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Watch: Jalen Hood-Schifino selected by Los Angeles Lakers in NBA Draft



Watch the selection of Indiana basketball guard Jalen Hood-Schifino and his name called during the 2023 NBA Draft. (Los Angeles Lakers - @Lakers / Twitter)

Indiana basketball guard Jalen Hood-Schifino was selected No. 17 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

The Big Ten Freshman of the Year averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game this past season.

Ahead of the draft, NBA TV analyst Brendan Haywood saw Hood-Schifino as someone who will be ‘one of the biggest steals’ of draft night.

“I think we can go with (Jalen) Hood-Schifino. I think he can definitely be one of the biggest steals,” Haywood said on Wednesday night. “When I watched him play at Indiana this year — that big guard, get downhill, aggressive (player). I just like the way he plays. That’s what the NBA is all about.”

Hood-Schifino becomes the 78th overall player drafted in Indiana basketball history and the 27th player in the first round.

Below is the replay of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver with the announcement of Jalen Hood-Schifino to the Lakers.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.