Only teams with less than 8 protected players pick in the "pre-rounds", starting with teams with the fewest number of protected players. For example teams with only 4 protected players pick until they all have 5 players, then teams with 5 protected players are entered into the next draft round. Teams pick in reverse order of previous season's final standings. This continues until all teams have 8 players on their rosters. Then the "first" round commences, with teams continuing to pick in the order described above. After 3 rounds the order of picking changes to an order established by a random drawing (lottery). This picking order continues up until the final round. In the final round teams, again, pick in reverse order of the previous season's final standings. This assures the last year's "best" team gets the last pick in the draft. Confused?!!
James Lick Middle School
Corner of Clipper St. & Noe St. in San Francisco, California U.S.A.
The Season runs from September through March
Games are played on Saturdays between 9:00 am & 3:00 pm