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THE NEXT LEVEL
KELLI ANDERSON
February 22, 2010
Puget Sound has become the NBA's Northwest pipeline. Though only 15th in population among U.S. metro areas, Seattle and its environs have produced the fifth-most NBA draft picks since 1999, with 12 players selected in the first round and four second-rounders. All but one of the first-rounders—Eastlake High's Curtis Borchardt, who spent three seasons with the Utah Jazz and now plays for a pro team in France—are still in the league.
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February 22, 2010

The Next Level

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Puget Sound has become the NBA's Northwest pipeline. Though only 15th in population among U.S. metro areas, Seattle and its environs have produced the fifth-most NBA draft picks since 1999, with 12 players selected in the first round and four second-rounders. All but one of the first-rounders—Eastlake High's Curtis Borchardt, who spent three seasons with the Utah Jazz and now plays for a pro team in France—are still in the league.

Jason Terry

HIGH SCHOOL Franklin

COLLEGE Arizona

DRAFTED BY Dallas, 1999 (10th pick)

Jamal Crawford

HIGH SCHOOL Rainier Beach

COLLEGE Michigan

DRAFTED BY Cleveland, 2000 (8th pick)

Curtis Borchardt

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