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NBA Draft 2012: A trip down memory lane to Pick #47 over the last 30 years, and who else is in the neighborhood

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You may probably remember UtesFan89's great post on the #47 pick, and recent history in terms of Utah Jazz GM Kevin O'Connor. If not, you can check it here again. Well, The point of this post is simply to list all the guys since the 1982 draft (The last 30 drafts) who were in the #47 spot. Sometimes this was a 2nd round pick, some times it was a 3rd round pick. You know, expansion . . .

Anyway, I thought it would also be interesting to see some of the other players who were in that neighborhood (+3 to -3 picks from the spot #47 . . . so #44 to #50). You might see some interesting faces among the following list. And, have a slight glimmer of hope for the 'type' of player we still have a chance to draft.

Check it out.

The List:

Pick Year Player College Draft Team Pick 44-50 (+3/-3 Spots) that played 200+ Career Games
1 47 2011 . Travis Leslie Georgia Los Angeles Clippers .
2 47 2010 . Tiny Gallon Oklahoma Milwaukee Bucks .
3 47 2009 . Henk Norel Minnesota Timberwolves . Chase Budinger
4 47 2008 . Bill Walker Kansas State Washington Wizards . Goran Dragic
5 47 2007 . Stephane Lasme U Massachusetts Amherst Golden State Warriors . Marc Gasol, Aaron Gray
6 47 2006 . Paul Millsap Louisiana Tech Utah Jazz . Leon Powe, Ryan Hollins
7 47 2005 . Bracey Wright Indiana Minnesota Timberwolves . Louis Williams, Andray Blatche, Ryan Gomes
8 47 2004 . Pape Sow California State Fullerton Miami Heat .
9 47 2003 . Mo Williams Alabama Utah Jazz . Matt Bonner, James Jones
10 47 2002 . Chris Owens Texas Milwaukee Bucks . Matt Barnes, Darius Songaila
11 47 2001 . Antonis Fotsis Memphis Grizzlies . Loren Woods
12 47 2000 . Josip Sesar Seattle Super Sonics . Brian Cardinal, Jason Hart
13 47 1999 . Todd MacCulloch Washington Philadelphia 76ers .
14 47 1998 . Tyson Wheeler Rhode Island Toronto Raptors . Sean Marks
15 47 1997 . Alvin Williams Villanova Portland Trail Blazers . Cedric Henderson, Predrag Drobnjak, Chris Crawford
16 47 1996 . Ron Riley Arizona State Seattle Super Sonics . Malik Rose, Jamie Feick
17 47 1995 . Tyus Edney UCLA Sacramento Kings . Mark Davis
18 47 1994 . Jamie Watson South Carolina Utah Jazz . Voshon Lenard
19 47 1993 . Chris Whitney Clemson San Antonio Spurs . Bryon Russell
20 47 1992 . Darren Morningstar Pittsburgh Boston Celtics .
21 47 1991 . Keith Hughes Rutgers Houston Rockets . Bobby Phills, Isaac Austin
22 47 1990 . Derek Strong Xavier Philadelphia 76ers . Steve Henson, Antonio Davis, Kenny Williams, Cedric Ceballos
23 47 1989 . Reggie Turner Alabama Birmingham Denver Nuggets . Haywoode Workman
24 47 1988 . Vernon Maxwell Florida Denver Nuggets . Tom Garrick, Morlon Wiley, Michael Williams, Steve Kerr
25 47 1987 . Tim McCalister Oklahoma Los Angeles Clippers . Brad Lohaus
26 47 1986 . Michael Jackson Georgetown New York Knicks . David Wingate, Jeff Hornacek
27 47 1985 . Gerald Wilkins Tennessee Chattanooga New York Knicks . Hot Rod Williams,
28 47 1984 . Ronnie Williams Florida Boston Celtics . Jerome Kersey
29 47 1983 . Ken Lyons North Texas Philadelphia 76ers . Kevin Williams, Craig Ehlo
30 47 1982 . Michael Wilson Marquette Cleveland Cavaliers . Russ Schoene, Craig Hodges