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2009 NBA draft
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General information
Date(s) June 25, 2009
Time 7:00 pm (EDT)
Location Madison Square Garden
in New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) ESPN
First selection Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
NBA draft
2008 2010 >

The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2009, the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players.

The Los Angeles Clippers, who won the draft lottery on May 19, 2009, used their first overall draft pick to draft Blake Griffin from University of Oklahoma.[1][2] However, he missed the entire 2009–10 season due to surgery on his broken left kneecap, which he injured during the pre-season.[3] Tanzanian-born Hasheem Thabeet from University of Connecticut was drafted second overall by the Memphis Grizzlies. Thabeet became the first player born in Tanzania to be drafted by an NBA team.[4] James Harden was drafted 3rd overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. This made him the first player to be drafted by the franchise as the Oklahoma City Thunder whose franchise moved from Seattle to OKC in 2008. The Sacramento Kings drafted Tyreke Evans fourth overall and was named 2009–10 NBA Rookie of the Year, after he became the fourth NBA player in history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his rookie season, joining the elite club of Oscar Robertson (1960), Michael Jordan (1984) and LeBron James (2003). Spanish teenager Ricky Rubio was drafted fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rubio became the fifth highest international player who never played U.S. college basketball to be drafted in the NBA, tied with Nikoloz Tskitishvili (5th in 2002), and behind Yao Ming (1st in 2002), Andrea Bargnani (1st in 2006), Darko Miličić (2nd in 2003) and Pau Gasol (3rd in 2001).[5] 23rd pick Omri Casspi became the first Israeli player to be drafted in the first round, and later he became the first Israeli to play in the NBA.[6]

The 2009 draft marked the first time three sons of former NBA players were selected in the top 15 picks of the draft. Stephen Curry, son of Dell Curry, was drafted 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors. Gerald Henderson, Jr., son of Gerald Henderson, was drafted 12th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats. Austin Daye, son of Darren Daye, was drafted 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons.[5] The draft also marked the first time a former high school player who skipped college to play professional basketball in Europe was selected in an NBA draft. Brandon Jennings, who skipped college to play professional basketball with Italian team Lottomatica Roma, was drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the draft.[7]

Of the 60 players drafted, four were freshmen, nine were sophomores, 12 were juniors, 22 were seniors, and 13 were international players without U.S. college basketball experience. The University of North Carolina's Tar Heels had the most players selected in the draft; three players were selected in the first round and one was selected in the second round. This marked the second time ever that four Tar Heels players were selected in the first two rounds of an NBA draft.[8] The Minnesota Timberwolves had the league-high four first-round draft picks and the first time in team history that the team held two top-10 draft picks.[9] The Timberwolves also had two second-round draft picks and became the team with the most draft picks in the 2009 draft with a total of six draft picks. The Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic were the only NBA teams who did not have a draft pick this year, although Houston acquired three drafted players' rights after the draft.[10]

Eligibility[edit]

Further information: Eligibility for the NBA draft

The basic requirements for draft eligibility are:[11]

  • All drafted players must be born on or before December 31, 1990.
  • Any player who is not an "international player", as defined in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the NBA and its players union, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class.

The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the U.S. for three years prior to the draft, did not complete high school in the U.S., and have never enrolled at a U.S. college or university.[12]

The basic requirement for automatic eligibility for a U.S. player is the completion of his college eligibility.[13] Players who meet the CBA definition of "international players" are automatically eligible if their 22nd birthday falls during or before the calendar year of the draft (i.e., born on or before December 31, 1987).[14] U.S. players who were at least one year removed from their high school graduation and have played professional basketball with a team outside the NBA were also automatically eligible. Former high school player Brandon Jennings meets these criteria, having graduated high school in 2008, skipped college basketball and then played professional basketball in Italy.[7]

A player who is not automatically eligible must declare his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 60 days before the draft.[15][16] For the 2009 draft, this date fell on April 26. An early entry candidate is allowed to withdraw his eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no later than 10 days before the draft.[17] This year, a total of 74 collegiate players and 29 international players declared as early entry candidates.[18] At the withdrawal deadline, 55 early entry candidates withdrew from the draft, leaving 39 collegiate players and 10 international players as the early entry candidates for the draft.[19]

A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. Also, while the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and its players' union allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice,[17] the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) mandates that a player who has declared twice loses his college eligibility. This second provision affected Chase Budinger, Wayne Ellington, and Ty Lawson, all of whom declared for and withdrew from the 2008 draft.[20]

