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Nba Draft
The NBA
NBA
DRAFT is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the thirty teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league. These are typically college basketball players, but international players are also eligible to be drafted. College players who have finished their four-year college eligibility are automatically eligible for selection, while the underclassmen have to declare their eligibility and give up their remaining college eligibility. International players who are at least 23 years old are automatically eligible for selection, while the players younger than 22 have to declare their eligibility. Players who are not automatically eligible but have declared their eligibility are often called "early-entrants" or "early-entry candidates". The draft usually takes place at the end of June, during the NBA
NBA
offseason. Since 1989, the draft has consisted of two rounds; this is much shorter than the entry drafts of the other major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada , all of which run at least seven rounds. Sixty players are selected in each draft. No player may sign with the NBA
NBA
until he has been eligible for at least one draft
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1948 BAA Draft
The 1948 BAA DRAFT was the second annual draft of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 10, 1948, before to the 1948–49 season . In this draft , eight BAA teams along with four teams who moved from the National Basketball League , took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. CONTENTS * 1 Draft selections and draftee career notes * 2 Key * 3 Draft * 4 Other picks * 5 Undrafted players * 6 References * 7 External links DRAFT SELECTIONS AND DRAFTEE CAREER NOTES Andy Tonkovich from Marshall University
Marshall University
was selected first overall by the Providence Steamrollers
Providence Steamrollers
. Four of the first round pick, George Kok , George Hauptfuhrer , Robert Gale and Chuck Hanger , never played in the BAA
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National Basketball Association
UNITED STATES: * ABC / ESPN * NBA TV * TNT CANADA: * NBA TV Canada * TSN / TSN2 * Sportsnet / Sportsnet One OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.nba.comThe NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA) is the major men's professional basketball league in North America , and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada . NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player. The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with its rival National Basketball League (NBL). The league's several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City
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Draft (sports)
A DRAFT is a process used in some countries and sports to allocate certain players to teams. In a draft, teams take turns selecting from a pool of eligible players. When a team selects a player, the team receives exclusive rights to sign that player to a contract, and no other team in the league may sign the player. The best-known type of draft is the ENTRY DRAFT, which is used to allocate players who have recently become eligible to play in a league. Depending on the sport, the players may come from college , high school or junior teams or teams in other countries. An entry draft is intended to prevent expensive bidding wars for young talent and to ensure that no one team can sign contracts with all of the best young players and make the league uncompetitive. To encourage parity , teams that do poorly in the previous season usually get to choose first in the postseason draft, sometimes with a "lottery" factor to discourage teams from deliberately losing. Other types of drafts include the EXPANSION DRAFT , in which a new team selects players from other teams in the league; and the DISPERSAL DRAFT, in which a league's surviving teams select players from the roster of a newly defunct franchise. Drafts are usually permitted under anti-trust or restraint of trade laws because they are included in collective bargaining agreements between leagues and labor unions representing players
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Eligibility For The NBA Draft
The NBA draft is an annual event in which the 30 franchises in the National Basketball Association select new players for their teams . Eligibility rules for prospective players have changed several times during the history of the league. No player may sign with the NBA until he has been eligible for at least one draft. The rule has produced to wait for one year before declaring for the draft. CONTENTS * 1 Early history * 2 Haywood v. NBA * 3 Later history * 3.1 Automatic eligibility * 3.2 "Early entry" player * 3.3 Definition of international players * 3.4 Reaction of high school players * 3.5 Changes for college underclassmen in 2016 * 4 Notes and references EARLY HISTORYIn the earliest days of the NBA, three players entered the NBA without having played in college (although one of them did not enter the league until he was 39 years old). However, the league eventually established a rule that "a player could not make himself available" for the draft until two years after his high school graduation. HAYWOOD V. NBA Main article: Haywood v. National Basketball Association The first major challenge to the NBA's eligibility rules came from Spencer Haywood . He graduated from high school in 1968, at a time when college Freshmen were not allowed to play varsity sports for NCAA member schools
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College Basketball
The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA
YMCA
International Training School, known today as Springfield College , located in Springfield, Massachusetts . The sport was created by a physical education teacher named James Naismith , who in the winter of 1891 was given the task of creating a game that would keep track athletes in shape and that would prevent them from getting hurt. The date of the first formal basketball game played at the Springfield YMCA
YMCA
Training School under Naismith's rules is generally given as December 21, 1891. Basketball
Basketball
