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1978 NBA Draft

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Date: Friday, June 9, 1978
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 202 (66 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Mychal Thompson (59.1 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: L. Bird (145.8), M. Cheeks (103.5) and R. Theus (66.9)

All-Stars: 5 (L. Bird, M. Cheeks, M. Mitchell, M. Richardson and R. Theus)

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202 Selections

Stats shown are for the player's NBA career
Round 1 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
1 POR Mychal Thompson University of Minnesota 935 27764 12810 6951 2141 .504 .083 .655 29.7 13.7 7.4 2.3 59.1 .102
2 KCK Phil Ford University of North Carolina 482 13503 5594 854 3083 .467 .210 .820 28.0 11.6 1.8 6.4 23.3 .083
3 IND Rick Robey University of Kentucky 493 8824 3723 2301 611 .501 .125 .650 17.9 7.6 4.7 1.2 15.8 .086
4 NYK Micheal Ray Richardson University of Montana 556 18589 8253 3056 3899 .457 .220 .690 33.4 14.8 5.5 7.0 35.2 .091
5 GSW Purvis Short Jackson State University 842 24549 14607 3625 2123 .474 .282 .824 29.2 17.3 4.3 2.5 51.1 .100
6 BOS Larry Bird Indiana State University 897 34443 21791 8974 5695 .496 .376 .886 38.4 24.3 10.0 6.3 145.8 .203
7 POR Ron Brewer University of Arkansas 501 12892 5971 971 920 .459 .248 .824 25.7 11.9 1.9 1.8 17.3 .065
8 BOS Freeman Williams Portland State University 323 6606 4738 510 516 .467 .331 .824 20.5 14.7 1.6 1.6 10.0 .072
9 CHI Reggie Theus University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1026 34603 19015 3349 6453 .471 .252 .826 33.7 18.5 3.3 6.3 66.9 .093
10 ATL Butch Lee Marquette University 96 1834 773 137 307 .450 .761 19.1 8.1 1.4 3.2 2.4 .062
11 NOJ James Hardy University of San Francisco 249 5379 1410 1312 315 .481 .333 .700 21.6 5.7 5.3 1.3 6.3 .056
12 MIL George Johnson St. John's University 464 9878 4214 2610 817 .463 .189 .779 21.3 9.1 5.6 1.8 14.1 .068
13 NJN Winford Boynes University of San Francisco 177 3035 1478 363 207 .435 .000 .783 17.1 8.4 2.1 1.2 0.9 .014
14 WSB Roger Phegley Bradley University 345 5803 3011 702 486 .470 .253 .834 16.8 8.7 2.0 1.4 8.5 .071
15 CLE Mike Mitchell Auburn University 759 24537 15016 4246 1010 .493 .216 .779 32.3 19.8 5.6 1.3 50.2 .098
16 ATL Jack Givens University of Kentucky 156 2601 1040 456 142 .401 .000 .791 16.7 6.7 2.9 0.9 4.3 .079
17 DEN Rod Griffin Wake Forest University
18 WSB Dave Corzine DePaul University 891 20772 7615 5262 1477 .484 .189 .747 23.3 8.5 5.9 1.7 37.3 .086
19 PHO Marty Byrnes Syracuse University 263 4254 1495 586 409 .463 .326 .736 16.2 5.7 2.2 1.6 4.2 .048
20 SAS Frankie Sanders Southern University and A&M College 69 665 352 131 69 .430 .822 9.6 5.1 1.9 1.0 0.5 .038
21 DEN Mike Evans Kansas State University 591 9858 4531 808 1514 .452 .307 .807 16.7 7.7 1.4 2.6 9.3 .045
22 GSW Raymond Townsend University of California, Los Angeles 154 2025 745 157 217 .411 .171 .703 13.1 4.8 1.0 1.4 1.0 .023
Round 2 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
23 DET Terry Tyler University of Detroit Mercy 871 21740 8868 4675 1039 .484 .122 .703 25.0 10.2 5.4 1.2 40.8 .090
24 POR Keith Herron Villanova University 124 2620 1219 242 174 .438 .167 .858 21.1 9.8 2.0 1.4 3.2 .058
25 ATL Rick Wilson University of Louisville 66 648 194 79 83 .393 .560 9.8 2.9 1.2 1.3 0.2 .013
26 LAL Ron Carter Virginia Military Institute 59 449 176 64 34 .429 .623 7.6 3.0 1.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.017
27 IND Wayne Radford Indiana University 52 649 202 68 57 .474 .800 12.5 3.9 1.3 1.1 0.7 .049
28 HOU Buster Matheney University of Utah
