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The 1988 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 1988 in New York City, New York. The length was reduced from seven rounds in the previous year to three rounds. Names in bold had been selected into All-NBA Team.


Round one

= All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Danny Manning (PF)  United States Los Angeles Clippers Kansas
2 Rik Smits (C)  Netherlands Indiana Pacers Marist
3 Charles Smith (PF)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Sacramento) Pittsburgh
4 Chris Morris (SF)  United States New Jersey Nets Auburn
5 Mitch Richmond (SG)  United States Golden State Warriors Kansas State
6 Hersey Hawkins (SG)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Bradley
7 Tim Perry  United States Phoenix Suns Temple
8 Rex Chapman (SG)  United States Charlotte Hornets Kentucky
9 Rony Seikaly (C)  Lebanon
 United States
Miami Heat Syracuse
10 Willie Anderson (SG)  United States San Antonio Spurs Georgia
11 Will Perdue (C)  United States Chicago Bulls (from New York) Vanderbilt
12 Harvey Grant (PF)  United States Washington Bullets Oklahoma
13 Jeff Grayer (PG)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Iowa State
14 Dan Majerle (SF)  United States Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland) Central Michigan
15 Gary Grant (PG)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Michigan
16 Derrick Chievous (SG)  United States Houston Rockets Missouri
17 Eric Leckner (C)  United States Utah Jazz Wyoming
18 Ricky Berry  United States Sacramento Kings San Jose State
19 Rod Strickland (PG)  United States New York Knicks (from Chicago) DePaul
20 Kevin Edwards (SG)  United States Miami Heat (from Dallas) DePaul
21 Mark Bryant (PF)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Seton Hall
22 Randolph Keys  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Detroit via Phoenix) Southern Miss
23 Jerome Lane (PF)  United States Denver Nuggets Pittsburgh
24 Brian Shaw (SG)  United States Boston Celtics UC Santa Barbara
25 David Rivers (PG)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Notre Dame

Round two

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
26 Rolando Ferreira (C)  Brazil Portland Trail Blazers Houston
27 Shelton Jones (F)  United States San Antonio Spurs St. John's
28 Andrew Lang (C)  United States Phoenix Suns Arkansas
29 Vinny Del Negro (SG)  United States Sacramento Kings North Carolina State
30 Fennis Dembo (PF)  United States Detroit Pistons Wyoming
31 Everette Stephens (G)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Purdue
32 Charles Shackleford (F/C)  United States New Jersey Nets North Carolina State
33 Grant Long (F)  United States Miami Heat Eastern Michigan
34 Tom Tolbert (F/C)  United States Charlotte Hornets Arizona
35 Sylvester Gray (F)  United States Miami Heat Memphis State
36 Ledell Eackles (G/F)  United States Washington Bullets New Orleans
37 Greg Butler (C)  United States New York Knicks Stanford
38 Dean Garrett (C)  United States Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland) Indiana
39 Tito Horford (C)  Dominican Republic Milwaukee Bucks Miami (FL)
40 Orlando Graham (F)  United States Miami Heat Auburn-Montgomery
41 Keith Smart (G)  United States Golden State Warriors Indiana
42 Jeff Moe (SG)  United States Utah Jazz Iowa
43 Todd Mitchell (F)  United States Denver Nuggets Purdue
44 Anthony Taylor (G)  United States Atlanta Hawks Oregon
45 Tom Garrick (G)  United States Los Angeles Clippers Rhode Island
46 Morlon Wiley (G)  United States Dallas Mavericks Long Beach State
47 Vernon Maxwell (SG)  United States Denver Nuggets Florida
48 Micheal Williams (G)  United States Detroit Pistons Baylor
49 Jose Vargas (C/PF)  Dominican Republic Dallas Mavericks LSU
50 Steve Kerr (PG)  United States Phoenix Suns Arizona

Round three

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
51 Rob Lock (F)  United States Los Angeles Clippers Kentucky
52 Derrick Hamilton (SF)  United States New Jersey Nets Southern Miss
53 Anthony Mason (SF/PF)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Tennessee State
54 Jorge González (C)  Argentina Atlanta Hawks Sport Club de Cañada de Gómez (Argentina)
55 Rodney Johns (PG)  United States Phoenix Suns Grand Canyon
56 Barry Sumpter (F/C)  United States San Antonio Spurs Austin Peay
57 Hernan Montenegro (PF/C)  Argentina Philadelphia 76ers LSU
58 Jeff Moore (PF)  United States Charlotte Hornets Auburn
59 Simon deSouza (F)  United States New York Knicks BU
60 Ed Davender (PG)  United States Washington Bullets Kentucky
61 Herbert Crook (SF/SG)  United States Indiana Pacers Louisville
62 Derrick Lewis (PF)  United States Chicago Bulls Maryland
63 Mike Jones (PF)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Auburn
64 Winston Bennett (F)  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Kentucky
65 Corey Gaines (G)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Loyola Marymount
66 Dwight Boyd (SG)  United States Denver Nuggets Memphis State
67 Ricky Grace (G)  United States Utah Jazz Oklahoma
68 Darryl Middleton (PF)  United States Atlanta Hawks Baylor
69 Phil Stinnie (PF)  United States New York Knicks Virginia Commonwealth
70 Jerry Johnson (PG)  United States Dallas Mavericks Florida Southern
71 Craig Neal (G)  United States Portland Trail Blazers Georgia Tech
72 Lee Johnson (PF)  United States Detroit Pistons Norfolk State
73 Michael Anderson (G)  United States Indiana Pacers Drexel
74 Gerald Paddio (F/G)  United States Boston Celtics UNLV
75 Archie Marshall (SF)  United States San Antonio Spurs Kansas

Notable undrafted players


  • More players born in Lebanon were selected in this draft than any other:
    • Rony Seikaly, a citizen of both Lebanon and the U.S., played college ball at Syracuse.
    • Steve Kerr, who starred at Arizona, was also born in Lebanon. The son of academic Malcolm Kerr, he spent much of his childhood in the Middle East. The elder Kerr was the president of the American University of Beirut when he was murdered by Islamic militants in 1984.
  • Rod Strickland (no. 19) holds the rare distinction of being named to an All-NBA team (second team in 1997-98) without ever being picked for the All-Star game. Off all the NBA players drafted after 1951, only Drazen Petrovic (his career was tragically cut short by a fatal car accident) and current Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams hold the same distinction.
  • David Rivers (no. 25) was involved in a horrendous auto accident with his Notre Dame teammate Ken Barlow, but the two have since recovered and Barlow lives in Indianapolis.
  • Jorge Gonzalez (no. 54) later achieved fame as a professional wrestler, competing as El Gigante in WCW and Giant Gonzalez in the WWF.

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