It’s been an odd few years since Georgia Tech has had a player selected in the NBA draft.
But that should be corrected Thursday night when Atlanta natives Derrick Favors and Gani Lawal will likely become the sixth pair of Yellow Jackets to be selected in the same NBA draft, which begins with Thursday’s talentapalooza.
Favors, a power forward, is projected to be a top-five pick. Lawal, also a forward, is projected as a late first-rounder.
The other pairs of draft picks:
1985: John Salley and Mark Price
1990: Dennis Scott and Brian Oliver
1992: Jon Barry and Matt Geiger
1996: Stephon Marbury and Drew Barry
2007: Thaddeus Young and Javaris Crittenton
Tech’s history of lottery picks (from 1985):
1985: John Salley, 11th to Detroit
1989: Tom Hammonds, ninth to Washington
1990: Dennis Scott, fourth Orlando
1991: Kenny Anderson, second to New Jersey
1996: Stephon Marbury, fourth to Milwaukee (then traded)
2003: Chris Bosh, fourth to Toronto
2007: Thaddeus Young, 12th to Philadelphia