1995 NBA draft

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1995 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 28, 1995
Time6:30 pm EDT
LocationSkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Network(s) (US)TNT
First selectionJoe Smith, Golden State Warriors
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1995 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 28, 1995
Time6:30 pm EDT
LocationSkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Network(s) (US)TNT
First selectionJoe Smith, Golden State Warriors
NBA draft
19941996 >
1995 NBA expansion draft

The 1995 NBA draft took place on June 28, 1995 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It marked the first NBA draft to be held outside the United States and was the first 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.[4] O'Bannon had received national accolades for leading the 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]


GGuardPGPoint guardSGShooting guardFForwardSFSmall forwardPFPower forwardCCenter
*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
xDenotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
#Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs

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
RoundPickPlayerPositionNationalityNBA TeamSchool/Club team
11Smith, JoeJoe SmithPF United StatesGolden State WarriorsMaryland (So.)
12McDyess, AntonioAntonio McDyess*PF United StatesLos Angeles Clippers (traded to Denver)[a]Alabama (So.)
13Stackhouse, JerryJerry Stackhouse+SG United StatesPhiladelphia 76ersNorth Carolina (So.)
14Wallace, RasheedRasheed Wallace+PF United StatesWashington BulletsNorth Carolina (So.)
15Garnett, KevinKevin Garnett*PF United StatesMinnesota TimberwolvesFarragut Academy HS (Chicago)
16Reeves, BryantBryant ReevesC United StatesVancouver GrizzliesOklahoma State (Sr.)
17Stoudamire, DamonDamon StoudamirePG United StatesToronto RaptorsArizona (Sr.)
18Respert, ShawnShawn RespertSG United StatesPortland Trail Blazers (from Detroit, traded to Milwaukee)Michigan State (Sr.)
19O'Bannon, EdEd O'BannonSF United StatesNew Jersey NetsUCLA (Sr.)
110Thomas, KurtKurt ThomasPF/C United StatesMiami HeatTCU (Sr.)
111Trent, GaryGary TrentPF United StatesMilwaukee Bucks (traded to Portland)Ohio (Jr.)
112Parks, CherokeeCherokee ParksC United StatesDallas MavericksDuke (Sr.)
113Williamson, CorlissCorliss WilliamsonPF United StatesSacramento KingsArkansas (Jr.)
114Williams, EricEric WilliamsSF United StatesBoston CelticsProvidence (Sr.)
115Barry, BrentBrent BarrySG United StatesDenver Nuggets (traded to L.A. Clippers)[a]Oregon State (Sr.)
116Henderson, AlanAlan HendersonPF United StatesAtlanta HawksIndiana (Sr.)
117Sura, BobBob SuraSG United StatesCleveland CavaliersFlorida State (Sr.)
118Ratliff, TheoTheo Ratliff+PF/C United StatesDetroit Pistons (from Portland)Wyoming (Sr.)
119Childress, RandolphRandolph ChildressPG United StatesDetroit Pistons (from Houston via Portland)Wake Forest (Sr.)
120Caffey, JasonJason CaffeyPF United StatesChicago BullsAlabama (Sr.)
121Finley, MichaelMichael Finley+SF/SG United StatesPhoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers)Wisconsin (Sr.)
122Zidek, GeorgeGeorge ZidekC Czech RepublicCharlotte HornetsUCLA (Sr.)
123Best, TravisTravis BestPG United StatesIndiana PacersGeorgia Tech (Sr.)
124Meyer, LorenLoren MeyerPF United StatesDallas Mavericks (from New York)Iowa State (Sr.)
125Vaughn, DavidDavid VaughnPF/C United StatesOrlando MagicMemphis (Jr.)
126Ford, SherellSherell FordPF United StatesSeattle SuperSonicsUIC (Sr.)
127Bennett, MarioMario BennettPF United StatesPhoenix SunsArizona State (Jr.)
128Ostertag, GregGreg OstertagC United StatesUtah JazzKansas (Sr.)
129Alexander, CoryCory AlexanderPG United StatesSan Antonio SpursVirginia (Jr.)
230Roe, LouLou RoeF United StatesDetroit PistonsUMass (Sr.)
231Tarlać, DraganDragan TarlaćC Yugoslavia
Chicago BullsOlympiakos (Greece)
232Rencher, TerrenceTerrence RencherG United StatesWashington BulletsTexas (Sr.)
233Burrough, JuniorJunior BurroughF United StatesBoston CelticsVirginia (Sr.)
234DeClercq, AndrewAndrew DeClercqPF/C United StatesGolden State WarriorsFlorida (Sr.)
235King, JimmyJimmy KingG United StatesToronto RaptorsMichigan (Sr.)
236Moten, LawrenceLawrence MotenG United StatesVancouver GrizzliesSyracuse (Sr.)
237King, FrankieFrankie KingG United StatesLos Angeles LakersWestern Carolina (Sr.)
238Griffith, RashardRashard Griffith #C United StatesMilwaukee BucksWisconsin (So.)
239Marshall, DonnyDonny MarshallF United StatesCleveland CavaliersConnecticut (Sr.)
240Whitfield, DwayneDwayne WhitfieldF United StatesGolden State WarriorsJackson State (Sr.)
241Meek, ErikErik Meek#C United StatesHouston RocketsDuke (Sr.)
242Boyce, DonnieDonnie BoyceG United StatesAtlanta HawksColorado (Sr.)
243Snow, EricEric SnowPG United StatesMilwaukee BucksMichigan State (Sr.)
244Pelle, AnthonyAnthony Pelle#C United StatesDenver NuggetsFresno State (Sr.)
245Brown, TroyTroy Brown#F/C United StatesAtlanta HawksProvidence (Sr.)
246Banks, GeorgeGeorge Banks#F United StatesMiami HeatUTEP (Sr.)
247Edney, TyusTyus EdneyPG United StatesSacramento KingsUCLA (Sr.)
248Davis, MarkMark DavisG/F United StatesMinnesota TimberwolvesTexas Tech (Sr.)
249Allen, JeromeJerome AllenG United StatesMinnesota TimberwolvesPennsylvania (Sr.)
250Lewis, MartinMartin LewisF United StatesGolden State WarriorsSeward County (So.)
251Bodiroga, DejanDejan Bodiroga#SF YugoslaviaSacramento KingsOlimpia (Stefanel) Milano (Italy)
252Hoiberg, FredFred HoibergSG United StatesIndiana PacersIowa State (Sr.)
253Popa, ConstantinConstantin Popa#C RomaniaLos Angeles ClippersMiami (Fla.) (Sr.)
254Zukauskas, EurelijusEurelijus Žukauskas #C LithuaniaSeattle SuperSonicsNeptunas (Lithuania)
255McDonald, MichaelMichael McDonaldC United StatesGolden State WarriorsNew Orleans (Sr.)
256Carr, ChrisChris CarrG United StatesPhoenix SunsSouthern Illinois (Jr.)
257Martin, CuonzoCuonzo MartinG/F United StatesAtlanta HawksPurdue (Sr.)
258Reid, DonDon ReidF United StatesDetroit PistonsGeorgetown (Sr.)

Notable undrafted players[edit]

The following players went undrafted in the 1995 NBA Draft but later played multiple seasons in the NBA.

PlayerPos.NationalitySchool/Club team
Amaechi, JohnJohn AmaechiC United KingdomPenn State (Sr.)
Brunson, RickRick BrunsonG United StatesTemple (Sr.)
Maloney, MattMatt MaloneyG United StatesPennsylvania (Sr.)
Ollie, KevinKevin OllieG United StatesConnecticut (Sr.)

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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