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The 1995 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 1995 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

It marked the first NBA draft for the two Canadian expansion teams, Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies. Kevin Garnett, who was taken fifth in this draft, is notable for being the first player in two decades to be selected straight out of high school, and will likely be in the Basketball Hall of Fame after retirement. Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse also had successful careers, being four-time and two-time All-Stars respectively. Wallace won an NBA championship in 2004 with the Detroit Pistons, while Stackhouse scored the most total points in the league in 2000, also with the Pistons.

The other remaining top selections had relatively productive careers, but were considered to have never reached their full potential. Joe Smith put up solid, but unspectacular numbers throughout his career and is generally considered a disappointment for a first overall selection. He was also involved in a salary cap scandal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[1] [2] Antonio McDyess was a one-time All-Star, but serious and continuing knee injuries decreased much of his effectiveness in the prime of his career. Damon Stoudamire was the 1995-96 NBA Rookie of the Year and had a solid career although he was arrested, suspended and fined several times for marijuana possession. Bryant Reeves impressed early in his career but a season after being granted a six-year, $61.8 million contract extension, his numbers went down due to weight and back problems and he retired after only playing six NBA seasons. [3]

This draft was also notable for two of the biggest busts in NBA history, Ed O'Bannon and Shawn Respert.[4] O'Bannon had received national accolades for leading the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Championship, but only played two years in the NBA. Respert played only four seasons in the NBA, while secretly hiding that he was suffering from Stomach Cancer.[5] [6]

* 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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Antonio McDyess, the 2nd pick of the Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Denver

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Rasheed Wallace, the 4th pick of the Washington Bullets

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Kevin Garnett, the 5th pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
1 Joe Smith (PF/C) Flag of the United States.png Golden State Warriors Maryland-So.
2 Antonio McDyess* (PF) U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Denver)[a] Alabama-So.
3 Jerry Stackhouse+ (SG) U.S. Flag.png Philadelphia 76ers North Carolina-So.
4 Rasheed Wallace+ (PF) U.S. Flag.png Washington Bullets North Carolina-So.
5 Kevin Garnett* (PF/C) U.S. Flag.png Minnesota Timberwolves Farragut Academy HS (Chicago)
6 Bryant Reeves (C) U.S. Flag.png Vancouver Grizzlies Oklahoma State-Sr.
7 Damon Stoudamire (PG) U.S. Flag.png Toronto Raptors Arizona-Sr.
8 Shawn Respert (SG) U.S. Flag.png Portland Trail Blazers (from Detroit, traded to Milwaukee) Michigan State-Sr.
9 Ed O'Bannon (SF) U.S. Flag.png New Jersey Nets UCLA-Sr.
10 Kurt Thomas (PF/C) U.S. Flag.png Miami Heat TCU-Sr.
11 Gary Trent (PF) U.S. Flag.png Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Portland) Ohio-Jr.
12 Cherokee Parks (C) U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks Duke-Sr.
13 Corliss Williamson (PF) U.S. Flag.png Sacramento Kings Arkansas-Jr.
14 Eric Williams (SF) U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics Providence-Sr.
15 Brent Barry (SG) U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets (traded to L.A. Clippers)[a] Oregon State-Sr.
16 Alan Henderson (PF) U.S. Flag.png Atlanta Hawks Indiana-Sr.
17 Bob Sura (SG) U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers Florida State-Sr.
18 Theo Ratliff+ (PF) U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons (from Portland) Wyoming-Sr.
19 Randolph Childress (PG) U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons (from Houston via Portland) Wake Forest-Sr.
20 Jason Caffey (PF) U.S. Flag.png Chicago Bulls Alabama-Sr.
21 Michael Finley+ (SF) U.S. Flag.png Phoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers) Wisconsin-Sr.
22 George Zidek (C) Template:CZE Charlotte Hornets UCLA-Sr.
23 Travis Best (PG) U.S. Flag.png Indiana Pacers Georgia Tech-Sr.
24 Loren Meyer (PF) U.S. Flag.png Dallas Mavericks (from New York) Iowa State-Sr.
25 David Vaughn (PF/C) U.S. Flag.png Orlando Magic Memphis-Jr.
26 Sherell Ford (PF) U.S. Flag.png Seattle SuperSonics Illinois-Chicago-Sr.
27 Mario Bennett (PF) U.S. Flag.png Phoenix Suns Arizona State-Jr.
28 Greg Ostertag (C) U.S. Flag.png Utah Jazz Kansas-Sr.
29 Cory Alexander (PG) U.S. Flag.png San Antonio Spurs Virginia-Jr.

Round two

Eric Snow, the 43rd pick of the Milwaukee Bucks

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team School/Club Team
30 Lou Roe (F) U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons Massachusetts
31 Dragan Tarlać (C) Template:FR-YUG
Template:GRC
Chicago Bulls Olympiakos (Greece)
32 Terrence Rencher (G) U.S. Flag.png Washington Bullets Texas
33 Junior Burrough (F) U.S. Flag.png Boston Celtics Virginia
34 Andrew DeClercq (PF/C) U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors Florida
35 Jimmy King (G) U.S. Flag.png Toronto Raptors Michigan
36 Lawrence Moten (G) U.S. Flag.png Vancouver Grizzlies Syracuse
37 Frankie King (G) U.S. Flag.png Los Angeles Lakers Western Carolina
38 Rashard Griffith (C) U.S. Flag.png Milwaukee Bucks Wisconsin
39 Donny Marshall (F) U.S. Flag.png Cleveland Cavaliers Connecticut
40 Dwayne Whitfield (F) U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors Jackson State
41 Erik Meek (C) U.S. Flag.png Houston Rockets Duke
42 Donnie Boyce (G) U.S. Flag.png Atlanta Hawks Colorado
43 Eric Snow (PG) U.S. Flag.png Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State
44 Anthony Pelle (C) U.S. Flag.png Denver Nuggets Fresno State
45 Troy Brown (F/C) U.S. Flag.png Atlanta Hawks Providence
46 George Banks (F) U.S. Flag.png Miami Heat UTEP
47 Tyus Edney (G) U.S. Flag.png Sacramento Kings UCLA
48 Mark Davis (G/F) U.S. Flag.png Minnesota Timberwolves Texas Tech
49 Jerome Allen (G) U.S. Flag.png Minnesota Timberwolves Pennsylvania
50 Martin Lewis (F) U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors Seward County CC (Kansas)
51 Dejan Bodiroga (SF) Template:FR-YUG Sacramento Kings Olimpia (Stefanel) Milano (Italy)
52 Fred Hoiberg (SG) U.S. Flag.png Indiana Pacers Iowa State
53 Constantin Popa (C) Template:ROU Los Angeles Clippers Miami (FL)
54 Eurelijus Žukauskas (C) Template:LTU Seattle SuperSonics Neptunas (Lithuania)
55 Michael McDonald (C) U.S. Flag.png Golden State Warriors New Orleans
56 Chris Carr (G) U.S. Flag.png Phoenix Suns Southern Illinois
57 Cuonzo Martin (G/F) U.S. Flag.png Atlanta Hawks Purdue
58 Don Reid (F) U.S. Flag.png Detroit Pistons Georgetown

Notable undrafted players

Trades involving draft picks

Draft day trades

The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft.

  • a The Los Angeles Clippers traded Randy Woods and the draft rights of Antonio McDyess to the Denver Nuggets for Rodney Rogers and the draft rights to Brent Barry.

References

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