1979 NBA Draft Order

Round Pick Player Pos. Team School
1 1 Magic Johnson G/F Los Angeles Lakers (from Utah) Michigan State (So.)
1 2 David Greenwood F/C Chicago Bulls UCLA (Sr.)
1 3 Bill Cartwright C New York Knicks (from Boston) San Francisco (Sr.)
1 4 Greg Kelser F Detroit Pistons (from Cleveland via Milwaukee) Michigan State (Sr.)
1 5 Sidney Moncrief G Milwaukee Bucks (from Detroit) Arkansas (Sr.)
1 6 James Bailey F/C Seattle SuperSonics (from New York) Rutgers (Sr.)
1 7 Vinnie Johnson G Seattle SuperSonics (from New Jersey via New York) Baylor (Sr.)
1 8 Calvin Natt F New Jersey Nets (from Indiana via Milwaukee) Northeast Louisiana(Sr.)
1 9 Larry Demic F/C New York Knicks (from Golden Statevia Boston) Arizona (Sr.)
1 10 Roy Hamilton G Detroit Pistons (from Milwaukee via San Diego) UCLA (Sr.)
1 11 Cliff Robinson F New Jersey Nets (from San Diego) USC (So.)
1 12 Jim Paxson G/F Portland Trail Blazers Dayton (Sr.)
1 13 Dudley Bradley G/F Indiana Pacers (from Atlanta) North Carolina (Sr.)
1 14 Brad Holland G Los Angeles Lakers UCLA (Sr.)
1 15 Phil Hubbard F/C Detroit Pistons (from Denver) Michigan (Sr.)
1 16 Jim Spanarkel G/F Philadelphia 76ers Duke (Sr.)
1 17 Lee Johnson F Houston Rockets East Texas State(Sr.)
1 18 Reggie King F Kansas City Kings Alabama (Sr.)
1 19 Wiley Peck G San Antonio Spurs Mississippi State (Sr.)
1 20 Larry Knight F Utah Jazz (from Phoenix) Loyola (IL) (Sr.)
1 21 Sly Williams G/F New York Knicks (from Seattle via Boston) Rhode Island (Jr.)
1 22 Kyle Macy G Phoenix Suns (from Washington) Kentucky (Sr.)
2 23 Tico Brown G Utah Jazz Georgia Tech (Sr.)
2 24 Johnny High G Phoenix Suns (from Boston) Nevada (Sr.)
2 25 Oliver Mack G Los Angeles Lakers (from Detroit viaDenver) East Carolina (Sr.)
2 26 Bruce Flowers F Cleveland Cavaliers Notre Dame (Sr.)
2 27 Reggie Carter G New York Knicks St. John’s (Sr.)
2 28 Danny Salisbury F Golden State Warriors (from Chicago) Pan American (Sr.)
2 29 Tony Price G Detroit Pistons (from New Jersey) Pennsylvania (Sr.)
2 30 Gary Garland G Denver Nuggets (from Golden State via San Diego) DePaul (Sr.)
2 31 Edgar Jones F/C Milwaukee Bucks Nevada (Sr.)
2 32 Tony Zeno F Indiana Pacers Arizona State (Sr.)
2 33 Lawrence Butler G Chicago Bulls (from San Diego via Denver) Idaho State (Sr.)
2 34 Kim Goetz F New York Knicks (from Portland) San Diego State (Sr.)
2 35 James Bradley F Atlanta Hawks Memphis State (Sr.)
2 36 Clint Richardson G Philadelphia 76ers (from Denver via New Jersey) Seattle (Sr.)
2 37 Bernard Toone F Philadelphia 76ers Marquette (Sr.)
2 38 Larry Wilson F Atlanta Hawks (from Houston) Nicholls State (Sr.)
2 39 Victor King F Los Angeles Lakers Louisiana Tech (Sr.)
2 40 Andrew Fields F Portland Trail Blazers (from San Antonio via Seattle) Cheyney State (Sr.)
2 41 Mark Young F Los Angeles Lakers (from Kansas City via Denver) Fairfield (Sr.)
2 42 Paul Mokeski F/C Houston Rockets (from Phoenix via Seattle) Kansas (Sr.)
2 43 Johnny Moore G Seattle SuperSonics Texas (Sr.)
2 44 Joe DeSantis# G Washington Bullets Fairfield (Sr.)
Other Notable Drafts
3 65 Bill Laimbeer C Cleveland Cavaliers (From Seattle) Notre Dame (Sr.)
4 73 James Donaldson C Seattle SuperSonics (from New Jersey) Washington State (Sr.)
5 107 Mark Eaton C Phoenix Suns Cypress JC (Fr.)
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Sources: National Basketball Association
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: January 5, 2016

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