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UNC's Forte, Haywood Selected 20th, 21st In NBA Draft

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RALEIGH — Duke's Shane Battier was the first ACC player to be picked in the 2001 NBA draft, but several others were picked as well.

Former North Carolina stars Brendan Haywood and Joseph Forte were selected back to back, by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the twentieth pick, and the Boston Celtics with the twenty first, respectively.

Clemson's Will Solomon was picked in the second round by Vancouver, as the thirty-third overall, teaming him with former ACC rival Shane Battier.

Maryland's Terence Morris fell to the second round also and was taken at thirty-four by Atlanta, who traded him to Houston.

Former Wake Forest center Loren Woods, who transferred to Arizona for his final two seasons, was taken by Minnesota in the second round as the forty-sixth pick.

And Georgia Tech's Alvin Jones was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers at the fifty-seventh pick.

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