Draft lottery[edit]

Further information: NBA draft lottery

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top fourteen picks in the 2009 draft occurred on May 19, 2009.[21] The Los Angeles Clippers won the first pick, while the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder moved up to second and third picks respectively. The Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards, who had the two best chances to land a top-three pick, fell down to the fourth and fifth spots, the lowest possible picks they could be awarded through the lottery.[1] The remaining first-round picks and all the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss records in the previous season. As is commonplace in the event of identical win-loss records, the NBA performed a random drawing to break the ties on April 17, 2009.[22]

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2009 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:[23]

^ Denotes the actual lottery results
Team 2008–09
record
Lottery
chances
Pick
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Sacramento Kings 17–65 250 .250 .215 .177 .358^
Washington Wizards1[›] 19–63 178 .178 .174 .164 .347 .137^
Los Angeles Clippers 19–63 177 .177^ .173 .164 .195 .250 .040
Oklahoma City Thunder 23–59 119 .119 .126 .132^ .100 .350 .161 .013
Minnesota Timberwolves 24–58 76 .076 .084 .095 .263 .385^ .093 .004
Memphis Grizzlies 24–58 75 .075 .083^ .094 .414 .294 .039 .001
Golden State Warriors 29–53 43 .043 .049 .058 .600^ .232 .018 .000
New York Knicks 32–50 28 .028 .033 .039 .725^ .168 .008 .000
Toronto Raptors 33–49 17 .017 .020 .024 .813^ .122 .004 .000
Milwaukee Bucks 34–48 10 .010 .012 .014 .870^ .092 .002 .000
New Jersey Nets 34–48 9 .009 .011 .013 .904^ .063 .001 .000
Charlotte Bobcats 35–47 7 .007 .008 .010 .935^ .039 .000
Indiana Pacers 36–46 6 .006 .007 .009 .960^ .018
Phoenix Suns 46–36 5 .005 .006 .007 .982^

^ 1: Washington Wizards' pick was later traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[a]

