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NBA Draft 2015: Big East lottery streak comes to an end

The long run is over...

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The NBA Draft lottery selections are over, and a lengthy streak is as well.

Not since the 1998 NBA Draft was a player from the Big East not selected within the realm of the lottery. From the likes of Rip Hamilton and Caron Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Michael Carter-Williams, Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon, or Otto Porter and Greg Monroe, the Big East typically provided a funnel for quality players into the National Basketball Association.

Evidently, the buck's stopped here.

The 16-year streak is over as Doug McDermott of the Creighton Bluejays is now regarded as the last player from the Big East Conference to be selected from this terrific run.

We might have to wait a while for a player from the Big East to hear his name called, but whatever the result, it's been quite a fun ride.