LSU Tigers in the NBA Draft

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LSU Tigers in the NBA Draft

Since 1947, 55 LSU Tigers have been selected in professional drafts including 15 first-round picks. Shaquille O’Neal was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1992 Draft by the Orlando Magic and Ben Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 Draft.

To easily find this page, visit www.LSUsports.net/nbadraft.

Year-by-Year in the NBA/ABA/BAA Draft

Year Player Team (League) (Trade) Round Pick
1947 Jack Coleman Indianapolis
Bobby Lowther Indianapolis
1948 Bobby Lowther Minneapolis Lakers (BAA)
1952 Joe Dean Indianapolis Olympians 1 4
1954 Bob Pettit Milwaukee 1 2
1955 Don Belcher Fort Wayne
1960 Dick Davies St. Louis 8 79
1961 Bill Engressor New York 14 105
1965 Dick Maile Cincinnati 11 85
1966 John Jones Baltimore 5 46
1970 Pete Maravich Atlanta 1 3
Dan Hester Atlanta 2 31
1971 Nelson Isley Buffalo 17 230
1972 Al Sanders Baltimore 4 56
1974 Ed Palubinskas Atlanta 4 61
Utah Stars (ABA) 8
Collis Temple Jr. Phoenix 6 94
San Antonio (ABA) 3
Glen Hansen Kentucky Colonels (ABA) 9
1975 Glen Hansen KC-Omaha 2 31
Memphis Sounds (ABA) 4
1978 Kenny Higgs Cleveland 3 57
1979 Al Green Phoenix 3 64
Lionel Green Houston 4 80
1980 DeWayne Scales New York 2 36
Rick Mattick New Jersey 6 121
1981 Greg Cook New York 2 40
Durand “Rudy” Macklin Atlanta 3 52
Ethan Martin Cleveland 4 74
Willie Sims Denver 5 101
1983 Howard Carter Denver 1 15
1984 Leonard Mitchell Cleveland 3 60
John Tudor Dallas 9 198
1985 Jerry Reynolds Milwaukee 1 22
1986 John Williams Washington Bullets 1 12
Don Redden Denver 3 64
Derrick Taylor Indiana 4 72
1987 Nikita Wilson Portland 2 30
Anthony Wilson Chicago 5 102
1988 Jose Vargas Dallas 2 49
Hernan Montenegro Philadelphia 3 57
1989 Ricky Blanton Phoenix 2 46
1990 Chris Jackson * Denver (from Miami) 1 3
1991 Stanley Roberts Orlando (from San Antonio) 1 23
1992 Shaquille O’Neal * Orlando 1 1
1993 Geert Hammink Orlando (from New York) 1 26
1996 Randy Livingston Houston (from Vancouver via Washington and Orlando) 2 42
Ronnie Henderson Washington (from San Antonio via Charlotte) 2 55
2000 Stromile Swift * Vancouver 1 2
Jabari Smith Sacramento 2 45
2005 Brandon Bass New Orleans 2 33
2006 Tyrus Thomas * Portland (traded to Chicago) 1 4
2007 Glen Davis Seattle (traded to Boston) 2 35
2008 Anthony Randolph Golden State 1 14
2009 Marcus Thornton Miami (traded to New Orleans) 2 43
2012 Justin Hamilton Philadelphia (traded to Miami) 2 45
2014 Johnny O’Bryant III Milwaukee 2 36
2015 Jarell Martin Memphis 1 25
Jordan Mickey Boston 2 33
2016 Ben Simmons Philadelphia 1 1
2019 Tremont Waters Boston 2 51
2020 Skylar Mays Atlanta 2 50
2021 Cameron Thomas Brooklyn 1 27

* lottery pick