History of Canadians in the NBA draft

With Toronto's Anthony Bennett going first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the 2013 NBA Draft, the first Canadian to be the top pick, we took a look back at other Canadians to have their name called to join the world's best basketball league.

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Canadians drafted into NBA

xFORT WAYNE, IN - 1956: Center Bill Russell #6 of the Boston Celtics attempts to block the shot of George Yardley #12 of the Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons during a game in 1956 at the War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Also pictured for the Celtics are Tom Heinsohn #15 and Jim Loscutoff #18 and for the Pistons Bob Houbregs #17. (Photo byv Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 28: Leo Rautins, head coach of Canada gives instructions to his team during the international friendly match between Germany and Canada at the Color Line Arena on July 28, 2006 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

+CHICAGO - MAY 27: Bill Wennington #34 of the Chicago Bulls dunks against the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 1998 NBA Playoffs at the United Center on May 27, 1998 in Chicago Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 106-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1998 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

Canadians drafted into NBA

ÌBOSTON - OCTOBER 26: Rick Fox #44 of the Boston Celtics shoots against the Sacramento Kings during a game at the Boston Garden on October 26, 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1993 NBAE (Photo by Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

òNEW YORK - JUNE 26: Steve Nash poses with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft on June 26, 1996 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1996 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Todd MacCulloch #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during NBA Media Day on September 30, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

/ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 7: Quentin Richardson #5, Jamaal Magloire #21 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat huddle together during a break in play against the Orlando Magic in the preseason game on October 7, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Magic won 90-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

éLOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 26: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers has his shot blocked by Samuel Dalembert #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Canadians drafted into NBA

TULSA, OK - JANUARY 26: Elijah Millsap #18 of the Los Angeles D-Fenders defends Andy Rautins #10 of the Tulsa 66ers along the three point line during the NBA D-League game on January 26, 2013 at the Spirit Bank Event Center in Bixby, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo By Shane Bevel/NBAE via Getty Images)

2011 NBA Draft

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 23: Tristan Thompson from the University of Texas greets NBA Commissioner David Stern after he was drafted #4 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round during the 2011 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center on June 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gonzaga v Southern

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 21: Kelly Olynyk #13 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts in the first half while taking on the Southern University Jaguars during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena on March 21, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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