No Surprises At The Top Of The Draft

NEW YORK (AP) - There were no surprises among the first two picks in tonight's N-B-A draft.

The Portland Trail Blazers landed Ohio State freshman center Greg Oden with the first overall pick. Oden averaged 15-point-seven points, nine-point-six rebounds and three-point-two blocks while helping the Buckeyes get to the N-C-A-A championship game.

Texas forward Kevin Durant was grabbed by the Seattle SuperSonics with the second overall selection. Durant last season averaged 25-point-eight points, eleven-point-one rebounds and one-point-nine blocks. He also became the first freshman to capture the Rupp, Naismith and Wooden Awards, doing it after leading the Big 12 in scoring, rebounds, and blocks.

The Atlanta Hawks took Florida forward Al Horford with the third pick before Buckeyes guard Mike Conley Junior went to the Memphis Grizzlies at number-four. The Boston Celtics used the fifth selection to take Georgetown forward Jeff Green.

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