Nico Mannion waited until the second round to become a part of an NBA squad, as the Golden State Warriors selected him 48th overall.
The former Arizona sensation expressed his happiness about being a part of the Warriors’ organization describing his experience as ‘surreal’, per Duane Rankin of Arizona Public.
“Surreal,” Mannion said after being drafted. “You know, when I heard that I got the call and had found out I was getting drafted by Golden State, it was just a rush of emotions because my father was also drafted by Golden State. Yeah, it’s unexplainable. It’s a blessing come true. It’s a great organization, and I’m happy to say I’m a part of it now.”
Mannion’s father Pace was part of the 1983 draft class being the 43rd overall pick. He was also selected by Golden State.
Mannion will start his career in the ‘Bay Area’ with his shot-creating and passing skills were an obvious trait of his game during college.
“I’m ecstatic,” the young guard said. “I’m still at a loss for words. I’ve been with my family for the past 30, 40 minutes since I got picked, and I just keep crying, tears, and it’s a surreal feeling.”