began to be played at some college campuses by 1893. The first known college to field a basketball team against an outside opponent was Vanderbilt University , which played against the local YMCA
YMCA
in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
, on February 7, 1893. COLLEGE BASKETBALL today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
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Major Professional Sports Leagues In The United States And Canada
The MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS LEAGUES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA are the highest professional competitions of team sports in those countries. The four leagues universally included in the definition are Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL). Other prominent leagues include Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). The MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL are commonly referred to as the "Big 4". Each of these is the wealthiest professional club competition in its sport worldwide, and along with the English Premier League they make up the top five sports leagues by revenue in the world. In addition, the sports of these four leagues were all developed in their modern forms in North America, and all except American football have become popular internationally. Because the leagues enjoy a significant place in popular culture in the U.S. and Canada, the best players from these leagues often become cultural icons in both countries. Currently, the NFL has 32 teams, and the others have 30 each (with the NHL expanding to 31 teams in 2017). The vast majority of major league teams are concentrated in the most populous metropolitan areas of the United States and Canada
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NBA High School Draftees
The NBA HIGH SCHOOL DRAFTEES are players who have been drafted to the National Basketball Association (NBA) straight out of high school without playing basketball at the collegiate level . The process of jumping directly from high school to the professional level is also known as going PREP-TO-PRO. Since 2006 , the practice of drafting high school players has been prohibited by the new collective bargaining agreement , which requires that players who entered the draft be 19 years of age and at least one year removed from high school. Contrary to popular belief, the player does not have to play at least a year in college basketball, as the player can choose to instead play in another professional league (especially overseas) like Brandon Jennings or Emmanuel Mudiay in Italy and China respectively, simply take the year off, such as the case with Satnam Singh Bhamara , or even hold themselves back a year in high school before declaring for the draft, such as the case with Thon Maker
Thon Maker
. The NBA has long had a preference for players who played basketball at the collegiate level; the vast majority of players to play in the NBA have had college experience. However, there have been numerous notable players who attended high school in the United States and then jumped directly to the NBA without playing college basketball
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2006 NBA Draft
The 2006 NBA DRAFT was held on June 28, 2006, at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City and was broadcast in the United States on ESPN . In this draft , National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. This was also the only time the New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans Hornets
would draft under the temporary name of the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets as the city of New Orleans was still recovering from the events of Hurricane Katrina after the 2005-06 NBA season . Italian Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani
was selected first overall by Toronto Raptors , who won the draft lottery . He became the second player without competitive experience in the United States
United States
to be drafted first overall. Prior to the draft he was playing with Italian club Benetton Treviso for 3 years. Sixth overall pick Brandon Roy from University of Washington was named Rookie of the Year for the 2006–07 season . Roy was originally drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves but his draft rights were traded to Portland Trail Blazers on draft day. Portland also acquired the draft rights to second overall pick from University of Texas , LaMarcus Aldridge from Chicago Bulls on draft day
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Brandon Jennings
BRANDON BYRON JENNINGS (born September 23, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Shanxi Brave Dragons
Shanxi Brave Dragons
of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). After graduating from Oak Hill Academy , he decided to play professional basketball with Italian club Lottomatica Roma , leading to controversy and debate on the NBA's "prep-to-pro " policy that was adopted in 2006. After a year in Italy, Jennings declared for the 2009 NBA draft and was selected 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks . He played his first four seasons in Milwaukee before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2013. Jennings spent his next three seasons in Detroit before he was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2016. He went on to split the 2016–17 season with the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards
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Emmanuel Mudiay
EMMANUEL KABEYA MUDIAY (born March 5, 1996) is a Congolese professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Grace Preparatory Academy and Prime Prep Academy in Texas
Texas
, where he gained much of the media's attention. He committed to play for the SMU Mustangs men\'s basketball team on August 24, 2013 but later made the decision to forgo college and joined the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China. After an injury-riddled season in China, he was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 High school career * 3 Professional career * 3.1 Guangdong Southern Tigers (2014–2015) * 3.2 Denver Nuggets (2015–present) * 4 Career statistics * 4.1 NBA * 4.1.1 Regular season * 4.2 CBA * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEMudiay was born on March 5, 1996 in Kinshasa , Zaire to Jean-Paul Mudiay and Therese Kabeya. His father died when he was a toddler, and the family was tremendously troubled by the Second Congo War
