NEW YORK (AP) — Buddy Hield and Denzel Valentine were among four projected top NBA draft picks who watched batting practice before last night's New York Yankees game from near the Yankees dugout.

For Hield, who grew up in the Bahamas and then starred at Oklahoma, it was the first major league game he'd seen in person. He looked eager to take a few cuts, but playfully admitted he has a "bad swing."

Valentine, who stayed home and went to Michigan State, said he didn't play baseball as a kid but could decently swing the bat. He told reporters he could also throw the ball in from the outfield pretty well.

Domantas Sabonis of Gonzaga and Marquese Chriss of Washington also were in attendance ahead of Thursday night's draft.