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The 1990 NBA Draft took place on June 27, 1990 in New York City, New York. This draft produced only one perennial All-Star (Gary Payton). Among the 54 picks, Payton is the only player to appear in more than one All-Star game, and he is a likely candidate for the Hall of Fame. Names in bold represent players who have been selected for the All-NBA Team.

The player projected to be the top pick by many media outlets and draft analysts was Loyola Marymount's Hank Gathers. Gathers died of a heart attack while playing in the West Coast Conference semifinal game on March 4, 1990.

Round one

= All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Derrick Coleman (PF/C)  United States New Jersey Nets Syracuse-Sr.
2 Gary Payton (PG)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Oregon State-Sr.
3 Chris Jackson (PG)  United States Denver Nuggets (from Miami) LSU-So.
4 Dennis Scott (SG/SF)  United States Orlando Magic Georgia Tech-Jr.
5 Kendall Gill (SG)  United States Charlotte Hornets Illinois-Sr.
6 Felton Spencer (C)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Louisville-Sr.
7 Lionel Simmons (SF)  United States Sacramento Kings La Salle-Sr.
8 Bo Kimble (SG)  United States Los Angeles Clippers Loyola Marymount-Sr.
9 Willie Burton (SG)  United States Miami Heat (from Washington via Dallas and Denver) Minnesota-Sr.
10 Rumeal Robinson (PG)  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Golden State) Michigan-Sr.
11 Tyrone Hill (PF)  United States Golden State Warriors (from Atlanta) Xavier-Sr.
12 Alec Kessler (PF)  United States Houston Rockets (traded to Miami for Carl Herrera and the rights to Dave Jamerson) Georgia-Sr.
13 Loy Vaught (PF)  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Cleveland) Michigan-Sr.
14 Travis Mays (PG)  United States Sacramento Kings (from Indiana) Texas-Sr.
15 Dave Jamerson (SG)  United States Miami Heat (from Denver; traded with Carl Herrera to Houston for the rights to Alec Kessler) Ohio-Sr.
16 Terry Mills (SF)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Michigan-Sr.
17 Jerrod Mustaf  United States New York Knicks Maryland-Sr.
18 Duane Causwell (C)  United States Sacramento (from Dallas) Temple-Sr.
19 Dee Brown (SG)  United States Boston Celtics Jacksonville-Sr.
20 Gerald Glass (SF/SG)  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Philadelphia) Ole Miss-Sr.
21 Jayson Williams (PF/C)  United States Phoenix Suns St. John's-Sr.
22 Tate George (SG)  United States New Jersey Nets (from Chicago) Connecticut-Sr.
23 Anthony Bonner  United States Sacramento Kings (from Utah) Saint Louis-Sr.
24 Dwayne Schintzius (C)  United States San Antonio Spurs Florida-Sr.
25 Alaa Abdelnaby (PF)  Egypt
 United States
Portland Trail Blazers Duke-Sr.
26 Lance Blanks  United States Detroit Pistons Texas-Sr.
27 Elden Campbell (PF/C)  United States Los Angeles Lakers Clemson-Sr.

Round two

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
28 Les Jepsen (C)  United States Golden State Warriors Iowa
29 Toni Kukoč (SF)  Yugoslavia
( Croatia)
Chicago Bulls (from Orlando) KK Split (Yugoslavia, now Croatia)
30 Carl Herrera (PF)  Venezuela Miami Heat Houston
31 Negele Knight (G)  United States Phoenix Suns Dayton
32 Brian Oliver (G)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Georgia Tech
33 Walter Palmer (C/F)  United States Utah Jazz Dartmouth
34 Kevin Pritchard (G)  United States Golden State Warriors Kansas
35 Greg Foster (F/C)  United States Washington Bullets UTEP
36 Trevor Wilson (F)  United States Atlanta Hawks UCLA
37 A.J. English (G)  United States Washington Bullets Virginia Union
38 Jud Buechler (F/G)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Arizona
39 Steve Scheffler (C/F)  United States Charlotte Hornets Purdue
40 Bimbo Coles (G)  United States Sacramento Kings Virginia Tech
41 Steve Bardo (G)  United States Atlanta Hawks Illinois
42 Marcus Liberty (F)  United States Denver Nuggets Illinois
43 Tony Massenburg (F)  United States San Antonio Spurs Maryland
44 Steve Henson (G)  United States Milwaukee Bucks Kansas State
45 Antonio Davis (F/C)  United States Indiana Pacers UTEP
46 Kenny Williams (F)  United States Indiana Pacers Elizabeth City State
47 Derek Strong (F)  United States Philadelphia 76ers Xavier
48 Cedric Ceballos (F)  United States Phoenix Suns Cal State Fullerton
49 Phil Henderson (SG)  United States Dallas Mavericks Duke
50 Miloš Babić (C)  Yugoslavia
( Serbia)
Phoenix Suns Tennessee Tech
51 Tony Smith (C)  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from San Antonio) Marquette
52 Stefano Rusconi (PF/C)  Italy Cleveland Cavaliers Ranger Varese(Italy)
53 Abdul Shamsid-Deen (C)  United States Seattle SuperSonics Providence
54 Sean Higgins (G/F)  United States San Antonio Spurs (from L.A. Lakers) Michigan

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