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Year Player College NBA Seasons Team Year Player College NBA Seasons Pick Team Notes
1947 No Data      1947 No Data          
1948 No Data       1948 No Data         
1949 No Data       1949 No Data         
1950 Ed Montgomery Tennessee 0 Warriors 1950 Earl lloyd West Virginia State 9 108 Capitols First Black player to play in the NBA
1951 John Burk Springfield College 0 Bullets 1951 James Phelan LaSalle 1 77 Warriors  
1952 No Data       1952 No Data       
1953 No Data       1953 No Data       
1954 Joe Holup George Washington 3 Warriors 1954 Joe Holup George Washington 3 100 Warriors First last pick to play in the NBA
1955 Cleo Littleton Wichita State 0 Pistons 1955 KC Jones Wichita State 9 71 Lakers  
1956 No Data       1956 No Data       
1957 Jerry Gibson Unknown 0 Warriors 1957 Steve Hamilton Morehead State 2 67 Warriors  
1958 John Powell Miami 0 Royals 1958 Adrian Smith Kentucky 10 85 Royals All-star
1959 Jack Israel Missouri State 0 Knicks 1959 John Barnhill Tennessee State 7 77 Hawks  
1960 Jim McDonald West Virginia-Weslyn 0 Royals 1960 Mel Peterson Wheaton 1 78 Pistons  
1961 Vince Kempton St Josephs 0 Knicks 1961 George Patterson Toledo 1 100 Royals
1962 Wally Roundsville Cal. Tech 0 Hawks 1962 Mel Nowell Ohio State 1 90 Zyphyrs
1963 Ron Pickett Eastern Kentucky 0 Knicks 1963 Freddie Crawford St. Bonaventure 5 63 Knicks
1964 Al Cech Detroit Mercy 0 Hawks 1964 Tom Black South Dakota State 1 72 Bullets
1965 Roger Taylor Illinois 0 Bullets 1965 Thales McReynolds Miles College 1 82 Bullets
1966 Gene Visscher Weber State 0 Bullets 1966 Paul Long Wake Forrest 3 106 Hawks
1967 Roland West Cincinnati 1 Bullets 1967 Roland West Cincinnati 1 162 Bullets
1968 Willie Horton Delaware 0 Bulls 1968 Milt Williams Lincoln of Missouri 1 202 Knicks
1969 Stan McKain Southern A&M 0 Bullets 1969 Brian Heaney Arcadia 1 215 Bullets
1970 Mark Gabriel Hanover 0 Blazers 1970 Randy Smith Buffalo 12 205 Pistons All NBA and All-star
1971 Ed Jenkins Shaw 0 Pistons 1971 Jackie Dinkins Voorhees College 1 150 Bulls
1972 Ron Manning Manhattan 0 Bulls 1972 Mike Barr Duquesne 1 180 Bulls
1973 Phil Tollestrop BYU 0 Braves 1973 Jim Garvin Boston 1 204 Braves
1974 Bruce Featherstone Texas State 0 Bucks 1974 Bill Ligon Vanderbilt 1 175 Pistons
1975 Bill Endicott Massachusetts-Amherst 0 Celtics 1975 Terry Thomas Detroit Mercy 1 151 Pistons
1976 Ken Smith San Diego State 0 Warriors 1976 Norton Barnhill Washington State1 134 Sonics
1977 Art Allen Pepperdine 0 Lakers 1977 John Olive Villanova 2 168 Sixers
1978 Tim Workington Biola 0 Blazers 1978 Ricky Williams Cal-State Long Beach 1 190 Jazz
1979 Steve Martin Georgetown 0 Bullets 1979 Keith McCord Alabama-Birmingham 1 198 Sixers
1980 John Nolan Providence 0 Celtics 1980 Billy Reid San Francisco 1 182 Warriors
1981 Pete Mullenberg Delaware 0 Warriors 1981 Derrick Rowland New York-Potsdam1 211 Nuggets
1982 Landon Turner Indiana 0 Celtics 1982 Dale Wilkinson Idaho State 1 221 Suns Highest drafted player to play in the NBA
1983 Andy Kupec Bentley 0 Celtics 1983 Dane Suttle Pepperdine 2 152 Kings
1984 Dan Trant Clark 0 Celtics 1984 Brian Martin Kansas 1 185 Pacers
1985 Chris Remly Rutgars 0 Celtics 1985 Mario Elie American International 11 160 Bucks
1986 Tom Ivey Boston 0 Celtics 1986 Alexander Volkov Soviet Union 2 134 Hawks
1987 Ron Vanderschaaf Central Washinton 0 Lakers 1987 Sarunus Marciulionis Lithuania 7 127 Warriors
1988 Archie Marshall Kansas 0 Spurs 1988 Gerald Piddio UNLV 3 74 Celtics
