2005 Nba Draft Best Players of All Time

The 2005 NBA Draft was a historic event that marked the beginning of many successful careers in professional basketball. Held on June 28, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, it was a night full of surprises and excitement as teams vied to select some of the top amateur college players from around the world. This draft saw several talented international prospects enter their names into consideration for selection and also featured high schoolers making history by becoming instant millionaires through early entry into professional sports. As always with major sports drafts, this one would prove to be an unforgettable evening where dreams were made and legacies began.

1. Andrew Bogut

Australia men's national basketball team

Andrew Bogut Career

  • High school: , St John's Regional College, (Melbourne, Victoria), Lake Ginninderra, (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)
  • College: Utah (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 2005–2020
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 6, 12, 66
  • 2005–2012: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2012–2016: Golden State Warriors
  • 2016–2017: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2017: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2017–2018: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2018–2020: Sydney Kings
  • 2019: Golden State Warriors
  • NBA champion (2015), All-NBA Third Team (2010), NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2015), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006), NBA blocks leader (2011), NBL Most Valuable Player (2019), All-NBL First Team (2019), All-NBL Second Team (2020), NBL Best Defensive Player (2019), Gaze Medal winner (2016), National college player of the year (2005), AP Player of the Year (2005), Consensus first-team All-American (2005), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2005), MWC Player of the Year (2005), MWC Freshman of the Year (2004), No. 4 retired by Utah Utes, FIBA Under-19 World Cup MVP (2003)
  • Points: 6,808 (9.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,112 (8.7 rpg)
  • Blocks: 1,091 (1.5 bpg)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Australia, FIBA Oceania Championship, : 2015 Australia/New Zealand: , FIBA U19 World Cup, : 2003 Greece: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Australia
  • FIBA Oceania Championship
  • : 2015 Australia/New Zealand:
  • FIBA U19 World Cup
  • : 2003 Greece: Team

Bogut was born in Melbourne, Victoria on 28 November 1984. He attended high school at St John's Regional College and then Lake Ginninderra before playing college basketball for Utah from 2003 to 2005.

Bogut was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and played there until he was traded to Golden State Warriors in 2019. Bogut is considered one of the best big men ever to play in the NBA and has won a number of awards, including three MVPs (2008–2010), two Finals MVPs (2015 & 2018) and two championship rings with Golden State (2018 & 2019).

In 2020, Bogut announced his retirement from professional basketball after 16 seasons in which he averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks per game throughout his career Andrew Bogut is a center who has played in the NBA for 10 seasons. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005 and spent four years with them before joining the Golden State Warriors in 2012. Bogut won an NBA championship with Golden State in 2015 and was also named to the All-NBA Third Team that year.

Bogut signed with Dallas Mavericks in 2016 but only stayed there for one season before moving on to Cleveland Cavaliers, where he remained until 2017. In 2018, he joined the Lakers as part of a trade that sent D'Angelo Russell to Golden State, and he led Los Angeles to their first playoff appearance since 2009 during his two years there before being traded again this offseason to Sydney Kings (of Australia's National Basketball League). Bogut is known for his defensive abilities, averaging 2 blocks per game throughout his career which makes him one of only six players ever to achieve such a feat (the others are Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Dwight Howard and Kawhi Leonard).

2. Deron Williams

Utah Jazz

Deron Williams Career

  • High school: The Colony (The Colony, Texas)
  • College: Illinois (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 2005–2017
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 8, 31
  • 2005–2011: Utah Jazz
  • 2011–2015: New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets
  • 2011: Beşiktaş
  • 2015–2017: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2017: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 3× NBA All-Star (2010–2012), 2× All-NBA Second Team (2008, 2010), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006), No. 8 retired by Beşiktaş, No. 5 jersey honored by Illinois, Consensus second-team All-American (2005), 2× First-team All-Big Ten – Media (2004, 2005), 2× First-team All-Big Ten – Coaches (2004, 2005)
  • Points: 13,804 (16.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,619 (3.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 6,819 (8.1 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing the  United States, Olympic Games, : 2008 Beijing: Team, : 2012 London: Team, FIBA Americas Championship, : 2007 Las Vegas: , FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2002 Isla Margarita: Team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • Olympic Games
  • : 2008 Beijing: Team
  • : 2012 London: Team
  • FIBA Americas Championship
  • : 2007 Las Vegas:
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2002 Isla Margarita: Team

Deron Williams is a retired point guard who played in the NBA for 10 seasons. He was drafted third overall by the Utah Jazz in 2005 and spent five seasons with them before joining the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets franchise in 2011.

Deron won an NBA championship with the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, his last season playing professionally. Deron Williams is a three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA Second Team selection. In 2005, he was consensus second team All-American.

He played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2007 to 2015 before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

3. Marvin Williams

Atlanta Hawks

Marvin Williams Career

  • High school: Bremerton (Bremerton, Washington)
  • College: North Carolina (2004–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2005–2020
  • Position: Power forward / Small forward
  • Number: 24, 2, 20
  • 2005–2012: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2012–2014: Utah Jazz
  • 2014–2020: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2020: Milwaukee Bucks
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), NCAA champion (2005), USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2005), ACC Rookie of the Year (2005), ACC All-Freshman Team (2005), First-team Parade All-American (2004), McDonald's All-American (2004)
  • Points: 10,965 (10.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 5,546 (5.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,373 (1.3 apg)

Marvin Williams was drafted second overall by the Atlanta Hawks in 2005. Marvin Williams played for the Hawks from 2005 to 2012 and averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

In 2013, Marvin Williams signed with the Pelicans and played for them until 2016 when he rejoined the Hawks. In 2018, Marvin Williams announced his retirement from professional basketball after 16 seasons in the NBA..

MarvinWilliams is a two-time All-Star (2012, 2017) and has been selected to participate in three consecutive All-NBA first teams (2013–2015). He also won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 as a member of their small forward unit alongside Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson Marvin Williams is a versatile forward who was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 2012.

Marvin Williams has been with the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, and now Philadelphia 76ers during his career. Marvin Williams has averaged 10.2 points per game throughout his NBA career so far, including 546 rebounds and 1,373 assists. MarvinsWilliams was named to two All-Rookie Second Teams (2006 & 2014) as well as an All-ACC team once upon graduating from college (2005).

He will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers this upcoming season after signing with them earlier this year free agency period.

4. Danny Granger

Indiana Pacers

Danny Granger Career

  • High school: Grace King (Metairie, Louisiana)
  • College: , Bradley (2001–2003), New Mexico (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 33, 22
  • 2005–2014: Indiana Pacers
  • 2014: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2014–2015: Miami Heat
  • NBA All-Star (2009), NBA Most Improved Player (2009), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), 2× First-team All-MWC (2004, 2005), MVC All-Freshmen Team (2002)
  • Points: 9,855 (16.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,888 (4.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,097 (1.9 apg)
  • Medals, , Representing  United States, FIBA World Championship, : 2010 Turkey: National team
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA World Championship
  • : 2010 Turkey: National team

Danny Granger was born in 1983 and played college basketball at Bradley. He was drafted by the Pacers in the 1st round of the 2005 NBA draft and made his debut with them the following year.

Danny Granger became a key player for Indiana, averaging 17 points per game over six seasons with them before moving to Philadelphia in 2015. Now retired from professional basketball, Danny Granger has since focused on business ventures including founding an apparel company and becoming a personal trainer.

Danny Granger is a former Indiana Pacers player who was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft. Danny Granger played for Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat before retiring in 2015. Danny Granger won an NBA All-Star game and two MVC championships while at Indiana University. Danny Granger is currently a free agent and has not announced his retirement yet, but it's likely that he will end his career with another team in the next few years.

Overall, Danny Granger was an excellent basketball player who had a long career both in the regular season and playoffs, making him one of the most successful players of his generation so far.

5. Monta Ellis

Golden State Warriors

Monta Ellis Career

  • High school: Lanier (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 2005–2017
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • 2005–2012: Golden State Warriors
  • 2012–2013: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2013–2015: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2015–2017: Indiana Pacers
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2007), Mr. Basketball USA (2005), McDonald's All-American (2005), First-team Parade All-American (2005), Third-team Parade All-American (2004), Mississippi Mr. Basketball (2005), No. 11 retired by Lanier Bulldogs
  • Points: 14,858 (17.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,874 (3.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,856 (4.6 apg)

Ellis spent eight seasons with the Golden State Warriors, where he was an important part of two NBA championships. Ellis averaged 19 points per game over his career and shot 42% from three-point range.

In July 2017, Ellis signed with the Dallas Mavericks, but he was released just four months later. Ellis has since retired from basketball and is now a personal trainer in Jackson, Mississippi. Monta Ellis is a talented scorer and rebounder for both the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers.

He was born in Lansing, Michigan, on December 12th, 1981. Ellis played college basketball at Kansas State University before being drafted by the Mavericks with the fifth pick of the 2005 NBA Draft. In 2007, he was named to his first All-Star team and won his only MVP award that season. Ellis has led both teams he's played for to playoff appearances; Dallas reached the Finals in 2011 but lost to Miami while Indiana made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017 before losing to Toronto Raptors in six games

6. Andrew Bynum

Los Angeles Lakers

Andrew Bynum Career

  • High school: St. Joseph (Metuchen, New Jersey)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 2005–2014
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 17, 21
  • 2005–2012: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2013–2014: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2014: Indiana Pacers
  • 2× NBA champion (2009, 2010), NBA All-Star (2012), All-NBA Second Team (2012), McDonald's All-American (2005), Third-team Parade All-American (2005)
  • Points: 4,822 (11.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,221 (7.7 rpg)
  • Blocks: 657 (1.6 bpg)

He was born in 1987 and played for the Lakers from 2005-2014. He is a 7 foot 0 inch tall center who averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 block per game during his career.

Bynum has had multiple surgeries on his knees which have caused him to miss time throughout his career. His biggest moment as a Laker came when he led them to the 2013 NBA Finals where they lost to Miami Heat 4-1 despite averaging 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks in the playoffs.

After 14 seasons with the Lakers, Bynum signed with Philadelphia 76ers in July 2018 but did not play a single game due to yet another knee surgery Andrew Bynum is a 7-foot tall center who was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2005. He played for the Lakers from 2005 to 2012, and then joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013.

In 2014, he signed with the Indiana Pacers, where he has continued to play since then. Andrew Bynum has been named to two NBA All-Star teams and won a championship with LA in 2009 and 2010 before joining Cleveland in 2013. His career totals include 4,822 points (11.5 ppg), 3,221 rebounds (7.7 rpg) and 657 blocks (1 .6 bpg). Bynum has had several health issues over his career including a knee injury that required surgery that cost him most of the 2012–2013 season; however, he bounced back strong to help lead Cleveland to their second straight title game appearance earlier this year

7. Raymond Felton

Charlotte Hornets

Raymond Felton Career

  • High school: Latta (Latta, South Carolina)
  • College: North Carolina (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2005–2019
  • Position: Point guard / Shooting guard
  • 2005–2010: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2010–2011: New York Knicks
  • 2011: Denver Nuggets
  • 2011–2012: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2012–2014: New York Knicks
  • 2014–2016: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2016–2017: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2017–2019: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), NCAA champion (2005), Bob Cousy Award winner (2005), Third-team All-American – AP (2005), First-team All-ACC (2005), 2× Third-team All-ACC (2003, 2004), All-ACC Freshman Team (2003), No. 2 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels, Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2002), First-team Parade All-American (2002), Third-team Parade All-American (2001), South Carolina Mr. Basketball (2002), McDonald's All-American (2002)

Raymond Felton played college basketball at North Carolina before being drafted in the first round by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005. He was traded to the New York Knicks in 2010, where he spent five seasons until being dealt to the Denver Nuggets in 2019.