29 DET John Long University of Detroit Mercy 893 22680 12131 2492 1738 .467 .322 .862 25.4 13.6 2.8 1.9 32.0 .068
30 BOS Jeff Judkins University of Utah 272 3421 1482 427 282 .478 .315 .812 12.6 5.4 1.6 1.0 6.3 .088
31 CHI Marvin Johnson University of New Mexico
32 NYK John Rudd McNeese State University 58 723 184 167 35 .444 .710 12.5 3.2 2.9 0.6 0.6 .040
33 CLE Harry Davis Florida State University 44 424 175 72 16 .436 .689 9.6 4.0 1.6 0.4 0.3 .033
34 NYK Greg Bunch California State University, Fullerton 12 97 28 17 4 .346 .833 8.1 2.3 1.4 0.3 0.1 .046
35 NOJ Tommie Green Southern University and A&M College 59 809 232 68 140 .388 .762 13.7 3.9 1.2 2.4 -0.3 -0.017
36 PHI Maurice Cheeks West Texas A&M University 1101 34845 12195 3088 7392 .523 .255 .793 31.6 11.1 2.8 6.7 103.5 .143
37 WSB Terry Sykes Grambling State University
38 LAL Lew Massey University of North Carolina at Charlotte
39 SEA James Lee University of Kentucky
40 GSW Wayne Cooper University of New Orleans 984 20274 7777 6095 852 .457 .146 .736 20.6 7.9 6.2 0.9 36.9 .087
41 SDC Jerome Whitehead Marquette University 679 11828 4423 3268 374 .497 .000 .718 17.4 6.5 4.8 0.6 16.4 .067
42 SEA Kevin McDonald University of Pennsylvania
43 PHI Glenn Hagan St. Bonaventure University 4 25 7 4 8 .429 1.000 6.3 1.8 1.0 2.0 0.1 .201
44 POR Clemon Johnson Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 761 13310 4102 3508 744 .492 .000 .621 17.5 5.4 4.6 1.0 25.5 .092
Round 3 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
45 NJN Mike Phillips University of Kentucky
46 DEN Hollis Copeland Rutgers University 93 1260 464 161 89 .488 .000 .739 13.5 5.0 1.7 1.0 1.3 .050
47 HOU Billy Ray Bates Kentucky State University 187 3328 2197 313 352 .474 .303 .796 17.8 11.7 1.7 1.9 6.9 .099
48 SDC Mike Santos Utah State University
49 KCK Jeff Cook Idaho State University 518 9697 2734 2334 707 .462 .056 .716 18.7 5.3 4.5 1.4 17.7 .088
50 BOS Dana Skinner Merrimack College
51 SDC Ricky Gallon University of Louisville
52 KCK Mike Russell Texas Tech University
53 CHI Randy Ayers Miami University
54 ATL Steve Grant Manhattan College
55 NYK Marc Iavaroni University of Virginia 531 8371 2328 1725 514 .459 .000 .710 15.8 4.4 3.2 1.0 8.0 .046
56 GSW Steve Neff Southern Nazarene University
57 CLE Ken Higgs Louisiana State University
58 WSB Rick Apke Creighton University
59 MIL Pat Cummings University of Cincinnati 683 14516 6529 3825 807 .497 .000 .737 21.3 9.6 5.6 1.2 22.6 .075
60 LAL Michael Cooper University of New Mexico 873 23635 7729 2769 3666 .469 .340 .833 27.1 8.9 3.2 4.2 52.5 .107
61 SEA Dave Baxter University of Michigan
62 NJN Dave Batton University of Notre Dame 58 589 188 123 32 .448 .000 .471 10.2 3.2 2.1 0.6 0.7 .055
63 PHO Joel Kramer San Diego State University 328 4184 1257 916 343 .479 .000 .737 12.8 3.8 2.8 1.0 9.1 .105
64 SAS Gerald Henderson Virginia Commonwealth University 871 18856 7773 1453 3141 .472 .332 .776 21.6 8.9 1.7 3.6 32.1 .082
65 SDC Marvin Dalph University of Arkansas
66 POR Sterling Edmunds Dartmouth College
Round 4 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
67 HOU Jackie Robinson University of Nevada, Las Vegas 22 185 83 27 13 .463 .000 .700 8.4 3.8 1.2 0.6 0.3 .089
68 SDC Jim Boylan Marquette University
69 HOU Joel Thompson University of Michigan
70 KCK Jeffrey Crompton University of North Carolina
71 IND Ricky Lee Oregon State University
72 BOS Dave Nelson Bloomfield College
73 SDC Larry Harris University of Pittsburgh
74 NOJ Mel Davis North Texas State University
75 NOJ Jeff Covington Youngstown State University
76 SDC Leroy McDonald Wake Forest University
77 GSW Derrick Jackson Georgetown University
78 CLE Stan Rome Clemson University
