Songaila Drafted By Boston

Wake Forest basketball star Darius Songaila was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 2002 NBA draft Wednesday night. He was picked up in the second round and was one of eight ACC players selected.

In a draft that included 39 underclassmen entries and five foreigners, Darius Songaila was selected with the 50th pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. The 21st pick in the second round, Songaila was picked up by the Boston Celtics.

Other ACC players drafted in this year's NBA draft included Jay Williams (Duke) as the #2 pick to Chicago and Mike Dunleavy (Duke) as the #3 pick to Golden State. Chris Wilcox (Maryland) was the #8 pick overall and will head to L.A. to join the Clippers. Meanwhile, Maryland's Juan Dixon was taken 17th overall by Washington.

In the second round, Roger Mason, Jr. was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the 31st overall pick in the draft while Duke's Carlos Boozer was picked up by Cleveland with the 35th pick.

With the 44th pick overall, Chicago picked up their third ACC player of the 2002 draft in former Maryland star Lonny Baxter.

** Note: The second round selections are really one space higher in the draft order due to Minnesota losing their pick. For example, Darius is actually the 49th selection although he will be known as the 50th pick in the draft.

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