2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 16: Selected Jiri Welsch, G, Czech Republic and traded him to Golden State for a future first round pick and a future first or second round pick
Second Round, No. 45: Sam Clancy, F, USC
Sixers then traded guard Speedy Claxton to the Spurs for forward Mark Bryant and No. 26 pick John Salmons, G, Miami, and No. 57 pick Randy Holcomb, F, San Diego State.

SIXERS' EIGHT-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Eric Snow and Allen Iverson; Forwards: Matt Harpring and Derrick Coleman; Center: Dikembe Mutombo. Top Subs: Guards Aaron McKie and Speedy Claxton, Forward Corie Blount. Free Agents in Top Eight: Harpring (restricted), Blount.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"Sam Clancy probably won't play next year. He would have been a first rounder as would have Chris Owens, but what they're doing is waiting until these guys recover from their injuries. Holcomb probably can play in the NBA. He's a great athlete who can leap and can block shots. He's 6-7 and has the chance to be a very good player. Salmons is one of our Chicago guys and can play two positions."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 Samuel Dalembert Seton Hall
2000 Speedy Claxton Hofstra
1999 (no first-round selection)
1998 Larry Hughes Saint Louis
1997 Keith Van Horn Utah
1996 Allen Iverson Georgetown
1995 Jerry Stackhouse North Carolina
1994 Sharone Wright Clemson
B.J. Tyler Texas
1993 Shawn Bradley Brigham Young
1992 Clarence Weatherspoon Southern Mississippi
1991 (no first-round selection)
1990 (no first-round selection)
1989 Kenny Payne Louisville
1988 Charles Smith Pittsburgh
1987 Christian Welp Washington
1986 (no first-round selection)
1985 Terry Catledge South Alabama
1984 Charles Barkley Auburn
Leon Wood Fullerton State
Tom Sewell Lamar
1983 Leo Rautins Syracuse
1982 Mark McNamara California


RECENT 16TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Kirk HastonCharlotte HornetsIndiana
2000Hedo TurkogluSacramento KingsEfes Pilsen (Turkey)
1999Ron ArtestChicago BullsSt. John's
1998Bryce DrewHouston RocketsValparaiso
1997Brevin Knight Cleveland CavaliersStanford
1996Tony Delk Charlotte HornetsKentucky
1995Alan Henderson Atlanta HawksIndiana
1994Clifford RozierGolden State WarriorsLouisville
1993Rex WaltersNew Jersey NetsKansas
1992Randy WoodsLos Angeles ClippersLa Salle
1991Chris GatlingGolden State WarriorsOld Dominion
1990Terry MillsMilwaukee BucksMichigan
1989Dana BarrosSeattle SuperSonicsBoston College
1988Derrick ChievousHouston RocketsMissouri
1987Christian WelpPhiladelphia 76ersWashington