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1981 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1981 NBA Draft, including the first and second round, all the trades and players data.

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Here you have all the picks from the 1981 NBA Draft. Total selections: 223

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1981 NBA Draft

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1. Mark Aguirre Dallas Mavericks DePaul Univ.
2. Isiah Thomas Detroit Pistons Indiana Univ.
3. Buck Williams New Jersey Nets Univ. of Maryland
4. Al Wood Atlanta Hawks Univ. of North Carolina
5. Danny Vranes Seattle Supersonics Univ. of Utah
6. Orlando Woolridge Chicago Bulls Univ. of Notre Dame
7. Steve Johnson Kansas City Kings Oregon State Univ.
8. Tom Chambers San Diego Clippers Univ. of Utah
9. Rolando Blackman Dallas Mavericks Kansas State Univ.
10. Albert King New Jersey Nets Univ. of Maryland
11. Frank Johnson Washington Bullets Wake Forest Univ.
12. Kelly Tripucka Detroit Pistons Univ. of Notre Dame
13. Danny Schayes Utah Jazz Syracuse Univ.
14. Herb Williams Indiana Pacers Ohio State Univ.
15. Jeff Lamp Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of Virginia
16. Darnell Valentine Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of Kansas
17. Kevin Loder Kansas City Kings Alabama State Univ.
18. Ray Tolbert New Jersey Nets Indiana Univ.
19. Mike McGee Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Michigan
20. Larry Nance Phoenix Suns Clemson Univ.
21. Alton Lister Milwaukee Bucks Arizona State Univ.
22. Franklin Edwards Philadelphia 76ers Cleveland State Univ.
23. Charles Bradley Boston Celtics Univ. of Wyoming

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
24. Jay Vincent Dallas Mavericks Michigan State Univ.
25. Tracy Jackson Boston Celtics Univ. of Notre Dame
26. Brian Jackson Portland Trail Blazers Utah State Univ.
27. Howard Wood Utah Jazz Univ. of Tennessee
28. Gene Banks San Antonio Spurs Duke Univ.
29. Eddie Johnson Kansas City Kings Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
30. Ed Rains San Antonio Spurs Univ. of South Alabama
31. Danny Ainge Boston Celtics Brigham Young Univ.
32. Mike Olliver Chicago Bulls Lamar Univ.
33. Sam Williams Golden State Warriors Arizona State Univ.
34. Ken Green Denver Nuggets Univ. of Texas-Pan American
35. Charles Davis Washington Bullets Vanderbilt Univ.
36. Ray Blume Indiana Pacers Oregon State Univ.
37. Al Leslie Indiana Pacers Bucknell Univ.
38. Clyde Bradshaw Atlanta Hawks DePaul Univ.
39. Harvey Knuckles Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Toledo
40. Greg Cook New York Knicks Louisiana State Univ.
41. Claude Gregory Washington Bullets Univ. of Wisconsin
42. Elvis Rolle Los Angeles Lakers Florida State Univ.
43. Elston Turner Dallas Mavericks Univ. of Mississippi
44. Steve Lingenfelter Washington Bullets South Dakota State Univ.
45. Ed Turner Houston Rockets Texas A&M Univ.-Kingsville
46. Vernon Smith Philadelphia 76ers Texas A&M Univ.

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
47. Art Housey Dallas Mavericks Univ. of Kansas
48. Mike Ferrara Washington Bullets Colgate Univ.
49. David Burns New Jersey Nets Saint Louis Univ.
50. Derek Holcomb Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
51. Zam Fredrick Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of South Carolina
52. Rudy Macklin Atlanta Hawks Louisiana State Univ.
53. Mark Radford Seattle Supersonics Oregon State Univ.
54. Jim Smith San Diego Clippers Ohio State Univ.
55. Mickey Dillard Cleveland Cavaliers Florida State Univ.
56. Carlton Neverson Golden State Warriors Univ. of Pittsburgh
57. Frank Brickowski New York Knicks Pennsylvania State Univ.
58. Curtis Berry Kansas City Kings Univ. of Missouri
59. Russell Bowers Cleveland Cavaliers American Univ.
60. Purvis Miller Indiana Pacers Univ. of Southern California
61. Petur Gudmundsson Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of Washington
62. Sam Clancy Phoenix Suns Univ. of Pittsburgh
63. Wayne McKoy New York Knicks St. John's Univ.
64. Tom Baker San Antonio Spurs Eastern Kentucky Univ.
65. Ron Cornelius Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of the Pacific
66. Craig Dykema Phoenix Suns California State Univ., Long Beach
67. Mark Smith Milwaukee Bucks Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
68. Ernest Graham Philadelphia 76ers Univ. of Maryland
69. John Johnson Boston Celtics Univ. of Michigan

