1994 Nba Draft Best Players of All Time

The 1994 NBA Draft marked the beginning of a new era in basketball. Held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, it featured two standout rookies who would go on to become All-Stars: Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. It was also a draft that saw many players make an immediate impact with their respective teams, including Glenn Robinson (1st overall), Juwan Howard (5th overall), Eddie Jones (10th overall) and Donyell Marshall (4th overall). These picks set up some of the most successful franchises for years to come, as well as giving us some unforgettable memories from this classic draft class.

1. Glenn Robinson

Milwaukee Bucks

Glenn Robinson Career

  • NBA champion (2005)
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2000, 2001)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
  • National college player of the year (1994)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1994)
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1993)
  • NCAA season scoring leader (1994)
  • Big Ten Player of the Year (1994)
  • Big Ten Athlete of the Year (1994)
  • First-team Parade All-American (1991)
  • McDonald's All-American (1991)
  • Indiana Mr. Basketball (1991)

Gelen Robinson was a prolific scorer in the NBA, amassing over 14,000 points during his career. He played for Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks between 1994-2002.

His most successful season came with Milwaukee where he averaged 26 points per game en route to being named an All-Star for the first time in his career. After playing two seasons with Atlanta, he retired from professional basketball in 2003.

In 2004, Gelen Robinson founded The Dream Institute which provides educational opportunities to at risk youth across America Robinson was a consensus first-team All-American and led the NCAA in scoring in 1994. Robinson was drafted third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1994 NBA Draft, but he did not play for them until 1995 because of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

He won Rookie of The Year honors with Philadelphia and helped lead them to their only championship in 2005 while averaging 20 points per game. Robinson has also played for San Antonio and Cleveland, where he is currently a free agent after being released by Cleveland on January 7th, 2019.

2. Eddie Jones

Los Angeles Lakers

Eddie Jones Career

  • 3× NBA All-Star (1997, 1998, 2000)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2000)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1998–2000)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
  • NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (1995)
  • NBA steals leader (2000)
  • Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (1994)
  • Robert V. Geasey Trophy winner (1994)

Eddie Jones was a shooting guard and small forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and Charlotte Hornets during his playing career. He averaged 12 points per game in his NBA career.

Jones is currently an assistant coach with the Australian Boomers team. Eddie Jones was born on October 20th, 1971 in Pompano Beach Florida to African American parents who played basketball professionally before he was born.

His younger brother Reggie also had a successful professional basketball career as a player-coach in Spain and South America before retiring in 2013 at the age of 42 after 16 seasons as head coach of Gran Canaria Basket Club (Gran Canaria).

Jones holds dual citizenship with Australia through his father's heritage, which helped him land coaching roles Down Under including stints with Melbourne United (2011–12) and Sydney Kings (2015).

3. Donyell Marshall

Donyell Marshall Career

  • High school: Reading (Reading, Pennsylvania)
  • College: UConn (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 1994–2009
  • Position: Power forward / Small forward
  • Number: 42, 3, 24, 8
  • Coaching career: 2010–present
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), Consensus first-team All-American (1994), Big East Player of the Year (1994), 2× First-team All-Big East (1993, 1994), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1994), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1991), , As Assistant Coach:, , MAC tournament champion (2016)
  • Points: 10,716 (11.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 6,376 (6.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,305 (1.4 apg)

Donyell Marshall was a successful NBA player from 1994 to 2009. He played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, and Washington Wizards. He is now an assistant coach with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League.

Donyell Marshall stands 6'9", weighs 245 pounds, and played as a power forward or small forward in the NBA. Donyell Marshall was a standout player for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 1994-1995 to 2000-2001. After leaving the NBA, Donyell coached at George Washington University in 2011 and then spent two seasons with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League before landing his current assistant coaching position with Central Connecticut in 2016.

In 2021, he will take over as head coach of the Greensboro Swarm where he is expected to lead them back to prominence in both Division I men's basketball and NCAA tournament appearances

4. Lamond Murray

Lamond Murray Career

  • High school: John F. Kennedy, (Fremont, California)
  • College: California (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 1994–2012
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 7, 30, 21, 31
  • 1994–1999: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1999–2002: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2002–2005: Toronto Raptors
  • 2005–2006: New Jersey Nets
  • 2007: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2007: Long Beach Breakers
  • 2008: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2008: Los Angeles Lightning
  • 2008–2009: Guangdong Southern Tigers
  • 2009: Los Angeles Lightning
  • 2009–2010: Al-Muharraq
  • 2010: Los Angeles Lightning
  • 2010–2011: Al-Muharraq
  • 2011–2012: Los Angeles Slam
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1994), 2× first-team All-Pac-10 (1993, 1994)

Lamond Murray was a small forward who played in the NBA for over 20 years. He started his career with the Los Angeles Clippers and went on to play for Cleveland and then later Chicago.

In 2002, he retired from professional basketball after playing for three different teams during his lengthy career. Lamond is now a commentator for NBA games and has also done some work as an actor and producer in Hollywood films.

Lamond Murray is married to actress Jaime King and they have two children together - daughter Dakota (b 1995) and son Ace (b 2003). Lamond Murray was a two-time first team All-Pac 10 selection for the UCLA Bruins. He was drafted by the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the 1994 NBA Draft and immediately made an impact on both sides of the floor, averaging 14.4 points per game over his rookie season.

In 1999, he signed with New Jersey Nets where he continued to be one of the top scorers in the league, averaging 21 points per game during his six seasons there before retiring after playing for Guangdong Southern Tigers in 2007. Lamond Murray is currently an assistant coach at St John's University and has helped guide them to back-to-back NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships (2015 & 2016).

5. Brian Grant

Sacramento Kings

Brian Grant Career

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1999)
  • 2× MCC Player of the Year (1993, 1994)
  • 2× First-team All-MCC (1993, 1994)
  • 2× Second-team All-MCC (1991, 1992)
  • No. 33 retired by Xavier Musketeers

Brian Grant was born in 1972 and played power forward and center for the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, and Indiana Pacers throughout his career.

He averaged 15 points per game over his career while shooting 47 percent from the field. After retiring from playing professionally in 2006, he began working as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Grant was a two-time First Team All-MCC player and an all-star in his career. Grant helped the Lakers reach the finals in 2004 and 2005 before being traded to Phoenix. He retired from playing in 2006 after spending time with the Xavier Musketeers.

6. Aaron McKie

Philadelphia 76ers

Aaron McKie Career

  • High school: Simon Gratz, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • College: Temple (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 1994–2007
  • Position: Guard / Small forward
  • Number: 23, 8, 2
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2001), Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (1993), Robert V. Geasey Trophy (1993)
  • Points: 5,871 (7.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,587 (3.3 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,126 (2.7 apg)

McKie was a standout guard at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia before playing collegiately at Temple. McKie had an impressive rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game en route to being named Rookie of the Year.

McKie continued his strong play throughout his career and was selected to four All-Star Games (1996, 1998–2000). After spending seven seasons with the Blazers, McKie was traded to the Washington Wizards where he played one more season before retiring in 2007. In March 2009, McKie became head coach of the Temple Owls men's basketball team after serving as an assistant coach for two years at Delaware State University firstly then Penn State University from 2006 to 2009 respectively Under McKie's guidance, Temple has won three AAC regular season championships (2012–2014), two American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament titles (2013; 2018) and made it all six NCAA Tournament appearances since 2014 including their most recent appearance in 2018 where they lost 79-72 against Texas Tech in Sweet Sixteen

7. Howard Eisley

Howard Eisley Career

  • High school: Southwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Boston College (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
  • Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Playing career: 1994–2006
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 10, 1, 9, 4, 12, 6
  • Coaching career: 2010–present
  • Points: 5,116 (6.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,324 (1.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,748 (3.5 apg)

Howard Eisley was an assistant coach for the Michigan Wolverines. He played in the NBA from 1994 to 2006, spending time with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers.

Howard is married to actress Jaime King and they have two children together. In his career he averaged 10 points, 1 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals and 12 minutes per game. Howard Eisley played basketball for 11 seasons in the NBA, most notably with the Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs.

He was an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2010-2014 and then moved to Washington as an assistant coach in 2014 before joining Michigan this season. Howard has a cumulative point total of 5,116 which puts him ninth all time on the list of players with at least 6500 points scored in their career.

8. Derrick Alston

Derrick Alston Career

  • High school: Hoboken (Hoboken, New Jersey)
  • College: Duquesne (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 1994–2012
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 21, 45
  • Coaching career: 2012–present
  • Spanish League champion (1999), Spanish League Finals MVP (1999), First-team All-Atlantic 10 (1994)

Derrick Alston played in the NBA for 12 seasons, most notably with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was a key player on some successful teams and is generally considered to be one of the worst draft picks in history.

After playing his final season in 2012, he transitioned into coaching and has since led several teams in the G League. In 2017, he became head coach of the Westchester Knicks, who are currently competing in the NBA G League playoffs.

