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June 21, 2011
A Year Ago
Led by New Jersey’s selection of Georgia Tech freshman Derrick Favors with the third overall pick, the ACC had nine players selected in the 2010 NBA Draft ... Favors became the highest Yellow Jacket selected since Kenny Anderson was drafted with the second overall pick in 1991 ... Florida State and Georgia Tech each had two players selected, leading all league schools ... in all, seven ACC schools had players drafted ... Wake Forest sophomore Al-Farouq Aminu was the third Demon Deacon over the past two years, and 13th overall, to be selected in the first round ... North Carolina’s Ed Davis became the fourth Tar Heel to be drafted in the first round in the last two years and the 40th overall - the highest total by an ACC school ... Clemson’s Trevor Booker was the first senior selected in the 2010 NBA draft and the first Clemson player drafted in the opening round since Sharone Wright in 1994 ... Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez was the 17th Terrapin to be an NBA first-round pick and the first since Juan Dixon in 2002.
|ACC Players in 2010 NBA Draft|
|1/3||Derrick Favors Georgia Tech||New Jersey|
|1/8||Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest||LA Clippers|
|1/13||Ed Davis, North Carolina||Toronto|
|1/23||Trevor Booker, Clemson||Minnesota|
|1/28||Greivis Vasquez, Maryland||Memphis|
|2/46||Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech||Phoenix|
|2/50||Solomon Alabi, Florida State||Dallas|
|2/57||Ryan Reid, Florida State||Indiana|
|2/60||Dwayne Collins, Miami||Phoenix|
**Over the past six years, the ACC has accounted for 17 percent (30 of 175) of the college players selected in the first round.
**With five first round picks in the 2010 draft, the ACC extended its streak of having at least one first-round draft pick to 22 consecutive NBA drafts.
**The ACC has had the most or has tied for the most first-round picks in the NBA draft in five of the of the last nine years and in 11 of the last 18.
**Duke has had at least one player selected in 11 of the past 13 NBA drafts.
**Florida State has had at least one player selected in six of the past seven years.
**North Carolina has had seven “Lottery Picks” over the last five years … 21 of the last 26 North Carolina players selected in the NBA Draft have gone in the first round ... the Tar Heels lead all ACC teams with 40 first round selections.
First Round Selections
Since 1986, the ACC has produced 93 first-round selections in the annual NBA draft - 13 more than the Big East and 25 more than the Pac-10.
Top of the Class
The ACC and the Big Ten, with nine each, are tied with the most No. 1 overall picks in the annual NBA Draft ... the last ACC player to be the No. 1 overall selection was Duke’s Elton Brand in 1999 ... six different ACC schools have had at least one No. 1 overall selection ... Duke, Maryland and North Carolina have each had two No. 1 overall picks while NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest have had one each ... Duke’s Art Heyman was the ACC’s first No. 1 overall pick when he was selected by the New York Knicks in the 1963 draft.