79 NYK Erving Giddings University of Dayton
80 MIL Otis Howard Austin Peay State University 14 113 59 41 5 .429 .478 8.1 4.2 2.9 0.4 0.2 .064
81 WSB Lawrence Boston University of Maryland 13 125 56 39 2 .462 .615 9.6 4.3 3.0 0.2 0.2 .075
82 LAL Harold Robertson Lincoln University of Missouri
83 SEA Billy Lewis Illinois State University
84 NJN Walter Jordan Purdue University 30 207 68 42 11 .387 .588 6.9 2.3 1.4 0.4 -0.1 -0.021
85 PHO Bob Miller University of Cincinnati 2 8 4 5 1 .667 4.0 2.0 2.5 0.5 0.1 .360
86 SAS Rich Adams University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
87 PHI Brett Vroman University of Nevada, Las Vegas 11 93 34 25 9 .370 .000 .737 8.5 3.1 2.3 0.8 0.1 .048
88 PHO Wayne Smith University of California, Irvine
Round 5 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
89 NJN Cecile Rose University of Houston
90 SDC David Thompson Florida State University
91 HOU Gary Goodner University of Texas at Austin
92 IND James Sparrow North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
93 KCK Derick Clairborne University of Massachusetts Amherst
94 BOS Greg Tynes Seton Hall University
95 DET Dave Caligaris Northeastern University
96 NOJ Duck Williams University of Notre Dame 77 1794 506 106 183 .447 .000 .700 23.3 6.6 1.4 2.4 -0.3 -0.009
97 CHI Ron Anthony Jacksonville University
98 ATL Chris Potter College of the Holy Cross
99 CLE Ken Koenigs University of Kansas
100 NYK Greg Green Southern University and A&M College
101 GSW Bubba Wilson Western Carolina University 16 143 17 16 12 .280 .500 8.9 1.1 1.0 0.8 -0.2 -0.064
102 WSB Roger Dickens Towson University
103 MIL Russ Coleman University of the Pacific
104 LAL Carlos Terry Winston-Salem State University 94 1078 285 227 124 .434 .000 .672 11.5 3.0 2.4 1.3 1.5 .066
105 SEA Ralph Drollinger University of California, Los Angeles 6 67 15 19 14 .500 .250 11.2 2.5 3.2 2.3 -0.2 -0.117
106 DEN Michael Edwards University of Texas-Pan American
107 PHO Andre Wakefield Loyola University of Chicago 81 633 187 80 73 .354 .708 7.8 2.3 1.0 0.9 -1.1 -0.080
108 SAS Eugene Parker Purdue University
109 PHI Mark Haymore University of Massachusetts Amherst
110 POR Clay Johnson University of Missouri 80 688 224 93 45 .410 .333 .724 8.6 2.8 1.2 0.6 0.7 .046
Round 6 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
111 NJN Golie Augustus University of South Carolina
112 SDC Bob Miscevicious Providence College
113 HOU Eddie Joe Chavez Santa Clara University
114 KCK Jim Krivacs University of Texas at Austin
115 IND Sherman Dillard James Madison University
116 BOS Dave Winey University of Minnesota
117 DET Audie Matthews University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
118 NOJ John Douglas University of Kansas 67 1043 452 91 147 .461 .311 .663 15.6 6.7 1.4 2.2 0.5 .022
119 CHI John Shoemaker Miami University
120 ATL Gerald Glover Howard University
121 NYK Ed Warren Briar Cliff University
122 GSW Buzz Hartnett University of San Diego
123 CLE Ron Bell Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
124 MIL Dave Kyle Cleveland State University
125 WSB Archie Aldridge Miami University
126 LAL Kim Stewart University of Washington
127 DEN Robert Heard Columbus State University
128 PHO Charles Thompson University of Houston
129 SAS Harry Morgan Indiana State University
130 PHI Osborne Lockhart University of Minnesota
131 POR Tim Evans University of Puget Sound
Round 7 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
132 NJN Doug Jemison University of San Francisco
133 SDC Stan Pietkiewicz Auburn University 96 1070 376 93 174 .458 .333 .806 11.1 3.9 1.0 1.8 1.5 .066
134 HOU Stan Stewart Loyola Marymount University
135 IND Ollie Matson Pepperdine University
