2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 10: Caron Butler, F, UCONN
Second Round, No. 53: Rasual Butler, F, LaSalle

HEAT'S EIGHT-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Rod Strickland and Eddie Jones; Forwards: Jim Jackson and Brian Grant; Center: Alonzo Mourning. Top Subs: Guard Anthony Carter, Forwards Kendall Gill and LaPhonso Ellis. Free Agents in Top Eight: Strickland, Jackson, Gill.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"Butler, I call him a cute player because he does a lot of little things. He can score; he's a player sort of on the way of Brian Grant. He's 22 years old and played at Maine Central Institute and I think that helped him. He played very well at Connecticut. I think he can step into Miami and really help them. Butler was upset he went 10th. Paul Pierce went 10th."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 (no first-round selection)
2000 (no first-round selection)
1999 Tim James Miami
Rodney BufordCreighton
1998 (no first-round selection)
1997 Charles Smith New Mexico
1996 (no first-round selection)
1995 Kurt Thomas Texas Christian
1994 Khalid Reeves Arizona
1993 (no first-round selection)
1992 Harold Miner Southern California
1991 Steve Smith Michigan State
1990 Willie Burton Minnesota
Dave Jamerson Ohio
1989 Glen Rice Michigan
1988 Rony Seikaly Syracuse
Kevin Edwards DePaul

RECENT 10TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Joe JohnsonBoston CelticsArkansas
2000Keyon DoolingOrlando MagicMissouri
1999Jason TerryAtlanta HawksArizona
1998Paul PierceBoston CelticsKansas
1997Danny FortsonMilwaukee BucksCincinnati
1996Erick DampierIndiana PacersMississippi State
1995Kurt ThomasMiami HeatTexas Christian
1994Eddie Jones Los Angeles LakersTemple
1993Lindsey Hunter Detroit PistonsJackson State
1992Adam Keefe Atlanta HawksStanford
1991Brian WilliamsOrlando MagicArizona
1990Rumeal RobinsonAtlanta HawksMichigan
1989Pooh Richardson Minnesota TimberwolvesUCLA
1988Willie AndersonSan Antonio SpursGeorgia
1987Horace Grant Chicago BullsClemson