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The 1985 NBA Draft took place on June 18, 1985. It was also the first NBA Draft of the "Lottery" era. A total of 162 players were selected over 7 rounds by the league's 23 teams. The New York Knicks were awarded the first overall pick, by winning the first-ever NBA Draft Lottery, which was held in May of that year. The Knicks ultimately used it on Georgetown's Patrick Ewing.

Names in bold were selected to the All-NBA Team.


Round one

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

* compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien

Round two

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

Notable post-second round picks

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


  1. ^ Ewing was born in  Jamaica, but had become a naturalized United States citizen while at Georgetown, as evidenced by his selection to the USA team at the 1984 Olympics.


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