1993 NBA draft
General information
Date(s)June 30, 1993
LocationThe Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills, Michigan)
54 total selections in 2 rounds
First selectionChris Webber (Orlando Magic)
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The 1993 NBA draft took place on June 30, 1993, at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The draft had some talented players at the top, but injuries and personal problems hurt many of them. Chris Webber, Penny Hardaway, Allan Houston, and Jamal Mashburn were All-Stars whose careers were cut short by injuries. Isaiah Rider and Vin Baker showed great potential but were plagued by personal problems. Bobby Hurley's career was derailed by a car wreck in December of his rookie year. The mid-to-late first round (starting with pick 13) was littered with players that failed to make any significant impact, with the exception of three-time NBA champion Sam Cassell. One of the NBA best all-time wing defensive players, three-time champion Bruce Bowen, went undrafted.

Despite having the lowest odds, the Orlando Magic won the first pick in the 1993 NBA draft lottery. It was the second year in a row the Magic won the draft lottery. The Magic drafted Chris Webber with the number one overall pick, but only minutes later, executed a blockbuster trade. The Magic traded Webber to the Golden State Warriors for their first-round pick (#3 overall) Penny Hardaway and three of Golden State's future first-round draft selections.[1][2]

Draft selections

Chris Webber was selected 1st overall by the Orlando Magic (traded to the Golden State Warriors).
Penny Hardaway was selected 3rd overall by the Golden State Warriors (traded to the Orlando Magic).
Vin Baker was selected 8th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Allan Houston was selected 11th overall by the Detroit Pistons.
Sam Cassell was selected 24th overall by the Houston Rockets.
Nick Van Exel was selected 37th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers.
PG Point guard SG Shooting guard 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 Chris Webber^ PF/C  United States Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State) Michigan (So.)
1 2 Shawn Bradley C  Germany Philadelphia 76ers BYU (Fr.)
1 3 Penny Hardaway* PG/SG  United States Golden State Warriors (traded to Orlando) Memphis State (Jr.)
1 4 Jamal Mashburn* SF  United States Dallas Mavericks Kentucky (Jr.)
1 5 Isaiah Rider SG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves UNLV (Sr.)
1 6 Calbert Cheaney SG/SF  United States Washington Bullets Indiana (Sr.)
1 7 Bobby Hurley PG  United States Sacramento Kings Duke (Sr.)
1 8 Vin Baker* PF  United States Milwaukee Bucks Hartford (Sr.)
1 9 Rodney Rogers PF  United States Denver Nuggets Wake Forest (Jr.)
1 10 Lindsey Hunter PG  United States Detroit Pistons (from Miami) Jackson State (Sr.)
1 11 Allan Houston+ SG  United States Detroit Pistons Tennessee (Sr.)
1 12 George Lynch SF  United States Los Angeles Lakers North Carolina (Sr.)
1 13 Terry Dehere SG  United States Los Angeles Clippers Seton Hall (Sr.)
1 14 Scott Haskin PF  United States Indiana Pacers Oregon State (Sr.)
1 15 Doug Edwards SF  United States Atlanta Hawks Florida State (Sr.)
1 16 Rex Walters SG  United States New Jersey Nets Kansas (Sr.)
1 17 Greg Graham SG  United States Charlotte Hornets Indiana (Sr.)
1 18 Luther Wright C  United States Utah Jazz Seton Hall (Jr.)
1 19 Acie Earl C  United States Boston Celtics Iowa (Sr.)
1 20 Scott Burrell SF  United States Charlotte Hornets (from San Antonio) Connecticut (Sr.)
1 21 James Robinson SG  United States Portland Trail Blazers Alabama (Jr.)
1 22 Chris Mills SF  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Arizona (Sr.)
1 23 Ervin Johnson C  United States Seattle SuperSonics New Orleans (Sr.)
1 24 Sam Cassell* PG  United States Houston Rockets Florida State (Sr.)
1 25 Corie Blount PF  United States Chicago Bulls Cincinnati (Sr.)
1 26 Geert Hammink C  Netherlands Orlando Magic (from New York) LSU (Sr.)
1 27 Malcolm Mackey PF  United States Phoenix Suns Georgia Tech (Sr.)
2 28 Lucious Harris PG  United States Dallas Mavericks Long Beach State (Sr.)
2 29 Sherron Mills# F/C  United States Minnesota Timberwolves VCU (Sr.)
2 30 Gheorghe Mureșan C  Romania Washington Bullets Pau-Orthez (France)
2 31 Evers Burns F  United States Sacramento Kings Maryland (Sr.)
2 32 Alphonso Ford SG  United States Philadelphia 76ers Mississippi Valley State (Sr.)
2 33 Eric Riley C  United States Dallas Mavericks Michigan (Sr.)
2 34 Darnell Mee SG  Australia Golden State Warriors Western Kentucky (Sr.)
2 35 Ed Stokes C  United States Miami Heat Arizona (Sr.)
2 36 John Best# F/C  United States New Jersey Nets Tennessee Tech (Sr.)
2 37 Nick Van Exel+ PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers Cincinnati (Sr.)
2 38 Conrad McRae# PF  United States Washington Bullets Syracuse (Sr.)
2 39 Thomas Hill# SG/SF  United States Indiana Pacers Duke (Sr.)
2 40 Rich Manning C  United States Atlanta Hawks Washington (Sr.)
2 41 Anthony Reed# F  United States Chicago Bulls Tulane (Sr.)
2 42 Adonis Jordan PG  United States Seattle SuperSonics Kansas (Sr.)
2 43 Josh Grant PF  United States Denver Nuggets Utah (Sr.)
2 44 Alex Holcombe# C  United States Sacramento Kings Baylor (Sr.)
2 45 Bryon Russell SF  United States Utah Jazz Long Beach State (Sr.)
2 46 Richard Petruška C  Slovakia Houston Rockets UCLA (Sr.)
2 47 Chris Whitney PG  United States San Antonio Spurs Clemson (Sr.)
2 48 Kevin Thompson C  United States Portland Trail Blazers NC State (Sr.)
2 49 Mark Buford# C  United States Phoenix Suns Mississippi Valley State (Sr.)
2 50 Marcelo Nicola# PF  Argentina Houston Rockets Taugres (Spain)
2 51 Spencer Dunkley# C  United Kingdom Indiana Pacers Delaware (Sr.)
2 52 Mike Peplowski C  United States Sacramento Kings Michigan State (Sr.)
2 53 Leonard White# F  United States Los Angeles Clippers Southern (Sr.)
2 54 Byron Wilson# SG/SF  United States Phoenix Suns Utah (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