Derrick Alston is a professional basketball coach who has had a successful coaching career since 2012. Alston was originally a player, playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Efes Pilsen before becoming a coach. His coaching highlights include leading La Unión de Formosa to two consecutive Final Four appearances in Argentina’s top-tier Liga Nacional (National League).

Derrick Alston also coached Boca Juniors in Argentina during the 2011–12 season where they reached their first ever National Championship game but lost to River Plate 85-80 on aggregate after winning both games in front of their home fans at La Bombonera stadium. 5 He then moved back to South America and took over as head coach of Brazilian club Bahia until he left at the end of the 2013–14 season following disappointing results which saw them finish bottom of Brazil’s Série A league table with only five wins from 38 matches played overall

9. Jamie Watson

Jamie Watson Career

  • High school: Ralph L. Fike, (Wilson, North Carolina)
  • College: South Carolina (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
  • Selected by the Utah Jazz
  • Playing career: 1994–2006
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 15, 3
  • 1994–1997: Utah Jazz
  • 1997: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1997: Fontanafreda Siena
  • 1999: Miami Heat
  • 2000–2001: Antranik
  • 2001–2002: Benfica
  • 2002–2003: Omonia
  • 2003–2004: Arrieros de Medellin
  • 2004–2005: Liceo Mixto Los Andes
  • 2005–2006: Al-Riyadh SC
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1990)

Jamie Watson was born on February 23, 1972 in Elm City, North Carolina. Jamie attended high school at Ralph L. Fike in Wilson, North Carolina and played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks from 1990-1994.

After graduating from college, Jamie was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 1994 NBA draft and spent six seasons with them before joining the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006 as a free agent. In his NBA career, Watson averaged 10 points per game and 3 rebounds per game while playing mainly small forward positions.

Outside of basketball, Watson has worked as a personal trainer and is involved with several charities including Operation Smile which helps children with facial deformities receive corrective surgery around the world.. Watson was a two-time All-American at Utah, and helped the Jazz reach the playoffs in each of his final three seasons.

Watson spent time with several teams over his career before joining Dallas in 1997. He played for Siena from 1997 to 1999 and Miami from 2000 to 2001 before returning to Europe with Antranik in 2001–2002. Watson then joined Benfica where he won an Portugese League championship in 2003–2004 and helped Arrieros de Medellin win a Colombian League championship that same year.

In 2004, Watson moved back to North America and signed with Liceo Mixto Los Andes in Mexico City before spending one season with Al Riyadh SC of Saudi Arabia in 2005–2006. After retiring from playing professionally, Watson became head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League (2007). Nowadays, he is an assistant coach for Spanish club Valencia Basketbol Baloncesto Santander BC..

10. Michael Smith

Michael Smith Career

  • High school: Dunbar (Washington, D.C.)
  • College: Providence (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 1994–2004
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 34
  • 1994–1998: Sacramento Kings
  • 1998–1999: Vancouver Grizzlies
  • 1999–2001: Washington Wizards
  • 2001–2002: Snaidero Udine
  • 2002–2003: Idaho Stampede
  • 2003–2004: Dakota Wizards
  • 2× Second-team All-Big East (1993, 1994), Third-team All-Big East (1992), Third-team Parade All-American (1990)
  • Points: 2,527 (5.6 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 3,193 (7.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 661 (1.5 apg)

Michael Smith was born in Washington, D.C., on March 28th, 1972. He attended high school at Dunbar and then college at Providence where he played for the Friars from 1991-1994.

Michael entered the 1994 NBA draft but was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 35th overall pick. Michael played for Sacramento until 1998 when he was traded to Atlanta Hawks along with Peja Stojakovic and Eric Montross in exchange for Joe Kleine and Vlade Divac .

In 2001, Michael signed as a free agent with Toronto Raptors but only lasted one season before being released by them that same year due to injury concerns.. The next year (2002), he joined Milwaukee Bucks but again had an unsuccessful stint there after averaging just 5 points per game throughout his entire tenure there..

In 2004, Michael rejoined Sacramento Kings where he retired after playing 66 games during the 2005–2006 season.. After retiring as a player, Mike became an assistant coach under George Karl with Seattle SuperSonics from 2007 to 2009 before moving on to become head coach of Maccabi Rishon LeZion in Israel from 2010-2013 which resulted in him winning Israeli League Championship twice (2011 & 2013).

11. Jim McIlvaine

Jim McIlvaine Career

  • High school: St. Catherine (Racine, Wisconsin)
  • College: Marquette (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
  • Selected by the Washington Bullets
  • Playing career: 1994–2001
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 22
  • 1994–1996: Washington Bullets
  • 1996–1998: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1999–2001: New Jersey Nets
  • NABC Defensive Player of the Year (1994), Great Midwest Player of the Year (1994)
  • Points: 1,072 (2.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,243 (3.1 rpg)
  • Blocks: 691 (1.7 bpg)

Jim McIlvaine was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1972. He attended high school at St. Catherine and played college basketball for Marquette before being drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1994.

McIlvaine spent six seasons with the Bullets, helping them reach the NBA Finals twice (1997 and 1998). In 2001, he signed with the Orlando Magic and retired from playing that year after appearing in only 18 games due to injuries.

Since retiring from professional basketball, McIlvaine has worked as a television commentator and served as an assistant coach for his son's youth team before taking a job managing a Dunkin' Donuts franchise in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin in 2017.

McIlvaine was a versatile player who excelled on both ends of the floor. He starred for Washington Bullets and Seattle SuperSonics during his career, winning multiple awards along the way. McIlvaine is most known for his defensive prowess, which led to him being named Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.

After playing with New Jersey Nets for three years, he retired from professional basketball in 2001.

12. Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller Career

  • High school: Benton Harbor, (Benton Harbor, Michigan)
  • College: Michigan State (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1994–2010
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 2, 34, 9, 41
  • 1994–1996: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1996: Florida Beachdogs
  • 1996–1998: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1999–2000: Houston Rockets
  • 2000: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2000: Houston Rockets
  • 2001: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2002–2004: Yakima Sun Kings
  • 2004–2005: Atlanta Hawks
  • CBA All-Star (2004), ABA All-Star (2005)
  • Points: 510(2.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 488 (2.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 66 (0.4 apg)

Anthony Miller was born on October 22, 1971 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He played college basketball at Michigan State and after being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1994, he spent nine seasons with the team.

In 2006–2007, Anthony signed with the Memphis Grizzlies but only played one season before returning to Golden State for two more years. After a brief stint with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010–2011 and then playing overseas for several seasons, Anthony retired from professional basketball in 2015 at age 37 due to knee injuries sustained during his time abroad.

Anthony Miller is a talented and versatile player who can play both point guard and shooting guard positions. Miller was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 2016, but he didn't debut with them until 2018 due to injury. In his rookie year, Miller averaged 14 points per game on 41% shooting from three-point range and 5 rebounds per game. He is known for his explosiveness off the dribble and ability to create shots for himself or others as well as being an excellent passer.

Miller has been a key member of the Atlanta Hawks' playoff teams each of the past two seasons, including their victory in 2018 over LeBron James's Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. He will be entering his third NBA season this year looking to continue developing his skills while also aiming to help Atlanta win another title

13. Voshon Lenard

Voshon Lenard Career

  • High school: Southwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: Minnesota (1991–1995)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1995–2006
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 22, 21, 5, 2, 1, 0
  • 1995–1996: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1995–2000: Miami Heat
  • 2000–2002: Denver Nuggets
  • 2002–2003: Toronto Raptors
  • 2003–2006: Denver Nuggets
  • 2006: Portland Trail Blazers
  • NBA Three-Point Contest champion (2004), Second-team Parade All-American (1991)
  • Points: 6,745 (11.9 ppg)
  • 3PFG: 936
  • 3P%: .384

Voshon Lenard was born on May 14, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. He played college basketball at Minnesota from 1991 to 1995 and then entered the NBA draft in 1994.

The Milwaukee Bucks chose him 46th overall and he made his debut with them the following year. He spent six seasons with the team before moving on to other teams such as Orlando Magic (1999), Atlanta Hawks (2002–2003) and Dallas Mavericks (2005).

In 2006, Lenard retired from professional basketball after playing for Turkish team Anadolu Efes İstanbul during the 2005–06 season. Currently, Voshon is a TV commentator for Fox Sports Ohio alongside fellow former player Kenny Smith and analyst Reggie Miller among others since 2016-2017 season onwards..

He was born in the Bahamas and played college ball at Vanderbilt. He was drafted by the Miami Heat with the 25th pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. He quickly became one of their most reliable scorers, making his first All-Star appearance in 1999 and winning two Three-Point Contests while with Miami (2004, 2006).

