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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 Golden State Warriors Maryland-So.
2 Antonio McDyess* (PF) Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Clippers (traded to Denver)[a] Alabama-So.
3 Jerry Stackhouse+ (SG) Flag of the United States United States Philadelphia 76ers North Carolina-So.
4 Rasheed Wallace+ (PF) Flag of the United States United States Washington Bullets North Carolina-So.
5 Kevin Garnett* (PF/C) Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Timberwolves Farragut Academy HS (Chicago)
6 Bryant Reeves (C) Flag of the United States United States Vancouver Grizzlies Oklahoma State-Sr.
7 Damon Stoudamire (PG) Flag of the United States United States Toronto Raptors Arizona-Sr.
8 Shawn Respert (SG) Flag of the United States United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Detroit, traded to Milwaukee) Michigan State-Sr.
9 Ed O'Bannon (SF) Flag of the United States United States New Jersey Nets UCLA-Sr.
10 Kurt Thomas (PF/C) Flag of the United States United States Miami Heat TCU-Sr.
11 Gary Trent (PF) Flag of the United States United States Milwaukee Bucks (traded to Portland) Ohio-Jr.
12 Cherokee Parks (C) Flag of the United States United States Dallas Mavericks Duke-Sr.
13 Corliss Williamson (PF) Flag of the United States United States Sacramento Kings Arkansas-Jr.
14 Eric Williams (SF) Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics Providence-Sr.
15 Brent Barry (SG) Flag of the United States United States Denver Nuggets (traded to L.A. Clippers)[a] Oregon State-Sr.
16 Alan Henderson (PF) Flag of the United States United States Atlanta Hawks Indiana-Sr.
17 Bob Sura (SG) Flag of the United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers Florida State-Sr.
18 Theo Ratliff+ (PF) Flag of the United States United States Detroit Pistons (from Portland) Wyoming-Sr.
19 Randolph Childress (PG) Flag of the United States United States Detroit Pistons (from Houston via Portland) Wake Forest-Sr.
20 Jason Caffey (PF) Flag of the United States United States Chicago Bulls Alabama-Sr.
21 Michael Finley+ (SF) Flag of the United States United States Phoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers) Wisconsin-Sr.
22 George Zidek (C) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Charlotte Hornets UCLA-Sr.
23 Travis Best (PG) Flag of the United States United States Indiana Pacers Georgia Tech-Sr.
24 Loren Meyer (PF) Flag of the United States United States Dallas Mavericks (from New York) Iowa State-Sr.
25 David Vaughn (PF/C) Flag of the United States United States Orlando Magic Memphis-Jr.
26 Sherell Ford (PF) Flag of the United States United States Seattle SuperSonics Illinois-Chicago-Sr.
27 Mario Bennett (PF) Flag of the United States United States Phoenix Suns Arizona State-Jr.
28 Greg Ostertag (C) Flag of the United States United States Utah Jazz Kansas-Sr.
29 Cory Alexander (PG) Flag of the United States United States 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) Flag of the United States United States Detroit Pistons Massachusetts
31 Dragan Tarlać (C) Template:FR-YUG
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Chicago Bulls Olympiakos (Greece)
32 Terrence Rencher (G) Flag of the United States United States Washington Bullets Texas
33 Junior Burrough (F) Flag of the United States United States Boston Celtics Virginia
34 Andrew DeClercq (PF/C) Flag of the United States United States Golden State Warriors Florida
35 Jimmy King (G) Flag of the United States United States Toronto Raptors Michigan
36 Lawrence Moten (G) Flag of the United States United States Vancouver Grizzlies Syracuse
37 Frankie King (G) Flag of the United States United States Los Angeles Lakers Western Carolina
38 Rashard Griffith (C) Flag of the United States United States Milwaukee Bucks Wisconsin
39 Donny Marshall (F) Flag of the United States United States Cleveland Cavaliers Connecticut
40 Dwayne Whitfield (F) Flag of the United States United States Golden State Warriors Jackson State
41 Erik Meek (C) Flag of the United States United States Houston Rockets Duke
42 Donnie Boyce (G) Flag of the United States United States Atlanta Hawks Colorado
43 Eric Snow (PG) Flag of the United States United States Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State
44 Anthony Pelle (C) Flag of the United States United States Denver Nuggets Fresno State
45 Troy Brown (F/C) Flag of the United States United States Atlanta Hawks Providence
46 George Banks (F) Flag of the United States United States Miami Heat UTEP
47 Tyus Edney (G) Flag of the United States United States Sacramento Kings UCLA
48 Mark Davis (G/F) Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Timberwolves Texas Tech
49 Jerome Allen (G) Flag of the United States United States Minnesota Timberwolves Pennsylvania
50 Martin Lewis (F) Flag of the United States United States Golden State Warriors Seward County CC (Kansas)
51 Dejan Bodiroga (SF) Template:FR-YUG Sacramento Kings Olimpia (Stefanel) Milano (Italy)
52 Fred Hoiberg (SG) Flag of the United States United States 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) Flag of the United States United States Golden State Warriors New Orleans
56 Chris Carr (G) Flag of the United States United States Phoenix Suns Southern Illinois
57 Cuonzo Martin (G/F) Flag of the United States United States Atlanta Hawks Purdue
58 Don Reid (F) Flag of the United States United States 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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