);
NBA Draft

Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander selected by the Hornets but will end up with L.A. Clippers

#Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's basketball journey finds a new chapter and it will begin in Los Angeles via Charlotte.

Gilgeous-Alexander was taken with the 11th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but a draft day trade will see him eventually end up in Los Angeles with the Clippers ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The Canadian joins the 42-40 Clippers in hopes of helping a backcourt that already features Patrick Beverly, Austin Rivers and former Raptor Lou Williams.

"It's a great feeling honestly, and being able to play in the NBA is a blessing that not many kids get to experience," Gilgeous-Alexander told ESPN about being drafted.

Keep up to date with all of the latest :tag: news!
Sure Not Now

Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 37 games under coach John Calipari at the University of Kentucky.

Gilgeous-Alexander's first taste of NBA action is expected to be at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Clippers' schedule will begin on Friday, July 6 when they take on the Golden State Warriors at 11:30 p.m. ET.

More from NBA.com

#Kyrie Ballin
Can the Raptors figure out how to stop Kyrie?
Micah Adams
#Siakam Devin Booker
Without Kawhi, Lowry can the Raps bounce back?
Carlan Gay
#Kyrie #LeBron
Kyrie called LeBron to 'apologise' and discuss leadership
Benyam Kidane
curry-holiday-warriors-pelicans-ftr.jpg
Curry's third quarter leads comeback over Pelicans
Kyle Irving
donovan-mitchell-011719-ftr-nba-getty
Wednesday's action: Jazz win fifth straight
NBA.com staff
#Harden
Harden matches Wilt with 58-point performance
Benyam Kidane
More News