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

Name Age 1st Team Round Pick Position Achievements
Derrick RoseDerrick Rose 33 Chicago Bulls 1st 1st Point guard
  • 3× NBA All-Star
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • All-NBA First Team
Michael BeasleyMichael Beasley 33 Miami Heat 1st 2nd Power forward / small forward
  • CBA champion
  • 2× CBA All-Star
  • CBA Foreign MVP
Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook 33 Seattle SuperSonics 1st 4th Point guard
  • 9× NBA All-Star
  • NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP
Kevin LoveKevin Love 33 Memphis Grizzlies 1st 5th Power forward / Center
  • NBA champion
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team
  • 5× NBA All-Star
JaVale McGeeJaVale McGee 34 Washington Wizards 1st 18th Center
  • 3× NBA champion
Serge IbakaSerge Ibaka 32 Seattle SuperSonics 1st 24th Power forward / Center
  • NBA champion
  • 2× NBA blocks leader
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team
Mario ChalmersMario Chalmers 36 Minnesota Timberwolves 2nd 34th Point guard
  • 2× NBA champion
  • FIBA Champions League champion
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
DeAndre JordanDeAndre Jordan 34 Los Angeles Clippers 2nd 35th Center
  • All-NBA First Team
  • NBA All-Star
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team
Eric GordonEric Gordon 33 Los Angeles Clippers 1st 7th Shooting guard / Small forward
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion
Brook LopezBrook Lopez 34 New Jersey Nets 1st 10th Center
  • NBA champion
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • NBA All-Star
Jason ThompsonJason Thompson 36 Sacramento Kings 1st 12th Center / Power forward
  • CBA rebounding leader
  • MAAC Player of the Year
  • Turkish President’s Cup winner
Brandon RushBrandon Rush 37 Portland Trail Blazers 1st 13th Shooting guard / Small forward
  • NBA champion
  • NCAA champion
  • Greek League All-Star
Robin LopezRobin Lopez 34 Phoenix Suns 1st 15th Center
  • Pac-10 All-Defensive Team
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • Third-team Parade All-American
Marreese SpeightsMarreese Speights 35 Philadelphia 76ers 1st 16th Center / Power forward
  • NBA champion
  • NCAA champion
Roy HibbertRoy Hibbert 35 Toronto Raptors 1st 17th Center
  • 2× NBA All-Star
  • Consensus second-team All-American
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team
Ryan AndersonRyan Anderson 34 New Jersey Nets 1st 21st Power forward
  • First-team All-Pac-10
  • NBA Most Improved Player
  • Second-team All-American
Courtney LeeCourtney Lee 36 Orlando Magic 1st 22nd Shooting guard
  • Sun Belt Player of the Year
  • 3× First-team All-Sun Belt
Kosta KoufosKosta Koufos 33 Utah Jazz 1st 23rd Center
  • National Invitation Tournament MVP
  • Third-team All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team
George HillGeorge Hill 36 San Antonio Spurs 1st 26th Point guard
  • First-team All-Summit League
  • Summit League Player of the Year
Joey DorseyJoey Dorsey 38 Portland Trail Blazers 2nd 33rd Power forward / Center
  • EuroLeague champion
  • Greek League Best Defender
  • Greek League champion
Luc Mbah a MouteLuc Mbah a Moute 35 Milwaukee Bucks 2nd 37th Power forward / Small forward
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
Sonny WeemsSonny Weems 36 Chicago Bulls 2nd 39th Small forward / Shooting guard
  • 3× CBA champion
  • CBA Finals MVP
  • All-EuroLeague First Team
Chris Douglas RobertsChris Douglas Roberts 35 New Jersey Nets 2nd 40th Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Conference USA Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2× First-team All-Conference USA
Patrick Ewing JrPatrick Ewing Jr 38 Sacramento Kings 2nd 43rd Small forward
  • NBA Development League All-Star
  • Big East Sixth Man of the Year
  • All-NBA D-League Third Team
Joe CrawfordJoe Crawford 36 Los Angeles Lakers 2nd 58th Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Second-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald’s All-American

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