NBA draft

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The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league.wikipedia
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1947 BAA draft

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The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league.
The 1947 BAA draft was the inaugural draft of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Eligibility for the NBA draft

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The NBA draft is an annual event dating back to 1947 in which the teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) can draft players who are eligible and wish to join the league.
The NBA draft is an annual event in which the 30 franchises in the National Basketball Association select new players for their teams.

NBA high school draftees

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In the past, high school players were also eligible to be selected.
In the early years of the NBA draft, a player had to finish his four-year college eligibility to be eligible for selection.

1960 NBA draft

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The 1960 and 1968 drafts went 21 rounds.
The 1960 NBA draft was the 14th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1968 NBA draft

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The 1960 and 1968 drafts went 21 rounds.
The 1968 NBA draft was the 22nd annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1974 NBA draft

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By 1974, it had stabilized to 10 rounds (except 1977, when the rounds were eight), which held up until 1985, when the draft was shortened to seven rounds.
The 1974 NBA draft was the 28th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1977 NBA draft

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By 1974, it had stabilized to 10 rounds (except 1977, when the rounds were eight), which held up until 1985, when the draft was shortened to seven rounds.
The 1977 NBA draft was the 31st annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1989 NBA draft

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By agreement with the National Basketball Players Association, the drafts from 1989 onward have been limited to two rounds, which gives undrafted players the chance to try out for any team.
The 1989 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1989, in New York City, New York, USA.

List of National Basketball Association undrafted players

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By agreement with the National Basketball Players Association, the drafts from 1989 onward have been limited to two rounds, which gives undrafted players the chance to try out for any team.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an annual draft where teams select eligible players to join the league.

NBA Draft Combine

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Since 2016, players could enter the draft and participate in the NBA Draft Combine multiple times and retain NCAA eligibility by withdrawing from the draft within 10 days after the end of the mid-May NBA draft combine.
The NBA Draft Combine is a multi-day showcase that takes place every May before the annual June NBA draft.

1978 NBA draft

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The first foreign player, in the sense of being a national of a country other than the U.S., to be chosen first overall in the draft was Bahamian Mychal Thompson in 1978.
The 1978 NBA draft was the 32nd annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Amar'e Stoudemire

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The NBA draft was initially dominated by collegiate players after the draft began in 1950, but in recent years high school seniors were having larger impacts on the draft, players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady and Amar'e Stoudemire.
Stoudemire played high school basketball for five different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida, and declaring for the NBA draft as a prep-to-pro player.

1984 NBA draft

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The following two years saw two players born outside the U.S. selected first overall—Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984 and Jamaica-born American Patrick Ewing in 1985.
The 1984 NBA draft was the 37th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

1985 NBA draft

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By 1974, it had stabilized to 10 rounds (except 1977, when the rounds were eight), which held up until 1985, when the draft was shortened to seven rounds. The following two years saw two players born outside the U.S. selected first overall—Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon in 1984 and Jamaica-born American Patrick Ewing in 1985.
The 1985 NBA draft took place on June 18, 1985.

1997 NBA draft

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The top pick in the 1997 NBA draft, Tim Duncan, became the third international player picked number 1 overall—although his designation as "international" is a matter of semantics, as he is a native of the United States Virgin Islands and, like all USVI natives, is a U.S. citizen by birth.
The 1997 NBA draft took place on June 25, 1997, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2002 NBA draft

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It was not until 2002 that an international player without college experience went first overall—Yao Ming. The 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 NBA drafts saw international players picked first overall.
The 2002 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2002, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

2005 NBA draft

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The 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 NBA drafts saw international players picked first overall.
The 2005 NBA draft took place on June 28, 2005, in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

2013 NBA draft

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The 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 NBA drafts saw international players picked first overall.
The 2013 NBA draft was held on June 27, 2013, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

2014 NBA draft

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The 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 NBA drafts saw international players picked first overall.
The 2014 NBA draft was held on June 26, 2014, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

College basketball

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These are typically college basketball players, but international players are also eligible to be drafted.
Thereafter, collegiate players demonstrating economic hardship were allowed early entry into the NBA draft.

Duke Blue Devils men's basketball

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In 2011, Australian born Kyrie Irving was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers after having played one year at Duke.
Eleven Duke players have been named the National Player of the Year, and 71 players have been selected in the NBA Draft.

Cleveland Cavaliers

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In 2011, Australian born Kyrie Irving was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers after having played one year at Duke.
Stepien's tenure as owner was marked by six coaching changes, questionable trades and draft decisions, and poor attendance, leading to $15 million in financial losses.

1996 NBA draft

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During the 2016 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Australian forward Ben Simmons to be the #1 selection, the first time the franchise got one in 20 years since the 1996 NBA draft when they selected the first overall pick Allen Iverson, a sophomore from Georgetown.
The 1996 NBA draft was the 50th draft in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2000 NBA draft

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The 2000 NBA draft has been regarded as the worst in history, with Sports Illustrated calling its first round "a horrible group of players".
The 2000 NBA draft was held on June 28, 2000 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

1986 NBA draft

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The 1986 Draft was notable for the number of solid and even outstanding players selected in later rounds, partly because of drug problems that claimed the life of second overall pick Len Bias and affected the careers of several other first-round picks.
The 1986 NBA draft was held on June 17, 1986.