2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 8 (from Atlanta): Chris Wilcox, F, Maryland
First Round, No. 12: Melvin Ely, F, Fresno State
Second Round, No. 41: Mario Kasun, C, Opel Skyliners, Germany

CLIPPERS' NINE-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Jeff McInnis and Eric Piatkowski; Forwards: Corey Maggette and Elton Brand; Center: Michael Olowokandi. Top Subs: Guard Quentin Richardson, Forwards Darius Miles and Tremaine Fowlkes. Significant Injured Player: Forward Lamar Odom. Free Agents in Top Nine: McInnis, Olowokandi (restricted), Fowlkes (restricted).

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"The Clippers did very well getting Chris Wilcox and Melvin Ely in the first round. In fact, they may have too many players. Ely is as good a power forward/"center" as is in the draft. Now the question is, do they trade Lamar Odom? Because they're pretty well loaded."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2000 Tyson Chandler Dominguez HS
2000 Darius Miles East St. Louis HS
Quentin Richardson DePaul
1999 Lamar Odom Rhode Island
1998 Michael Olowokandi Pacific
Brian Skinner Baylor
1997 Maurice Taylor Michigan
1996 Lorenzen Wright Memphis
1995 Antonio McDyessAlabama
1994 Lamond Murray California
Greg MinorLouisville
1993 Terry DehereSeton Hall
1992 Randy Woods La Salle
Elmore Spencer Nevada-Las Vegas
1991 LeRon Ellis Syracuse
1990 Bo Kimble Loyola Marymount
Loy VaughtMichigan
1989 Danny Ferry Duke
1988 Danny Manning Kansas State
Hersey Hawkins Bradley
1987 Reggie Williams Georgetown
Joe WolfNorth Carolina
Ken NormanIllinois
1986 (no first-round selection)
1985 Benoit Benjamin Creighton
1984 Lancaster Gordon Louisville
1983 Byron Scott Arizona State
1982 Terry Cummings DePaul

RECENT 8TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001DeSagana DiopCleveland CavaliersOak Hill Academy (Va.)
2000Jamal CrawfordCleveland CavaliersMichigan
1999Trajan LangdonCleveland CavaliersDuke
1998Larry HughesPhiladelphia 76ersSt. Louis
1997Adonal Foyle Golden State WarriorsColgate
1996Kerry Kittles New Jersey NetsVillanova
1995Shawn Respert Portland Trail BlazersMichigan State
1994Brian Grant Sacramento KingsXavier (Ohio)
1993Vin BakerMilwaukee BucksHartford
1992Todd Day Milwaukee BucksArkansas
1991Mark MaconDenver NuggetsTemple
1990Bo KimbleLos Angeles ClippersLoyola Marymount
1989Randy WhiteDallas MavericksLouisiana Tech
1988Rex ChapmanCharlotte HornetsKentucky
1987Olden Polynice Chicago BullsVirginia

RECENT 12TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2000Vladimir RadmanovicSeattle SuperSonicsFMP Zeleznik (Yugoslavia)
2000Etan ThomasDallas MavericksSyracuse
1999Alek RadojevicToronto RaptorsBarton County CC
1998Michael DoleacOrlando MagicUtah
1997Austin Croshere Indiana PacersProvidence
1996 Vitaly Potapenko Cleveland CavaliersWright State
1995 Cherokee Parks Dallas MavericksDuke
1994 Khalid ReevesMiami HeatArizona
1993 George Lynch Los Angeles LakersNorth Carolina
1992 Harold MinerMiami HeatUSC
1991 Greg Anthony New York KnicksUNLV
1990 Alec Kessler Houston RocketsGeorgia
1989 Mookie Blaylock New Jersey NetsOklahoma
1988Harvey Grant Washington BulletsOklahoma
1987Muggsy Bogues Washington BulletsWake Forest