Squadron hosting NBA Draft Watch Party at Avondale

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WBRC) – The Squadron is hosting an NBA Draft Watch Party on June 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Avondale Brewing Company.

The New Orleans Pelicans’ G-League affiliate calls the watch party the “Squadron Summer Slam.”

Last season, the Pelicans selected forward Trey Murphy III with 17th overall (via a trade with Memphis) and Alabama guard Herbert Jones with 35th overall. Last season at Birmingham, Murphy III played six games at Birmingham with the Squadron last season and averaged 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals in 36.3 minutes per game.

The 2022 NBA Draft is scheduled to begin Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Pelicans earned their eighth overall draft lottery pick, their first lottery pick since 2020, when New Orleans picked Alabama star Kira Lewis Jr.

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