Sunday, April 12, 2009

SEC and the NBA draft 2001-2008

I made a post almost 3 years ago saying the conference was on the rise. Man was I way off on that.

I added 2007 and 2008 draft results. What a difference 3 years make. How many will be drafted this year... my guess is about 5.

2008
Anthony Randolph- LSU (14)
Marreese Speights- UF (16)
Sonny Weems- Ark (39)
Richard Hendrix- Bama (49)
Shan Foster- Vandy (51)
Joe Crawford- UK (58)

2007
Al Horford- UF (3)
Corey Brewer- UF (7)
Joakim Noah- UF (9)
Glen Davis- LSU (35)
Jermareo Davidson- Bama (36)
Chris Richard- UF (41)
Derrick Byars- Vandy (42)
Taureen Green- UF (52)

2006
Tyus Thomas- LSU (#4)
Ronnie Brewer- Arkansas (#14)
Renaldo Balkman- South Carolina (#20)
Rajon Rondo- Kentucky (#21)

2005
David Lee- Florida (#30)
Brandon Bass- LSU (#33)
Lawrence Roberts- Miss St (#55)

2004
Justin Reed- Ole Miss (#41)
Cristian Drejer- Florida (#52)
Matt Frieje- Vanderbilt (#55)
Rashad Wright- Georgia (#60)

2003
Jarvis Hayes- UGA (#10)
Mario Austin- Miss St (#36)
Derrick Zimmerman- Miss St (#40)
Keith Bogans- Kentucky (#43)
Matt Bonner- Florida (#45)
Mo Williams- Alabama (#47)

2002
Marcus Haislip- Tennessee (#13)
Tayshaun Prince- Kentucky (#23)
Vincent Yarborough- Tennessee (#33)
Rod Grizzard- Alabama (#39)

2001
Joe Johnson- Arkansas (#10)
Gerald Wallace- Alabama (#25)
Jamison Brewer- Auburn (#41)

Did I count that right... the SEC has produced 15 First Round draft picks since 2001?

3 comments:

finebammer said...

biggest hits?

gerald, moe and rondo.

bobbyjack said...

Joe Johnson has done well for himself. So has Al Horford. Funny that both play for my 'hometown' Hawks.

Glen Davis has been alright... but other than that most of them haven't panned out.

Anonymous said...

I'd say Prince has done alright for himself.