Felton is a two-time All-Star and has averaged 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal per game over his professional career. Raymond Felton was born on June 26th 1984 in Marion, South Carolina and will turn 39 years old next month Raymond Felton is a three-time All-ACC selection and two-time Third team All American.

Raymond Felton was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2006, but he failed to live up to expectations with them and was traded to the New York Knicks shortly after. Raymond Felton enjoyed some success with the Knicks before signing a four year $56 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. After one season with Dallas, Raymond Felton was traded to Los Angeles Clippers where he has since played his last game as an NBA player at age 31 in 2017 due to injury problems...

8. David Lee

New York Knicks

David Lee Career

  • NBA champion (2015)
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2010, 2013)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2013)
  • 2× Second-team All-SEC (2004, 2005)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2001)
  • McDonald's All-American (2001)
  • Mr. Show-Me Basketball (2001)

David Lee was a dominant player in the NBA for several years, and is still considered one of the best power forwards in history. He was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2005, but soon moved on to be a key player with the Golden State Warriors.

Lee won two MVP awards during his time with the Warriors, and retired from playing following their 2017 season. David Lee is a three-time NBA All-Star and two-time champion. He was named to the Second Team All-NBA in 2013, as well as being a member of the 2003 McDonald's All American team.

David Lee has averaged over 14 points per game throughout his career, while also averaging around 8 rebounds per contest – numbers which have seen him earn both an NBA title and spot on the all star teams twice apiece.

9. Jarrett Jack

Portland Trail Blazers

Jarrett Jack Career

  • High school: , DeMatha Catholic, (Hyattsville, Maryland), Mt. Zion Christian Academy, (Durham, North Carolina), St. Vincent Pallotti, (Laurel, Maryland), Worcester Academy, (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • College: Georgia Tech (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
  • Selected by the Denver Nuggets
  • Playing career: 2005–2021
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 0, 1, 2, 55
  • Coaching career: 2021–present
  • Second-team All-ACC (2005), Third-team All-ACC (2004)
  • Points: 9,349 (10.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,487 (2.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 3,952 (4.6 apg)

Jarrett Jack was born on October 28, 1983 in Fort Washington, Maryland. He attended high school at DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Maryland) and Mt. Zion Christian Academy (Durham, North Carolina).

Jarrett played college basketball for St. Vincent Pallotti (Laurel, Maryland) before being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2004 with the 24th overall pick of the NBA draft. Jarrett spent six seasons with the Warriors before moving to the New Orleans Hornets and then to Portland Trail Blazers during his time in the league.

In 2013 he signed a three-year deal with the Cavaliers and has since been an assistant coach for them under head coach Tyronn Lue . Jarrett has also worked as a color commentator for NBA games on Fox Sports 1 since 2016 Jarrett Jack was a great point guard for the Golden State Warriors from 2013-2014. He played with some of the best players in NBA history, including Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

Jarrett Jack is now an assistant coach for the New Orleans Pelicans.

10. Channing Frye

Phoenix Suns

Channing Frye Career

  • High school: St. Mary's, (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • College: Arizona (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the New York Knicks
  • Playing career: 2005–2019
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 7, 44, 8, 9, 12
  • 2005–2007: New York Knicks
  • 2007–2009: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2009–2014: Phoenix Suns
  • 2014–2016: Orlando Magic
  • 2016–2018: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2018: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2018–2019: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • NBA champion (2016), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006), 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (2004, 2005), Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2002), McDonald's All-American (2001), Fourth-team Parade All-American (2001)
  • Points: 7,786 (8.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 4,002 (4.5 rpg)
  • Assists: 864 (1.0 apg)

Channing Frye was drafted 8th overall by the New York Knicks in 2005. Channing played for the Knicks from 2005 to 2007, averaging 14.4 points and 7 rebounds per game over that time period.

He then signed with Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal per game between 2008-2011 before signing with Miami Heat in 2012 where he stayed until 2019.

Channing is a two-time All Star (2010 & 2011) as well as being named to the All NBA Second Team twice (2008 & 2009). He has also been selected to participate in three consecutive NBA Finals (2012–2015), winning one championship with the Miami Heat in 2016 Channing Frye was drafted 4th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft.

He played his first 6 seasons with the Blazers before being traded to Phoenix in 2014. In 2016, Channing signed with Orlando and spent two seasons there before being traded to Cleveland in 2018. Currently, Channing is playing for the Los Angeles Lakers where he has led them to a 3-1 record thus far this season.

11. Gerald Green

Houston Rockets

Gerald Green Career

  • High school: Gulf Shores Academy, (Houston, Texas)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 5, 8, 14, 15, 25, 30
  • NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (2007), NBA G League champion (2022), NBA D-League All-Star (2012), NBA D-League All-Star Game MVP (2012), McDonald's All-American (2005)

Gerald Green is a 36-year-old shooting guard who has played in the NBA for 17 seasons. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2005 and has since spent his entire career with them, appearing in 579 games and scoring 18,748 points.

Gerald is known as an excellent three-point shooter, having made over 2,000 of them during his career. In 2017 he joined the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year deal but was later waived before playing any games for them. On January 12th 2018, Green signed with the Atlanta Hawks pending free agent signing confirmation from both teams following their playoff exit. After just two months with Atlanta he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he finished out the season. GS: 648 | PTS: 20,887 (22nd all time) | REB: 1,923 (14th all time) | AST: 1,420 (21st all time) | STL: 437 (T24th all time)| BLKPG: 168 (8th all time)

12. Amir Johnson

Toronto Raptors

Amir Johnson Career

  • High school: Verbum Dei, (Los Angeles, California), Westchester, (Los Angeles, California)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2005–2009: Detroit Pistons
  • 2006: →Fayetteville Patriots
  • 2007: →Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2009–2015: Toronto Raptors
  • 2015–2017: Boston Celtics
  • 2017–2019: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2019: →Delaware Blue Coats
  • 2020–2022: NBA G League Ignite
  • NBA Hustle Award (2018), McDonald's All-American (2005), Second-team Parade All-American (2005), California Mr. Basketball (2005)

Amir Johnson is a power forward and center for the Boston Celtics. He was drafted in 2005 by the Detroit Pistons and has since played for them, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers and now the Celtics.

Amir Johnson is known as an excellent rebounder with a high basketball IQ which allows him to play effectively both offensively and defensively. In May 2017 he re-signed with the Celtics on a four-year deal worth $63 million (£49 million). Johnson has won two championships (with Detroit in 2008 & 2016) and three division titles (Philadelphia 2013–15; Toronto 2015–17; Milwaukee 2017–19).

Amir Johnson was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2005 and spent 5 seasons with them before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2009. Amir Johnson won an NBA Hustle Award in 2018 and has accumulated over 10,000 points, 4,000 rebounds and 1,500 assists during his career. Amir Johnson is a four-time All-Star who helped lead the Toronto Raptors to their first ever championship in 2017. He will join the Philadelphia 76ers for next season.

13. Francisco García

Sacramento Kings

Francisco García Career

  • High school: The Winchendon School, (Winchendon, Massachusetts)
  • College: Louisville (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 2005–2017
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 2005–2013: Sacramento Kings
  • 2013–2014: Houston Rockets
  • 2016: Vaqueros de Bayamón
  • 2017: Indios de San Francisco
  • Second-team All-American – NABC (2005), 2× First-team All-Conference USA (2004, 2005)
  • Medals, , Representing  Dominican Republic, Men's Basketball, FIBA AmeriCup, : 2011 Mar del Plata: , Pan American Games, : 2003 Santo Domingo: , Centrobasket, : 2008 Cancun: , : 2012 San Juan:
  • Representing  Dominican Republic
  • Men's Basketball
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2011 Mar del Plata:
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2003 Santo Domingo:
  • Centrobasket
  • : 2008 Cancun:
  • : 2012 San Juan:

Francisco García was born on December 31, 1981 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He attended high school at The Winchendon School and played college basketball for Louisville before being drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2005.

García spent five seasons with the Kings before signing with the Houston Rockets as a free agent in 2013. In 2017, he retired from professional basketball after playing for two different teams over nine years of play. Francisco is a two-time first team All-Conference USA player, and was also named to the NABC Second Team in 2005.

Francisco played for the Dominican Republic at various international tournaments including FIBA AmeriCup 2011 and Pan American Games 2003 and 2011. Francisco finished his college career as one of only three players in school history with over 2,000 points (2321) and 1,000 rebounds (1,021). After graduating from UTEP in 2006, García signed with the New Jersey Nets but didn't make an appearance before being waived on December 15th 2007.

He then spent time playing professionally throughout Europe before signing with Vaqueros de Bayamón of Liga ACB Spain for the 2009–10 season where he averaged 11 points per game while shooting 55% from 3-point range en route to winning Spanish League MVP honors that year. García joined Indios de San Francisco midway through the 2010–11 season after impressing during preseason play; however due to injuries he only managed 10 appearances off the bench averaging 4 points per game before returning home to finish out his contract with Vaqueros de Bayamón which expired at the end of that campaign..

. 7 . In July 2012 he signed a deal to return to Spain this time joining FC Barcelona's senior squad but made just one appearance before being released by mutual consent less than 6 months later on January 9th 2013 citing homesickness as a factor.. . 8 ..Francisco finally got his break when he was acquired by Miami Heat via trade on February 22nd 2013 along with Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier in exchange for Shane Battier, James Ennis III & Tyler Johnson.. .9 ..After appearing sparingly for Miami downplaying suggestions that it had been difficult adjusting following multiple moves around Europe since leaving UTEP...

14. Charlie Villanueva

Detroit Pistons

Charlie Villanueva Career

  • High school: , Newtown (Queens, New York), Blair Academy, (Blairstown, New Jersey)
  • College: UConn (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 2005–2016
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 31, 3
  • 2005–2006: Toronto Raptors
  • 2006–2009: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2009–2014: Detroit Pistons
  • 2014–2016: Dallas Mavericks
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006), NCAA champion (2004), Second-team All-Big East (2005), Big East All-Rookie Team (2004), McDonald's All-American (2003)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Dominican Republic, FIBA AmeriCup, : 2011 Mar del Plata: , Centrobasket, : 2010 Santo Domingo: , Representing the  United States, FIBA Americas U20 Championship, : 2004 Halifax:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Dominican Republic
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2011 Mar del Plata:
  • Centrobasket
  • : 2010 Santo Domingo:
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Americas U20 Championship
  • : 2004 Halifax:

Villanueva was a highly touted power forward out of high school, and he played collegiately at UConn. He was drafted 7th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2005 NBA draft, but he never really established himself as an elite player in the league.

In 2016, Villanueva signed with the Dallas Mavericks after spending time playing overseas. He has since been averaging 6 points and 5 rebounds per game off the bench for Dallas this season. Villanueva is still young (38 years old) and has plenty of potential to continue developing his skills in the NBA arena Villanueva is a veteran NBA player who has played with several teams over the past few years.

Villanueva was an All-American at Providence and went on to play for the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, and Philadelphia 76ers in his career. Villanueva has had some success in the league, including being named to two All-Rookie Teams and winning a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016. Villanueva will likely be remembered most fondly for his time spent playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki with the Mavericks however he also recorded solid numbers elsewhere in his career.

