New Look for ESPN’s NBA Draft Coverage

By Brian Flood 

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ESPN will televise the NBA Draft for the 13th consecutive season on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET, but numerous changes have been made to spice up the event. Rece Davis will host coverage with college basketball analyst and NBA Draft expert Jay Bilas, college basketball analyst Jay Williams and NBA analyst Jalen Rose joining him on the main set.

Tom Penn will provide the NBA Draft front office perspective, while Fran Fraschilla will deliver analysis on the International players. Heather Cox will be the green room correspondent with Shannon Spake conducting draftee interviews once selections are made.

12-year old entrepreneur Moziah Bridges, whose bowtie company gained him recognition after being featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, will contribute fashion analysis of draftees. ESPN will also have three remote reporters embedded with different teams, including Brian Windhorst with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ramona Shelburne with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Broussard with the New York Knicks. College basketball insiders Andy Katz and Jeff Goodman will report news throughout the telecast.

The Draft will be live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and is also available on ESPN Radio and via WatchESPN.