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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.
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.
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.