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The Portland Trail Blazers, with just over a 5 percent chance of winning the NBA draft lottery, did exactly that last night and now have the No. 1 pick on June 28 when the draft is actually held.  Seattle lucked out for the second pick and Atlanta got the third. That means the league's worst team, Memphis, has the fourth selection.

Here's the order of the first round.

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Ohio State's Greg Oden is the consensus first choice followed by Texas' Kevin Durant, but what I found interesting about the experts' forecasts in mock drafts is that a college senior isn't predicted to be selected until the 13th pick. It's amazing the resilience that college basketball displays year in and year out despite consistently losing its best players to the pros prematurely.

So quick, who was the top pick in last year's NBA draft?

That would be Andrea Bargnani, taken by Toronto, which went on to win the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and qualified for the playoffs, where the Raptors were bounced in the first round by the Nets. The 7-foot Bargnani averaged 11.6 points and nearly four rebounds.

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