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For complete results of every NBA Draft beginning in 1947, click the following links:

2010s

2019 | No. 1 pick — Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) | Full Draft

2018 | No. 1 pick — Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns) | Full Draft

2017 | No. 1 pick — Markelle Fultz (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

2016 | No. 1 pick — Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

2015 | No. 1 pick — Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) | Full Draft

2014 | No. 1 pick — Andrew Wiggins (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Drafts

2013 | No. 1 pick — Anthony Bennett (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

2012 | No. 1 pick — Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets) | Full Draft

2011 | No. 1 pick — Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

2010 | No. 1 pick — John Wall (Washington Wizards) | Full Draft

2000s

2009 | No. 1 pick — Blake Griffin (LA Clippers) | Full Draft

2008 | No. 1 pick — Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls) | Full Draft

2007 | No. 1 pick — Greg Oden (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

2006 | No. 1 pick — Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors) | Full Draft

2005 | No. 1 pick — Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

2004 | No. 1 pick — Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic) | Full Draft

2003 | No. 1 pick — LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

2002 | No. 1 pick — Yao Ming (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

2001 | No. 1 pick — Kwame Brown (Washington Wizards) | Full Draft

2000 | No. 1 pick — Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets) | Full Draft

1990s

1999 | No. 1 pick — Elton Brand (Chicago Bulls) | Full Draft

1998 | No. 1 pick — Michael Olowokandi (LA Clippers) | Full Draft

1997 | No. 1 pick — Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) | Full Draft

1996 | No. 1 pick — Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

1995 | No. 1 pick — Joe Smith (Golden State Warriors) | Full Draft

1994 | No. 1 pick — Glenn Robinson (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

1993 | No. 1 pick — Chris Webber (Orlando Magic) | Full Draft

1992 | No. 1 pick — Shaquille O’ Neal (Orlando Magic) | Full Draft

1991 | No. 1 pick — Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets) | Full Draft

1990 | No. 1 pick — Derrick Coleman (New Jersey Nets) | Full Draft

1980s

1989 | No. 1 pick — Pervis Ellison (Sacramento Kings) | Full Draft

1988 | No. 1 pick — Danny Manning (LA Clippers) | Full Draft

1987 | No. 1 pick — David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs) | Full Draft

1986 | No. 1 pick — Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

1985 | No. 1 pick — Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1984 | No. 1 pick — Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

1983 | No. 1 pick — Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

1982 | No. 1 pick — James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers) | Full Draft

1981 | No. 1 pick — Mark Aguirre (Dallas Mavericks) | Full Draft

1980 | No. 1 pick — Joe Barry Carroll (Golden State Warriors) | Full Draft

1970s

1979 | No. 1 pick — Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) | Full Draft

1978 | No. 1 pick — Mychal Thompson (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

1977 | No. 1 pick — Kent Benson (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

1976 | No. 1 pick — John Lucas (Houston Rockets) | Full Draft

1975 | No. 1 pick — David Thompson (Atlanta Hawks) | Full Draft

1974 | No. 1 pick — Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

1973 | No. 1 pick — Doug Collins (Philadelphia 76ers) | Full Draft

1972 | No. 1 pick — LaRue Martin (Portland Trail Blazers) | Full Draft

1971 | No. 1 pick — Austin Carr (Cleveland Cavaliers) | Full Draft

1970 | No. 1 pick — Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons) | Full Draft

1960s

1969 | No. 1 pick — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks) | Full Draft

1968 | No. 1 pick — Elvin Hayes (San Diego Rickets) | Full Draft

1967 | No. 1 pick — Jimmy Walker (Detroit Pistons) | Full Draft

1966 | No. 1 pick — Cazzie Russell (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1965 | No. 1 pick — Fred Hetzel (San Francisco Warriors) | Full Draft

1964 | No. 1 pick — Jim Barnes (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1963 | No. 1 pick — Art Heyman (New York Knicks) | Full Draft

1962 | No. 1 pick — Bill McGill (Chicago Zephyrs) | Full Draft

1961 | No. 1 pick — Walt Bellamy (Chicago Zephyrs) | Full Draft

1960 | No. 1 pick — Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals) | Full Draft

1950s

1959 | No. 1 pick — Bob Boozer (Cincinnati Royals) | Full Draft

1958 | No. 1 pick — Elgin Baylor (Minneapolis Lakers) | Full Draft

1957 | No. 1 pick — Hot Rod Hundley (Cincinnati Royals) | Full Draft

1956 | No. 1 pick — Si Green (Rochester Royals) | Full Draft

1955 | No. 1 pick — Dick Ricketts (St. Louis Hawks) | Full Draft

1954 | No. 1 pick — Frank Selvy (Baltimore Bullets) | Full Draft

1953 | No. 1 pick — Ray Felix (Baltimore Bullets) | Full Draft

1952 | No. 1 pick — Mark Workman (Milwaukee Hawks) | Full Draft

1951 | No. 1 pick — Gene Melchiorre (Baltimore Hawks) | Full Draft

1950 | No. 1 pick — Chuck Share (Boston Celtics) | Full Draft

1940s

1949 | No. 1 pick — Howie Shannon (Providence Steam Rollers) | Full Draft

1948 | No. 1 pick — Andy Tonkovich (Providence Steam Rollers) | Full Draft

1947 | No. 1 pick — Clifton McNeeley (Pittsburgh Ironmen) | Full Draft

Pick 1 For complete results of every NBA Draft beginning in 1947, click the following links: 2010s 2019 | No. 1 pick — Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) | Full Draft 2018

