A Look Around the League

From the 1950s through to present-day, Orange alum have been drafted to the each coast as well as the middle of the United States. Get the breakdown inside.

Looking back on Syracuse Orange alum chosen in the NBA Draft, see what franchises have reached out to the central New York talent and from what region:

East coast:

Atlanta Hawks (1): George Hicker.

Boston Celtics (2): Fab Melo and Kris Joseph.

Miami Heat (2): Rony Seikaly and Sherman Douglas.

New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (3): Sean Kerins, Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, and Derrick Coleman.

New York Knicks (5): Gary Clark, Marty Headd, Howard Triche, John Wallace, and Andy Rautins were all selected by the team that competes in Syracuse's second home, Madison Square Garden.

Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers (8): Vince Cohen, Jim Brown, Jon Cincebox, and Pete Chudy were drafted by the Nationals' organization. When the team moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, they selected Leo Rautins, Tony Bruin, Damone Brown, and Michael Carter-Williams.

Washington Bullets/Wizards (2): Dennis DuVal and Conrad McRae.


Cleveland Cavaliers (1): Jim Lee.

Dallas Mavericks (3): Roosevelt Bouie, Eddie Moss, and Etan Thomas.

Denver Nuggets (1): Carmelo Anthony.

Detroit Pistons (3): Dave Bing, Vaughn Harper, and Erich Santifer.

Indiana Pacers (1): Louis Orr.

Milwaukee Bucks (1): Jason Hart.

Minnesota Timberwolves (2): Jonny Flynn and Wesley Johnson.

West coast:

Sacramento Kings (1): Billy Owens.

San Francisco/Golden State Warriors (2): Richard Dean and Wendell Alexis.

Portland Trail Blazers (3): Bill Smith, David Johnson, and Demetris Nichols.

Phoenix Suns (4): Fred Saunders, Marty Byrnes, Dale Shackleford, and Rafael Addison.

Region-switching franchises:

Buffalo Braves/Los Angeles Clippers (3): Greg Kohls, Mike Lee, and LeRon Ellis.

New Orleans/Utah Jazz (2): Rudy Hackett and Danny Schayes.

Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies (2): Lawrence Moten, Hakim Warrick, and Donte Greene.

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