June 2023 Sports Calendar: Feeling a Draft

Buckle up for a busy month of sports action headlined by the NBA and NHL drafts.

Last Updated: May 10, 2023 10:03 AM ET Read Time: 3 min
2023 NBA Draft prospect Victor Wembanyama.
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The NBA and NHL will begin looking towards the future this June when both leagues host their annual entry drafts. 

The NBA gets the party started on June 22 in Brooklyn, and there's absolutely, positively zero doubt over which prospect will have his name called first by Adam Silver. French phenom Victor Wembanyama has been a -20,000 favorite for more than two months thanks to his towering height and ability to dominate the game at both ends of the court. No less an authority than LeBron James has called the 7-foot-2 center an "alien," praising him for his fluidity and athleticism. 

Although "Wemby" is destined to be chosen first, there are plenty of fabulous consolation prizes in this year's draft including explosive point guard Scoot Henderson and sweet-shooting Alabama freshman Brandon Miller. Both players figure to be Top 5 picks and, with any luck, future All-Stars.

Hockey fans shouldn't expect much drama at the top of the NHL Draft either, as Regina Pats sensation Connor Bedard is a lock to go first to the Chicago Blackhawks on June 28. The prolific center notched 143 points in just 57 games in the WHL this past season, and is widely regarded as the best amateur prospect since Connor McDavid.

The NBA and NHL drafts aren't the only must-see events in June. Sports fans can also look forward to the Belmont Stakes, the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the return of the CFL.

Stay on top of all upcoming games and tournaments with our freshly updated June sports calendar below. 

The Memorial Tournament
June 1-4
Muirfield Village Golf Club (Dublin, OH)

NBA Finals
June 1-18
Venue TBD

Lou Gehrig Day
June 2
Various MLB venues

UFC Fight Night: Kara-France vs. Albazi
June 3
UFC Apex (Las Vegas, NV)

USFL Week 8
June 3-4
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, OH) and Protective Stadium (Birmingham, AL)

NASCAR Enjoy Illinois 300
June 4
World Wide Technology Raceway (Madison, IL)

F1 Spanish Grand Prix
June 4
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)

RBC Canadian Open
June 8-11
Oakdale Golf & Country Club (Toronto, ON)

CFL Week 1
June 8-11
Various venues

UFC 289: Nunes vs Pena 3
June 10
Rogers Arena (Vancouver, BC)

Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez Jr. junior welterweight title fight
June 10
Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY)

Belmont Stakes
June 10
Belmont Park (Elmont, NY)

USFL Week 9
June 10-11
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, OH) and Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Memphis, TN)

NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350
June 11
Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA)

U.S. Open
June 15-18
Los Angeles Country Club (Los Angeles, CA)

CFL Week 2
June 15-18
Various venues

UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier
June 17
UFC Apex (Las Vegas, NV)

USFL Week 10
June 17-18
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (Canton, OH), Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium (Memphis, TN), and Ford Field (Detroit, MI)

F1 Canadian Grand Prix
June 18
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montreal, QC)

Last possible date for the Stanley Cup Final
June 18
Venue TBD

2023 NBA Draft
June 22
Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY)

Travelers Championship
June 22-25
TPC River Highlands (Cromwell, CT)

CFL Week 3
June 22-25
Various venues

UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria
June 24
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, FL)

USFL Playoffs
June 24-25
Venue TBD

MLB London Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
June 24-25
London Stadium (London, England)

NASCAR Ally 400
June 25
Nashville Superspeedway (Nashville, TN)

June 25-July 17
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (London, England)

2023 NHL Draft
June 28-29
Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)

The Match
June 29
Wynn Golf Club (Las Vegas, NV)

Rocket Mortgage Classic
June 29-July 2
Detroit Golf Club (Detroit, MI)

LIV Golf Valderrama
June 30-July 2
Real Club Valderrama (San Roque, Spain)

CFL Week 4
June 30-July 3
Various venues

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