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2020 NBA Draft: Saddiq Bey selected 19th overall by Detroit Pistons

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After a three-way trade, the Pistons selected Bey at No. 19.

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Saddiq Bey is headed to the Motor City.

The 6-foot-8 forward was selected 19th overall by the Detroit Pistons, after a three-way trade that also involved the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.

In the three-team trade, the Clippers got Luke Kennard from the Pistons, the Nets received Landry Shamet from L.A., and the Pistons received the 19th pick from Brooklyn.

Saddiq Bey averaged 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in his final season for the Wildcats as a sophomore. He was awarded the Julius Erving Award, an accolade given to college basketball’s top small forward nationally. He was also a unanimous first team All-Big East honoree.

This marks the fourth straight year in which a Villanova player was selected in the NBA Draft.

In 2017, Josh Hart was taken 30th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers. The following year, a quartet of ‘Cats — Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, and Omari Spellman — were all taken following their run to a national title.

Last year, Eric Paschall was chosen midway through the second round by the Golden State Warriors and was one of the top rookie’s by the end of the season, earning a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Congratulations, Saddiq!