NEW YORK — Former Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 24th pick of the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Utah made the selection with the pick, but traded it to Denver in a deal that involved Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell.
In his sophomore season at SU, he averaged 13.2 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds in 36.1 minutes per game. He was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention.
It is the sixth year in a row that the Orange has had a first round pick. The Nuggets finished 40-42 in the 2016-17 season, missing the playoffs.