Clifton McNeely Was The First Player To Ever Be Drafted In The NBA But He Chose To Work In An Oil Field For Four Months And Never Played In The League

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By Gautam Varier Clifton McNeely was the 1st player to be drafted in the NBA, but he never played in the league and instead opted to work in the oil fields before becoming a coach. View the original article to see embedded media. Being the first overall pick in the NBA today means an awful lot. The talented prospects entering the league always dream about going first as it is the ultimate honor to be picked at the top, from what is usually an incredibly talented group of youngsters. We saw Jabari Smith Jr. get frustrated when Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren went ahead of him in the 2022 NBA D…

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