136 KCK Charles McMilliam North Texas State University
137 BOS Steve Balkun Fairfield University
138 DET Herb Entzminger Johnson C. Smith University
139 NOJ Willie Howard University of New Mexico
140 CHI Jarvis Reynolds State University of West Georgia
141 ATL Jim DeWeese Gonzaga University
142 GSW Rick Bernard Saint Mary's College of California
143 CLE Tony Smith University of Nevada, Las Vegas
144 NYK Gary Pember Nasson College
145 WSB Ed Hopkins Georgetown University
146 MIL Kim Anderson University of Missouri 21 224 63 45 15 .312 .536 10.7 3.0 2.1 0.7 -0.4 -0.078
147 LAL Larry Paige Colorado State University
148 DEN Jack Gilloon University of South Carolina
149 PHO Steve Malovic San Diego State University 39 445 80 86 26 .463 .667 11.4 2.1 2.2 0.7 0.3 .027
150 SAS Hector Olivencia Sacred Heart University
151 PHI Anthony Murray University of Alabama
152 POR Walter Reason Pacific University
Round 8 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
153 NJN Bruce Campbell Providence College
154 SDC Felton Young Jacksonville University
155 KCK Ron Hammye Bowling Green State University
156 BOS Kim Fisher Fairfield University
157 DET Earl Evans University of Nevada, Las Vegas 36 381 157 75 37 .450 .389 .571 10.6 4.4 2.1 1.0 0.1 .015
158 NOJ Carl Kilpatrick University of Louisiana at Monroe 2 6 3 4 0 .500 .500 3.0 1.5 2.0 0.0 0.0 .225
159 CHI Chubby Cox University of San Francisco 7 78 29 10 6 .351 .000 .500 11.1 4.1 1.4 0.9 -0.2 -0.127
160 ATL Ed Murphy Merrimack College
161 CLE Roland Martin Missouri Southern State University
162 NYK Greg Sanders St. Bonaventure University
163 GSW Tony Searcy Appalachian State University
164 MIL Tom Zaligaris University of North Carolina
165 WSB Nestor Cora St. Francis College
166 DEN Larry Vaculik University of Colorado
167 PHO George Fowler University of the Pacific
168 SAS Henry Taylor University of Texas-Pan American
169 PHI Alan Cunningham Colorado State University
170 POR Mark Wickman Linfield College
Round 9 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
171 NJN Frank Sowinski Princeton University
172 SDC Bobby White Centenary College of Louisiana
173 BOS Les Anderson George Washington University
174 DET Ulice Payne Marquette University
175 NOJ Chad Nelson Drake University
176 CHI Joe Ponsetto DePaul University
177 ATL Maurice Robinson West Virginia University
178 NYK Danny Fields University of North Carolina at Wilmington
179 GSW Bobby Humbles Bradley University
180 CLE Steve Bayless Central State University
181 WSB Tim Claxton Temple University
182 MIL Gary Rosenberger Marquette University
183 DEN Tom Schneeburger United States Air Force Academy
184 PHO Nate Stokes Grand Canyon University
185 SAS Rick Taylor Arizona State University
186 POR Paul Cozens College of the Holy Cross
Round 10 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
187 NJN Michael Vicens College of the Holy Cross
188 BOS Walter Harrigan Brandeis University
189 DET Dave Grauzer Central Michigan University
190 NOJ Rickey Williams California State University, Long Beach 44 346 147 38 37 .415 .000 .660 7.9 3.3 0.9 0.8 -0.1 -0.017
191 CHI Mark Tucker Oklahoma State University
192 ATL Marshall Lester Florida Southern College
193 GSW Mike Muff Murray State University
194 CLE Gary Winston United States Military Academy
195 NYK Ernest Simons Pace University
196 MIL Tom Anderson University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
197 WSB Steve Connor Boise State University
198 DEN Phil Taylor University of Arizona
199 PHO Lewis Cohen California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
200 SAS Larry Brewster University of Florida
201 PHI Dennis James Widener University
202 POR Tim Workington Biola University