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Encyclopedia > 1985 NBA Draft

1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... 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 young players who wish to join the league. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Preceded by:
1984 NBA Draft
NBA Draft Followed by:
1986 NBA Draft

See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft 1984 NBA Draft - 19 June 1984 The 1984 NBA Draft resulted in four future members of the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team: Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and John Stockton. ... NBA redirects here. ... 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 young players who wish to join the league. ... 1986 NBA Draft - 17 June 1986 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft NBA Rookie of the Year Award (1987): Chuck Person (# 4) The Slam Dunk Champion for 1989 would come in the form of Kenny “Sky” Walker the fifth pick. ... 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 young players who wish to join the league. ...

Contents

Round 1

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 Patrick Ewing (C) Flag of Jamaica Jamaica New York Knicks Georgetown
2 Wayman Tisdale (PF) Flag of United States United States Indiana Pacers Oklahoma
3 Benoit Benjamin (C) Flag of United States United States Los Angeles Clippers Creighton
4 Xavier McDaniel (PF) Flag of United States United States Seattle SuperSonics Wichita State
5 Jon Koncak (C) Flag of United States United States Atlanta Hawks SMU
6 Joe Kleine (C) Flag of United States United States Sacramento Kings Arkansas
7 Chris Mullin (SF) Flag of United States United States Golden State Warriors St. John's
8 Detlef Schrempf (PF/SF) Flag of West Germany West Germany Dallas Mavericks Washington
9 Charles Oakley (PF) Flag of United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers (*) Virginia Union
10 Ed Pinckney (PF) Flag of United States United States Phoenix Suns Villanova
11 Keith Lee (C) Flag of United States United States Chicago Bulls Memphis State
12 Kenny Green Flag of United States United States Washington Bullets Wake Forest
13 Karl Malone (PF) Flag of United States United States Utah Jazz Louisiana Tech
14 Alfredrick Hughes (SG) Flag of United States United States San Antonio Spurs Loyola (Chicago)
15 Blair Rasmussen (C) Flag of United States United States Denver Nuggets Oregon
16 Bill Wennington (C)  Canada Dallas Mavericks St. John's
17 Uwe Blab (C) Flag of West Germany West Germany Dallas Mavericks Indiana
18 Joe Dumars (SG) Flag of United States United States Detroit Pistons McNeese State
19 Steve Harris (SG) Flag of United States United States Houston Rockets Tulsa
20 Sam Vincent (SG) Flag of United States United States Boston Celtics Michigan State
21 Terry Catledge (PF) Flag of United States United States Philadelphia 76ers South Alabama
22 Jerry Reynolds Flag of United States United States Milwaukee Bucks LSU
23 A. C. Green (PF) Flag of United States United States Los Angeles Lakers Oregon State
24 Terry Porter (PG) Flag of United States United States Portland Trail Blazers Wisconsin-Stevens Point

(*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former NBA player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... The New York Knicks, short for Knickerbockers, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded on January 23, 1789 by Father John Carroll, it is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest... Wayman Lawrence Tisdale, (born June 9, 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and now a Jazz bass musician and a member of the Oklahoma Tourism Board. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... Lenard Benoit Benjamin (born November 22, 1964, in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Creighton University, founded in 1878, is a Jesuit-Catholic college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Xavier Maurice McDaniel (born June 4, 1963 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former NBA player who, at 6 7, played small forward for the Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and New Jersey Nets. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Seattle Supersonics (or simply Sonics or Supes) are a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... Jon Francis Koncak (born May 17, 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... Joseph William Kleine (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team which is based in Sacramento, California. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Christopher Paul Mullin (born July 30, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors and a former American basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... St. ... Detlef Schrempf Detlef Schrempf (born January 21, 1963 in Leverkusen, West Germany, now Germany) had a 16-year career as an NBA basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Charles Oakley (born December 18, 1963) Cleveland, Ohio is a 6 9 former professional basketball player who played power forward and gained fame in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks in the early 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Virginia Union University is an historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia, which was founded in 1865 by a former slave trader. ... Edward (Ed) Lewis Pinckney (born March 27, 1963 in The Bronx, New York) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. A 69 forward, Pinckney led Villanova University to the NCAA title over the Georgetown Hoyas in 1985. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in the Phoenix, Arizona. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... Keith Lee (born December 28, 1962 in West Memphis, Arkansas), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (11th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The University was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. ... Kenny Green (born October 11, 1964 in Eustis, Florida), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Washington Wizards is a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Karl Malone (born July 24, 1963, in Bernice, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... // Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an approximate enrollment of 12,000 students. ... Alfredrick Hughes (born July 19, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round (14th overall) in the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ... Blair Allen Rasmussen (born November 13, 1962 in Auburn, Washington), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... William (Bill) Percey Wennington (born December 26, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former National Basketball Association center who won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls: the 1996, 1997 and 1998 teams. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... St. ... Uwe Konstantine Blab (born March 26, 1962 in Munich, Germany) is a German former professional basketball player who had a 5-year career in the NBA. School and college Blab attended Effingham High School in Illinois and played college basketball for the Indiana University Hoosiers, averaging 16 points per game... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... McNeese State University, founded in 1939, is a university located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. ... Steve Harris (born October 15, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 1985 NBA Draft. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive university awarding bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... James Samuel Sam Vincent (born May 18, 1963 in Lansing, Michigan) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Terry DeWayne Catledge (born August 22, 1963 in Houston, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public, doctoral-level university located in Mobile, Alabama on Old Shell Road. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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Round 2

