2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 27: Chris Jefferies, F, Fresno State
Lakers then traded Jefferies and Lindsey Hunter to the Raptors for 20th pick Kareem Rush, G, Missouri and Tracy Murray.

LAKERS' EIGHT-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher; Forwards: Rick Fox and Robert Horry; Center: Shaquille O'Neal. Top Subs: Guard Lindsey Hunter, Forwards Samaki Walker and Devean George. Free Agents in Top Eight: George.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"I think they might have taken Tayshaun Prince if he was still available, but they were lucky with Rush because he can shoot. Rush wouldn't get a shot in Toronto. They were a little scared of their shooters last year once you get around Shaq and Kobe. I don't know if they can sign my man from Augsburg, Devean George. Rush can shoot."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 (no first-round selection)
2000 Mark Madsen Stanford
1999 Devean George Augsburg (Minn.)
1998 Sam Jacobson Minnesota
1997 (no first-round selection)
1996 Derek Fisher Arkansas-Little Rock
1995 (no first-round selection)
1994 Eddie Jones Temple
1993 George Lynch North Carolina
1992 Anthony Peeler Missouri
1991 (no first-round selection)
1990 Elden Campbell Clemson
1989 Vlade Divac Partizan Belgrade
1988 David Rivers Notre Dame
1987 (no first-round selection)
1986 Ken Barlow Notre Dame
1985 A.C. Green Oregon State
1984 Earl Jones District of Columbia
1983 (no first-round selection)
1982 James Worthy North Carolina

RECENT 27TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Jamaal TinsleyVancouver GrizzliesIowa State
2000Primoz BrezecIndiana PacersOlympija Ljublijana (Slovenia)
1999Jumaine JonesAtlanta HawksGeorgia
1998Vladimir StepaniaSeattle SuperSonicsOlimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia)
1997Jacque Vaughn Utah JazzKansas
1996 Brian Evans Orlando Magic Indiana
1995 Mario BennettPhoenix SunsArizona State
1994 Brooks Thompson Orlando MagicOklahoma State
1993 Malcolm Mackey Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns
1992 Byron HoustonChicago BullsOklahoma State
1991 Pete Chilcutt Sacramento KingsNorth Carolina
1990 Elden Campbell Los Angeles LakersClemson
1989 Kenny Battle Detroit PistonsIllinois
1988Shelton Jones San Antonio SpursSt. John's
1987Nate Blackwell San Antonio SpursTemple