No surprises as top three NBA draft picks as expected

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This year's NBA Draft saw the top three picks come out just as expected with Andrew Wiggins the number one pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Wiggins impressed with his athleticism and he has the potential to be the next big thing in the NBA if he can keep up the standards set in the years before making it pro.

His standing vert jump picture on Instagram went viral and since then he has been eyed up and touted as the first pick, and although he might not be as ready as some of the other prospects, he might just have the most potential.

Wiggins, who wore an eye-catching suit to the draft, confirmed that it really was a dream come true to be picked first by Cleveland in the 2014 draft on his Twitter page.

"Thankful for this opportunity that the @cavs have given me. Being the #1 pick has been my dream since a kid ! #canadastandup #vaughancity" he posted.

Jabari Parker was vying with Wiggins to be first but was just edged out and was still the number two pick in the 2014 draft, selected by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Parker has a high scoring rate and is touted as one of the most NBA ready players in the draft this year, so the Bucks' selection of him seems like a no-brainer.

Parker was quoted as being excited to represent Milwaukee and felt good about his selection in the draft process.

"I'm really excited. To represent Chicago, Milwaukee and the whole Great Lakes region. It feels real good. #BucksDraft,"  he said via the Bucks Twitter page.

In third was Joel Embiid, who until recently seemed a certainty for the number one pick. Unfortunately for him, a foot injury ruled him out for six months and his chances plummeted with it.

Embiid was however still drafted at number three by the Philadelphia 76ers which might be a surprise to some, and although it is undoubtedly a risk, the 76ers must see something in Embiid which makes him worth the gamble.

His injury could see him miss a lot of the new season and there is no guarantee he will be able to recover his form completely when he does return.

Embiid took to Twitter with a photograph which captured his happiness at being drafted by Philadelphia.

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