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2001 NBA draft

2001 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) June 27, 2001
Time 7:30 pm (EDT)
Location Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) TNT
First selection Kwame Brown, Washington Wizards
NBA draft
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The 2001 NBA draft took place on June 27, 2001 in New York City, New York. Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted with the first overall pick in the history of the NBA. The selection of Brown by the Washington Wizards, over players that have gone on to have more successful NBA careers, has been a source of great criticism, with Brown having been widely labeled one of the worst draft busts in NBA history.[1] Several international players from this draft, Pau Gasol (Spain), Tony Parker (France) and Mehmet Okur (Turkey), became NBA All-Stars. This was the last draft the Vancouver Grizzlies participated in while in their original city; their move to Memphis was finalized several weeks later. This was also the final draft participated by the Charlotte Hornets until 2014; the then-current team moved to New Orleans the following year as the future Pelicans, while an expansion Charlotte team (formerly the Bobcats) was later formed in 2004.

Minnesota Timberwolves forfeited their first-round pick due to salary cap violations.[2]


  • Draft selections 1
  • Notable undrafted players 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Draft selections

G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team
1 1 Brown, KwameKwame Brown C  United States Washington Wizards Brunswick, Georgia)
1 2 Chandler, TysonTyson Chandler* C  United States Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Chicago) Dominguez HS (Compton, California)
1 3 Gasol, PauPau Gasol* PF/C  Spain Atlanta Hawks (traded to Vancouver) FC Barcelona (Spain)
1 4 Curry, EddyEddy Curry C  United States Chicago Bulls Thornwood HS (South Holland, Illinois)
1 5 Richardson, JasonJason Richardson SG  United States Golden State Warriors Michigan State (So.)
1 6 Battier, ShaneShane Battier F/G  United States Vancouver Grizzlies Duke (Sr.)
1 7 Griffin, EddieEddie Griffin F  United States New Jersey Nets (traded to Houston) Seton Hall (Fr.)
1 8 Diop, DeSaganaDeSagana Diop C  Senegal Cleveland Cavaliers Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) HS
1 9 White, RodneyRodney White SF  United States Detroit Pistons Charlotte (Fr.)
1 10 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson* SG  United States Boston Celtics Arkansas (So.)
1 11 Brown, KedrickKedrick Brown SF  United States Boston Celtics (from Denver) Okaloosa-Walton CC (So.)
1 12 Radmanović, VladimirVladimir Radmanović PF  Yugoslavia Seattle SuperSonics FMP Železnik (Yugoslavia) 1980
1 13 Jefferson, RichardRichard Jefferson SF  United States Houston Rockets (traded to New Jersey) Arizona (Jr.)
1 14 Murphy, TroyTroy Murphy PF  United States Golden State Warriors (from Indiana) Notre Dame (Jr.)
1 15 Hunter, StevenSteven Hunter C  United States Orlando Magic DePaul (So.)
1 16 Haston, KirkKirk Haston PF  United States Charlotte Hornets Indiana (Jr.)
1 17 Bradley, MichaelMichael Bradley PF  United States Toronto Raptors Villanova (Jr.)
1 18 Collins, JasonJason Collins C  United States Houston Rockets (from New York via Phoenix and Orlando, traded to New Jersey) Stanford (Sr.)
1 19 Randolph, ZachZach Randolph* PF  United States Portland Trail Blazers Michigan State (Fr.)
1 20 Haywood, BrendanBrendan Haywood C  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Miami, traded to Orlando) North Carolina (Sr.)
1 21 Forte, JosephJoseph Forte SG  United States Boston Celtics (from Phoenix) North Carolina (So.)
1 22 Sasser, JerylJeryl Sasser SG  United States Orlando Magic (from Milwaukee via Houston) SMU (Sr.)
1 23 Armstrong, BrandonBrandon Armstrong SG  United States Houston Rockets (from Dallas via Orlando, traded to New Jersey) Pepperdine (Jr.)
1 24 López, RaúlRaúl López PG  Spain Utah Jazz Real Madrid (Spain) 1980
1 25 Wallace, GeraldGerald Wallace+ SF  United States Sacramento Kings Alabama (Fr.)
1 26 Dalembert, SamuelSamuel Dalembert C  Canada[3] Philadelphia 76ers Seton Hall (So.)
1 27 Tinsley, JamaalJamaal Tinsley PG  United States Vancouver Grizzlies (from L.A. Lakers via New York, traded to Indiana via Atlanta) Iowa State (Sr.)
1 28 Parker, TonyTony Parker* PG  Belgium
San Antonio Spurs Paris Basket Racing (France) 1982
1 29 Forfeited pick Minnesota Timberwolves (forfeited their first-round pick due to salary cap violations)[5]
2 30 Hassell, TrentonTrenton Hassell SG  United States Chicago Bulls Austin Peay (Sr)
2 31 Arenas, GilbertGilbert Arenas* PG  United States Golden State Warriors Arizona (So)
2 32 Cook, OmarOmar Cook PG  United States Orlando Magic (from Washington, traded to Denver) St. John's (Fr)
2 33 Solomon, WillWill Solomon PG  United States Vancouver Grizzlies Clemson (Sr)
2 34 Morris, TerenceTerence Morris SF  United States Atlanta Hawks (traded to Houston) Maryland (Sr)
2 35 Scalabrine, BrianBrian Scalabrine PF  United States New Jersey Nets USC (Sr)
2 36 Trepagnier, JeffJeff Trepagnier SG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers USC (Sr)
2 37 Brown, DamoneDamone Brown SF  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from L.A. Clippers) Syracuse (Sr)
2 38 Okur, MehmetMehmet Okur+ C  Turkey Detroit Pistons Efes Pilsen (Turkey) 1979
2 39 Wright, MichaelMichael Wright[6]# PF  United States New York Knicks (from Boston via Seattle) Arizona (Jr)
2 40 Watson, EarlEarl Watson PG  United States Seattle SuperSonics UCLA (Sr)
2 41 Brewer, JamisonJamison Brewer PG  United States Indiana Pacers Auburn (So)
2 42 Simmons, BobbyBobby Simmons F/G  United States Seattle SuperSonics DePaul (Jr)
2 43 Chenowith, EricEric Chenowith[7]# C  United States New York Knicks (from Seattle) Kansas (Sr)
2 44 Hill, KyleKyle Hill[8]# PG  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Houston) Eastern Illinois (Sr)
2 45 Lampley, SeanSean Lampley SF  United States Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte) California (Sr)
2 46 Woods, LorenLoren Woods C  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Arizona (Sr)
2 47 Cisse, OusmaneOusmane Cisse[9]# PF  Mali Denver Nuggets (from Toronto) St. Jude HS (Montgomery, Alabama)
2 48 Fotsis, AntonisAntonis Fotsis SF  Greece Vancouver Grizzlies (from New York) Panathinaikos (Greece) 1981
2 49 Johnson, KenKen Johnson C  United States Miami Heat Ohio State (Sr.)
2 50 Boumtje-Boumtje, RubenRuben Boumtje-Boumtje C  Cameroon Portland Trail Blazers Sr.)
2 51 Ford, AltonAlton Ford PF  United States Phoenix Suns Houston (Fr.)
2 52 Hutson, AndreAndre Hutson[10]# PF  United States Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State (Sr.)
2 53 Collins, JarronJarron Collins F/C  United States Utah Jazz Stanford (Sr.)
2 54 Satterfield, KennyKenny Satterfield PG  United States Dallas Mavericks Cincinnati (So.)
2 55 Jeffers, MauriceMaurice Jeffers[11]# SG  United States Sacramento Kings Saint Louis (Sr.)
2 56 Javtokas, RobertasRobertas Javtokas[12]# C  Lithuania San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Lakers) Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) 1980
2 57 Jones, AlvinAlvin Jones C  Luxembourg Philadelphia 76ers Sr.)
2 58 Bracey, BryanBryan Bracey[13]# SF  United States San Antonio Spurs Oregon (Sr.)
  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

