1978 NBA Draft Recap

The 1978 NBA Draft took place in Location Unknown on June 9, 1978

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Mychal Thompson POR FC 6-10 226 23 13 Minnesota Sr Bahamas
2 Phil Ford KCK G 6-2 175 22 8 North Carolina Sr United States
3 Rick Robey IND C 6-11 230 22 8 Kentucky Sr United States
4 Micheal Ray Richardson NYK PG 6-5 189 23 8 Montana Sr United States
5 Purvis Short GOS SF 6-7 210 20 12 Jackson State Sr United States
6 Larry Bird BOS SF 6-9 220 21 13 Indiana State So United States
7 Ron Brewer POR G 6-4 180 22 8 Arkansas Sr United States
8 Freeman Williams BOS BOS to SDC GF 6-4 190 22 7 Portland State Sr United States
9 Reggie Theus CHI GF 6-7 190 20 14 UNLV Jr * United States
10 Butch Lee ATL PG 6-0 185 21 2 Marquette Sr Puerto Rico / United States
11 James Hardy NOJ PF 6-8 220 21 4 San Francisco Sr * United States
12 George Johnson MIL FC 6-7 210 21 8 St. John's Sr United States
13 Winford Boynes NJN SG 6-6 185 21 3 San Francisco Sr * United States
14 Roger Phegley WAS SG 6-6 205 21 6 Bradley Sr United States
15 Mike Mitchell CLE F 6-7 215 22 11 Auburn Sr United States
16 Jack Givens ATL SF 6-5 205 21 2 Kentucky Sr United States
17 Rod Griffin DEN PF 6-7 215 22 2 Wake Forest Sr United States
18 Dave Corzine WAS C 6-11 250 22 13 DePaul Sr United States
19 Marty Byrnes PHX SF 6-7 215 22 5 Syracuse Sr United States
20 Frankie Sanders SAN SF 6-6 200 21 3 Southern Sr * United States
21 Mike Evans DEN DEN to KCK G 6-1 170 23 10 Kansas State Sr United States
22 Raymond Townsend GOS SG 6-3 175 22 3 UCLA Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
23 Terry Tyler DET GF 6-7 215 21 11 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
24 Keith Herron POR SG 6-6 195 21 4 Villanova Sr United States
25 Rick Wilson ATL SG 6-5 200 22 2 Louisville Sr United States
26 Ron Carter LAL SG 6-5 190 21 3 Virginia Military Sr United States
27 Wayne Radford IND SG 6-3 205 22 1 Indiana Sr United States
28 Buster Matheney HOU PF 6-8 212 21 1 Utah Sr United States
29 John Long DET GF 6-5 195 21 15 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
30 Jeff Judkins BOS SF 6-6 185 22 5 Utah Sr United States
31 Marvin Johnson CHI SF 6-5 190 N/A 0 New Mexico Sr United States
32 John Rudd NYK F 6-7 230 22 1 McNeese State Sr United States
33 Harry Davis CLE SF 6-7 220 22 2 Florida State Sr United States
34 Greg Bunch NYK SF 6-6 190 22 1 Cal State Fullerton Sr United States
35 Tommie Green NOJ PG 6-2 185 22 1 Southern Sr United States
36 Mo Cheeks PHL PG 6-1 180 21 15 West Texas A&M Sr United States
37 Terry Sykes WAS PF 6-7 - N/A 0 Grambling State Sr United States
38 Lew Massey LAL SG 6-4 202 22 0 Charlotte Sr United States
39 James Lee SEA SF 6-5 230 22 1 Kentucky Sr United States
40 Wayne Cooper GOS FC 6-10 220 21 14 New Orleans Sr United States
41 Jerome Whitehead BUF C 6-10 220 21 11 Marquette Sr United States
42 Keven McDonald SEA SF 6-5 220 22 0 Pennsylvania Sr United States
43 Glenn Hagan PHL PG 6-0 170 22 3 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
44 Clemon Johnson POR FC 6-10 240 21 10 Florida A&M Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
45 Mike Phillips NJN FC 6-10 240 22 0 Kentucky Sr United States
46 Hollis Copeland DEN SF 6-6 190 22 3 Rutgers Sr United States
47 Billy Ray Bates HOU SG 6-4 210 22 5 Kentucky State Sr United States
48 Mike Santos BUF PF 6-8 225 21 0 Utah State Sr United States
49 Jeff Cook KCK FC 6-10 215 21 10 Idaho State Sr United States
50 Dana Skinner BOS SG 6-4 175 N/A 1 Merrimack College Sr United States
