Sampson Taken with 47th Pick of NBA Draft

June 27, 2002

BERKELEY - Former Cal post player Jamal Sampson waited until the second round for his name to be called when he was taken by the Utah Jazz with the 47th overall pick of the 2002 NBA Draft. Sampson was then dealt to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Rashard Griffith.

The 6-11, 235-pound Sampson becomes the eighth Cal player in the last nine years to be drafted.

Sampson played one season with the Bears before declaring for the draft. As a freshman, he averaged 6.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while blocking a team-high 54 shots. His best game was a 15-point, 17-rebounds, 5-block performance vs. Washington Jan. 17. At the end of the year, Sampson was voted to the Pac-10 All-Freshman squad.

Below is a list of Cal's recent NBA draft picks:

2001	Sean Lampley          	Chicago Bulls   	2nd round1999	Francisco Elson 	Denver Nuggets  	2nd round1998	Sean Marks      	New York Knicks  	2nd round1997	Ed Gray         	Atlanta Hawks   	1st round1996	Shareef Abdur-Rahim	Vancouver Grizzlies	1st round1994	Jason Kidd      	Dallas Mavericks	1st round	Lamond Murray   	Los Angeles Clippers	1st round
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