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What was the Kwame Brown draft?

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The Kwame Brown draft refers to the 2001 NBA draft in which Kwame Brown was the first overall pick by the Washington Wizards. Kwame Brown was the first player to be picked as the first overall pick straight out of high school.

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The decision by the Washington Wizards to draft Kwame Brown in 2001 is considered to be one of the worst draft choices in the history of the NBA. Brown never reached the level expected of a first overall draft pick, averaging just 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over his career. The Wizards passed up on six future All-Star players that went on to be picked in just the first round, including the number two and three picks, Tyson Chandler and Pau Gasol. As a comparison, Gasol averaged 18.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game through the 2013-2014 NBA season.

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