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The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen.

The Timberwolves went for the center in their first time owning the No. 1 pick. They can add him to a young roster featuring Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins, who was picked first last year by Cleveland and later dealt to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade.

The Los Angeles Lakers then took guard D’Angelo Russell of Ohio State,

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Despite a near constant stream of trade rumors, the Titans held onto their No. 2 pick and landed Marcus Mariota.

The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner was thought to be coveted by his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as well as higherups from the BrownsBears and Jets.

In the end, though, the Titans liked him enough to decline any and all offers that headlined one of the busier pre-draft periods in recent memory.

Mariota will provide a challenge for Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who will need

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Isaiah Austin was moved to tears by the gesture the NBA gave him Thursday. (USATSI)

The most memorable image of the 2014 NBA Draft went to the player who wasn’t chosen by any team, but instead was selected by the entire league.

Baylor’s Isaiah Austin was the best pick of the night and subject to one of the most memorable, sentimental draft events ever. Commissioner Adam Silver ushered an emotional, earned moment Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn when, between the 15th and 16th pick

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Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina) poses for a photo with commissioner Roger Goodell selected as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans at Radio City Music Hall.
(Photo11: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)

The wait is over for Jadeveon Clowney.

As expected, the most talented player coming out of college football was selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall.

And he belongs to the Houston Texans, ending the

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