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The San Antonio Spurs selected Tim Duncan with the No. 1 pick in 1997.
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NBA Draft history: 1997 Draft

Posted Feb 27 2013 2:45PM

A rundown of the players picked in the 1997 Draft:

First Round
Pick Team Player School/Country
1 SAS Tim Duncan Wake Forest
2 PHI Keith Van Horn Utah
3 BOS Chauncey Billups Colorado
4 VAN Antonio Daniels Bowling Green
5 DEN Tony Battie Texas Tech
6 BOS Ron Mercer Kentucky
7 NJN Tim Thomas Villanova
8 GSW Adonal Foyle Colgate
9 TOR Tracy McGrady Mount Zion Christian Academy (NC)
10 MIL Danny Fortson Cincinnati
11 SAC Tariq Abdul-Wahad San Jose State
12 IND Austin Croshere Providence College
13 CLE Derek Anderson Kentucky
14 LAC Maurice Taylor Michigan
15 DAL Kelvin Cato Iowa State
16 CLE Brevin Knight Stanford
17 ORL Johnny Taylor Tennessee at Chattanooga
18 POR Chris Anstey Austrailia
19 DET Scot Pollard Kansas
20 MIN Paul Grant Wisconsin
21 NJN Anthony Parker Bradley
22 ATL Ed Gray California
23 SEA Bobby Jackson Minnesota
24 HOU Rodrick Rhodes Southern California
25 NYK John Thomas Minnesota
26 MIA Charles Smith New Mexico
27 UTA Jacque Vaughn Kansas
28 CHI Keith Booth Maryland
Second Round
Pick Team Player School/Country
29 HOU Serge Zwikker North Carolina
30 MIA Mark Sanford Washington
31 DET Charles O'Bannon UCLA
32 DEN James Cotton Cal State Long Beach
33 PHI Marko Milic Slovenia
34 DAL Bubba Wells Austin Peay
35 PHI Kebu Stewart Cal State Bakersfield
36 PHI James Collins Florida State
37 GSW Marc Jackson Temple
38 MIL Jerald Honeycutt Tulane
39 SAC Anthony Johnson College of Charleston
40 SEA Eddie Elisma Georgia Tech
41 DEN Jason Lawson Villanova
42 PHO Stephen Jackson Butler County Community College
43 MIN Gordon Malone West Virginia
44 CLE Cedric Henderson Memphis
45 WAS God Shammgod Providence College
46 ORL Eric Washington Alabama
47 POR Alvin Williams Villanova
48 WAS Predrag Drobnjak Montenegro
49 ATL Alain Digbeu France
50 ATL Chris Crawford Marquette
51 LAL DeJuan Wheat Louisville
52 VAN C.J. Bruton Indian Hills Community College
53 LAL Paul Rogers Gonzaga
54 SEA Mark Blount Pittsburgh
55 BOS Ben Pepper Australia
56 UTA Nate Erdmann Oklahoma
57 CHI Roberto Duenas Spain
VAN = Vancouver Grizzlies
photoJordan Slam From Paul
Chris Paul finds a cutting DeAndre Jordan for the two-hand flush.
photoGriffin Breaks Shot Clock
Blake Griffin throws down the two-hand dunk in warmups and topples the shot clock in the process.
photoGreen's Sick Smash
Gerald Green makes the steal and gets fancy on the nasty slam dunk.
photoJordan Alley-Oop Slam
DeAndre Jordan skies over the defense for the two-hand lob slam from Blake Griffin.
photoJordan Steal And Slam
DeAndre Jordan gets the steal and soars in for the one-hand slam.

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