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The 1980 NBA Draft took place on June 10, 1980. Names in bold had been selected into All-NBA Team. Names with asterisk had been inducted into Hall of Fame.

Round one

= All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Joe Barry Carroll (C)  United States Golden State Warriors (from Detroit, via Boston]) Purdue-Sr.
2 Darrell Griffith (SG)  United States Utah Jazz Louisville-Sr.
3 Kevin McHale* (PF)  United States Boston Celtics (From Golden State) Minnesota-Sr.
4 Kelvin Ransey (PG)  United States Chicago Bulls Ohio State-Sr.
5 James Ray (PF)  United States Denver Nuggets Jacksonville-Sr.
6 Mike O'Koren (SF)  United States New Jersey Nets North Carolina-Sr.
7 Mike Gminski (C)  United States New Jersey Nets (From San Diego via Portland) Duke-Sr.
8 Andrew Toney (SG)  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Indiana) Southwestern Louisiana-Sr.
9 Michael Brooks (SF)  United States San Diego Clippers (From Cleveland) La Salle-Sr.
10 Ronnie Lester (PG)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Iowa-Sr.
11 Kiki Vandeweghe (SF)  United States Dallas Mavericks UCLA-Sr.
12 Mike Woodson (SF)  United States New York Knicks Indiana-Sr.
13 Rickey Brown (C)  United States Golden State Warriors (From Washington via Detroit and Boston) Mississippi State-Sr.
14 Wes Matthews (PG)  United States Washington Bullets (From Houston) Wisconsin-Jr.
15 Reggie Johnson (PF)  United States San Antonio Spurs Tennessee-Sr.
16 Charles Whitney  United States Kansas City Kings NC State-Sr.
17 Larry Drew (PG)  United States Detroit Pistons (From Milwaukee) Missouri-Sr.
18 Don Collins (SG)  United States Atlanta Hawks Washington State-Sr.
19 John Duren (PG)  United States Utah Jazz (From Phoenix) Georgetown-Sr.
20 Bill Hanzlik  United States Seattle SuperSonics Notre Dame-Sr.
21 Monti Davis (SF)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Tennessee State-Sr.
22 Chad Kinch (SG)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from LA Lakers) UNC-Charlotte-Sr.
23 Carl Nicks (PG)  United States Denver Nuggets (from Boston via Indiana) Indiana State-Sr.

Notable post-first round picks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
24 Larry Smith (C)  United States Golden State Warriors Alcorn State
25 Jeff Ruland (PF)  United States Golden State Warriors Iona
35 Rick Mahorn (PF)  United States Washington Bullets Hampton Institute
37 Butch Carter (SG)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Indiana
58 Kurt Rambis (PF)  United States
New York Knicks Santa Clara
75 Rory Sparrow (PG)  United States New Jersey Nets Villanova
141 Lorenzo Romar (PG)  United States Golden State Warriors Washington


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