GRIFFIN GETS #1 PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT

L-R: COMM. DAVID STERN AND BLAKE GRIFFIN

L-R: COMM. DAVID STERN AND BLAKE GRIFFIN (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Basketball has another new guy, Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin got the #1 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft last Thursday night in the RadioShack Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers

Griffin, a 6’10 forward, averaged 22.7 pog, 14.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.1 spg, and 1.2 bpg. On the other hand, the youngest professional basketball player in the world, Ricky Rubio (#5th pick was drafted by the Timberwolves. And other rising rookies like Haseem Thabeet (#2nd pick) and UNC stalwart Tyler Hansbrough (#13th pick) were drafted to Memphis and Indiana respectively.

For the complete draft coverage, here’s Yahoo! Sports’ complete list of 1st round draftees, the 2nd round draftees are found here in this link. And here’s a video from YouTube about the draft:

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