These players were not selected in the 1993 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA.

Player Pos. Nationality School/club team
Ashraf Amaya F  United States Southern Illinois (Sr.)
Dexter Boney G  United States UNLV (Sr.)
Bruce Bowen SF  United States Cal State Fullerton (Sr.)
Mitchell Butler PG  United States UCLA (Sr.)
Kornél Dávid PF  Hungary Tungsram-Honvéd (Hungary)
Bill Edwards F  United States Wright State (Sr.)
Evric Gray SF  United States UNLV (Sr.)
Antonio Harvey PF  United States Pfeiffer (Sr.)
Stanley Jackson SG  United States UAB (Sr.)
Warren Kidd C  United States Middle Tennessee (Sr.)
Todd Mundt C  United States Delta State (Sr.)
Julius Nwosu PF  Nigeria Liberty (Sr.)
Bo Outlaw PF/C  United States Houston (Sr.)
Antoine Rigaudeau PG/SG  France Cholet Basket (France)
Brent Scott C  United States Rice (Sr.)
Matt Wenstrom C  United States North Carolina (Sr.)
Aaron Williams PF/C  United States Xavier (Sr.)

Early entrants

College underclassmen

The following college basketball players successfully applied for early draft entrance.[3]

International players

The following international players successfully applied for early draft entrance.[3]

Other eligible players

Player Team Note Ref.
Australia Tony Ronaldson South East Melbourne Magic (Australia) Left Arizona State in 1992; playing professionally since the 1992–93 season [4]

See also


  1. ^ Nadel, Mike (July 1, 1993). "Webber, Hardaway trade hats". The Indianapolis News. p. 39. Retrieved April 18, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.Open access icon
  2. ^ June 30, 1993: In exchange for Webber, the Magic received the rights to Anfernee Hardaway, a 1996 1st round draft pick (Todd Fuller was later selected), a 1998 1st round draft pick (Vince Carter was later selected) and a 2000 1st round draft pick (Mike Miller was later selected). https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/trades.cgi?f1=GSW&f2=ORL
  3. ^ a b "1993 Underclassmen". The Draft Review. August 4, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  4. ^ Berkowitz, Steve (December 23, 1993). "MEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 6, 2023.