The NBA draft is a chance for the latest crop of basketball talent to make eye-catching fashion choices -- and the 2017 NBA draft class did not disappoint.
Some players, such as Malik Monk with his "The Woodz" pattern or Zach Collins with his homage to the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, incorporated nods to their hometowns. Other fashion decisions carried deeper sentiment: The lining of No. 5 overall pick De'Aaron Fox's suit featured breast cancer ribbons as a tribute to his mother, a breast cancer survivor.
Which prospect made the best fashion statement at this year's draft? Using the arrows next to each choice, weigh in by ranking the sharply dressed players below.
Bowties and shoes
Still other prospects went for flashy, unique accessories and footwear:
Don't put anything past the Balls. Lonzo Ball wearing a bow tie with the Big Baller Brand logo on it. pic.twitter.com/ecxmJmrB7n— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
De'Aaron Fox with custom made "LOVE" shoes for his night at the NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/mOoxIeO4UT— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
Wake Forest's John Collins wearing Christian Louboutin hi-tops to tonight's draft ($1,295) pic.twitter.com/sBFj7sHwXf— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
Markelle Fultz wearing shoes tonight that are made out of basketballs. pic.twitter.com/jCjzommlvM— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
Gonzaga's Zach Collins making sure his hometown of Las Vegas is part of his outfit tonight. pic.twitter.com/oKP8hsNG4v— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 22, 2017
While the NBA draft picks were dressed for success at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night, it remains to be seen how they'll look -- or play -- in the uniforms of their new teams when the 2017-18 NBA season begins.
-- Brendan C. Hall