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HORNETS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2012 NBA DRAFT LOTTERY
Drawing to be held on Wednesday, May 30

May 22, 2012

The New Orleans Hornets will participate in the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday, May 30 to determine where they will pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The event will be televised on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. CDT from Disney/ABCs Times Square Studios in New York City.

Headed into the Lottery, the Hornets hold both their own selection (slotted fourth) and the Timberwolves selection (slotted tenth, acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 14, 2011). With the combined chances of the two picks, New Orleans has a 14.8% chance (148 of 1,000 possibilities) at landing the first selection, a 15.46% chance at drafting second and a 16.04% chance at third. The Hornets have never held two Lottery selections in the same draft in franchise history.

Following the conclusion of the Lottery, General Manager Dell Demps will be available to media via conference call from New York. Further details regarding the conference call will be sent at a later date.

The NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and broadcast by ESPN at 6 p.m. CDT.

Hornets All-Time Lottery Selections
Pick Player Year Pos. Prior to NBA
1 Larry Johnson 1991 PF UNLV
2 Alonzo Mourning 1992 C Georgetown
3 Baron Davis 1999 PG UCLA
4 Chris Paul 2005 PG Wake Forest
5 J.R. Reid 1989 PF North Carolina
5 Kendall Gill 1990 SG Illinois
8 Rex Chapman 1988 SG Kentucky
11 Cole Aldrich 2010 C Kansas
12 Hilton Armstrong 2006 PF/C Connecticut
13 Kobe Bryant 1996 SG Lower Merion HS (PA)
13 Julian Wright 2007 SF Kansas



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