NBA Draft in History

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1969-05-05 Milwaukee Bucks sign #1 NBA Draft pick, star UCLA center Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

  • 1990-06-27 NBA Draft: Syracuse power forward Derrick Coleman first pick by New Jersey Nets
  • 1991-06-26 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Larry Johnson first pick by Charlotte Hornets

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1992-06-24 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O'Neal first pick by Orlando Magic

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
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Shaquille O'Neal
  • 1993-06-30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)
  • 1994-06-29 NBA Draft: Purdue small forward Glenn Robinson first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1995-06-28 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
  • 1996-06-26 NBA Draft: Georgetown guard Allen Iverson first pick by Philadelphia 76ers

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1997-06-25 NBA Draft: Wake Forest power forward Tim Duncan first pick by San Antonio Spurs

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
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Tim Duncan
  • 1998-06-24 NBA Draft: Pacific center Michael Olowokandi first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1999-06-30 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Elton Brand first pick by Chicago Bulls
  • 2000-06-28 NBA Draft: Cincinnati power forward Kenyon Martin first pick by New Jersey Nets
  • 2001-06-27 NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards
  • 2002-06-26 NBA Draft: Shanghai Sharks (China) center Yao Ming first pick by Houston Rockets

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2003-06-26 NBA Draft: St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball Player LeBron James
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LeBron James
  • 2004-06-24 NBA Draft: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy power forward Dwight Howard first pick by Orlando Magic

  • 2005-06-28 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2006-06-28 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors
  • 2007-06-28 NBA Draft: Ohio State center Greg Oden first pick by Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2008-06-26 NBA Draft: Memphis point guard Derrick Rose first pick by Chicago Bulls
  • 2009-06-25 NBA Draft: Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2010-06-24 NBA Draft: Kentucky point guard John Wall first pick by Washington Wizards

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2011-06-23 NBA Draft: Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
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Kyrie Irving
  • 2012-06-28 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Anthony Davis first pick New Orleans Pelicans
  • 2013-06-27 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2014-06-26 NBA Draft: Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015-06-25 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2016-06-23 NBA Draft: LSU point guard Ben Simmons first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2017-06-22 NBA Draft: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2018-06-21 NBA Draft: Arizona center Deandre Ayton first pick by Phoenix Suns
  • 2019-06-20 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Zion Williamson first pick by New Orleans Pelicans