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 a 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

Draft selections[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
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
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality[n 1] Team School / club team
1 1 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson+ SF  United States Milwaukee Bucks Purdue (Jr.)
1 2 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd* PG  United States Dallas Mavericks California (So.)
1 3 Hill, GrantGrant Hill* SF  United States Detroit Pistons Duke (Sr.)
1 4 Marshall, DonyellDonyell Marshall SF  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Connecticut (Jr.)
1 5 Howard, JuwanJuwan Howard* PF  United States Washington Bullets Michigan (Jr.)
1 6 Wright, SharoneSharone Wright PF/C  United States Philadelphia 76ers Clemson (Jr.)
1 7 Murray, LamondLamond Murray SF  United States Los Angeles Clippers California (Jr.)
1 8 Grant, BrianBrian Grant PF  United States Sacramento Kings Xavier (Sr.)
1 9 Montross, EricEric Montross C  United States Boston Celtics North Carolina (Sr.)
1 10 Jones, EddieEddie Jones* SG  United States Los Angeles Lakers Temple (Sr.)
1 11 Rogers, CarlosCarlos Rogers SF  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Charlotte) Tennessee State (Sr.)
1 12 Reeves, KhalidKhalid Reeves PG  United States Miami Heat Arizona (Sr.)
1 13 Rose, JalenJalen Rose G/F  United States Denver Nuggets Michigan (Jr.)
1 14 Dare, YinkaYinka Dare C  Nigeria New Jersey Nets George Washington (So.)
1 15 Piatkowski, EricEric Piatkowski SG  United States Indiana Pacers Nebraska (Sr.)
1 16 Rozier, CliffordClifford Rozier PF  United States Golden State Warriors (from Cleveland) Louisville (Jr.)
1 17 McKie, AaronAaron McKie SG  United States Portland Trail Blazers Temple (Sr.)
1 18 Mobley, EricEric Mobley PF  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Orlando) Pittsburgh (Sr.)
1 19 Dumas, TonyTony Dumas SG  United States Dallas Mavericks (from Golden State) UMKC (Sr.)
1 20 Tyler, B.J.B.J. Tyler PG  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Utah) Texas (Sr.)
1 21 Simpkins, DickeyDickey Simpkins PF  United States Chicago Bulls Providence (Sr.)
1 22 Curley, BillBill Curley PF  United States San Antonio Spurs Boston College (Sr.)
1 23 Person, WesleyWesley Person SG  United States Phoenix Suns Auburn (Sr.)
1 24 Williams, MontyMonty Williams SF  United States New York Knicks Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 25 Minor, GregGreg Minor SG  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Atlanta) Louisville (Sr.)
1 26 Ward, CharlieCharlie Ward PG  United States New York Knicks (from Houston via Atlanta) Florida State (Sr.)
1 27 Thompson, BrooksBrooks Thompson PG  United States Orlando Magic (from Seattle via L.A. Clippers) Oklahoma State (Sr.)
2 28 Thomas, DeonDeon Thomas# F/C  United States Dallas Mavericks Illinois (Sr.)
2 29 Lang, AntonioAntonio Lang F/G  United States Phoenix Suns Duke (Sr.)
2 30 Eisley, HowardHoward Eisley PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Boston College (Sr.)
2 31 Dent, RodneyRodney Dent# F/C  United States Orlando Magic Kentucky (Sr.)
2 32 McIlvaine, JimJim McIlvaine C  United States Washington Bullets Marquette (Sr.)
2 33 Alston, DerrickDerrick Alston F  United States Philadelphia 76ers Duquesne (Sr.)
2 34 Nickerson, GaylonGaylon Nickerson G  United States Atlanta Hawks (from L.A. Clippers) Northwestern Oklahoma State (Sr.)
2 35 Smith, MichaelMichael Smith F  United States Sacramento Kings Providence (Sr.)
2 36 Fetisov, AndreiAndrei Fetisov# F  Russia Boston Celtics Forum Valladolid (Spain)
2 37 Wingfield, DontonioDontonio Wingfield F  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from L.A. Lakers)[4] Cincinnati (Fr.)
2 38 Hancock, DarrinDarrin Hancock G/F  United States Charlotte Hornets Kansas (Jr.)
2 39 Miller, AnthonyAnthony Miller F  United States Golden State Warriors (from Denver) Michigan State (Sr.)
2 40 Webster, JeffJeff Webster F  United States Miami Heat Oklahoma (Sr.)
2 41 Njoku, WilliamWilliam Njoku# PF  Canada Indiana Pacers St. Mary's (Canada) (Sr.)
2 42 Collier, GaryGary Collier# SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Tulsa (Sr.)
2 43 Scott, ShawnelleShawnelle Scott C  United States Portland Trail Blazers St. John's (Sr.)
2 44 Bailey, DamonDamon Bailey# G  United States Indiana Pacers Indiana (Sr.)
2 45 Morton, DwayneDwayne Morton F  United States Golden State Warriors Louisville (Sr.)
2 46 Lenard, VoshonVoshon Lenard SG  United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Orlando) Minnesota (Jr.)
2 47 Watson, JamieJamie Watson F  United States Utah Jazz South Carolina (Sr.)
2 48 Crudup, JevonJevon Crudup# F/C  United States Detroit Pistons Missouri (Sr.)
2 49 Bruton, KrisKris Bruton# SF  United States Chicago Bulls Benedict (Sr.)
2 50 Claxton, CharlesCharles Claxton C  United States Virgin Islands Phoenix Suns Georgia (Jr.)
2 51 Funderburke, LawrenceLawrence Funderburke PF  United States Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta) Ohio State (Sr.)
2 52 Goldwire, AnthonyAnthony Goldwire PG  United States Phoenix Suns (from New York) Houston (Sr.)
2 53 Burditt, AlbertAlbert Burditt# PF  United States Houston Rockets Texas (Sr.)
2 54 Rebrača, ŽeljkoŽeljko Rebrača C  Yugoslavia Seattle SuperSonics KK Partizan (Yugoslavia)
  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.

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players went undrafted in 1994 but played in the NBA.

Player Pos. Nationality School / club team
Booker, MelvinMelvin Booker PG  United States Missouri (Sr.)
Jones, AskiaAskia Jones SG  United States Kansas State (Sr.)
Lorthridge, RyanRyan Lorthridge SG  United States Jackson State (Sr.)
Newbill, IvanoIvano Newbill F  United States Georgia Tech (Sr.)
Phelps, DerrickDerrick Phelps PG  United States North Carolina (Sr.)
Ruffin, TrevorTrevor Ruffin PG  United States Hawaii (Sr.)
Salvadori, KevinKevin Salvadori C  United States North Carolina (Sr.)
Swinson, AaronAaron Swinson SF  United States Auburn (Sr.)
Vander Velden, LoganLogan Vander Velden SF  United States Green Bay (Sr.)
Vinson, FredFred Vinson SG  United States Georgia Tech (Sr.)


  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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