Underclassmen in 1998-1999 NBA Draft

Sixteen Division I players (7 juniors, 8 sophomores and 1 freshman), 2 high school seniors, 4 players from overseas, 3 junior college players, 1 Division II junior and 1 Division II sophomore forfeited the remainder of their college eligibility and declared for the 1999 NBA Draft which took place at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. on June 23.

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

ClDrafted byOverall
Ron Artest, St. John'sSo.Chicago16
William Avery, DukeSo.Minnesota14
Jonathan Bender, Picayune (Miss.)HSToronto5
Carl Boyd, CaliforniaJr.Not drafted?
Elton Brand, DukeSo.Chicago1
Nikola Dacevic, Limoges, France?Not drafted?
Baron Davis, UCLASo.Charlotte3
Steve Francis, MarylandJr.Vancouver2
Dwayne Franklin, Shaw (Div. II)So.Not drafted?
Dion Glover, Georgia TechSo.Atlanta20
Richard Hamilton, UConnJr.Washington7
Rico Harris, CS-NorthridgeJr.Not drafted?
Hrvoje Henjak, Split, Croatia?Not drafted?
Kendric Johnson, West Hills Coll.Fr.Not drafted?
Jumaine Jones, GeorgiaSo.Atlanta27
Shawn Kenney, Cleveland St.So.Not drafted?
A. Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow?Utah24
Corey Maggette, DukeFr.Seattle13
Shawn Marion, UNLVJr.Phoenix9
Michael Maxwell, W. N. MexicoJr.Not drafted?
Greg Minor, CS-NorthridgeJr.Not drafted?
Lamar Odom, Rhode IslandSo.LA Clippers4
Josko Poljak, Split, Croatia?Not drafted?
Alek Redojevic, Barton CCSo.Toronto12
Gene Shipley, San Jose City Coll.Fr.Not drafted?
Leon Smith, King HS (Illinois)HSSan Antonio29
Albert White, MissouriJr.Not drafted?
Note: Harold Arceneaux (Weber St.), Edwin Daniels (UNLV), Giorgos Diamantopolous (Greece), Antonis Fotsis (Greece), DeeAndre Hullett (College of the Sequoias), Guilherme Joanoni (Brazil), Lamont Long (New Mexico), Jamaal Magloire (Kentucky), Olumide Oyedeji (Nigeria), Igor Rakocevic (Yugoslavia), Tyron Triplett (Tallahassee CC) and Kostas Tsartsaris (Greece) declared for the draft and then withdrew their names before the June 23 deadline.

NCAA Men's Division I Leaders1998-99 SeasonHigh School Players to enter NBA

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