Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
NBA Draft 2006
|Who was the last player selected in the 2006 NBA draft when the Detroit Pistons called his name with the 60th pick?||NBA Draft 2006
Will Blalock. Blalock was a 6 foot guard out of Iowa State named Third Team All-Big 12 as a junior. He averaged 15.6 points per game and 6.1 assists per game over the 2005-06 NCAA season.
|Who was the first Israeli player drafted since the Los Angeles Clippers picked Doron Sheffer with the 36th selection of the 1996 Draft?||NBA Draft 2006
Lior Eliyahu. Eliyahu was a 6-9, 225-pound power forward who spent three seasons with Hapoel Galil Elyon of the Israeli Premier League. He helped Israel win a silver medal at the 2004 Under-20 European Championships, averaging 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
|How many University of Connecticut players were drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft?||NBA Draft 2006
4. Rudy Gay, Hilton Armstrong, Marcus Williams, and Josh Boone were all drafted in the first round with the 8th, 12th, 22nd, and 23rd picks, respectively.
|Who was the first African player selected in the 2006 draft?||NBA Draft 2006
Saer Sene. Sene, a 6-11 forward from Senegal, was drafted 10th overall by the Seattle Supersonics.
|Which team had the most second round draft selections, with the 36th, 37th, and 57th picks?||NBA Draft 2006
Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota selected Craig Smith at #36, Bobby Jones at #37, and Loukas Mavrokefalidis at #57.
|The New York Knicks stunned the basketball world by selecting which NIT forward from South Carolina?||NBA Draft 2006
Renaldo Balkman. In taking Balkman, the Knicks passed on point guard Marcus Williams, who many predicted would be a Top 10 draft pick. Williams was later taken at #22 by the New Jersey Nets.
|Who was the only Canadian player taken in the 2006 NBA draft?||NBA Draft 2006
Denham Brown. Denham Brown became the 40th player taken in the draft when he was chosen by the Seattle Supersonics. He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
|Which guard, drafted 7th overall by the Boston Celtics, was traded twice on draft night before ending up in Minnesota?||NBA Draft 2006
Randy Foye. Foye was traded first to Portland, and then to Minnesota. Alexander Johnson was also traded twice on draft night, from Indiana to Memphis to Portland.
|With the second pick in the draft, which team drafted LaMarcus Aldridge and promptly traded him for the fourth pick in the draft, Tyrus Thomas?||NBA Draft 2006
Chicago Bulls. Chicago also drafted Rodney Carney with the 16th pick in the draft before trading him to Philadelphia for Thabo Sefolosha.
|Which player was the first European ever selected first overall thanks to the Toronto Raptors?||NBA Draft 2006
Andrea Bargnani. Bargnani is a 7-footer who played for Benetton Treviso in Italy from 2003-2006. At only 20-years old, he had an accurate jump shot, especially from three-point range.
Will Blalock. Blalock was a guard from Iowa State. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons.
Patrick O'Bryant. O'Bryant was a center from Bradley and was drafted by the Golden State Warriors.
|Who was the commissioner who read off names on this draft night?||NBA Draft 2006
David Stern. Selig was commissioner of baseball, and Jordan and Thomas were former players.
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|Who did the New Jersey Nets select with the 23rd overall pick?||NBA Draft 2006
Josh Boone. Boone went to college at UConn and went to high school at South Carroll High School in Carroll County, Maryland.
|Who did the Orlando Magic draft with the 11th overall pick?||NBA Draft 2006
J.J. Redick. Redick was a guard from Duke. He was the 2nd Duke player selected in the draft. The first was Shelden Williams who was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks.
|Who drafted Brandon Roy and then traded him to Portland?||NBA Draft 2006
Minnesota Timberwolves. Roy was a guard from Washington. Portland ended up with Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Charlotte Bobcats. Morrison was a forward from Gonzaga. He had been diagnosed with diabetes.
|The Chicago Bulls drafted a player, then traded him to the Trail Blazers for Tyrus Thomas, who they drafted. Who was this player? ||NBA Draft 2006
LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge was a forward from Texas, and Tyrus Thomas was a forward from LSU.
Andrea Bargnani. Andrea was a forward from Italy. He was drafted by the Toronto Raptors who got the first pick in the draft lottery.
Senegal. Sene, the 10th overall pick in the draft, was the highest native of Senegal taken.
Bradley. O'Bryant was the highest Bradley player ever taken at number nine.
|Rudy Gay was not the only UConn player taken in the first round. Who were the others?||NBA Draft 2006
Hilton Armstrong, Josh Boone, and Marcus Williams. Gay went number 8 to Houston and was then traded to Memphis. Armstrong went 12 to New Orleans, Williams and Boone went 23 and 24 to New Jersey.
|Brandon Roy was the second first rounder to come out of Washington in since 2004. Who was the first?||NBA Draft 2006
Nate Robinson. Roy along with Robinson was traded from the team that orignally drafted him.
|Randy Foye was taken to play the same positons as what former first rounder on the Timberwolves?||NBA Draft 2006
Rashad McCants. Randy Foye was actually taken at number 7 but was traded to Portland for Brandon Roy.
|Sheldon Williams attended Duke University with which power center that did not enter the draft?||NBA Draft 2006
Josh McRoberts. Josh McRoberts was predited to be a top ten pick but decided not to enter the draft.
|What player from LSU was predicted to go high in the draft if he entered? ||NBA Draft 2006
Glen Davis. Glen Davis played center on an LSU team that made the Final Four but lost to UCLA.
Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan became a part owner of the Bobcats 2 weeks before the draft. It was Jordan's choice because he thought Morrison was the most complete player in the draft.
|Chicago took what sophmore from Texas intending on trading him for who?||NBA Draft 2006
LaMarcus Aldrige for Tyrus Thomas. The Bulls took Aldridge knowing that they would receive money from Portland, because Portland wanted assurance of Aldridge being there. Aldrige also has the same birthday as Adam Morrsion.
|The Toronto Raptors took Andrea Bargnarni from Benneton Treviso with the first pick. This was their highest pick since they took who?||NBA Draft 2006
Marcus Camby 2nd overall 1996. The Raptors took Marcus Camby with the second pick in 1996. Camby was taken behind Allen Iverson.