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.

  Cl Drafted by Overall
Ron Artest, St. John's So. Chicago 16
William Avery, Duke So. Minnesota 14
Jonathan Bender, Picayune (Miss.) HS Toronto 5
Carl Boyd, California Jr. Not drafted
Elton Brand, Duke So. Chicago 1
Nikola Dacevic, Limoges, France Not drafted
Baron Davis, UCLA So. Charlotte 3
Steve Francis, Maryland Jr. Vancouver 2
Dwayne Franklin, Shaw (Div. II) So. Not drafted
Dion Glover, Georgia Tech So. Atlanta 20
Richard Hamilton, UConn Jr. Washington 7
Rico Harris, CS-Northridge Jr. Not drafted
Hrvoje Henjak, Split, Croatia Not drafted
Kendric Johnson, West Hills Coll. Fr. Not drafted
Jumaine Jones, Georgia So. Atlanta 27
Shawn Kenney, Cleveland St. So. Not drafted
A. Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow Utah 24
Corey Maggette, Duke Fr. Seattle 13
Shawn Marion, UNLV Jr. Phoenix 9
Michael Maxwell, W. N. Mexico Jr. Not drafted
Greg Minor, CS-Northridge Jr. Not drafted
Lamar Odom, Rhode Island So. LA Clippers 4
Josko Poljak, Split, Croatia Not drafted
Alek Redojevic, Barton CC So. Toronto 12
Gene Shipley, San Jose City Coll. Fr. Not drafted
Leon Smith, King HS (Illinois) HS San Antonio 29
Albert White, Missouri Jr. 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 Leaders 1998-99 Season High School Players to enter NBA