NBA draft and Oklahoma

Friday, June 27th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Undated-AP) -- No Oklahoma players were drafted in last night's NBA draft.

Many thought Sooner guard Hollis Price would be drafted in the 2nd round, but his name was never called.

Price's teammates Quannas White and Ebe Ere were also hoping to be selected.

Oklahoma State's Melvin Sanders and Victor Williams and Tulsa's Kevin Johnson were also possible picks, but they weren't called.

Instead NBA teams drafted 20 international players and five high school seniors.

Three Big 12 players were picked by pro teams.

Kansas standouts Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison were picked in the 1st round.

Hinrich was picked 7th by the Chicago Bulls. Collison was picked 12th by the Seattle SuperSonics.

Texas' TJ Ford was picked 8th by the Milwaukee Bucks.