Villanueva is currently a free agent but may look to continue playing after serving as team captain of Spain's national team at this year's FIBA World Cup Qualifiers tournament. CharlieVillanuava9

15. Ronny Turiaf

Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball

Ronny Turiaf Career

  • High school: INSEP (Paris, France)
  • College: Gonzaga (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 2005–2014
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 21, 14, 32
  • 2005–2006: Yakima Sun Kings
  • 2006–2008: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2008–2010: Golden State Warriors
  • 2010–2011: New York Knicks
  • 2011: ASVEL
  • 2011–2012: Washington Wizards
  • 2012: Miami Heat
  • 2012–2013: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2013–2014: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NBA champion (2012), WCC Player of the Year (2005), 3× First-team All-WCC (2003–2005)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  France, FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, : 2000 Croatia: U-18 Team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  France
  • FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship
  • : 2000 Croatia: U-18 Team

Ronny Turiaf was a French player who played in the NBA for six seasons. He started his career with the Yakima Sun Kings before playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors between 2006 and 2014.

Known as one of France's most consistent players, Ronny Turiaf won two EuroBasket championships with Spain in 2005 and 2007. In September 2013, he announced that he had been diagnosed with leukemia but made a full recovery after chemotherapy treatments.

Ronny Turiaf was born in France and played for the country's national basketball team from 1995-2003. He then joined the New York Knicks, where he became an integral part of their championship run in 2010-11. In 2011, Ronny signed with ASVEL of the French League and helped lead them to a league title that year as well.

The following season, Ronny moved to Washington Wizards before joining Miami Heat in 2012-13; both teams reached the playoffs but were eliminated by eventual champions Los Angeles Clippers in successive seasons.. Now 34 years old, Ronny has retired from playing professional basketball and is now focusing on his role as head coach of a youth club near Paris...

16. Martell Webster

Portland Trail Blazers

Martell Webster Career

  • High school: Seattle Preparatory School, (Seattle, Washington)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 8, 23, 5, 9
  • 2005–2010: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2006: →Fort Worth Flyers
  • 2010–2012: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2012–2015: Washington Wizards
  • First-team Parade All-American (2005), McDonald's All-American (2005)

Webster was born in Edmonds, Washington on December 4th, 1986. Webster played high school basketball at Seattle Preparatory School and entered the NBA draft after his junior year in 2005.

The Portland Trail Blazers drafted Webster with the 6th overall pick and he began playing for them that same season. In 2011, Webster signed a four-year contract extension worth $43 million with the Blazers.

In 2013, Webster was traded to the Washington Wizards where he spent two seasons before being waived in 2015 due to injuries sustained during training camp.. Since then, Webster has been working on his career as a free agent player for various teams around the league including stints with Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks from 2016-2018 respectively ..

Martell Webster was a highly productive small forward and shooting guard in the NBA for over decade. He began his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, where he averaged 14 points per game from 2005 to 2010. After being traded to the Fort Worth Flyers, Webster became one of the top point guards in the D-League and helped them reach the playoffs twice. In 2012, Webster signed with Minnesota Timberwolves but did not play much due to injury problems; he joined Washington Wizards midseason later that year and finished his career there in 2015.

Martell is also known for winning an NCAA Championship at Duke University as a junior in 2006 before entering into professional basketball

17. Hakim Warrick

Syracuse Orange men's basketball

Hakim Warrick Career

  • High school: Friends' Central School, (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Syracuse (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
  • Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
  • Playing career: 2005–2019
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 21, 1
  • 2005–2009: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2009–2010: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2010: Chicago Bulls
  • 2010–2012: Phoenix Suns
  • 2012: New Orleans Hornets
  • 2012–2013: Charlotte Bobcats
  • 2013–2014: Liaoning Flying Leopards
  • 2015: Torku Konyaspor
  • 2015–2016: Melbourne United
  • 2016: Olympiacos
  • 2017: Leones de Ponce
  • 2018: Al Mouttahed Tripoli
  • 2018: Ironi Nahariya
  • 2018–2019: Iowa Wolves
  • NBL Best Sixth Man (2016), NCAA champion (2003), Consensus first-team All-American (2005), Second-team All-American – SN (2004), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2004), Big East Player of the Year (2005), 2× First-team All-Big East (2004, 2005), Big East tournament MVP (2005)
  • Points: 4,947 (9.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,117 (4.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 400 (0.8 apg)

Hakim Warrick was a power forward for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2005-2009. He then played with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2009-2010. Hakim Warrick is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns.

Hakim Warrick is a 6'10" power forward and center who played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals. After he graduated from college, Warrick joined the NBA's Phoenix Suns in 2010 and quickly became one of their most important players.

He was traded to the New Orleans Hornets in 2012 and then to the Charlotte Bobcats in 2013 before signing with Liaoning Flying Leopards of China last year. Warrick has won several awards during his career, including Second-team All-American – SN (2004), Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2004) and Big East Player of the Year (2005).

Hakim will next play for Al Mouttahed Tripoli of Lebanon this season before returning to America to sign with Ironi Nahariya later on this year

18. Ian Mahinmi

Washington Wizards

Ian Mahinmi Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
  • Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
  • Playing career: 2003–2020
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 15, 28, 32
  • 2003–2006: STB Le Havre
  • 2006–2007: ÉB Pau-Orthez
  • 2007–2010: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2007–2009: →Austin Toros
  • 2010–2012: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2011: STB Le Havre
  • 2012–2016: Indiana Pacers
  • 2016–2020: Washington Wizards
  • NBA champion (2011), NBA D-League All-Star (2008), All-NBA D-League First Team (2008), French Cup winner (2007)
  • Points: 3,209 (5.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,705 (4.4 rpg)
  • Blocks: 443 (.7 bpg)
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  France, European U-18 Championship, : 2004 Spain: U-18 Team
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  France
  • European U-18 Championship
  • : 2004 Spain: U-18 Team

Ian Mahinmi was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 2005. He played for the Spurs from 2007 to 2010, before joining the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League in 2009.

In 2020, he signed with the Washington Wizards. Ian Mahinmi is a center who typically plays inside-out and averages 11 points and 10 rebounds per game over his career. He has won two championships with San Antonio (2007, 2019) and one title with Austin Toros (2013).

Ian Mahinmi is a French-born American professional basketball player who has spent his entire career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ian Mahinmi was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and he made his debut for them that season.

In 2012, he transferred to Indiana Pacers where he played until 2016 before joining Washington Wizards for the 2016–2020 season. He has won two championships with Dallas Mavericks (2011, 2013) as well as an All-Star selection and D-League MVP award during his tenure there. Ian Mahinmi also represented France at international level, winning a silver medal at EuroBasket 2011 and gold medals at both EuroBasket 2013 and 2017 World Cup qualifiers while playing with Le Havre club team respectively..

19. Jason Maxiell

Detroit Pistons

Jason Maxiell Career

  • High school: Newman Smith (Carrollton, Texas)
  • College: Cincinnati (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2005–2017
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 54
  • 2005–2013: Detroit Pistons
  • 2013–2014: Orlando Magic
  • 2014–2015: Charlotte Hornets
  • 2015–2016: Tianjin Ronggang
  • 2016–2017: Acıbadem Üniversitesi
  • 2× Second-team All-Conference USA (2004, 2005), Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year (2002), Conference USA All-Freshmen Team (2002)

Jason Maxiell was a power forward and center for the Detroit Pistons during his playing career. He attended Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas before going on to play college ball at Cincinnati.

After being drafted by the Pistons with 26th overall pick in 2005 NBA Draft, Jason made an immediate impact as a rookie averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds per game en route to winning Rookie of The Year honors.

In 2006–07 season he improved these numbers marginally to 11 points and 8 rebounds but also picked up 2nd Team All-NBA recognition after helping Detroit make it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals where they eventually lost 4–1 against Cleveland Cavaliers led by Lebron James.

In 2007–08 season Jason once again averaged double figures with 13 points and 9 boards while making another appearance in East Final where this time Detroit emerged victorious over Indiana Pacers 3 games to 1 thanks to strong performances from Joe Dumars' men throughout series especially from Maxiell who averaged 20 points (11 of which came in Game 5).

As one of founding members of "Bad Boys" era Piston team that dominated Eastern conference starting from 2008 until 2011, Jason helped them win back-to-back titles alongside fellow Bad Boy Chauncey Billups while appearing in all 82 regular season games both years (2007 & 2008) and scoring 16 or more pts on 6 occasions including 25pt performance vs Boston Celtics on March 23rd 2009 – just days before signing contract extension that would keep him with Pistons till 2013; finally becoming fulltime starter later that year following Michael Jordan's retirement announcement ATLiens went into 2010 playoffs as heavy favorites only losing first round series 4 games to 2 against Philadelphia 76ers despite dominating majority of contests mainly due to excellent playoff averages 27 pts 12 rebounds 3 assists 1 steal (.554 FG%) stats not too shabby for a player who wasn't used much off bench prior coming into postseason.

Following two successful seasons together, there were some rumors linking Jason maxiell(alongside teammate Andre Drummond) with trade deadline deals involving players such as Dwight Howard or Chris Paul however nothing materialized ultimately leading up til 2012 postseason when newly acquired Steve Nash started struggling mightily turning things around late in regular season culminating into dramatic comeback victory over Miami Heat clinching homecourt advantage through rest of playoffs paving way for eventual title run; unfortunately injuries took their toll limiting him mostly towards end resulting MVP

20. Andray Blatche

Philippines men's national basketball team

Andray Blatche Career

  • High school: Henninger (Syracuse, New York), South Kent School, (South Kent, Connecticut)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
  • Selected by the Washington Wizards
  • Playing career: 2005–2019
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 32, 7, 0
  • 2005–2012: Washington Wizards
  • 2005–2006: →Roanoke Dazzle
  • 2012–2014: Brooklyn Nets
  • 2014–2018: Xinjiang Flying Tigers
  • 2018–2019: Tianjin Gold Lions
  • CBA champion (2017), 2× CBA All-Star (2015, 2017)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Philippines, FIBA Asia Championships, : 2015 Changsha: Team, SEABA Championship, : 2017 Quezon City: Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Philippines
  • FIBA Asia Championships
  • : 2015 Changsha: Team
  • SEABA Championship
  • : 2017 Quezon City: Team

Andray Blatche played college basketball at Syracuse before being drafted by the Washington Wizards in 2005. After four seasons with the Wizards, he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2014.

Blatche has averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game throughout his career. He is a two-time All-Star and was voted to the NBA's all-defensive second team in 2016–17 season. In 2019, he announced his retirement from professional basketball following 13 seasons in the league Blatche was the 26th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.

Blatche played for 4 different teams during his career, and last played with the Brooklyn Nets in 2018. In 2017, he won a championship with Roanoke Dazzle of the CBA league. He is also an All-Star twice (2015, 2017) and has averaged 10 points per game throughout his career. Andray Blatche has struggled to stay healthy throughout his professional basketball career, but has still been able to produce offensively at a high level when he's on the court

21. Brandon Bass

Boston Celtics

Brandon Bass Career

  • High school: Capitol High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
  • College: LSU (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
  • Selected by the New Orleans Hornets
  • Playing career: 2005–2020
  • Position: Power forward
  • 2005–2007: New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
  • 2006: →Tulsa 66ers
  • 2007–2009: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2009–2011: Orlando Magic
  • 2011–2015: Boston Celtics
  • 2015–2016: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2016–2017: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2017–2020: Liaoning Flying Leopards
  • CBA Slam Dunk leader (2018), SEC Player of the Year (2005), SEC Rookie of the Year – Coaches (2004), Second-team Parade All-American (2003)

Bass was born in 1985 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bass played college basketball at LSU and was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005. Bass spent eight seasons with the Hornets before joining the Lakers for the 2015–16 season.

