Developmental Draft

Dwight Howard
Howard is the latest prep to be the first to shake Stern's hand.

Once again, college was deemed unnecessary by NBA teams. Twice as many high school seniors (a record eight) as college seniors were selected in Thursday night's first round. The prep parade started with Orlando picking Dwight Howard at No. 1. Collegiate player of the year Jameer Nelson fell to Denver at No. 20, but will prove he was the "steal of the draft" as Howard's teammate after being traded to the Magic.

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