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2001 NBA Draft
General Information
Date(s) June 27, 2001
Time 7:30 pm (EDT)
Location Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York
Network(s) (US) TNT
First selection Kwame Brown
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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 drafted with the first overall pick. Brown's selection by the Washington Wizards over players that have gone on to have more successful NBA careers has been a source of great criticism, having been widely labelled one of the worst draft busts in NBA history. This draft is widely regarded as a good one for international players[citation needed]; Pau Gasol (Spain), Tony Parker (France) and Mehmet Okur (Turkey), who would all go on to become 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.

* Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)
+ Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)
x Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)


Round one

Tyson Chandler, the 2nd pick
Pau Gasol, the 3rd pick
Jason Richardson, the 5th pick
Shane Battier, the 6th pick
Joe Johnson, the 10th pick
Richard Jefferson, the 13th pick
Tony Parker, the 28th pick
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Kwame Brown (C)  United States Washington Wizards Glynn Academy (Brunswick, GA) HSSr.
2 Tyson Chandler (C)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Chicago) Dominguez HS (Compton, CA) HSSr.
3 Pau Gasol* (PF/C)  Spain Atlanta Hawks (traded to Vancouver for Shareef Abdur-Rahim) FC Barcelona (Spain) 1980
4 Eddy Curry (C)  United States Chicago Bulls Thornwood HS (South Holland, IL) HSSr.
5 Jason Richardson (SG)  United States Golden State Warriors Michigan State So.
6 Shane Battier (F/G)  United States Vancouver Grizzlies Duke Sr.
7 Eddie Griffin (F)  United States New Jersey Nets (traded to Houston) Seton Hall Fr.
8 DeSagana Diop (C)  Senegal Cleveland Cavaliers Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) HSSr.
9 Rodney White (SF)  United States Detroit Pistons Charlotte Fr.
10 Joe Johnson* (SG)  United States Boston Celtics Arkansas So.
11 Kedrick Brown (SF)  United States Boston Celtics (from Denver) Okaloosa-Walton CC So.
12 Vladimir Radmanović (PF)  Yugoslavia Seattle SuperSonics FMP Železnik (Yugoslavia) 1980
13 Richard Jefferson (SF)  United States Houston Rockets (traded to New Jersey) Arizona Jr.
14 Troy Murphy (PF)  United States Golden State Warriors (from Indiana) Notre Dame Jr.
15 Steven Hunter (C)  United States Orlando Magic DePaul So.
16 Kirk Haston (PF)  United States Charlotte Hornets Indiana Jr.
17 Michael Bradley (PF)  United States Toronto Raptors Villanova Jr.
18 Jason Collins (C)  United States Houston Rockets (from New York via Phoenix and Orlando, traded to New Jersey) Stanford Sr.
19 Zach Randolph+ (PF)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Michigan State Fr.
20 Brendan Haywood (C)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Miami, traded to Orlando) North Carolina Sr.
21 Joseph Forte (SG)  United States Boston Celtics (from Phoenix) North Carolina So.
22 Jeryl Sasser (SG)  United States Orlando Magic (from Milwaukee via Houston) SMU Sr.
23 Brandon Armstrong (SG)  United States Houston Rockets (from Dallas via Orlando, traded to New Jersey) Pepperdine Jr.
24 Raúl López (PG)  Spain Utah Jazz Real Madrid (Spain) 1980
25 Gerald Wallace+ (SF)  United States Sacramento Kings Alabama Fr.
26 Samuel Dalembert (C)  Canada[1] Philadelphia 76ers Seton Hall So.
27 Jamaal Tinsley (PG)  United States Vancouver Grizzlies (from L.A. Lakers via New York) Iowa State Sr.
28 Tony Parker* (PG)  France San Antonio Spurs Paris Basket Racing (France) 1982

* Note: The Minnesota Timberwolves forfeited their first-round pick due to salary cap violations.

Round two

Golden State : Gilbert Arenas

Mehmet Okur, the 38th pick
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
30 Trenton Hassell (SG)  United States Chicago Bulls Austin Peay Sr.
31 Gilbert Arenas* (PG)  United States Golden State Warriors Arizona So.
32 Omar Cook (PG)  United States Orlando Magic (from Washington, traded to Denver) St. John's Fr.
33 Will Solomon (PG)  United States Memphis Grizzlies Clemson Sr.
34 Terence Morris (SF)  United States Atlanta Hawks (traded to Houston) Maryland Sr.
35 Brian Scalabrine (PF)  United States New Jersey Nets USC Sr.
36 Jeff Trepagnier (SG)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers USC Sr.
37 Damone Brown (SF)  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from L.A. Clippers) Syracuse Sr.
38 Mehmet Okur+ (C)  Turkey Detroit Pistons Efes Pilsen (Turkey) 1979
39 Michael Wright (PF)  United States New York Knicks (from Boston via Seattle) Arizona Jr.
40 Earl Watson (PG)  United States Seattle SuperSonics UCLA Sr.
41 Jamison Brewer (PG)  United States Indiana Pacers Auburn So.
42 Bobby Simmons (F/G)  United States Seattle SuperSonics DePaul Jr.
43 Eric Chenowith (C)  United States New York Knicks (from Seattle) Kansas Sr.
44 Kyle Hill (PG)  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Houston) Eastern Illinois Sr.
45 Sean Lampley (SF)  United States Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte) California Sr.
46 Loren Woods (C)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Arizona Sr.
47 Ousmane Cisse (PF)  Mali Denver Nuggets (from Toronto) St. Jude HS (Montgomery, AL) HS Sr.
48 Antonis Fotsis (SF)  Greece Vancouver Grizzlies (from New York) Panathinaikos (Greece) 1981
49 Ken Johnson (C)  United States Miami Heat Ohio State Sr.
50 Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (C)  Cameroon Portland Trail Blazers Georgetown Sr.
51 Alton Ford (PF)  United States Phoenix Suns Houston Fr.
52 Andre Hutson (PF)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State Sr.
53 Jarron Collins (F/C)  United States Utah Jazz Stanford Sr.
54 Kenny Satterfield (PG)  United States Dallas Mavericks Cincinnati So.
55 Maurice Jeffers (SG)  United States Sacramento Kings Saint Louis So.
56 Robertas Javtokas (C)  Lithuania San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Lakers) Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) 1980
57 Alvin Jones (C)  Luxembourg Philadelphia 76ers Georgia Tech Sr.
58 Bryan Bracey (SF)  United States San Antonio Spurs Oregon Sr.

Notable undrafted players

All players are Americans unless otherwise mentioned. Arroyo is a U.S. citizen by birth, as are all other Puerto Rico natives, but Puerto Rico has a separate national federation for basketball.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Dalembert was born in  Haiti but grew up and spent his childhood in Canada, where he later became a citizen in 2007.

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