1989 Toney Mack Georgia 0 Sixers 1989 Greg Grant Trenton 6 52 Suns
1990 Sean Higgins Michigan 6 Spurs 1990 Sean Higgins Michigan 6 54 Spurs
1991 Marcus Kennedy Eastern Michigan 0 Blazers 1991 Zan Tabak Croatia 6 51 Rockets
1992 Brett Roberts Morehead State 0 Kings 1992 Matt Steigena Michigan State 1 52 Bulls
1993 Byron Wilson Utah 0 Suns 1993 Mike Peplowski Michigan State 3 52 Kings
1994 Zeljko Rebraca Serbia 5 Sonics 1994 Zeljiko Rebraca Serbia 5 54 Sonics
1995 Don Reid Georgetown 8 Pistons 1995 Don Reid Georgetown 8 58 Pistons
1996 Darnell Robinson Arkansas 0 Mavericks 1996 Drew Berry Georgia Tech 3 57 Sonics
1997 Roberto Duenas Spain 0 Bulls 1997 Mark Blout Pittsburgh 9 54 Sonics
1998 Maceo Baston Michigan 4 Bulls 1998 Maceo Baston Michigan 4 58 Bulls
1999 Eddie Lucas Virginia Tech 0 Jazz 1999 Manu Ginobili Argentina 16 59 Spurs Future HOF. All-star
2000 Pete Mickeal Cincinnati 0 Mavericks 2000 Chris Porter Aubrun 1 55 Warriors
2001 Bryan Bracey Oregon 0 Spurs 2001 Alvin Jones Georgia Tech 1 57 Sixers
2002 Crosley Edwards Central Conn. 1 Kings 2002 Corsley Edwards Central Conn. 1 58 Kings
2003 Andres Glyniadakis Greece 1 Pistons 2003 Andres Glyniadakis Greece 1 58 Pistons
2004 Rashad Wright Georgia 0 Pacers 2004 Luis Flores Manhattan 1 55 Rockets
2005 Alex Acker Pepperdine 2 Pistons 2005 Alex Acker Pepperdine 2 60 Pistons
2006 Will Blalock Iowa State 0 Pistons 2006 Will Blalock Iowa State 1 60 Pistons
2007 Milovan Rakovic Serbia 0 Mavericks 2007 DJ Strawberry Maryland 1 59 Suns
2008 Semih Erden Turkey 2 Celtics 2008 Semih Erden Turkey 2 60 Celtics
2009 Robert Dozier Maryland 0 Heat 2009 Lester Hudson Tennessee Martin 4 60 Celtics
2010 Dwayne Collins Miami 0 Suns 2010 Derrick Caracter UTEP 1 58 Lakers
2011 Isaiah Thomas Washington 7 Kings 2011 Isaiah Thomas Washington 7 60 Kings All-star
2012 Robert Sacre Gonzaga 4 Lakers 2012 Robert Sacre Gonzaga 4 60 Lakers
2013 Janis Timma Latvia 0 Grizzlies 2013 Peyton Silva Louisville 1 56 Pistons
2014 Corey Jefferson Baylor 2 Spurs 2014 Corey Jefferson Baylor 2 60 Spurs
2015 Luka Mitrovic Serbia 0 Sixers 2015 Branden Dawson Michigan State 1 56 Pelicans
2016 Tyrone Wallace California 1 Jazz 2016 Tyrone Wallace California 1 60 Jazz
2017 Alpha Kaba France 0 Hawks 2017 Jabari Bird California 1 56 Celtics

  • Cincinnati, Delaware, Georgtown, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, and Pepperdine each have had a pair of players drafted last overall.
  • Serbia, as a country, has had 3 players selected last overall.
  • Michigan State (3) has the most players who have played in the NBA that were the latest player selected to play in the NBA. California, Georgia Tech, Michigan, and Pepperdine each have 2.
  • The Celtics have had the last pick 8 times, the most of anyone. However, only Semih Erden has ever played in the NBA.
  • Dan Trant was the last pick of the 1984 draft class, the class regarded by many as the best in NBA history. Trant never played a game for the Celtics, but became a hero during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Tragically, Trant would parish in the attack on the World Trade Center.
  • 16 of the higest drafted players have played 5+ seasons in the NBA. Only 4 of the last picks have played 5+ seasons.
  • Only 14 players drafted last overall have played in the NBA.
  • 5 of the highest drafted players have gone on to become all-stars. 1 will be a hall-of-famer when his career ends.
  • Isaiah Thomas is the only final pick of any draft to appear in an all-star game.