2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 1: Yao Ming, C, Shanghai Sharks
First Round, No. 15 (from Toronto): Bostjan Nachbar, F, Slovenia
Second Round, No. 38: Tito Maddox, G, Fresno State

Second Round, No. 53

ROCKETS' 11-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley; Forwards: Eddie Griffin and Kenny Thomas; Center: Kelvin Cato. Top Subs: Guard Moochie Norris, Forwards Walt Williams and Oscar Torres, Center Kevin Willis. Significant Injured Players: Forwards Glen Rice and Maurice Taylor. Free Agents in Top 11: Williams, Willis.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"Houston has Maurice Taylor, they have Moochie Norris, they have some very good guards in Cuttino Mobley and Steve Francis -- now they get the one piece of the puzzle, a center. You get a great center maybe once in your lifetime and a regular center every two and a half years. They got Yao. They're the one team in this draft that can maybe go from 21 wins to 51. They really helped themselves, I thought. They got Yao Ming and Bostjan Nachbar. Nachbar can play a couple of positions. Tito Maddox will be fine if they can keep him straight."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 Richard Jefferson Arizona
Jason Collins Stanford
Brandon ArmstrongPepperdine
2000 Joel Pryzbilla Minnesota
1999 Kenny Thomas New Mexico
1998 Michael Dickerson Arizona
Bryce Drew Valparaiso
Mirsad Turkcan Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
1997 Rodrick Rhodes USC
1996 (no first-round selection)
1995 (no first-round selection)
1994 (no first-round selection)
1993 Sam Cassell Florida State
1992 Robert Horry Alabama
1991 John TurnerPhillips
1990 Alec KesslerGeorgia
1989 (no first-round selection)
1988 Derrick Chievous Missouri
1987 (no first-round selection)
1986 Buck Johnson Alabama
1985 Steve Harris Tulsa
1984 Hakeem Olajuwon Houston
1983 Ralph Sampson Virginia
Rodney McCray Louisville
1982 Terry Teagle Baylor

RECENT 1ST SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Kwame BrownWashington WizardsGlynn Academy
2000Kenyon MartinNew Jersey NetsCincinnati
1999Elton BrandChicago BullsDuke
1998Michael OlowokandiLos Angeles Clippers Pacific
1997Tim Duncan San Antonio SpursWake Forest
1996 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ersGeorgetown
1995 Joe Smith Golden State WarriorsMaryland
1994 Glenn Robinson Milwaukee BucksPurdue
1993 Chris Webber Orlando MagicMichigan
1992 Shaquille O'Neal Orlando MagicLouisiana State
1991 Larry Johnson Charlotte HornetsNevada-Las Vegas
1990 Derrick Coleman New Jersey NetsSyracuse
1989Pervis Ellison Sacramento KingsLouisville
1988Danny Manning Los Angeles ClippersKansas
1987David Robinson San Antonio SpursNavy

RECENT 15TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Steven HunterOrlando MagicDePaul
2000Jason CollierMilwaukee BucksGeorgia Tech
1999Frederic Weis New York Knicks Limoges (France)
1998Matt HarpringOrlando MagicGeorgia Tech
1997Kelvin Cato Dallas Mavericks Iowa State
1996 Steve Nash Phoenix Suns Santa Clara
1995 Brent Barry Denver NuggetsOregon State
1994 Eric Piatkowski Indiana PacersNebraska
1993 Doug Edwards Atlanta HawksFlorida State
1992 Anthony PeelerLos Angeles LakersMissouri
1991 Anthony AventAtlanta HawksSeton Hall
1990 Dave Jamerson Miami HeatOhio
1989 Todd Lichti Denver NuggetsIllinois
1988Gary Grant Seattle SuperSonics Michigan
1987Jose Ortiz Utah JazzOregon State