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Encyclopedia > 1983 NBA Draft

The 1983 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 1983 in New York City. A total of 226 players were selected over 10 rounds by the league's 23 teams. The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA Draft is an annual North American event in which the National Basketball Associations (NBA) thirty teams (29 in the United States and one in Canada) can select players who wish to join the league. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Round one

= All-Star
= Hall of Fame
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Ralph Sampson (C) Flag of United States United States Houston Rockets Virginia
2 Steve Stipanovich (C) Flag of United States United States Indiana Pacers Missouri
3 Rodney McCray (SF) Flag of United States United States Houston Rockets (from Cleveland via Philadelphia) Louisville
4 Byron Scott (SG) Flag of United States United States San Diego Clippers Arizona State
5 Sidney Green (PF) Flag of United States United States Chicago Bulls UNLV
6 Russell Cross (C) Flag of United States United States Golden State Warriors Purdue
7 Thurl Bailey (SF) Flag of United States United States Utah Jazz North Carolina State
8 Antoine Carr (SF) Flag of United States United States Detroit Pistons Wichita State
9 Dale Ellis (SG) Flag of United States United States Dallas Mavericks Tennessee
10 Jeff Malone (SG) Flag of United States United States Washington Bullets Mississippi State
11 Derek Harper (PG/SG) Flag of United States United States Dallas Mavericks (from Atlanta via Cleveland) Illinois
12 Darrell Walker (SG) Flag of United States United States New York Knicks Arkansas
13 Ennis Whatley (PG) Flag of United States United States Kansas City Kings Alabama
14 Clyde Drexler (SG) Flag of United States United States Portland Trail Blazers Houston
15 Howard Carter (SG) Flag of United States United States Denver Nuggets LSU
16 Jon Sundvold (PG) Flag of United States United States Seattle SuperSonics Missouri
17 Leo Rautins (SF) Flag of Canada Canada Philadelphia 76ers (from New Jersey) Syracuse
18 Randy Breuer (C) Flag of United States United States Milwaukee Bucks Minnesota
19 John Paxson (PG) Flag of United States United States San Antonio Spurs Notre Dame
20 Roy Hinson (C) Flag of United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Phoenix) Rutgers
21 Greg Kite (C) Flag of United States United States Boston Celtics BYU
22 Randy Wittman (SG) Flag of United States United States Washington Bullets (from Los Angeles) Indiana
23 Mitchell Wiggins (SG) Flag of United States United States Indiana Pacers (from Philadelphia) Florida State
24 Stewart Granger Flag of Canada Canada Cleveland Cavaliers * Villanova

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Notable post-first round picks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
30 Mark West (C) Flag of United States United States Dallas Mavericks Old Dominion
31 Doc Rivers (PG) Flag of United States United States Atlanta Hawks Marquette
48 Craig Ehlo (SG) Flag of United States United States Houston Rockets Washington State
54 Bob Hansen (SG) Flag of United States United States Utah Jazz Iowa
97 Manute Bol (C) Flag of Sudan Sudan San Diego Clippers Bridgeport
137 Sedale Threatt (SG) Flag of United States United States Philadelphia 76ers West Virginia Tech


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