The latest crop of hoops prospects -- including Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren and Jabari Smith Jr., who were selected with the first three picks -- found out their futures Thursday at the 2022 NBA draft.
Fashion has become a mainstay across the Association and a staple of draft night as couture choices live on in draft lore. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green and Orlando Magic big man Bol Bol have donned eye-catching attire on the draft's red carpet in previous years.
The 2022 rookie class stepped out with stylish outfits for Thursday's draft at Barclays Center. Some of the prospects' looks featured sleek suits, exceptional color coordination and intricate designs. Others showed off flashy jewelry, shades and other accessories.
Here's a look at some of the best fits from Brooklyn, New York, at the NBA draft:
The Duke Blue Devils' standout donned a blinged-out purple suit with a hefty chain.
Gonzaga's big man wore a black-on-black suit that featured a paisley pattern with velvet print. Holmgren also sported a chain with the numbers three and four displayed, an homage to his jersey number, 34.
Chet Holmgren showed up to the NBA Draft in STYLE 🤩 pic.twitter.com/69hQclsR6a— ESPN (@espn) June 23, 2022
Davis wore colors reminiscent of his time as a Wisconsin Badgers star.
Hardy donned jewelry with significance behind it, along with an ivory-colored suit jacket adorned with multicolor gems.
Banchero's teammate showed off his Duke blue-inspired suit and complemented the look with some icy neckwear.
"It's Duke Blue."— Duke Men's Basketball (@DukeMBB) June 23, 2022
-Big Mark to GQ pic.twitter.com/UzBjW9lydo
The Auburn Tigers' big man represented his alma mater with a custom interior design in his suit jacket.
Mathurin sported a red and black three-piece suit that was highlighted by its intricate design.
Similar to his peer above, Branham also wore an interesting pattern with black as the primary color, but silver served as the complementing color.
Tari is bringing the heat in Brooklyn 🔥— LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) June 23, 2022
📸: NBA pic.twitter.com/E5qfU2aDMe
This top prospect by way of the G League Ignite turned heads with his striking silver suit.