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Raptors Take Big Man At 2004 Draft
With the eighth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft GM Rob Babcock selected centre Rafael Aruajo of Bringham Young University. Araujo averaged 10.1 rebounds and 18.4 points last season for the Cougars. Babcock said he liked what the big man brings with his toughness and unwillingness to back down from anyone. Take a look at Raptors NBA TV's special One on One with both Rob Babcock and Araujo.
  • Audio: Babcock Intros Araujo | Video: 1 on 1 With Araujo: 300k
  • Draft Filling Needs | Quotes: Babcock, Araujo | Chuck Checks In
  • Press Release: Round 1 | Round 2 | Raptors' Roster Status
  • Scouting Reports: Ben Gordon | Jameer Nelson | Rafael Araujo
  • Luke Jackson | Shaun Livingston | Devin Harris | Sebastian Telfair
  • Josh Childress | NBA.com A-Z Prospect Profiles | NBA.com Draft Home

    SOUNDS FROM THE WORKOUTS
    Listen to what director of player personnel Jim Kelly or GM Rob Babcock thought of each day's workouts and quotes from the players brought in to strutt their stuff for Raptors basketball staffers.

    June 1: Jim Kelly | Guelph Native, James Gillingham
    June 2: Jim Kelly on Ben Gordon | Ben Gordon
    June 3: Jim Kelly on the Workout | Jameer Nelson
    June 4: Kelly On - L. Jackson, Montreal native, R. Augustin | Jackson
    June 16: Kelly on the Workout | Babcock on the Workout | S. Telfair
    June 22: Babcock on the Workout and the Draft | Josh Childress

    Lottery Central: Raptors To Pick Eighth
    At the NBA Draft Lottery on May 26, 2004, the Raptors held to the percentages and will now select in the eighth spot at the 2004 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 24, 2004. Stay locked in to raptors.com for all the news on the Raptors' search for their next rookie.
  • Hoping For Eight To Be Great | Chuck Checks In | NBA Lottery Home
  • NBA.com 10 Big Prospects | Early-entry candidates

  • 2004 DRAFT RESULTS
    5. Washington - Devin Harris (To DAL)
    7. Phoenix - Luol Deng (To CHI)
    RAPTORS NBA TV HAS YOU COVERED
    From historical retrospectives on the franchise to features on this season's pre-draft camp and the big prospects, Raptors NBA TV has you covered leading up to the draft. Then on June 24 the big event is covered with pre- and post- analysis and much more.

  • Draft Coverage | Program Schedule
  • RAPTORS AT THE DRAFT
    Take a look at how the Raptors' have fared in past NBA Drafts and look back on the 2003 Draft for the Raptors that landed first-team NBA rookie Chris Bosh.
  • Raptors 2003 Draft Home
  • Toronto Raptors Draft History
  • MOCKING IT UP
    Check out some mock drafts from around the web and who the Raptors might be selecting eighth.

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