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LeBron James preparing to shoot a free throw.
LeBron James was one of the most anticipated first overall draft picks in recent years.[1]

The National Basketball Association's first overall pick is the player who is selected first among all eligible draftees by a team during the annual National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. The first pick is awarded to the team that wins the NBA Draft Lottery; in most cases, that team had a losing record in the previous season. The team with the first pick attracts plenty of media attention,[2] as does the player who is selected with that pick.

Ten first picks have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award: Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (record six-time winner), Bill Walton, Magic Johnson (three-time winner), Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan (two-time winner), and LeBron James.

China's Yao Ming (2002) and Italy's Andrea Bargnani (2006) are the only two players without competitive experience in the United States to be drafted first overall. Five other international players with U.S. college experience have been drafted first overall—Mychal Thompson (Bahamas) in 1978, Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria) in 1984, Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands) in 1997, Michael Olowokandi (Nigeria) in 1998, and Andrew Bogut (Australia) in 2005. Duncan is an American citizen, but is considered an "international" player by the NBA because he was not born in one of the fifty states or Washington, D.C.[3]

Note that the drafts between 1947 and 1949 were held by the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The Basketball Association of America became the National Basketball Association after absorbing teams from the National Basketball League in the fall of 1949. Official NBA publications include the BAA Drafts as part of the NBA's draft history.

Contents

Key

^ Denotes player who have been selected to the All-Star Game
* Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame
^* Denotes Hall of Famers who have been selected to the All-Star Game
Player
(in italic text)
Rookie of the Year
PPG Points per game[a]
APG Assists per game[a]
RPG Rebounds per game[a]

