Oregon's Jones, Christoffersen Await Calls
June 21, 2002
EUGENE - Here are a few notes about Oregon's history with the NBA Draft.
Also of note, Frederick Jones will be featured on the Northwest Sports Report, Sunday at 10 p.m. on Fox Sports Net.
Frederick Jones could become the first First Round draft pick from Oregon since Terrell Brandon in 1991 (11th overall pick, Cleveland).
Jones could also become just the eighth all-time first-round draft pick from Oregon:
Jim Loscutoff, Boston, 1954 (4th overall pick)
Jim Barnett, Boston, 1966 (8th overall pick)
Stan Love, Baltimore, 1971 (9th overall pick)
Ron Lee, Phoenix, 1976 (10th overall pick)
Greg Ballard, Washington, 1977 (4th overall pick)
Blair Rasmussen, Denver, 1985 (15th overall pick)
Terrell Brandon, Cleveland, 1991 (11th overall pick)
If Jones and Chris Christoffersen both get drafted, it will be the first time ever that two Ducks have been selected in the top two rounds. Overall, it will be the first time two Ducks have been drafted in the same year since Rasmussen and Chris Harper (San Antonio, 6th round, 128th overall pick) in 1985.
Christoffersen would be the first Oregon center drafted since Sven Meyer (Sacramento, 3rd round, 51st overall pick) in 1987.
Jones would be the first Oregon two-guard drafted since Anthony Taylor (Atlanta, 2nd round, 44th overall pick) in 1988.
The last Oregon 'scoring' or 'two-guard' selected in the first round was Lee in 1974, though it should be noted that the former Kamikazi Kid was just as skilled at the point as he was putting the ball in the basket.
The last Oregon center taken in the first or second round was Rasmussen in 1985.
Last year with the final pick in the NBA Draft (2nd round, 58th overall pick), San Antonio selected Bryan Bracey, making him Oregon's first draft choice since Brandon in 1991. If either Jones or Christoffersen are selected, it will mark draft choices in back-to-back years for the first time since Meyer and Taylor in 1987-88.
ï¿½DID YOU KNOW
The two NBA franchises that have drafted the most Oregon Ducks with four each are the old Baltimore/Washington team - prior to the current Bullets/Wizards franchise - (Fred Bartell, 1948, Roger Wiley, 1949, Brad Peterson, 1952, Bob Peterson, 1953) and Portland (Billy Gaskins, 1970, Gerald Willett, 1975, Kelvin Small, 1979, Jerry Adams, 1986).
The following 12 NBA franchises have never drafted an Oregon Duck: Chicago, Dallas, Indiana, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Orleans (recently changed from Charlotte), New York, Orlando, Toronto.
Oregon NBA Draft Choices
Year Player (Round/Overall Pick), Team1947 Wimpy Quinn, Toronto1948 Reede Berg, Indianapolis Fred Bartell, Washington1949 Roger Wiley, Baltimore1952 Brad Peterson, Baltimore1953 Chet Noe, Boston Bob Peterson, Baltimore1954 Jim Loscutoff (1st/4), Boston1956 Mark Anderson, Philadelphia1958 Hal Duffy (11th/75), Minneapolis1962 Glenn Moore (10th/84), Detroit Charles Warren (12th/93), Philadelphia1966 Jim Barnett (1st/8), Boston1967 Nick Jones (3rd/31), San Diego1969 Rick Abrahamson (10th/128), Phoenix1970 Billy Gaskins (9th/144), Portland1971 Stan Love (1st/8), Baltimore Larry Holliday (9th/141), Seattle Bill Drozdiak (10th/159), San Francisco Leonard Jackson (16th/227), San Diego1973 Doug Little (4th/54), Buffalo John Green (17th/200), Buffalo1975 Gerald Willett (6th/97), Portland1976 Ron Lee (1st/10), Phoenix1977 Greg Ballard (1st/4), Washington1979 Kelvin Small (10th/195), Portland Dan Hartshorne (6th/123), Philadelphia1981 Mike Clark (5th/97), Utah Felton Sealey (10th/220), Phoenix1982 John Greig (3rd/65), Seattle1984 David Brantley (7th/144), L.A. Clippers Gary Gatewood (7th/152), Seattle1985 Blair Rasmussen (1st/15), Denver Chris Harper (6th/128), San Antonio1986 Jerry Adams (5th/106), Portland1987 Sven Meyer (3rd/51), Sacramento1988 Anthony Taylor (2nd/44), Atlanta1991 Terrell Brandon (1st/11), Cleveland2001 Bryan Bracey (2nd/58), San Antonio