NBA Draft Historian and Draft Analyst Matthew Maurer is the creator of the online basketball draft history database, TheDraftReview.com. Its purpose is to curate, preserve and memorialize the history of the NBA Draft -- its teams, players, and the stories surrounding the draft’s historical events. The site was created out of a need to ensure the rich but neglected history of the NBA Draft is thoroughly and accurately recorded.
Maurer is on record as the only historian to track, chronicle and provide complete details on every player ever drafted by an NBA franchise. This scope of work was not previously accessible anywhere, as research of this kind had never been done. Each of the over 8,714 players listed in the database was extensively reviewed for draft day height, weight, birthdate, birthplace, profile image, and a complete career breakdown with college stats supplied to every player profile. Further study was done to correct inaccuracies involving names and draft picks, as well as to solve numerous decades-old draft day mysteries.
From the greatest legends to the almost forgotten, each player has accomplished what so few are able to achieve - their names have been called on draft night. Although some former players have met with adversity, others have gone on to achieve beyond the court as some are now doctors, lawyers, architects, and even clergymen. Behind each ballplayer is a man with a compelling story. The Draft Review gives them recognition so they won't be forgotten.