1999 NBA draft

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1999 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 30, 1999
LocationMCI Center, Washington, D.C.
58 total selections in 2 rounds
First selectionElton Brand, Chicago Bulls
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The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999, at the MCI Center (now Capital One Arena) in Washington, D.C, it was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand (1st selection), Trajan Langdon (11th), Corey Maggette (13th) and William Avery (14th) being selected out of Duke University. It is widely viewed as one of the best draft classes, with a total of nine future NBA All-Stars being chosen, as well as three winners of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year AwardManu Ginóbili, Jason Terry, and Lamar Odom. Undrafted Pablo Prigioni made his NBA debut at the 2012–2013 season as the oldest rookie in league history, at age 35.

Draft selections[edit]

G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
* 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
# Denotes player who never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year
Elton Brand, the 1st pick
Steve Francis, the 2nd overall pick
Baron Davis, the 3rd pick
Lamar Odom, the 4th pick
Wally Szczerbiak, the 6th pick
Richard Hamilton, the 7th pick
Shawn Marion, the 9th pick
Jason Terry, the 10th pick
Metta World Peace, the 16th pick
Andrei Kirilenko, the 24th pick did not play in the NBA for the first 2 seasons (1999–2001) after being drafted
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] NBA Team School/Club Team
1 1 Elton Brand*~ PF/C  United States Chicago Bulls Duke (So.)
2 Steve Francis+~ PG Vancouver Grizzlies (traded to Houston) Maryland (Jr.)
3 Baron Davis* Charlotte Hornets UCLA (So.)
4 Lamar Odom PF/SF Los Angeles Clippers Rhode Island (Fr.)
5 Jonathan Bender PF Toronto Raptors (from Denver, traded to Indiana for Antonio Davis) Picayune Memorial HS (Picayune, Mississippi) (HS Sr.)
6 Wally Szczerbiak+ SG/SF Minnesota Timberwolves (from New Jersey) Miami (OH) (Sr.)
7 Richard Hamilton+ SG/SF Washington Wizards Connecticut (Jr.)
8 Andre Miller PG Cleveland Cavaliers (from Boston) Utah (Sr.)
9 Shawn Marion* SF/PF Phoenix Suns (from Dallas) UNLV (Jr.)
10 Jason Terry SG/PG Atlanta Hawks (from Golden State) Arizona (Sr.)
11 Trajan Langdon SG Cleveland Cavaliers Duke (Sr.)
12 Aleksandar Radojević C  Yugoslavia Toronto Raptors Barton County CC (So.)
13 Corey Maggette SF/SG  United States Seattle SuperSonics (traded to Orlando) Duke (Fr.)
14 William Avery PG Minnesota Timberwolves Duke (So.)
15 Frédéric Weis# C  France New York Knicks Limoges (France)
16 Ron Artest*[A] SF  United States Chicago Bulls (from Phoenix) St. John's (So.)
17 Cal Bowdler PF  Ireland[2] Atlanta Hawks (from Sacramento) Old Dominion (Sr.)
18 James Posey SG/SF  United States Denver Nuggets (from Milwaukee via Phoenix) Xavier (Jr.)
19 Quincy Lewis SF Utah Jazz (from Philadelphia) Minnesota (Sr.)
20 Dion Glover SG Atlanta Hawks (from Detroit) Georgia Tech (So.)
21 Jeff Foster PF Golden State Warriors (from Atlanta; traded to Indiana) Southwest Texas State (Sr.)
22 Kenny Thomas PF Houston Rockets New Mexico (Sr.)
23 Devean George SF Los Angeles Lakers Augsburg (Sr.)
24 Andrei Kirilenko+  Russia Utah Jazz (from Orlando) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
25 Tim James  United States Miami Heat Miami (Sr.)
26 Vonteego Cummings PG Indiana Pacers (traded to Golden State) Pittsburgh (Sr.)
