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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: UK Oddities at the NBA Draft


We are almost certain to see 5-7 UK players drafted tonight in the NBA Draft.  It’s almost a non-story anymore how many guys UK is putting into the NBA.  But believe it or not, despite having 122 players drafted into the NBA in it’s history, there are some things that have never happened or oddities to keep in mind tonight.  Take a look at some of the odd facts and figures that might be broken.

UK Players Never Drafted in this Position (who drafts there this year)
10th (Miami Heat)
11th (Indiana Pacers)
15th (Atlanta Hawks)
20th (Toronto Raptors)
25th (Memphis Grizzlies)
26th (San Antonio Spurs)
27th (LA Lakers)

Teams Who’ve Never Drafted a UK Player
Minnesota Timberwolves (1st pick)
Denver Nuggets (7th pick)
Miami Heat (10th pick)
Memphis Grizzlies (25th pick)
Golden State Warriors (30th pick)

Teams to draft 2 UK players in 1 draft (modern draft)
New Orleans Hornets (2012, A.Davis and D.Miller)
Atlanta Hawks (1984, D.Beal and J.Master)
Chicago Bulls (1982, C.Aleksinas and C.Verderber)
Cleveland Cavs (1972, G.Starrick and T.Parker)

Years with multiple 2nd Round Picks
2012 (Doron Lamb and Darius Miller)
2011 (Josh Harrellson and Deandre Liggins)

Article written by Bryan the Intern

1 Comment for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: UK Oddities at the NBA Draft

  1. FlaKat
    12:48 pm June 25, 2015 Permalink

    1972 Cav’s picks; Tom Parker from UK, Starrick from Southern Illinois.