51 Ricky Gallon BUF C 7-0 220 N/A 0 Louisville Sr United States
52 Mike Russell KCK F 6-7 205 N/A 0 Texas Tech Sr United States
53 Randy Ayers CHI SG 6-4 195 22 1 Miami (OH) Sr United States
54 Steve Grant ATL PF 6-7 220 N/A 0 Manhattan Sr United States
55 Marc Iavaroni NYK F 6-8 210 21 8 Virginia Sr United States
56 Steve Neff GOS C 6-10 240 N/A 0 Southern Nazarene Sr United States
57 Kenny Higgs CLE PG 6-0 180 23 3 LSU Sr United States
58 Rick Apke WAS F 6-8 195 N/A 0 Creighton Sr United States
59 Pat Cummings MIL FC 6-9 230 21 13 Cincinnati Jr United States
60 Michael Cooper LAL SG 6-5 170 22 13 New Mexico Sr United States
61 Dave Baxter SEA PG 6-2 155 N/A 1 Michigan Sr United States
62 Dave Batton NJN C 6-10 240 22 2 Notre Dame Sr United States
63 Joel Kramer PHX FC 6-7 203 22 5 San Diego State Sr United States
64 Gerald Henderson SAN G 6-2 175 22 14 VCU Sr United States
65 Marvin Dalph BUF SG 6-4 180 N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States
66 Sterling Edmunds POR PF 6-9 - N/A 0 Dartmouth Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
67 Jackie Robinson HOU SF 6-6 210 23 4 UNLV Sr United States
68 Jim Boylan BUF PG 6-2 175 23 1 Marquette Sr United States
69 Joel Thompson HOU PF 6-8 210 N/A 0 Michigan Sr United States
70 Geff Crompton KCK KCK to DEN C 6-11 280 22 5 North Carolina Sr United States
71 Rickey Lee IND SF 6-6 205 N/A 1 Oregon State Sr United States
72 Dave Nelson BOS PF 6-8 240 N/A 0 Bloomfield Sr United States
73 Larry Harris BUF F 6-6 205 N/A 1 Pittsburgh Sr United States
74 Mel Davis NOJ NOJ to MIL PF 6-8 220 N/A 1 North Texas Sr United States
75 Jeff Covington NOJ F 6-7 210 N/A 0 Youngstown State Sr United States
76 Leroy McDonald BUF SG 6-5 195 22 1 Wake Forest Sr United States
77 Derrick Jackson GOS SG 6-1 180 N/A 0 Georgetown Sr United States
78 Stan Rome CLE SG 6-3 210 22 1 Clemson Sr United States
79 Erving Giddings NYK SF 6-7 210 N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
80 Otis Howard MIL PF 6-7 220 21 2 Austin Peay Sr United States
81 Lawrence Boston WAS PF 6-8 225 22 2 Maryland Sr United States
82 Harold Robertson LAL SG 6-1 165 N/A 0 Lincoln (MO) Sr United States
83 Billy Lewis SEA SF 6-6 195 23 0 Illinois State Sr United States
84 Walter Jordan NJN F 6-7 198 22 2 Purdue Sr United States
85 Bob Miller PHX PF 6-10 230 21 2 Cincinnati Sr United States
86 Rich Adams SAN PF 6-8 200 N/A 1 Illinois Sr United States
87 Brett Vroman PHL C 7-0 220 22 2 UNLV Trans United States
88 Wayne Smith PHX SG 6-5 180 N/A 1 UC Irvine Trans United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
89 Cecile Rose NJN G - - N/A 0 Houston Sr Bahamas
90 David Thompson BUF F 6-8 195 N/A 1 Florida State Sr United States
91 Gary Goodner HOU F 6-7 220 N/A 0 Texas Sr United States
92 James Sparrow IND G - - N/A 0 North Carolina A&T Sr United States
93 Derick Clairborne KCK G 6-1 160 N/A 0 Massachusetts Sr United States
94 Greg Tynes BOS G - - N/A 0 Seton Hall Sr United States
95 Dave Caligaris DET - - N/A 1 Northeastern Sr United States
96 Duck Williams NOJ PG 6-2 180 21 1 Notre Dame Sr United States
97 Ron Anthony CHI F 6-8 220 N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
98 Chris Potter ATL PF 6-8 - N/A 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
99 Ken Koenigs CLE - - N/A 0 Kansas Sr United States
100 Greg Green NYK - - N/A 0 Southern Sr United States
101 Bubba Wilson GOS SG 6-3 175 22 2 Western Carolina Sr United States
102 Roger Dickens WAS - - N/A 1 Towson Sr United States
