Former University of Missouri basketball player Alex Oriakhi was taken in the second round of last night’s NBA draft. The Phoenix Suns took Oriakhi with the 57th pick. There are only two rounds in the draft, and only 60 players selected overall.
Meantime, two other former Missouri stars who had hopes for draft day did not hear their names called. Guard Phil Pressey left Missouri a year early to try his hand at the draft, and will now have to try to find interest from teams as an undrafted free agent. Forward Laurence Bowers also went undrafted.