1989 NBA draft
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 a lot of talented players such as Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, Sean Elliott, Nick Anderson, Dana Barros, Tim Hardaway, Vlade Divac, Cliff 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. As a result, NBA drafts from this season until 1995 produced the lowest number of total draft picks selected at 54 overall selections.
|1989 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||June 27, 1989|
|Location||Felt Forum, New York City, New York|
|54 total selections in 2 rounds|
|First selection||Pervis Ellison, Sacramento Kings|
This was also the first draft televised prime time on national television.
|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 undrafted playersEdit
|Chris Childs||SG||United States||Boise State (Sr.)|
|Tom Hovasse||SF||United States||Penn State (Sr.)|
|Jaren Jackson||SG||United States||Georgetown (Sr.)|
- 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.
- At the time, Prijepolje was part of Yugoslavia, now it is Serbian territory.
- At the time, Split was part of Yugoslavia, now it is Croatian territory.
- "NBA Draft Will Move To Prime-Time on TBS". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 15, 1989. pp. D4.
- 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.