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FATHERS AND SONS: It didn’t take long for one of the coolest streaks in sports to reach 13 years.

Andrew Wiggins was taken by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday night in the NBA draft, meaning at least one son of a former NBA player has been selected every year since 2002.

Wiggins, whose father Mitchell played six seasons in the NBA, left Kansas after just one season. He is the first son of a former player to be taken No. 1 overall in the draft.

Jabari Parker of Duke, who was taken second by the Milwaukee Bucks, is the son of Sonny Parker, who played six seasons in the NBA.

Mike Dunleavy started the father-son streak in 2002. There were three sons of former players taken last year: Tim Hardaway Jr., Glen Rice Jr., and Erik Murphy.

TOP THREE TEAMMATES: When Kansas teammates Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid were taken in the top three picks of the NBA draft Thursday night it was the fourth time that happened since 1980.

Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Embiid was taken No. 3 by the Philadelphia 76ers. Duke’s Jabari Parker was taken second by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Kentucky’s Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were taken 1-2 in 2012.

The other college teammates taken in the top three since 1980 were Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon of Connecticut in 2004, and Jay Williams and Mike Dunleavy of Duke in 2002. They were selected second and third.

BRUINS SCORE: UCLA won the NBA draft college competition Thursday night with three players selected in the first round.

Guard Zach LaVine was the first of the Bruins to go, at No. 13 to Minnesota. Guard Jordan Adams went No. 22 to Memphis and guard-forward Kyle Anderson was the last pick of the first round, No. 30 to NBA champion San Antonio.

Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Michigan State all had two players taken in the first round.

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