginia) — Traded to Suns

29. Jazz draft Isaiah Collier (USC)

30. Celtics draft Baylor Scheierman (Creighton)

Second Round

31. Raptors draft Jonathan Mogbo (San Francisco)

32. Jazz draft Kyle Filipowski (Duke)

33. Bucks draft Tyler Smith (G League Ignite)

34. Trail Blazers draft Tyler Kolek (Marquette) — Traded to Knicks

35. Spurs draft Johnny Furphy (Kansas) — Traded to Pacers

36. Pacers draft Juan Nunez (Ratiopharm Ulm) — Traded to Spurs

37. Timberwolves draft Bobi Klintman (Cairns) — Traded to Pistons

38. Knicks draft Ajay Mitchell (UC Santa Barbara) — Traded to Thunder

39. Grizzlies draft Jaylen Wells (Washington State)

40. Trail Blazers draft Oso Ighodaro (Marquette) — Traded to Suns (via Knicks) 

41. 76ers draft Adem Bona (UCLA)

42. Hornets draft KJ Simpson (Colorado)

43. Heat draft Nikola Djurisic (KK Mega Basket) — Traded to Hawks

44. Rockets draft Pelle Larsson (Arizona) — Traded to Heat

45. Kings draft Jamal Shead (Houston) — Reportedly traded to Raptors

46. Clippers draft Cam Christie (Minnesota)

47. Magic draft Antonio Reeves (Kentucky) — Traded to Pelicans

48. Spurs draft Harrison Ingram (North Carolina)

49. Pacers draft Tristen Newton (Connecticut)

50. Pacers draft Enrique Freeman (Akron)

51. Knicks draft Melvin Ajinca (Saint-Quentin Basketball) — Traded to Mavericks

52. Warriors draft Quinten Post (Boston College) — Reportedly traded to Thunder, then to Blazers, then to Warriors

53. Pistons draft Cam Spencer (Connecticut) — Reportedly traded to Grizzlies (via Timberwolves)

54. Celtics draft Anton Watson (Gonzaga

55. Lakers draft Bronny James (USC)

56. Suns draft Kevin McCullar Jr. (Kansas) — Traded to Knicks

57. Grizzlies draft Ulrich Chomche (NBA Academy Africa) — Reportedly traded to Raptors (via Timberwolves)

58. Mavericks draft Ariel Hukporti (MHP Riesen) — Traded to Knicks

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