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. Six of the top nine picks were NBA All-Stars. Pablo Prigioni, who was eligible for selection but went undrafted, eventually debuted in the 2012–2013 season as the oldest rookie in NBA history at age 35.

Draft selections

G Guard PG Point guard SG Shooting guard F Forward 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
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year
Elton Brand was selected 1st overall by the Chicago Bulls.
Steve Francis was selected 2nd overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Baron Davis was selected 3rd overall by the Charlotte Hornets.
Lamar Odom was selected 4th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Wally Szczerbiak was selected 6th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Richard Hamilton was selected 7th overall by the Washington Wizards.
Shawn Marion was selected 9th overall by the Phoenix Suns.
Jason Terry was selected 10th overall by the Atlanta Hawks.
Metta Sandiford-Artest was selected 16th overall by the Chicago Bulls.
Andrei Kirilenko was selected 24th overall by the Utah Jazz (didn't play in the NBA for the first 2 seasons (1999–2001) after being drafted).
Manu Ginóbili was selected 57th overall by the San Antonio Spurs (didn't play in the NBA for the first 3 seasons (1999–2002) 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.)
1 2 Steve Francis+~ PG  United States Vancouver Grizzlies (traded to Houston) Maryland (Jr.)
1 3 Baron Davis* PG  United States Charlotte Hornets UCLA (So.)
1 4 Lamar Odom PF/SF  United States Los Angeles Clippers Rhode Island (So.)
1 5 Jonathan Bender PF  United States Toronto Raptors (from Denver, traded to Indiana) Picayune Memorial HS (Picayune, Mississippi) (HS Sr.)
1 6 Wally Szczerbiak+ SG/SF  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from New Jersey) Miami (OH) (Sr.)
1 7 Richard Hamilton+ SG/SF  United States Washington Wizards Connecticut (Jr.)
1 8 Andre Miller PG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers (from Boston) Utah (Sr.)
1 9 Shawn Marion* SF/PF  United States Phoenix Suns (from Dallas) UNLV (Jr.)
1 10 Jason Terry SG/PG  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Golden State) Arizona (Sr.)
1 11 Trajan Langdon SG  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Duke (Sr.)
1 12 Aleksandar Radojević C  Yugoslavia Toronto Raptors Barton County CC (So.)
1 13 Corey Maggette SF/SG  United States Seattle SuperSonics (traded to Orlando) Duke (Fr.)
1 14 William Avery PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Duke (So.)
1 15 Frédéric Weis# C  France New York Knicks Limoges (France)
1 16 Ron Artest*[A] SF  United States Chicago Bulls (from Phoenix) St. John's (So.)
1 17 Cal Bowdler PF  Ireland[2] Atlanta Hawks (from Sacramento) Old Dominion (Sr.)
1 18 James Posey SG/SF  United States Denver Nuggets (from Milwaukee via Phoenix) Xavier (Jr.)
1 19 Quincy Lewis SF  United States Utah Jazz (from Philadelphia) Minnesota (Sr.)
1 20 Dion Glover SG  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Detroit) Georgia Tech (So.)
1 21 Jeff Foster PF  United States Golden State Warriors (from Atlanta; traded to Indiana) Southwest Texas State (Sr.)
1 22 Kenny Thomas PF  United States Houston Rockets New Mexico (Sr.)
1 23 Devean George SF  United States Los Angeles Lakers Augsburg (Sr.)
1 24 Andrei Kirilenko+ SF  Russia Utah Jazz (from Orlando) CSKA Moscow (Russia)
1 25 Tim James SF  United States Miami Heat Miami (Sr.)
1 26 Vonteego Cummings PG  United States Indiana Pacers (traded to Golden State) Pittsburgh (Sr.)
1 27 Jumaine Jones SF  United States Atlanta Hawks (from Portland via Detroit; traded to Philadelphia) Georgia (So.)
1 28 Scott Padgett PF  United States Utah Jazz Kentucky (Sr.)
1 29 Leon Smith PF  United States San Antonio Spurs (traded to Dallas) King College Prep HS (Chicago) (HS Sr.)
2 30 John Celestand PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Vancouver Grizzlies) Villanova (Sr.)
2 31 Rico Hill# F  United States Los Angeles Clippers Illinois State (Jr.)
2 32 Michael Ruffin PF  United States Chicago Bulls Tulsa (Sr.)
2 33 Chris Herren G  United States Denver Nuggets Fresno State (Sr.)
2 34 Evan Eschmeyer C  United States New Jersey Nets Northwestern (Sr.)
2 35 Calvin Booth C  United States Washington Wizards Penn State (Sr.)
2 36 Wang Zhizhi C  China Dallas Mavericks Bayi Rockets (China)
2 37 Obinna Ekezie C  Nigeria Vancouver Grizzlies (from Boston) Maryland (Sr.)
2 38 Laron Profit SG/SF  United States Orlando Magic (from Golden State) Maryland (Sr.)
2 39 A. J. Bramlett C  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Arizona (Sr.)
2 40 Gordan Giriček G/F  Croatia Dallas Mavericks (traded to San Antonio) Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
2 41 Francisco Elson C  Netherlands Denver Nuggets California (Sr.)
2 42 Louis Bullock# G  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Orlando) Michigan (Sr.)
2 43 Lee Nailon SF  United States Charlotte Hornets TCU (Sr.)
2 44 Tyrone Washington# C  United States Houston Rockets (from Phoenix) Mississippi State (Sr.)
2 45 Ryan Robertson G  United States Sacramento Kings Kansas (Sr.)
2 46 J. R. Koch# F  United States New York Knicks Iowa (Sr.)
2 47 Todd MacCulloch C  Canada Philadelphia 76ers Washington (Sr.)
2 48 Galen Young# G  United States Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte (Sr.)
2 49 Lari Ketner C  United States Chicago Bulls (from Detroit via Atlanta) UMass (Sr.)
2 50 Venson Hamilton# C  United States Houston Rockets Nebraska (Sr.)
2 51 Antwain Smith# F  United States Vancouver Grizzlies (from L.A. Lakers) Saint Paul's (Sr.)
2 52 Roberto Bergersen# G  United States Atlanta Hawks Boise State (Sr.)
2 53 Rodney Buford SG  United States Miami Heat Creighton (Sr.)
2 54 Melvin Levett# SG  United States Detroit Pistons (from Indiana) Cincinnati (Sr.)
2 55 Kris Clack# G  United States Boston Celtics (from Orlando via Denver) Texas (Sr.)
2 56 Tim Young C  United States Golden State Warriors (from Portland) Stanford (Sr.)
2 57 Manu Ginóbili^* SG  Argentina San Antonio Spurs Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy 2nd)
2 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