103 Russ Coleman MIL G - - N/A 1 Pacific Sr United States
104 Carlos Terry LAL SG 6-5 210 21 4 Winston-Salem State Sr United States
105 Ralph Drollinger SEA C 7-2 250 24 1 UCLA Sr United States
106 Michael Edwards DEN - - N/A 0 Texas-RGV Sr United States
107 Andre Wakefield PHX SG 6-3 175 23 2 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
108 Eugene Parker SAN G 6-1 175 22 0 Purdue Sr United States
109 Mark Haymore PHL FC 6-8 230 N/A 0 Massachusetts Sr United States
110 Clay Johnson POR SG 6-4 175 21 4 Missouri Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
111 Golie Augustus NJN - - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
112 Bob Miscevicious BUF - - N/A 0 Providence Sr United States
113 Eddie Joe Chavez HOU G - - N/A 0 Santa Clara Sr United States
114 Jim Krivacs KCK PG - - N/A 0 Texas Jr United States
115 Sherman Dillard IND G - - 22 0 James Madison Sr United States
116 Dave Winey BOS - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
117 Audie Matthews DET G - - N/A 0 Illinois Sr United States
118 John Douglas NOJ PG 6-2 170 21 4 Kansas Sr United States
119 John Shoemaker CHI PG - - N/A 0 Miami (OH) Sr United States
120 Gerald Glover ATL F - - N/A 0 Howard Sr United States
121 Ed Warren NYK - - N/A 0 Briar Cliff Sr United States
122 Buzz Hartnett GOS F 6-7 - N/A 0 San Diego Sr United States
123 Ron Bell CLE - - N/A 0 Virginia Tech Sr United States
124 Dave Kyle MIL - - N/A 0 Cleveland State Jr United States
125 Archie Aldridge WAS - - N/A 0 Miami (OH) Sr United States
126 Kim Stewart LAL F - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
127 Robert Heard DEN - - N/A 0 Columbus State Sr United States
128 Charles Thompson PHX C - - N/A 1 Houston Sr United States
129 Harry Morgan SAN F 6-7 - N/A 0 Indiana State Sr United States
130 Osborne Lockhart PHL - - N/A 1 Minnesota Sr United States
131 Tim Evans POR - - N/A 0 Puget Sound Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
132 Doug Jemison NJN - - N/A 1 San Francisco Sr United States
133 Stan Pietkiewicz BUF SG 6-5 200 21 3 Auburn Sr United States
134 Stan Stewart HOU - - N/A 0 Loyola Marymount Sr United States
135 Ollie Matson IND - - N/A 0 Pepperdine Jr United States
136 Charles McMilliam KCK GF 6-3 - N/A 0 North Texas Sr United States
137 Steve Balkun BOS - - N/A 0 Fairfield Sr United States
138 Herb Entzminger DET - - N/A 1 Johnson C. Smith Sr United States
139 Willie Howard NOJ F - - N/A 0 New Mexico Sr United States
140 Jarvis Reynolds CHI - - N/A 0 West Georgia Sr United States
141 Jim DeWeese ATL - - N/A 1 Gonzaga Sr United States
142 Rick Bernard GOS - - N/A 0 Saint Mary's Sr United States
143 Tony Smith CLE SG - - N/A 1 UNLV Sr United States
144 Gary Pember NYK - - N/A 0 Nasson College Sr United States
145 Ed Hopkins WAS C 6-9 225 N/A 0 Georgetown Sr United States
146 Kim Anderson MIL SF 6-7 200 23 1 Missouri Jr United States
147 Larry Paige LAL - - N/A 0 Colorado State Sr United States
148 Jack Gilloon DEN - - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
149 Steve Malovic PHX PHX to WAS FC 6-10 230 21 1 San Diego State Jr United States
150 Hector Olivencia SAN - - N/A 0 Sacred Heart Sr United States / Puerto Rico
151 Anthony Murray PHL - - N/A 0 Alabama Sr United States
152 Walter Reason POR - - N/A 0 Pacific Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
153 Bruce Campbell NJN PF 6-9 - N/A 1 Providence Sr United States
154 Felton Young BUF - - N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
