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The 1992 NBA draft took place on June 24, 1992, in Portland, Oregon. At the time, the draft was considered to be one of the deepest drafts in NBA history. The top three picks (Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Christian Laettner) were considered can't-miss prospects. O'Neal and Mourning are Hall of Famers. Laettner made one All-Star game in his career and was an Olympic Gold Medalist on the 1992 Dream Team, but did not live up to the lofty expectations set for him. All three would end up playing together on the 2005 Miami Heat. Two other players went on to become All-Stars (Tom Gugliotta once, Latrell Sprewell four times) and several others had solid careers (Jimmy Jackson, Robert Horry, Doug Christie, P.J. Brown, LaPhonso Ellis, Jon Barry, Walt Williams, Anthony Peeler, and Clarence Weatherspoon). Harold Miner, who was given the nickname "Baby Jordan" because of his similarities to Michael Jordan, slipped to number 12 and, other than winning two slam dunk contests, only had a brief, uneventful, and injury prone four-year career.

1992 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 24, 1992
LocationPortland, Oregon
54 total selections in 2 rounds
First selectionShaquille O'Neal, Orlando Magic
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Draft selectionsEdit

Shaquille O'Neal, the 1st pick to the Orlando Magic
Alonzo Mourning, the 2nd pick to the Charlotte Hornets
Robert Horry, the 11th pick to the Houston Rockets
G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward 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
Round Pick Player Pos. Nationality[n 1] Team School / club team
1 1 Shaquille O'Neal^ C   United States Orlando Magic LSU (Jr.)
1 2 Alonzo Mourning^ C   United States Charlotte Hornets Georgetown (Sr.)
1 3 Christian Laettner+ PF   United States Minnesota Timberwolves Duke (Sr.)
1 4 Jimmy Jackson SG   United States Dallas Mavericks Ohio State (Jr.)
1 5 LaPhonso Ellis PF   United States Denver Nuggets Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 6 Tom Gugliotta+ PF   United States Washington Bullets NC State (Sr.)
1 7 Walt Williams SF   United States Sacramento Kings Maryland (Sr.)
1 8 Todd Day SG   United States Milwaukee Bucks Arkansas (Sr.)
1 9 Clarence Weatherspoon PF   United States Philadelphia 76ers Southern Miss (Sr.)
1 10 Adam Keefe PF   United States Atlanta Hawks Stanford (Sr.)
1 11 Robert Horry SF   United States Houston Rockets Alabama (Sr.)
1 12 Harold Miner SG   United States Miami Heat USC (Jr.)
1 13 Bryant Stith SG   United States Denver Nuggets (from New Jersey) Virginia (Sr.)
1 14 Malik Sealy SF   United States Indiana Pacers St. John's (Sr.)
1 15 Anthony Peeler SG   United States Los Angeles Lakers Missouri (Sr.)
1 16 Randy Woods PG   United States Los Angeles Clippers La Salle (Sr.)
1 17 Doug Christie SG   United States Seattle SuperSonics Pepperdine (Sr.)
1 18 Tracy Murray SF   United States San Antonio Spurs UCLA (Jr.)
1 19 Don MacLean PF   United States Detroit Pistons (traded to Washington via L.A. Clippers) UCLA (Sr.)
1 20 Hubert Davis SG   United States New York Knicks North Carolina (Sr.)
1 21 Jon Barry SG   United States Boston Celtics Georgia Tech (Sr.)
1 22 Oliver Miller C   United States Phoenix Suns Arkansas (Sr.)
1 23 Lee Mayberry PG   United States Milwaukee Bucks (from Utah) Arkansas (Sr.)
1 24 Latrell Sprewell* SG   United States Golden State Warriors Alabama (Sr.)
1 25 Elmore Spencer C   United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Cleveland) UNLV (Sr.)
1 26 Dave Johnson SF   United States Portland Trail Blazers Syracuse (Sr.)
1 27 Byron Houston PF   United States Chicago Bulls Oklahoma State (Sr.)
2 28 Marlon Maxey PF   United States Minnesota Timberwolves UTEP
2 29 P. J. Brown PF   United States New Jersey Nets Louisiana Tech
2 30 Sean Rooks PF/C   United States Dallas Mavericks Arizona
2 31 Reggie Smith C   United States Portland Trail Blazers TCU
2 32 Brent Price G   United States Washington Bullets Oklahoma
2 33 Corey Williams G   United States Chicago Bulls Oklahoma State
2 34 Chris Smith G   United States Minnesota Timberwolves Connecticut
2 35 Tony Bennett G   United States Charlotte Hornets Wisconsin–Green Bay
2 36 Duane Cooper G   United States Los Angeles Lakers USC
2 37 Isaiah Morris F   United States Miami Heat Arkansas
2 38 Elmer Bennett G   United States Atlanta Hawks Notre Dame
2 39 Litterial Green G   United States Chicago Bulls Georgia
2 40 Steve Rogers# SG/SF   United States New Jersey Nets Alabama State
2 41 Popeye Jones F   United States Houston Rockets Murray State
2 42 Matt Geiger C   United States Miami Heat Georgia Tech
2 43 Predrag Danilović SG   Yugoslavia
(  Serbia)
Golden State Warriors KK Partizan, Yugoslavia
2 44 Henry Williams# G   United States San Antonio Spurs UNC-Charlotte
2 45 Chris King F   United States Seattle SuperSonics Wake Forest
2 46 Robert Werdann C   United States Denver Nuggets St. John's
2 47 Darren Morningstar C   United States Boston Celtics Pittsburgh
2 48 Brian Davis F/G   United States Phoenix Suns Duke
2 49 Ron Ellis# PF   Belgium Phoenix Suns Louisiana Tech
2 50 Matt Fish F   United States Golden State Warriors UNC-Wilmington
2 51 Tim Burroughs# PF   United States Minnesota Timberwolves Jacksonville
2 52 Matt Steigenga F   United States Chicago Bulls Michigan State
2 53 Curtis Blair# PG   United States Houston Rockets Richmond
2 54 Brett Roberts# SF   United States Sacramento Kings Morehead State

Undrafted playersEdit

These players were not selected in the 1992 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Pos. Nationality School / club team
Eric Anderson PF   United States Indiana (Sr.)
Tim Breaux SF   United States Wyoming (Sr.)
Dexter Cambridge PF   Bahamas Texas (Sr.)
Jo Jo English PG   United States South Carolina (Sr.)
Stephen Howard SF   United States DePaul (Sr.)
Sam Mack SF   United States Houston (Sr.)
Gerald Madkins PG   United States UCLA (Sr.)
Darrick Martin PG   United States UCLA (Sr.)
Keith Tower C   United States Notre Dame (Sr.)
David Wesley PG   United States Baylor (Sr.)


  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.

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