Dalano Banton became the second Husker basketball player selected in the past three years, as he was a second-round selection during Thursday’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Banton was taken with the No. 46 pick by his hometown Toronto Raptors. Banton becomes the first Canadian product drafted by the Raptors in franchise history.
A 6-foot-9 guard from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Banton became the 28th Husker drafted in program history and the first in Fred Hoiberg‘s two seasons at Nebraska. Banton becomes the seventh Husker basketball player selected in the first two rounds of the NBA Draft, joining Marvin Stewart (2nd, 1971), Rich King (1st, 1991), Eric Piatkowski (1st, 1994), Tyronn Lue (1st, 1998), Venson Hamilton (2nd, 1999) and Isaiah Roby (2nd, 2019).
Banton will begin his professional career next month in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from Aug. 8-17. All games will be on the ESPN family of networks or NBA TV and on the ESPN App. The Raptors’ first game is Aug. 8 against the New York Knicks at 3:30 p.m. (Central) on ESPN2.
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