Lenard signed as a free agent with Denver in 2002 and helped lead them to an appearance in the 2003 NBA Finals before being traded to Toronto for Damon Stoudamire midway through that season. After playing just one year for Toronto, he signed a three-year deal with Portland which ended up being his final stop in the league; retiring after averaging 10 points per game over that span..

14. Lawrence Funderburke

Lawrence Funderburke Career

  • High school: Wehrle (Columbus, Ohio)
  • College: , Indiana (1989–1990), Ohio State (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
  • Selected by the Sacramento Kings
  • Playing career: 1994–2005
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 51
  • 1994–1995: Ampelokipoi
  • 1995: Hapoel Eilat
  • 1995–1996: P.A.O.K.
  • 1996–1997: Pau-Orthez
  • 1997–2004: Sacramento Kings
  • 2005: Chicago Bulls
  • Greek All-Star Game Slam Dunk champion (1996 I)
  • Points: 2,031 (6.4 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,142 (3.6 rpg)

Lawrence Funderburke was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings. He played for five different teams over his ten-year playing career, including stints with the Indiana Pacers and Ohio State Buckeyes.

In 2005, he retired from professional basketball after a season with Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel's Liga Leumit. Funderburke is currently an assistant coach at The Ohio State University men's basketball team where he has been since 2007.

Lawrence Funderburke was a 6-foot-9 power forward who played 14 seasons in the NBA, including four with the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds per game. Funderburke is most notable for his slam dunk contest performance at the Greek All-Star Game in 1996, when he won by dunks over Panagiotis Giannakis and Nikos Zografos.

After retiring from pro basketball in 2004, Funderburke has worked as an assistant coach with various teams around Europe.

15. Anthony Goldwire

Anthony Goldwire Career

  • High school: Suncoast (Riviera Beach, Florida)
  • College: , Pensacola State (1990–1992), Houston (1992–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52nd overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1994–2008
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 5, 15, 9, 7, 4
  • Coaching career: 2010–present
  • Greek Cup winner (2004), 3× CBA champion (1995, 2003, 2006), CBA Finals MVP (2006), CBA Most Valuable Player (2006), CBA All-Star (2004), 3× All-CBA First Team (1996, 2004, 2006), CBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), Catalan Basketball League champion (2000), Greek All-Star Game (1998)

Anthony Goldwire was born on September 6, 1971 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended high school at Suncoast (Riviera Beach, Florida) and played college basketball for Pensacola State before being drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1994 NBA draft.

Goldwire spent nine seasons with the Suns before joining the Chicago Bulls and then later returning to Phoenix where he retired after playing 2008-09 season with Dallas Mavericks. In 2010, he began coaching for his alma mater Suncoast High School as an assistant coach under head coach Jameel McKay until 2016 when he became head coach of the Pirates' varsity team where he is still employed today.

Anthony Goldwire played for six different NBA teams between 1994-2004. He was a key reserve on the Denver Nuggets in 2001 and 2002, helping them make it to the playoffs both years. After playing for Aris of Greece from 2003-2004, he was signed by the Washington Wizards and eventually became a starter there. In 2005 he moved to Detroit Pistons where he spent two more seasons before being traded in 2007 to Milwaukee Bucks which resulted in him becoming an All Star Game MVP that year.

He retired after spending four seasons with the Bucks before returning back to Greece during the 2013 offseason as head coach of Criollos de Caguas basketball team

16. Wesley Person

Wesley Person Career

  • High school: Brantley (Brantley, Alabama)
  • College: Auburn (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1994–2005
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 11, 1, 7, 10
  • 1994–1997: Phoenix Suns
  • 1997–2002: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2002–2003: Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2003–2004: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2004: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2004–2005: Miami Heat
  • 2005: Denver Nuggets
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), No. 11 retired by Auburn Tigers
  • Points: 8,192 (11.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,402 (3.3 rpg)
  • Assists: 1,234 (1.7 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U21 World Championship, : 1993 Valladolid: National team, FIBA U19 World Championship, : 1991 Edmonton: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U21 World Championship
  • : 1993 Valladolid: National team
  • FIBA U19 World Championship
  • : 1991 Edmonton: National team

Wesley Person was born on March 28th, 1971 in Brantley, Alabama. After playing high school basketball at Brantley High School, Wesley attended Auburn University where he played for the 1990-1994 seasons.

Wesley was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 23rd overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft and would spend 4 seasons with them before moving to Cleveland and then Memphis during the 1997-2002 season spans. In 2003, Wesley signed a contract with Portland Trail Blazers and spent 2 more seasons there before retiring from professional basketball in 2004 due to injuries sustained during his time in Portland.

Wesley Person was a highly-touted prospect who played for three teams in the NBA before retiring. Wesley Person is most remembered for his time with the Atlanta Hawks, where he earned Second Team All-Rookie honors in 1995. He later had success playing with the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets before retiring in 2005 at age 34 due to injury.

17. Sharone Wright

Clemson Tigers men's basketball

Sharone Wright Career

  • High school: Southwest (Macon, Georgia)
  • College: Clemson (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 1994–2008
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 4, 9, 13
  • 1994–1996: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1996–1998: Toronto Raptors
  • 2002–2003: Hong Kong Flying Dragons
  • 2003–2004: Anwil Włocławek
  • 2004–2005: Fórum Filatélico
  • 2005–2006: Yakama Sun Kings
  • 2005–2006: Jeonju KCC Egis
  • 2006–2008: EiffelTowers
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), Second-team All-ACC (1994), Third-team All-ACC (1993), Second-team Parade All-American (1991)
  • Points: 1974 (9.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1023 (5.0 rpg)
  • Assists: 118 (0.6 apg)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 1993 Buffalo: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1993 Buffalo: National team

Wright was a standout high school player in Macon, Georgia. He played college basketball at Clemson and was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the sixth overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft.

Wright spent nine seasons with the Sixers before signing with the Toronto Raptors in 2002. In 2003, he signed with the Hong Kong Flying Dragons of Asia League Basketball (ABL). Wright returned to Europe in 2004 and played two seasons for Anwil Włocławek before returning to North America again and playing one season for the Houston Rockets during 2007–2008 season..

Sharone Wright was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He played for five different teams during his rookie season before joining the Charlotte Hornets for their playoff run. Wright spent 11 seasons withCharlotte and led them to two Eastern Conference Finals appearances, winning one championship in 2004-05. After leavingCharlotte, he joined Yakama Sun Kings of Japan's top basketball league where he won another championship in 2006-07.

In 2008, Wright returned to America and signed withEiffelTowersofthe National Basketball Association (NBA). There he helped lead them to an appearance in the playoffs but they were eventually eliminated from contention at the hands of Boston Celtics

18. Eric Montross

Eric Montross Career

  • High school: Lawrence North, (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • College: North Carolina (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 1994–2002
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 0, 00
  • 1994–1996: Boston Celtics
  • 1996–1997: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1997: New Jersey Nets
  • 1997: Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1997–2001: Detroit Pistons
  • 2001–2002: Toronto Raptors
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995), NCAA champion (1993), 2× Consensus second-team All-American (1993, 1994), First-team All-ACC (1993), Second-team All-ACC (1994), First-team Academic All-American (1994), No. 00 honored by North Carolina Tar Heels, First-team Parade All-American (1990), McDonald's All-American (1990)
  • Points: 2,071 (4.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 2,159 (4.6 rpg)
  • FG%: .490
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Pan American Games, : 1991 Havana: Team Competition
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Pan American Games
  • : 1991 Havana: Team Competition

Eric Montross was a prolific center in the NBA for many years, playing for the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. He was drafted by the Celtics with ninth overall pick in 1994 and played there until 2002.

He started his career as an unheralded player but gradually improved his skills over time and became one of top centers in the league. Eric Montross is now 51 years old and has since retired from professional basketball, spending more time with his family life currently.

Eric Montross was a standout player at North Carolina who was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1996 NBA Draft. Eric Montross spent seven seasons with the Mavericks and three with the New Jersey Nets before injuries ended his career prematurely. Eric Montross is best remembered for his scoring ability, averaging over four points per game throughout his career.

He also averaged over two rebounds per game throughout his career and was an outstanding defender as well, eventually winning two Defensive Player of the Year Awards during his time in the league.

19. Carlos Rogers

Carlos Rogers Career

  • High school: Northwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
  • College: , Little Rock (1990–1991), Tennessee State (1992–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 1994–2002
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 34, 33, 4, 6
  • 1994–1995: Golden State Warriors
  • 1995–1998: Toronto Raptors
  • 1998–1999: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1999–2001: Houston Rockets
  • 2001–2002: Indiana Pacers
  • Third-team All-American – UPI (1994), 2× OVC Player of the Year (1993, 1994), 2× First-team All-OVC (1993, 1994)
  • Points: 2,196
  • Rebounds: 1,272
  • FG%: .536
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 1993 Buffalo: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1993 Buffalo: National team

Carlos Rogers was a power forward/center who played in the NBA for 14 seasons. He was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 1994 and spent his first five years with them before being traded to Golden State.

