NBA First Overall Draft Pick List

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Draft Selected by Player Position College / High School PPG
2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Andrew Wiggins Guard / Forward Kansas 16.9
2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Anthony Bennett Forward UNLV 4.2
2012 New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis Forward / Center Kentucky 14.6
2011 Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving Guard Duke 18.5
2010 Washington Wizards John Wall Guard Kentucky 16.4
2009 Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin Forward Oklahoma 22.5
2008 Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose Guard Memphis 16.8
2007 Portland Trail Blazers Greg Oden Center Ohio State 8.9
2006 Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani Forward/Center Benetton Treviso (Italy) 11.6
2005 Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Bogut Center Utah 9.4
2004 Orlando Magic Dwight Howard Center SACA (Atlanta, GA) 12.0
2003 Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James Forward St. Vincent-St. Mary HS 20.9
2002 Houston Rockets Yao Ming Center Shanghai Sharks (China) 13.5
2001 Washington Wizards Kwame Brown Center Glynn Academy HS 4.5
2000 New Jersey Nets Kenyon Martin Forward Cincinnati 12.0
1999 Chicago Bulls Elton Brand Forward Duke 20.1
1998 Los Angeles Clippers Michael Olowokandi Center Pacific 8.9
1997 San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan Forward/Center Wake Forest 21.1
1996 Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson Guard Georgetown 23.5
1995 Golden State Warriors Joe Smith Forward Maryland 15.3
1994 Milwaukee Bucks Glenn Robinson Forward Purdue 21.9
1993 Orlando Magic Chris Webber Forward Michigan 17.5
1992 Orlando Magic Shaquille O’Neal Center LSU 23.4
1991 Charlotte Hornets Larry Johnson Forward UNLV 19.2
1990 New Jersey Nets Derrick Coleman Forward/Center Syracuse 18.4
1989 Sacramento Kings Pervis Ellison Center Louisville 8.0
1988 Los Angeles Clippers Danny Manning Forward Kansas 16.7
1987 San Antonio Spurs David Robinson Center Navy 24.3
1986 Cleveland Cavaliers Brad Daugherty Center North Carolina 15.7
1985 New York Knicks Patrick Ewing Center Georgetown 20.0
1984 Houston Rockets Akeem Olajuwon Center Houston 20.6
1983 Houston Rockets Ralph Sampson Center Virginia 21.0
1982 Los Angeles Lakers James Worthy Forward North Carolina 13.4
1981 Dallas Mavericks Mark Aguirre Forward DePaul 18.7
1980 Golden State Warriors Joe Barry Carroll Center Purdue 18.9
1979 Los Angeles Lakers Earvin Johnson Guard/Forward Michigan State 18.0
1978 Portland Trail Blazers Mychal Thompson Forward/Center Minnesota 14.7
1977 Milwaukee Bucks Kent Benson Center Indiana 7.7
1976 Houston Rockets John Lucas Guard Maryland 11.1
1975 Atlanta Hawks David Thompson Forward/Guard NC State 26.0
1974 Portland Trail Blazers Bill Walton Center UCLA 12.8
1973 Philadelphia 76ers Doug Collins Guard/Forward Illinois State 8.0
1972 Portland Trail Blazers LaRue Martin Center Loyola (Illinois) 4.4
1971 Cleveland Cavaliers Austin Carr Guard Notre Dame 21.2
1970 Detroit Pistons Bob Lanier Center St. Bonaventure 15.6
1969 Milwaukee Bucks Lew Alcindor Center UCLA 28.8
1968 San Diego Rockets Elvin Hayes Center/Forward Houston 28.4
1967 Detroit Pistons Jimmy Walker Guard Providence 8.8
1966 New York Knicks Cazzie Russell Forward/Guard Michigan 11.3
1965 San Francisco Warriors Fred Hetzel Forward/Center Davidson 6.8
1964 New York Knicks Jim Barnes Center/Forward Texas Western 15.5
1963 New York Knicks Art Heyman Forward/Guard Duke 15.4
1962 Chicago Zephyrs Bill McGill Forward/Center Utah 7.4
1961 Chicago Packers Walt Bellamy Center Indiana 31.6
1960 Cincinnati Royals Oscar Robertson Guard/Forward Cincinnati 30.5
1959 Cincinnati Royals Bob Boozer Forward Kansas State 8.4
1958 Minneapolis Lakers Elgin Baylor Forward Seattle 24.9
1957 Cincinnati Royals Rod Hundley Guard West Virginia 7.0
1956 Rochester Royals Sihugo Green Guard/Forward Duquesne 11.5
1955 Milwaukee Hawks Dick Ricketts Guard/Forward Duquesne 8.9
1954 Baltimore Bullets Frank Selvy Forward/Center Furman 19.0
1953 Baltimore Bullets Ray Felix Guard/Forward Long Island 17.6
1952 Milwaukee Hawks Mark Workman Center West Virginia 5.1
1951 Baltimore Bullets Gene Melchiorre Center Bradley  
1950 Boston Celtics Charlie Share Guard Bowling Green 3.9
1949 Providence Steamrollers Howie Shannon Center Kansas State 13.4
1948 Providence Steamrollers Andy Tonkovich Guard/Forward Marshall 2.6
1947 Pittsburgh Ironmen Clifton McNeely   Texas Wesleyan  
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Sources: National Basketball Association
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: January 4, 2016

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