History of the NBA Draft – Pick Number 1

Number One Overall Picks

Year Name, School/Country – Team

2019 Zion Williamson – Duke – New Orleans Pelicans
2018 DeAndre Ayton – Arizona – Phoenix Suns
2017 Markelle Fultz, Washington – Philadelphia 76ers
2016 Ben Simmons, Louisiana State – Philadelphia 76ers
2015 Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky – Minnesota Timberwolves
2014 Andrew Wiggins, Kansas – Cleveland Cavaliers
2013 Anthony Bennett, UNLV – Cleveland Cavaliers
2012 Anthony Davis, Kentucky – New Orleans Hornets
2011 Kyrie Irving, Duke – Cleveland Cavaliers
2010 John Wall, Kentucky – Washington Wizards

2000’s

2009 Blake Griffin, Oklahoma – L.A. Clippers
2008 Derrick Rose, Memphis – Chicago Bulls
2007 Greg Oden, Ohio State – Portland Trail Blazers
2006 Andrea Bargnani, Italy – Toronto Raptors
2005 Andrew Bogut, Utah – Milwaukee Bucks
2004 Dwight Howard, SW Atlanta Christian Academy (GA) – Orlando Magic
2003 LeBron James, St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH) – Cleveland Cavaliers
2002 Yao Ming, China – Houston Rockets
2001 Kwame Brown, Glynn Academy – Washington Wizards
2000 Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati – New Jersey Nets

1990’s

1999 Elton Brand, Duke – Chicago Bulls
1998 Michael Olowokandi, Pacific (Cal.) – L.A. Clippers
1997 Tim Duncan, Wake Forest – San Antonio Spurs
1996 Allen Iverson, Georgetown – Philadelphia 76ers
1995 Joe Smith, Maryland – Golden State Warriors
1994 Glenn Robinson, Purdue – Milwaukee Bucks
1993 Chris Webber, Michigan – Orlando Magic (Draft rights traded to G.S. Warriors)
1992 Shaquille O’Neal, Louisiana State – Orlando Magic
1991 Larry Johnson, Nevada-Las Vegas – Charlotte Hornets
1990 Derrick Coleman, Syracuse – New Jersey Nets

1980’s

1989 Pervis Ellison, Louisville – Sacramento Kings
1988 Danny Manning, Kansas – L.A. Clippers
1987 David Robinson, Navy – San Antonio Spurs
1986 Brad Daugherty, North Carolina – Cleveland Cavaliers
1985 Patrick Ewing, Georgetown – New York Knicks
1984 Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston – Houston Rockets
1983 Ralph Sampson, Virginia – Houston Rockets
1982 James Worthy, North Carolina – L.A. Lakers
1981 Mark Aguirre, DePaul – Dallas Mavericks
1980 Joe Barry Carroll, Purdue – Golden State Warriors

1970’s

1979 Magic Johnson, Michigan State – L.A. Lakers
1978 Mychal Thompson, Minnesota – Portland Trail Blazers
1977 Kent Benson, Indiana – Milwaukee Bucks
1976 John Lucas, Maryland – Houston Rockets
1975 David Thompson, North Carolina State – Atlanta Hawks
1974 Bill Walton, UCLA – Portland Trail Blazers
1973 Doug Collins, Illinois State – Philadelphia 76ers
1972 LaRue Martin, Loyola-Chicago – Portland Trail Blazers
1971 Austin Carr, Notre Dame – Cleveland Cavaliers
1970 Bob Lanier, St. Bonaventure – Detroit Pistons

1960’s

1969 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, UCLA – Milwaukee Bucks
1968 Elvin Hayes, Houston – San Diego Rockets
1967 Jimmy Walker, Providence – Detroit Pistons
1966 Cazzie Russell, Michigan – New York Knicks
1965 Fred Hetzel, Davidson – San Francisco Warriors
1964 Jim Barnes, Texas Western – New York Knicks
1963 Art Heyman, Duke – New York Knicks
1962 Bill McGill, Utah – Chicago Zephyrs
1961 Walt Bellamy, Indiana – Chicago Packers
1960 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati – Cincinnati Royals

1950’s

1959 Bob Boozer, Kansas State – Cincinnati Royals
1958 Elgin Baylor, Seattle – Minneapolis Lakers
1957 Rod Hundley, West Virginia – Cincinnati Royals
1956 Si Green, Duquesne University – Rochester Royals
1955 Dick Ricketts, Duquesne University – St. Louis Hawks
1954 Frank Selvy, Furman University – Baltimore Bullets
1953 Ray Felix, Long Island University – Baltimore Bullets
1952 Mark Workman, West Virginia University – Milwaukee Hawks
1951 Gene Melchiorre, Bradley University – Baltimore Bullets
1950 Chuck Share, Bowling Green State University – Boston Celtics

Number One Overall Picks Year Name, School/Country – Team 2019 Zion Williamson – Duke – New Orleans Pelicans 2018 DeAndre Ayton – Arizona – Phoenix Suns 2017