Underclassmen in 1997-1998 NBA Draft

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.

 ClDrafted byOverall
Rafer Alston, Fresno St.Jr.Milwaukee39
Corey Benjamin, Oregon St.So.Chicago28
Mike Bibby, ArizonaSo.Vancouver2
Chandar Bingham, Virginia UnionSo.Not drafted
Marcus Bullard, Auburn-MontgomeryJr.Not drafted
Vince Carter, N. CarolinaJr.Golden State5
Wayne Clark, DeKalb (Ga.) JCJr.Not drafted
Tim Cole, NE Miss. CCJr.Not drafted
Peter Cornell, Loyola-MarymountJr.Not drafted
Arthur Davis, St. Joseph'sSo.Not drafted
Ricky Davis, IowaFr.Charlotte21
Tremaine Fowlkes, Fresno St.Jr.Denver54
Al Harrington, St. Patrick (N.J.) HSHSIndiana25
Larry Hughes, Saint LouisFr.Philadelphia8
Randell Jackson, Florida St.Jr.Not drafted
Jerome James, Florida A&MJr.Sacramento36
Antawn Jamison, N. CarolinaJr.Toronto4
Rashard Lewis, Alief-Elsik (Tex.)HSSeattle32
Tyronn Lue, NebraskaJr.Denver23
Jelani McCoy, UCLAJr.Seattle33
Stanislav Medvedenko, Budivelnik (UKR)Not drafted
Mark Miller, Ill-ChicagoJr.Not drafted
Nazr Mohammed, KentuckyJr.Utah29
Dirk Nowitzki, DJK Wurzburg (GER)Milwaukee9
Paul Pierce, KansasJr.Boston10
Ellis Richardson, Polytechnic (Calif.)HSNot drafted
Adam Roberts, San Francisco St.Jr.Not drafted
James Spears, Shaw U.Jr.Not drafted
Bruno Sudov, Split (CRO)Dallas35
Robert Traylor, MichiganJr.Dallas6
Winfred Walton, Fresno St.So.Not drafted
Jason Williams, FloridaJr.Sacramento7
Korleone Young, Hargrave Mil Acad.HSDetroit40
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.


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