List of Arizona Wildcats in the NBA draft

The Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team, representing the University of Arizona, has had 74 players drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) since the league began holding drafts in 1947.

Each NBA franchise seeks to add new players through an annual draft. The NBA uses a draft lottery to determine the first three picks of the NBA draft; the 14 teams that did not make the playoffs the previous year are eligible to participate. After the first three picks are decided, the rest of the teams pick in reverse order of their win–loss record.[1][2] To be eligible for the NBA Draft, a player in the United States must be at least 19 years old during the calendar year of the draft and must be at least one year removed from the graduation of his high school class.[3] From 1967 until the ABA–NBA merger in 1976, the American Basketball Association (ABA) held its own draft.[4]

KeyEdit

F Forward C Center G Guard
* Selected to an NBA/ABA All-Star Game
Won an NBA/ABA championship
Selected to an All-Star Game and won an NBA/ABA championship

Players selectedEdit

Arizona Wildcats selected in the NBA Draft
Draft Player name Position NBA team

[A 1]

Notes
Year Round Pick Overall
1948 Morris Udall F Denver Nuggets
Lincoln Richmond G Fort Wayne Pistons
1950 7 79 79 Leon Blevins F Indianapolis Olympians
1951 5 44 44 Leo Johnson G Fort Wayne Pistons
1952 - - - Roger Johnson G Milwaukee Hawks
1960 17 95 95 Ernie McCray G Cincinnati Royals
1965 4 4 31 Warren Rustand F San Francisco Warriors
1968 12 160 160 Bill Davis F Phoenix Suns
1970 - - - Michael Foster F Indiana Pacers
1971 10 160 160 Eddie Myers F Baltimore Bullets
11 170 170 Bill Warner G Buffalo Braves
9 147 147 Tom Lee G Philadelphia 76ers
1972 7 101 101 Bruce Anderson G Detroit Pistons
1974 2 33 33 Eric Money G Denver Nuggets
3 37 37 Coniel Norman G Philadelphia 76ers
1976 2 30 30 Al Fleming G Phoenix Suns
5 77 77 James Rappis G Milwaukee Bucks
1977 2 42 42 Bob Elliott F Philadelphia 76ers
2 43 43 Herman Harris G Philadelphia 76ers
8 164 164 Jerome Gladney G San Antonio Spurs
1978 10 198 198 Phil Taylor F Denver Nuggets
1979 1 9 9 Larry Demic G New York Knicks
1980 7 152 152 Joe Nehls F Houston Rockets
1981 4 79 79 Ron Davis F, C Washington Bullets
6 148 148 Robbie Dosty G Golden State Warriors
1983 8 177 177 Frank Smith G Portland Trail Blazers
1984 1 10 10 Leon Wood F, C Philadelphia 76ers
1985 4 89 89 Pete Williams F Denver Nuggets
7 158 158 Eddie Smith G Denver Nuggets
1988 2 34 34 Tom Tolbert F Charlotte Hornets[A 2]
2 50 50 Steve Kerr G Phoenix Suns NBA Champion (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2993 as player; 2015, 2017, 2018 as a head coach)
1989 1 24 24 Anthony Cook G Phoenix Suns
1 3 3 Sean Elliott F San Antonio Spurs NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1990), NBA All-Star (1993, 1996)

NBA Champion (1999)

