Underclassmen in 1997-1998 NBA Draft

Updated August 28, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Twenty Division I players (14 juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen), four high school seniors, three players from overseas, two junior college players, two NAIA players, one Division II junior and one Division II sophomore forfeited the remainder of their college eligibility and declared for the 1998 NBA Draft which took place at GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 24.

Players are listed in alphabetical order; first round selections in bold type, high school players in italics.

  Cl Drafted by Overall
Rafer Alston, Fresno St. Jr. Milwaukee 39
Corey Benjamin, Oregon St. So. Chicago 28
Mike Bibby, Arizona So. Vancouver 2
Chandar Bingham, Virginia Union So. Not drafted
Marcus Bullard, Auburn-Montgomery Jr. Not drafted
Vince Carter, N. Carolina Jr. Golden State 5
Wayne Clark, DeKalb (Ga.) JC Jr. Not drafted
Tim Cole, NE Miss. CC Jr. Not drafted
Peter Cornell, Loyola-Marymount Jr. Not drafted
Arthur Davis, St. Joseph's So. Not drafted
Ricky Davis, Iowa Fr. Charlotte 21
Tremaine Fowlkes, Fresno St. Jr. Denver 54
Al Harrington, St. Patrick (N.J.) HS HS Indiana 25
Larry Hughes, Saint Louis Fr. Philadelphia 8
Randell Jackson, Florida St. Jr. Not drafted
Jerome James, Florida A&M Jr. Sacramento 36
Antawn Jamison, N. Carolina Jr. Toronto 4
Rashard Lewis, Alief-Elsik (Tex.) HS Seattle 32
Tyronn Lue, Nebraska Jr. Denver 23
Jelani McCoy, UCLA Jr. Seattle 33
Stanislav Medvedenko, Budivelnik (UKR) Not drafted
Mark Miller, Ill-Chicago Jr. Not drafted
Nazr Mohammed, Kentucky Jr. Utah 29
Dirk Nowitzki, DJK Wurzburg (GER) Milwaukee 9
Paul Pierce, Kansas Jr. Boston 10
Ellis Richardson, Polytechnic (Calif.) HS Not drafted
Adam Roberts, San Francisco St. Jr. Not drafted
James Spears, Shaw U. Jr. Not drafted
Bruno Sudov, Split (CRO) Dallas 35
Robert Traylor, Michigan Jr. Dallas 6
Winfred Walton, Fresno St. So. Not drafted
Jason Williams, Florida Jr. Sacramento 7
Korleone Young, Hargrave Mil Acad. HS Detroit 40
Note: Lee Nailon of Texas Christian, Lamar Odom of Rhode Island, Bud Eley of Southeast Missouri State, Rico Harris of Los Angeles City College, Marko Jaric of Peristeri (Greece), Sasa Markovic-Theodorakis of Panionios (Greece), and Dimitris Papanikolaou of Olympiakos (Greece) declared for the draft and then withdrew their names before the June 18 deadline.


NCAA Men's Division I Leaders 1997-98 Season High School Players to enter NBA


1997-98 Season
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