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1997 College Draft

First and second round picks at the 51st annual NBA College Draft held June 25, 1997 at Charlotte Coliseum. The order of the first 11 positions were determined by a Draft Lottery held May 18, in Secaucus, N.J. Toronto and Vancouver were not eligible to receive the first pick and Washington forfeited its 1997 first-round draft pick in connection with its signing of Juwan Howard. The Wizards would have had the 17th pick in the draft. Positions 12 through 28 reflect regular season records in reverse order. Underclassmen selected are noted in CAPITAL letters.

First Round

 Team  Pos
1San AntonioTim Duncan, Wake ForestC
2a-PhiladelphiaKeith Van Horn, UtahF
3BostonCHAUNCEY BILLUPS, ColoradoG
4VancouverAntonio Daniels, Bowling GreenG
5DenverTONY BATTIE, Texas TechC
6b-BostonRON MERCER, KentuckyG/F
7a-New JerseyTIM THOMAS, VillanovaF
8Golden St.ADONAL FOYLE, ColgateC
9TorontoTRACY McGRADY, Mt. Zion Acad. (HS)F
10c-MilwaukeeDANNY FORTSON, CincinnatiF
11SacramentoOLIVIER SAINT-JEAN, San Jose St.F
12IndianaAustin Croshere, ProvidenceF
13ClevelandDerek Anderson, KentuckyG
14LA ClippersMAURICE TAYLOR, MichiganF
15d-DallasKelvin Cato, Iowa St.C
16e-ClevelandBrevin Knight, StanfordG
17OrlandoJohnny Taylor, Tenn-ChattanoogaF
18PortlandChris Anstey, SE Melbourne MagicC
19DetroitScot Pollard, KansasC
20f-MinnesotaPaul Grant, WisconsinC
21a-New JerseyAnthony Parker, BradleyG
22AtlantaEd Gray, CaliforniaG
23g-SeattleBobby Jackson, MinnesotaG
24HoustonRodrick Rhodes, USCG/F
25New YorkJohn Thomas, MinnesotaF
26MiamiCharles Smith, New MexicoG
27UtahJacque Vaughn, KansasG
28ChicagoKeith Booth, MarylandF

Second Round

 Team  Pos
30h-HoustonSerge Zwikker, North CarolinaC
31i-MiamiMARK SANFORD, WashingtonF
32j-DetroitCharles O'Bannon, UCLAF
33DenverJAMES COTTON, Long Beach St.G
34PhiladelphiaMarko Milic, Smelt OlimpijaF
35DallasBubba Wells, Austin PeayF
36k-PhiladelphiaKebu Stewart, CS-BakersfieldF
37l-PhiladelphiaJames Collins, Florida St.G
38Golden St.MARC JACKSON, TempleC
39MilwaukeeJerald Honeycutt, TulaneF
40SacramentoAnthony Johnson, Coll. of CharlestonG
41m-SeattleEd Elisma, Georgia TechF
42n-DenverJason Lawson, VillanovaC
43PhoenixSTEPHEN JACKSON, Butler County CCF
44MinnesotaGORDON MALONE, West VirginiaC
45ClevelandCedric Henderson, MemphisF
46WashingtonGOD SHAMMGOD, ProvidenceG
47n-OrlandoEric Washington, AlabamaG
48PortlandAlvin Williams, VillanovaG
49o-WashingtonPredrag Drobnjak, PartizanC
50p-AtlantaAlain Digbeu, Villeurbanne (France)G
51AtlantaChris Crawford, MarquetteF
52LA LakersDeJuan Wheat, LouisvilleG
53q-VancouverCJ BRUTON, Indian Hills JCG
54r-LA LakersPAUL ROGERS, GonzagaC
55SeattleMARK BLOUNT, PittsburghC
56s-BostonBen Pepper, Newcastle Falcons (NBL)C
57UtahNate Erdmann, OklahomaG
58ChicagoRoberto Duenas, FC Barcelona (Spain)C
Acquired Picks
FIRST ROUND: a-Philadelphia traded the rights to F Keith Van Horn and F Don MacLean, F/C Michael Cage and G Lucious Harris to New Jersey for the rights to F Tim Thomas, G Anthony Parker (pick from LA Lakers), G Jim Jackson and C Eric Montross; b-from Dallas; c-Milwaukee traded F Johnny Newman, F/C Joe Wolf and the rights to F Danny Fortson to Denver for C Ervin Johnson; d-Dallas traded the rights to C Kelvin Cato (pick from Minnesota) to Portland for the rights to C Chris Anstey and an undisclosed amount of cash; e-from Phoenix; f- from Portland via Charlotte; g-Seattle traded the rights to G Bobby Jackson to Denver for the rights to G James Cotton and a 1998 second-round draft pick.
SECOND ROUND: h-from Vancouver; i-from Boston; j-from San Antonio; k-from New Jersey; l-Philadelphia traded Collins (pick from Toronto) to LA Clippers for 1998 second-round pick; m-from LA Clippers; n-Denver traded Lawson (pick from Indiana) to Orlando for rights to G Eric Washington a 1999 second-round pick; o-from Charlotte; p-from Detroit; q-from Houston; r-from New York; s-from Miami.

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