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1999 NBA draft

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Date(s)  June 30, 1999
Network(s) (US)  TNT
Time  7:30 pm (EDT)
1999 NBA draft
Location  MCI Center, Washington, D.C.
First selection  Elton Brand, Chicago Bulls

The 1999 NBA Draft was held on June 30, 1999, at the MCI Center (now Verizon Center) in Washington, D.C. It was the first draft in which four players from the same college were picked in the first round, with Elton Brand (1st selection), Trajan Langdon (11th), Corey Maggette (13th) and William Avery (14th) being selected out of Duke University. It is widely viewed as one of the best draft classes, with a total of nine future NBA All-Stars being chosen, as well as three winners of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award—Manu Ginóbili, Jason Terry, and Lamar Odom. Undrafted Pablo Prigioni made his NBA debut at 2012/2013 season as the oldest rookie in league history, at age 35.

Notable undrafted players

These players were not selected in the 1999 NBA draft but have played in the NBA. Theodoros Papaloukas has not played any game in the NBA, but he has been one of the most iconic players in the Euroleague for Olympiacos and CSKA Moscow.


1999 NBA draft Wikipedia