Dyson Daniels drafted by New Orleans Pelicans, Australian NBA Global Academy graduate selected as 8th pick

Melanie Dinjaski
By Melanie Dinjaski
Updated June 24 2022 - 6:37am, first published 1:00am
Dyson Daniels (right), with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, was selected eighth overall in the 2022 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Picture: Getty Images

Dyson Daniels became the latest Australian to join the NBA after the New Orleans Pelicans selected the Victorian as the eighth pick in the draft in New York.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

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