1996 NBA Draft Results

The 1996 NBA Draft is considered to be one of the best draft results of all time. The draft took place on June 26th, 1996 located in East Rutherford, New Jersey and was shown on Turner Network Television (TNT) in the United States. The event consisted of two rounds where teams took turns selected first time eligible players from colleges, high schools, and leagues from outside of North America. The Philadelphia 76ers won the draft lotter with the expansion teams (Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors) not being eligible for the first pick. The top overall pick in the 1996 draft was guard, Allen Iverson. Overall, more than one third of all of the picks in this draft would go on to become NBA All Stars making it stronger from top to bottom than the 1984 NBA draft that would go on to feature five hall of fame players to include Michael Jordan. Some of the other notable players in the 1996 draft include Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Ray Allen, Žydrūnas Ilgauskas, Stephon Marbury, Jermaine O’Neal, Peja Stojaković, Antoine Walker, and Marcus Camby. If you would like to check out other NBA Draft results, we have those posted here for you to enjoy.

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1996 NBA Draft Results

1996 NBA Draft Results – First Round

Pick Team Player School/Country
1 PHI Allen Iverson Georgetown
2 TOR Marcus Camby University of Massachusetts Amherst
3 VAN Shareef Abdur-Rahim California
4 MIL Stephon Marbury Georgia Tech
5 MIN Ray Allen Connecticut
6 BOS Antoine Walker Kentucky
7 LAC Lorenzen Wright Memphis
8 NJN Kerry Kittles Villanova
9 DAL Samaki Walker Louisville
10 IND Erick Dampier Mississippi State
11 GSW Todd Fuller North Carolina State
12 CLE Vitaly Potapenko Wright State
13 CHH Kobe Bryant Lower Merion HS (PA)
14 SAC Peja Stojakovic Croatia
15 PHO Steve Nash Santa Clara
16 CHH Tony Delk Kentucky
17 POR Jermaine O'Neal Eau Claire HS (SC)
18 NYK John Wallace Syracuse
19 NYK Walter McCarty Kentucky
20 CLE Zydrunas Ilgauskas Lithuania
21 NYK Dontae' Jones Mississippi State
22 VAN Roy Rogers Alabama
23 DEN Efthimi Rentzias Greece
24 LAL Derek Fisher Arkansas Little Rock
25 UTA Martin Muursepp Estonia
26 DET Jerome Williams Georgetown
27 ORL Brian Evans Indiana
28 ATL Priest Lauderdale Central State
29 CHI Travis Knight Connecticut

1996 NBA Draft Results – Second Round

Pick Team Player School/Country
30 HOU Othella Harrington Georgetown
31 PHI Mark Hendrickson Washington State
32 PHI Ryan Minor Oklahoma
33 MIL Moochie Norris West Florida
34 DAL Shawn Harvey West Virginia State
35 SEA Joseph Blair Arizona
36 LAC Doron Sheffer Connecticut
37 DEN Jeff McInnis North Carolina
38 BOS Steve Hamer Tennessee
39 PHO Russ Millard Iowa
40 GSW Marcus Mann Mississippi Valley State
41 SAC Jason Sasser Texas Tech
42 HOU Randy Livingston Louisiana State
43 PHO Ben Davis Arizona
44 CHH Malik Rose Drexel
45 SEA Joe Vogel Colorado State
46 POR Marcus Brown Murray State
47 SEA Ron Riley Arizona State
48 PHI Jamie Feick Michigan State
49 ORL Amal McCaskill Marquette
50 HOU Terrell Bell Georgia
51 VAN Chris Robinson Western Kentucky
52 IND Mark Pope Kentucky
53 MIL Jeff Nordgaard Wisconsin-Green Bay
54 UTA Shandon Anderson Georgia
55 WSB Ronnie Henderson Louisiana State
56 CLE Reggie Geary Arizona
57 SEA Drew Barry Georgia Tech
58 DAL Darnell Robinson Arkansas