Hornets to Pick 3rd in 2020 NBA Draft
August 20, 2020 – The Charlotte Hornets will have the third overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft after jumping up five spots in the NBA Draft Lottery tonight. The Hornets entered the lottery with a 26.2 percent chance of receiving a top-four pick, including a 6.7 percent chance of getting the No. 3 pick.
The Charlotte Hornets will have the third, 32nd and 56th overall selections in the 2020 NBA Draft, which will be held virtually on Friday, October 16.
This marks the third-highest jump in the NBA Draft Lottery in Hornets history. The largest jumps came when Charlotte landed the No. 3 selection in 1999 despite having just a 1.83 percent chance of moving into the top three and the No. 2 pick in 1992 with a 6.48 percent chance.
The 2020 NBA Draft will be the third time in franchise history that the Hornets have had the No. 3 pick. Charlotte selected Baron Davis of UCLA with the third overall selection in 1999 and Adam Morrison of Gonzaga with the third pick in the 2006 draft.
Swarm365 Memberships for the 2020-21 season are on sale now, starting at just $59 on average in the lower level and as low as $12 on average in the upper level. Deposits are also being accepted for Pick 23 Plans, which allow fans maximum flexibility to select the best matchups. Deposits for Pick 23 Plans start at just $100 per seat in the lower level or $50 per seat in the upper level. For more information, call 704.HORNETS or visit hornets.com/tickets.