Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball
The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Kansas. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas is considered one of the most prestigious college basketball programs in the country with 5 overall claimed National Championships, as well being a National Runner-Up six times and having the most conference titles in the nation. Kansas is the all-time consecutive conference titles record holder with 14 consecutive titles, a streak that ran from 2005 through 2018; the Jayhawks own the NCAA record for most consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances with an active streak of 30 consecutive appearances. Another notable active streak for the Jayhawks is they have been ranked in the AP poll for 200 consecutive polls, a streak that has stretched from of the poll released on February 3, 2009 poll through the poll released on March 11, 2019, the longest active streak in the nation.
That streak is 21 behind UCLA’s record run of 222 straight from 1966-1980. The Jayhawks' first coach was the inventor of the game of James Naismith. Naismith is the only coach in Kansas basketball history with a losing record; the Kansas basketball program has produced many notable professional players, including Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Danny Manning, Raef LaFrentz, Paul Pierce, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid. Politician Bob Dole played basketball at Kansas. Former players that have gone on to be coaches include Phog Allen, Adolph Rupp, Dean Smith, Dutch Lonborg, former assistants to go on to be notable coaches include John Calipari, Gregg Popovich, Bill Self. Mark Turgeon, Jerod Haase, Danny Manning are all former players and assistant coaches that became head coaches. Allen founded the National Association of Basketball Coaches and, with Lonborg, was an early proponent of the NCAA tournament. Four different Jayhawk head coaches are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as coaches, Phog Allen, Larry Brown, Roy Williams, current head coach Bill Self.
Three different Division I basketball arenas have been named after former Kansas players, the Dean Smith Center named after Dean Smith at North Carolina, Rupp Arena named after Adolph Rupp at Kentucky, the Jayhawks own arena Allen Fieldhouse named after Phog Allen. In 2008, ESPN ranked Kansas second on a list of the most prestigious programs of the modern college basketball era. Kansas has the longest streak of consecutive NCAA tournament appearances of all-time, the longest current streak of consecutive NCAA winning seasons, the most winning seasons in Division I history, the most non-losing seasons in NCAA history, the most conference championships in Division I history, the most consecutive regular season conference titles in Division I, the most First Team All Americans in Division I history, the most First Team All American Selections in Division I history; as of the last complete season, the program ranks third in Division I all-time winning percentage and second in Division I all-time wins.
Since the opening of Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks home arena, in 1955, the Jayhawks have earned a well established home court advantage. Allen Fieldhouse is considered one of the best home court advantages in college basketball; the Jayhawks have won over 70 percent of their games in Allen Fieldhouse, losing only a little over 100 games in its over 60-year history. Under current head coach Bill Self, the Jayhawks have had three home court winning streaks over 30 games and two streaks that have reached over 50 games; the Jayhawks have won 20 consecutive games at Allen Fieldhouse. In addition to Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks will play games at the nearby Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri; these games, while technically a neutral site, are considered home games. Kansas ranks second all-time in NCAA Division I wins against 848 losses; this record includes a 750–109 mark at historic Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks are first in NCAA history with 97 winning seasons, tied for first in NCAA history with 100 non-losing seasons with Kentucky.
Kansas has the fewest head coaches of any program, around 100 years, yet has reached the Final Four under more head coaches than any other program in the nation. Every head coach at Kansas since the inception of the NCAA Tournament has led the program to the Final Four. Kansas has had four head coaches inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame, more than any other program in the nation. A perennial conference powerhouse, Kansas leads Division I all-time in regular season conference titles with 61 in 111 years of conference play through the 2016–17 regular season; the Jayhawks have won a record 18 conference titles and a record 11 conference tournament titles in the 21 years of the Big 12's existence. The program owns the best Big 12 records in both those areas with a 274–57 record in conference play and a 41–11 record in tournament play; the Jayhawks won their 2,000th game in school history when they defeated Texas Tech in the 2009–2010 season, joining the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina as the only schools to boast such an achievement at that time.
