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 was 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]

Notably, this is the final draft to date to see all of the first three picks make All-Star rosters with the teams that originally drafted them.[3]

* 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 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson+ (SF)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Purdue (Jr.)
2 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd* (PG)  United States Dallas Mavericks California (So.)
3 Hill, GrantGrant Hill* (SF)  United States Detroit Pistons Duke (Sr.)
4 Marshall, DonyellDonyell Marshall (SF)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Connecticut (Jr.)
5 Howard, JuwanJuwan Howard* (PF)  United States Washington Bullets Michigan (Jr.)
6 Wright, SharoneSharone Wright (PF/C)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Clemson (Jr.)
7 Murray, LamondLamond Murray (SF)  United States Los Angeles Clippers California (Jr.)
8 Grant, BrianBrian Grant (PF)  United States Sacramento Kings Xavier (Sr.)
9 Montross, EricEric Montross (C)  United States Boston Celtics North Carolina (Sr.)
10 Jones, EddieEddie Jones* (SG)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Temple (Sr.)
11 Rogers, CarlosCarlos Rogers (SF)  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Charlotte) Tennessee State (Sr.)
12 Reeves, KhalidKhalid Reeves (PG)  United States Miami Heat Arizona (Sr.)
13 Rose, JalenJalen Rose (G/F)  United States Denver Nuggets Michigan (Jr.)
14 Dare, YinkaYinka Dare (C)  Nigeria New Jersey Nets George Washington (So.)
15 Piatkowski, EricEric Piatkowski (SG)  United States Indiana Pacers Nebraska (Sr.)
16 Rozier, CliffordClifford Rozier (PF)  United States Golden State Warriors (from Cleveland) Louisville (Jr.)
17 McKie, AaronAaron McKie (SG)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Temple (Sr.)
18 Mobley, EricEric Mobley (PF)  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Orlando) Pittsburgh (Sr.)
19 Dumas, TonyTony Dumas (SG)  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Golden State) UMKC (Sr.)
20 Tyler, B.J.B.J. Tyler (PG)  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Utah) Texas (Sr.)
21 Simpkins, DickeyDickey Simpkins (PF)  United States Chicago Bulls Providence (Sr.)
22 Curley, BillBill Curley (PF)  United States San Antonio Spurs Boston College (Sr.)
23 Person, WesleyWesley Person (SG)  United States Phoenix Suns Auburn (Sr.)
24 Williams, MontyMonty Williams (SF)  United States New York Knicks Notre Dame (Sr.)
25 Minor, GregGreg Minor (SG)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Atlanta) Louisville (Sr.)
26 Ward, CharlieCharlie Ward (PG)  United States New York Knicks (from Houston via Atlanta) Florida State (Sr.)
27 Thompson, BrooksBrooks Thompson (PG)  United States 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)  United States Dallas Mavericks Illinois
29 Antonio Lang (F/G)  United States Phoenix Suns Duke
30 Howard Eisley (PG)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Boston College
31 Rodney Dent# (F/C)  United States Orlando Magic Kentucky
32 Jim McIlvaine (C)  United States Washington Bullets Marquette
33 Derrick Alston (F)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Duquesne
34 Gaylon Nickerson (G)  United States Atlanta Hawks (from L.A. Clippers) NW Oklahoma State
35 Michael Smith (F)  United States Sacramento Kings Providence
36 Andrei Fetisov# (F)  Soviet Union Boston Celtics Forum Valladolid (Spain)
37 Dontonio Wingfield (F)  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from L.A. Lakers)[4] Cincinnati
38 Darrin Hancock (G/F)  United States Charlotte Hornets Kansas
39 Anthony Miller (F)  United States Golden State Warriors (from Denver) Michigan State
40 Jeff Webster (F)  United States Miami Heat Oklahoma
41 William Njoku# (PF)  Ghana Indiana Pacers St. Mary's (Canada)
42 Gary Collier# (SF)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Tulsa
43 Shawnelle Scott (C)  United States Portland Trail Blazers St. John's
44 Damon Bailey# (G)  United States Indiana Pacers Indiana
45 Dwayne Morton (F)  United States Golden State Warriors Louisville
46 Voshon Lenard (SG)  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Orlando) Minnesota
47 Jamie Watson (F)  United States Utah Jazz South Carolina
48 Jevon Crudup# (F/C)  United States Detroit Pistons Missouri
49 Kris Bruton# (SF)  United States Chicago Bulls Benedict
50 Charles Claxton (C)  United States Virgin Islands Phoenix Suns Georgia
51 Lawrence Funderburke (PF)  United States Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta) Ohio State
52 Anthony Goldwire (PG)  United States Phoenix Suns (from New York) Houston
53 Albert Burditt# (PF)  United States 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. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (May 28, 2014). "Reminder: At least one of the top three picks in this NBA draft will probably be a miss". The 700 Level. Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ 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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