Pac-10 Tops All Conferences In NBA Draft

June 28, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif -- Eleven former Pacific-10 Conference men'sbasketball standouts were among the 57 players selected in the NationalBasketball Association Draft held yesterday. The number of draft picksfrom the Pac-10 is the most from the Conference since the NBA beganlimiting its draft to two rounds in 1988.

Breakdown by conference of players selected:

Number Conference (# of members)
11 Pacific-10 (10)
7 Big East (13)
6 Atlantic Coast (9)
6 Conference USA (12)
5 Big Ten (11)
3 Southeastern (12)
2 Big 12 (12)
2 Ohio Valley (10)
1 West Coast (8)
1 Western Athletic (8)

Pacific-10 players drafted:

13. Richard Jefferson, F, ARIZONA (Houston)
18. Jason Collins, C, STANFORD (Houston)
31. Gilbert Arenas, G, ARIZONA (Golden State)
35. Brian Scalabrine, F, USC (New Jersey)
36. Jeff Trepagnier, G, USC (Cleveland)
39. Michael Wright, F, ARIZONA (New York)
40. Earl Watson, G, UCLA (Seattle)
45. Sean Lampley, F, CALIFORNIA (Chicago)
46. Loren Woods, C, ARIZONA (Minnesota)
53. Jarron Collins, C, STANFORD (Utah)
58. Bryan Bracey, F, OREGON (San Antonio)

Schools with most players drafted:

3 Michigan State
2 Seton Hall, STANFORD, North Carolina, USC
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