The annual 2010 NBA Draft was held on Thursday in New York City, and nine players from the ACC were selected.
Derrick Favors, out of Georgia Tech, was the highest picked player from the ACC in this year’s draft, being picked 3rd overall to the New Jersey Nets. A fellow ACC player to Favors was also selected in the Top 10. Al-Faroq Aminu from Wake Forest was drafted 8th overall to the Clippers.
Three more players from the ACC were drafted in the 1st round. Ed Davis, out of North Carolina, was drafted 13th to the Toronto Raptors. Trevor Booker from Clemson was drafted 23rd overall to Minnesota, but the rights to him were traded. And Greivis Vasquez, from Maryland, was drafted 28th overall to Memphis.
In the 2nd round, 4 ACC players were selected. Gani Lawal, from Georgia Tech, was selected 46th overall to the Phoenix Suns. Solomon Alabi, from Florida State, was selected 50th overall to Dallas, but his rights were traded to Toronto. Ryan Reid, also from FSU, was selected 57th overall to the Indiana Pacers. And, in the last pick of the draft, Miami’s Dwayne Collins was picked by the Phoenix Suns.
Congratulations to all nine players and good luck to them in the NBA!