The men's basketball program began in 1898, following the arrival of Dr. James Naismith to the school, just six years after Naismith had written the sport's first official rules. Naismith was hired to be a chapel direc
Vasilije Micić is a Serbian professional basketball player for Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball Super League and the EuroLeague. He represents the Serbian national basketball team internationally, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. From 2002 to 2006, Micić played for the OKK Beograd junior program. In 2006–07, he played for Crvena zvezda juniors, from 2007 to 2010, he played for FMP Železnik juniors. In 2010, Micić signed with Mega Vizura. At the age of 16, he made his Basketball League of Serbia debut, going on to play 35 games in 2010–11. On 22 November 2011, just 8 games into the 2011–12 season, Micić suffered a season-ending knee injury. In the 2012–13 season, he became a leader with Boban Marjanović of the team which came to the Adriatic League for the first time in the club history. On 6 June 2013, Micić signed a two-year contract extension with Mega Vizura. In March 2014, Micić confirmed. On 8 April 2014, he broke his hand. In his first ABA League season, he averaged 3.2 rebounds and 5.8 assists over 25 games.
In June 2014, alongside his teammates Nemanja Dangubić and Nikola Jokić, Micić attended the Eurocamp, basketball camp based in Treviso for the NBA Draft prospects. He impressed scouts, putting 10 assists in 25 minutes of the game. On 26 June 2014, Micić was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 52nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. On 4 August 2014, Micić signed a two-year deal with an option for one more season with the German team Bayern Munich. On 28 November 2014, in a EuroLeague game against Panathinaikos, he ruptured collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to miss six weeks of play. On 27 December 2015, Micić was loaned to Crvena zvezda for the rest of the 2015–16 season. On 25 July 2016, Micić was released by Bayern. On 26 July 016, Micić signed with Turkish BSL club Tofaş for the 2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi season. On 15 June 2017, Micić signed a two-year contract with Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas. On 20 June 2018, Micić signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Anadolu Efes.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He played in domestic competition, regional competition if applicable. In 2011, Micić won a silver medal with the Serbian U18 team at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship. In 2013, he again won a silver medal with the Serbian U19 team at the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, where he was to the All-Tournament Team. In the same year, he debuted for the senior Serbian national team at the EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia, where he averaged 4.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Micić represented Serbia at the EuroBasket 2017, where they won the silver medal, after losing in the final game to Slovenia. Vasilije's sister, Nina, is a professional snowboarder. Vasilije Micić at aba-liga.com Vasilije Micić at beko-bbl.de Vasilije Micić at euroleague.net Vasilije Micić at fiba.com Vasilije Micić at tblstat.net
K. J. McDaniels
Kevin "K. J." McDaniels Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Clemson University before he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. McDaniels attended Central Park Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama. Considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, McDaniels was listed as the No. 35 small forward in the nation in 2011. McDaniels played limited minutes as a freshman for Clemson in 2011–12, averaging 3.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, McDaniels became a starter for the Tigers, he averaged 10.9 points and 5.0 rebounds, finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in blocked shots with 2.1 per game. As a junior in 2013–14, McDaniels became one of the top players in the ACC, he averaged 7.1 rebounds per game. He led the ACC in blocks per game at 2.8 and at the conclusion of the regular season was named first team All-ACC and the conference Defensive Player of the Year.
In the postseason, he led the Tigers to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament. McDaniels led the team to the tournament semifinals in Madison Square Garden. In April 2014, McDaniels declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility. On June 26, 2014, McDaniels was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. In July 2014, he joined the 76ers for the 2014 NBA Summer League. After being named in the 76ers' 2014 training camp roster on September 29, 2014, McDaniels was not present at Richard Stockton College the next day for the opening day of training camp after he and his agent were not happy with the contract he was offered by the 76ers. Subsequently, his deal was restructured and on October 1, McDaniels agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed tender worth $507,000, allowing him to become a restricted free agent in 2015, he went on to start his rookie season in fine form, becoming one of the 76ers main players off the bench and earned notoriety for his shot-blocking prowess.