These players eligible for the 1999 NBA draft were not selected but have played in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Chris Andersen C/PF  United States Blinn (So.)
Michael Batiste PF/C  United States Long Beach State (Sr.)
Raja Bell SG  United States Virgin Islands FIU (Sr.)
Geno Carlisle PG  United States California (Sr.)
Maurice Carter SG  United States LSU (Sr.)
Jorge Garbajosa PF  Spain TAU Cerámica (Spain)
Derek Hood SF/PF  United States Arkansas (Sr.)
Jermaine Jackson SG  United States Detroit (Sr.)
Harold Jamison PF  United States Clemson (Sr.)
Jason Miskiri PG  Guyana George Mason (So.)
Boniface N'Dong C  Senegal SpVgg Rattelsdorf (Germany)
Milt Palacio SG  Belize Colorado State (Sr.)
Andy Panko PF  United States Lebanon Valley (Sr.)
Pablo Prigioni PG  Argentina Obras Sanitarias (Argentina)
Eddie Robinson SG/SF  United States Central Oklahoma (Sr.)
Guy Rucker C  United States Iowa (Jr.)
Jamel Thomas SG/SF  United States Providence (Sr.)
Wayne Turner PG  United States Kentucky (Sr.)

Early entrants

College underclassmen

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

High school players

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

International players

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


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

See also


  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.
  3. ^ a b c "1999 Underclassmen". The Draft Review. August 4, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2022.