1977 NBA Draft Recap

The 1977 NBA Draft took place in Location Unknown on June 10, 1977

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Kent Benson MIL C 6-10 235 22 11 Indiana Sr United States
2 Otis Birdsong KCK GF 6-3 190 21 12 Houston Sr United States
3 Marques Johnson MIL GF 6-7 218 21 12 UCLA Sr United States
4 Greg Ballard WAS F 6-7 215 22 11 Oregon Sr United States
5 Walter Davis PHX GF 6-6 193 22 15 North Carolina Sr United States
6 Kenny Carr LAL GF 6-7 220 21 10 NC State Jr * United States
7 Bernard King NJN SF 6-7 205 20 16 Tennessee Jr * United States
8 Jack Sikma SEA C 6-11 230 21 14 Illinois Wesleyan Sr United States
9 Tom LaGarde DEN C 6-10 220 22 6 North Carolina Sr United States
10 Ray Williams NYK G 6-3 188 22 10 Minnesota Sr United States
11 Ernie Grunfeld MIL GF 6-6 210 22 9 Tennessee Sr Romania / United States
12 Cedric Maxwell BOS F 6-8 205 21 11 Charlotte Sr United States
13 Tate Armstrong CHI SG 6-3 175 21 2 Duke Sr United States
14 Tree Rollins ATL C 7-1 235 23 18 Clemson Sr United States
15 Brad Davis LAL G 6-3 180 21 15 Maryland Jr * United States
16 Rickey Green GOS PG 6-0 170 22 14 Michigan Sr United States
17 Bo Ellis WAS F 6-9 197 22 3 Marquette Sr United States
18 Wesley Cox GOS SF 6-6 215 22 2 Louisville Sr United States
19 Rich Laurel POR SG 6-6 190 22 1 Hofstra Sr United States
20 Glenn Mosley PHL PF 6-8 195 21 2 Seton Hall Sr United States
21 Anthony Roberts DEN SF 6-5 185 22 5 Oral Roberts Sr United States
22 Norm Nixon LAL G 6-2 170 21 12 Duquesne Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
23 Mike Glenn CHI G 6-2 175 21 10 Southern Illinois Sr United States
24 Larry Johnson BUF SG 6-3 205 22 1 Kentucky Sr United States
25 Wilson Washington PHL PF 6-9 227 21 2 Old Dominion Sr United States
26 Glen Gondrezick NYK F 6-6 218 21 7 UNLV Sr United States
27 Glenn Williams MIL SG 6-3 190 23 1 St. John's Sr U.S. Virgin Islands / United States
28 Kim Anderson POR SF 6-7 200 22 1 Missouri Jr United States
29 Alonzo Bradley IND IND to HOU SF 6-6 190 23 0 Texas Southern Sr United States
30 Steve Sheppard CHI SF 6-6 215 23 3 Maryland Sr United States
31 Eddie Owens KCK SF 6-7 210 23 1 UNLV Sr United States
32 Toby Knight NYK PF 6-9 210 22 5 Notre Dame Sr United States
33 Eddie Jordan CLE PG 6-1 170 22 7 Rutgers Sr United States
34 Larry Moffett HOU PF 6-8 210 22 1 UNLV Sr United States
35 Mark Landsberger CHI FC 6-8 215 22 7 Arizona State Sr United States
36 Ben Poquette DET FC 6-9 235 22 10 Central Michigan Sr United States
37 Jeff Wilkins SAN FC 6-11 230 22 7 Illinois State Sr United States
38 Ricky Love GOS PF 6-8 235 N/A 0 Alabama-Huntsville Sr United States
39 Phil Walker WAS SG 6-3 180 21 1 Millersville University Sr United States
40 Robert Reid HOU GF 6-8 205 21 13 Saint Mary's Sr United States
41 T.R. Dunn POR G 6-4 192 22 14 Alabama Sr United States
42 Bob Elliott PHL FC 6-9 225 21 5 Arizona Sr United States
43 Herm Harris PHL F 6-5 200 N/A 1 Arizona Sr United States
44 Essie Hollis NOJ SF 6-6 195 22 2 St. Bonaventure Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
45 Bill Paterno KCK F 6-5 200 22 0 Notre Dame Sr United States
46 James Edwards LAL C 7-0 225 21 19 Washington Sr United States
47 Gary Yoder MIL SG 6-4 185 N/A 1 Cincinnati Sr United States
48 Sam Smith ATL SG 6-4 201 N/A 3 UNLV Sr United States
49 Eddie Johnson, Jr. ATL G 6-2 180 22 10 Auburn Sr United States
50 Tony Hanson NOJ SG 6-4 205 21 1 Connecticut Sr United States
51 Stan Mayhew IND SF 6-7 190 21 0 Weber State Sr United States
52 Joe Hassett SEA SG 6-5 180 21 6 Providence Sr United States
53 John Kuester KCK PG 6-2 175 22 3 North Carolina Sr United States
54 Lloyd McMillian NYK SF 6-5 185 N/A 0 Long Beach State Sr United States
55 Steve Grote CLE PG 6-2 185 N/A 1 Michigan Sr United States