He retired from playing professional basketball following that season. Brandon is a two-time All-Star and has led the NBA in rebounding twice (2011, 2013). He also holds career averages of 12 points and 6 rebounds per game over 886 appearances (.497 FG%, .318 3P%).

In addition to his basketball career, Bass has been involved with several charitable organizations including Make A Wish Foundation, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, United Way of Greater New Orleans and Habitat for Humanity International Fundraising Campaigns division Rebuild Louisiana/ Gulf Coast Region (Bass serves as Governor on Habitat for Humanity National Board of Directors).

On March 27th 2019 he married longtime girlfriend Brittany Cartwright; they have one son together named Knox Alexander bass Jr.(b May 1st 2020)

22. Joey Graham

Toronto Raptors

Joey Graham Career

  • High school: Brandon (Brandon, Florida)
  • College: , UCF (2000–2002), Oklahoma State (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 2005–2013
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 14, 12
  • 2005–2009: Toronto Raptors
  • 2009–2010: Denver Nuggets
  • 2010–2011: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2012: Erie BayHawks
  • 2012: Mets de Guaynabo
  • 2013: Capitanes de Arecibo
  • 2013: Mets de Guaynabo
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (2005), First-team All-Big 12 (2005), Third-team All-Big 12 (2004), Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2004), Big 12 tournament MVP (2005)

Joey Graham was a versatile small forward who played for six different teams in the NBA. Joey Graham averaged 13.8 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assists over his five-year playing career.

After spending time with the Raptors in 2005, Graham signed with Oklahoma State where he helped lead them to their first NCAA Championship in 2006. In February 2013, Joey Graham announced his retirement from professional basketball after averaging 14 points per game during the 2012–13 season with Toronto's Developmental League affiliate Raptors 905..

Joey Graham was a three-time First Team All-Big 12 selection while playing at the University of Texas. After being drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the 2005 NBA Draft, he spent four seasons with them before moving on to Denver and Cleveland in 2009 and 2010 respectively. In 2012, Joey joined the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Developmental League (DLeague).

He led them to their first ever playoff appearance that season before signing with Mets de Guaynabo for 2013–14 where he averaged 16 points per game and 5 rebounds per contest en route to winning DBL MVP honors. Joey is currently a free agent after not finding any interested teams in his search for another professional contract this past offseason, but remains hopeful about returning to basketball someday soon.

23. Ike Diogu

Sichuan Blue Whales

Ike Diogu Career

  • High school: Garland (Garland, Texas)
  • College: Arizona State (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2005–2007: Golden State Warriors
  • 2007–2008: Indiana Pacers
  • 2008–2009: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2009: Sacramento Kings
  • 2010–2011: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2012: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2012: Xinjiang Flying Tigers
  • 2012: Capitanes de Arecibo
  • 2012–2013: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2013: Leones de Ponce
  • 2013–2014: Bakersfield Jam
  • 2014: Leones de Ponce
  • 2014–2015: Dongguan Leopards
  • 2015–2016: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2016–2017: Jiangsu Monkey King
  • 2018: Sichuan Blue Whales
  • 2019: Shimane Susanoo Magic
  • 2021: Chemidor
  • 2021: Astros de Jalisco
  • 2022–present: Zamalek
  • BSN champion (2014), BSN Center of the Year (2013), BSN First Team (2013), BSN All-Imports First Team (2013), NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year (2014), NBA D-League All-Star (2014), Consensus second-team All-American (2005), Pac-10 Player of the Year (2005), 3× First-team All-Pac-10 (2003–2005), No. 5 jersey retired by Arizona State Sun Devils, FIBA Africa Championship MVP (2017)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Nigeria, AfroBasket, : 2015 Tunisia: , : 2017 Tunisia/Senegal:
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Nigeria
  • AfroBasket
  • : 2015 Tunisia:
  • : 2017 Tunisia/Senegal:

Diogu was born in Buffalo, New York on September 11, 1983. Diogu played college basketball at Arizona State and was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 2005 NBA draft.

Diogu has played for several teams in the NBA including the Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons. Diogu is currently a power forward for Zamalek of Egypt's Basketball Super League and a center for Africa's Basketball Confederation Champions Cup team Bahriye Sultans from Turkey .

In 2012, he won an Olympic gold medal with Nigeria as part of their men's national basketball team which competed in London Olympics games that year Ike Diogu was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2005. He played for the Indiana Pacers from 2007-2008 before being traded to Portland Trail Blazers. After a season with Sacramento, Ike then signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009 where he played until 2012 when he moved to San Antonio Spurs and joined their D-League affiliate, the Austin Toros.

In 2013, Ike returned to China and joined another D-League team, Guangdong Southern Tigers for two seasons before returning stateside and signing with Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League in 2014. The 6'9" forward has also had stints playing overseas in Spain (Leones de Ponce), Venezuela (Dongguan Leopards) and Australia (Brisbane Bullets). On September 21st 2018, it was announced that Ike would return to Egypt's top division club Zamalek after spending time playing in Mexico's Liga MX league with Santos Laguna over two years ago as well as several months last year with Australian NBL side Melbourne United Mavericks during which time he led them to an appearance at playoffs against eventual champion Perth Wildcats but lost 2 games out of 3 en route losing 89–93 on aggregate despite averaging 20 points per game while shooting 60% from three point range throughout his spell Down Under .

Finally back home again after a long journey abroad we welcome back @IkeDiogu25 who is now training hard ahead of his anticipated debut this month. #ZamalekArmy

24. Rashad McCants

Rashad McCants Career

  • High school: , Erwin (Asheville, North Carolina), New Hampton School, (New Hampton, New Hampshire)
  • College: North Carolina (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 1, 7
  • 2005–2009: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2009: Sacramento Kings
  • 2010–2011: Texas Legends
  • 2012: Caciques de Humacao
  • 2012: Piratas de Quebradillas
  • 2012: Powerade Tigers
  • 2012–2013: Foshan Long Lions
  • 2013: Texas Legends
  • 2014: Uberlândia
  • 2014–2015: Homenetmen Beirut
  • 2015: Trotamundos de Carabobo
  • 2015: Cañeros de La Romana
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (2005), Third-team All-American – AP, SN (2004), NCAA champion (2005), First-team All-ACC (2004), Third-team All-ACC (2005), ACC All-Freshman Team (2003), First-team Parade All-American (2002), Fourth-team Parade All-American (2001), McDonald's All-American (2002)

Rashad McCants was a shooting guard in the NBA for six seasons, from 2005 to 2011. He played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat before playing overseas in Turkey and Germany.

In 2015, he announced his retirement from professional basketball after struggling with injuries throughout his career. Rashad McCants is married and has two children. Rashad McCants is a former NBA player who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and Texas Legends from 2005 to 2009.

He led his team in scoring during the 2006-07 season with 18.5 points per game. Injuries forced him out of the league in 2009 and he has since retired from playing professional basketball altogether. Rashad McCants was born on November 5th, 1984 in Charlotte, North Carolina and attended Davidson College before transferring to George Mason University where he won two NCAA championships (2005 & 2007).

After leaving the NBA, Rashad McCants embarked on a successful career as an actor which includes roles in films such as "Knights of Badassdom" alongside Kurt Russell and "The Florida Project", both released in 2017.

25. Julius Hodge

NC State Wolfpack men's basketball

Julius Hodge Career

  • High school: St. Raymond (Bronx, New York)
  • College: NC State (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
  • Selected by the Denver Nuggets
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 32, 24
  • Coaching career: 2015–present
  • 2× All-NBL Third Team (2008, 2010), Consensus second-team All-American (2004), ACC Player of the Year (2004), 2× First-team All-ACC (2003, 2004), No. 24 jersey honored by NC State Wolfpack, McDonald's All-American (2001), Second-team Parade All-American (2001), Mr. New York Basketball (2001)

Hodge played professional basketball for six seasons, most notably with the Denver Nuggets. Hodge is currently an assistant coach with the Little Rock Trojans in the Sun Belt Conference.

Hodge was born and raised in Harlem, New York City and attended St. Raymond High School before transferring to NC State University where he played from 2001-2005. After playing professionally in Europe for two years, Hodge returned to North America and signed with the Nuggets as a free agent in 2005.

He spent four seasons there before being traded to Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline of 2014; after one season there he was waived by Memphis and subsequently retired from pro basketball that same year due to injury concerns stemming from his previous knee surgeries.. Julius Hodge has made significant contributions both on and off court during his career - particularly within communities of color which have suffered disproportionately from socio-economic inequality throughout history...

26. Antoine Wright

Toronto Raptors

Antoine Wright Career

  • High school: Lawrence Academy, (Groton, Massachusetts)
  • College: Texas A&M (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 2005–2016
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 2005–2008: New Jersey Nets
  • 2008–2009: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2009–2010: Toronto Raptors
  • 2010: Sacramento Kings
  • 2010–2011: Jiangsu Dragons
  • 2011–2012: Asefa Estudiantes
  • 2012: Reno Bighorns
  • 2012: Guaiqueríes de Margarita
  • 2012–2013: Reno Bighorns
  • 2013: Guaiqueríes de Margarita
  • 2013–2014: Barak Netanya
  • 2014–2015: Halcones de Xalapa
  • 2016: Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
  • 2016: Tijuana Zonkeys
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2003), Big 12 Rookie of the Year (2003), Third-team Parade All-American (2002)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing the  United States, FIBA Americas U18 Championship, : 2002 Isla Margarita: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing the  United States
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • : 2002 Isla Margarita: National team

Antoine Wright was born in 1984 and played basketball for Lawrence Academy from 2002-2005. Wright then attended Texas A&M where he averaged 12 points per game over his college career.

In the 2005 NBA draft, the New Jersey Nets selected Wright with the 15th overall pick. He spent four seasons with the Nets before being traded to Dallas in 2008. While playing with Dallas, Wright helped lead them to two playoff appearances (2009 & 2010).

After spending one season with the Memphis Grizzlies, Antoine retired from professional basketball in 2016 at age 38 after a 14 year careerplaying in 607 games averaging 11 pointper game Antoine Wright was one of the most versatile and important players in Raptors history.

Antoine Wright led Toronto to their first playoff appearance in 2006, averaging 14 points and nine rebounds per game. Antoine Wright also played for Sacramento, Jiangsu Dragons, Asefa Estudiantes (in Liga ACB) and Reno Bighorns before retiring in 2014 due to injury. After retirement, Antoine Wright became a commentator for NBA TV Canada and has been working with them since 2016-17 season.

27. Sean May

North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball

Sean May Career

  • High school: Bloomington North, (Bloomington, Indiana)
  • College: North Carolina (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 42
  • Coaching career: 2015–present
  • French League Best Scorer (2013), French Cup Final MVP (2013), French Cup winner (2013), Turkish League champion (2011), Turkish Cup winner (2011), NCAA champion (2005), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2005), Consensus second-team All-American (2005), First-team All-ACC (2005), Second-team All-ACC (2004), No. 42 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels, First-team Parade All-American (2002), USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2004), Indiana Mr. Basketball (2002), McDonald's All-American (2002)
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA Americas U20 Championship, : 2004 Halifax: National team
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA Americas U20 Championship
  • : 2004 Halifax: National team

Sean May was an assistant coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He played power forward in the NBA from 2005 to 2015 and helped lead Charlotte to a Southeast Division Title in 2010.

In October 2014, he was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and speeding after being pulled over by officer David Sinegal near Chapel Hill, NC. May later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving, received three years' probation, and had his license suspended for six months; he also attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings as part of his rehabilitation process.

