2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 23: Tayshaun Prince, F, Kentucky

PISTONS' 10-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Chucky Atkins and Jerry Stackhouse; Forwards: Michael Curry and Clifford Robinson; Center: Ben Wallace. Top Subs: Guards Jon Barry, Damon Jones, Foward Corliss Williamson, Center Zeljko Rebraca. Significant Injured Player: Guard Dana Barros. Free Agents in Top 10: Jones, Barros.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"I knew Tayshaun Prince was going No. 23 to Detroit. If they hadn't picked him, I don't think he would have gone in the first round. He can shoot the ball. I saw him play this year and I wasn't overly excited about him, but they need shooters. They had a lot of guys who weren't bricklayers, but weren't really good shooters."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 Rodney White Charlotte
2000 Mateen Cleaves Michigan State
1999 (no first-round selection)
1998 Bonzi WellsBall State
1997 Scot PollardKansas
1996 Jerome Williams Georgetown
1995 Theo Ratliff Wyoming
Randolph ChildressWake Forest
1994 Grant Hill Duke
1993 Lindsey Hunter Jackson State
Allan Houston Tennessee
1992 Don MacLean UCLA
1991 (no first-round selection)
1990 Lance Blanks Texas
1989 Kenny Battle Illinois
1988 (no first-round selection)
1987 (no first-round selection)
1986 John Salley Georgia Tech
1985 Joe DumarsMcNeese State
1984 Tony Campbell Ohio State
1983 Antoine CarrWichita State
1982 Cliff Levingston Wichita State
Ricky PierceRice

RECENT 23RD SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Brandon ArmstrongHouston RocketsPepperdine
2000DeShawn StevensonUtah JazzWashington Union HS
1999Devean George Los Angeles LakersAugsburg
1998Tyronn LueDenver NuggetsNebraska
1997Bobby JacksonSeattle SuperSonicsMinnesota
1996 Efthimios RentziasDenver Nuggets PAOK (Greece)
1995 Travis Best Indiana PacersGeorgia Tech
1994 Wesley Person Phoenix SunsAuburn
1993 Ervin Johnson Seattle SuperSonics New Orleans
1992 Lee Mayberry Milwaukee BucksArkansas
1991 Stanley Roberts Orlando MagicLouisiana State
1990 Anthony Bonner Sacramento KingsSt. Louis
1989 Roy Marble Atlanta HawksIowa
1988Jerome Lane Denver NuggetsPittsburgh
1987Greg Anderson San Antonio SpursHouston