He recorded his first career double-double on November 29 with season-highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. McDaniels played 52 games for Philadelphia and averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game. On February 19, 2015, McDaniels was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Isaiah Canaan and a 2015 second-round pick, he appeared in just 10 games for Houston to finish the regular season, missed the team's entire playoff run after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right elbow in the regular season finale. On July 21, 2015, McDaniels re-signed with the Rockets to a three-year, $10 million contract. On April 3, 2016, he played a season-high 18 minutes and scored 10 points in the Rockets' 118–110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the 2015–16 season, he received multiple assignments to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets' D-League affiliate. On February 23, 2017, McDaniels was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations.
On March 23, 2017, he had a season-high 16 points in a 126–98 win over the Phoenix Suns. On August 22, 2017, McDaniels signed with the Toronto Raptors, he was waived by the Raptors on October 2017 before appearing in a game for them. On December 13, 2017, McDaniels joined the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League. In July 2018, McDaniels played for the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2018 NBA Summer League and was named MVP of the championship game in Las Vegas. On September 23, 2018, McDaniels signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. On October 10, 2018, McDaniels was waived by the Thunder. McDaniels was added to the Oklahoma City Blue training camp roster on October 23, 2018. McDaniels is the son of Kevin and Shawn McDaniels, has a younger brother named Dylan. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Clemson Tigers bio K. J. McDaniels on Twitter
The point guard called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has the most specialized role of any position. Point guards are expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right player at the right time. Above all, the point guard must understand and accept their coach's game plan. While the point guard must understand and accept the coach's gameplan, they must be able to adapt to what the defense is allowing, they must control the pace of the game. A point guard, like other player positions in basketball, specializes in certain skills. A point guard's primary job is to facilitate scoring opportunities for his/her team, or sometimes for themselves. Lee Rose has described a point guard as a coach on the floor, who can handle and distribute the ball to teammates; this involves setting up plays on the court, getting the ball to the teammate in the best position to score, controlling the tempo of the game.
A point guard should know when and how to instigate a fast break and when and how to initiate the more deliberate sets. Point guards are expected to be vocal floor leaders. A point guard needs always to have in mind the times on the shot clock and the game clock, the score, the numbers of remaining timeouts for both teams, etc. Among the taller players who have enjoyed success at the position is Ben Simmons, who at 6’ 10” won the 2018 National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year Award. Behind him is Magic Johnson, who at 6’ 9” won the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award three times in his career. Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Russell Westbrook, Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Allen Iverson, Derrick Rose and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry. In the NBA, point guards are about 6' 4" or shorter, average about 6' 2" whereas in the WNBA, point guards are 5' 9" or shorter. Having above-average size is considered advantageous, although size is secondary to situational awareness, speed and ball handling skills.
Shorter players tend to be better dribblers since they are closer to the floor, thus have better control of the ball while dribbling. After an opponent scores, it is the point guard who brings the ball down court to begin an offensive play. Passing skills, ball handling, court vision are crucial. Speed is important. Point guards are valued more for their assist totals than for their scoring. Another major evaluation factor is assist-to-turnover ratio, which reflects the decision-making skills of the player. Still, a first-rate point guard should have a reasonably effective jump shot; the point guard is positioned on the perimeter of the play, so as to have the best view of the action. This is a necessity because of the point guard's many leadership obligations. Many times, the point guard is referred to by announcers as a "coach on the floor" or a "floor general". In the past, this was true, as several point guards such as Lenny Wilkens served their teams as player-coaches; this is not so common anymore, as most coaches are now specialized in coaching and are non-players.
Some point guards are still given a great deal of leeway in the offense. Point guards who are not given this much freedom, are still extensions of their coach on the floor and must display good leadership skills. Along with leadership and a general basketball acumen, ball-handling is a skill of great importance to a point guard. Speaking, the point guard is the player in possession of the ball for the most time during a game and is responsible for maintaining possession of the ball for his team in the face of any pressure from the opponents. Point guards must be able to maintain possession of the ball in crowded spaces and in traffic and be able to advance the ball quickly. A point guard that has enough ball-handling skill and quickness to be able to drive to the basket in a half-court set is very valuable and considered by some to be a must for a successful offense. After ball-handling and scoring are the most important areas of the game for a point guard; as the primary decision-maker for a team, a point guard's passing ability determines how well a point guard is able to put his decision into play.
