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First Overall Draft Picks, 1947-2009

First Overall Selections, Year-by-Year
Year Lg Team First Pick College
2009 NBA Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin University of Oklahoma
2008 NBA Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose University of Memphis
2007 NBA Portland Trail Blazers Greg Oden Ohio State University
2006 NBA Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani
2005 NBA Milwaukee Bucks Andrew Bogut University of Utah
2004 NBA Orlando Magic Dwight Howard
2003 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James
2002 NBA Houston Rockets Yao Ming
2001 NBA Washington Wizards Kwame Brown
2000 NBA New Jersey Nets Kenyon Martin University of Cincinnati
1999 NBA Chicago Bulls Elton Brand Duke University
1998 NBA Los Angeles Clippers Michael Olowokandi University of the Pacific
1997 NBA San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan Wake Forest University
1996 NBA Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson Georgetown University
1995 NBA Golden State Warriors Joe Smith University of Maryland
1994 NBA Milwaukee Bucks Glenn Robinson Purdue University
1993 NBA Orlando Magic Chris Webber University of Michigan
1992 NBA Orlando Magic Shaquille O'Neal Louisiana State University
1991 NBA Charlotte Hornets Larry Johnson University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1990 NBA New Jersey Nets Derrick Coleman Syracuse University
1989 NBA Sacramento Kings Pervis Ellison University of Louisville
1988 NBA Los Angeles Clippers Danny Manning University of Kansas
1987 NBA San Antonio Spurs David Robinson United States Naval Academy
1986 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Brad Daugherty University of North Carolina
1985 NBA New York Knickerbockers Patrick Ewing Georgetown University
1984 NBA Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon University of Houston
1983 NBA Houston Rockets Ralph Sampson University of Virginia
1982 NBA Los Angeles Lakers James Worthy University of North Carolina
1981 NBA Dallas Mavericks Mark Aguirre DePaul University
1980 NBA Golden State Warriors Joe Barry Carroll Purdue University
1979 NBA Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson Michigan State University
1978 NBA Portland Trail Blazers Mychal Thompson University of Minnesota
1977 NBA Milwaukee Bucks Kent Benson Indiana University
1976 NBA Houston Rockets John Lucas University of Maryland
1975 NBA Atlanta Hawks David Thompson North Carolina State University
1974 NBA Portland Trail Blazers Bill Walton University of California, Los Angeles
1973 NBA Philadelphia 76ers Doug Collins Illinois State University
1972 NBA Portland Trail Blazers LaRue Martin Loyola University of Chicago
1971 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Austin Carr University of Notre Dame
1970 NBA Detroit Pistons Bob Lanier St. Bonaventure University
1969 NBA Milwaukee Bucks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar University of California, Los Angeles
1968 NBA San Diego Rockets Elvin Hayes University of Houston
1967 NBA Detroit Pistons Jimmy Walker Providence College
1966 NBA New York Knickerbockers Cazzie Russell University of Michigan
1965 NBA San Francisco Warriors Fred Hetzel Davidson College
1964 NBA New York Knickerbockers Jim Barnes University of Texas at El Paso
1963 NBA New York Knickerbockers Art Heyman Duke University
1962 NBA Chicago Zephyrs Bill McGill University of Utah
1961 NBA Chicago Packers Walt Bellamy Indiana University
1960 NBA Cincinnati Royals Oscar Robertson University of Cincinnati
1959 NBA Cincinnati Royals Bob Boozer Kansas State University
1958 NBA Minneapolis Lakers Elgin Baylor Seattle University
1957 NBA Cincinnati Royals Hot Rod Hundley West Virginia University
1956 NBA Rochester Royals Si Green Duquesne University
1955 NBA St. Louis Hawks Dick Ricketts Duquesne University
1954 NBA Baltimore Bullets Frank Selvy Furman University
1953 NBA Baltimore Bullets Ray Felix Long Island University
1952 NBA Milwaukee Hawks Mark Workman West Virginia University
1951 NBA Baltimore Bullets Gene Melchiorre Bradley University
1950 NBA Boston Celtics Chuck Share Bowling Green State University
1949 BAA Providence Steam Rollers Howie Shannon Kansas State University
1948 BAA Providence Steam Rollers Andy Tonkovich Marshall University
1947 BAA Pittsburgh Ironmen Clifton McNeeley University of Texas at El Paso