List of first overall picks

Draft Selected by Player Nationality College/high school/former club PPG[a] RPG[a] APG[a] Ref.
1947 Pittsburgh Ironmen McNeely, CliftonClifton McNeely[b]  USA Texas Wesleyan &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 [b]
1948 Providence Steamrollers Tonkovich, AndyAndy Tonkovich  USA Marshall &0000000000000002.6000002.6 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &0000000000000000.6000000.6 [4]
1949 Providence Steamrollers Shannon, HowieHowie Shannon[c]  USA Kansas State &0000000000000013.40000013.4 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &0000000000000002.3000002.3 [5]
1950 Boston Celtics Share, CharlieCharlie Share[d]  USA Bowling Green &0000000000000003.9000003.9 &0000000000000005.3000005.3 &0000000000000001.0000001.0 [6]
1951 Baltimore Bullets Melchiorre, GeneGene Melchiorre[e]  USA Bradley &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 [e]
1952 Milwaukee Hawks Workman, MarkMark Workman[f]  USA West Virginia &0000000000000005.1000005.1 &0000000000000003.0000003.0 &0000000000000000.6000000.6 [7]
1953 Baltimore Bullets Felix, RayRay Felix^[g]  USA Long Island &0000000000000017.60000017.6 &0000000000000013.30000013.3 &0000000000000001.1000001.1 [8]
1954 Baltimore Bullets Selvy, FrankFrank Selvy^  USA Furman &0000000000000019.00000019.0 &0000000000000005.5000005.5 &0000000000000003.5000003.5 [9]
1955 Milwaukee Hawks Ricketts, DickDick Ricketts[h]  USA Duquesne &0000000000000008.9000008.9 &0000000000000007.2000007.2 &0000000000000003.0000003.0 [10]
1956 Rochester Royals Green, SihugoSihugo Green[i]  USA Duquesne &0000000000000011.50000011.5 &0000000000000005.2000005.2 &0000000000000003.6000003.6 [11]
1957 Cincinnati Royals Hundley, RodRod Hundley^  USA West Virginia &0000000000000007.0000007.0 &0000000000000002.9000002.9 &0000000000000001.9000001.9 [12]
1958 Minneapolis Lakers Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor^*[j]  USA Seattle &0000000000000024.90000024.9 &0000000000000015.00000015.0 &0000000000000004.1000004.1 [13]
1959 Cincinnati Royals Boozer, BobBob Boozer^[k]  USA Kansas State &0000000000000008.4000008.4 &0000000000000006.2000006.2 &0000000000000001.4000001.4 [14]
1960 Cincinnati Royals Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson^*  USA Cincinnati &0000000000000030.50000030.5 &0000000000000010.10000010.1 &0000000000000009.7000009.7 [15]
1961 Chicago Packers Bellamy, WaltWalt Bellamy^*  USA Indiana &0000000000000031.60000031.6 &0000000000000019.00000019.0 &0000000000000002.7000002.7 [16]
1962 Chicago Zephyrs McGill, BillBill McGill[l]  USA Utah &0000000000000007.4000007.4 &0000000000000002.7000002.7 &0000000000000000.6000000.6 [17]
1963 New York Knicks Heyman, ArtArt Heyman[m]  USA Duke &0000000000000015.40000015.4 &0000000000000004.0000004.0 &0000000000000003.4000003.4 [18]
1964 New York Knicks Barnes, JimJim Barnes[n]  USA Texas Western &0000000000000015.50000015.5 &0000000000000009.7000009.7 &0000000000000001.2000001.2 [19]
1965 San Francisco Warriors Hetzel, FredFred Hetzel[o]  USA Davidson &0000000000000006.8000006.8 &0000000000000005.2000005.2 &0000000000000000.5000000.5 [20]
1966 New York Knicks Russell, CazzieCazzie Russell^  USA Michigan &0000000000000011.30000011.3 &0000000000000003.3000003.3 &0000000000000002.4000002.4 [21]
1967 Detroit Pistons Walker, JimmyJimmy Walker^  USA Providence &0000000000000008.8000008.8 &0000000000000001.7000001.7 &0000000000000002.8000002.8 [22]
1968 San Diego Rockets Hayes, ElvinElvin Hayes^*  USA Houston &0000000000000028.40000028.4 &0000000000000017.10000017.1 &0000000000000001.4000001.4 [23]
1969 Milwaukee Bucks Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor^*[p]  USA UCLA &0000000000000028.80000028.8 &0000000000000014.50000014.5 &0000000000000004.1000004.1 [24]
1970 Detroit Pistons Lanier, BobBob Lanier^*  USA St. Bonaventure &0000000000000015.60000015.6 &0000000000000008.1000008.1 &0000000000000001.8000001.8 [25]
1971 Cleveland Cavaliers Carr, AustinAustin Carr^  USA Notre Dame &0000000000000021.20000021.2 &0000000000000003.5000003.5 &0000000000000003.4000003.4 [26]
1972 Portland Trail Blazers Martin, LaRueLaRue Martin  USA Loyola (Chicago) &0000000000000004.4000004.4 &0000000000000004.6000004.6 &0000000000000000.5000000.5 [27]
1973 Philadelphia 76ers Collins, DougDoug Collins^  USA Illinois State &0000000000000008.0000008.0 &0000000000000001.8000001.8 &0000000000000001.6000001.6 [28]
1974 Portland Trail Blazers Walton, BillBill Walton^*  USA UCLA &0000000000000012.80000012.8 &0000000000000012.60000012.6 &0000000000000004.8000004.8 [29]
1975 Atlanta Hawks Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson^*[q]  USA NC State &0000000000000026.00000026.0 &0000000000000006.3000006.3 &0000000000000003.7000003.7 [30]
1976 Houston Rockets Lucas, JohnJohn Lucas  USA Maryland &0000000000000011.10000011.1 &0000000000000002.7000002.7 &0000000000000005.6000005.6 [31]
1977 Milwaukee Bucks Benson, KentKent Benson  USA Indiana &0000000000000007.7000007.7 &0000000000000004.3000004.3 &0000000000000001.4000001.4 [32]
1978 Portland Trail Blazers Thompson, MychalMychal Thompson  BHS Minnesota &0000000000000014.70000014.7 &0000000000000008.3000008.3 &0000000000000002.4000002.4 [33]
