After a longer-than-initially-expected wait, Cam Whitmore was drafted as the 20th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets.

Whitmore, who was initially expected to go in the top 10, slid on draft day. He finally heard his name when he was chosen 20th overall in the 2023 NBA Draft

Whitmore had a successful freshman season at Villanova, averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game.

Cam Whitmore, who has received the Big East Freshman of the Year honors.

Cam Whitmore is Villanova's first one-and-done player since Tim Thomas in 1997 and the Wildcats’ latest first-round draftee since Saddiq Bey was chosen by the Detroit Pistons in 2020.

Villanova has had a total of nine players drafted in the last decade, with six of them being first-round picks.

Cam Whitmore was performed well at the NBA Draft Combine, showcasing his impressive physical abilities.

However, teams had concerns about his performance in individual workouts and interviews, as well as questions about his health and intensity.

The Rockets, known for their young talent, have the opportunity to develop Whitmore's skills as he joins the team.

Whitmore will join a young roster that includes promising players like Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr.