It took 47 years after moving to Philadelphia, but the Sixers finally got around to drafting a player out of the basketball hotbed that was UCLA. And, now, they have dealt him away.
When the Sixers took Jrue Holiday with the 17th pick in 2009, they became the 27th of the 30 current NBA franchises to select a Bruin. Only three fairly recent expansion teams — Raptors, Heat and Magic - had never done so ... And they still haven't.
The Sixers did take Brett Vroman in 1978, but he had transferred to UNLV after his time with the Bruins.
Below are the NBA franchises that have drafted UCLA players the most times since 1963, along with their number of UCLA No. 1s and their last No. 1 Bruin selected:
|LAST UCLA NO. 1|