Underclassmen in 1995-1996 NBA Draft

Updated August 28, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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.

  Cl Drafted by Overall Pick
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, California Fr. Vancouver 3
Ray Allen, Connecticut Jr. Minnesota 5
Kobe Bryant, Lower Merion HS HS Charlotte 13
Marcus Camby, Massachusetts Jr. Toronto 2
Erick Dampier, Mississippi St. Jr. Indiana 10
Randy Edney, Mt. St. Mary's Jr. Not drafted
Eric Gingold, Williams College Jr. Not drafted
LaMarcus Golden, Tennesee Jr. Not drafted
Ronnie Henderson, LSU Jr. Washington 55
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuania Cleveland 20
Allen Iverson, Georgetown So. Philadelphia 1
Willie Jackson, Lawson St. CC Not drafted
Dontae' Jones, Mississippi St. Jr. New York 21
Chris Kingsbury, Iowa Jr. Not drafted
Priest Lauderdale, Peristeri Greece Atlanta 28
Randy Livingston, LSU So. Houston 42
Michael Lloyd, Syracuse Jr. Not drafted
Stephon Marbury, Georgia Tech Fr. Milwaukee 4
Richard Matienzo, Miami Dade CC Fr. Not drafted
Dut Mayar Madut, Frank Phillips Col. Fr. Not drafted
Taj McDavid, Palmetto (S.C.) HS HS Not drafted
Jeff McInnis, North Carolina Jr. Denver 37
Chris Nurse, Delaware St. Jr. Not drafted
Jermaine O'Neal, Eau Claire HS HS Portland 17
Jason Osborne, Louisville Jr. Not drafted
Jesse Pate, Arkansas Jr. Not drafted
Vitaly Potapenko, Wright St. Jr. Cleveland 12
Efthimios Rentzias, Paok Greece Denver 23
Darnell Robinson, Arkansas Jr. Dallas 58
Greg Simpson, West Virginia Jr. Not drafted
Kevin Simpson, Dixie College So. Not drafted
Predrag Stojakovic, Paok Greece Sacramento 14
Antoine Walker, Kentucky So. Boston 6
Samaki Walker, Louisville So. Dallas 9
Lorenzen Wright, Memphis So. LA Clippers 7
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.


NCAA Men's Division I Leaders 1995-1996 Season High School Players to enter NBA


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