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2008 NBA Draft: Final Big Board

Gary LloydSenior Analyst IJune 7, 2008

If you can't tell from my archive, the NBA draft is a valued process and event for me.

Simply, I love everything the draft encompasses.

The decision a player must make once his time runs out in the NCAA tournament or NIT is crucial. Working out constantly in hopes of a pre-draft camp invitation is grueling for these guys. Exceeding expectations at that camp is vital. More so today than in years past, keeping a clean record and positive image is very important.

All that said, here's my final big board for the 2008 NBA draft:

1. Derrick Rose, Memphis guard

2. Michael Beasley, Kansas State forward

3. O.J. Mayo, USC guard

4. Jerryd Bayless, Arizona guard

5. Eric Gordon, Indiana guard

6. Russell Westbrook, UCLA guard

7. Danilo Gallinari, Italy forward

8. Kevin Love, UCLA forward

9. Brook Lopez, Stanford center

10. Joe Alexander, West Virginia forward

11. Anthony Randolph, LSU forward

12. Darrell Arthur, Kansas forward

13. DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M center

14. D.J. Augustin, Texas guard

15. JaVale McGee, Nevada center

16. Kosta Koufos, Ohio State center

17. Brandon Rush, Kansas guard

18. Donte Greene, Syracuse forward

19. Nicolas Batum, France forward

20. Jason Thompson, Rider forward

21. Chase Budinger, Arizona forward

22. Robin Lopez, Stanford center

23. Marreese Speights, Florida forward

24. Wayne Ellington, North Carolina guard

25. Roy Hibbert, Georgetown center

26. Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis guard

27. Serge Ibaka, Congo forward

28. Mario Chalmers, Kansas guard

29. Bill Walker, Kansas State guard

30. Ty Lawson, North Carolina guard

31. Nathan Jawai, Australia forward

32. Kyle Weaver, Washington State guard

33. Davon Jefferson, USC forward

34. Courtney Lee, Western Kentucky guard

35. Gary Forbes, Massachusetts guard

36. J.J. Hickson, North Carolina State forward

37. Ryan Anderson, California forward

38. Richard Hendrix, Alabama forward

39. Nikola Pekovic, Serbia and Montenegro center

40. DeVon Hardin, California forward

41. Joey Dorsey, Memphis forward

42. Alexis Ajinca, France center

43. Sonny Weems, Arkansas guard

44. Ante Tomic, Croatia center

45. Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State guard

46. D.J. White, Indiana forward

47. James Gist, Maryland forward

48. Trent Plaisted, BYU forward

49. Will Daniels, Rhode Island forward

50. Bryce Taylor, Oregon guard

51. Omri Casspi, Israel forward

52. DeMarcus Nelson, Duke guard

53. Mike Taylor, NBDL/Iowa State guard

54. Omer Asik, Turkey forward

55. Shan Foster, Vanderbilt guard

56. Richard Roby, Colorado guard

57. J.R. Giddens, New Mexico guard

58. Goran Dragic, Slovenia guard

59. Marcelus Kemp, Nevada guard

60. Othello Hunter, Ohio State forward


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