Underclassmen in 1995-1996 NBA Draft

23 Division I players (14 juniors, 7 sophomores and 2 freshmen), three high school seniors, 2 community college players and 2 players from overseas forfeited the remainder of their college eligibility and declared for the 1996 NBA Draft which took place in E. Rutherford, N.J. on June 26.

Players are listed in alphabetical order; first round selections in bold type.

 ClDrafted byOverall Pick
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, CaliforniaFr.Vancouver3
Ray Allen, ConnecticutJr.Minnesota5
Kobe Bryant, Lower Merion HSHSCharlotte13
Marcus Camby, MassachusettsJr.Toronto2
Erick Dampier, Mississippi St.Jr.Indiana10
Randy Edney, Mt. St. Mary'sJr.Not drafted
Eric Gingold, Williams CollegeJr.Not drafted
LaMarcus Golden, TenneseeJr.Not drafted
Ronnie Henderson, LSUJr.Washington55
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, LithuaniaCleveland20
Allen Iverson, GeorgetownSo.Philadelphia1
Willie Jackson, Lawson St. CCNot drafted
Dontae' Jones, Mississippi St.Jr.New York21
Chris Kingsbury, IowaJr.Not drafted
Priest Lauderdale, Peristeri GreeceAtlanta28
Randy Livingston, LSUSo.Houston42
Michael Lloyd, SyracuseJr.Not drafted
Stephon Marbury, Georgia TechFr.Milwaukee4
Richard Matienzo, Miami Dade CCFr.Not drafted
Dut Mayar Madut, Frank Phillips Col.Fr.Not drafted
Taj McDavid, Palmetto (S.C.) HSHSNot drafted
Jeff McInnis, North CarolinaJr.Denver37
Chris Nurse, Delaware St.Jr.Not drafted
Jermaine O'Neal, Eau Claire HSHSPortland17
Jason Osborne, LouisvilleJr.Not drafted
Jesse Pate, ArkansasJr.Not drafted
Vitaly Potapenko, Wright St.Jr.Cleveland12
Efthimios Rentzias, Paok GreeceDenver23
Darnell Robinson, ArkansasJr.Dallas58
Greg Simpson, West VirginiaJr.Not drafted
Kevin Simpson, Dixie CollegeSo.Not drafted
Predrag Stojakovic, Paok GreeceSacramento14
Antoine Walker, KentuckySo.Boston6
Samaki Walker, LouisvilleSo.Dallas9
Lorenzen Wright, MemphisSo.LA Clippers7
Note: Sunday Adebayo of Arkansas, Carlos Knox of Indiana/Purdue, Terquin Mott of Coppin St., Mark Sanford of Washington, Jess Settles of Iowa and Kebu Stewart of Cal St. Bakersfield declared for the draft then withdrew their names before the June 24 deadline.


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