Last year’s NBA draft was lit up by the spotlight of Lonzo Ball and his family, whose fleeting relevance in the league’s pop culture world flooded Barclay Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
This year is the Phoenix Suns’ night to shine. All minds writing up mock drafts seem to have the franchise using its overall No. 1 pick on Deandre Ayton of Arizona, a 7-foot skyscraper who averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game as a freshman in 2017-18. The center is considered a foundational piece.
For fans of Maryland basketball and Maryland basketball alone, it might be wise to wait until the 20th pick to start paying attention.
Shooting guard Kevin Huerter is projected to be the...