Howard, Smith and Jefferson went directly to the NBA from high school. Krstic came from Partizan (Yugoslavia) in Europe.
Except for Nelson, the others were early entrants from college: Okafor and Gordon, each played three years at Connecticut; Childress declared after three seasons at Stanford; Iguodala played two years at Arizona and Deng spent one season at Duke.
Howard, Okafor and Gordon, the 2004 NBA draft top three picks, were unanimous selections to the first team.
Others receiving votes were J.R. Smith, New Orleans; Andres Nocioni, Chicago; Beno Udrih, San Antonio; Chris Duhon, Chicago; Devin Harris, Dallas; Tony Allen, Boston; Nick Collison, Seattle; Anderson Varejao, Cleveland; Shaun Livingston, L.A. Clippers; Trevor Ariza, New York; Sebastian Telfair, Portland and Matt Bonner, Toronto.
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