Nine ACC Players, including five first-round selections, drafted in the 2010 NBA Draft

June 24, 2010

ACC Selections in 2010 NBA Draft
Rnd. No. Player NBA Team
1 3 Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech New Jersey Nets
1 8 Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest Los Angeles Clippers
1 13 Ed Davis, North Carolina Toronto Raptors
1 23 Trevor Booker, Clemson Minnesota Timberwolves
1 28 Greivis Vasquez, Maryland Memphis Grizzlies
2 46 Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech Phoenix Suns
2 50 Solomon Alabi, Florida State Dallas Mavericks
2 57 Ryan Reid, Florida State Indiana Pacers
2 60 Dwayne Collins, Miami Phoenix Suns

Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech
1st Round, 3rd Overall to New Jersey Nets
Derrick Favors is the 17th Georgia Tech player to be drafted in the first round of the annual NBA draft ... first Yellow Jacket to be drafted by New Jersey since 1991 when the Nets made guard Kenny Anderson the No. 2 pick in the first round. BIO: The 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year ... an 18-year-old ... named Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... named to the 2010 All-ACC Tournament First Team after averaging 17.0 points, 9.8 rebounds in four game ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors four times ... averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game for the Yellow Jackets ... scored a career-high 22 points with 11 rebounds in the championship game against Duke ... fell one field goal shy of leading the ACC and the nation in field goal percentage ... shot .611 from the floor (179x293) and was fourth in the ACC in rebounds per game (8.4).

Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest
1st Round, 8th Overall to the Los Angeles Clippers

Al-Farouq Aminu is the third Wake Forest player in the last two years, and 13th overall, to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft ... Aminu is the first Demon Deacon to be selected by the Los Angeles Clippers ... the third active Wake Forest player (Tim Duncan 1997, Chris Paul 2005) to be drafted in the top 15. BIO: Earned second-team All-ACC honors and honorable mention AP All-American as sophomore in 2010 ... named a Freshman All-American by The Sporting News in 2009 ... lst season Aminu led Wake Forest in scoring (15.8), rebounding (10.7) and blocks (44) ... one of only five players in NCAA Division One to average a double-double last season ... became the first Demon Deacon to lead the ACC in rebounding since Tim Duncan in 1997 ... was one of three ACC players, along with Duke's Jon Scheyer and Maryland's Greivis Vasquez, to rank in the top 10 of the Conference in seven statistical categories ... led the ACC with 19 double-doubles and nine 20-and-10 games.

Ed Davis, North Carolina
1st Round, 13th Overall to the Toronto Raptors

Ed Davis is the fourth North Carolina player to be drafted in the first round in the last two years and the 40th overall - the highest total by ACC school ... Davis is the 11th Tar Heel to be selected in the first round over the last 10 years. BIO: Suffered a season-ending wrist injury on Feb. 10 ... at the time of the injury, Davis was leading ACC in field goal percentage (.578) and blocked shots, was second in rebounding and 15th in scoring ... Led UNC in blocked shots (64), rebounds (9.6) was second in scoring (13.4) ... had 17 double-figure scoring games, including four games with 20 or more points ... named to the 2009 All-ACC Freshman team averaging 6.7 points and 6.6 rebounds and a team-high 65 blocked shots ... had 129 blocked in 61 career games.

Trevor Booker, Clemson
1st Round, 23rd Overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves
The first senior selected in the 2010 NBA draft ... Booker is the first Clemson player selected in the first round since Sharone Wright was a first round selection by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1994 ... Booker is the seventh Tiger to be selected in the first round. BIO: First-team All-ACC as a senior in 2010 following as second-team selection as a junior ... the only player in ACC history with 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 assists and 100 steals in his career ... finished fifth all-time at Clemson with 1,725 career points and third with 1,060 rebounds ... had 32 career double-doubles and finished 13th on the ACC career blocked shot list (250) ... led the ACC in rebounds (9.7) and field goal percentage (.571) in 2009.

Greivis Vasquez, Maryland
1st Round, 28th Overall to the Memphis Grizzlies

Vasquez is the 17th Maryland player to be an NBA first round draft pick and the first Terp since Juan Dixon was chosen by the Washington Wizards in 2002 ... Vasquez is the 39th ACC Player of the Year to be drafted in the first round. BIO: The 2010 ACC Player of the Year and the recipient of the Bob Cousy Award ... a First-Team All-American by The Sporting News ... finished his career at Maryland second all-time in scoring (2,171) and assists (772) ... averaged 19.6 points, 6.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds as a senior ... led the ACC in assists (6.3), was second in scoring (19.6), second in field goal percentage (.857) and fourth in steals (1.7) ... earned ACC Player of the Week honors four times his senior season, eight times overall ... was seventh in the ACC in scoring (17.5) and third in assists (5.0) as a junior in 2009 and earned second-team All-ACC honors.

Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech
2nd Round, 46th Overall to the Phoenix Suns

The second Georgia Tech player selected in the 2010 NBA draft (Derrick Favors No. 3 overall) ... the 41st Yellow Jacket drafted since 1949. BIO: A two-time third-team All-ACC selection as a sophomore (2009) and as a junior (2010) ... averaged 13.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in just 25.8 minutes per game last season ... had 26 games of 10 or more points and was second in the ACC with 12 double-doubles ... averaged 15.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a sophomore in 2009 and led the ACC in offensive rebounds (3.6) and ranked second in field goal percentage (.556) ... finished his career with 1,167 points, 712 rebounds and 127 blocked shots.

Solomon Alabi, Florida State
2nd Round, 50th Overall to the Dallas Mavericks

Alabi is the sixth Florida State player to be drafted in the last seven years ... the 37th Seminole drafted since 1962. BIO: A two-year starter for the Seminoles ... named third-team All-ACC as a sophomore in 2010 and first-team All-ACC Freshmen in 2009 ... led the Seminoles in scoring (11.7), blocked shots (2.3), and free-throw percentage (.794), while ranking second in rebounds (6.2) and field-goal percentage (.534). ... led the ACC in blocked shots in 2010 (2.3) and 2009 (2.1) ... finished his two-year career with 150 blocked shots in 68 career games.

Ryan Reid, Florida State
2nd Round, 57th Overall to the Indiana Pacers

Reid is the seventh Florida State player drafted in the last seven years. BIO: Averaged a career-high 6.8 points (sixth on the team), 4.0 rebounds (fourth), and 22.7 minutes played per game (fifth) while blocking 16 shots (fourth) and appearing in 31 of the Seminoles' 32 games ... he started 29 games - the fourth highest total on the team - to bring his career totals to 126 games played (fifth highest total in school history) and 66 career games started ... averaged a career-high 6.8 points per game as a senior ... one of only three players in school history to play on four teams that earned post-season bids as he helped the Seminoles to the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and 2010 and to the NIT in 2007 and 2008 ...

Dwayne Collins, Miami
2nd Round, 60th Overall to the Phoenix Suns

The fifth Hurricane to be drafted since 2002 ... first Miami player to be drafted by the Phoenix Suns. BIO: A four-year starter for Miami ... finished his career with 1,245 points, 879 rebounds, 93 blocked shots and 21 double-doubles ... was the second player in Miami history to have 1,000 points, 850 rebounds and 100 assists ... led the Hurricanes in scoring (12.0), rebounds (7.8), blocked shots (1.1) and field goal percentage (.604) ... the .604 field goal percentage was the second-best single-season mark in school history.