1979 Los Angeles Lakers Johnson, EarvinEarvin Johnson^*  USA Michigan State &0000000000000018.00000018.0 &0000000000000007.7000007.7 &0000000000000007.3000007.3 [34]
1980 Golden State Warriors Carroll, Joe BarryJoe Barry Carroll^  USA Purdue &0000000000000018.90000018.9 &0000000000000009.3000009.3 &0000000000000001.4000001.4 [35]
1981 Dallas Mavericks Aguirre, MarkMark Aguirre^  USA DePaul &0000000000000018.70000018.7 &0000000000000004.9000004.9 &0000000000000003.2000003.2 [36]
1982 Los Angeles Lakers Worthy, JamesJames Worthy^*  USA North Carolina &0000000000000013.40000013.4 &0000000000000005.2000005.2 &0000000000000001.7000001.7 [37]
1983 Houston Rockets Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson^  USA Virginia &0000000000000021.00000021.0 &0000000000000011.10000011.1 &0000000000000002.0000002.0 [38]
1984 Houston Rockets Olajuwon, AkeemAkeem Olajuwon^*[r]  NGA[r] Houston &0000000000000020.60000020.6 &0000000000000011.90000011.9 &0000000000000001.4000001.4 [39]
1985 New York Knicks Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing^*  USA[s] Georgetown &0000000000000020.00000020.0 &0000000000000009.0000009.0 &0000000000000002.0000002.0 [40]
1986 Cleveland Cavaliers Daugherty, BradBrad Daugherty^  USA North Carolina &0000000000000015.70000015.7 &0000000000000008.1000008.1 &0000000000000003.8000003.8 [41]
1987 San Antonio Spurs Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson^*[t]  USA Navy &0000000000000024.30000024.3 &0000000000000012.00000012.0 &0000000000000002.0000002.0 [42]
1988 Los Angeles Clippers Manning, DannyDanny Manning^  USA Kansas &0000000000000016.70000016.7 &0000000000000006.6000006.6 &0000000000000003.1000003.1 [43]
1989 Sacramento Kings Ellison, PervisPervis Ellison  USA Louisville &0000000000000008.0000008.0 &0000000000000005.8000005.8 &0000000000000001.9000001.9 [44]
1990 New Jersey Nets Coleman, DerrickDerrick Coleman^  USA Syracuse &0000000000000018.40000018.4 &0000000000000010.30000010.3 &0000000000000002.2000002.2 [45]
1991 Charlotte Hornets Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson^  USA UNLV &0000000000000019.20000019.2 &0000000000000011.00000011.0 &0000000000000003.6000003.6 [46]
1992 Orlando Magic O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal^  USA LSU &0000000000000023.40000023.4 &0000000000000013.90000013.9 &0000000000000001.9000001.9 [47]
1993 Orlando Magic Webber, ChrisChris Webber^  USA Michigan &0000000000000017.50000017.5 &0000000000000009.1000009.1 &0000000000000003.6000003.6 [48]
1994 Milwaukee Bucks Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson^  USA Purdue &0000000000000021.90000021.9 &0000000000000006.4000006.4 &0000000000000002.5000002.5 [49]
1995 Golden State Warriors Smith, JoeJoe Smith  USA Maryland &0000000000000015.30000015.3 &0000000000000008.7000008.7 &0000000000000001.0000001.0 [50]
1996 Philadelphia 76ers Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson^  USA Georgetown &0000000000000023.50000023.5 &0000000000000004.1000004.1 &0000000000000007.5000007.5 [51]
1997 San Antonio Spurs Duncan, TimTim Duncan^  USA[u] Wake Forest &0000000000000021.10000021.1 &0000000000000011.90000011.9 &0000000000000002.7000002.7 [52]
1998 Los Angeles Clippers Olowokandi, MichaelMichael Olowokandi  NGA Pacific &0000000000000008.9000008.9 &0000000000000007.9000007.9 &0000000000000000.6000000.6 [53]
1999 Chicago Bulls Brand, EltonElton Brand^[v]  USA Duke &0000000000000020.10000020.1 &0000000000000010.00000010.0 &0000000000000001.9000001.9 [54]
2000 New Jersey Nets Martin, KenyonKenyon Martin^  USA Cincinnati &0000000000000012.00000012.0 &0000000000000007.4000007.4 &0000000000000001.9000001.9 [55]
2001 Washington Wizards Brown, KwameKwame Brown  USA Glynn Academy HS (Brunswick, GA) &0000000000000004.5000004.5 &0000000000000003.5000003.5 &0000000000000000.8000000.8 [56]
2002 Houston Rockets Yao Ming^  CHN Shanghai Sharks (China) &0000000000000013.50000013.5 &0000000000000008.2000008.2 &0000000000000001.7000001.7 [57]
2003 Cleveland Cavaliers James, LeBronLeBron James^  USA St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (Akron, OH) &0000000000000020.90000020.9 &0000000000000005.5000005.5 &0000000000000005.9000005.9 [58]
2004 Orlando Magic Howard, DwightDwight Howard^  USA SACA (Atlanta, GA) &0000000000000012.00000012.0 &0000000000000010.00000010.0 &0000000000000000.9000000.9 [59]
2005 Milwaukee Bucks Bogut, AndrewAndrew Bogut  AUS Utah &0000000000000009.4000009.4 &0000000000000007.0000007.0 &0000000000000002.3000002.3 [60]
2006 Toronto Raptors Bargnani, AndreaAndrea Bargnani  ITA Benetton Treviso (Italy) &0000000000000011.60000011.6 &0000000000000003.9000003.9 &0000000000000000.8000000.8 [61]
2007 Portland Trail Blazers Oden, GregGreg Oden[w]  USA Ohio State &0000000000000008.9000008.9 &0000000000000007.0000007.0 &0000000000000000.5000000.5 [62]
2008 Chicago Bulls Rose, DerrickDerrick Rose^  USA Memphis &0000000000000016.80000016.8 &0000000000000003.9000003.9 &0000000000000006.3000006.3 [63]
2009 Los Angeles Clippers Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin[x]  USA Oklahoma &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.000000 [64]