It is one thing to be able to recognize the player, in a tactically advantageous position, but it is another thing to be able to deliver the ball to that player. For this reason, a point guard is but not always, more skilled and focused on passing than shooting. However, a good jump shot and the ability to score off a drive to the basket are still valuable skills. A point guard will use his ability to score in order to augment his effectiveness as a decision maker and play maker. In addition to the traditional role of the point guard, modern teams have found new ways to utilize the position. Notably, several modern point guards have used a successful style of post play, a tactic practiced by much larger centers and forwards. Working off of the fact that the opposing point guard is in all probability an undersized player with limited strength, several modern point guards have developed games close to the basket that include being able to utilize the drop step, spin move, fade away jump shot. In recent years, the sport's shift from a fundamental style of play to a more athletic, scoring-oriented game resulted in the proliferation of so-called combo guards at the po
Brett William Brown is an American professional basketball coach, the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. Brown is a former college basketball player who served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, he has extensive experience coaching in Australia, having been the head coach of the North Melbourne Giants and Sydney Kings of the NBL and the Australia men's national team. Born and raised in Maine, Brown first played organized basketball in Rockland, was a star guard in junior high school there, when his father was hired as the head coach. Brown transferred to South Portland where he became a star basketball player at South Portland High School, from which he graduated in 1979. Brown was a two-year first-team all-state guard in 1978 and 1979, led his team to a 27–0 record and a State Class A Title in his senior year. Both Brown and his father, Bob Brown, South Portland's head coach during Brown's playing career, are inductees to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
Brown played four seasons at Boston University under Rick Pitino. He was named the Lou Cohen MVP in his sophomore year and served as the team captain in both his junior and senior seasons. During his senior year in 1983, the Boston Terriers made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1959. By the time he graduated, Brown had compiled the fourth-most assists in school history. After graduation, he served as a graduate assistant under coach John Kuester. Brown took a sales job with AT&T, saving enough money to take a backpacking trip to Oceania in 1987. While in Australia, Brown made a cold call to Melbourne Tigers head coach Lindsay Gaze leading to a job offer and Brown making Australia his home, he served as a Tigers assistant coach until 1993, when he became head coach of the North Melbourne Giants. Brown was named NBL coach of the year in 1994, when he led the Giants to a championship victory over the Adelaide 36ers, he served as head coach of the Giants before taking a job with the San Antonio Spurs.
Following his stint with the Spurs, Brown coached the Sydney Kings from 2000 to 2002. Overall, he was a head coach for 278 NBL games, winning 54 percent of the time, he was an assistant coach with the Australia national team between 1995 and 2003, serving during the 1998 FIBA World Championship and the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He was hired in 2009 to serve as head coach of the team, held that position until 2012. Under Brown, Australia finished 10th in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. In the 2012 Olympics, he led Australia to the quarterfinals, where Australia was eliminated by the United States, who won the tournament. After attending a basketball camp run by Brown and Andrew Gaze, San Antonio Spurs general manager R. C. Buford hired Brown as an unpaid member of the Spurs' basketball operations department for the 1998–99 lockout-shortened season. In 2002, after a stint with the Sydney Kings, he again took a position with the Spurs, this time as the team's director of player development. Buford credited him with focusing attention on the team's lesser-known players, creating a strong bench.
He was promoted working under coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich calls Brown "one of his best friends," and Brown would incorporate many of Popovich's concepts into his own offensive system, he played a major role in signing Australian guard Patty Mills, who played under him for the Australian national team. Brown was a member of the Spurs organization for four of their championship-winning seasons. During the 2013 NBA off-season, Brown was offered a chance to succeed Mike Budenholzer as the top assistant on Gregg Popovich's staff, but in August 2013, he chose instead to become head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, he inherited a team in "total rebuilding mode" led by new general manager Sam Hinkie, the Sixers were only able to woo Brown away from the Spurs after offering a 4-year guaranteed contract. His appointment made him the 24th head coach in the history of the franchise, the second person to be a head coach in both the NBL and the NBA, following Mike Dunlap; the Sixers were the youngest team in the league during Brown's first year, one of the youngest of all time.
