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Great Britain international Matthew Bryan Amaning went unpicked in the annual NBA Draft which took place in Newark on Thursday night.

The Londoner, coming out of the University of Washington, had worked out for several teams in recent weeks but failed to hear his name called.

He is now likely to pursue a career in Europe.

Speaking on his Twitter page, Bryan-Amaning said: “Thanks for all the support y’all.. London sorry I kept y’all up.. Guess it weren’t meant to be.”

With the top pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers took Kyrie Irving.

The Australian born, 19-year-old point guard went first while the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Arizona power forward Derrick Williams with the second pick and Turkish centre Enes Kanter became the first European chosen at three by the Utah Jazz.

Irving, who spent a year at Duke University, said: “This is all surreal. I am glad my friends and family are hear and able to experience this with me. This is a once in a lifetime experience. I have worked countless hours in the gym building up to this moment.

“I am looking forward to getting there (to Cleveland) and transitioning my game to the organisation. I am really looking forward to getting to Cleveland.”

The last time Cleveland had the first pick the franchise selected LeBron James in 2003; James went on to win two MVP awards with Cleveland before moving to the Miami Heat last summer.

 

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving
2. Minnesota Timberwolves: Derrick Williams
3. Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter
4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Tristan Thomas
5. Toronto Raptors: Jonas Valanciunas
6. Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely
7. Sacramento Kings: Bismack Biyombo
8. Detroit Pistons: Brandon Knight
9. Charlotte Bobcats: Kemba Walker
10. Milwaukee Bucks: Jimmer Fredette
11. Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson
12. Utah Jazz: Alec Burks
13. Phoenix Suns: Markieff Morris
14. Houston Rockets: Marcus Morris
15. Indiana Pacers: Kawhi Leonard
16. Philadelphia 76ers: Nikola Vucevic
17. New York Knicks: Iman Shumpert
18. Washington Wizards: Chris Singleton
19. Charlotte Bobcats: Tobias Harris
20. Minnesota Timberwolves: D. Motiejunas
21. Portland Trail Blazers: Nolan Smith
22. Denver Nuggets: Kenneth Faried
23. Houston Rockets: Nikola Mirotic
24. Oklahoma City Thunder: Reggie Jackson
25. Boston Celtics: MarShon Brooks
26. Dallas Mavericks: Jordan Hamilton
27. New Jersey Nets: JaJuan Johnson
28. Chicago Bulls: Norris Cole
29. San Antonio Spurs: Cory Joseph
30. Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler
31. Miami Heat: Bojan Bogdanovic
32. Cleveland Cavaliers: Justin Harper
33. Detroit Pistons: Kyle Singler
34. Washington Wizards: Shelvin Mack
35. Sacramento Kings: Tyler Honeycutt
36. New Jersey Nets: Jordan Williams
37. Los Angeles Clippers: Trey Thompkins
38. Houston Rockets: Chandler Parsons
39. Charlotte Bobcats: Jeremy Tyler
40. Milwaukee Bucks: Jon Leuer
41. Los Angeles Lakers: Darius Morris
42. Indiana Pacers: Davis Bertans
43. Chicago Bulls: Malcolm Lee
44. Golden State Warriors: Charles Jenkins
45. New Orleans Hornets: Josh Harrellson
46. Los Angeles Lakers: Andrew Goudelock
47. Los Angeles Clippers: Travis Leslie
48. Atlanta Hawks: Keith Benson
49. Memphis Grizzlies: Josh Selby
50. Philadelphia 76ers: Lavoy Allen
51. Portland Trail Blazers: Jon Diebler
52. Detroit Pistons: Vernon Macklin
53. Orlando Magic: DeAndre Liggins
54. Cleveland Cavaliers: Milan Macvan
55. Boston Celtics: E’Twaun Moore
56. Los Angeles Lakers: C. Maduabum
57. Dallas Mavericks: Targuy Ngombo
58. Los Angeles Lakers: Ater Majok
59. San Antonio Spurs: Adam Hanga
60. Sacramento Kings: Isaiah Thomas

 

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