Charlotte Hornets draft history

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The Hornets selected Alonzo Mourning with the 2nd overall pick of the 1992 NBA Draft
In the 2004 NBA Draft, Emeka Okafor became the Bobcats' first ever draft pick.

The original Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) were established in 1988 as an expansion team, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team's roster was filled with unprotected players at the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, and five days later the Hornets made their first picks out of college players at the 1988 NBA Draft. The Hornets remained in North Carolina for 14 seasons, relocating to New Orleans in 2002.[1]

The first pick in the Hornets' history was Rex Chapman, a shooting guard from the University of Kentucky.[2] The Hornets had three top-four picks and all of them have participated in the NBA All-Star Game: Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, and Baron Davis.[3][4] In 1996, the Hornets drafted Kobe Bryant thirteenth overall, but traded him for Vlade Divac. Bryant is now an MVP, a four-time All-star game MVP, a two-time Finals MVP, a sixteen-time all-star, and a five-time NBA Champion.[5]

Two years after the Hornets' departure, the Charlotte Bobcats were established in 2004 as the (NBA) 30th team.[6] The Bobcats first participated in the 2004 NBA Draft, two days after their expansion draft was held.[7] The franchise's name was changed back to Hornets at the conclusion of the 2013–14 season - one year after the team in Louisiana rebranded itself as New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise history and records while in Charlotte would also be returned to its original city.

In 1989, the NBA agreed with the National Basketball Players' Association to limit drafts to two rounds, an arrangement that has remained the same up the present time.[8] Before each draft, an NBA Draft Lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that missed the playoffs during the prior season.[8] Teams can also trade their picks, which means that in some drafts teams may have more or less than two draft picks, although they must have at least one first-round pick every other year.[9]

The first player picked by the Bobcats, Emeka Okafor, was named the 2004–05 Rookie of the Year.[10] Okafor was the only Bobcat voted to the All-Rookie First Team; six were listed to the Second Team:[11] Raymond Felton (2005–06), Adam Morrison (2006–07),[12] D. J. Augustin (2008–09),[13] Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2012–13),[14] and Cody Zeller (2013–14).[15] In the 2008 NBA Draft, Alexis Ajinça became the first foreign-born player to be drafted by the Bobcats.[16]

Key[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center

Selections[edit]

Draft Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
1988-11988 1 8 Chapman, RexRex Chapman  United States SG Kentucky
1988-21988 2 34 Tolbert, TomTom Tolbert  United States PF/C Arizona
1988-31988 3 58 Moore, JeffJeff Moore  United States PF/C Auburn
1989-11989 1 5 Reid, J. R.J. R. Reid  United States PF North Carolina
1989-21989 2 29 Nix, DyronDyron Nix (traded to Indiana)[a]  United States PF Tennessee
1990-11990 1 5 Gill, KendallKendall Gill  United States SG Illinois
1990-21990 2 39 Scheffler, SteveSteve Scheffler (from Houston)[b]  United States PF/C Purdue
1991-11991 1 1 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson  United States SF/PF UNLV
1991-21991 2 28 Lynch, KevinKevin Lynch (from Denver)[c]  United States SF Minnesota
1992-11992 1 2 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning  United States C Georgetown
1992-21992 2 35 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett  United States PG Wisconsin–Green Bay
1993-11993 1 17 Graham, GregGreg Graham (traded to Philadelphia)[d]  United States SG Indiana
1993-21993 1 20 Burrell, ScottScott Burrell (from San Antonio)[e]  United States SF Connecticut
1994-11994 2 38 Hancock, DarrinDarrin Hancock  United States SG/SF Kansas
1995-11995 1 22 Zidek, GeorgeGeorge Zidek  Czech Republic C UCLA
1996-11996 1 13 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant (traded to L.A. Lakers)[f]  United States SG Lower Merion (H.S.)
1996-21996 1 16 Delk, TonyTony Delk (from Miami)[g]  United States PG/SG Kentucky
1996-31996 2 44 Rose, MalikMalik Rose  United States PF Drexel
1998-11998 1 21 Davis, RickyRicky Davis  United States SG/SF Iowa
1998-21998 2 50 Betts, AndrewAndrew Betts (traded to Indiana)[h]  United Kingdom C Long Beach State
1999-11999 1 3 Davis, BaronBaron Davis  United States PG UCLA
1999-21999 2 43 Nailon, LeeLee Nailon  United States PF TCU
2000-12000 1 19 Magloire, JamaalJamaal Magloire  Canada PF/C Kentucky
2001-12001 1 16 Haston, KirkKirk Haston  United States PF Indiana
2004-12004 1 2 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor (from Los Angeles)[i]  United States PF/C Connecticut
2004-22004 2 45 Robinson, BernardBernard Robinson (from Milwaukee)[j]  United States PF Michigan
2005-12005 1 5 Felton, RaymondRaymond Felton  United States PG North Carolina
2005-22005 1 13 May, SeanSean May (from Phoenix)[k]  United States PF North Carolina
2006-12006 1 3 Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison  United States SF Gonzaga
2006-22006 2 50 Ryan Hollins (from Sacramento)[l]  United States C UCLA
2007-12007 1 8 Wright, BrandanBrandan Wright (traded to Golden State)[m]  United States SF North Carolina
2007-22007 1 22 Dudley, JaredJared Dudley (from Cleveland)[n]  United States SF Boston College
2008-12008 1 9 Augustin, D. J.D. J. Augustin  United States PG Texas
2008-22008 1 20 Ajinça, AlexisAlexis Ajinça (from Denver)[o]  France C Hyères-Toulon (France)
2008-32008 2 38 Weaver, KyleKyle Weaver  United States PG Washington State
2009-12009 1 12 Henderson, GeraldGerald Henderson  United States SG Duke
2009-22009 2 40 Brown, DerrickDerrick Brown (from New Jersey via Oklahoma City)[p]  United States PF Xavier
2009-32009 2 54 Vaden, RobertRobert Vaden (from San Antonio,[q] traded to Oklahoma City)[r]  United States SG UAB
2011-12011 1 9 Walker, KembaKemba Walker  United States PG Connecticut
2011-22011 1 19 Harris, TobiasTobias Harris (from New Orleans via Portland,[s] traded to Milwaukee)[t]  United States SF Tennessee
2011-32011 2 39 Tyler, JeremyJeremy Tyler (traded to Golden State)[u]  United States C Tokyo Apache (Japan)
2012-12012 1 2 Kidd-Gilchrist, MichaelMichael Kidd-Gilchrist  United States SF Kentucky
2012-22012 2 31 Taylor, JefferyJeffery Taylor  Sweden/ United States SF Vanderbilt
2013-12013 1 4 Zeller, CodyCody Zeller  United States PF/C Indiana
2014-12014 1 9 Vonleh, NoahNoah Vonleh  United States PF Indiana
2014-12014 1 24 Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier (traded to Miami)  United States PG Connecticut
2014-22014 2 45 Powell, DwightDwight Powell (traded to Cleveland)  Canada PF Stanford

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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