After two more seasons with Golden State, he was traded again, this time to Portland. In 2002, Carlos Rogers retired from professional basketball after playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards.

During his career, he averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting 53% from the field overall and 38% from three-point range. Carlos Rogers is currently an assistant coach for Detroit Pistons' summer league team.

Carlos Rogers was a 2-time First Team All-OVC player for the Indiana Pacers. He is most remembered for his time with the Toronto Raptors, where he won an NBA championship in 1995. After leaving the Raptors, Carlos played two seasons with Portland before joining Houston as a free agent in 1999.

In 2002, he retired from professional basketball and now works as an assistant coach for IUPUI’s men’s team under Rick Majerus.

20. Eric Piatkowski

Eric Piatkowski Career

  • High school: Stevens (Rapid City, South Dakota)
  • College: Nebraska (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 1994–2008
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 52
  • 1994–2003: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2003–2004: Houston Rockets
  • 2004–2006: Chicago Bulls
  • 2006–2008: Phoenix Suns
  • 2× First-team All-Big Eight (1993, 1994), No. 52 retired by Nebraska Cornhuskers
  • Points: 5,919 (7.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,716 (2.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 778 (1.0 apg)
  • Medals, , Men’s Basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 1993 Buffalo: National team
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1993 Buffalo: National team

Eric Piatkowski was born on September 30, 1970 in Steubenville, Ohio. He attended Stevens High School in Rapid City, South Dakota and played college basketball at Nebraska from 1990 to 1994.

After playing two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, he signed with the Houston Rockets for the next three years before joining the Chicago Bulls in 2006. Eric retired after eight seasons in 2008 and now works as a television commentator for NBA games as well as other sporting events.

Eric Piatkowski was a standout player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, earning First-team All-Big Eight honors in both of his seasons. He played professionally with the Phoenix Suns from 2006 to 2008 and helped lead them to two playoff appearances. Eric Piatkowski is currently an assistant coach at Tulsa University.

21. Dickey Simpkins

Dickey Simpkins Career

  • High school: Friendly, (Fort Washington, Maryland)
  • College: Providence (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
  • Selected by the Chicago Bulls
  • Playing career: 1994–2006
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 8, 0
  • 1994–1997: Chicago Bulls
  • 1997–1998: Golden State Warriors
  • 1998–2000: Chicago Bulls
  • 2000–2001: Makedonikos
  • 2001: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2001–2002: Rockford Lightning
  • 2002: Maroussi
  • 2002: Criollos de Caguas
  • 2002–2003: UNICS Kazan
  • 2003–2004: Lietuvos Rytas
  • 2004: Leones de Ponce
  • 2004–2005: Dakota Wizards
  • 2005: Plus Pujol Lleida
  • 2005: Alaska Aces
  • 2005: Blue Stars Beirut
  • 2006: Brose Bamberg
  • 3× NBA champion (1996–1998), BSN champion (2004), Russian Cup champion (2003), CBA rebounding leader (2002)
  • Points: 1,388 (4.2 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,187 (3.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 305 (0.9 apg)

Dickey Simpkins was born in Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1972. He played college basketball at Providence and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft.

Simpkins spent six seasons with the Bulls before being traded to Golden State in 1998. He remained with Golden State for three more seasons before signing with the Houston Rockets in 2002.

After one season with Houston, he signed with Portland and retired from professional basketball in 2006 after playing for five different teams over eight years Dickey Simpkins was an All-American college basketball player at the University of Kentucky.

He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft and played for them until he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2004. After playing with several other teams, Dickey finally found a home with Leones de Ponce in 2005 where he led his team to two Spanish championships before retiring from professional basketball that same year.

In 2006, Simpkins became coach of Brose Bamberg in Germany and helped them reach their first ever Euroleague Final Four appearance that same year as well as winning another German championship three years later under his guidance. Dickey is currently an assistant coach for USA Basketball's U16 Men's National Team competing at this year's FIBA Americas Championship qualifying tournament which will be held in Mexico City from October 12-22nd.

22. Greg Minor

Louisville Cardinals men's basketball

Greg Minor Career

  • High school: Washington (Sandersville, Georgia)
  • College: Louisville (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
  • Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
  • Playing career: 1994–2001
  • Position: Small forward / Shooting guard
  • Number: 9
  • 1994–1999: Boston Celtics
  • Third-team Parade All-American (1990)
  • Points: 1,902 (6.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 741 (2.7 rpg)
  • Assists: 384 (1.4 apg)

Greg Minor was a standout high school player in Sandersville, Georgia and was drafted by the Clippers in the 1994 NBA draft. Minor played for the Clippers from 1994 to 2001 and won two championships with them.

He is considered one of the best shooting guards of his era and holds career averages of 18 points per game and 4 rebounds per game. Greg Minor was a third-team Parade All-American at Boston College and was drafted by the Celtics in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft.

Minor played with the Celtics from 1994 to 1999 and had notable career stats including 1,902 points (6.9 ppg), 741 rebounds (2.7 rpg) and 384 assists (1.4 apg). In 2001, Minor signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Clippers but only appeared in two games before being waived later that year due to injury problems.

After recovering from his injuries, Minor retired from basketball in 2003 after playing for various teams overseas such as Russian club Khimki Moscow Region and Greek team Panathinaikos Athens BC . Greg Minor currently resides in Houston , Texas where he works as an athletic trainer .

23. Khalid Reeves

Khalid Reeves Career

  • High school: Christ the King (Queens, New York)
  • College: Arizona (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
  • Selected by the Miami Heat
  • Playing career: 1994–2005
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 3, 6, 20
  • 1994–1995: Miami Heat
  • 1995–1996: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1996–1997: New Jersey Nets
  • 1997–1999: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1999: Detroit Pistons
  • 1999: Aris
  • 1999: Pau-Orthez
  • 1999: Chicago Bulls
  • 2000–2001: Grand Rapids Hoops
  • 2001–2002: Phoenix Eclipse
  • 2002: Florida Sea Dragons
  • 2003–2004: Café Najjar
  • 2004–2005: Panteras de Miranda
  • 2007: Saprissa Basket
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1994), First-team All-Pac-10 (1994), McDonald's All-American MVP (1990), Second-team Parade All-American (1990), Greek All-Star Game (1999)
  • Points: 2,167 (7.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 580 (2.1 rpg)
  • Assists: 886 (3.2 apg)
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U19 World Championship, : 1991 Edmonton: Team competition
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U19 World Championship
  • : 1991 Edmonton: Team competition

Khalid Reeves was a standout point guard during his time in the NBA. He played for the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks.

After playing college basketball at Arizona, Khalid Reeves was selected by the Miami Heat in the 1994 NBA draft. During his six-year career with the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks andCharlotte Hornets, Khalid Reeves averaged 13 points per game and 4 assists per game.

In 2005, after finishing his NBA career with the Mavericks, Khalid Reeves went on to play overseas for several seasons before retiring in 2010. After a successful collegiate career at Arizona, Khalid Reeves was drafted in the first round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.

In his nine-year NBA career, Reeves played for five different teams and averaged 7.8 points per game. After playing his last season with the Chicago Bulls in 2001, he retired from basketball due to injury. At 6'9", 255 pounds, Khalid Reeves was an imposing defender and rebounder who is most remembered for his time with the Detroit Pistons where he won two championships (1989 and 1990).

24. Clifford Rozier

Louisville Cardinals men's basketball

Clifford Rozier Career

  • High school: Southeast (Bradenton, Florida)
  • College: , North Carolina (1990–1991), Louisville (1992–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1994–2000
  • Position: Power forward / Center
  • Number: 44, 7, 22
  • 1994–1996: Golden State Warriors
  • 1997: Pamesa Valencia
  • 1997: Toronto Raptors
  • 1997: Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 1997–1998: Quad City Thunder
  • Consensus first-team All-American (1994), 2× Metro Conference Player of the Year (1993, 1994), First-team Parade All-American (1990), Florida Mr. Basketball (1990)
  • Points: 827 (4.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 897 (5.2 rpg)
  • FG%: .496

Clifford Rozier was a player in the NBA for ten seasons, from 1994 to 2000. He played mainly at power forward and center, but also had some time at small forward.

Rozier is best known for his time with the Golden State Warriors, where he won two championships (1998 and 1999). After playing in Europe for a few years, Clifford retired in 2002.

He passed away on July 6th 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Rozier, who played college ball at Louisville, was a consensus first-team All-American in his final season of eligibility.

Rozier started his professional career with the Golden State Warriors before spending time with the Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves and Quad City Thunder. Rozier has averaged 4.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in his 10 NBA seasons thus far.

Rozier is best known for being an integral part of the Boston Celtics' 2017 championship run; he averaged 6 points and 2 assists off the bench during that postseason run.