Draft[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs
Blake Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.
James Harden was selected third by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Tyreke Evans was selected fourth by the Sacramento Kings.
Ricky Rubio was selected fifth by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jonny Flynn was selected sixth by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Stephen Curry was selected seventh by the Golden State Warriors.
DeMar DeRozan was selected ninth by the Toronto Raptors.
Brandon Jennings was selected tenth by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jrue Holiday was selected 17th by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ty Lawson was selected 18th by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Denver Nuggets.
Darren Collison was selected 21st by the New Orleans Hornets.
Omri Casspi was selected 23rd by the Sacramento Kings.
Taj Gibson was selected 26th by the Chicago Bulls.
Sergio Llull was selected 34th by the Denver Nuggets.
DeJuan Blair was selected 37th by the San Antonio Spurs.
Jonas Jerebko was selected 39th by the Detroit Pistons.
Chase Budinger was selected 44th by the Detroit Pistons and traded to the Houston Rockets.
Danny Green was selected 46th by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Patty Mills was selected 55th by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 1 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin* PF  United States Los Angeles Clippers Oklahoma (So.)
1 2 Thabeet, HasheemHasheem Thabeet C  Tanzania Memphis Grizzlies Connecticut (Jr.)
1 3 Harden, JamesJames Harden* SG  United States Oklahoma City Thunder Arizona State (So.)
1 4 Evans, TyrekeTyreke Evans SG  United States Sacramento Kings Memphis (Fr.)
1 5 Rubio, RickyRicky Rubio PG  Spain Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington)[a] DKV Joventut (Spain) (born 1990)[19]
1 6 Flynn, JonnyJonny Flynn PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves[b] Syracuse (So.)
1 7 Curry, StephenStephen Curry* PG  United States Golden State Warriors Davidson (Jr.)
1 8 Hill, JordanJordan Hill PF  United States New York Knicks Arizona (Jr.)
1 9 DeRozan, DeMarDeMar DeRozan+ SG  United States Toronto Raptors USC (Fr.)
1 10 Jennings, BrandonBrandon Jennings PG  United States Milwaukee Bucks Lottomatica Roma (Italy) (born 1989)[24]
1 11 Williams, TerrenceTerrence Williams SG  United States New Jersey Nets Louisville (Sr.)
1 12 Henderson, GeraldGerald Henderson SG  United States Charlotte Bobcats Duke (Jr.)
1 13 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough PF  United States Indiana Pacers North Carolina (Sr.)
1 14 Clark, EarlEarl Clark SF  United States Phoenix Suns Louisville (Jr.)
1 15 Daye, AustinAustin Daye SF  United States Detroit Pistons Gonzaga (So.)
1 16 Johnson, JamesJames Johnson PF  United States Chicago Bulls Wake Forest (So.)
1 17 Holiday, JrueJrue Holiday+ PG  United States Philadelphia 76ers UCLA (Fr.)
1 18 Lawson, TyTy Lawson PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami,[c] traded to Denver)[A] North Carolina (Jr.)
1 19 Teague, JeffJeff Teague PG  United States Atlanta Hawks Wake Forest (So.)
1 20 Maynor, EricEric Maynor PG  United States Utah Jazz VCU (Sr.)
1 21 Collison, DarrenDarren Collison PG  United States New Orleans Hornets UCLA (Sr.)
1 22 Claver, VíctorVíctor Claver SF  Spain Portland Trail Blazers (from Dallas)[d] Pamesa Valencia (Spain) (born 1988)[19]
1 23 Casspi, OmriOmri Casspi SF  Israel Sacramento Kings (from Houston)[e] Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) (born 1988)[19]
1 24 Mullens, ByronByron Mullens C  United States
 United Kingdom
Dallas Mavericks (from Portland,[d] traded to Oklahoma City)[B] Ohio State (Fr.)
1 25 Beaubois, RodrigueRodrigue Beaubois PG  France Oklahoma City Thunder (from San Antonio,[f] traded to Dallas)[B] Cholet (France) (born 1988)[19]
1 26 Gibson, TajTaj Gibson PF  United States Chicago Bulls (from Denver via Oklahoma City)[g] USC (Jr.)
1 27 Carroll, DeMarreDeMarre Carroll SF  United States Memphis Grizzlies (from Orlando)[h] Missouri (Sr.)