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
25 Mike Smrek  Canada Portland Trail Blazers Canisius
26 Bill Martin Flag of United States United States Indiana Pacers Georgetown
27 Dwayne McClain (SG) Flag of United States United States Indiana Pacers Villanova
28 Ken Johnson Flag of United States United States Chicago Bulls Michigan State
29 Mike Brittain Flag of United States United States San Antonio Spurs South Carolina
30 Calvin Duncan Flag of United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers Virginia Commonwealth
31 Manute Bol (C) Flag of Sudan Sudan Washington Bullets Bridgeport
32 Nick Vanos Flag of United States United States Phoenix Suns Santa Clara
33 Greg Stokes Flag of United States United States Philadelphia 76ers Iowa
34 Aubrey Sherrod (SG) Flag of United States United States Chicago Bulls Wichita State
35 Tyrone Corbin (SF/PF) Flag of United States United States San Antonio Spurs DePaul
36 Yvon Joseph (C) Flag of Haiti Haiti New Jersey Nets Georgia Tech
37 Carey Scurry Flag of United States United States Utah Jazz LIU
38 Fernando Martín (PF) Flag of Spain Spain New Jersey Nets Real Madrid (Spain)
39 George Montgomery Flag of United States United States Portland Trail Blazers Illinois
40 Mark Acres Flag of United States United States Dallas Mavericks Oral Roberts
41 Lorenzo Charles (PF) Flag of United States United States Atlanta Hawks NC State
42 Bobby Lee Hurt Flag of United States United States Golden State Warriors Alabama
43 Barry Stevens Flag of United States United States Denver Nuggets Iowa State
44 Voise Winters (SG) Flag of United States United States Philadelphia 76ers Bradley
45 John "Hot Rod" Williams (PF) Flag of United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers Tulane
46 Adrian Branch (SF) Flag of United States United States Chicago Bulls Maryland
47 Gerald Wilkins (SG) Flag of United States United States New York Knicks Chattanooga

Notable post-second round picks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
54 Sam Mitchell (SG) Flag of United States United States Houston Rockets Mercer
66 Michael Adams (PG) Flag of United States United States Sacramento Kings Boston College
77 Arvydas Sabonis (C) Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
( Flag of Lithuania Lithuania)
Atlanta Hawks Žalgiris (USSR)
87 Anthony "Spud" Webb (PG) Flag of United States United States Detroit Pistons North Carolina State
160 Mario Elie (SG/SF) Flag of United States United States Milwaukee Bucks American International

Draft Trivia

  • This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to receive the number one pick.
  • Spudd Webb was the winner of the Slam Dunk contest despite his small height.
  • Arvydas Sabonis did not "officially" join the Portland Trail Blazers in 1985, he would finally arrive in the 1986 draft.

  Results from FactBites:
 
InsideHoops.com - NBA Draft Lottery (950 words)
The 2006 NBA Draft Lottery, where ping-pong balls supplant basketballs as the tools of determining supremacy, will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The NBA Board of Governors, meeting in Salt Lake City in June of 1984, voted to adopt a lottery system among the non-playoff teams to determine their order of selection in the first round of the NBA Draft beginning in 1985.
Under the system adopted prior to the 1985 NBA Draft, the NBA Lottery determines the order of selection for the non-playoff teams (or the teams holding their picks through trades) for the first round only.
NBA Draft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (923 words)
As of the 2006 NBA Draft, however, high school players must wait a year after their graduation class has finished high school before being eligible for selection.
After this date, prospective draftees may attend NBA pre-draft camps and individual team workouts to show off their skills and obtain feedback regarding their draft positions.
The NBA considers all players from outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia to be "international," even if they come from political entities that share a common citizenship with the U.S., such as Duncan's original home of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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