1992 NBA draft

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1992 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 24, 1992
LocationPortland, Oregon
54 total selections in 2 rounds
First selectionShaquille O'Neal, Orlando Magic
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1993 →

The 1992 NBA draft took place on June 24, 1992, in Portland, Oregon. At the time, the draft was considered to be one of the deepest drafts in NBA history. The top three picks (Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Christian Laettner) were considered can't-miss prospects. O'Neal and Mourning are Hall of Famers. Laettner made one All-Star game in his career and was an Olympic Gold Medalist on the 1992 Dream Team, but did not live up to the lofty expectations set for him. All three would end up playing together on the 2005 Miami Heat. Two other players went on to become All-Stars (Tom Gugliotta once, Latrell Sprewell four times) and several others had solid careers (Jimmy Jackson, Robert Horry, Doug Christie, P.J. Brown, LaPhonso Ellis, Jon Barry, Walt Williams, Anthony Peeler, and Clarence Weatherspoon). Harold Miner, who was given the nickname "Baby Jordan" because of his similarities to Michael Jordan, slipped to number 12 and, other than winning two slam dunk contests, only had a brief, uneventful, and injury prone four-year career.

^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game

Round one[edit]

Shaquille O'Neal, the 1st pick to the Orlando Magic
Alonzo Mourning, the 2nd pick to the Charlotte Hornets
Pick Player Nationality[n 1] NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Shaquille O'Neal^ (C)  United States Orlando Magic LSU (Jr.)
2 Alonzo Mourning^ (C)  United States Charoltte Hornets Georgetown (Sr.)
3 Christian Laettner+ (PF)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Duke (Sr.)
4 Jimmy Jackson (SG)  United States Dallas Mavericks Ohio State (Jr.)
5 LaPhonso Ellis (PF)  United States Denver Nuggets Notre Dame (Sr.)
6 Tom Gugliotta+ (PF)  United States Washington Bullets NC State (Sr.)
7 Walt Williams (SF)  United States Sacramento Kings Maryland (Sr.)
8 Todd Day (SG)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Arkansas (Sr.)
9 Clarence Weatherspoon (PF)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Southern Miss (Sr.)
10 Adam Keefe (PF)  United States Atlanta Hawks Stanford (Sr.)
11 Robert Horry (SF)  United States Houston Rockets Alabama (Sr.)
12 Harold Miner (SG)  United States Miami Heat USC (Jr.)
13 Bryant Stith (SG)  United States Denver Nuggets (from New Jersey) Virginia (Sr.)
14 Malik Sealy (SF)  United States Indiana Pacers St. John's (Sr.)
15 Anthony Peeler (SG)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Missouri (Sr.)
16 Randy Woods (PG)  United States Los Angeles Clippers La Salle (Sr.)
17 Doug Christie (SG)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Pepperdine (Sr.)
18 Tracy Murray (SF)  United States San Antonio Spurs UCLA (Jr.)
19 Don MacLean (PF)  United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Washington via L.A. Clippers) UCLA (Sr.)
20 Hubert Davis (SG)  United States New York Knicks North Carolina (Sr.)
21 Jon Barry (SG)  United States Boston Celtics Georgia Tech (Sr.)
22 Oliver Miller (C)  United States Phoenix Suns Arkansas (Sr.)
23 Lee Mayberry (PG)  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Utah) Arkansas (Sr.)
24 Latrell Sprewell* (SG)  United States Golden State Warriors Alabama (Sr.)
25 Elmore Spencer (C)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Cleveland) UNLV (Sr.)
26 Dave Johnson (SF)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Syracuse (Sr.)
27 Byron Houston (PF)  United States Chicago Bulls Oklahoma State (Sr.)

Round two[edit]

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
28 Marlon Maxey (PF)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves UTEP
29 P. J. Brown (PF)  United States New Jersey Nets Louisiana Tech
30 Sean Rooks (PF/C)  United States Dallas Mavericks Arizona
31 Reggie Smith (C)  United States Portland Trail Blazers TCU
32 Brent Price (G)  United States Washington Bullets Oklahoma
33 Corey Williams (G)  United States Chicago Bulls Oklahoma State
34 Chris Smith (G)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Connecticut
35 Tony Bennett (G)  United States Charlotte Hornets Wisconsin–Green Bay
36 Duane Cooper (G)  United States Los Angeles Lakers USC
37 Isaiah Morris (F)  United States Miami Heat Arkansas
38 Elmer Bennett (G)  United States Atlanta Hawks Notre Dame
39 Litterial Green (G)  United States Chicago Bulls Georgia
40 Steve Rogers# (SG/SF)  United States New Jersey Nets Alabama State
41 Popeye Jones (F)  United States Houston Rockets Murray State
42 Matt Geiger (C)  United States Miami Heat Georgia Tech
43 Predrag Danilović (SG)  Yugoslavia
( Serbia)
Golden State Warriors KK Partizan, Yugoslavia
44 Henry Williams# (G)  United States San Antonio Spurs UNC-Charlotte
45 Chris King (F)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Wake Forest
46 Robert Werdann (C)  United States Denver Nuggets St. John's
47 Darren Morningstar (C)  United States Boston Celtics Pittsburgh
48 Brian Davis (F/G)  United States Phoenix Suns Duke
49 Ron Ellis# (PF)  Belgium Phoenix Suns Louisiana Tech
50 Matt Fish (F)  United States Golden State Warriors UNC-Wilmington
51 Tim Burroughs# (PF)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Jacksonville
52 Matt Steigenga (F)  United States Chicago Bulls Michigan State
53 Curtis Blair# (PG)  United States Houston Rockets Richmond
54 Brett Roberts# (SF)  United States Sacramento Kings Morehead State

Undrafted players[edit]

These players were not selected in the 1992 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Nationality School/Club Team
Eric Anderson (PF)  United States Indiana (Sr.)
Tim Breaux (SF)  United States Wyoming (Sr.)
Dexter Cambridge (PF)  Bahamas Texas (Sr.)
Jo Jo English (PG)  United States South Carolina (Sr.)
Stephen Howard (SF)  United States DePaul (Sr.)
Sam Mack (SF)  United States Houston (Sr.)
Gerald Madkins (PG)  United States UCLA (Sr.)
Darrick Martin (PG)  United States UCLA (Sr.)
Keith Tower (C)  United States Notre Dame (Sr.)
David Wesley (PG)  United States Baylor (Sr.)


  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

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