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The annual NBA draft highlights the future stars of the National Basketball Association. With soon-to-be stars like Zaccharie Risacher, Alex Sarr, and Donovan Clingan earning top spots on teams in the NBA, the evening is also the first moment where the players get to showcase their fashion sense to the world officially, and to their organization. In fashion terms, It’s kind of like the Metgala for the NBA rookies. 

In true Highsnobiety fashion, we reshuffled the ranking order not based on any sort of on-court talent but purely on their outfits.

Here’s our 2024 NBA Fashion Draft picks

8. Yves Missi

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Drafted 21st overall by the New Orleans Pelicans, Yves Missi, living up to his name, presented one of the best looks of the night that pushed him right into the top 10. His blue and brown outfit, complemented by exquisite jewelry matching his breast pocket details, was a true showcase of class.

The lion motif inside the jacket added a playful yet sophisticated touch, balancing eye-catching elements with an understated elegance that earned him the 8th spot on the list.

7. Reed Sheppard

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Selected with the third overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft by the Rockets, Reed Sheppard moves down the ranks to the 7th spot, and it is by all means a compliment.

Over the years, the suits players have chosen to wear on the NBA draft have often leaned toward flashy, loud, and over-the-top styles and accessories. Reed Sheppard’s sage green suit from State & Liberty, paired with a Gucci tie and brown Christian Louboutin shoes instead was all about polished refinement.

Simple and effective, the impeccable quality and standout watch details made it an outfit worth all the praise. No fuss, no frills.

6. Kyshawn George

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Kyshawn George was drafted 24th overall by the New York Knicks but is picked at number 6 by us as his outfit for the night was made with fabrics that he chose for his Alba-designed suit. A light beige jacket combined with matching boot-cut pants, and an untucked cotton candy-colored shirt. The Louis Vuitton sneakers and opal necklace added a lightly but elegant touch, showcasing George’s keen eye for unique fashion combinations.

Maybe the biggest surprise thought was how he was able to put on the NY Knicks hat.

5. Matas Buzelis

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The Chicago Bulls selected Matas Buzelis with the 11th overall pick in the NBA Draft Wednesday night. In our personal re-ranking however, the Lithuanian-American Chicago native and his Saint Laurent pinstripe suit and Tom Ford tie take the fifth position.

His tailored trousers and double-breasted blazer, complemented by a crisp white button-down shirt and black patent leather shoes, made a strong, refined statement amid the flashy outfits of the night, and proved yet again how sometimes less is more.

4. Isaiah Collier

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Selected by the Utah Jazz in the first-round with the 29th overall pick, Isaiah Collier’s all-black outfit was the essence of timeless style and he is well-deserving of the fourth position.

The former USC guard’s look featured a two-toned front jacket, tailored pants, and stylish shoes. His accessories were simple yet intriguing, ensuring no single element overshadowed the cohesive elegance of the fit.

A perfectly balanced look.

3. Jared McCain

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Sure, the Sixers might have drafter Jared McCain 16ht overall on Wednesday night, but the former Duke guard lands in our top-3 thanks to the monochrome black suit by Dolce & Gabbana and his beautiful confidence in wearing it.

A lesson in understated elegance, his double-breasted blazer is adorned with glittering gemstones on the lapel, paired with coordinated bracelets, rings, and necklaces, is proof of a ton of attention to detail.

Donning a cropped suit jacket can be a risky fashion choice, but McCain's tailor hit the mark. The charcoal black, platform shoes, and glossy black nails elevated his look to an all-time NBA Draft classic.

Expect a lot of great fit from Jared in the upcoming tunnel fit season.

2. Cody Williams

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Cody Williams is the 10th overall pick by the Utah Jazz when it comes to basketball and future potential in the league, however he is our second pick in this year's 2024 NBA Fashion Draft. Younger brother of one of our all-time favorite NBA best-dressed players Jaylen Williams, the young Cody lived up to the family reputation.

He donned a mahogany-colored suit from Rhude, featuring a double-breasted blazer and tailored trousers. A slightly different silhouette from what we are usually accustomed to but it worked great. The all-Rhude outfit was also perfectly punctuated by black sunglasses and a silver chain, striking a perfect balance between elegance and contemporary fashion taste.

1. Alex Sarr

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Not far from the actual pick by the Washington Wizards as No. 2 overall, with the number 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, Highsnobiety selects Alex Sarr.

The Frenchman set the gold standard this year in a custom Atelier Versace ensemble. His tailored wool double-breasted jacket with jewel buttons and matching tailored pants just screamed sophistication.

The formal shirt with a single Medusa button and Versace Medusa Biggies sunglasses completed his look.

Sarr’s outfit wasn't just about luxury; it was personal, with the initials of his parents and brother embroidered inside his blazer. "I want something I can look back on 20 years from now and still think it looks good," Sarr said on ESPN. Well, Alex, you nailed it.

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Side notes:

Zaccharie Risacher, despite actually being drafted 1st overall by the Atlanta Hawks fell off the podium because he wore a light gray Armani seersucker suit with a white shirt and white Nike Air Force Ones. No shades to one of the best luxury brands of all time in Armani, but the combination with the sneakers and lack of standout accessories on the biggest night of his career so far just felt a little flat.

When it comes to the NBA Fashion Draft, Devin Carter would have probably been chosen at the bottom of the second round as the former Providence guard wore a baby blue double-breasted suit without a shirt. I repeat, without a shirt, and accessorized with a pair of custom Cartier Chrome Hearts sunglasses and brown shoes.

He definitely oozed confidence while wearing the outfit but there was too much going on with the look. I look forward to his chance at redemption in the coming season though.

Honorable mention goes to Jalen Williams and the fit he wore while supporting his younger brother. The man can't seem to miss.

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