|2010 NBA Draft|
|Date||June 24, 2010|
|Venue||Madison Square Garden|
|Location||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|First overall pick||John Wall, Washington Wizards|
The 2010 NBA Draft was held on June 24, 2010 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. In this draft, National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from non-North American leagues.
The draft was broadcast on ESPN at 7:00 PM (EDT). The NBA announced that 100 players, including 70 players from U.S. colleges and institutions and 30 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2010 NBA Draft. The Washington Wizards, who had obtaining the first selection, won the NBA Draft Lottery on May 22. The Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets (Brooklyn Nets) were second and third respectively.
The Washington Wizards used the first overall pick to draft John Wall, a sophomore from the University of Kentucky. The Philadelphia 76ers used the second pick to draft Evan Turner, a senior from University of Ohio State, and the New Jersey Nets (Brooklyn Nets) used the third pick to draft Derrick Favors, a sophomore from Georgia Tech University. The 2010 NBA draft marked the first appearance of the Brooklyn Nets.
^ a: New Jersey Nets changed to Brooklyn Nets, after Nets moved from East Rutherford, New Jersey to Brooklyn, New York
Selections by team
Several trades resulted in players changing teams on draft night. The following represents a team-by-team list showing where players ended up, after those transactions.
Notable undrafted players
|Player||Nationality||Original NBA team||School/club team|
|Luigi Datome (SF)||Italy||Detroit Pistons||Virtus Roma (Italy)|
|Jeremy Lin (PG)||United States||Golden State Warriors||Harvard (Sr.)|
|Republic of China -Taiwan|
|Boban Marjanovic (PF)||Yugoslavia||San Antonio Spurs||Hemofarm (Yugoslavia)|
|Tim Ohlbrecht (PF)||Germany||Houston Rockets||Brose (Yugoslavia)|
|Aleksei Shved (SG)||Russia||Minnesota Timberwolves||CSKA Moscow (USSR)|
Trades involving draft picks
The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.
Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.
The basic eligibility rules for the draft are:
- All drafted players must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players eligible for the 2008 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1989.
- Any player who is not an "international player", as defined in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and its players union, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class. The CBA definition of "international" excludes anyone who completed high school in the U.S., or enrolled at a U.S. college or university.
The "one year out of high school" requirement is in addition to the age requirement. For example, although O. J. Mayo, who declared for the draft after one season at USC, turned 19 in November 2006, six months before his high school graduation, this was the first draft for which he was eligible.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Article X, Section 1(b)(i)". 2005 NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. National Basketball Players Association. http://www.nbpa.com/cba_articles/article-X.php. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
- ↑ "Article X, Section 1(c)". 2005 NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. National Basketball Players Association. http://www.nbpa.com/cba_articles/article-X.php. Retrieved 2008-04-17.
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