The 2011 NBA Draft results are rolling in and one thing is for sure, the NBA is truly becoming global. In the first seven picks of the NBA draft, four players were international. Global diversity like that was unheard of 10 years ago.
In Detroit, the Pistons needs to tear this team apart and remodel. The process has begun. Detroit's first pick under new owner Tom Gores is Brandon Knight from the University of Kentucky.
Knight will be able to step right into this Pistons team with a chance to start and become a leader for the future. The once proud Detroit franchise is in need of some serious reconstruction, and hopefully Knight will be the beginning piece of that puzzle.
Last season at Kentucky, Knight averaged 17 points and four assists per game, while leading the Wildcats to a Final Four appearance.
Here is a look at the top 10 overall picks of the 2011 NBA draft.
1.Cleveland - Kyrie Irving (Duke)
2. Minnesota - Derrick Williams (Arizona)
3.Utah - Enes Kanter (Turkey)
4.Cleveland - Tristan Thompson (Texas)
The fifth pick went to Toronto who selected Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania). Washington had the sixth pick and they chose Jan Vesely (Czech Republic). The seventh pick went to Sacramento who decided on Bismack Biyombo (Dem. Rep. of the Congo). Detroit got the eighth pick, Brandon Knight (Kentucky). Charlotte number nine pick was Kemba Walker (Connecticut), and Milkwaukee had the 10th pick and chose Jimmer Fredette (BYU).