27 Jumaine Jones SF Atlanta Hawks (from Portland via Detroit; traded to Philadelphia) Georgia (So.)
28 Scott Padgett PF Utah Jazz Kentucky (Sr.)
29 Leon Smith San Antonio Spurs (traded to Dallas) King College Prep HS (Chicago) (HS Sr.)
2 30 John Celestand PG Los Angeles Lakers (from Vancouver Grizzlies) Villanova (Sr.)
31 Rico Hill# F Los Angeles Clippers Illinois State (Jr.)
32 Michael Ruffin PF Chicago Bulls Tulsa (Sr.)
33 Chris Herren G Denver Nuggets Fresno State (Sr.)
34 Evan Eschmeyer C New Jersey Nets Northwestern (Sr.)
35 Calvin Booth Washington Wizards Penn State (Sr.)
36 Wang Zhizhi  China Dallas Mavericks Bayi Rockets (China)
37 Obinna Ekezie  Nigeria Vancouver Grizzlies (from Boston) Maryland (Sr.)
38 Laron Profit SG/SF  United States Orlando Magic (from Golden State) Maryland (Sr.)
39 A. J. Bramlett C Cleveland Cavaliers Arizona (Sr.)
40 Gordan Giriček G/F  Croatia Dallas Mavericks (traded to San Antonio) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
41 Francisco Elson C  Netherlands Denver Nuggets California (Sr.)
42 Louis Bullock# G  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Orlando) Michigan (Sr.)
43 Lee Nailon SF Charlotte Hornets TCU (Sr.)
44 Tyrone Washington# C Houston Rockets (from Phoenix) Mississippi State (Sr.)
45 Ryan Robertson G Sacramento Kings Kansas (Sr.)
46 J. R. Koch# F New York Knicks Iowa (Sr.)
47 Todd MacCulloch C  Canada Philadelphia 76ers Washington (Sr.)
48 Galen Young# G  United States Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte (Sr.)
49 Lari Ketner C Chicago Bulls (from Detroit via Atlanta) UMass (Sr.)
50 Venson Hamilton# Houston Rockets Nebraska (Sr.)
51 Antwain Smith# F Vancouver Grizzlies (from L.A. Lakers) Saint Paul's (Sr.)
52 Roberto Bergersen# G Atlanta Hawks Boise State (Sr.)
53 Rodney Buford SG Miami Heat Creighton (Sr.)
54 Melvin Levett# SG Detroit Pistons (from Indiana) Cincinnati (Sr.)
55 Kris Clack# G Boston Celtics (from Orlando via Denver) Texas (Sr.)
56 Tim Young C Golden State Warriors (from Portland) Stanford (Sr.)
57 Manu Ginóbili* SG  Argentina San Antonio Spurs Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy 2nd)
58 Eddie Lucas# G  United States Utah Jazz Virginia Tech (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.

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players were not selected in the 1999 NBA draft but have played in the NBA with the exception of Theodoros Papaloukas. Papaloukas has not played any game in the NBA, but he has been one of the most iconic players in the Euroleague for Olympiacos and CSKA Moscow.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Chris Andersen C/PF  United States Blinn (So.)
Michael Batiste PF/C Long Beach State (Sr.)
Raja Bell SG  United States Virgin Islands FIU (Sr.)
Jermaine Jackson  United States Detroit (Sr.)
Jason Miskiri PG  Guyana George Mason (So.)
Mengke Bateer C  China Beijing Ducks (China)
Milt Palacio SG  Belize Colorado State (Sr.)
Andy Panko PF  United States Lebanon Valley (Sr.)
Theodoros Papaloukas PG  Greece AO Dafni Athens (Greece)
Pablo Prigioni  Argentina Obras Sanitarias (Argentina)
Eddie Robinson SG/SF  United States Central Oklahoma (Sr.)
Wayne Turner PG Kentucky (Sr.)


  1. ^ Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ Bolch, Ben (September 16, 2011). "We have World Peace: Ron Artest gets name change". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Bowdler was born in the United States, but represents the Republic of Ireland internationally.

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