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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.


Round 1

Pick Player School Team
1 Patrick Ewing (C) Georgetown Hoyas Sr. New York Knicks
2 Wayman Tisdale (PF) Oklahoma Sooners Jr. New York Knicks
3 Benoit Benjamin (C) Creighton Bluejays Jr. Los Angeles Clippers
4 Xavier McDaniel Wichita State Shockers Sr. Seattle SuperSonics
5 Jon Koncak (C) SMU Mustangs Sr. Atlanta Hawks
6 Joe Kleine (C) Arkansas Razorbacks Sr. Sacramento Kings
7 Chris Mullin (SF) St. John's Red Storm Sr. Golden State Warriors
8 Detlef Schrempf (PF/SF) Washington Huskies Sr. Dallas Mavericks (from Cleveland)
9 Charles Oakley (PF) Virginia Union Panthers Sr. Cleveland Cavaliers*
10 Ed Pinckney (PF) Villanova Wildcats Sr. Phoenix Suns
11 Keith Lee (C) Memphis Tigers Sr. Chicago Bulls
12 Kenny Green (SF) Wake Forest Demon Deacons Jr. Washington Bullets
13 Karl Malone (PF) Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Jr. Utah Jazz
14 Alfredrick Hughes (SG) Loyola (IL) Ramblers Sr. San Antonio Spurs
15 Blair Rasmussen (C) Oregon Ducks Sr. Denver Nuggets (from Portland)
16 Bill Wennington (C) St. John's Red Storm Sr. Dallas Mavericks (from New Jersey)
17 Uwe Blab (C) Indiana Hoosiers Sr. Dallas Mavericks
18 Joe Dumars (SG) McNeese State Cowboys Sr. Detroit Pistons
19 Steve Harris (SG) Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sr. Houston Rockets
20 Sam Vincent (SG) Michigan State Spartans Sr. Boston Celtics (from Denver via Dallas)
21 Terry Catledge (PF) South Alabama Jaguars Sr. Philadelphia 76ers
22 Jerry Reynolds LSU Jr. Milwaukee Bucks
23 A.C. Green (PF) Oregon State Beavers Sr. Los Angeles Lakers
24 Terry Porter (PG) Wisconsin–Stevens Point Sr. Portland Trail Blazers (from Boston via Dallas)

* compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien

Round 2

Pick Player School Team
25 Mike Smrek (C) Canisius Sr. Portland Trail Blazers
26 Bill Martin (SF) Georgetown Hoyas Sr. Indiana Pacers
27 Dwayne McClain (SG) Villanova Wildcats Sr. Indiana Pacers
28 Ken Johnson Michigan State Spartans Chicago Bulls
29 Mike Brittain (C) South Carolina Gamecocks Sr. San Antonio Spurs
30 Calvin Duncan (G) Virginia Commonwealth Rams Sr. Cleveland Cavaliers
31 Manute Bol (C) Bridgeport Purple Knights Fr. Washington Bullets
32 Nick Vanos (C) Santa Clara Sr. Phoenix Suns
33 Greg Stokes (F/C) Iowa Hawkeyes Sr. Philadelphia 76ers
34 Aubrey Sherrod (SG) Wichita State Shockers Sr. Chicago Bulls
35 Tyrone Corbin (SF/PF) DePaul Blue Demons Sr. San Antonio Spurs
36 Yvon Joseph (C) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Sr. New Jersey Nets
37 Carey Scurry (SF) Long Island Blackbirds Sr. Utah Jazz
38 Fernando Martín (PF) Real Madrid (Spain) New Jersey Nets
39 George Montgomery (PF) Illinois Fighting Illini Sr. Portland Trail Blazers
40 Mark Acres (F/C) Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Sr. Dallas Mavericks
41 Lorenzo Charles (PF) North Carolina State Wolfpack Sr. Atlanta Hawks
42 Bobby Lee Hurt (G) Alabama Crimson Tide Sr. Golden State Warriors
43 Barry Stevens (G/F) Iowa State Cyclones Sr. Denver Nuggets
44 Voise Winters (SG) Bradley Braves Sr. Philadelphia 76ers
30 John "Hot Rod" Williams (PF) Tulane Green Wave Sr. Cleveland Cavaliers
46 Adrian Branch (SF) Maryland Terrapins Sr. Chicago Bulls (from L.A. Lakers)
47 Gerald Wilkins (SG) Chattanooga Mocs Sr. New York Knicks (from Boston)

Round 3

Pick Player School Team
48 Kenny Patterson (G) DePaul Blue Demons Sr. Indiana Pacers
49 Brad Wright (PF) UCLA Bruins Sr. Golden State Warriors
50 Leonard Allen (PF) San Diego State Aztecs Sr. Dallas Mavericks
51 Charles Bradley (G-F) South Florida Bulls Sr. Sacramento Kings
52 Anicet Lavodrama (PF) Houston Baptist Huskies Sr. Los Angeles Clippers
53 Rolando Lamb (PG) Virginia Commonwealth Rams Sr. Seattle SuperSonics
54 Sam Mitchell (SF) Mercer Bears Sr. Houston Rockets (from San Antonio via Atlanta)
55 Herb Johnson (PF) Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sr. Cleveland Cavaliers
56 Jerry Everett (SG) Lamar Cardinals Sr. Phoenix Suns
57 Michael Payne (PF) Iowa Hawkeyes Sr. Houston Rockets
58 Vernon Moore (PG) Creighton Bluejays Sr. Washington Bullets
59 Sedric Toney (G) Dayton Flyers Sr. Atlanta Hawks
60 Andre Goode (PF) Northwestern Wildcats Sr. Detroit Pistons
61 Perry Young (G) Virginia Tech Hokies Sr. Portland Trail Blazers
62 Nigel Miguel (G-F) UCLA Bruins Sr. New Jersey Nets
63 Harold Keeling (G) Santa Clara Broncos Sr. Dallas Mavericks
64 Richie Johnson (PF) Evansville Purple Aces Sr. Detroit Pistons
65 Ken Perry (PF) Southern Illinois Salukis Sr. Washington Bullets
66 Michael Adams (PG) Boston College Eagles Sr. Sacramento Kings (from Denver)
67 Steve Black (G) La Salle Explorers Sr. Philadelphia 76ers
68 Eugene McDowell (PF) Creighton Bluejays Sr. Milwaukee Bucks
69 Mike Brown (PF) Georgetown Hoyas Sr. Chicago Bulls
70 Andre Battle (SG) Loyola (IL) Ramblers Sr. Boston Celtics

Round 4

Pick Player School Team


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