The NBA Draft is always an event for celebration, surprises and disappointments. During this year’s selections, history has seemingly been made.

On June 22, at the 2023 NBA Draft in Barclays Center, all of the top ten picks were represented by Black agents — marking the first time in the league — according to Diverse Representation.

Take a look below into the star basketball players and their agents right by their side who helped make the magic happen.

No. 1: Victor Wembanyama

Selected by: San Antonio Spurs

Agent: Bouna Ndiaye

Ndiaye is a French basketball agent, who is the founder and CEO of Comsport, per Forbes.

No. 2: Brandon Miller

Selected by: Charlotte Hornets

Agent: Wilmer M. Jackson-Spencer

Jackson-Spencer is an agent for Spencer Sports Management.

No. 3: Scoot Henderson

Selected by: Portland Trailblazers

Agent: Steve Haney

Haney is an agent for Par-Lay Sports and Entertainment.

As AfroTech previously told you, Henderson signed a historic annual seven-figure, multi-year endorsement contract with Puma. Additionally, he previously made history when he became one of the youngest professional basketball players in the U.S. after signing to the NBA G League Ignite.

No. 4 & No. 5: Amen and Ausar Thompson

Selected by: Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons

Agent: Troy Thompson

Thompson is an agent for G.A.P.P. Sports Group. 

According to ESPN, the Thompson twins are became the first brothers to be drafted in the top five of the same NBA draft since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger.

No. 6: Anthony Black

Selected by: Orlando Magic 

Agent: Bill Duffy

Duffy is an agent for WME Sports.

No. 7: Bilal Coulibaly

Selected by: Washington Wizards

Agent: Bouna Ndiaye

As aforementioned, Ndiaye is the founder and CEO of Comsport.


No. 8: Jarace Walker

Selected by: Indiana Pacers

Agent: Joe Branch and Bill Duffy

Branch is an agent for WME Sports. What’s more, as aforementioned, Duffy works for the same agency.

No. 9: Taylor Hendricks

Selected by: Utah Jazz

Agent: Raymond Brothers

Brothers is an agent for I AM Sports & Entertainment.

No. 10: Cason Wallace