BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A pair of players who were competing in the state of Nebraska last season are headed to the NBA.

Former Husker Dalano Banton was chosen by his hometown Toronto Raptors with the 46th overall pick, while Creighton standout Marcus Zegarowski was taken three picks later by the Brooklyn Nets.

Banton became the second Husker basketball player chosen in the past three years, joining Isaiah Roby, who was a second round pick in 2019.

“Dalano came to Nebraska two years ago with a goal of wanting to reach the NBA and has worked hard to make that goal a reality,” Nebraska Coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Everyone in our program is happy for Dalano because so few people are selected each year. It should also serve as motivation for our current team with the system we play that gives our players an opportunity to work in an NBA-style system.

Zegarowski became the fourth Bluejay in seven years to be drafted. The Massachusetts native started 75 of the 92 games he played for Creighton, leading the Bluejays to the Sweet 16 in 2021.

Zegarowski is the second Creighton product ever drafted by the Nets franchise, joining Kyle Korver who was picked 51st in 2003.