Players who were No. 1 selections overall in NBA draft:

2001 (By Washington)


6-11, 240, Forward

Glynn (Ga.) Academy

Lowdown: The first player who was an NBA draft early entrant out of high school to be selected No. 1 overall. . . . Originally intended to attend the University of Florida . . . Brown has a rare mix of grace, athleticism and power for a 6-11 player. . . . A tremendous shot blocker with great leaping ability, his soft hands allow him to shoot with touch as well as put the ball on the floor. . . . Somewhat of a project, the Wizards must be patient and let him mature.

High School: Brown averaged 20.2 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.8 blocked shots and 3.2 assists to lead Glynn to a 24-8 record this past season. . . . Was the Georgia high school player of the year. . . . Had 1,539 career points. . . . In the McDonald's All-America game this year, he had 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots--including one in the lane on an attempt by Eddy Curry--the No. 4 overall selection.



Year Team Player School 2000 New Jersey Kenyon Martin Cincinnati 1999 Chicago Elton Brand Duke 1998 Clippers Michael Olowokandi Pacific 1997 San Antonio Tim Duncan Wake Forest 1996 Philadelphia Allen Iverson Georgetown 1995 Golden State Joe Smith Maryland 1994 Milwaukee Glenn Robinson Purdue 1993 Orlando Chris Webber Michigan 1992 Orlando Shaquille O'Neal LSU 1991 Charlotte Larry Johnson UNLV 1990 New Jersey Derrick Coleman Syracuse 1989 Sacramento Pervis Ellison Louisville 1988 Clippers Danny Manning Kansas 1987 San Antonio David Robinson Navy 1986 Cleveland Brad Daugherty North Carolina 1985 New York Patrick Ewing Georgetown 1984 Houston Akeem Olajuwon Houston 1983 Houston Ralph Sampson Virginia 1982 Lakers James Worthy North Carolina 1981 Dallas Mark Aguirre DePaul 1980 Golden State Joe Barry Carroll Purdue 1979 Lakers Magic Johnson Michigan State 1978 Portland Mychal Thompson Minnesota 1977 Milwaukee Kent Benson Indiana 1976 Houston John Lucas Maryland 1975 Atlanta David Thompson N. Carolina State 1974 Portland Bill Walton UCLA 1973 Philadelphia Doug Collins Illinois State 1972 Portland LaRue Martin Loyola (Ill.) 1971 Cleveland Austin Carr Notre Dame 1970 Detroit Bob Lanier St. Bonaventure 1969 Milwaukee Lew Alcindor UCLA 1968 San Diego Elvin Hayes Houston 1967 Detroit Jimmy Walker Providence 1966 New York Cazzie Russell Michigan 1965 San Francisco Fred Hetzel Davidson 1964 New York Jim Barnes Texas Western 1963 New York Art Heyman Duke 1962 Chicago Bill McGill Utah 1961 Chicago Walt Bellamy Indiana 1960 Cincinnati Oscar Robertson Cincinnati 1959 Cincinnati Bob Boozer Kansas State 1958 Minneapolis Elgin Baylor Seattle 1957 Cincinnati Rod Hundley West Virginia 1956 Rochester Sihugo Green Duquesne 1955 Milwaukee Dick Ricketts Duquesne 1954 Baltimore Frank Selvy Furman 1953 Philadelphia Ernie Beck Pennsylvania 1952 Milwaukee Mark Workman West Virginia 1951 Baltimore Gene Melchiorre Bradley 1950 Boston Charlie Share Bowling Green 1949 Providence Howie Shannon Kansas State 1948 Providence Andy Tonkovich Marshall 1947 Pittsburgh Clifton Neeley Texas Western


NO. 1 PICKS BY . . .


Small forward: 9

Power forward: 11

Center: 16

Shooting guard: 5

Point guard: 4

Research: Houston Mitchell

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