Puget Sound has become the NBA's Northwest pipeline. Though only 15th in population among U.S. metro areas, Seattle and its environs have produced the fifth-most NBA draft picks since 1999, with 12 players selected in the first round and four second-rounders. All but one of the first-rounders—Eastlake High's Curtis Borchardt, who spent three seasons with the Utah Jazz and now plays for a pro team in France—are still in the league.
HIGH SCHOOL Franklin
DRAFTED BY Dallas, 1999 (10th pick)
HIGH SCHOOL Rainier Beach
DRAFTED BY Cleveland, 2000 (8th pick)