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

Round two

Eric Snow

Eric Snow, the 43rd pick of the Milwaukee Bucks

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

References

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