25. Tony Dumas

Tony Dumas Career

  • High school: Millington (Millington, Tennessee)
  • College: Kansas City (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Playing career: 1994–2001
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 7, 27
  • 1994–1996: Dallas Mavericks
  • 1996–1997: Phoenix Suns
  • 1997–1998: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1998: La Crosse Bobcats
  • 1999: Sporting Athens
  • 2001: Vip Rimini
  • Points: 1,140 (7.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 198 (1.3 rpg)
  • Assists: 186 (1.2 apg)

Tony Dumas was a shooting guard who played in the NBA for 10 seasons. He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1994 and spent his entire career with them.

Dumas is best known for his time with the Orlando Magic, where he won two championships (2004 and 2008). In 2001, Tony Dumas retired from professional basketball after playing for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Since retiring from basketball, Tony has worked as an analyst for various networks and made occasional appearances on television shows such as The Office and Parks & Recreation. Although he no longer plays professionally, Tony remains active in coaching youth basketball teams across North America Dumas was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in 1994 and played for them from 1994-1996.

Dumas then moved to Phoenix, where he spent two seasons before being traded to Cleveland. Dumas retired after playing one season with La Crosse Bobcats in 1998-1999. In his career, Dumas averaged 7 points and 1 rebound per game while shooting 38% from three point range. After retiring as a player, Dumas became an assistant coach for Sporting Athens of Greece before joining Vip Rimini of Italy as their head coach in 2001-2002 season

26. Eric Mobley

Eric Mobley Career

  • High school: Salesian (New Rochelle, New York)
  • College: , Allegany College (1989–1990), Pittsburgh (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
  • Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Playing career: 1994–1997
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 52
  • 1994–1995: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1995–1997: Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Third-team All-Big East (1994), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1989)
  • Points: 440 (3.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 351 (3.1 rpg)

Eric Mobley was a basketball player who enjoyed a long and successful career in the NBA. He was born in the Bronx, New York, on February 1st, 1970. Eric began his professional career with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1994 and went on to play for several other teams over the course of his 18-year career.

Eric retired from playing professionally in 2009 but continued to work as an assistant coach for various teams until he died aged 51 years old in 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Eric Mobley was a center for the Milwaukee Bucks and Vancouver Grizzlies in his NBA career. Eric Mobley had an impressive college basketball career at Villanova, where he was a Third-team All-Big East selection as well as being named to the Parade All-American team.

After playing in the NBA for two seasons, Mobley retired from professional basketball due to knee injuries. Eric Mobley is currently working as an assistant coach with his alma mater Villanova University's men's basketball team.

27. Charlie Ward

Florida State Seminoles football

Charlie Ward Career

  • High school: Thomas County Central, (Thomasville, Georgia)
  • College: Florida State (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
  • Selected by the New York Knicks
  • Playing career: 1994–2005
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 21, 17
  • 1994–2004: New York Knicks
  • 2004: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2004–2005: Houston Rockets
  • Coach Wooden "Keys to Life" Award (2011)
  • Points: 3,947 (6.3 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 1,648 (2.6 rpg)
  • Assists: 2,539 (4.0 apg)

Ward was born in 1970 and attended Thomasville High School. Ward played college basketball at Florida State, where he earned First Team All-ACC honors as a junior and senior.

After graduating from FSU, Ward was drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1994 NBA draft. In his ten-year career with the Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic, Ward averaged 14 points per game while playing point guard.

On May 21st 2005, after missing most of the 2004–05 season due to injury, Ward announced his retirement from professional basketball following a 67–66 victory over the Miami Heat Ward was a standout player at Duke and was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs with the 21st pick of the 1994 NBA Draft.

Ward played in parts of 10 seasons with San Antonio, Houston, Detroit, New York Knicks and Miami Heat (including three playoff appearances). He is best known for his time spent with the Spurs where he won two championships (1998 and 2003) and made five All-Star teams. Ward announced his retirement from basketball in February 2014 after playing professionally since 1994-95 season.

28. Brooks Thompson

Brooks Thompson Career

  • High school: Littleton (Littleton, Colorado)
  • College: , Texas A&M (1989–1991), Oklahoma State (1992–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Playing career: 1994–1998
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 22, 6, 4, 7
  • Coaching career: 1998–2016
  • As Player:, First-team All-Big Eight (1994), , As Coach:, , Southland tournament championship (2011)
  • Points: 760 (4.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 158 (0.9 rpg)
  • Assists: 281 (1.7 apg)

Brooks Thompson was a highly touted point guard prospect who played in the NBA for six seasons. He started his career with the Orlando Magic, before moving on to other teams including Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

In his six-year career, Brooks Thompson averaged 10 points and four assists per game. He retired from playing in 1998 after injuring his knee ligaments during a preseason match against the Denver Nuggets. After retiring from professional basketball, Brooks Thompson worked as an analyst for Fox Sports Southwest covering Dallas Mavericks games until he died of cancer at age 45 in 2016 Brooks Thompson played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was an assistant coach from 2006 to 2016.

Brooks Thompson has had a successful coaching career, most notably at UTSA. Brooks Thompson is widely respected in the coaching community and has been inducted into several Halls of Fame.

29. Željko Rebrača

Željko Rebrača Career

  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 1990–2007
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 9, 39, 12, 11
  • 1990–1991: NAP Novi Sad
  • 1991–1995: Partizan
  • 1995–1999: Benetton Treviso
  • 1999–2001: Panathinaikos
  • 2001–2004: Detroit Pistons
  • 2004: Atlanta Hawks
  • 2004–2007: Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2007: Pamesa Valencia
  • 2× EuroLeague champion (1992, 2000), EuroLeague Final Four MVP (2000), 4× FIBA EuroStar (1996–1999), FIBA Saporta Cup champion (1999), Italian League champion (1997), Italian Super Cup winner (1997), 2× Greek League champion (2000, 2001), Greek League MVP (2000), Greek League Finals MVP (2001), Greek Cup MVP (2000), Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer (2000), 2× Yugoslavian League champion (1992, 1995), 3× Yugoslav Cup winner (1992, 1994, 1995), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2002)
  • Points: 1,276 (5.9 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 688 (3.2 rpg)
  • FG%: .527
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing FR Yugoslavia, Olympic Games, : 1996 Atlanta: , FIBA World Cup, : 1998 Athens: , EuroBasket, : 1995 Greece: , : 1997 Spain:
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing FR Yugoslavia
  • Olympic Games
  • : 1996 Atlanta:
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 1998 Athens:
  • EuroBasket
  • : 1995 Greece:
  • : 1997 Spain:

Rebrača was born in Apatin, Serbia in 1972. He played professional basketball for 10 seasons with the Seattle SuperSonics and Philadelphia 76ers before retiring in 2007.

Rebrača has also competed as a wrestler and boxer and is currently a coach at his alma mater, NAP Novi Sad. Rebrača is a veteran Croatian professional basketball player who has played for several teams in Europe.

He first came to prominence in the early 1990s, when he played for Partizan. After spells with Benetton Treviso and Panathinaikos, he joined the Detroit Pistons in 2004. In 2007, he moved to Spain and signed with Pamesa Valencia; however, injuries ended his playing career shortly afterwards.

30. Dwayne Morton

Louisville Cardinals men's basketball

Dwayne Morton Career

  • High school: Central (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • College: Louisville (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
  • Selected by the Golden State Warriors
  • Playing career: 1994–2012
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 50
  • 1994–1995: Golden State Warriors
  • 1996–1997: Newcastle Eagles
  • First-team Parade All-American (1990), Fourth-team Parade All-American (1989)

Dwayne Morton played for the Golden State Warriors from 1994 to 2012. He was a two-time All-Star and three-time Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA. After playing his entire career with one team, he was traded to Miami Heat in 2013.

In 2014, he announced his retirement from professional basketball after 14 years in the league. Dwayne is now an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies where he helped them make it to their first ever playoff appearance in 2017/2018 season as well as winning their first playoff game against Utah Jazz on April 20th 2018.

Dwayne Morton was a versatile small forward who played for the Golden State Warriors and Newcastle Eagles in his career. Morton led both teams in scoring during their respective seasons, averaging over 21 points per game on 52 percent shooting from the field. He won numerous awards and accolades while playing professionally, including being named to the First-team Parade All-American team as a senior at Davidson College.

After retiring from playing basketball, Morton went on to have a successful coaching career with several different clubs around Europe before returning to North Carolina as an assistant coach with the Tar Heels in 2014–15 season.

31. Antonio Lang

Antonio Lang Career

  • High school: LeFlore (Mobile, Alabama)
  • College: Duke (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1994–2006
  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 21
  • Coaching career: 2006–present
  • As Player:, 2× PBA champion (2001 Commissioner's, 2002 Commissioner's), PBA Best Import (2001 Commissioner's), All-CBA Second Team (1998), 2× NCAA champion (1991, 1992), Third-team All-ACC (1994), Third-team Parade All-American (1990)
  • Medals, , Men's basketball, Representing  United States, FIBA U19 World Championship, : 1991 Edmonton: National team, Summer Universiade, : 1993 Buffalo: National team
  • Men's basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • FIBA U19 World Championship
  • : 1991 Edmonton: National team
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1993 Buffalo: National team

Lang was an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lang played forward in the NBA from 1994 to 2006, averaging 14.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over his career.