1 28 Ellington, WayneWayne Ellington SG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Boston)[b] North Carolina (Jr.)
1 29 Douglas, ToneyToney Douglas PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers (traded to New York)[C] Florida State (Sr.)
1 30 Eyenga, ChristianChristian Eyenga SF  DR Congo Cleveland Cavaliers CB Prat (Spain, 3rd div.) (born 1989)[19]
2 31 Pendergraph, JeffJeff Pendergraph PF  United States Sacramento Kings (traded to Portland)[D] Arizona State (Sr.)
2 32 Taylor, JermaineJermaine Taylor SG  United States Washington Wizards (traded to Houston)[E] Central Florida (Sr.)
2 33 Cunningham, DanteDante Cunningham PF  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from LA Clippers)[j] Villanova (Sr.)
2 34 Llull, SergioSergio Llull[25]# PG  Spain Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma City,[k] traded to Houston)[F] Real Madrid (Spain) (born 1987)[26]
2 35 Summers, DaJuanDaJuan Summers PF  United States Detroit Pistons (from Minnesota)[l] Georgetown (Jr.)
2 36 Young, SamSam Young SF  United States Memphis Grizzlies[m] Pittsburgh (Sr.)
2 37 Blair, DeJuanDeJuan Blair PF  United States San Antonio Spurs (from Golden State via Phoenix)[n] Pittsburgh (So.)
2 38 Brockman, JonJon Brockman PF  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from New York via Chicago,[o] traded to Sacramento)[D] Washington (Sr.)
2 39 Jerebko, JonasJonas Jerebko PF  Sweden Detroit Pistons (from Toronto)[p] Angelico Biella (Italy) (born 1987)[27]
2 40 Brown, DerrickDerrick Brown SF  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from New Jersey via Oklahoma City)[q] Xavier (Jr.)
2 41 Meeks, JodieJodie Meeks SG  United States Milwaukee Bucks Kentucky (Jr.)
2 42 Beverley, PatrickPatrick Beverley[28] PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Charlotte,[r] traded to Miami)[G] BC Dnipro (Ukraine, 2nd div.) (born 1988)[29]
2 43 Thornton, MarcusMarcus Thornton SG  United States Miami Heat (from Indiana,[s] traded to New Orleans)[H] LSU (Sr.)
2 44 Budinger, ChaseChase Budinger SF  United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Houston)[I] Arizona (Jr.)
2 45 Calathes, NickNick Calathes PG  Greecea[›] Minnesota Timberwolves (from Philadelphia via Miami,[t] traded to Dallas)[J] Florida (So.)
2 46 Green, DannyDanny Green SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Chicago)[u] North Carolina (Sr.)
2 47 Norel, HenkHenk Norel[30]# PF  Netherlands Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami)[t] DKV Joventut (Spain) (born 1987)[31]
2 48 Griffin, TaylorTaylor Griffin SF  United States Phoenix Suns Oklahoma (Sr.)
2 49 Gladyr, SergiySergiy Gladyr[32]# SG  Ukraine Atlanta Hawks MBC Mykolaiv (Ukraine) (born 1989)[19]
2 50 Suton, GoranGoran Suton[33]# C  Bosnia and Herzegovina
 United Statesb[›]
Utah Jazz Michigan State (Sr.)
2 51 McClinton, JackJack McClinton[34]# SG  United States San Antonio Spurs (from New Orleans via Toronto)[v] Miami (FL) (Sr.)
2 52 Price, A. J.A. J. Price PG  United States Indiana Pacers (from Dallas)[w] Connecticut (Sr.)
2 53 de Colo, NandoNando de Colo PG  France San Antonio Spurs (from Houston)[x] Cholet (France) (born 1987)[35]
2 54 Vaden, RobertRobert Vaden[36]# SG  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from San Antonio,[y] traded to Oklahoma City)[K] UAB (Sr.)
2 55 Mills, PattyPatty Mills PG  Australia Portland Trail Blazers (from Denver)[o] Saint Mary's (CA) (So.)
2 56 Nivins, AhmadAhmad Nivins[37]# PF  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Portland)[d] Saint Joseph's (Sr.)
2 57 Preldžič, EmirEmir Preldžič[38]# PF  Slovenia
 Turkeyc[›]
Phoenix Suns (from Orlando via Oklahoma City,[z] traded to Cleveland)[L] Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey) (born 1988)[39]
2 58 Hudson, LesterLester Hudson PG  United States Boston Celtics Tennessee-Martin (Sr.)
2 59 Elonu, ChinemeluChinemelu Elonu[40]# PF  Nigeria
 United Statesd[›]
Los Angeles Lakers Texas A&M (Jr.)
2 60 Dozier, RobertRobert Dozier[41]# SF  United States Miami Heat (from Cleveland)[aa] Memphis (Sr.)