After leaving the Tar Heels coaching staff following the 2016-17 season,May joined French club Orléans Loiret as an assistant coach this January 2018 Sean May is an assistant coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Sean May played basketball at the University of North Carolina and was a member of their 2005 national championship team. After playing professionally in Europe, Sean May returned to UNC as an assistant coach in 2017 and has helped lead them to back-to-back NCAA championships.

In addition to coaching, Sean May also continues his basketball career by playing with various teams around the world; most notably, he currently plays for SPO Rouen in France's LNB Pro A league.

28. Yaroslav Korolev

Yaroslav Korolev Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 2003–2016
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 21
  • 2003–2004: Avtodor Saratov
  • 2004–2005: CSKA Moscow
  • 2005–2007: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2007–2009: Dynamo Moscow
  • 2009–2010: Albuquerque Thunderbirds
  • 2010: Reno Bighorns
  • 2010–2011: CB Granada
  • 2011–2012: Gipuzkoa BC
  • 2012–2014: Spartak Saint Petersburg
  • 2014–2015: Panionios
  • 2015: Rethymno Cretan Kings
  • 2016: Navarra
  • Russian Cup winner (2005)

Yaroslav Korolev is a Russian power forward who played in the NBA for 8 seasons. He was drafted 12th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers and spent 4 seasons with them before moving to Atlanta in 2013.

In 2016, he signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe where he played until 2018 when he retired due to injuries. Yaroslav Korolev has won several awards during his career, including 3 EuroLeague titles (with Atlético Madrid and CSKA Moscow respectively) as well as an MVP award in 2010 while playing for CSKA Moscow; this made him only the second player after David Robinson to win both an MVP award and a championship title whilst playing at least two different positions in one season (the first being Tim Duncan).

He also represented Russia at international level, winning silver medals at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and 2008 Summer Olympics; plus gold medals from 2011 Mediterranean Games and 2017 European Championships respectively

29. Luther Head

Houston Rockets

Luther Head Career

  • High school: Manley Academy (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: Illinois (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Playing career: 2005–2018
  • Position: Shooting guard / Point guard
  • Number: 2, 13, 9
  • 2005–2009: Houston Rockets
  • 2009: Miami Heat
  • 2009–2010: Indiana Pacers
  • 2010–2011: Sacramento Kings
  • 2012–2013: Austin Toros
  • 2013: Texas Legends
  • 2013: CB Valladolid
  • 2014: Pioneros de Los Mochis
  • 2015: Caneros de la Romana
  • 2017–2018: Cape Breton Highlanders
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), Consensus second-team All-American (2005), First-team All-Big Ten (2005)

Luther Head played for the Houston Rockets from 2005-2018. He was drafted 24th overall by the Rockets in the 2005 NBA Draft and had a successful career with them.

Luther Head is best known for his time with Houston, where he averaged 12 points per game over his 7 seasons there. In 2018, Luther signed with the Milwaukee Bucks and has since been averaging 18 points per game.

Luther Head played professional basketball in several countries before coming to the United States and playing for the Miami Heat. Luther Head was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 2010, but he never appeared in a game for them due to injury.

He then signed with the Sacramento Kings, who waived him after just one season. Luther Head moved on to play for various Spanish teams until landing with the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League (D-League). With Austin Toros, Luther Head won an championship and received All-NBA D-League First Team honors as well as being named MVP of D-League Finals series against Oklahoma City Blue (now OKC Thunder).

In 2017–2018, Luther joined Cape Breton Highlanders of Canada's National Basketball League (NBL) where he helped lead them to their first NBL Championship title since 2000 while averaging 21 points per game and 7 rebounds per contest en route to earning Most Valuable Player honors; additionally, his Defensive Player of Year award made him only player ever twice awarded that distinction within two different leagues at once

30. Fran Vázquez

FC Barcelona Bàsquet

Fran Vázquez Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2001–2020
  • Position: Center
  • 2001–2005: Unicaja
  • 2003: →Bilbao Basket
  • 2003–2004: →Gran Canaria
  • 2005–2006: Girona
  • 2006–2012: FC Barcelona
  • 2012–2016: Unicaja
  • 2016–2018: Canarias
  • 2018–2020: Zaragoza
  • EuroLeague champion (2010), FIBA Champions League champion (2017), 3× Spanish League champion (2009, 2011, 2012), 4× Spanish Cup winner (2005, 2007, 2010, 2011), 3× Spanish Super Cup winner (2009–2011), EuroLeague Blocks Leader (2009), All-Spanish League Team (2009), Spanish Cup MVP (2010), FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion (2017), , Spanish League career stats leaders, , Spanish League all-time leader in blocks
  • Medals, , Representing  Spain, Men's Basketball, FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, : 2002 Lithuania:
  • Representing  Spain
  • Men's Basketball
  • FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
  • : 2002 Lithuania:

Fran Vázquez was born on 1 May 1983 in Chantada, Galicia. Fran Vázquez played center for Barcelona and Unicaja from 2001 to 2005. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 NBA draft.

In 2006, he joined Gran Canaria where he stayed until 2012 when he moved to FC Barcelona as a free agent. On 14 June 2020, Fran Vázquez announced his retirement from basketball after 16 seasons playing professionally; his last game being against Valencia Basket on 8 July 2020..

Fran Vázquez was a key player for the Unicaja Málaga team that won EuroLeague championships in 2010 and 2017. Fran Vázquez has also won Spanish League titles with Zaragoza, Canarias and now Zaragoza again. He is one of the most successful European players of all time. Fran Vázquez is a tough defender who can score from anywhere on the court, making him an invaluable asset to any team he plays for.

31. Wayne Simien

Wayne Simien Career

  • High school: Leavenworth (Leavenworth, Kansas)
  • College: Kansas (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
  • Selected by the Miami Heat
  • Playing career: 2005–2009
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 25
  • 2005–2007: Miami Heat
  • 2008–2009: Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto
  • NBA champion (2006), Consensus first-team All-American (2005), Third-team All-American – AP (2004), Big 12 Player of the Year (2005), No. 23 jersey retired by Kansas Jayhawks, McDonald's All American (2001), Second-team Parade All-American (2001), Mr. Kansas Basketball (2001)
  • Points: 169
  • Rebound: 99
  • Assists/Steals: 11/15

Wayne Simien was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on March 9th of 1983. After high school he attended college at the University of Kansas where he played power forward for the Jayhawks from 2001-2005.

In 2005, Wayne was drafted by the Miami Heat in the first round and spent five seasons with them before being traded to Portland Trail Blazers in 2009. He has since spent time with several other teams including Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers before retiring from professional basketball in 2015.

Wayne is now a commentator for NBA TV and SiriusXM Radio where he talks about his experiences as a player and coach throughout his career. Wayne Simien is a former college basketball player who won an NCAA championship with the Kansas Jayhawks in 2006. Wayne Simien was also named Third-team All-American by AP and Big 12 Player of the Year by the conference's coaches in 2005.

He went on to play professionally for several teams, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, before retiring in 2011. Wayne Simien currently works as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kansas University, where he helped lead them to another NCAA Championship in 2018.

32. Johan Petro

Brooklyn Nets

Johan Petro Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 2003–2017
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 27, 10
  • 2003–2005: Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
  • 2005–2009: Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 2009–2010: Denver Nuggets
  • 2010–2012: New Jersey Nets
  • 2012–2013: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2013–2014: Zhejiang Guangsha
  • 2014: Limoges CSP
  • 2015: Mets de Guaynabo
  • 2016: Leones de Ponce
  • 2016: Cangrejeros de Santurce
  • 2017: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2× Pro A champion (2004, 2014)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  France, FIBA EuroBasket, : 2013 Slovenia:
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  France
  • FIBA EuroBasket
  • : 2013 Slovenia:

Petro is a French center who played in the NBA for nine seasons. Petro was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005 and spent four seasons with them before being traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009.

Petro then signed with Denver Nuggets for two seasons, before spending one year with New Jersey Nets in 2012–2013 season. Petro ended his playing career after appearing in 63 games for OKC last season and 10 games this campaign for DEN Petro played for the Atlanta Hawks from 2012-2013 to 2014-2015.

Petro then signed with Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2015 and helped lead them to a championship that year. In 2016, Petro moved to Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico and led them to a championships as well. Petro has also been playing in Europe this season with Cangrejeros de Santurce of Spain's Liga ACB before returning home to Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League on December 15th, 2017

33. Linas Kleiza

Denver Nuggets

Linas Kleiza Career

  • High school: Montrose Christian School, (Rockville, Maryland)
  • College: Missouri (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Power forward / Small forward
  • Number: 43, 11
  • 2005–2009: Denver Nuggets
  • 2009–2010: Olympiacos
  • 2010–2013: Toronto Raptors
  • 2013–2014: Fenerbahçe
  • 2014–2015: Olimpia Milano
  • All-EuroLeague First Team (2010), Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy (2010), 2× Lithuanian player of the Year (2009, 2010), Lithuania Sportsman of the Year (2010), Greek Cup winner (2010), Turkish Super League champion (2014), Third-team Parade All-American (2003)
  • Points: 3,561 (8.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,470 (3.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 321 (0.8 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  Lithuania, FIBA World Cup, : 2010 Turkey: National team, FIBA EuroBasket, : 2013 Slovenia: National Team, : 2007 Spain: National Team, FIBA Europe U20 Championship, : 2004 Czech Republic: National Team, FIBA U19 World Cup, : 2003 Greece: National Team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  Lithuania
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 2010 Turkey: National team
  • FIBA EuroBasket
  • : 2013 Slovenia: National Team
  • : 2007 Spain: National Team
  • FIBA Europe U20 Championship
  • : 2004 Czech Republic: National Team
  • FIBA U19 World Cup
  • : 2003 Greece: National Team

Linas Kleiza was born in Lithuania in 1985 and is a professional basketball player. He played for the Denver Nuggets from 2005-2009, before moving to Europe to play for Fenerbahçe Ülker.

Kleiza has won two EuroLeague titles with Fenerbahçe Ülker, as well as two Russian Premier League championships and one Turkish Superliga championship. In 2013, he was named the Bulgarian Male Athlete of the Year after averaging 17 points and eight rebounds per game that season.

Kleiza announced his retirement from professional basketball in 2015 at age 33 due to injuries sustained over the course of his career. Linas Kleiza was born in Kaunas, Lithuania on October 9th, 1987. At just 20 years old, Linas Kleiza made a name for himself by becoming the MVP of the EuroLeague in 2010.

He then spent two seasons with Olympiacos before moving to Toronto in 2013 where he won a championship with Fenerbahçe in 2014-2015. Linas Kleiza is now playing with Olimpia Milano and has started 33 games this season averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds per game. Outside of basketball, Linas Kleiza is also known for his charity work which includes raising money for sick children all over Europe through his foundation "Linaskleizi."

34. Dijon Thompson

BC Nizhny Novgorod

Dijon Thompson Career

  • High school: Redondo Union, (Redondo Beach, California)
  • College: UCLA (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
  • Selected by the New York Knicks
  • Playing career: 2005–2018
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 1, 7
  • 2005–2006: Phoenix Suns
  • 2005–2006: Albuquerque Thunderbirds
  • 2007: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2007–2008: ALBA Berlin
  • 2008–2009: Azovmash Mariupol
  • 2009–2010: Hapoel Jerusalem
  • 2010–2011: Spartak St. Petersburg
  • 2011–2012: ASVEL Basket
  • 2012–2014: Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2014: Saigon Heat
  • 2015: Hapoel Tel Aviv
  • 2016: Petrolina AEK Larnaca
  • 2016–2017: Hapoel Jerusalem
  • 2017: Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2017–2018: Ferro Carril Oeste
  • 2018: Levanga Hokkaido
  • Cypriot Super Cup winner (2016), All-EuroCup First Team (2014), All-EuroCup Second Team (2010), First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)

Thompson was born in Los Angeles, California on March 23, 1983. He attended high school at Redondo Union in Redondo Beach, California and played college basketball for UCLA.

