Monday, March 13, 2006

Hoops - looking back to the 1996 draft

Was there ever a better draft in the history of the NBA than in 1996? Check out some of the names:


Player School/country Team

1. Allen Iverson Georgetown Philadelphia

2. Marcus Camby Massachusetts Toronto

3. Shareef Abdur-Rahim California Vancouver

4. Stephon Marbury Georgia Tech Milwaukee

5. Ray Allen Connecticut Minnesota

6. Antoine Walker Kentucky Boston

7. Lorenzen Wright Memphis L.A. Clippers

8. Kerry Kittles Villanova New Jersey

9. Samaki Walker Louisville Dallas

10. Erick Dampier Mississippi State Indiana

11. Todd Fuller North Carolina State Golden State

12. Vitaly Potapenko Wright State Cleveland

13. Kobe Bryant Lower Merion (Pa.) H.S. Charlotte

14. Predrag Stojakovic PAOK Greece Sacramento

15. Steve Nash Santa Clara Phoenix

16. Tony Delk Kentucky Charlotte

17. Jermaine O'Neal Eau Claire (S.C.) H.S. Portland

18. John Wallace Syracuse New York

19. Walter McCarty Kentucky New York

20. Zydrunas Ilgauskas Lithuania Cleveland

21. Dontae' Jones Mississippi State New York

22. Roy Rogers Alabama Vancouver

23. Efthimis Rentzias PAOK Greece Denver

24. Derek Fisher Arkansas-Little Rock L.A. Lakers

25. Martin Muursepp Kalev Tallin (Estonia) Utah

26. Jerome Williams Georgetown Detroit

27. Brian Evans Indiana Orlando

28. Priest Lauderdale Central State/Greece Atlanta

29. Travis Knight Connecticut Chicago