The Draft Review

ImageNBA Draft Historian and Draft Analyst Matthew Maurer is the creator of the online basketball draft history database, 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.

 In his dual role as a draft analyst, Maurer specializes in the evaluation of NBA pro prospects, critically assessing and providing recommendations on the draft stock of a wide range of players each season. Maurer was formerly the Senior Scout for and, at present, continues to provide insightful draft takes featured in publications including CBS Sports, Eurobasket, Vice Sports,, ESPN. He is frequently featured on sports radio throughout the country and serves on the executive board of the Association for Professional Basketball Research.

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.

ImageThat's right, we've stepped up our game to bring you the best in NBA draft history plus all new features from Matthew Maurer and his TDR team - the mock draft, prospect scouting reports, and Euro coverage to name a few. You can also get On The Wire with Matthew's podcast show of the week, and register for free to join TDR's community for extra perks that allow you to interact with player pages (comment and vote), participate in draft trivia and forums, subscribe to our newsletter, place classifieds for basketball memorabilia you're looking to buy or sell, shop our store, and more.

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