Thompson was drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA draft and spent three seasons with them before joining the Atlanta Hawks in 2007. Thompson retired from professional basketball after playing two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets prior to his final retirement season in 2018-19.

Thompson was a highly touted recruit coming out of high school. He had an up and down rookie season with Dijon, but found his footing in the second year. Thompson has been one of the brightest young stars in Europe over the past few years, and is expected to continue that trajectory this upcoming season.

His defense on both ends of the floor is elite, making him a very versatile player for any team he plays for moving forward

35. Chris Taft

Chris Taft Career

  • High school: Xaverian (Brooklyn, New York)
  • College: Pittsburgh (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 2005–2013
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 21, 23
  • 2005–2006: Golden State Warriors
  • 2008: Rio Grande Valley Vipers
  • 2012: Korihait
  • Third-team Parade All-American (2003)

Chris Taft was born on March 10, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended high school at Xaverian and played college basketball for Pittsburgh before being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2005.

Chris spent five seasons with the Warriors before joining the Chicago Bulls in 2013 where he continued playing until 2016. In total, Taft has been a part of 11 NBA teams during his career and has averaged 8 points per game over that span.

After ending his professional playing career, Taft currently works as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks' summer league team Taft is a power forward who has played for the Golden State Warriors and Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA.

He was named to the Third-team Parade All-American squad in 2003, and he also won an MVP award while playing with Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2012. Taft has been described as a powerful player with excellent court vision, which makes him an effective scorer off of pick and rolls or short drives to the rim.

Taft is not known for his defense, but he can score inside against most opponents if given enough space to operate. With improved play from both himself and his team this season, there's no reason why Chris Taft cannot have another successful career in basketball

36. Martynas Andriuškevičius

Martynas Andriuškevičius Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2003–2020
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 15
  • 2002–2005: Žalgiris Kaunas
  • 2002–2004: →Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school
  • 2005–2006: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2005–2006: →Arkansas RimRockers
  • 2006: Dakota Wizards
  • 2007–2011: Lucentum Alicante
  • 2011–2012: PAOK
  • 2012: Neptūnas Klaipėda
  • 2013: SKS Starogard Gdański
  • 2014–2015: TEMP-SUMZ Revda
  • 2016: Helios Suns
  • 2017–2018: CB Prat
  • 2018–2019: S.C. Lusitânia
  • LKL champion (2005), Baltic Basketball League champion (2005), Alpe Adria Cup (2016)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  Lithuania, FIBA World Cup, : Turkey 2010: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  Lithuania
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : Turkey 2010: National team

Martynas Andriuškevičius was born on March 12th, 1986 in Kaunas, Lithuania. He played basketball for Žalgiris Kaunas before being drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2005.

After a few seasons with the Cavaliers and Wizards, he signed with the Atlanta Hawks in 2016 where he continued to play until 2020. Martynis is known for his strong rebounding and shot blocking abilities which have helped him win several championships throughout his career.

Outside of basketball, he has also studied business at the University of Arkansas and worked as an NBA color commentator from 2013-2015 during games involving Lithuanian teams (Žalgiris-Kaunas and Lietuvos Rytas). Martynas Andriuškevičius is a Lithuanian-born player who has played for several clubs in his home country and abroad.

He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2011 NBA Draft, but he never played for them due to injury. In 2012, he moved to Greek club PAOK and helped them win a Korać Cup title that year. After two years with PAOK, Martynas signed with Polish team Neptūnas Klaipėda before joining German club SKS Starogard Gdański in 2014–15 season; they were relegated at the end of that campaign but reached the playoffs again in 2016–17 as league champions (and lost).

Following another relegation down to Germany's second division this time with Lusitânia Batalha (2018–19), Martynas departed Europe once more and joined CB Prat from Spain for 2019/20 CEV Champions League qualifying rounds onwards...

37. Ryan Gomes

Minnesota Timberwolves

Ryan Gomes Career

  • High school: Wilby (Waterbury, Connecticut)
  • College: Providence (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 2005–2016
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 4, 8, 15, 33
  • NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year (2016), All-NBA D-League Third Team (2016), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006), Consensus first-team All-American (2004), 2× First-team All-Big East (2004, 2005)
  • Points: 4,926 (10.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,239 (4.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 712 (1.5 apg)

Ryan Gomes played professional basketball for the Boston Celtics from 2005 to 2016. He was drafted by the team in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft and spent four seasons with them before being traded to the LA Clippers in 2015.

As a player, Ryan Gomes primarily played at small forward and power forward positions but also had some experience playing shooting guard. In his nine-year career, he averaged 7 points and 3 rebounds per game while shooting 47% from the field overall and 34% from three point range.

After leaving the NBA, Ryan Gomes became an assistant coach with his former team, Boston Celtics II of euroleague competition. Ryan Gomes was a key player for the Los Angeles D-Fenders in 2016 and 2021. He started his career with Boston Celtics before playing for Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, and LA Clippers.

In 2017, he joined Long Island Nets as an assistant coach. He is a two-time All-Big East selection (2004, 2005) and consensus first-team All-American (2004). Ryan Gomes has also won NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year Award (2016)

38. Ricky Sánchez

Ricky Sánchez Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2001: Brujos de Guayama
  • 2002–2004: Criollos de Caguas
  • 2004–2005: IMG Academy HS
  • 2005–2007: Idaho Stampede
  • 2007–2009: Grises de Humacao
  • 2009–2010: Halcones Rojos Veracruz
  • 2010–2012: Cangrejeros de Santurce
  • 2012–2013: Indios de Mayaguez
  • 2013–2014: Regatas Corrientes
  • 2014: Cangrejeros de Santurce
  • 2015: Atenienses de Manatí
  • 2015–2016: ICL Manresa
  • 2016–2017: Fuerza Regia Monterrey
  • 2017–2018: Quilmes Mar del Plata
  • 2018–2019: Capitanes de Arecibo
  • 2019–2020: Cariduros de Fajardo
  • 2020–2021: Real Estelí
  • 2022–present: Grises de Humacao
  • 2× BSN champion (2012, 2019), 4× BSN All-Star (2008–2011), BSN Most Improved Player (2011)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  Puerto Rico, FIBA AmeriCup, : 2009 San Juan: , : 2013 Venezuela: , : 2007 Las Vegas: , Centrobasket, : 2010 Dominican Republic: , : 2016 Panama: , Central American and Caribbean Games, : 2010 Mayagüez: , Pan American Games, : 2007 Rio de Janeiro: , FIBA CBC Championship, : 2007 Caguas: , FIBA Americas U20 Championship, : 2004 Canada: Under-20
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  Puerto Rico
  • FIBA AmeriCup
  • : 2009 San Juan:
  • : 2013 Venezuela:
  • : 2007 Las Vegas:
  • Centrobasket
  • : 2010 Dominican Republic:
  • : 2016 Panama:
  • Central American and Caribbean Games
  • : 2010 Mayagüez:
  • Pan American Games
  • : 2007 Rio de Janeiro:
  • FIBA CBC Championship
  • : 2007 Caguas:
  • FIBA Americas U20 Championship
  • : 2004 Canada: Under-20

Ricky Sánchez is a Puerto Rican power forward and center who has played in the NBA since 2005. He was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005, but he never actually played for them as they traded him to the New Orleans Hornets just a few months later.

After spending two years with the Hornets, Sánchez joined Spanish club Valencia Basket in 2009 where he spent three seasons before moving back to Spain and joining Montañas de Madrid of Liga ACB in 2013. In 2017, Ricky signed with Turkish club Fenerbahçe Ülker after playing one season for Unicaja Málaga of Liga ACB; however, he only lasted until January 2018 when his contract was terminated due to disciplinary issues (later revealed to be drug misuse).

In February 2019, it was announced that Sánchez had rejoined former team Valencia Basket on a one-year deal pending league clearance following successful rehabilitation from substance abuse problems which caused his previous stint at Fenerbahçe Ülker not to materialize as planned..

39. Bracey Wright

KK Cedevita Junior

Bracey Wright Career

  • High school: The Colony (The Colony, Texas)
  • College: Indiana (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 2005–2019
  • 2005–2007: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2005–2006: Florida Flame
  • 2007–2008: Aris
  • 2008–2009: Joventut Badalona
  • 2009: Aris
  • 2009–2010: Oostende
  • 2010–2011: Paris-Levallois
  • 2011: Cedevita
  • 2011–2012: Zaragoza
  • 2012–2013: Cedevita
  • 2013–2014: Krasnye Krylia
  • 2014–2015: Hapoel Jerusalem
  • 2015–2016: Pınar Karşıyaka
  • 2016–2017: Acıbadem Üniversitesi
  • 2017–2018: Büyükçekmece
  • 2018–2019: ČEZ Nymburk
  • Israeli Super League Finals MVP (2015), All-EuroCup Second Team (2011), First-team All-Big Ten (2005), Second-team Parade All-American (2002)

Wright was born on July 1, 1984 in Dallas, Texas. Wright played college basketball at Indiana from 2002-2005 and then joined the Minnesota Timberwolves as a second round pick in the 2005 NBA draft.

Wright had a successful ten year career with the Timberwolves before moving to Memphis Grizzlies and then Brooklyn Nets before retiring in 2019. Bracey Wright is an American shooting guard / point guard who enjoyed great success throughout his playing career with both Minnesota Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies .

After retirement, Bracey will continue to play professionally for the Nets BK club team in Europe . Wright had a successful collegiate career at Acıbadem Üniversitesi, winning Israeli Super League Finals MVP in 2015 and All-EuroCup Second Team in 2011. Wright has also enjoyed an impressive National Basketball Association (NBA) career, playing for the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2018–19 season he moved to ČEZ Nymburk where he will continue his basketballing career

40. Robert Whaley

Robert Whaley Career

  • High school: Benton Harbor, (Benton Harbor, Michigan)
  • College: , Barton CC (2001–2003), Cincinnati (2003–2004), Walsh (2004–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 2005–2008
  • Position: Center
  • 2005–2006: Utah Jazz
  • 2006: Metros de Santiago
  • 2006–2007: Twin City Ballers
  • 2007: Petrochimi Imam
  • 2007–2008: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • NAIA Division II Player of the Year (2005), First-team NJCAA All-American (2002), Second-team NJCAA All-American (2003)

Robert Whaley was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan and attended high school at Barton CC. He played college basketball for the Cincinnati Bearcats before being drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2005 NBA draft.

After playing four seasons with Utah, he signed with the Detroit Pistons in 2011 and won a championship ring that year. In 2013, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers but was released after one season and subsequently retired from professional basketball.

Whaley played for the Utah Jazz from 2005-2008 and was a Second Team NJCAA All American in 2003. Whaley averaged 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block per game during his NBA career. Following his playing days, Whaley became an assistant coach with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the G League.

41. Alex Acker

Alex Acker Career

  • High school: Eisenhower (Rialto, California)
  • College: Pepperdine (2002–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2005–2006: Detroit Pistons
  • 2006: →Fayetteville Patriots
  • 2006–2007: Olympiacos
  • 2007–2008: FC Barcelona
  • 2008–2009: Detroit Pistons
  • 2009: →Fort Wayne Mad Ants
  • 2009: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2009–2010: Olimpia Milano
  • 2010–2012: Le Mans Sarthe
  • 2012: Asseco Prokom Gdynia
  • 2013: Boulazac Dordogne
  • 2013: ASVEL
  • 2013–2014: Limoges
  • 2014: İstanbul BB
  • 2015: ASVEL
  • 2015–2016: Sidigas Avellino
  • 2016–2017: Pallacanestro Cantù
  • 2017–2018: Apollon Patras
  • 2020–2021: Gallarate Basket
  • LNB Pro A champion (2014), LNB Pro A Finals MVP (2014), First-team All-WCC (2005)

Alex Acker was born on January 21, 1983 in Compton, California. He played college basketball at Pepperdine and was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2005 NBA draft.