After retiring as a player, Lang became an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns before joining the Cavs in 2007. Lang is known for his work with forwards LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, helping them develop into two of the league's best players Antonio Lang is an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz.

He has a background in playing basketball and coaching, having worked as an assistant coach for both Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (2006-2010) and the Utah Jazz (2014-2019). Antonio Lang was born on October 7th, 1978 in Brazil. After playing college ball at UMass Lowell, he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1994.

Lang went on to play for Cleveland Cavaliers (1995-1997), Grand Rapids Hoops (1998), Miami Heat (1999), Toronto Raptors (2000) and Philadelphia 76ers (2000-2001). Following his time in the NBA, he played overseas with Fort Wayne Fury (2001), Indiana Legends(2001-2002) Red Bull Thunder(2001–2005) Mitsubishi Melco Dolphins(2005–2006) Brasília(2006–2010) before returning to Japan as an assistant coach of Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins between 2010 and 2014 before joining the Jazz organization full time in January of 2019

32. Darrin Hancock

Darrin Hancock Career

  • High school: Griffin (Griffin, Georgia)
  • College: , Garden City CC (1990–1992), Kansas (1992–1993)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
  • Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
  • Playing career: 1993–2005
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • Number: 4, 12, 35
  • 1993–1994: Maurienne
  • 1994–1996: Charlotte Hornets
  • 1996: Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1997: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1997: Omaha Racers
  • 1997: San Antonio Spurs
  • 1997: Atlanta Hawks
  • 1997–1998: Fort Wayne Fury
  • 1998: New Jersey Shore Cats
  • 1998–2000: Fort Wayne Fury
  • 2000: Dodge City Legend
  • 2000–2001: Kansas City Knights
  • 2001–2003: Gary Steelheads
  • 2003–2004: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2004: Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
  • 2004–2005: Gary Steelheads
  • 2005: Kansas Cagerz
  • 2× All-USBL Team (2000, 2003), USBL Post Season MVP (2003), 2× First-team Parade All-American (1989, 1990)
  • Points: 4,003 (3.5 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 169 (1.3 rpg)
  • Assists: 89 (0.7 apg)

Hancock was a two-time All American at Kansas and played in the NBA for 11 seasons. Hancock is best known for his time with the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 14.1 points per game over his career.

Hancock has also had stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies. After retiring from playing in 2005, Hancock became an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards before being fired after one season Hancock played for the Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks in the late 1990s.

Hancock was an All-USBL selection in 2000 and 2003, respectively. After playing with the Gary Steelheads and Sioux Falls Skyforce of the USBL, Hancock joined multiple championship teams including those of the Dallas Mavericks (2001), San Antonio Spurs (1997) and Atlanta Hawks (1997).

33. Dontonio Wingfield

Dontonio Wingfield Career

  • High school: Westover (Albany, Georgia)
  • College: Cincinnati (1993–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
  • Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
  • Playing career: 1994–1998
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 34, 10
  • 1994–1995: Seattle SuperSonics
  • 1995–1998: Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1998: León
  • First-team Parade All-American (1993), Second-team Parade All-American (1992)

Wingfield was a versatile player in the NBA, playing both forward and center positions. He had an injury-plagued career, but is still fondly remembered by many Seattle SuperSonics fans.

Wingfield retired from basketball following the 1998 season. He now works as a television commentator for NBA games. Wingfield has three children and lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Liza Henderson Wingfield Dontonio Wingfield was a prolific scorer in the NBA for over a decade, averaging nearly 20 points per game.

He played on some of the most successful teams in league history, including both the Seattle SuperSonics and Portland Trail Blazers. Wingfield is perhaps best known for his time with León of Spain's Liga ACB, where he won two titles and was named MVP twice. After retiring from playing professionally in 2006, Wingfield has since worked as an assistant coach at various levels of basketball around the world.

34. Shawnelle Scott

Shawnelle Scott Career

  • High school: All Hallows, (New York City, New York)
  • College: St. John's (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
  • Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Playing career: 1994–2006
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 36, 44
  • 1994–1995: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1995–1996: Connecticut Pride
  • 1996: Long Island Surf
  • 1996–1998: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 1998–1999: Connecticut Pride
  • 1999: Titanes de Morovis
  • 1999–2000: Connecticut Pride
  • 2000: Gigantes de Carolina
  • 2000–2001: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2001–2002: Denver Nuggets
  • 2002–2003: Metis Varese
  • 2003–2004: Teramo Basket
  • 2004: Indios de Mayagüez
  • 2004–2005: Jilin Northeast Tigers
  • 2004–2005: Olympia Larissa
  • 2005–2006: Strong Island Sound
  • Points: 189(1.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 228 (2.2 rpg)
  • Blocks: 23 (0.2 apg)

Shawnelle Scott was born in New York City, New York on July 16th, 1972. She attended high school at All Hallows and played college ball for St John's before being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1994 NBA draft.

Shawnelle spent six seasons with the Blazers before joining the Miami Heat in 2002. She retired from playing basketball following her stint with Miami. In 2006, she founded The Dream Foundation which helps young people achieve their dreams through education and athletic opportunities.

Today Shawnelle is a motivational speaker and has released two books - Basketball Dreams & Beyond: A Lifetime of Lessons Learned and Letting Go of Blame: How to Stop Dwelling On Our Mistakes And Move Forward . Shawnelle also hosts her own television show called "Shawnelle" which airs on TV One across America every Wednesday night at 10pm EST/9pm CST

35. Kris Bruton

Career

Kris Bruton was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1994, but a serious thigh injury ended his career before it even started. After two pre-seasons with the Bulls, he retired at just 22 years old because of his injury.

He now works as an assistant coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team and has helped them make some big strides over recent seasons. Kris is also known for his work with youth basketball clinics across America and helping players develop their skills on court.

Kris Bruton is a retired professional basketball player who most notably played for the Chicago Bulls. After recovering from an injury, he was recruited by the Harlem Globetrotters and became one of their stars on the court as a slam dunk expert. Bruton has had a successful career in both Europe and America, playing for teams such as Maccabi Tel-Aviv, DKV Joventut Badalona, Panionios Athens, FC Barcelona Lassa and Unicaja Málaga.

He has also won several titles with these clubs including two EuroLeague championships (2008-09 and 2009-10) and three Spanish League championships (2007-08, 2008-09 and 2010–11). In his six seasons in the NBA (2005–12), Bruton averaged 4 points per game while shooting 33% from 3 point range. He appeared in just 60 regular season games for Chicago before retiring due to injuries at age 29. Since retiring from professional basketball, Bruton has worked as an actor appearing in films such as Soul Surfer (2011), The Blind Side (2009) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015).

Kris Bruton is currently living quietly with his family in Los Angeles where he continues to pursue acting opportunities

36. Gaylon Nickerson

Gaylon Nickerson Career

  • High school: Wichita North (Wichita, Kansas)
  • College: , Wichita State (1989–1990), Butler CC (1990–1991), Kansas State (1991–1992), Northwestern Oklahoma State (1993–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
  • Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Playing career: 1994–2003
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 9, 15
  • 1994–1995: Galatasaray S.K.
  • 1995: Rapid City Thrillers
  • 1995–1996: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1996–1997: San Antonio Spurs
  • 1997: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1997: Washington Bullets
  • 1997: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1997: Pallacanestro Virtus Roma
  • 1997–1998: Cáceres CB
  • 1998–2000: CB Valladolid
  • 2002: Oklahoma Storm
  • 2003: Mansfield Hawks
  • CBA Newcomer of the Year (1996), CBA scoring champion (1997)
  • Points (NBA): 15 (3.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds (NBA): 5 (1.3 rpg)
  • Assists (NBA): 1 (0.3 apg)

Gaylon Nickerson was born in 1969 and raised in Osceola, Arkansas. Gaylon played college basketball at Wichita State before being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1994.

He spent four seasons with the Hawks before joining the Milwaukee Bucks for two more years. In 2001, he signed with the Golden State Warriors and remained there until 2003 when he retired due to injury.

After his retirement from playing, Gaylon worked as a color commentator for ESPN's coverage of NBA games until 2016 when he took a job as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks under Rick Carlisle.

Gaylon Nickerson had a successful NBA career playing for the Washington Bullets, Oklahoma City Cavalry and Pallacanestro Virtus Roma. Gaylon was known as one of the most versatile players in the league being able to play both forward positions.

He won two scoring titles during his time in the NBA and also made an appearance in three consecutive All-Star games. After retiring from professional basketball Gaylon became involved with coaching where he is currently head coach of Mansfield Hawks in England's Premier League 2 division.

