Dyson Daniels was always one of the most intriguing prospects to feature in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Between his versatility and remarkable defensive skills, his value has slowly risen throughout this process that culminated in the New Orleans Pelicans being selected with the eighth overall pick on Thursday night.
Before the draft began, several of the top young stars took the stage with their families.
Daniels was no exception.
Moments later, her mother was trending on social media.
Dyson Daniels is going to be a trending topic tonight. pic.twitter.com/TyqH9BOM6U
—Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) June 23, 2022
Surely, the reactions began to arrive:
Can’t wait to see the comments section… 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/8C9zjaNgXM
— Ach (@_a__p___) June 24, 2022
For what part? https://t.co/1KAo3eHLsW
— Brandon Lloyd (@blloyd8298) June 24, 2022
Wine dressed in foil https://t.co/HjUsJRxVDE
— Theo (@Sandzzzo) June 24, 2022
— Mr. I hate you here 🚫 (@Laron4Legacy) June 24, 2022
What the hell 😂 that’s so awesome https://t.co/mHHAYkUEE2
— Fernando Sanchez (@Soulkraven) June 23, 2022
Dyson looks like the inside of a Nestlé wrapper https://t.co/IKfUIY4Qbm
– believe in lion (@_prezidente) June 23, 2022
However, Daniels’ mother wasn’t the only person to go viral on Thursday. The same thing happened with the Purdue star’s girlfriend, Jaden Ivey.
Big picture, this has been a good week for the Pelicans. Between Zion Williamson’s recent body transformation and now this pick for Daniels, the franchise is headed in the right direction.
Wow Tristan. https://t.co/vWb7dJRXzn
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 23, 2022
The hope was that they could build on this year’s memorable playoff streak, and it looks like they will be able to do just that.
Will Daniels become the latest in a long line of impressive young rising stars for the Pelicans?
An answer should emerge soon enough.
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