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Who goes first: 'Nique, Sir Charles or Joe D?

Updated: October 18, 2006, 11:56 AM ET
By Ken Shouler | ESPN.com

Of the three former NBA players going into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, two were college stars -- lottery picks, in today's parlance. Dominique Wilkins of Georgia was the third pick of the 1982 draft (selected by Utah, believe it or not). Two years later, the Sixers took Auburn's "Round Mound of Rebound," Charles Barkley, with the fifth pick. Joe Dumars, on the other hand, played in obscurity at McNeese State and was taken as the 18th pick in 1985, by the Pistons, his only team.

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