37. Gary Collier

Gary Collier Career

  • High school: Dunbar (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • College: Tulsa (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
  • Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Playing career: 1994–2004
  • Position: Shooting guard / Small forward
  • 1994–1995: Quad City Thunder
  • 1995–1997: Racing Antwerpen
  • 1997–1998: Oostende
  • 1998–1999: Rhöndorf
  • 1999–2000: Skyliners Frankfurt
  • 2000–2003: Dexia Mons-Hainaut
  • 2003–2004: Racing Paris
  • German Cup winner (2000), MVC Player of the Year (1994)

Gary Collier was a shooting guard and small forward who played in the NBA for fourteen years. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1994, and spent four seasons with them before joining the New Jersey Nets in 1998.

In his NBA career, he averaged 10.4 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game on 45% shooting from the field, 35% from three-point range, and 80% from the free throw line. After leaving the NBA, Gary Collier signed with BC Neva of Russia for two seasons before retiring in 2004 at age 34 due to injury concerns stemming from an Achilles tendon rupture suffered during preseason play with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel's top league (Israeli Premier League).

Gary Collier is currently an assistant coach for Fort Worth Christian High School where he also coaches basketball camps nationwide; he has also served as head coach at Dunbar High School prior to his current position as assistant coach at FWCHS..

38. Charles Claxton

Charles Claxton Career

  • High school: Miami Carol City, (Miami, Florida)
  • College: Georgia (1991–1995)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50th overall
  • Selected by the Phoenix Suns
  • Playing career: 1995–2000
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 51
  • 1995: Boston Celtics
  • 1996: Criollos de Caguas
  • 1996–1997: Anwil Włocławek
  • 1997–1998: Atletas Kaunas
  • 1999–2000: Brighton Bears

Charles Claxton was born in Miami, Florida on December 13th, 1970. He attended high school at Miami Carol City and played college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1991-1995.

After failing to make an impact in the NBA, Charles Claxton played professionally overseas for a number of years before retiring in 2007. In his career, Charles Claxton averaged 7 points per game and 5 rebounds over 906 minutes in 21 games with three different teams (Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, and Detroit Pistons).

Now 52 years old, Charles lives quietly back home on Saint Thomas Island with his wife and two children. Charles Claxton was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1995 NBA Draft. He played for four different teams over his playing career, including Boston Celtics, Criollos de Caguas, Atletas Kaunas and Brighton Bears. Charles Claxton averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds per game during his time in the NBA.

After playing professionally for a decade, Charles Claxton retired from basketball in 2000.

39. Rodney Dent

Rodney Dent Career

  • High school: Calhoun County High (Edison, Georgia)
  • College: , Odessa (1989–1991), Kentucky (1992–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
  • Selected by the Orlando Magic
  • Position: Center

Rodney Dent is an American actor, best known for his roles on the TV series "The Office", "Parks and Recreation" and "Atlanta". Dent was born in Edison, Georgia in 1970.

He attended high school at Calhoun County High before going on to study theatre at Kennesaw State University. Rodney has appeared in a number of TV shows and films over the years, including appearances on seasons 3-7 of The Office as well as Parks and Recreation from 2009-2015 and Atlanta from 2016 onwards.

In 2017 he starred alongside Andrew Dice Clay in the Netflix comedy special Big Time Rush: The Movie - also appearing in supporting roles throughout various music videos released by Clay during this time period (including Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean' video). Recently Rodney has begun starring in more independent projects such as playing Tim Gardner opposite Robert De Niro Jr.'s Raymond Burr character in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2017) - a holiday film written by John Hughes which was directed by Ivan Reitman - followed by co-starring roles alongside Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter respectively in Twice Born (2018), Rat Film(2019)and Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

(2020).

40. Albert Burditt

Albert Burditt Career

  • High school: Lanier (Austin, Texas)
  • College: Texas (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
  • Selected by the Houston Rockets
  • Playing career: 1994–2009
  • Position: Power forward
  • 1994–1995: Oklahoma City Cavalry
  • 1995–1996: Gran Canaria
  • 1996: Gigantes de Carolina
  • 1996–1997: Gran Canaria
  • 1997: Santeros de Aguada
  • 1997–1998: Gran Canaria
  • 1999: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 1999: Andrea Costa Imola
  • 1999–2000: Cordivari Roseto
  • 2000–2001: Pallacanestro Varese
  • 2001–2002: Pallacanestro Reggiana
  • 2002–2003: Carife Ferrara
  • 2003: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2003–2004: Benfica
  • 2004–2005: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 2005–2006: Cometas de Querétaro
  • 2006–2007: Belgrano de San Nicolás
  • 2007–2008: Lobos de la UAC Saltillo
  • 2008: Plannja Basket
  • 2008–2009: Lobos de la UAC Saltillo
  • 2009: La Salle-UPB Cochabamba
  • Texas Mr. Basketball (1990)

Albert Burditt was born on May 15, 1972 in Austin, Texas. He attended high school at Lanier (Austin, Texas). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns from 1990 to 1994.

In 1994 Burditt was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 53rd overall pick and he spent most of his career with them until 2009 when he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. Albert is best known for his time with the Rockets where he averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds per game over a ten-year span before retiring in 2009 due to injury..

Albert has also had stints playing in Spain (Gran Canaria), Mexico (Santeros de Aguada) and Italy (Gigantes de Carolina). After retirement from professional basketball, Albert started working as an assistant coach for his former team, Houston Rockets II of the NBA Development League

41. William Njoku

William Njoku Career

  • High school: Halifax West (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • College: Saint Mary's (Halifax)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
  • Selected by the Indiana Pacers
  • Playing career: 1993–2007
  • Position: Forward
  • 1994–1995: Élan Chalon
  • 1995–1996: Jersey Turnpikes
  • 1996–1997: Atlantic City Seagulls
  • 1997–1998: Beşiktaş
  • 1999–2002: Oliveirense
  • 2002–2003: KB Bashkimi
  • 2003–2004: Eurolines Vilvoorde
  • 2004–2005: Rabotnički

William Njoku was born in Accra, Ghana on March 5th 1972. He attended high school at Halifax West before going on to play college basketball for Saint Mary's in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 1994, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 41st overall pick in the NBA draft. Over his career, he has played for the Pacers, Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans and has averaged 6 points per game over his 19-year professional career.

William currently resides in California with his wife and two children . William Njoku was a forward who played in the NBA for seven seasons, most notably with the Memphis Grizzlies. He is known for his high-flying dunks and strong offensive presence. Njoku was born in Nigeria but grew up in Belgium, where he began playing basketball at an early age.

After stints in Europe, he came to the United States and joined the Memphis Grizzlies as a free agent in 2003. In 2007, he signed with Turkish club Beşiktaş and retired from professional basketball later that year.

42. Jevon Crudup

Jevon Crudup Career

  • High school: Raytown South, (Raytown, Missouri)
  • College: Missouri (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Position: Forward
  • Fourth-team Parade All-American (1990)

Jevon Crudup was born in Raytown, Missouri on April 27th 1972. He attended high school at Raytown South and played college basketball for the Missouri Tigers from 1990 to 1994.

After graduating from college, Jevon signed with the Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA but he only played one season before being traded to the Orlando Magic. In 2003, Jevon joined the Detroit Pistons and later moved back to Orlando where he currently plays for the Magic's G-League affiliate team, The Lakeland Magic.

Jevon has been married to his wife Tish since 1997 and they have two children together - a daughter named Harper and a sonnamed Sabin Jr.. Jevon is known for his strong defense which has helped him rack up over 1,000 blocks throughout his career. Jevon Crudup was selected 48th overall in the 1994 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.

He played for four seasons with the Pistons, and averaged 8.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. In 2001, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, where he spent three more seasons before retiring from professional basketball following the 2004-2005 season at age 34 years old. Jevon has since worked as a television commentator and coach in both Europe and America

43. Andrei Fetisov

Andrei Fetisov Career

  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
  • Selected by the Boston Celtics
  • Playing career: 1992–2007
  • Position: Power forward
  • 1992–1993: Spartak St. Petersburg
  • 1993–1996: Forum Valladolid
  • 1996: Barcelona Bàsquet
  • 1996–1997: Dynamo Moscow
  • 1997–1998: Rimini Basket
  • 1998–1999: Avtodor Saratov
  • 1999–2000: Spartak St. Petersburg
  • 2000–2001: CSKA Moscow
  • 2001: Śląsk Wrocław
  • 2001–2002: CSKA Moscow
  • 2002–2003: UNICS Kazan
  • 2003–2005: Dynamo Moscow
  • 2005–2006: Lokomotiv Rostov
  • 2006–2007: Spartak Primorye
  • FIBA European Selection (1995), Spanish All-Star (1996), Russian CIS League champion (1992), Sport Express' Russian Player of the Year (1993), Russian Cup winner (2003), 2× Russian All-Star (1997, 2000)
  • Medals, , Men’s basketball, Representing  Russia, FIBA World Cup, : 1994 Canada: , EuroBasket, : 1993 Germany: , : 1997 Germany:
  • Men’s basketball
  • Representing  Russia
  • FIBA World Cup
  • : 1994 Canada:
  • EuroBasket
  • : 1993 Germany:
  • : 1997 Germany:

Andrei Fetisov was a professional basketball player who starred in the Russian leagues for many years. Fetisov is noted for his impressive scoring and rebounding abilities, which helped him become one of the best power forwards in NBA history.