Second Congo War
. He lived under the constant threat of the instability in the region, while his mother grew only enough coffee and vegetables to support their needs
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Thon Maker
THON MARIAL MAKER (born 25 February 1997) is a Sudanese-born Australian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended high school at Orangeville District Secondary School and played basketball for Canada's Athlete Institute . Coming out of high school, Maker was considered a five-star recruit by most basketball recruiting services. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 High school career * 3 Professional career * 3.1 NBA Draft * 3.2 Milwaukee Bucks (2016–present) * 4 NBA career statistics * 4.1 Regular season * 4.2 Playoffs * 5 National team career * 6 Personal life * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFEMaker was born in Wau , a city located in what is now South Sudan
Sudan
. His uncle, a local administrator, arranged for Maker, his younger brother, Matur, and his aunt to escape the civil war to Uganda
Uganda
when Maker was five. From there, they were accepted as refugees by Australia; they then moved to Perth, Western Australia , where the family eventually settled down. When he was 14, Maker was discovered playing soccer in the Perth suburb of Mirrabooka , by Edward Smith, an Australian of African-American
African-American
heritage who helps children from migrant backgrounds receive opportunities they otherwise wouldn't get
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Sports Agent
A SPORTS AGENT is a legal representative hence agent for professional sports figures like athletes, managers and coaches and procures and negotiates employment and endorsement contracts for the athlete or coach whom they represent. Because of the unique characteristics of the industry sports agents are responsible for communications with team owners, managers, coaches, and other individuals. Primarily, agents are used to broker and negotiate contracts for their clients. Also, they are responsible for making recommendations in regard to the athlete's options. In addition to finding income sources, agents often handle public relations matters for their clients. In some large sports agencies, such as IMG , Creative Artists Agency , Roc Nation Sports and Octagon , agents deal with all aspects of a client's finances, from investment to filing taxes. Sports agents may be relied upon by their clients for guidance in all business aspects, and sometimes even more broadly. For example, hockey agents start recruiting clients as young as 15, allowing the agent to guide the athlete's career before the NHL draft , which happens usually at 18 years of age. Due to the length and complexity of contracts, many sports agents are lawyers or have a background in contract law. Agents are expected to be knowledgeable about finance, business management, and financial and risk analysis, as well as sports. It is important for a sports agent to follow trends in sports
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National Collegiate Athletic Association
The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada
Canada
, and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana . In 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Tournament . This revenue is then distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I , Division II , and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention. Under NCAA rules, Division I and Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships. Generally, larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III. Division I football was further divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978. Subsequently, the term "Division I-AAA" was briefly added to delineate Division I schools which do not field a football program at all, but that term is no longer officially used by the NCAA
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NBA
UNITED STATES: * ABC / ESPN * NBA TV
NBA TV
* TNT CANADA: * NBA TV
NBA TV
Canada * TSN / TSN2 * Sportsnet / Sportsnet One OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.nba.comThe NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (NBA) is the major men's professional basketball league in North America , and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada . NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player. The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with its rival National Basketball League (NBL). The league's several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City
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Darryl Dawkins
DARRYL DAWKINS (January 11, 1957 – August 27, 2015) was an American professional basketball player, most noted for his days with the National Basketball Association 's Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets , although he also played briefly for the Detroit Pistons and Utah Jazz late in his career. His nickname, "CHOCOLATE THUNDER", was bestowed upon him by Stevie Wonder . He was known for his powerful dunks, which led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to his shattering the backboard on two occasions in 1979. Dawkins averaged double figures in scoring nine times in his 14 years in the NBA, often ranking among the league leaders in field-goal percentage. He also played in the NBA Finals three times as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Dawkins set an NBA record for fouls in a season (386 in 1983–84 ). CONTENTS* 1 NBA career * 1.1 Philadelphia 76ers * 1.2 New Jersey Nets * 1.3 Final years * 1.4 Signature dunking * 2 Post-NBA career * 3 Other media * 4 Personal life * 5 Death * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links NBA CAREERAs a 6'10 senior at Maynard Evans High School in Orlando, Florida , Dawkins averaged 32 points and 21 rebounds to lead his team to the state championship
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