Ewing Selected By LA Clippers
Daniel Ewing
Daniel Ewing

Posted Jun 29, 2005


Daniel Ewing became the 36th player selected in the NBA Draft under head coach Mike Krzyzewski when he was taken in the 49th version of the event Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Ewing was the 32nd player selected, second in the second round, by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Daniel Ewing ended a stellar four-year career in which Duke won three ACC Championships, earned two No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, one Final Four appearance and an NCAA-best 115 victories in his 138 career games. The 2005 third team All-ACC member, he earned the 2003 ACC Tournament MVP and was three times named ACC All-Tournament first team. He was a finalist for both the Senior CLASS Award and the Collegiate Basketball Award of Excellence.

"I am excited about this opportunity. I have a chance to play on an extremely talented team that is a playoff contender," said Ewing. "It is a good situation to be in, especially with some familiar faces on the team that can help me with the transition from college to the NBA."

Ewing will join a Clippers team with a lot of Duke ties. Elton Brand and Corey Maggette are both members of the team as is Shaun Livingston, who signed a letter of intent to play at Duke last year before opting for the NBA and becoming the No. 4 overall pick in 2004. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy's son, Mike Dunleavy, Jr., also played at Duke and was a teammate of Ewing's in 2002.

Ewing becomes the first official draft choice of the Clippers since Danny Ferry was taken second overall in 1989 before eventually ending up in Cleveland.

Duke has now has a player selected in each of the past eight NBA Drafts, the second-longest streak in the nation. A total of 70 players have now been selected from Duke in the draft, including 13 in the past seven years.

Duke's last two second round picks have made waves in the NBA. In 2002, Carlos Boozer was selected with the 35th overall pick before signing this past season with the Utah Jazz and averaging 17.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Last season, Chris Duhon was the 38th overall player drafted by the Chicago Bulls and ended up starting 73 games while averaging 5.9 points and 4.9 assists per game for the up-and-coming Bulls.


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