1987 NBA draft
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|1987 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 22, 1987|
|Location||Felt Forum (New York City, New York)|
|161 total selections in 7 rounds|
|First selection||David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)|
This draft included two future members of the NBA 50 Greatest Players list, David Robinson and Scottie Pippen, as well as fellow Hall of Famer Reggie Miller. Other notable selections include Kevin Johnson, Kenny Smith, Horace Grant, Reggie Lewis, Muggsy Bogues, Mark Jackson, and Šarūnas Marčiulionis. Also in this draft, former Florida Gators men's basketball head 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.
David Robinson did not join the NBA until the 1989–90 season due to his service commitment with the United States Navy. This was the last NBA draft to go over three rounds, as it was reduced to exactly three next year and later to two since 1989.
|PG||Point guard||SG||Shooting guard||SF||Small forward||PF||Power forward||C||Center|
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|x||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team|
|#||Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game|
Notable post-second-round picksEdit
- 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.
Notable undrafted playersEdit
These players were not selected in the draft but still appeared in at least one regular or postseason NBA game.
|Randy Allen||F||United States||Florida State (Sr.)|
|Sergei Bazarevich||SG||Soviet Union ( Russia)||CSKA Moscow (Soviet Union)|
|Scott Brooks||PG||United States||UC Irvine (Sr.)|
|Mike Champion||PF||United States||Gonzaga (Sr.)|
|Tom Copa||C||United States||Marquette (Sr.)|
|Radisav Ćurčić||C||Yugoslavia ( Serbia)||Union Olimpija (Yugoslavia)|
|Andrew Gaze||F||Australia||Melbourne Tigers (Australia)|
|Cedric Hunter||PG||United States||Kansas (Sr.)|
|Mark Wade||PG||United States||UNLV (Sr.)|
|David Wood||F||United States||Nevada (Sr.)|
|A. J. Wynder||PG||United States||Fairfield (Sr.)|