155 Ron Hammye KCK FC 6-10 - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr United States
156 Kim Fisher BOS - - N/A 0 Fairfield Sr United States
157 Earl Evans DET F 6-8 - 22 1 UNLV Sr United States
158 Carl Kilpatrick NOJ FC 6-10 230 22 1 Louisiana-Monroe Sr United States
159 Chubby Cox CHI SG 6-2 180 22 3 San Francisco Sr United States
160 Ed Murphy ATL - - N/A 0 Merrimack College Sr United States
161 Roland Martin CLE - - N/A 0 Missouri Southern State Sr United States
162 Greg Sanders NYK - - N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
163 Tony Searcy GOS - - N/A 0 Appalachian State Sr United States
164 Tom Zaligaris MIL SG - - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
165 Nestor Cora WAS - - N/A 0 St. Francis (NY) Sr United States
166 Larry Vaculik DEN - - N/A 0 Colorado Sr United States
167 George Fowler PHX F - - N/A 0 Pacific Sr United States
168 Henry Taylor SAN - - N/A 0 Texas-RGV Sr United States
169 Alan Cunningham PHL F 6-8 - N/A 0 Colorado State Sr United States
170 Mark Wickman POR - - N/A 0 Linfield College Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
171 Frank Sowinski NJN F 6-5 - N/A 0 Princeton Sr United States
172 Bobby White BUF - - N/A 0 Centenary Sr United States
173 Les Anderson BOS F 6-5 - N/A 0 George Washington Sr United States
174 Ulice Payne DET SF 6-6 - N/A 0 Marquette Sr United States
175 Chad Nelson NOJ C 6-11 - N/A 0 Drake Jr United States
176 Joe Ponsetto CHI F - - N/A 1 DePaul Sr United States
177 Maurice Robinson ATL - - N/A 0 West Virginia Sr United States
178 Denny Fields NYK C 6-8 220 N/A 0 UNC Wilmington Sr United States
179 Bobby Humbles GOS G - - N/A 0 Bradley Sr United States
180 Steve Bayless CLE PF 6-6 - N/A 1 Central State Sr United States
181 Tim Claxton WAS - - N/A 0 Temple Sr United States
182 Gary Rosenberger MIL PG 6-0 155 N/A 1 Marquette Sr United States
183 Tom Schneeburger DEN F - - 22 0 Air Force Sr United States
184 Nate Stokes PHX - - N/A 0 Grand Canyon Sr United States
185 Rick Taylor SAN G - - N/A 0 Arizona State Sr United States
186 Paul Cozens POR - - N/A 0 Holy Cross Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
187 Michael Vicens NJN F - - N/A 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
188 Walter Harrigan BOS - - N/A 0 Brandeis Sr United States
189 Dave Grauzer DET G - - N/A 0 Central Michigan Sr United States
190 Rickey Williams NOJ NOJ to CHI SG 6-1 175 21 2 Long Beach State Jr United States
191 Mark Tucker CHI - - N/A 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
192 Marshall Lester ATL - - N/A 0 Florida Southern Sr United States
193 Mike Muff GOS - - N/A 0 Murray State Sr United States
194 Gary Winston CLE - - N/A 0 Army Sr United States
195 Ernest Simons NYK - - N/A 0 Pace Sr United States
196 Tom Anderson MIL - - N/A 1 Green Bay Sr United States
197 Steve Connor WAS - - N/A 0 Boise State Sr United States
198 Phil Taylor DEN - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
199 Lewis Cohen PHX - - N/A 0 Cal Poly Sr United States
200 Larry Brewster SAN C 6-10 - N/A 0 Florida Sr United States
201 Dennis James PHL - - N/A 1 Widener Sr United States
202 Tim Workington POR - - N/A 0 Biola Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Sam Pellom PF 6-9 225 26 4 Buffalo State Sr United States
Delmer Beshore G 5-11 165 21 2 California Sr United States
Mike Davis PF 6-10 230 21 1 Maryland Sr United States
Rock Lee C 6-10 220 23 1 San Diego State Sr United States
Myles Patrick F 6-8 220 23 1 Auburn Sr United States

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