The sophomore was technically selected at the #12 spot by the Los Angeles Clippers. However, the Clippers and Charlotte Hornets swapped draft picks and Bridges is headed to North Carolina.
Bridges was the second member of last years MSU team to be selected in the NBA Draft lottery. Jaren Jackson Jr. was picked #4 by the Memphis Grizzlies. This is the first time since 2014 two Spartans were selected in the first round, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne. It’s the first time two Spartans have gone in the top 14 picks since Magic Johnson and Greg Kelser went 1 and 4, respectively, in the 1979 draft, before the lottery system began.