John Wall, First Pick in the 2010 NBA Draft

2010 NBA Draft | Washington Wizards Select John Wall With First Pick

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John Wall, First Pick 2010 NBA Draft

With just a 10.3% chance of winning the 2010 NBA Draft Lottery last May 18, 2010 in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA, the Washington Wizards were able to land the rights for the #1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

In the 2010 NBA Draft held on June 24, 2010 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, USA, the team selected John Wall.

John Wall is a 2010 National Player of the Year finalist who played point guard for the University of Kentucky.

2009–10 John R. Wooden Awardee Evan Turner of Ohio State was picked second by the Philadelphia 76ers.

The New Jersey Nets select Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors with the 3rd pick.

Xavier’s Jordan Crawford who became controversial last summer because he dunked on Lebron James was pick number 26.

Here’s the complete list of picks in Round 1:

1     Washington     John Wall     PG
2     Philadelphia     Evan Turner     SG
3     New Jersey     Derrick Favors     PF
4     Minnesota     Wesley Johnson     SF
5     Sacramento     DeMarcus Cousins     PF
6     Golden State     Ekpe Udoh     PF
7     Detroit     Greg Monroe     C
8     LA Clippers     Al-Farouq Aminu     SF
9     Utah     Gordon Hayward     SF
10     Indiana     Paul George     SF
11     New Orleans     Cole Aldrich     C
12     Memphis     Xavier Henry     SG
13     Toronto     Ed Davis     PF
14     Houston     Patrick Patterson     PF
15     Milwaukee     Larry Sanders     PF
16     Minnesota     Luke Babbitt     SF
17     Chicago     Kevin Seraphin     PF
18     Oklahoma City     Eric Bledsoe     PG
19     Boston     Avery Bradley     SG
20     San Antonio     James Anderson     SG
21     Oklahoma City     Craig Brackins     PF
22     Portland     Elliot Williams     SG
23     Minnesota     Trevor Booker     PF
24     Atlanta     Damion James     SF
25     Memphis     Dominique Jones     SG
26     Oklahoma City     Quincy Pondexter     SF
27     New Jersey     Jordan Crawford     SG
28     Memphis     Greivis Vasquez     PG
29     Orlando     Daniel Orton     PF
30     Washington     Lazar Hayward     SF

NOTE: John Wall became the third guard taken with the # 1 pick in 14 years. Allen Iverson of Georgetown was taken first by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996, and Derrick Rose of Memphis was the #1 pick by the Chicago Bulls in 2008.

Wall  is actually one of five UK players selected in the first round; a record.

Others picked were DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth pick by Sacramento, Patrick Patterson, the 14th selection by Houston, Eric Bledsoe, the 18th pick by Oklahoma City, and Daniel Orton, the 29th selection by Orlando.

Last year’s #1 pick, Blake Griffin is expected to play as a rookie alongside members of the 2010 NBA Draft because he missed the entire 2010 NBA season due to an injury.

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