National Lacrosse League Completes 2020 Entry Draft
Virtual Event Sees Cornell's Teat Selected First By The Riptide, Drexel defenseman Reid Bowering Second To The Warriors As Teams Prepare For League's 35th Season
Vancouver, which had originally been slotted at No. 3, moved up one spot to No. 2, trading with Rochester to make sure to get their man, Drexel defenseman Reid Bowering (Coquitlam, B.C.). Then Rochester, like New York having just completed its first NLL season as an expansion franchise, grabbed Robert Morris forward Ryan Smith (Burlington, ON) third. Rounding out the top five picks, San Diego snagged Ohio State forward Tre Leclaire (Surrey, B.C.), and Calgary chose forward Tanner Cook (Courtice, ON) of North Carolina.
"We may not have been together as we have been at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia the past couple of years and other cities and locations before that, but it was another memorable Entry Draft with some great young talent moving to the next level," said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. "We are proud of the way NLL teams, players, and staff adjusted and produced such a top tier event that captured the excitement of the first major step towards the league's 35th season."
The first round continued with 16 total selections, as Georgia made the first of its four initial round picks at No. 6, grabbing University of Vermont transition Robert Hudson (Oakville, ON), then taking Ohio State defenseman Jeff Henrick (Orangeville, ON) at No. 8, Ethan Walker (Peterborough, ON) at No. 10 and Laine Hruska (Warman, SK.) at No. 13. Other first-rounders included forward Marshall Powless (Six Nations) at No. 7 and Connor McClelland (Brampton, ON) at No. 12 by Saskatchewan;
The full list of selections is updated at https://www.nll.com/