^ a: Nick Calathes was born in the United States, has dual U.S. and Greek citizenship. He has represented Greece internationally.[42]
^ b: Goran Suton, who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is also a naturalized citizen of the United States since 2006.[43]
^ c: Emir Preldžič, who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also has Slovenian and Turkish citizenship. He had represented Slovenia internationally in 2008, before switching to Turkey.[44][45]
^ d: Chinemelu Elonu was born in Nigeria, is also a naturalized citizen of the United States.[46][47]

Trades involving draft picks[edit]

Pre-draft trades[edit]

Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.

  • g On February 19, 2009, Chicago acquired Denver's 2009 first-round draft pick from Oklahoma City in exchange for Thabo Sefolosha.[54] Previously, Oklahoma City acquired a 2009 first-round draft pick, Chucky Atkins and cash considerations on January 7, 2009 from Denver in exchange for a 2009 second-round draft pick and Johan Petro.[55] Chicago used the 26th pick to draft Taj Gibson.
  • k On January 7, 2009, Denver acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick and Johan Petro from Oklahoma City in exchange for a 2009 first-round draft pick, Chucky Atkins and cash considerations.[55] Denver used the 34th pick to draft Sergio Llull.
  • m On December 24, 2008, Memphis re-acquired their 2009 second-round draft pick along with Steve Francis and cash considerations from Houston in exchange for a 2011 second-round draft pick.[59] Previously, Houston acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick and the draft rights to Donté Greene from Memphis in a three-team trade with Memphis and Portland on June 26, 2008.[60]
  • o 1 2 On June 26, 2008, Portland acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick from Denver in a three-team trade with Denver and Chicago. Portland also acquired New York's 2009 second-round draft pick and Chicago's 2010 second-round draft pick from Chicago.[57] Previously, Chicago acquired a 2006 first-round draft pick, 2007 and 2009 second-round draft picks, an option to exchange 2007 first-round draft picks, Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson on October 4, 2005 from New York in exchange for Eddy Curry and Antonio Davis.[63] Portland used the 38th and 55th pick to draft Jon Brockman and Patrick Mills respectively.
  • q On August 11, 2008, Charlotte acquired New Jersey's 2009 second-round draft pick from Oklahoma City in exchange for the draft rights to Kyle Weaver.[65] Previously, Oklahoma City (as Seattle) acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick on July 7, 2006 from New Jersey in exchange for Mikki Moore.[66] Charlotte used the 40th pick to draft Derrick Brown.
  • t 1 2 On June 26, 2008, Minnesota acquired Philadelphia's and Miami's 2009 second-round draft picks and cash considerations from Miami in exchange for the draft rights to Mario Chalmers.[69] Previously, Miami acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick, the draft rights to Daequan Cook and cash considerations on June 28, 2007 from Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Jason Smith.[70] Minnesota used the 45th and 47th pick to draft Nick Calathes and Henk Norel respectively.
  • u On February 21, 2008, Cleveland acquired Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and a 2009 second-round draft pick from Chicago in a three-team trade with Chicago and Oklahoma City (as Seattle).[71] Cleveland used the 46th pick to draft Danny Green.
  • w On October 10, 2008, Indiana acquired 2009 and 2010 second-round draft picks, Eddie Jones and cash considerations from Dallas in exchange for Shawne Williams.[74] Indiana used the 52nd pick to draft A. J. Price.
  • y On February 13, 2007, Charlotte acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick, Eric Williams and cash considerations from San Antonio in exchange for Melvin Ely.[76] Charlotte used the 54th pick to draft Robert Vaden.
  • z On July 20, 2007, Phoenix acquired Orlando's 2009 second-round draft pick from Oklahoma City (as Seattle) in exchange for 2008 and 2010 first-round draft picks and Kurt Thomas.[77] Previously, Oklahoma City (as Seattle) acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick on July 11, 2007 from Orlando in exchange for Rashard Lewis.[78] Phoenix used the 57th pick to draft Emir Preldžič.
  • aa On June 26, 2008, Miami acquired a 2009 second-round draft pick from Cleveland in exchange for the draft rights to Darnell Jackson.[79] Miami used the 60th pick to draft Robert Dozier.

Draft-day trades[edit]

The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.

  • F Houston acquired the draft rights to 34th pick Sergio Llull from Denver in exchange for cash considerations.[85]
  • G Miami acquired the draft rights to 42nd pick Patrick Beverley from the L.A. Lakers in exchange for a 2011 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.[86]
  • I Houston acquired the draft rights to 44th pick Chase Budinger from Detroit in exchange for a future second-round draft pick and cash considerations.[88]
  • J Dallas acquired the draft rights to 45th pick Nick Calathes from Minnesota in exchange for a 2010 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.[89]

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players were not selected in the 2009 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Adrien, JeffJeff Adrien PF  United States Connecticut (Sr.)
Akognon, JoshJosh Akognon PG  United States/ Nigeria Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)
Anderson, AntonioAntonio Anderson SG  United States Memphis (Sr.)
Baynes, AronAron Baynes C/PF  Australia Washington State (Sr.)
Christmas, DionteDionte Christmas SG  United States Temple (Sr.)
Cousin, MarcusMarcus Cousin C  United States Houston (Sr.)
Datome, LuigiLuigi Datome SF  Italy Virtus Roma (Italy)
Dentmon, JustinJustin Dentmon PG  United States Washington (Sr.)
Edwards, ShaneShane Edwards F  United States Arkansas–Little Rock (Sr.)
Faverani, VítorVítor Faverani PF/C  Brazil CB Axarquía (Spain)
Gee, AlonzoAlonzo Gee SF/SG  United States Alabama (Sr.)
Harris, TerrelTerrel Harris G  United States Oklahoma State (Sr.)
Jackson, CedricCedric Jackson PG  United States Cleveland State (Sr.)
Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson C/PF  United States LSU (Sr.)
Kravtsov, ViacheslavViacheslav Kravtsov C  Ukraine Kyiv (Ukraine)
Landry, MarcusMarcus Landry PF  United States Wisconsin (Sr.)
Matthews, WesleyWesley Matthews SG/SF  United States Marquette (Sr.)
Mekel, GalGal Mekel PG  Israel Wichita State (So.)
Pargo, JeremyJeremy Pargo PG  United States Gonzaga (Sr.)
Siler, GarretGarret Siler C  United States Augusta State (Sr.)
Temple, GarrettGarrett Temple G  United States LSU (Sr.)
Teodosić, MilošMiloš Teodosić PG/SG  Serbia Olympiakos (Greece)
Zeller, LukeLuke Zeller F/C  United States Notre Dame (Sr.)

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