1994 NBA draft
|1994 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 29, 1994|
|Time||7:35 pm EDT|
|First selection||Glenn Robinson, Milwaukee Bucks|
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The 1994 NBA draft took place on June 29, 1994, in Indianapolis. 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 ever signed by a rookie. 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.
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.
|^||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 played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
- 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
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.)|
|Carruth, JimmyJimmy Carruth||PF||United States||Virginia Tech (Sr.)|
|Churchwell, RobertRobert Churchwell||SG||United States||Georgetown (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.)|
- The Votes Are In – Dated Nov 14, 1994
- NBA Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks in NBA Draft History – Dated 21/June/2010
- 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.
- 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.