During the second half of the 2013–14 season, the Sixers would lose 26 games in a row, tying the record for longest NBA losing streak. Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2014, credited Brown for helping him win the award and grow as a player. On December 11, 2015, the 76ers signed Brown to a contract extension. On May 31, 2018, the 76ers signed Brown to another contract extension, coming off their first playoff appearance since 2012. In the aftermath of the Bryan Colangelo Twitter fiasco, Brown would be named the interim President of Basketball Operations for the team on June 7, 2018. Brown married his wife, Anna, in Australia, they have a son. The family resides in New Jersey. Brown is a Global Ambassador for the Big Bang Ballers, an international not-for-profit organization which uses the game of basketball to fight youth poverty and social disadvantage worldwide
Cameroon the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the north. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it is geographically and in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history; the country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa. French and English are the official languages of Cameroon; the country is referred to as "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, mountains and savannas; the highest point at 4,100 metres is Mount Cameroon in the Southwest Region of the country, the largest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri river, its economic capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, Garoua.
The country is well known for its native styles of music makossa and bikutsi, for its successful national football team. Early inhabitants of the territory included the Sao civilisation around Lake Chad and the Baka hunter-gatherers in the southeastern rainforest. Portuguese explorers reached the coast in the 15th century and named the area Rio dos Camarões, which became Cameroon in English. Fulani soldiers founded the Adamawa Emirate in the north in the 19th century, various ethnic groups of the west and northwest established powerful chiefdoms and fondoms. Cameroon became a German colony in 1884 known as Kamerun. After World War I, the territory was divided between France and the United Kingdom as League of Nations mandates; the Union des Populations du Cameroun political party advocated independence, but was outlawed by France in the 1950s, leading to the Bamileke War fought between French and UPC militant forces until early 1971. In 1960, the French-administered part of Cameroon became independent as the Republic of Cameroun under President Ahmadou Ahidjo.
The southern part of British Cameroons federated with it in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The federation was abandoned in 1972; the country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972 and the Republic of Cameroon in 1984. Large numbers of Cameroonians live as subsistence farmers. Since 1982 Paul Biya has been President, governing with his Cameroon People's Democratic Movement party; the country has experienced tensions coming from the English-speaking territories. Politicians in the English-speaking regions have advocated for greater decentralisation and complete separation or independence from Cameroon. In 2017, tensions in the English-speaking territories escalated into open warfare; the territory of present-day Cameroon was first settled during the Neolithic Era. The longest continuous inhabitants are groups such as the Baka. From here, Bantu migrations into eastern and central Africa are believed to have originated about 2,000 years ago; the Sao culture arose around Lake Chad, c. 500 AD, gave way to the Kanem and its successor state, the Bornu Empire.
Kingdoms and chiefdoms arose in the west. Portuguese sailors reached the coast in 1472, they noted an abundance of the ghost shrimp Lepidophthalmus turneranus in the Wouri River and named it Rio dos Camarões, which became Cameroon in English. Over the following few centuries, European interests regularised trade with the coastal peoples, Christian missionaries pushed inland. In the early 19th century, Modibo Adama led Fulani soldiers on a jihad in the north against non-Muslim and Muslim peoples and established the Adamawa Emirate. Settled peoples who fled the Fulani caused a major redistribution of population; the Bamum tribe have a writing system, known as Shu Mom. The script was given to them by Sultan Ibrahim Njoya in 1896, is taught in Cameroon by the Bamum Scripts and Archives Project. Germany began to establish roots in Cameroon in 1868 when the Woermann Company of Hamburg built a warehouse, it was built on the estuary of the Wouri River. Gustav Nachtigal made a treaty with one of the local kings to annex the region for the German emperor.
The German Empire claimed the territory as the colony of Kamerun in 1884 and began a steady push inland. The Germans ran into resistance with the native people who did not want the Germans to establish themselves on this land. Under the influence of Germany, commercial companies were left to regulate local administrations; these concessions used forced labour of the Africans to make a profit. The labour was used on banana, palm oil, cocoa plantations, they initiated projects to improve the colony's infrastructure, relying on a harsh system of forced labour, much criticised by the other colonial powers. With the defeat of Germany in World War I, Kamerun became a League of Nations mandate territory and was split into French Cameroons and British Cameroons in 1919. France integrated the economy of Cameroon with that of France and improved the infrastructure with capital investments and skilled workers, modifying the system of forced labour; the British administered their territory from neighbouring Nigeria.
