2009 NBA Draft

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  1. Blake Griffin
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    Blake Griffin

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    Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners, when he was named the Consensus National Player of the Year as a sophomore. Griffin was selected first overall by the Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a five-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection.


  2. Brandon Jennings
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    Brandon Jennings

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    Brandon Byron Jennings (born September 23, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jennings was a highly acclaimed high school player; he won all major player of the year awards in his senior year as he averaged 32.7 points and 7.4 assists per game. After graduating from Oak Hill Academy, he decided to play professional basketball with the Italian club Lottomatica Roma instead of playing collegiately for the University of Arizona, leading to controversy and debate on the NBA's "prep-to-pro" policy adopted in 2006. After a year in Italy, Jennings declared for the 2009 NBA draft and was selected 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played his first four seasons in Milwaukee before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2013.


  3. James Harden
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    James Harden

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    James Edward Harden, Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harden played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009. Harden was selected with the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by Oklahoma City and became the first player drafted in Oklahoma City Thunder franchise history. In 2012, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder while helping them reach the NBA Finals.


  4. Omri Casspi
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    Omri Casspi

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    Omri Moshe Casspi (Hebrew: עומרי משה כספי‎, born June 22, 1988) is an Israeli professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall, and plays the small forward position, but he can play also at the power forward position.


  5. Ty Larson
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    Ty Larson

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    Tywon Ronell "Ty" Lawson (born November 3, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Lawson played college basketball for North Carolina where he won a national championship his junior year. He was drafted with the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves and was immediately traded to the Denver Nuggets for a future first round pick.


  6. Ricky Rubio
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    Ricky Rubio

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    Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rubio became the youngest player ever to play in the Spanish ACB League on October 15, 2005, at age 14. He made his Euroleague debut on October 24, 2006, at age 16, becoming the first player born in the 1990s to play in a Euroleague game. On June 25, 2009, he was drafted with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Timberwolves, making him the first player born in the 1990s to be drafted by the NBA. The Timberwolves had an agreement in principle with his former Spanish team, DKV Joventut, to buy out his contract, but Rubio backed out of the deal. On August 31, 2009, Joventut traded the rights to Rubio to FC Barcelona, and Rubio signed a six-year contract with FC Barcelona the following day. On May 31, 2011, Rubio reached an agreement with Minnesota to join the Timberwolves for the 2011–12 NBA season.


  7. Stephen Curry
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    Stephen Curry

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    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is considered by many to be the greatest shooter in NBA history. In 2015, Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975.


  8. Jrue Holiday
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    Jrue Holiday

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    Jrue Randall Holiday (born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season at UCLA before entering the NBA. He played four seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.


  9. Jonas Jerebko
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    Jonas Jerebko

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    Jonas Jerebko (born March 2, 1987) is a Swedish professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, becoming the second Swedish-born basketball player (after Miles Simon) to be selected in the NBA draft.


  10. Earl Clark
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    Earl Clark

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    Earl Rashad Clark (born January 17, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the University of Louisville and was drafted 14th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2009 NBA draft.


  11. Tyler Hansbrough
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    Tyler Hansbrough

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    Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hansbrough played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team where he was a unanimous selection for the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference All Conference Team, 2006 ACC Freshman of the Year, and 2008 ACC Player of the Year. He is the ACC's all-time leading scorer, and he won the Wooden Award and earned National Player of the Year honors in 2008. His jersey (number 50) was retired on February 10, 2010 during a Duke-North Carolina rivalry game. Following his college career, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 13th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.


  12. DeMar DeRozan
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    DeMar DeRozan

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    DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for USC and was selected ninth overall by the Raptors in the 2009 NBA draft. In 2016, he was named an NBA All-Star for the second time in three years.


  13. Chase Budinger
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    Chase Budinger

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    Chase Andrew Budinger (born May 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 44th overall pick in 2009 NBA draft after playing three years of college basketball for Arizona.