Notes

  • a  All statistics are taken from the players' respective rookie season unless otherwise noted.
  • b  Clifton McNeely never played professional basketball. Instead, he became a basketball coach for Pampa High School in Texas.[65][66]
  • c  Howie Shannon was the first overall pick, although Ed Macauley and Vern Mikkelsen had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[67]
  • d  Charlie Share did not play in the 1950–51 season. His rookie statistics are from the 1951–52 season.[6] Share was the first overall pick, although Paul Arizin had been taken before the draft as the Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick.[68]
  • e  Gene Melchiorre never played in the NBA. He was banned for life from the NBA due to his involvement in the CCNY Point Shaving Scandal.[69] Melchiorre was the first overall pick, although Myer Skoog had been taken before the draft as the Minneapolis Lakers' territorial pick.[70]
  • f  Mark Workman was the first overall pick, although Bill Mlkvy had been taken before the draft as the Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick.[71]
  • g  Ray Felix was the first overall pick, although Ernie Beck and Walter Dukes had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[72]
  • h  Dick Ricketts was the first overall pick, although Dick Garmaker and Tom Gola had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[73]
  • i  Sihugo Green was the first overall pick, although Tom Heinsohn had been taken before the draft as the Boston Celtics' territorial pick.[74]
  • j  Elgin Baylor was the first overall pick, although Guy Rodgers had been taken before the draft as the Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick.[75]
  • k  Bob Boozer was the first overall pick, although Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Ferry had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[76]
  • l  Bill McGill was the first overall pick, although Dave DeBusschere and Jerry Lucas had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[77]
  • m  Art Heyman was the first overall pick, although Tom Thacker had been taken before the draft as the Cincinnati Royals' territorial pick.[78]
  • n  Jim Barnes was the first overall pick, although Walt Hazzard and George Wilson had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[79]
  • o  Fred Hetzel was the first overall pick, although Bill Bradley, Bill Buntin and Gail Goodrich had been taken before the draft as their teams' territorial picks.[80]
  • p  Before the 1971–72 season, Lew Alcindor converted to Islam and changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.[81]
  • q  David Thompson played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) in the 1975–76 season and did not play in the NBA until 1976. His rookie statistics are from the 1976–77 season.[30]
  • r  Hakeem Olajuwon was born in Nigeria, but became a naturalized United States citizen in 1993. When he arrived in the United States, the University of Houston incorrectly spelled his first name "Akeem". Olajuwon used that spelling until March 9, 1991, when he announced that he would add an H.[82][83]
  • s  Patrick Ewing was born in Jamaica, but had become a naturalized United States citizen while at Georgetown.[84] He represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[85]
  • t  David Robinson did not play in the NBA until 1989 due to commitments to the United States Navy.[86] His rookie statistics are from the 1989–90 season.[42]
  • u  Tim Duncan is a United States citizen by birth, as are all natives of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Because of this citizenship arrangement, Duncan has played for the U.S. internationally.[87]
  • v  Elton Brand shared Rookie of the Year honors with Steve Francis of the Houston Rockets.[88]
  • w  Greg Oden underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee before the 2007–08 season, and missed the entire season. His rookie statistics are from the 2008–09 season.[89]
  • x  Blake Griffin injured his left kneecap in a pre-season game. On Jauary 13, 2010, it was announced that he will have surgery and will miss the entire season.[90]

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  52. ^ "Tim Duncan". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/duncati01.html. Retrieved June 20, 2008. 
  53. ^ "Michael Olowokandi". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/o/olowomi01.html. Retrieved June 20, 2008. 
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