1990 2 38 38 Jud Buechler F Seattle SuperSonics NBA Champion (1996–1998)
1991 1 10 10 Brian Williams C Orlando Magic NBA Champion (1997)
1992 2 30 30 Sean Rooks C Dallas Mavericks
1993 1 22 22 Chris Mills F Cleveland Cavaliers
2 35 35 Ed Stokes* F Miami Heat
1994 1 12 12 Khalid Reeves G Miami Heat
1995 1 7 7 Damon Stoudamire G Toronto Raptors All-Rookie First Team (1996), Rookie of the Year (1996)
1996 2 35 35 Joseph Blair F Seattle SuperSonics
2 43 43 Ben Davis F Phoenix Suns
2 56 56 Reggie Geary F Cleveland Cavaliers
1998 1 2 2 Mike Bibby G Vancouver Grizzlies All-Rookie First Team (1999)
1 14 14 Michael Dickerson F Houston Rockets
2 42 42 Miles Simon G Orlando Magic NBA Champion (2020 as an assistant coach)
1999 1 10 10 Jason Terry G Atlanta Hawks NBA Champion (2011)
2 39 39 A.J. Bramlett F Cleveland Cavaliers
2001 1 13 13 Richard Jefferson F Houston Rockets All-Rookie Second Team (2002), NBA Champion (2016)
2 31 31 Gilbert Arenas* G Golden State Warriors NBA All-Star (2005, 2006, 2007)

Most Improved Player (2003)

2 39 39 Michael Wright G New York Knicks
2 46 46 Loren Woods G Minnesota Timberwolves
2003 2 32 32 Luke Walton F Los Angeles Lakers NBA Champions (2009, 2010 as player; 2015 as assistant coach)
2004 1 9 9 Andre Iguodala F Philadelphia 76ers All-Rookie First Team (2005), NBA All-Star (2012)
NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018)
Finals MVP (2015)
2005 1 8 8 Channing Frye G New York Knicks All-Rookie First Team (2006), NBA Champion (2016)
2 31 31 Salim Stoudamire G Atlanta Hawks
2006 2 54 54 Hassan Adams G New Jersey Nets
2007 2 33 33 Marcus Williams G San Antonio Spurs
2008 1 11 11 Jerryd Bayless G Indiana Pacers
2009 1 8 8 Jordan Hill F New York Knicks
2 44 44 Chase Budinger F Detroit Pistons
2011 1 2 2 Derrick Williams F Minnesota Timberwolves 2012 All-Rookie Second TeamNBA All-Rookie Second Team (2012)
2013 1 23 23 Solomon Hill F Indiana Pacers
2 40 40 Grant Jerrett G Portland Trail Blazers
2014 1 4 4 Aaron Gordon F Orlando Magic
2 17 17 Nick Johnson G Houston Rockets
2015 1 8 8 Stanley Johnson F Detroit Pistons
1 23 23 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson F Portland Trail Blazers
2017 1 7 7 Lauri Markkanen F Minnesota Timberwolves All-Rookie First Team (2018)
2 53 53 Kadeem Allen G Boston Celtics
2018 1 1 1 Deandre Ayton F Phoenix Suns First Wildcat selected 1st Overall, All-Rookie First Team (2019)
2020 1 18 18 Josh Green F Dallas Mavericks
2020 1 22 22 Zeke Nnaji F Denver Nuggets
2020 2 48 48 Nico Mannion G Golden State Warriors His father Pace Mannion was drafted 43rd by Golden State in the 1983

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This is the team that drafted the player, not his most recent team.
  2. ^ When the franchise previously known as the Charlotte Bobcats renamed itself the Charlotte Hornets starting with the 2014–15 season, it received sole ownership of the history and records of the original Charlotte Hornets, which played from 1988 to 2002.

ReferencesEdit

General
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  • "NBA Draft Picks From University of Arizona". Sports Reference LLC. Basketball-Reference.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Rookie of the Year Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on January 8, 2007. Retrieved April 27, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Most Valuable Player". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 4, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "NBA postseason awards: Sixth Man Award". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Most Improved Player". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Defensive Player of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved June 2, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on September 15, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Finals Most Valuable Player". NBA/Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved July 14, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "All-NBA Teams". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "All-Star Game: Year-by-Year Results". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "All-Rookie Teams". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Index". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 14, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Specific
  1. ^ "Evolution of the Draft and Lottery". NBA.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Dengate, Jeff (May 16, 2007). "Let the Ping-Pong Balls Fall". NBA.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Article X, Section 1(b)(i)". 2005 NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement. National Basketball Players Association. Archived from the original on November 18, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Pluto, Terry (1990). Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 432. ISBN 1-4165-4061-X. Retrieved December 5, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)