2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 17 (traded to Washington for Courtney Alexander on June 25)

HORNETS' NINE-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: David Wesley and Baron Davis; Forwards: Jamal Mashburn and P.J. Brown; Center: Elden Campbell. Top Subs: Forwards George Lynch, Lee Nailon and Stacey Augmon, Center Jamaal Magloire. Free Agents in Top Nine: Nailon (restricted).

Blake
MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"New Orleans couldn't take a chance that the guy they wanted would fall to them. They wanted a big guard/small forward type. They were interested in one of two foreign players who as it turns out wouldn't have gone to them as they figured. So they made a move for Alexander, who played at Fresno State and was an accomplished scorer for the Wizards with two years under his belt. It was a helluva move for them."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 Kirk Haston Indiana
2000 Jamaal Magloire Kentucky
1999 Baron Davis UCLA
1998 Ricky DavisIowa
1997 (no first-round selection)
1996 Kobe Bryant Lower Merion (Pa.) HS
Tony DelkKentucky
1995 George ZidekUCLA
1994 (no first-round selection)
1993 Greg GrahamIndiana
Scott BurrellConnecticut
1992 Alonzo Mourning Georgetown
1991 Larry JohnsonNevada-Las Vegas
1990 Kendall Gill Illinois
1989 J.R. ReidNorth Carolina
1988Rex ChapmanKentucky