1994 NBA draft

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1994 NBA Draft
General information
Date(s) June 29, 1994
Time 7:35 pm EDT
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Network(s) (US) TNT
First selection Glenn Robinson, Milwaukee Bucks
NBA draft
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The 1994 NBA draft took place on June 29, 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two NBA rookies of the year were picked in the first round, as Jason Kidd and Grant Hill were co-winners of the award for the 1994–95 NBA season. Kidd and Hill would end up as perennial All-Stars (10 and 7-time selections, respectively), though Hill's career has been marred by severe injuries.

The first overall pick Glenn Robinson was involved in a contract holdout shortly after being selected, reportedly seeking an unprecedented 13 year, $100 million contract. Both Robinson and the Milwaukee Bucks eventually agreed on a 10 year, $68 million contract, which stands as the richest NBA contract signed by a rookie.[1] A fixed salary cap for rookies was implemented by the NBA the following season. Robinson himself had a productive NBA career, becoming a two-time NBA All-Star and winning an NBA Championship in 2005 in his final year with the San Antonio Spurs.[2]

* Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)
+ Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)
x Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)
# Denotes player who never played in the NBA

Round one[edit]

Jason Kidd, the 2nd pick of the Dallas Mavericks
Grant Hill, the 3rd pick of the Detroit Pistons
Donyell Marshall, the 4th pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves
Juwan Howard, the 5th pick of the Washington Bullets
Brian Grant, the 8th pick of the Sacramento Kings
Eddie Jones, the 10th pick of the Los Angeles Lakers
Jalen Rose, the 13th pick of the Denver Nuggets
Eric Piatkowski, the 15th pick of the Indiana Pacers
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Glenn Robinson+ (SF) USA Milwaukee Bucks Purdue University (Jr.)
2 Jason Kidd* (PG) USA Dallas Mavericks California So.
3 Grant Hill* (SF) USA Detroit Pistons Duke Sr.
4 Donyell Marshall (SF) USA Minnesota Timberwolves Connecticut Jr.
5 Juwan Howard* (PF) USA Washington Bullets Michigan Jr.
6 Sharone Wright (PF/C) USA Philadelphia 76ers Clemson Jr.
7 Lamond Murray (SF) USA Los Angeles Clippers California Jr.
8 Brian Grant (PF) USA Sacramento Kings Xavier Sr.
9 Eric Montross (C) USA Boston Celtics North Carolina Sr.
10 Eddie Jones* (SG) USA Los Angeles Lakers Temple Sr.
11 Carlos Rogers (SF) USA Seattle SuperSonics (from Charlotte) Tennessee State Sr.
12 Khalid Reeves (PG) USA Miami Heat Arizona Sr.
13 Jalen Rose (G/F) USA Denver Nuggets Michigan Jr.
14 Yinka Dare (C)  Nigeria New Jersey Nets George Washington So.
15 Eric Piatkowski (SG) USA Indiana Pacers Nebraska Sr.
16 Clifford Rozier (PF) USA Golden State Warriors (from Cleveland) Louisville Jr.
17 Aaron McKie (SG) USA Portland Trail Blazers Temple Sr.
18 Eric Mobley (PF) USA Milwaukee Bucks (from Orlando) Pittsburgh Sr.
19 Tony Dumas (SG) USA Dallas Mavericks (from Golden State) Missouri-Kansas City Sr.
20 B.J. Tyler (PG) USA Philadelphia 76ers (from Utah) Texas Sr.
21 Dickey Simpkins (PF) USA Chicago Bulls Providence Sr.
22 Bill Curley (PF) USA San Antonio Spurs Boston College Sr.
23 Wesley Person (SG) USA Phoenix Suns Auburn Sr.
24 Monty Williams (SF) USA New York Knicks Notre Dame Sr.
25 Greg Minor (SG) USA Los Angeles Clippers (from Atlanta) Louisville Sr.
26 Charlie Ward (PG) USA New York Knicks (from Houston via Atlanta) Florida State Sr.
27 Brooks Thompson (PG) USA Orlando Magic (from Seattle via L.A. Clippers) Oklahoma State Sr.

Round two[edit]

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
28 Deon Thomas# (F/C) USA Dallas Mavericks Illinois
29 Antonio Lang (F/G) USA Phoenix Suns Duke
30 Howard Eisley (PG) USA Minnesota Timberwolves Boston College
31 Rodney Dent# (F/C) USA Orlando Magic Kentucky
32 Jim McIlvaine (C) USA Washington Bullets Marquette
33 Derrick Alston (F) USA Philadelphia 76ers Duquesne
34 Gaylon Nickerson (G) USA Atlanta Hawks (from L.A. Clippers) NW Oklahoma State
35 Michael Smith (F) USA Sacramento Kings Providence
36 Andrei Fetisov# (F)  Russia Boston Celtics Forum Valladolid (Spain)
37 Dontonio Wingfield (F) USA Seattle SuperSonics (from L.A. Lakers)[3] Cincinnati
38 Darrin Hancock (G/F) USA Charlotte Hornets Kansas
39 Anthony Miller (F) USA Golden State Warriors (from Denver) Michigan State
40 Jeff Webster (F) USA Miami Heat Oklahoma
41 William Njoku# (PF)  Ghana/ Canada Indiana Pacers St. Mary's (Canada)
42 Gary Collier# (SF) USA Cleveland Cavaliers Tulsa
43 Shawnelle Scott (C) USA Portland Trail Blazers St. John's
44 Damon Bailey# (G) USA Indiana Pacers Indiana University
45 Dwayne Morton (F) USA Golden State Warriors Louisville
46 Voshon Lenard (SG) USA Milwaukee Bucks (from Orlando) Minnesota
47 Jamie Watson (F) USA Utah Jazz South Carolina
48 Jevon Crudup# (F/C) USA Detroit Pistons Missouri
49 Kris Bruton# (SF) USA Chicago Bulls Benedict
50 Charles Claxton (C)  United States Virgin Islands Phoenix Suns Georgia
51 Lawrence Funderburke (PF) USA Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta) Ohio State
52 Anthony Goldwire (PG) USA Phoenix Suns (from New York) Houston
53 Albert Burditt# (PF) USA Houston Rockets Texas
54 Željko Rebrača (C)  Yugoslavia Seattle SuperSonics KK Partizan (Yugoslavia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Votes Are In – Dated Nov 14, 1994
  2. ^ NBA Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks in NBA Draft History – Dated 21/June/2010
  3. ^ The Lakers traded No. 37 pick along with No. 50 pick in the 1995 NBA Draft and No. 53 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft to the SuperSonics for Sedale Threatt on October 2, 1991.
    "Lakers Get Threatt From Seattle". The New York Times. October 3, 1991. p. B10. 

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