11. New Orleans Hornets: Cole Aldrich, Kansas—B+ [Rights Traded to OKC]
The New Orleans Hornets used the No. 11 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft to select Kansas’ Cole Aldrich, only to trade his rights away shortly thereafter to Oklahoma City.
12. Memphis Grizzlies: Xavier Henry, Kansas—B
Kansas had back-to-back selections in the lottery round of the 2010 NBA Draft when Xavier Henry was selected as the No. 12 pick by the Memphis Grizzlies.
13. Toronto Raptors: Ed Davis, North Carolina—B
North Carolina’s Ed Davis was taken by the Toronto Raptors as the No. 13 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
14. Houston Rockets: Patrick Patterson, Kentucky—A [Final Pick of Lottery]
The Houston Rockets used the No. 14 pick, and the final selection of the lottery round, in the 2010 NBA Draft to select Wildcats forward Patrick Patterson—the third pick coming out of Kentucky.
15. Milwaukee Bucks: Larry Sanders, VCU—B+
Larry Sanders, a VCU product, was nabbed as the No. 15 pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA Draft.
16. Minnesota Timberwolves: Luke Babbitt, Nevada—B+ [Rights Traded to POR]
The Minnesota Timberwolves chose Nevada’s Luke Babbitt with the No. 16 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, only to trade his rights away shortly thereafter to Portland.
17. Chicago Bulls: Kevin Seraphin, France—B [Rights Traded to WSH]
France product Kevin Seraphin was selected as the No. 17 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, but shortly after, his rights were traded to the Washington Wizards.
18. Oklahoma City Thunder: Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky—B [Rights Traded]
The Oklahoma City Thunder used the No. 18 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft to nab the fourth Kentucky player taken in the first round, Eric Bledsoe.
However, shortly after being drafted, his rights were traded.
19. Boston Celtics: Avery Bradley, Texas—B
Former Longhorns guard Avery Bradley, the first one-and-done basketball player at the University of Texas, was selected by the Boston Celtics with the No. 19 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
20. San Antonio Spurs: James Anderson, Oklahoma State—B+
The San Antonio Spurs used the No. 20 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft to select Oklahoma State’s James Anderson.
21. Oklahoma City Thunder: Craig Brackins, Iowa St—B [Rights Traded to NOH]
Iowa State’s Craig Brackins was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the No. 21 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, only to have his rights traded to New Orleans shortly thereafter.
22. Portland Trailblazers: Elliot Williams, Memphis—B
The Portland Trailblazers, a team historically known for trading away their draft picks, used the No. 22 selection in the 2010 NBA Draft to nab Memphis’ Elliot Williams.
23. Minnesota Timberwolves: Trevor Booker, Clemson—A [Rights Traded to WSH]
Clemson’s Trevor Booker made history on Draft Night 2010 by becoming the first senior drafted as late as he was in the first round. He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the No. 23 pick, and his rights were then traded to Washington.
24. Atlanta Hawks: Damion James, Texas—A [Rights Traded to NJN]
Texas’ Damion James was selected as the No. 24 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, only to have his rights traded to the New Jersey Nets shortly thereafter.
25. Memphis Grizzlies: Dominique Jones, South Florida—B+
The Mempis Grizzlies selected South Florida’s Dominique Jones as the No. 25 pick in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft.
26. Oklahoma City Thunder: Quincy Pondexter, Washington—B+
Washington senior Quincy Pondexter was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder as the No. 26 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
27. New Jersey Nets: Jordan Crawford, Xavier—B [Rights Traded to ATL]
Xavier’s Jordan Crawford, who was selected as the No. 27 pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 2010 NBA Draft, will be playing in Atlanta next season after his rights were traded to the Hawks.
28. Memphis Grizzlies: Greivis Vasquez, Maryland—A
Greivis Vasquez looked like he had just been taken No. 1 in the draft when his name was called on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, jumping up in excitement and hugging friends and family before making his way to the podium amid high-fives and handshakes.
Oh, by the way, he was taken as the No. 28 pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2010 NBA Draft.
29. Orlando Magic: Daniel Orton, Kentucky—B
Daniel Orton, the record-breaking fifth first-round selection out of Kentucky, was nabbed as the No. 29 pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2010 NBA Draft.
30. Washington Wizards: Lazar Hayward, Marquette—A [Rights Traded to MIN]
Marquette’s Lazar Hayward was selected by the Washington Wizards as the 30th and final pick in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft, and shortly after his name was called, his rights were traded to Minnesota.
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