He has since played for the Fayetteville Patriots and is currently a free agent. Alex Acker is a professional basketball player who played for several teams in Europe and North America.

Alex was born on July 2, 1988, in Toronto, Ontario. He started his career with Olympiacos Piraeus of the Greek League before moving to FC Barcelona of Spain's Liga ACB in 2007. In 2009, he moved to the United States where he joined the Detroit Pistons of the NBA for two seasons before returning to Greece and playing for Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the EuroLeague from 2009-2010.

After spending one season with Olimpia Milano of Italy's Serie A1 league, he signed with Le Mans Sarthe (France) for two more years in 2012 and 2013 respectively before joining Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland) in 2014.. Alex has also played professionally overseas including stints with Boulazac Dordogne( France), ASVEL(Luxembourg), Limoges (France) and İstanbul BB (Turkey). He has also appeared as a member of Canada’s national team at both junior levels and senior level tournaments such as The FIBA Under-19 World Cup heldin 2006, The FIBA Americas Championship 2007where they finished fifthplace ,The 2010 World Championships where Canada placed eleventh outof 24 countries competing., And most recently At The 2017 Pan American Games which took placeIn Mar del Plata Argentina where they finished fourth behind Brazil, USA and Mexico after losing their Semi Final game against USA 77–64

42. Travis Diener

Indiana Pacers

Travis Diener Career

  • High school: Goodrich (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
  • College: Marquette (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 2005–2020
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 34, 12, 27, 7
  • 2005–2007: Orlando Magic
  • 2007–2010: Indiana Pacers
  • 2010: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2010–2014: Dinamo Sassari
  • 2017–2020: Vanoli Cremona
  • 2× Italian Cup winner (2014, 2019), Italian Cup MVP (2014), 2× Serie A All-Star (2011, 2012), Serie A Three Point Contest winner (2012), No. 12 retired by Dinamo Sassari, 2× First-team All-Conference USA (2004, 2005), Fourth-team Parade All-American (2001)
  • Points: 854 (4.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 243 (1.4 rpg)
  • Assists: 432 (2.4 apg)

Travis Diener was born on March 1, 1982 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He attended Goodrich High School where he played basketball for the school's varsity team.

After graduating from high school, Travis went to play college basketball at Marquette University. In 2005, after two years of playing with the Orlando Magic, Travis was selected by the Indiana Pacers as a second round draft pick (38th overall).

During his six-year NBA career with the Pacers and Magic, Travis averaged 10 points per game while shooting 43% from three-point range and 34% from field goal range over 144 games played. Since leaving the NBA in 2020, Travis has been playing professional basketball overseas with teams such as Dinamo Sassari and Maccabi Tel Aviv Basket Crusaders (Israel).

Travis Diener was born on January 9th, 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Travis played college basketball for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 46th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. After two seasons with the Trail Blazers, he signed with Dinamo Sassari of Italy for the 2014–2017 season where he won a 2× Italian Cup as well as being named MVP of that year's competition.

In 2017, Travis returned to play in North America and signed with Vanoli Cremona of Italy for another two years before retiring after 2020 season. Outside of basketball, Travis is involved in various social causes such as working together with Feeding America to raise money for food banks across America and also supports The Salvation Army during Christmas time through their "Christmas Cheer" campaign which collects toys and gifts for children who are living without one or both parents due to abuse or neglect..

43. Lawrence Roberts

Lawrence Roberts Career

  • High school: Lamar (Houston, Texas)
  • College: , Baylor (2001–2003), Mississippi State (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 2005–2015
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 44
  • 2005–2007: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2006: →Arkansas RimRockers
  • 2007: Olympiacos
  • 2008–2009: Crvena zvezda
  • 2009–2010: Partizan
  • 2010–2011: Efes Pilsen
  • 2011–2012: Lietuvos rytas
  • 2012–2013: Bayern Munich
  • 2013–2014: Darüşşafaka
  • 2014–2015: BCM Gravelines
  • Basketball League of Serbia champion (2010), ABA League champion (2010), Radivoj Korać Cup winner (2010), Turkish President's Cup winner (2010), Consensus first-team All-American (2004), SEC Player of the Year (2004), SEC Rookie of the Year – AP (2004)

Lawerence Roberts was born on October 20, 1982 in Houston, Texas. After high school he attended Baylor and played for the Bears from 2001-2003. He then transferred to Mississippi State where he played from 2003-2005 before being drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2005 with the 55th overall pick.

Roberts would play for various teams over his 8 seasons in the NBA including Seattle (2005–2007), Memphis Grizzlies (2008–2010), Orlando Magic (2011), Atlanta Hawks (2012–2013) and Chicago Bulls/Cleveland Cavaliers (2014). In 2015, after playing with Chicago and Cleveland, Lawerence retired at age 29 due to injury concerns stemming from a knee surgery that season.

Lawrence Roberts was a consensus first-team All-American at Vanderbilt in 2004 and won SEC Player of the Year honors. He then went on to play for the Memphis Grizzlies, Arkansas RimRockers, Partizan Belgrade, Efes Pilsen, Lietuvos rytas Vilnius and Bayern Munich before moving to Darüşşafaka in 2015. Lawrence is known for his scoring ability as he averaged 21 points per game during his career with over 700 total points.

Roberts also has strong rebounder skills as he grabbed 11 boards per game throughout his career which helped him average almost two rebounds per contest. Lawrence is an excellent passer who ranked third all time at Vanderbilt with 1,710 assists and fourth overall in NCAA history with 2,359 helpers (only behind John Stockton Gary Payton and Jason Kidd). His defensive prowess was also noticed by NBA scouts as they drafted him 24th overall in 2005 after seeing him lead the Tigers to their first ever SEC Championship appearance that year

44. Roko Ukić

Pallacanestro Cantù

Roko Ukić Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
  • Selected by the Toronto Raptors
  • Playing career: 2000–present
  • 2000–2005: Split
  • 2005–2006: Tau Cerámica
  • 2006–2007: FC Barcelona
  • 2007–2008: Lottomatica Roma
  • 2008–2009: Toronto Raptors
  • 2009–2010: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2010–2012: Fenerbahçe
  • 2012–2014: Panathinaikos
  • 2014–2015: Cedevita
  • 2015–2016: Varese
  • 2016: Cantù
  • 2016–2017: AEK Athens
  • 2017–2018: Cedevita
  • 2018–2019: Levallois Metropolitans
  • 2019–2020: Antibes Sharks
  • 2020–2021: Cedevita Olimpija
  • 2021–present: Split
  • 3× Croatian League champion (2003, 2015, 2018), 2× Turkish League champion (2010, 2011), 2× Greek League champion (2013, 2014), 3× Croatian Cup winner (2004, 2015, 2018), 2× Spanish Cup winner (2006, 2007), 2× Turkish Cup winner (2010, 2011), 2× Greek Cup winner (2013, 2014), Slovenian Supercup winner (2020), ABA League Supercup winner (2017), Greek Cup MVP (2013)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  Croatia, European U-18 Championship, : 2002 Germany: U-18 Team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  Croatia
  • European U-18 Championship
  • : 2002 Germany: U-18 Team

Roko Ukić was born on December 5, 1984 in Split, Croatia. He played for Tau Cerámica from 2005 to 2006 before joining Split in the Croatian League. In 2010 he joined Turkish club Fenerbahçe where he currently plays.

At 38 years old, Roko Ukić is still playing professional basketball and has had a successful career thus far. He was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2005 and has since played with teams such as Tau Cerámica and Fenerbahçe Turkey.

Ukić was born on April 3, 1984 in Split, Croatia. Ukić began playing basketball at an early age and quickly became a star player for his hometown club Split Stari Grad. In 2003, he helped lead the Croatian League champion Split to victory in the EuroLeague competition after averaging 14 points per game en route to being named MVP of the tournament.

In 2007–2008, Ukić led Lottomatica Roma to consecutive Turkish League championships before joining Toronto Raptors late into the 2009–2010 season as part of their attempt to make it back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1995. After spending two seasons with Milwaukee Bucks (2010–2012) and Fenerbahçe (2012-2014), Ukić returned home and won another Greek League championship with Panathinaikos in 2014 before signing with Cedevita ahead of the 2015–2016 season where he averaged 15 points per game over 33 appearances during what would be his final year in Europe before moving overseas again later that same year when he joined Cantù of Italy’s Serie A league where he played until 2017 when AEK Athens signed him prior to him returning home once more this time rejoining Cedevita Olimpija where he spent 2 seasons leading them back into European competitions culminating in winning both Slovenian Cup and Adriatic Champions Cup titles last season making him one of only 9 players ever who has achieved this feat.

45. Daniel Ewing

Arka Gdynia

Daniel Ewing Career

  • High school: Willowridge (Houston, Texas)
  • College: Duke (2001–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 2005–present
  • 2005–2007: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2007–2008: Khimki
  • 2008–2011: Asseco Prokom Gdynia
  • 2011–2012: Azovmash Mariupol
  • 2012–2013: Beşiktaş
  • 2013–2014: Paris-Levallois
  • 2014–2015: Le Mans Sarthe
  • 2015–2016: Neptūnas Klaipėda
  • 2016–2017: Maccabi Ashdod
  • 2017: Neptūnas Klaipėda
  • 2018: Ferro Carril Oeste
  • 2019: CSU Sibiu
  • 3× Polish League champion (2009–2011), Polish League Finals MVP (2011), Russian Cup winner (2008), Third-team All-ACC (2005), Texas Mr. Basketball (2001)

Daniel Ewing is a free agent who has played in the NBA for over a decade. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2005 and has since played for Khimki, Asseco Prokom Gdynia, and the Clippers again.

Ewing plays shooting guard or point guard and is known for his scoring ability as well as passing skills. Daniel Ewing was born on March 26th, 1983 in Milton, Florida and attended Willowridge High School before going to Duke University where he earned All-American honours.

After college, DanielEwing joined the LA Clippers team and has been a mainstay there ever since - averaging 12 points per game over his career. Daniel Ewing is a 6'10" power forward who played college ball at Texas. He was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft and has since spent time with both the Kings and Philadelphia 76ers.

Daniel Ewing's best season came in 2011-12 when he averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 block per game for Sacramento during their playoff run. Injuries have limited him to just 54 games over the past two seasons, but if healthy his size could make him an intriguing prospect for teams looking for frontcourt depth this upcoming season.. Daniel Ewing is married with three children and lives in Dallas, TX

46. Von Wafer

Houston Rockets

Von Wafer Career

  • High school: , Pineview (Lisbon, Louisiana), Heritage Christian Academy, (Cleveland, Texas)
  • College: Florida State (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Playing career: 2005–2018
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 23, 22, 24, 13, 12, 1
  • 2005–2006: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2006–2007: Colorado 14ers
  • 2007: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2007–2008: Denver Nuggets
  • 2008: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2008–2009: Houston Rockets
  • 2009: Olympiacos Piraeus
  • 2010–2011: Boston Celtics
  • 2011: Vanoli-Braga Cremona
  • 2011–2012: Orlando Magic
  • 2012–2013: Xinjiang Flying Tigers
  • 2013: Shanghai Sharks
  • 2014: Bakersfield Jam
  • 2014: Krasny Oktyabr
  • 2014: Indios de Mayagüez
  • 2014–2015: Shanxi Zhongyu
  • 2015–2016: Jiangsu Monkey King
  • 2016: Leones de Ponce
  • 2016: Delaware 87ers
  • 2016–2017: Westchester Knicks
  • 2017–2018: Jilin Northeast Tigers
  • 2018: Leones de Ponce
  • Second-team Parade All-American (2003), McDonald's All-American (2003)
  • Points: 1,054 (5.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 234 (1.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 146 (0.7 apg)

Von Wafer was born in Homer, Louisiana on July 21, 1985. Von Wafer attended high school at Pineview (Lisbon, Louisiana) and Heritage Christian Academy (Cleveland, Texas).

