1989 NBA Draft
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1989 NBA Draft

1989 NBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)June 27, 1989
LocationFelt Forum (New York City, New York)
Network(s)TBS
Overview
54 total selections in 2 rounds
LeagueNBA
Pervis Ellison (Sacramento Kings)
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1990 →

The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989, in New York City, New York, USA. Despite eight of the top ten picks being considered busts, including the first two picks Pervis Ellison and Danny Ferry, the draft did produce many talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Clifford Robinson, B. J. Armstrong and Mookie Blaylock, The draft was reduced from three rounds in the previous year to the two-round format that is still in use to the present day.[1][2] As a result, NBA drafts from this season until 1995 produced the lowest number of total draft picks selected at 54 overall selections.

This was the first draft for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic, prior to their inaugural season. This was also the first draft televised prime time on national television.[3]

Draft selections

Sean Elliott, the 3rd pick
Glen Rice, the 4th pick
J.R. Reid, the 5th pick
Shawn Kemp, the 17th pick
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality[n 1] NBA team School/Club team
1 1 Pervis Ellison PF  United States Sacramento Kings Louisville (Sr.)
1 2 Danny Ferry PF  United States Los Angeles Clippers Duke (Sr.)
1 3 Sean Elliott+ SF/SG  United States San Antonio Spurs Arizona (Sr.)
1 4 Glen Rice* SF  United States Miami Heat Michigan (Sr.)
1 5 J. R. Reid PF/C  United States Charlotte Hornets North Carolina (Jr.)
1 6 Stacey King C  United States Chicago Bulls (from New Jersey) Oklahoma (Sr.)
1 7 George McCloud SG/SF  United States Indiana Pacers Florida State (Sr.)
1 8 Randy White PF  United States Dallas Mavericks Louisiana Tech (Sr.)
1 9 Tom Hammonds PF/C  United States Washington Bullets Georgia Tech (Sr.)
1 10 Pooh Richardson PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves UCLA (Sr.)
1 11 Nick Anderson SF/SG  United States Orlando Magic Illinois (Jr.)
1 12 Mookie Blaylock+ PG  United States New Jersey Nets (from Portland) Oklahoma (Sr.)
1 13 Michael Smith PF  United States Boston Celtics BYU (Sr.)
1 14 Tim Hardaway* PG  United States Golden State Warriors UTEP (Sr.)
1 15 Todd Lichti SG  United States Denver Nuggets Stanford (Sr.)
1 16 Dana Barros+ PG  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Houston via Golden State) Boston College (Sr.)
1 17 Shawn Kemp* PF/C  United States Seattle SuperSonics (from Philadelphia) Concord (Elkhart, Indiana)
1 18 B. J. Armstrong+ PG  United States Chicago Bulls Iowa (Sr.)
1 19 Kenny Payne PF  United States Philadelphia 76ers (from Seattle) Louisville (Sr.)
1 20 Jeff Sanders PF/C  United States Chicago Bulls (from Milwaukee via Seattle) Georgia Southern (Sr.)
1 21 Blue Edwards SF/SG  United States Utah Jazz East Carolina (Sr.)
1 22 Byron Irvin SG  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from New York) Missouri (Sr.)
1 23 Roy Marble SG/SF  United States Atlanta Hawks Iowa (Sr.)
1 24 Anthony Cook PF/C  United States Phoenix Suns (traded to Detroit)[4] Arizona (Sr.)
1 25 John Morton PG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Seton Hall (Sr.)
1 26 Vlade Divac^ C  Yugoslavia ( Serbia) Los Angeles Lakers KK Partizan (Yugoslavia)
1 27 Kenny Battle PF  United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Phoenix)[4] Illinois (Sr.)
2 28 Sherman Douglas G  United States Miami Heat Syracuse (Sr.)
2 29 Dyron Nix F  United States Charlotte Hornets Tennessee (Sr.)
2 30 Frank Kornet F  United States Milwaukee Bucks Vanderbilt (Sr.)
2 31 Jeff Martin G  United States Los Angeles Clippers Murray State (Sr.)
2 32 Stanley Brundy F  United States New Jersey Nets DePaul (Sr.)
2 33 Jay Edwards G  United States Los Angeles Clippers Indiana (So.)
2 34 Gary Leonard C  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Missouri (Sr.)
2 35 Pat Durham F  United States Dallas Mavericks Colorado State (Sr.)
2 36 Clifford Robinson+ PF/C  United States Portland Trail Blazers Connecticut (Sr.)
2 37 Michael Ansley F  United States Orlando Magic Alabama (Sr.)
2 38 Doug West G/F  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Villanova (Sr.)
2 39 Ed Horton PF/C  United States Washington Bullets Iowa (Sr.)
2 40 Dino Ra?a^ PF  Yugoslavia ( Croatia) Boston Celtics KK Split (Yugoslavia)
2 41 Doug Roth C  United States Washington Bullets Tennessee (Sr.)
2 42 Michael Cutright# SG  United States Denver Nuggets McNeese State (Sr.)
2 43 Chucky Brown PF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers NC State (Sr.)
2 44 Reggie Cross# PF  United States Philadelphia 76ers Hawaii (Sr.)
2 45 Scott Haffner G  United States Miami Heat Evansville (Sr.)
2 46 Ricky Blanton F  United States Phoenix Suns LSU (Sr.)
2 47 Reggie Turner# SF  United States Denver Nuggets UAB (Sr.)
2 48 Junie Lewis# PG  United States Utah Jazz South Alabama (Sr.)
2 49 Haywoode Workman G  United States Atlanta Hawks Oral Roberts (Sr.)
2 50 Brian Quinnett F  United States New York Knicks Washington State (Sr.)
2 51 Mike Morrison G  United States Phoenix Suns Loyola (MD) (Sr.)
2 52 Greg Grant G  United States Phoenix Suns Trenton State (Sr.)
2 53 Jeff Hodge# SG  United States Dallas Mavericks South Alabama (Sr.)
2 54 Toney Mack# SG  United States Philadelphia 76ers Georgia (Sr.)