Notable undrafted players

These players were not selected in the draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Arroyo, CarlosCarlos Arroyo PG  Puerto Rico FIU (Sr.)
Nocioni, AndrésAndrés Nocioni PF/SF  Argentina Tau Cerámica (Spain)
Bell, CharlieCharlie Bell G  United States Michigan State (Sr.)
Brown, TierreTierre Brown G  United States McNeese State (Sr.)
Evans, MauriceMaurice Evans SG/SF  United States Texas (Jr.)
Jenkins, HoraceHorace Jenkins PG  United States William Paterson (Sr.)
Moon, JamarioJamario Moon SF  United States Meridian CC (Fr.)
Oliver, DeanDean Oliver PG  United States Iowa (Sr.)
Richardson, NormanNorman Richardson G  United States Hofstra (Sr.)
Varda, RatkoRatko Varda C  Yugoslavia Partizan (Serbia)
Wilks, MikeMike Wilks PG  United States Rice (Sr.)


  1. ^ "Biggest Bust of the 00s". AOL News. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ "NBA Restores Timberwolves' 2005 Draft Pick". Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ Dalembert was born in  Haiti but grew up and spent his childhood in Canada, where he later became a citizen in 2007.
  4. ^ Parker was born in Belgium but represents France in international competitions.
  5. ^ "NBA Restores Timberwolves' 2005 Draft Pick". Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Michael Wright Stats - ESPN". 1980-01-07. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Eric Chenowith Stats - ESPN". 1979-03-09. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Kyle Hill Stats - ESPN". 1979-04-07. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Ousmane Cisse Stats - ESPN". 1982-10-20. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  10. ^ "Andre Hutson Stats - ESPN". 1979-01-12. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  11. ^ "Maurice Jeffers Stats - ESPN". 1979-04-03. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Bryan Bracey Stats - ESPN". 1978-08-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

External links

  • 2001 NBA Draft
  • Basketball Reference: 2001 NBA Draft
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