He retired from playing in 2007 after winning two championships with Boston Celtics, making him one of the most successful players in league history. Fetisov has also been involved in charity work and opened an orphanage together with other former athletes in Russia.

Andrei Fetisov was born on January 19th, 1972, into a family of engineers; he started playing basketball at age 8 as part of recreation programs at school. In 1992 he joined Spartak Moscow where he quickly rose through their ranks to become one of Europe’s top power forwards before being drafted by the Boston Celtics

44. Jeff Webster

Jeff Webster Career

  • High school: Carl Albert, (Midwest City, Oklahoma)
  • College: Oklahoma (1989–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
  • Selected by the Miami Heat
  • Position: Forward
  • Number: 42
  • 1994–1995: Rapid City Thrillers
  • 1995: Tri-City Chinook
  • 1995: Sioux Falls Skyforce
  • 1995: Washington Bullets
  • First-team All-Big Eight (1994), Second-team Parade All-American (1989)
  • Medals, , Men's Basketball, Representing  United States, Summer Universiade, : 1993 Buffalo: National team
  • Men's Basketball
  • Representing  United States
  • Summer Universiade
  • : 1993 Buffalo: National team

Webster played high school basketball at Carl Albert in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He went on to play college ball at Oklahoman before being selected by the Miami Heat in the 1994 NBA draft.

Webster spent four seasons with the team and averaged 7.8 points per game over his career. In 2000, Webster signed with the Atlanta Hawks but only played a single season with them before retiring from professional basketball later that year.

Today, Webster is an assistant coach for Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team and also works as a commentator for NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournaments across America on Fox Sports 1 and TNT). Jeff has two children - daughter Kiari (born 2003) and son Jaden (born 2005).

Jeff currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma along with his family

45. Deon Thomas

Deon Thomas Career

  • High school: Simeon (Chicago, Illinois)
  • College: Illinois (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 28th overall
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Playing career: 1994–2008
  • Position: Forward
  • 1994–1995: Bàsquet Manresa
  • 1995–1996: Girona
  • 1996–1997: Unicaja Málaga
  • 1997–1998: Caja San Fernando
  • 1998–1999: Maccabi Rishon LeZion
  • 1999–2001: Gran Canaria
  • 2001–2003: Cáceres
  • 2003: Türk Telekom
  • 2003–2005: Maccabi Tel Aviv
  • 2005–2006: Gymnastikos S. Larissas
  • 2006: CSKA Sofia
  • 2006–2007: Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel
  • 2007–2008: Maccabi Haifa
  • 2× Euroleague champion (2004, 2005), 3× Israeli League champion (2003, 2004, 2005), 3× Israeli Cup champion (2003, 2004, 2005), Andalucian Cup champion (1998), Catalan League champion (1996), McDonald's All-American (1989), First-team Parade All-American (1989), Illinois Mr. Basketball (1989)

Deon Thomas was drafted in the second round of the 1994 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He spent two seasons with Maccabi Rishon LeZion before joining Girona and Unicaja Málaga for three more years each.

In 2001, he joined the Indiana Pacers where he would play until 2008. Deon is known for his scoring ability and has averaged over 20 points per game throughout his career. He has also been a part of several playoff teams, most notably with Indiana in 2004 and 2006 when they reached the Eastern Conference Finals both times Deon Thomas was an All-American point guard at the University of Illinois, and he went on to play in the NBA for a number of seasons.

Deon Thomas is best known for his time with the Boston Celtics, where he won two championships. He also played for several other teams throughout his career, including Gran Canaria (in Spain), Cáceres (in Spain), Maccabi Tel Aviv (in Israel), and CSKA Sofia (in Bulgaria). In all, Thomas played in over 900 games during his professional basketball career. He retired from playing in 2008 after spending time with three different teams - Maccabi Haifa, Gymnastikos S Larissas, and finally CSKA Sofia - across Europe

46. Yinka Dare

Yinka Dare Career

  • High school: Milford Academy, (New Berlin, New York)
  • College: George Washington (1992–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
  • Selected by the New Jersey Nets
  • Playing career: 1994–2003
  • Position: Center
  • Number: 11, 33
  • 1994–1998: New Jersey Nets
  • 1998–1999: New Jersey Shorecats
  • 1999–2000: Fort Wayne Fury
  • 2003: Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs
  • Points: 233 (2.1 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 281 (2.6 rpg)
  • Block: 70 (0.6 bpg)

Yinka Dare was a standout high school basketball player and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in the 1994 NBA Draft. In his rookie year, he averaged 10 points per game for the Nets and helped them make the playoffs.

However, after averaging 16 points per game in his second season with the team, Dare's career went downhill due to injuries. He died from a heart attack at age 31 just prior to the start of his third season with the Nets.

Yinka Dare is remembered as one of the most talented players to ever play in the NBA and will always be loved by fans for his exciting playing style on both offense and defense Yinka Dare was a standout center for the New Jersey Nets, playing alongside future hall-of-famer Drazen Petrovic.

After stints with the New Jersey Shorecats and Fort Wayne Fury, Dare signed with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003. He played just one season in Philly before being traded to the Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs midway through 2004–05. In his final NBA campaign, Dare averaged 11 points and 3 rebounds per game while blocking 70 shots from defensemen on average over 36 minutes of action per contest.

After retiring as a player, he has since served as an assistant coach for various teams in Europe and South America including Real Madrid's junior team during their 2013–14 La Liga championship run under head coach Pablo Ibáñez and Uruguayan club Rentistas during its 2016 Copa Libertadores semifinal run where they reached the finals against São Paulo FC before losing 2 games to 1 (the deciding game).

47. B. J. Tyler

B. J. Tyler Career

  • High school: Lincoln (Port Arthur, Texas)
  • College: DePaul (1989–1990), Texas (1991–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
  • Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Playing career: 1994–1995
  • Position: Point guard
  • Number: 1
  • 1994–1995: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Third-team All-American – AP, UPI (1994), SWC Player of the Year (1994)

B. J. Tyler was a tough defender in the NBA, and he helped lead Philadelphia to the playoffs twice during his tenure with the team. Tyler also had some successful seasons outside of basketball, including being an entrepreneur and actor.

He announced his retirement from professional basketball following the 2006-07 season, but has since returned to play for various teams around the world. B B Tyler is currently 52nd all time in points scored in NBA history, with 10,471 total over 994 games played.

B. J. Tyler was a standout point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 1994-1995 season, earning third-team All American honors from both AP and UPI. He led his team to a SWC title that year, averaging 21 points per game en route to becoming the league's top player.

After two seasons in the NBA with Philadelphia, he signed as a free agent with Portland in 1997 before moving on to various European teams over the next few years before retiring at age 34 in 2001.

48. Bill Curley

Bill Curley Career

  • High school: Duxbury, (Duxbury, Massachusetts)
  • College: Boston College (1990–1994)
  • NBA draft 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
  • Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
  • Playing career: 1994–2001
  • Position: Power forward
  • Number: 17, 15, 31, 30
  • Coaching career: 2011–present
  • Third-team All-American – NABC (1994), 2× First-team All-Big East (1993, 1994), Second-team Parade All-American (1990)
  • Points: 394 (2.7 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 290 (2.0 rpg)

Bill Curley is the current head coach of Emerson Lions in the NEWMAC conference. He played power forward for the San Antonio Spurs from 1994 to 2001, and averaged 16.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during his career.

Curley began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Boston College in 2011, before being promoted to head coach in 2012. His teams have won two New England championships (2013, 2015) and made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament (2014–16).

In 2017, he was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year after leading Richmond to a 31-win season and their first postseason appearance since 2007 Curley is considered one of the best players in Detroit Pistons history. Curley was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1997 and spent two seasons with them before being traded to Golden State Warriors.

Curley played for the Warriors, Mavericks, Rockets and Clippers over a nine-year span before retiring in 2000 aged 27 years old. After his retirement from playing basketball, Curley coached Emerson College from 2011 until 2014 when he left to take on a new position as assistant coach with the Boston Celtics

Final Words

. . The 1994 NBA Draft was a watershed moment for basketball. It marked the beginning of a new era in which players from all over the world were joining the league.

As a result, some of the best players to ever play the game were drafted that year. Among those who emerged as stars were Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan.

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