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The Anthology of the NBA Draft: 23rd Overall

The NBA Draft has been around for as long as the league itself. An interesting question you probably have never asked yourself is: “I wonder who was the best player ever taken 24th overall?” But that’s why were here- to propose questions you’ve never had the time, or desire, to ask. Then we answer them.

For this installment of the anthology the winner is a little more clear cut, and while I immensely enjoy the overuse of sub categories, this one was essentially a no brainer.

The Best Player Taken 23rd Overall: Alex English

Moral Obligation to Mention as a Warning Against Facial Tattoos: DeShawn Stevenson

As always, here’s a link and a table:

Year

Pk

Tm

Player

College

From

To

G

WS

2010

23

MIN

Trevor Booker

Clemson University

2011

2011

65

2.6

2009

23

SAC

Omri Casspi

 

2010

2011

148

5

2008

23

UTA

Kosta Koufos

Ohio State University

2009

2011

134

1.6

2007

23

NYK

Wilson Chandler

DePaul University

2008

2011

254

10.3

2006

23

NJN

Josh Boone

University of Connecticut

2007

2010

256

9.1

2005

23

SAC

Francisco Garcia

University of Louisville

2006

2011

373

14.6

2004

23

POR

Sergei Monia

 

2006

2006

26

-0.2

2003

23

POR

Travis Outlaw

 

2004

2011

482

14.9

2002

23

DET

Tayshaun Prince

University of Kentucky

2003

2011

661

52.9

2001

23

HOU

Brandon Armstrong

Pepperdine University

2002

2004

108

-0.6

2000

23

UTA

DeShawn Stevenson

 

2001

2011

717

10.9

1999

23

LAL

Devean George

Augsburg College

2000

2010

630

18.2

1998

23

DEN

Tyronn Lue

University of Nebraska

1999

2009

554

19.7

1997

23

SEA

Bobby Jackson

University of Minnesota

1998

2009

755

31.4

1996

23

DEN

Efthimi Rentzias

 

2003

2003

35

0.2

1995

23

IND

Travis Best

Georgia Institute of Technology

1996

2005

708

30.9

1994

23

PHO

Wesley Person

Auburn University

1995

2005

733

44

1993

23

SEA

Ervin Johnson

University of New Orleans

1994

2006

845

37.8

1992

23

MIL

Lee Mayberry

University of Arkansas

1993

1999

496

7.9

1991

23

ORL

Stanley Roberts

Louisiana State University

1992

2000

300

8.1

Year

Pk

Tm

Player

College

From

To

G

WS

1990

23

SAC

Anthony Bonner

Saint Louis University

1991

1996

318

10.7

1989

23

ATL

Roy Marble

University of Iowa

1990

1994

29

-0.5

1988

23

DEN

Jerome Lane

University of Pittsburgh

1989

1993

218

2.3

1987

23

SAS

Greg Anderson

University of Houston

1988

1998

680

18.7

1986

23

LAL

Ken Barlow

University of Notre Dame

       

1985

23

LAL

A.C. Green

Oregon State University

1986

2001

1278

99.5

1984

23

LAL

Earl Jones

University of the District of Columbia

1985

1986

14

-0.1

1983

23

IND

Mitchell Wiggins

Florida State University

1984

1992

389

15.2

1982

23

BOS

Darren Tillis

Cleveland State University

1983

1984

124

0.9

1981

23

BOS

Charles Bradley

University of Wyoming

1982

1984

110

0.3

1980

23

DEN

Carl Nicks

Indiana State University

1981

1983

156

-0.4

1979

23

UTA

Tico Brown

Georgia Institute of Technology

       

1978

23

DET

Terry Tyler

University of Detroit Mercy

1979

1989

871

40.8

1977

23

CHI

Mike Glenn

Southern Illinois University

1978

1987

593

25.3

1976

23

MIL

Alex English

University of South Carolina

1977

1991

1193

100.7

1975

23

PHI

World B. Free

Guilford College

1976

1988

886

67.7

1974

23

HOU

Gus Bailey

University of Texas at El Paso

1975

1980

147

0.8

1972

23

SEA

Brian Taylor

Princeton University

1977

1982

330

24.7

1971

23

SEA

Jim McDaniels

Western Kentucky University

1972

1978

184

0.7

1970

23

SEA

Pete Cross

University of San Francisco

1971

1973

182

4.2

Year

Pk

Tm

Player

College

From

To

G

WS

1969

23

CHI

Johnny Baum

Temple University

1970

1971

65

0.3

1968

23

SDR

Stu Lantz

University of Nebraska

1969

1976

547

32.5

1967

23

LAL

Dwight Smith

Western Kentucky University

       

1965

23

STL

Ken McIntyre

St. John’s University

       

1964

23

SFW

McCoy McLemore

Drake University

1965

1972

580

9.5

1963

23

STL

Bill Burwell

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

       

1962

23

SFW

Dave Fedor

Florida State University

1963

1963

7

-0.1

1961

23

CHP

Jeff Cohen

College of William & Mary

       

1960

23

PHW

Bob Mealy

Manhattan College

       

1959

23

CIN

Leo Byrd

Marshall University

       

1958

23

BOS

Jim Cunningham

Fordham University

       

1957

23

SYR

Vince Cohen

Syracuse University

       

1955

23

STL

Burdette Haldorson

University of Colorado

       

1954

23

BOS

Henry Daubenschmidt

St. Francis College

       

1951

23

FTW

Jake Fendley

Northwestern University

1952

1953

103

 
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