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David Robinson, the 1st pick

The 1987 NBA Draft took place on June 22, 1987 in New York City, New York.

This draft is notable for the selection of two future members of the NBA 50 Greatest Players list, David Robinson and Scottie Pippen, and one player that just missed the list, Reggie Miller, who is the brother of former USC women's basketball player and coach Cheryl Miller. Other notable selections include current Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, Kenny Smith (player and future commentator), Horace Grant, Muggsy Bogues, and Mark Jackson. Also in this draft, current Florida Gators head men's basketball coach Billy Donovan (drafted 68th by the Utah Jazz), who led that program to NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships in 2006 and in 2007.

Note that David Robinson did not join the NBA until the 1989-90 season due his service commitment with the United States Navy.

Names in bold represent players who have been selected for the All-NBA Team.

Round one

= All-Star
= Hall of Fame
Scottie Pippen, the 5th pick
Kevin Johnson, the 7th pick
Reggie Miller, the 11th pick
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 David Robinson (C)  United States San Antonio Spurs Navy-Sr.
2 Armen Gilliam (PF)  United States Phoenix Suns UNLV-Sr.
3 Dennis Hopson (SF)  United States New Jersey Nets UNLV-Sr.
4 Reggie Williams (SF)  United States Los Angeles Clippers Georgetown-Sr.
5 Scottie Pippen (SF)  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from New York, traded to Chicago for Olden Polynice) Central Arkansas-Sr.
6 Kenny Smith (PG)  United States Sacramento Kings North Carolina-Sr.
7 Kevin Johnson (PG)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers California-Sr.
8 Olden Polynice (C)  Haiti Chicago Bulls (from Denver via New York, traded to Seattle for Scottie Pippen) Virginia
9 Derrick McKey (SF/PF)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Alabama-Jr.
10 Horace Grant (PF/C)  United States Chicago Bulls Clemson-Sr.
11 Reggie Miller (SG)  United States Indiana Pacers UCLA-Sr.
12 Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (PG)  United States Washington Bullets Wake Forest-Sr.
13 Joe Wolf (C)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Houston) North Carolina-Sr.
14 Tellis Frank (PF)  United States Golden State Warriors Western Kentucky-Sr.
15 José Ortiz (PF)  Puerto Rico Utah Jazz Oregon State-Sr.
16 Christian Welp (C)  West Germany Philadelphia 76ers Washington-Sr.
17 Ronnie Murphy (SG)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Jacksonville-Sr.
18 Mark Jackson (PG)  United States New York Knicks (from Milwaukee via Seattle) St. John’s-Sr.
19 Ken Norman (SF)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Detroit) Illinois-Sr.
20 Jim Farmer (SG)  United States Dallas Mavericks Alabama-Sr.
21 Dallas Comegys (F)  United States Atlanta Hawks DePaul-Sr.
22 Reggie Lewis (SG)  United States Boston Celtics Northeastern-Sr.
23 Greg Anderson (PF)  United States San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Lakers) Houston-Sr.

Notable post-first round picks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
26 Steve Alford (SG)  United States Dallas Mavericks Indiana
39 Vincent Askew (SG-SF)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Memphis State
40 Winston Garland (PG)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Southwest Missouri State
45 Brad Lohaus (PF-C)  United States Boston Celtics Iowa
52 Donald Royal (SF)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers University of Notre Dame
63 Kevin Gamble (SG)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Iowa
68 Billy Donovan (PG)  United States Utah Jazz Providence
75 Chris Dudley (C)  United States San Antonio Spurs Yale
79 Jack Haley (C)  United States Chicago Bulls UCLA
90 Theofanis Christodoulou (PF)  Greece Atlanta Hawks Panionios (Greece)
100 Ronnie Grandison (SF)  United States Denver Nuggets New Orleans
127 Sarunas Marciulionis (SG)  Soviet Union
( Lithuania)
Golden State Warriors Statyba Vilnius (USSR)

Notable undrafted players



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