NBA Draft: Newsy Notes

By - June 28, 2007


Some notes, courtesy of the NBA communications staff. I take back all the bad things I said about you!

  • Greg Oden and Kevin Durant are the first American-born collegians to be selected with the top two picks in the draft since Kenyon Martin and Stromile Swift in 2000.

  • Greg Oden is just the third collegiate underclassman to be to be chosen with the top overall pick since 1997, joining Duke sophomore Elton Brand (1999) and Utah sophomore Andrew Bogut (2005).

  • This marks the first time in draft history that two freshmen were taken with the top two picks.

  • Oden and Durant were the first freshmen selected to the AP All-American team since 1990. Since freshmen became eligible in 1972, only two other first-year players earned that honor: Oklahoma's Wayman Tisdale (1983) and LSU's Chris Jackson (1990).

Posted by at 08:49 PM on June 28, 2007
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