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Upperclassmen rewarded in first round

Originally Published: June 29, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Guess what? It's now cool to stay in school.

In a reversal of recent NBA drafts, the league went heavy on upperclassmen. Fourteen of the 30 first-round picks were juniors or seniors. Take out the five foreign players, and the percentage of college players taken was even higher.

Everyone knew this would be a deep draft. It was the first one in which players who might have gone to the NBA directly out of high school had to go to college for at least one year under the new ...

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