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2006 NBA DRAFT

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By Shawn Siegel

shawn @collegehoops.net

June 5th, 2006

 

NBA Draft Top 10's: Mid-Major Draft Picks

 

1997 was the year of the Mid-Major in the NBA Draft.  The 4th, 8th, and 15th picks were all college stars from smaller schools. #4 Antonio Daniels (Bowling Green) and #8 Adonal Foyle (Colgate) have gone onto middling NBA careers, while the 15th pick, Steve Nash, is now a two-time MVP.  Since then, it has been much harder for mid-major players to get drafted in the first round if at all. Here is CHN's Top 10 Mid-Major Draft picks of the last 10 years. (See our Top 10 All-Time Mid-Majors led by Bill Russell.)

 

 

1. Steve Nash: Santa Clara, drafted by Phoenix with the 15th pick in 1997

10 NBA Seasons: 13.1 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 7.1 APG, 4-time All-Star

 

2. Wally Szczerbiak: Miami (OH), drafted by Minnesota with the 6th pick in 1999

7 NBA Seasons: 15.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1-time NBA All-Star

 

3. Derek Fisher: UALR, drafted by Los Angeles with the 24th pick in 1996

10 NBA Seasons: 8.6 PPG, 2.2 RPG, 3.2 APG

 

4. Chris Kaman: Central Michigan, drafted by the Clippers with the 6th pick in 2003.

3 NBA Seasons: 9.0 PPG, 7.3 PPG, 1.1 APG

 

5. Speedy Claxton: Hofstra, drafted by Philadelphia with the 20th pick in 2000.

5 NBA Seasons: 9.9 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 4.3 APG

 

6. Antonio Daniels: Bowling Green, drafted by Vancouver with the 4th pick in 1997.

9 NBA Seasons: 8.0 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 3.3 APG

 

7. Jeff Foster: Texas State, drafted by Golden State with the 21st pick in 1999.

7 NBA Seasons: 4.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 0.7 APG

 

8. Adonal Foyle: Colgate, drafted by Golden State with the 8th pick in 1997.

9 NBA Seasons: 4.6 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.5 APG

 

9. Kyle Korver: Creighton, drafted by New Jersey with the 51st pick in 2003.

3 NBA Seasons: 9.3 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.6 APG

 

10. Anthony Johnson: Charleston, drafted by Sacramento with the 40th pick in 1997.

9 NBA Seasons: 5.7 PPG, 1.7 RPG, 2.8 APG

 

 

 

Other Notables: Jerome James (Florida A&M), Trenton Hassell (Austin Peay), Rasual Butler (La Salle)

 

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