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Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley
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Rose and Beasley were two of the record seven freshmen lottery picks.
The Bulls chose Derrick Rose No. 1. The Heat grabbed Michael Beasley and the Wolves selected and traded O.J. Mayo as freshmen flew off the board at a record pace at the draft. Chad Ford: Analysis | Grades

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1. Derrick Rose 6-3 PGMemphisStock Level
2. Michael Beasley 6-8 PFKansas StateStock Level
3. Kevin Love 6-10 PFUCLAStock Level
4. Russell Westbrook 6-4 PGUCLAStock Level
5. O.J. Mayo 6-4 SGUSCStock Level
6. Brook Lopez 7-1 CStanfordStock Level
7. Eric Gordon 6-3 SGIndianaStock Level
8. Danilo Gallinari 6-9 SFItalyStock Level
9. DeAndre Jordan 6-11 CTexas A&MStock Level
10. Roy Hibbert 7-2 CGeorgetownStock Level
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NBA Draft - Vital Information

What: 2008 NBA Draft
When: June 26, 2008, ESPN, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, N.Y.
Rounds: Two rounds

Draft Tracker

Position ranks: PG | SG | SF | PF | C
View by: Name | Position | School/Country
History: Year-by-year | Team History

2008 Draft Order - 1st Round

Rounds: 1 | 2
1 Chicago Derrick Rose - PG
2 Miami Michael Beasley - PF
3 Minnesota O.J. Mayo - SG
4 Seattle Russell Westbrook - PG
5 Memphis Kevin Love - PF
6 New York Danilo Gallinari - SF
7 L.A. Clippers Eric Gordon - SG
8 Milwaukee Joe Alexander - SF
9 Charlotte D.J. Augustin - PG
10 New Jersey Brook Lopez - C
11 Indiana
traded to Portland
Jerryd Bayless - PG
12 Sacramento Jason Thompson - PF
13 Portland
traded to Indiana
Brandon Rush - SG
14 Golden State Anthony Randolph - PF
15 Phoenix
from Atlanta
Robin Lopez - C
16 Philadelphia Marreese Speights - C
17 Toronto
Roy Hibbert - C
18 Washington JaVale McGee - PF
19 Cleveland J.J. Hickson - PF
20 Charlotte
from Denver
Alexis Ajinca - PF
21 New Jersey
from Dallas
Ryan Anderson - PF
22 Orlando Courtney Lee - SG
23 Utah Kosta Koufos - C
24 Seattle
from Phoenix
Serge Ibaka - PF
25 Houston Nicolas Batum - SF
26 San Antonio George Hill - PG
27 New Orleans Darrell Arthur - PF
28 Memphis
from L.A. Lakers
Donte Greene - SF
29 Detroit D.J. White - PF
30 Boston J. R. Giddens - SG
Rounds: 1 | 2
No Picks: Hawks, Mavericks, Lakers
Two Picks: Memphis, New Jersey, Seattle

Chad Ford's Draft Podcasts


Listen to Chad Ford's most recent 2008 NBA draft podcasts. Audio

• 6/27: Chad Ford's draft review
• 6/24: John Hollinger, ESPN Insider
• 6/19: David Thorpe, Scouts Inc.
• 6/17: Kevin Pritchard, Blazers GM
• 5/22: John Paxson, Bulls GM
• 5/20: Joe Abunassar, NBA trainer
• 5/16: Kevin Love, UCLA

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