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.


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
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