  14. Tyreke Evans
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    Tyreke Evans

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    Tyreke Jamir Evans (born September 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Memphis and was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 4th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. Evans was the 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year winner and was traded to New Orleans in 2013.


  15. Wayne Ellington
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    Wayne Ellington

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    Wayne Robert Ellington, Jr. (born November 29, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'4" tall and 200 lb shooting guard, Ellington played for the University of North Carolina from 2006 to 2009. His college career-best performance came during a 90–88 overtime win against Clemson on January 6, 2008, in which he led all scorers with 36 points. He chose to forgo his final season of college eligibility to declare for the 2009 NBA draft, and was drafted 28th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has previously played for the Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers.


  16. Austin Daye
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    Austin Daye

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    Austin Darren Daye (born June 5, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Consultinvest Pesaro of the Italian Serie A. The 6'11" Power forward played college basketball for Gonzaga before being drafted 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2009 NBA draft. He has previously played for the Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks, while also spending time in Russia and the NBA Development League.


  17. Jeff Teague (basketball)
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    Jeff Teague (basketball)

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    Jeffrey Demarco "Jeff" Teague (born June 10, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Teague played college basketball for Wake Forest before being selected 19th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by Atlanta. He was named an NBA All-Star in 2015.


  18. Danny Green (basketball)
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    Danny Green (basketball)

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    Daniel Richard "Danny" Green, Jr. (born June 22, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a swingman from the University of North Carolina, where he played in more games (145) and had more wins (123) than any Tar Heel before him. Green is also the only player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals. He won an NCAA championship his senior year and was subsequently drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 46th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft. During the 2013 NBA Finals, Green set an NBA record for most three-point field goals made in a Finals series. He then won an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs the following season, and became just the third player from UNC to win an NCAA championship and an NBA championship, the two others being James Worthy, and Michael Jordan.


  19. Taj Gibson
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    Taj Gibson

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    Taj Jami Gibson (born June 24, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gibson played three seasons of collegiate basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected 26th overall by the Bulls in the 2009 NBA draft. The 6'9" power forward has throughout his career been a sixth man off the bench for the Bulls, backing up the likes of Pau Gasol and Carlos Boozer.


  20. DeJuan Blair
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    DeJuan Blair

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    DeJuan Lamont Blair (born April 22, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Pittsburgh Panthers from 2007 to 2009. After an outstanding sophomore season, he entered the 2009 NBA draft where he was selected in the second round, 37th overall by the San Antonio Spurs.


  21. Eric Maynor
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    Eric Maynor

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    Eric Demarqua Maynor (born June 11, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League. He played college basketball for the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams. As a senior, he averaged 22.4 points, 6.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in the 2008–2009 season.


  22. Christian Eyenga
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    Christian Eyenga

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    Christian Eyenga Moenge (born June 22, 1989) is a Congolese professional basketball player for Auxilium CUS Torino of the Lega Basket Serie A. In June 2009, Eyenga was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 30th pick in that year's NBA Draft. When drafted, he played for the Spanish Third Division club Prat, an affiliate of the ACB club DKV Joventut.


  23. Jordan Hill (basketball)
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    Jordan Hill (basketball)

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    Jordan Craig Hill (born July 27, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Hill played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before he was drafted eighth overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. He was traded in the middle of his rookie season to the Houston Rockets, and was again involved in a midseason trade to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011–12. He signed with Indiana prior to the 2015–16 season.


  24. Sergio Llull
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    Sergio Llull

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    Sergio "Sergi" Llull Melià (ser-HIO YU-y; born November 15, 1987) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. He is a 6 ft 3 ¾ in (1.92 m) tall point guard-shooting guard.


  25. Jonny Flynn
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    Jonny Flynn

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    Jonny William Flynn (born February 6, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Orlandina Basket of the Lega Basket Serie A. He played collegiate basketball for the Syracuse Orange.


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