took place on June 28, 1995 at 1995 NBA draft SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It marked the first NBA draft for the two Canadian expansion teams, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies. Kevin Garnett, who was taken fifth in this draft, is notable for being the first player in two decades to be selected straight out of high school, and will likely be in the Basketball Hall of Fame after retirement. Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse also had successful careers, being four-time and two-time All-Stars respectively. Wallace won an NBA championship in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons, while Stackhouse scored the most total points in the league in 2000, also with the Pistons.
The other remaining top selections had relatively productive careers, but were considered to have never reached their full potential.
Joe Smith put up solid, but unspectacular numbers throughout his career and is generally considered a disappointment for a first overall selection. He was also involved in a salary cap scandal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. [1 ] [2 ] Antonio McDyess was a one-time All-Star, but serious and continuing knee injuries decreased much of his effectiveness in the prime of his career. Damon Stoudamire was the 1995-96 NBA Rookie of the Year and had a solid career although he was arrested, suspended and fined several times for marijuana possession. Bryant Reeves impressed early in his career but a season after being granted a six-year, $61.8 million contract extension, his numbers went down due to weight and back problems and he retired after only playing six NBA seasons. [3 ]
This draft was also notable for two of the biggest busts in NBA history,
Ed O'Bannon and Shawn Respert. O'Bannon had received national accolades for leading the [4 ] UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Championship, but only played two years in the NBA. Respert played only four seasons in the NBA, while secretly hiding that he was suffering from stomach cancer. [5 ] [6 ] Draft [edit ]
Joe Smith, the 1st pick of the Golden State Warriors
Antonio McDyess, the 2nd pick of the Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Denver)
Jerry Stackhouse, the 3rd pick of the Philadelphia 76ers
Rasheed Wallace, the 4th pick of the Washington Bullets
Kevin Garnett, the 5th pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves
Theo Ratliff the 18th pick of the Detroit Pistons
Michael Finley, the 21st pick of the Phoenix Suns
Fred Hoiberg, the 52nd pick of the Indiana Pacers
Round Pick Player Position Nationality NBA Team School/Club team 1 1 Smith, Joe Joe Smith PF United States Golden State Warriors Maryland ( So.) 1 2 McDyess, Antonio * Antonio McDyess PF United States Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Denver) [a] Alabama ( So.) 1 3 Stackhouse, Jerry Jerry Stackhouse + SG United States Philadelphia 76ers North Carolina ( So.) 1 4 Wallace, Rasheed Rasheed Wallace + PF United States Washington Bullets North Carolina ( So.) 1 5 Garnett, Kevin * Kevin Garnett PF United States Minnesota Timberwolves Farragut Academy HS ( Chicago) 1 6 Reeves, Bryant Bryant Reeves C United States Vancouver Grizzlies Oklahoma State ( Sr.) 1 7 Stoudamire, Damon Damon Stoudamire PG United States Toronto Raptors Arizona ( Sr.) 1 8 Respert, Shawn Shawn Respert SG United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Detroit, traded to Milwaukee) Michigan State ( Sr.) 1 9 O'Bannon, Ed Ed O'Bannon SF United States New Jersey Nets UCLA ( Sr.) 1 10 Thomas, Kurt Kurt Thomas PF/C United States Miami Heat TCU ( Sr.) 1 11 Trent, Gary Gary Trent PF United States Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Portland) Ohio ( Jr.) 1 12 Parks, Cherokee Cherokee Parks C United States Dallas Mavericks Duke ( Sr.) 1 13 Williamson, Corliss Corliss Williamson PF United States Sacramento Kings Arkansas ( Jr.) 1 14 Williams, Eric Eric Williams SF United States Boston Celtics Providence ( Sr.) 1 15 Barry, Brent Brent Barry SG