Notable undrafted players

Player Position Nationality School/Club team
Raymond Brown PF  United States Idaho (Sr.)
Torgeir Bryn PF/C  Norway Texas State (Sr.)
Steve Bucknall SG/SF  England North Carolina (Sr.)
Adrian Caldwell PF  United States Lamar (Jr.)
Chris Childs SG  United States Boise State (Sr.)
Lanard Copeland SG  United States
 Australia
Georgia State (Sr.)
Terry Davis PF/C  United States Virginia Union (Sr.)
Tony Dawson SF  United States Florida State (Sr.)
Byron Dinkins PG  United States Charlotte (Sr.)
Aleksandar ?or?evi? SG  Yugoslavia ( Serbia) Partizan Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
Terry Dozier SF  United States South Carolina (Sr.)
Andrew Gaze SG  Australia Seton Hall (Sr.)
Paul Graham SG/SF  United States Ohio (Sr.)
Alvin Heggs SF  United States Texas (Sr.)
Mike Higgins PF  United States
 Spain
Northern Colorado (Sr.)
Tom Hovasse SF  United States Penn State (Sr.)
Jaren Jackson SG  United States Georgetown (Sr.)
Eric Johnson PG  United States
 Spain
Nebraska (Sr.)
Thomas Jordan PF  United States Oklahoma State (So.)
Stan Kimbrough PG  United States Xavier (Sr.)
Jeff Lebo SG  United States North Carolina (Sr.)
Clifford Lett PG  United States Florida (Sr.)
Mel McCants SF/PF  United States Purdue (Sr.)
Charles Smith PG/SG  United States Georgetown (Sr.)
Jay Taylor SG/SF  United States Eastern Illinois (Sr.)
Leonard Taylor PF  United States California (Sr.)
Gundars V?tra SG/SF  Soviet Union ( Latvia) VEF R?ga (Soviet Union)
Howard Wright SF/PF  United States Stanford (Sr.)

Notes

  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

References

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1989.html
  2. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/past_drafts/1989
  3. ^ "NBA Draft Will Move To Prime-Time on TBS". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 15, 1989. pp. D4.
  4. ^ a b The Pistons traded the rights to Kenny Battle and Micheal Williams to the Suns for rights to Anthony Cook on the draft day.
    Berry, Walter (June 28, 1989). "Associatred Press sports news". Associated Press.

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