Premier Lacrosse League College Draft to Air Live on ESPNU on May 10

PHOTO BY PEYTON WILLIAMS

Chris Gray was the No. 1 player on Paul Carcaterra's Big Board on April 9.


LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) powered by Ticketmaster announced today that the 2022 College Draft fueled by Gatorade will air live Tuesday, May 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU and will be simulcast digitally on ESPN+.

Chris Cotter will host the College Draft, which will originate from Studio E in ESPN Digital Center 1, and will be joined by ESPN lacrosse analysts Paul Carcaterra and Ryan Boyle.

“The 2022 class of collegiate players is ridiculously talented,” PLL co-founder and president Paul Rabil said. “As our league continues to position itself among the top echelon of pro sports leagues, so has the acceleration of style and skill for the next generation player. To capture that momentum, we’re thrilled to showcase our first-ever PLL College Draft, live on-air, May 10 at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.”

The draft will consist of four rounds. In total, 32 collegiate athletes will hear their names called. Coaches and General Managers will announce their selections, sorting through trade prospects, and fielding questions from analysts as they go.

Chrome LC owns the first overall pick, and the top pick in each of the four rounds.







Atlas LC owns a league-high six picks, including the second and fifth overall picks. Last year’s top pick by Atlas LC, Jeff Teat, won the Rookie of the Year Award and was a finalist for the Jim Brown MVP Award. Atlas LC head coach also drafted the 2021 George Boiardi Hard Hat SSDM Award winner Danny Logan in the second round.

“ESPN’s investment in college lacrosse has been incredible over the years, and with the recent agreement with the PLL, it allows us to follow today’s college standouts as they become tomorrow’s professional superstars,” said ESPN lacrosse analyst Paul Carcaterra. “I am beyond excited to be part of the PLL College Draft and the upcoming outdoor season. The seamless transition between the college and pro seasons gives lacrosse fans constant action from February through September.”

Draftees will be eligible to join their PLL clubs as their college season concludes. Many will be competing in the NCAA tournament throughout the month of May across ESPN networks.

For more information about the 2022 College Draft, visit https://premierlacrosseleague.com/draft-central.

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