56 Skip Brown BOS PG 5-11 165 N/A 1 Wake Forest Sr United States
57 Steve Puidokas WAS C 6-11 265 22 0 Washington State Sr United States
58 John Irving DET PF 6-9 215 N/A 0 Hofstra Jr United States
59 Dan Henderson SAN PF 6-7 225 N/A 0 Arkansas State Sr United States
60 Marlon Redmond GOS SF 6-6 190 22 3 San Francisco Sr United States
61 Jerry Schellenberg WAS SF 6-6 216 N/A 0 Wake Forest Sr United States
62 Phil Bond HOU PG 6-2 175 22 1 Louisville Sr United States
63 Ricky Brown POR PF 6-9 190 22 1 Alabama Sr United States
64 Arnold Dugger PHL SG 6-3 190 21 0 Oral Roberts Sr United States
65 Robert Smith DEN G 5-11 165 22 7 UNLV Sr United States
66 Mike Bratz PHX G 6-2 185 21 9 Stanford Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
67 Bob Elmore NJN C 6-10 245 N/A 1 Wichita State Sr United States
68 Melvin Watkins BUF PG 6-4 204 22 1 Charlotte Sr United States
69 Lewis Brown MIL C 6-11 225 22 1 UNLV Sr United States
70 Dave Bormann ATL SF 6-7 205 N/A 0 Gardner-Webb Sr United States
71 Greg Griffin PHX F 6-7 185 24 2 Idaho State Sr United States
72 Dennis Boyd NOJ G 6-1 176 23 2 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
73 George Pendleton IND SG 6-3 - N/A 0 Georgia State Sr United States
74 Jim Cooper SEA F 6-7 195 N/A 0 Alabama State Sr United States
75 Larry Williams KCK SG 6-4 190 N/A 0 Texas Southern Sr United States
76 Steve Hayes NYK C 7-0 205 21 9 Idaho State Sr United States
77 Melvin Jones CLE SG 6-4 205 N/A 1 West Texas A&M Sr United States
78 Jeff Cummings BOS C 6-11 205 23 1 Tulane Sr United States
79 Mike McConalthy CHI SG 6-2 175 N/A 0 Louisiana Tech Sr United States
80 Bruce King DET PF 6-8 225 21 0 Iowa Sr United States
81 Matt Hicks SAN SG 6-4 195 N/A 0 Northern Illinois Sr United States
82 Roy Smith GOS PF 6-8 - N/A 0 Kentucky State Sr United States
83 David Reavis WAS SF 6-6 205 23 1 Georgia Sr United States
84 Rocky Smith HOU SG 6-2 180 N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
85 Greg White POR PF 6-8 215 N/A 0 USC Sr United States
86 Jack Jones PHL PG 6-1 160 N/A 0 Utah Sr United States
87 Leartha Scott GOS SG 6-4 185 N/A 0 Wisconsin-Parkside Sr United States
88 Tony Robertson LAL GF 6-5 195 21 2 West Virginia Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
89 Gerald Cunningham NJN - - N/A 0 Kentucky State Sr United States
90 Mike Hanley BUF - - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States
91 Ron Norwood MIL G 6-4 180 N/A 0 DePaul Jr United States
92 Bill Gordon ATL - - N/A 0 Chattanooga Sr United States
93 Cecil Rellford PHX F - - N/A 0 St. John's Sr United States
94 Jim Grady NOJ F - - N/A 0 Gonzaga Sr United States
95 Marvin Jackson IND F - - N/A 0 Prairie View A&M Sr United States
96 Dale Haberman SEA - - N/A 0 McKendree Sr United States
97 Bob Chapman KCK G 6-2 200 N/A 0 Michigan State Sr United States
98 Bill Terry NYK - - N/A 0 Monmouth Sr United States
99 Al Smith CLE F - - N/A 0 Jackson State Sr United States
100 Bill Langloh BOS G - - N/A 1 Virginia Sr United States
101 Nate Davis CHI - - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
102 Jim Kennedy DET - - N/A 1 Missouri Sr United States
103 Scott Sims SAN G 6-1 180 22 1 Missouri Sr United States
104 Ray Epps GOS SF 6-6 195 20 1 Norfolk State Sr * United States
105 Bruce Parkinson WAS - - N/A 0 Purdue Jr United States
106 Ed Thompson HOU - - N/A 0 Idaho State Sr United States
107 Donn Wilber POR C 7-0 - N/A 0 La Salle Sr United States
108 Teko Wynder PHL - - N/A 1 Tulsa Sr United States
109 John Billups DEN - - N/A 1 Ole Miss Sr United States
110 John Robinson LAL - - N/A 0 Michigan Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
111 Mark Crow NJN SF 6-7 210 22 1 Duke Sr United States
112 Curvan Lewis BUF - - N/A 1 Virginia Union Sr United States
113 Chuck Goodyear MIL - - N/A 1 Miami (OH) Sr United States
