The last two standing

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The 1999 class of basketball players from metro D.C. produced five NBA players and two lottery picks. But the only two left in the league -- Keith Bogans and Roger Mason Jr. -- were second-rounders.

DerMarr Johnson

Former standout from Newport School, Johnson was drafted sixth overall out of Cincinnati in 2000. Averaged 6.2 points in seven NBA seasons.

Rodney White

Another Newport School standout was drafted ninth overall out of Charlotte in 2001. Averaged 7.1 points in four NBA seasons.

Joe Forte

The 1999 All-Met Player of the Year at DeMatha, Forte was selected 21st overall out of North Carolina in 2001. Averaged 1.2 points in two NBA seasons.

Keith Bogans

Former DeMatha star was selected out of Kentucky by Milwaukee with the 43rd pick in 2003. Has averaged 7.1 points in seven NBA seasons.

Roger Mason Jr.

Former Good Counsel standout, Mason Jr. was taken 30th overall out of Virginia by Chicago in 2002. Has averaged 7.2 points in six NBA seasons.

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