Gilbert Arenas (31st overall) and Charlotte guard Jason Richardson (5th overall) were both 2001 draft picks of the Golden State Warriors.

Washington and Charlotte sport a combined five former North Carolina Tar Heels — Brendan Haywood, Antawn Jamison, Raymond Felton, Sean May, Jeff McInnis — and two more ex-Heels on the bench; Washington’s Mike O’Koren and Charlotte’s Phil Ford.

Jamison and McInnis were college teammates…McInnis played 35 games for Washington in 1998-99.

Jamison attended Providence High School in Charlotte, NC.

Brendan Haywood attended Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC.

Antonio Daniels and Bobcats guard Derek Anderson were teammates in San Antonio in 2000-01 and in Portland in 2003-03…Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Bobcats guard Earl Boykins were teammates in Golden State in 2002-03.

Darius Songaila played collegiately at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC.

Bobcats center Othella Harrington played collegiately at Georgetown University.