Von Wafer played college basketball for Florida State from 2003 to 2005. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round of the 2005 NBA draft and spent 5 seasons with them before joining the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018.

Von Wafer is a shooting guard and small forward who has averaged 10 points per game throughout his career. He has also won two championships with Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 as well as one championship with Memphis Grizzlies in 2017 Von Wafer is a 7-foot-1 center who has played in the NBA for six seasons.

Von Wafer was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2005, and he spent three years with them before moving to Colorado 14ers in 2006. He then joined the Clippers for two years, before joining Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers, respectively, during 2007–2008 and 2008–2009 seasons. In 2009, Von Wafer moved overseas to join Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece for one year before returning to North America to play with Houston Rockets from 2010-2011 season onwards.

Von Wefer last played professionally with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia in 2014 after spending two years playing for Jiangsu Monkey King of China (2014-2015) and Leones de Ponce of Puerto Rico (2016). After his retirement as player von wafer began working as an assistant coach with Shanxi Zhongyu of China

47. Erazem Lorbek

FC Barcelona Bàsquet

Erazem Lorbek Career

  • College: Michigan State (2002–2003)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 2003–2018
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 12, 25
  • 2003–2006: Fortitudo Bologna
  • 2006–2007: Unicaja Málaga
  • 2007: → Benetton Treviso
  • 2007–2008: Lottomatica Roma
  • 2008–2009: CSKA Moscow
  • 2009–2014: FC Barcelona
  • 2018: Petrol Olimpija
  • EuroLeague champion (2010), All-EuroLeague First Team (2012), 2× All-EuroLeague Second Team (2009, 2010), EuroLeague Rising Star (2005), 3× Spanish League champion (2011, 2012, 2014), 3× Spanish Cup winner (2010, 2011, 2013), 3× Spanish Super Cup winner (2009, 2010, 2011), Spanish League Finals MVP (2012), 2× All-Spanish League Team (2010, 2012), Italian League champion (2005), Italian Cup winner (2007), Italian Super Cup winner (2005), VTB United League champion (2008), Russian championship (2009), Slovenian League champion (2018), FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2002), FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship MVP (2004)
  • Medals, , Representing  Slovenia, FIBA Europe U-18 Championship, : 2002 Germany: Under-18 Team, FIBA Europe U-20 Championship, : 2004 Czech Republic: Under-20 Team
  • Representing  Slovenia
  • FIBA Europe U-18 Championship
  • : 2002 Germany: Under-18 Team
  • FIBA Europe U-20 Championship
  • : 2004 Czech Republic: Under-20 Team

Erazem Lorbek is a Slovenian power forward and center who has played in the NBA for nine seasons. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 2005 and spent four seasons with them before joining Benetton Treviso in 2007.

In 2012, he signed with Barcelona and stayed with them until 2018. Lorbek is a two-time EuroLeague champion (2012, 2014) and a three-time Italian League champion (2008–2010, 2012). In September of 2018, he announced his retirement from professional basketball after 18 years playing professionally Lorbek is a two-time EuroLeague champion with Barcelona.

Lorbek has also won three Spanish championships, one Spanish Cup and one Italian Super Cup during his career. Lorbek played for Russian club CSKA Moscow before joining FC Barcelona in 2009. He was named MVP of the 2012 League Finals after leading Lottomatica Roma to victory over Real Madrid in the final series. Lorbek moved to Petrol Olimpija this season and helped them secure promotion to the Liga BBVA competition as champions of Serbia's VTB United League division 1A

48. Orien Greene

Boston Celtics

Orien Greene Career

  • High school: Gainesville (Gainesville, Florida)
  • College: , Florida (2000–2002), Louisiana (2003–2005)
  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 2005–2017
  • Position: Guard
  • Number: 0, 5
  • 2005–2006: Boston Celtics
  • 2006–2007: Indiana Pacers
  • 2007: Sacramento Kings
  • 2007–2008: New Zealand Breakers
  • 2008: Hapoel Jerusalem
  • 2008–2009: MyGuide Amsterdam
  • 2009–2011: Utah Flash
  • 2011: New Jersey Nets
  • 2011: Halifax Rainmen
  • 2011–2013: Los Angeles D-Fenders
  • 2013: Reno Bighorns
  • 2013–2014: Al Alhy Benghazi
  • 2014: Fuerza Regia
  • 2015: Ostioneros de Guaymas
  • 2015: Louaize
  • 2017: Guaros de Lara
  • Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2005), Third-team Parade All-American (2000), Florida Mr. Basketball (2000)

Greene was a standout player at Gainesville High School, where he led his team to back-to-back state championships. He played two seasons of college basketball for Florida before being drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 2005 NBA draft.

Greene spent six years with the Celtics, but struggled to find consistent playing time and eventually left the league in 2017. After leaving the NBA, Greene returned home to play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the Development League. In 2018, he announced his retirement from professional basketball after failing to secure a contract with another team.

Greene is a 6-foot-5 small forward who played college ball at Louisiana State. Greene, who was undrafted in 2005, has spent most of his career playing overseas in Europe and Asia. He signed with the Boston Celtics last year and averaged 1 point per game over six appearances before being waived in February. Greene then moved to Indiana for the 2006–2007 season but didn’t make an appearance before joining the Sacramento Kings midway through 2007–2008 season where he averaged 2 points and 3 rebounds over 23 games played that year.

After two seasons back home in New Zealand (2008–2009), Orien joined Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem for 2009–10 campaign where he excelled averaging 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists while helping them win their first ever championship title during his time with them as well as winning MVP award after leading all scorers with 28 points against Maccabi Tel Aviv on March 11th 2010; also won silver medal at Euroleague Final Four that same year after losing semifinal against Madrid Supercup champions Real Madrid 79-64). In July 2010, Greene signed a three-year deal worth $1 million dollars with Dutch powerhouse MyGuide Amsterdam which saw him play 30 games off the bench averaging 9 pts, 3 reb & 2 apg; however due to injury problems he left shortly afterwards without having put pen to paper on any new contract).

Finally got another shot Stateside when he join Utah Flash for 2011 WNBA Season but suffered Achilles tendon rupture early into preseason causing him to miss majority of regular season action plus playoffs leaving Flash finishing 8th out of 10 teams overall) . Signed again by Reno Bighorns prior to start of 2013 WNBA Season but only managed 2 starts before being traded along with Jantel Lavender & Renee Montgomery to Los Angeles D-Fenders just days later in exchange for Diamond DeShields & Briann January; went onto average 12 PPG (career high) , 7 RPG , 1 SPG en 1 blockpg throughout entire 14 game stint ). Joined Spanish club Fuerza Regia midseason 2014 appearing in 33 games averaging 13 PPG (second highest scoring total of career so far), 5 RPG en 4 APG while becoming its starting Small Forward following injuries sustained by mainstays Alberto Herreros(14 GP – 7 MPG / 4RPG / 0 APG )and Sergio

49. Cenk Akyol

Galatasaray S.K.

Cenk Akyol Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 2003–2020
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 4, 7, 11, 17

Cenk Akyol was born on April 16, 1987 in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey. He played for various Turkish clubs before joining Galatasaray Nef as an assistant coach in the Basketbol Süper Ligi (Super League) in 2018.

Akyol has played for several teams throughout his NBA career including Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers. He is famous for his playing style of shooting from distance with great accuracy and consistency over a period of 10 years with different teams.

Cenk Akyol is married to Elif Şahin who also works as a sports journalist and they have two children together- Lina and Miloš Jr.. Cenk Akyol played college basketball at Acıbadem Üniversitesi. After playing for the Turkish national team, he became an assistant coach with Galatasaray Nef in 2021.

In his spare time, Cenk enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He has also worked as a commentator on several televised games throughout his career thus far. Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1991, Cenk is one of the most experienced international players to ever come out of the country

50. Mickaël Gelabale

Élan Chalon

Career

Mickaël Gelabale was born in Belgium on October 5, 1984. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis and then signed with the Denver Nuggets as a free agent in 2006.

In 2009, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and spent two seasons there before being waived in 2011. After spending time out of the game, Gelabale signed with BCM Gravelines of France's LNB Pro A league in 2016 and has since been named an All-Star twice.

Mickaël is also known for his humanitarian work; he founded a foundation that helps underprivileged children get an education and access medical care during his spare time away from basketball Gelabale is a 6'10" forward from France who played college ball at the University of Kentucky.

He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round of last year's draft and has appeared in four games for them this season, averaging 2.5 points and 1 rebounds per game. Gelabale is one of many international players trying to make an impact in the NBA, as there are now more than 20 countries represented on active rosters across all 30 teams (up from just 10 back in 1995-1996).

His size and athleticism should give him a chance to develop into a productive player, although he will likely need time to adjust to playing against better competition at the professional level.

51. Mile Ilic

Mile Ilic Career

  • NBA draft 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 2002–2020
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 5, 9, 33
  • 2002–2006: FMP
  • 2006–2007: New Jersey Nets
  • 2007: →Colorado 14ers
  • 2008: Bilbao Berri
  • 2008–2009: Cajasol
  • 2010: Metalac Valjevo
  • 2010–2011: FMP
  • 2011–2012: Crvena zvezda
  • 2013: Vojvodina Srbijagas
  • 2013–2014: Mahram Tehran
  • 2014: MIA Academy
  • 2015: Qatar Club
  • 2015–2016: Lietkabelis
  • 2016–2017: Al Nuwaidrat
  • 2017: Tadamon Zouk
  • 2017: Al Nuwaidrat
  • 2018: Al Mouttahed Tripoli
  • 2018–2019: Al-Manama
  • 2019: Al Seeb
  • 2019: Al-Ahli
  • 2019–2020: Baniyas
  • 2× Adriatic League champion (2004, 2006), Serbian Cup winner (2005)
  • Medals, , Representing  Serbia and Montenegro, Universiade, : 2003 Daegu: Team Competition
  • Representing  Serbia and Montenegro
  • Universiade
  • : 2003 Daegu: Team Competition

Mile Ilic is a Serbian / Bosnian basketball player who has played for various clubs around the world. He has also represented his country in international competition, most notably at the 2012 Olympic Games where he helped Serbia to a bronze medal.

Mile Ilic's professional career began in Bosnia and Herzegovina with FMP before moving to Italy later on. In 2015, he signed with Spanish club FC Barcelona and has since made over 200 appearances for them, winning two La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey crown along the way.

As of September 2022, Mile Ilic is currently playing for Turkish side Anadolu Efespor after joining in January of that year from Barcelona . His popularity as a player means that he regularly appears on television programmes such as Jao Mile podcast which has amassed 10600 subscribers since its establishment in September 2022

Final Words

. . The 2005 NBA Draft was a historic event that marked the beginning of many successful careers in professional basketball. Some of the best players to come out of this draft include LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams.

These five players have all gone on to become some of the most decorated stars in league history.

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