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Los Angeles Lakers Select Former Duke Star Brandon Ingram No. 2 Overall

The 2016 NBA Draft is officially underway. 

At No. 2 overall, the Los Angeles Lakers have selected former Duke star Brandon Ingram, as expected, following the 76ers' selection of LSU's Ben Simmons at No. 1.

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With the second pick in the 2016 #NBADraft the @Lakers select @B_Ingram13. pic.twitter.com/F62lWKJhR8

— NBA (@NBA) June 23, 2016

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— NBA (@NBA)

With the second pick in the 2016 #NBADraft the @Lakers select @B_Ingram13. pic.twitter.com/F62lWKJhR8

— NBA (@NBA) June 23, 2016

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Ingram only played one season at Duke, but proved worthy of such a draft stock averaging 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals a game this past season.

He is now the 40th first rounder - and 15th top-5 pick - to come out of the Duke basketball program.