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The 1987 Draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA) was held 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.

Other notable selections include Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, Kenny Smith (player and future commentator), Horace Grant, future Boston Celtics Captain Reggie Lewis, 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.

^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s) and (an) All-NBA Team(s)
+ Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)
x Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)

Round one

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Scottie Pippen, the 5th pick

Kevin Johnson, the 7th pick

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Reggie Miller, the 11th pick

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 David Robinson^ (C) Flag of the United States.png United States San Antonio Spurs Navy-Sr.
2 Armon Gilliam (PF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Phoenix Suns UNLV-Sr.
3 Dennis Hopson (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States New Jersey Nets Ohio State-Sr.
4 Reggie Williams (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Los Angeles Clippers Georgetown-Sr.
5 Scottie Pippen^ (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Seattle SuperSonics (from New York, traded to Chicago for Olden Polynice) Central Arkansas-Sr.
6 Kenny Smith (PG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Sacramento Kings North Carolina-Sr.
7 Kevin Johnson* (PG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers California-Sr.
8 Olden Polynice (C) Template:HAI Chicago Bulls (from Denver via New York, traded to Seattle for Scottie Pippen) Virginia
9 Derrick McKey (SF/PF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Seattle SuperSonics Alabama-Jr.
10 Horace Grant+ (PF/C) Template:Country Flag United States United States Chicago Bulls Clemson-Sr.
11 Reggie Miller* (SG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Indiana Pacers UCLA-Sr.
12 Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (PG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Washington Bullets Wake Forest-Sr.
13 Joe Wolf (C) Template:Country Flag United States United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Houston) North Carolina-Sr.
14 Tellis Frank (PF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Golden State Warriors Western Kentucky-Sr.
15 José Ortiz (PF) Template:PRI Utah Jazz Oregon State-Sr.
16 Christian Welp (C) Template:FRG Philadelphia 76ers Washington-Sr.
17 Ronnie Murphy (SG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Portland Trail Blazers Jacksonville-Sr.
18 Mark Jackson+ (PG) Template:Country Flag United States United States New York Knicks (from Milwaukee via Seattle) St. John’s-Sr.
19 Ken Norman (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Detroit) Illinois-Sr.
20 Jim Farmer (SG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Dallas Mavericks Alabama-Sr.
21 Matt Roberson (F) Template:Country Flag United States United States Atlanta Hawks Georgia State University-Sr.
22 Reggie Lewis+ (SG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Boston Celtics Northeastern-Sr.
23 Greg Anderson (PF) Template:Country Flag United States 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) Template:Country Flag United States United States Dallas Mavericks Indiana
28 Rickie Winslow (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Chicago Bulls Houston
39 Vincent Askew (SG-SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Philadelphia 76ers Memphis State
40 Winston Garland (PG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Milwaukee Bucks Southwest Missouri State
45 Brad Lohaus (PF-C) Template:Country Flag United States United States Boston Celtics Iowa
52 Donald Royal (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers University of Notre Dame
63 Kevin Gamble (SG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Portland Trail Blazers Iowa
68 Billy Donovan (PG) Template:Country Flag United States United States Utah Jazz Providence
75 Chris Dudley (C) Template:Country Flag United States United States San Antonio Spurs Yale
79 Jack Haley (C) Template:Country Flag United States United States Chicago Bulls UCLA
90 Theofanis Christodoulou (PF) Template:GRE Atlanta Hawks Panionios (Greece)
100 Ronnie Grandison (SF) Template:Country Flag United States United States Denver Nuggets New Orleans
127 Sarunas Marciulionis (SG) Template:URS
(Template:LTU)
Golden State Warriors Statyba Vilnius (USSR)

Notable undrafted players

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