114 Calvin Crews ATL - - N/A 0 Louisiana-Lafayette Sr United States
115 Billy McKinney PHX G 6-0 160 22 9 Northwestern Sr United States
116 Wayne Golden NOJ - - N/A 0 Chattanooga Sr United States
117 Tom Scheffler IND C 6-11 240 22 1 Purdue Sr United States
118 Bucky O'Brien SEA - - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
119 Bob Cooper KCK F 6-7 - N/A 0 Providence Sr United States
120 Jerry Graycraft NYK - - N/A 0 Milligan Sr United States
121 Ron Cox CLE - - N/A 1 Eastern Washington Sr United States
122 Roy Pace BOS - - N/A 0 Rutgers-Camden Sr United States
123 Jay Chessman CHI F 6-6 190 22 1 Brigham Young Sr United States
124 Herb Nobles DET F - - N/A 1 Kansas Sr United States
125 Bruce Buckley SAN - - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
126 Jack Phelan GOS - - N/A 0 St. Francis (PA) Sr United States
127 Ernie Wansley WAS C 6-11 - N/A 1 Virginia Tech Sr United States
128 Myron Jordan POR - - N/A 0 Pacific Sr United States
129 George Gibson PHL - - N/A 0 Winston-Salem State Sr United States
130 Jim Town DEN - - N/A 1 Massachusetts Sr United States
131 Grover Woolard LAL - - N/A 1 Murray State Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
132 Scott Conant NJN - - N/A 0 Newberry Sr United States
133 Mike Jackson BUF - - N/A 1 Tennessee Sr United States
134 Ron Bostic MIL - - N/A 0 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
135 James Holliman ATL F - - N/A 0 Arizona State Sr United States
136 Alvin Scott PHX GF 6-7 185 21 9 Oral Roberts Sr United States
137 Lusia Harris NOJ C 6-3 185 22 0 Delta State Sr United States
138 Billy Reynolds SEA - - N/A 1 Northwestern State Sr United States
139 Bruce Jenner KCK G 6-2 194 27 0 Graceland Sr United States
140 Tom Weadock NYK - - N/A 0 St. John's Sr United States
141 Bob Riddle CLE - - N/A 1 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
142 Dave Kyle BOS - - N/A 0 Cleveland State Jr United States
143 Mike Smith CHI - - N/A 1 Evansville Sr United States
144 Robert Lewis DET - - N/A 1 Johnson C. Smith Sr United States
145 Richard Robinson SAN - - N/A 0 New Mexico State Sr United States
146 Jerry Thurston GOS - - N/A 0 Mercer Sr United States
147 Calvin Brown WAS - - N/A 1 American University Sr United States
148 Don Smith POR - - N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
149 Dennin Forest PHL - - N/A 0 Omaha Sr United States
150 Willie High DEN - - N/A 0 Alabama State Sr United States
151 Lars Hansen LAL C 6-10 225 22 2 Washington Sr Denmark

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
152 Ralph Drollinger NYK C 7-2 250 23 1 UCLA Sr United States
153 Emery Sammons BUF - - N/A 0 Philadelphia Sr United States
154 Larry Pikes MIL - - N/A 0 Milwaukee Sr United States
155 Vern Thompson ATL - - N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
156 Alvin Joseph PHX - - N/A 0 UC Riverside Sr United States
157 Dave Speicher NOJ - - N/A 0 Toledo Sr United States
158 Jeff Frey SEA - - N/A 0 Evansville Sr United States
159 Ken Slappy NYK - - N/A 0 Saint Peter's Sr United States
160 Tom Cutter CLE C - - N/A 1 Western Michigan Sr United States
161 Tom Harris BOS - - N/A 1 Bowling Green Sr United States
162 Rich Rhodes CHI - - N/A 1 Eastern Illinois Sr United States
163 Tim Appleton DET - - N/A 0 Kenyon College Sr United States
164 Jerome Gladney SAN F - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
165 Ricky Marsh GOS G 6-3 200 23 2 Manhattan Sr United States
166 Pat McKinley WAS C - - N/A 1 Towson Sr United States
167 Harold Rhodes POR - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
168 John Olive PHL SF 6-7 210 22 1 Villanova Sr United States
169 Len Saunders DEN - - N/A 0 Florida Sr United States
170 Art Allen LAL - - N/A 0 Pepperdine Sr United States

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