2009 NBA Draft Results

The 2009 NBA Draft has seen a number of its players continue on in the present day to become stars. Although overall number one pick, Blake Griffin, had to sit out his first season in the NBA due to injury, he has gone on to become a big star for the resurgent LA Clippers. James Harden, Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday, Ty Lawson, and Jeff Teague have all gone on to have big careers so far. Tyreke Evans has been no slouch either; however, he has seen a renewed career since leaving the Sacramento Kings and joining the New Orleans Pelicans. Perhaps the biggest disappointment in the 2009 NBA Draft was Hasheem Thabeet from the UCONN Huskies who never quite delivered on the promise that he showed in college.

2009 NBA Draft Results

Round/ Pick/ Player/ Position/ Nationality/ Team/ School/club team

1 1 Blake Griffin PF United States Los Angeles Clippers Oklahoma (So.)

1 2 Hasheem Thabeet C Tanzania Memphis Grizzlies Connecticut (Jr.)

1 3 James Harden SG United States Oklahoma City Thunder Arizona State (So.)

1 4 Tyreke Evans SG United States Sacramento Kings Memphis (Fr.)

1 5 Ricky Rubio PG Spain Minnesota Timberwolves (from Washington)[a] DKV Joventut (Spain) (born 1990)

Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during a ga...

Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during a game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 12, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 6 Jonny Flynn PG United States Minnesota Timberwolves Syracuse (So.)

1 7 Stephen Curry PG United States Golden State Warriors Davidson (Jr.)

1 8 Jordan Hill PF United States New York Knicks Arizona (Jr.)

1 9 DeMar DeRozan SG United States Toronto Raptors USC (Fr.)

1 10 Brandon Jennings PG United States Milwaukee Bucks Lottomatica Roma (Italy) (born 1989)

1 11 Terrence Williams SG United States New Jersey Nets Louisville (Sr.)

1 12 Gerald Henderson SG United States Charlotte Bobcats Duke (Jr.)

1 13 Tyler Hansbrough PF United States Indiana Pacers North Carolina (Sr.)

1 14 Earl Clark SF United States Phoenix Suns Louisville (Jr.)

1 15 Austin Daye SF United States Detroit Pistons Gonzaga (So.)

1 16 James Johnson PF United States Chicago Bulls Wake Forest (So.)

1 17 Jrue Holiday PG United States Philadelphia 76ers UCLA (Fr.)

1 18 Ty Lawson PG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami, traded to Denver) North Carolina (Jr.)

1 19 Jeff Teague PG United States Atlanta Hawks Wake Forest (So.)

1 20 Eric Maynor PG United States Utah Jazz VCU (Sr.)

1 21 Darren Collison PG United States New Orleans Hornets UCLA (Sr.)

1 22 Víctor Claver SF Spain Portland Trail Blazers (from Dallas) Pamesa Valencia (Spain) (born 1988)

1 23 Omri Casspi SF Israel Sacramento Kings (from Houston) Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) (born 1988)

1 24 Byron Mullens C United States

United Kingdom Dallas Mavericks (from Portland, traded to Oklahoma City) Ohio State (Fr.)

1 25 Rodrigue Beaubois PG France Oklahoma City Thunder (from San Antonio, traded to Dallas)Cholet (France) (born 1988)

1 26 Taj Gibson PF United States Chicago Bulls (from Denver via Oklahoma City) USC (Jr.)

1 27 DeMarre Carroll SF United States Memphis Grizzlies (from Orlando) Missouri (Sr.)

1 28 Wayne Ellington SG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Boston) North Carolina (Jr.)

1 29 Toney Douglas PG United States Los Angeles Lakers (traded to New York) Florida State (Sr.)

1 30 Christian Eyenga SF DR Congo Cleveland Cavaliers CB Prat (Spain, 3rd div.) (born 1989)

2009 NBA Draft Results 2nd Round

2 31 Jeff Pendergraph PF United States Sacramento Kings (traded to Portland) Arizona State (Sr.)

2 32 Jermaine Taylor SG United States Washington Wizards (traded to Houston) Central Florida (Sr.)

2 33 Dante Cunningham PF United States Portland Trail Blazers (from LA Clippers) Villanova (Sr.)

2 34 Sergio Llull PG Spain Denver Nuggets (from Oklahoma City, traded to Houston) Real Madrid (Spain) (born 1987)

2 35 DaJuan Summers PF United States Detroit Pistons (from Minnesota) Georgetown (Jr.)

2 36 Sam Young SF United States Memphis Grizzlies Pittsburgh (Sr.)

2 37 DeJuan Blair PF United States San Antonio Spurs (from Golden State via Phoenix) Pittsburgh (So.)

2 38 Jon Brockman PF United States Portland Trail Blazers (from New York via Chicago, traded to Sacramento) Washington (Sr.)

2 39 Jonas Jerebko PF Sweden Detroit Pistons (from Toronto) Angelico Biella (Italy) (born 1987)

2 40 Derrick Brown SF United States Charlotte Bobcats (from New Jersey via Oklahoma City)[q] Xavier (Jr.)

2 41 Jodie Meeks SG United States Milwaukee Bucks Kentucky (Jr.)

2 42 Patrick Beverley PG United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Charlotte, traded to Miami)BC Dnipro (Ukraine, 2nd div.) (born 1988)

2 43 Marcus Thornton SG United States Miami Heat (from Indiana, traded to New Orleans) LSU (Sr.)

2 44 Chase Budinger SF United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Houston) Arizona (Jr.)

2 45 Nick Calathes PG Greece, Minnesota Timberwolves (from Philadelphia via Miami, traded to Dallas) Florida (So.)

2 46 Danny Green SF United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Chicago) North Carolina (Sr.)

2 47 Henk Norel PF Netherlands Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami) DKV Joventut (Spain) (born 1987)

2 48 Taylor Griffin SF United States Phoenix Suns Oklahoma (Sr.)

2 49 Sergiy Gladyr, SG Ukraine Atlanta Hawks MBC Mykolaiv (Ukraine) (born 1989)

2 50 Goran Suton, Bosnia and Herzegovina

United Statesb, Utah Jazz Michigan State (Sr.)

2 51 Jack McClinton, SG United States San Antonio Spurs (from New Orleans via Toronto), Miami (FL) (Sr.)

2 52 A. J. Price PG United States Indiana Pacers (from Dallas), Connecticut (Sr.)

2 53 Nando de Colo PG France San Antonio Spurs (from Houston),Cholet (France) (born 1987)[35]

2 54 Robert Vaden, SG United States Charlotte Bobcats (from San Antonio, traded to Oklahoma City)[K] UAB (Sr.)

2 55 Patty Mills PG Australia Portland Trail Blazers (from Denver), Saint Mary’s (CA) (So.)

2 56 Ahmad Nivins, PF United States Dallas Mavericks (from Portland), Saint Joseph’s (Sr.)

2 57 Emir Preldžič, PF Slovenia Turkeyc, Phoenix Suns (from Orlando via Oklahoma City, traded to Cleveland), Fenerbahçe Ülker (Turkey) (born 1988)

2 58 Lester Hudson PG United States Boston Celtics Tennessee-Martin (Sr.)

2 59 Chinemelu Elonu, PF Nigeria, United States, Los Angeles Lakers Texas A&M (Jr.)

2 60 Robert Dozier, SF United States Miami Heat (from Cleveland), Memphis (Sr.)