Top 25 Basketball Players Selected in the 2008 NBA Draft 

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Thousands of players played in the NBA, but how many of them can be remembered? Only a few of them became famous for their dedication, hard work, and skills. Those top-ranked basketball players are always an inspiration for new athletes. That’s why we have listed some of the best NBA players who were picked in 2008’s NBA draft and have become popular worldwide.

2008 NBA Draft- Top 25 NBA Players List

NameAge1st TeamRoundPickPositionAchievements
Derrick RoseDerrick Rose33Chicago Bulls1st1stPoint guard
  • 3× NBA All-Star
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • All-NBA First Team
Michael BeasleyMichael Beasley33Miami Heat1st2ndPower forward / small forward
  • CBA champion
  • 2× CBA All-Star
  • CBA Foreign MVP
Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook33Seattle SuperSonics1st4thPoint guard
  • 9× NBA All-Star
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP
Kevin LoveKevin Love33Memphis Grizzlies1st5thPower forward / Center
  • NBA champion
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
  • 5× NBA All-Star
JaVale McGeeJaVale McGee34Washington Wizards1st18thCenter
  • 3× NBA champion
Serge IbakaSerge Ibaka32Seattle SuperSonics1st24thPower forward / Center
  • NBA champion
  • 2× NBA blocks leader
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team
Mario ChalmersMario Chalmers36Minnesota Timberwolves2nd34thPoint guard
  • 2× NBA champion
  • FIBA Champions League champion
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
DeAndre JordanDeAndre Jordan34Los Angeles Clippers2nd35thCenter
  • All-NBA First Team
  • NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team
Eric GordonEric Gordon33Los Angeles Clippers1st7thShooting guard / Small forward
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion
Brook LopezBrook Lopez34New Jersey Nets1st10thCenter
  • NBA champion
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA All-Star
Jason ThompsonJason Thompson36Sacramento Kings1st12thCenter / Power forward
  • CBA rebounding leader
  • MAAC Player of the Year
  • Turkish President’s Cup winner
Brandon RushBrandon Rush37Portland Trail Blazers1st13thShooting guard / Small forward
  • NBA champion
  • NCAA champion
  • Greek League All-Star
Robin LopezRobin Lopez34Phoenix Suns1st15thCenter
  • Pac-10 All-Defensive Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • Third-team Parade All-American
Marreese SpeightsMarreese Speights35Philadelphia 76ers1st16thCenter / Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • NCAA champion
Roy HibbertRoy Hibbert35Toronto Raptors1st17thCenter
  • 2× NBA All-Star
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Ryan AndersonRyan Anderson34New Jersey Nets1st21stPower forward
  • First-team All-Pac-10
  • NBA Most Improved Player
  • Second-team All-American
Courtney LeeCourtney Lee36Orlando Magic1st22ndShooting guard
  • Sun Belt Player of the Year
  • 3× First-team All-Sun Belt
Kosta KoufosKosta Koufos33Utah Jazz1st23rdCenter
  • National Invitation Tournament MVP
  • Third-team All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
George HillGeorge Hill36San Antonio Spurs1st26thPoint guard
  • First-team All-Summit League
  • Summit League Player of the Year
Joey DorseyJoey Dorsey38Portland Trail Blazers2nd33rdPower forward / Center
  • EuroLeague champion
  • Greek League Best Defender
  • Greek League champion
Luc Mbah a MouteLuc Mbah a Moute35Milwaukee Bucks2nd37thPower forward / Small forward
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
Sonny WeemsSonny Weems36Chicago Bulls2nd39thSmall forward / Shooting guard
  • 3× CBA champion
  • CBA Finals MVP
  • All-EuroLeague First Team
Chris Douglas RobertsChris Douglas Roberts35New Jersey Nets2nd40thSmall forward / Shooting guard
  • Conference USA Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2× First-team All-Conference USA
Patrick Ewing JrPatrick Ewing Jr38Sacramento Kings2nd43rdSmall forward
  • NBA Development League All-Star
  • Big East Sixth Man of the Year
  • All-NBA D-League Third Team
Joe CrawfordJoe Crawford36Los Angeles Lakers2nd58thShooting guard / Small forward
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American

Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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