Natives complained that this made them a neglected "colony of a colony". Nigerian migrant workers flocked to Southern Cameroons, ending forced labour altogether but angering the local natives, who felt swamped. T
2013 NBA draft
The 2013 NBA draft was held on June 27, 2013, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The lottery took place on May 21, 2013; this was the first draft for New Orleans under their new Pelicans name after playing as the New Orleans Hornets previously. It would be the last draft for the Charlotte Bobcats under their old name, as they went back to playing under their old Hornets moniker that they last used in 2002 once the 2013–14 NBA season was over. Anthony Bennett, the first pick, bounced around the league, was released by the Brooklyn Nets after averaging just 5.2 PPG. He is considered the most recent candidate of being named the worst #1 draft pick in recent memory, with next to no major media outlets considering him a potential #1 pick up until the day of the draft. Highlights of the draft included the first Canadian number one selection.
The draft included the first Canadian pair of lottery picks, the first Iranian draft choice, the first New Zealander first round pick and the last first round draft selections announced by then-NBA commissioner David Stern, the last of which included a visit by Hakeem Olajuwon, Stern's first pick he announced back in 1984. He was replaced by current commissioner Adam Silver beginning with the 2014 NBA draft; these players were not selected in the 2013 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA. The draft is conducted under the eligibility rules established in the league's new 2011 collective bargaining agreement with its players union; the CBA that ended the 2011 lockout instituted no immediate changes to the draft, but called for a committee of owners and players to discuss future changes. As of 2012, the basic eligibility rules for the draft are listed below. 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 2013 draft must be born on or before December 31, 1994.
Any player, not an "international player", as defined in the CBA, must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class. The CBA defines "international players" as players who permanently resided outside the U. S. for three years prior to the draft, did not complete high school in the U. S. and have never enrolled at a U. S. college or university. Player who are not automatically eligible must declare their eligibility for the draft by notifying the NBA offices in writing no than 60 days before the draft. For the 2013 draft, this date fell on April 28. Under NCAA rules, players will only have until April 16 to withdraw from the draft and maintain their college eligibility. A player who has hired an agent will forfeit his remaining college eligibility, regardless of whether he is drafted. While the CBA allows a player to withdraw from the draft twice, the NCAA mandates that a player who has declared twice loses his college eligibility. Forty-five college players declared for the draft.
Fifteen players who did not attend college in the US or Canada between the ages of 18 and 22 declared for the draft. Players who do not meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria: They have completed 4 years of their college eligibility. If they graduated from high school in the U. S. but did not enroll in a U. S. college or university, four years have passed. They have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA, anywhere in the world, have played under that contract. Players who meet the criteria for "international" players are automatically eligible if they meet any of the following criteria: They are least 22 years old during the calendar year of the draft. In terms of dates, players born on or before December 31, 1991, are automatically eligible for the 2013 draft, they have signed a contract with a professional basketball team outside of the NBA within the United States, have played under that contract.
In addition to every college players who has completed their college eligibility and every "international" players, born on or before December 31, 1991, the following player would be eligible for selection in the 2013 NBA draft: Glen Rice Jr. – G, Rio Grande Valley Vipers The first 14 picks in the draft belong to teams that miss the playoffs. The lottery determined the three teams; the remaining first-round picks and the second-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2013 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places. ^ 1: Toronto Raptors' pick was conveyed to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA annually invites around 10–15 players to sit in the so-called "green room", a special room set aside at the draft site for the invited players plus their families and agents; the following 13 players were invited to the 2013 NBA draft. Steven Adams, Pittsburgh Anthony Bennett, UNLV Trey Burke, Michigan Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse Sergey Karasev, Triumph Lyubertsy Alex Len, Maryland C. J. McCollum, Lehigh Ben McLemore, Kansas Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Victor Oladipo, Indiana Otto Porter, Georgetown Cody Zeller, Indiana Prior to the day of the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.
The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft. Official Site