United States Denver Nuggets (traded to L.A. Clippers) [a] Oregon State ( Sr.) 1 16 Henderson, Alan Alan Henderson PF United States Atlanta Hawks Indiana ( Sr.) 1 17 Sura, Bob Bob Sura SG United States Cleveland Cavaliers Florida State ( Sr.) 1 18 Ratliff, Theo Theo Ratliff + PF/C United States Detroit Pistons (from Portland) Wyoming ( Sr.) 1 19 Childress, Randolph Randolph Childress PG United States Detroit Pistons (from Houston via Portland) Wake Forest ( Sr.) 1 20 Caffey, Jason Jason Caffey PF United States Chicago Bulls Alabama ( Sr.) 1 21 Finley, Michael Michael Finley + SF/SG United States Phoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers) Wisconsin ( Sr.) 1 22 Zidek, George George Zidek C Czech Republic Charlotte Hornets UCLA ( Sr.) 1 23 Best, Travis Travis Best PG United States Indiana Pacers Georgia Tech ( Sr.) 1 24 Meyer, Loren Loren Meyer PF United States Dallas Mavericks (from New York) Iowa State ( Sr.) 1 25 Vaughn, David David Vaughn PF/C United States Orlando Magic Memphis ( Jr.) 1 26 Ford, Sherell Sherell Ford PF United States Seattle SuperSonics UIC ( Sr.) 1 27 Bennett, Mario Mario Bennett PF United States Phoenix Suns Arizona State ( Jr.) 1 28 Ostertag, Greg Greg Ostertag C United States Utah Jazz Kansas ( Sr.) 1 29 Alexander, Cory Cory Alexander PG United States San Antonio Spurs Virginia ( Jr.) 2 30 Roe, Lou Lou Roe F United States Detroit Pistons UMass ( Sr.) 2 31 Tarlać, Dragan Dragan Tarlać C Yugoslavia Greece Chicago Bulls Olympiakos ( Greece) 2 32 Rencher, Terrence Terrence Rencher G United States Washington Bullets Texas ( Sr.) 2 33 Burrough, Junior Junior Burrough F United States Boston Celtics Virginia ( Sr.) 2 34 DeClercq, Andrew Andrew DeClercq PF/C United States Golden State Warriors Florida ( Sr.) 2 35 King, Jimmy Jimmy King G United States Toronto Raptors Michigan ( Sr.) 2 36 Moten, Lawrence Lawrence Moten G United States Vancouver Grizzlies Syracuse ( Sr.) 2 37 King, Frankie Frankie King G United States Los Angeles Lakers Western Carolina ( Sr.) 2 38 Griffith, Rashard Rashard Griffith # C United States Milwaukee Bucks Wisconsin ( So.) 2 39 Marshall, Donny Donny Marshall F United States Cleveland Cavaliers Connecticut ( Sr.) 2 40 Whitfield, Dwayne Dwayne Whitfield F United States Golden State Warriors Jackson State ( Sr.) 2 41 Meek, Erik Erik Meek # C United States Houston Rockets Duke ( Sr.) 2 42 Boyce, Donnie Donnie Boyce G United States Atlanta Hawks Colorado ( Sr.) 2 43 Snow, Eric Eric Snow PG United States Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State ( Sr.) 2 44 Pelle, Anthony Anthony Pelle # C United States Denver Nuggets Fresno State ( Sr.) 2 45 Brown, Troy Troy Brown # F/C United States Atlanta Hawks Providence ( Sr.) 2 46 Banks, George George Banks # F United States Miami Heat UTEP ( Sr.) 2 47 Edney, Tyus Tyus Edney PG United States Sacramento Kings UCLA ( Sr.) 2 48 Davis, Mark Mark Davis G/F United States Minnesota Timberwolves Texas Tech ( Sr.) 2 49 Allen, Jerome Jerome Allen G United States Minnesota Timberwolves Pennsylvania ( Sr.) 2 50 Lewis, Martin Martin Lewis F United States Golden State Warriors Seward County ( So.) 2 51 Bodiroga, Dejan Dejan Bodiroga # SF Yugoslavia Sacramento Kings Olimpia (Stefanel) Milano ( Italy) 2 52 Hoiberg, Fred Fred Hoiberg SG United States Indiana Pacers Iowa State ( Sr.) 2 53 Popa, Constantin Constantin Popa # C Romania Los Angeles Clippers Miami (Fla.) ( Sr.) 2 54 Zukauskas, Eurelijus Eurelijus Žukauskas # C Lithuania Seattle SuperSonics Neptunas ( Lithuania) 2 55 McDonald, Michael Michael McDonald C United States Golden State Warriors New Orleans ( Sr.) 2 56 Carr, Chris Chris Carr G United States Phoenix Suns Southern Illinois ( Jr.) 2 57 Martin, Cuonzo Cuonzo Martin G/F United States Atlanta Hawks Purdue ( Sr.) 2 58 Reid, Don Don Reid F United States Detroit Pistons Georgetown ( Sr.) Notable undrafted players [edit ] Trades involving draft picks [edit ] Draft-day trades [edit ]
The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.
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