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
70. Eddie Moss Dallas Mavericks Syracuse Univ.
71. John May Detroit Pistons Univ. of South Alabama
72. Edmund Sherod New Jersey Nets Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
73. George Torres Utah Jazz Southern Nazarene Univ.
74. Ethan Martin Cleveland Cavaliers Louisiana State Univ.
75. Kevin Figaro Atlanta Hawks Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette
76. Lewis Lloyd Golden State Warriors Drake Univ.
77. Lee Raker San Diego Clippers Univ. of Virginia
78. Kenny Dennard Kansas City Kings Duke Univ.
79. Ron Davis Washington Bullets Univ. of Arizona
80. Terry Adolph Golden State Warriors West Texas A&M Univ.
81. Larry Spriggs Houston Rockets Howard Univ.
82. B.B. Davis Kansas City Kings Lamar Univ.
83. Rolando Frazier Indiana Pacers Briar Cliff Univ.
84. Oliver Lee Chicago Bulls Marquette Univ.
85. Pete Verhoeven Portland Trail Blazers California State Univ., Fresno
86. Alex Bradley New York Knicks Villanova Univ.
87. Earl Belcher San Antonio Spurs St. Bonaventure Univ.
88. Kevin McKenna Los Angeles Lakers Creighton Univ.
89. Don Koonce Detroit Pistons Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
90. Kris Anderson Milwaukee Bucks Florida State Univ.
91. Stanley Williams Boston Celtics La Salle Univ.
92. Rynn Wright Philadelphia 76ers Texas A&M Univ.

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
93. Pete Budko Dallas Mavericks Univ. of North Carolina
94. George DeVone Detroit Pistons Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
95. Joe Cooper New Jersey Nets Univ. of Colorado
96. Ken Page Cleveland Cavaliers Univ. of New Mexico
97. Mike Clark Utah Jazz Univ. of Oregon
98. Steve Krafscisin Atlanta Hawks Univ. of Iowa
99. Andra Griffin Seattle Supersonics Univ. of Washington
100. Dennis Isbell San Diego Clippers Univ. of Memphis
101. Willie Sims Denver Nuggets Louisiana State Univ.
102. Hank McDowell Golden State Warriors Univ. of Memphis
103. Garry Witts Washington Bullets College of the Holy Cross
104. U.S. Reed Kansas City Kings Univ. of Arkansas
105. Hasan Houston Houston Rockets Bradley Univ.
106. George Peterson Indiana Pacers New Jersey City Univ.
107. Herb Andrew Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of South Alabama
108. Johnny Nash Chicago Bulls Arizona State Univ.
109. Jim Wright New York Knicks Univ. of Rhode Island
110. Mike Rhodes San Antonio Spurs Vanderbilt Univ.
111. Craig Watts Los Angeles Lakers North Carolina State Univ.
112. Paul Heuerman Phoenix Suns Univ. of Michigan
113. Kelvin Troy Milwaukee Bucks Rutgers Univ.
114. Steve Craig Philadelphia 76ers Brigham Young Univ.
115. Glen Grunwald Boston Celtics Indiana Univ.

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
116. Karl Bakowski Dallas Mavericks Univ. of Utah
117. Vince Brookins Detroit Pistons Univ. of Iowa
118. Kevin Lynam New Jersey Nets La Salle Univ.
119. Kevin Sprewer Utah Jazz Loyola Univ. of Chicago
120. Aaron Strayhorn Cleveland Cavaliers Univ. of Hawaii
121. Darryl Warwick Atlanta Hawks Hampton Univ.
122. Earl Banks Seattle Supersonics Auburn Univ.
123. Mike Pepper San Diego Clippers Univ. of North Carolina
124. Alonzo Weatherley Denver Nuggets Univ. of Denver
125. Robert Williams Washington Bullets Grambling State Univ.
126. Carter Scott Golden State Warriors Ohio State Univ.
127. Fred Cowan Houston Rockets Univ. of Kentucky
128. Brian Walker Kansas City Kings Purdue Univ.
129. Robert Fronk Indiana Pacers Univ. of Washington
130. Roger Burkman Chicago Bulls Univ. of Louisville
131. Roshern Arnie Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of Texas at El Paso
132. John Blair New York Knicks Monmouth Univ.
133. Norman Shavers San Antonio Spurs Jackson State Univ.
134. Kevin Singleton Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of California
135. Pete Harris Phoenix Suns Northeastern Univ.
136. Jo Jo Hunter Milwaukee Bucks Univ. of Colorado
137. Steve Waite Boston Celtics Univ. of Iowa
138. Michael Thomas Philadelphia 76ers North Park Univ.

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
139. Danny Davis Dallas Mavericks Univ. of North Carolina at Wilmington
140. Greg Nance Detroit Pistons West Virginia Univ.
141. Rod Robertson New Jersey Nets Northwestern Univ.
142. Andre Smith Cleveland Cavaliers Univ. of Nebraska
143. Mike Robinson Utah Jazz Central Michigan Univ.
144. Kevin Vesey Atlanta Hawks Iona College
145. Tom Sienkiewicz Seattle Supersonics Villanova Univ.
146. Randy Johnson San Diego Clippers Univ. of Southern Colorado
147. Greg Manning Denver Nuggets Univ. of Maryland
148. Robby Dosty Golden State Warriors Univ. of Arizona
149. Randy Martel Washington Bullets Houston Baptist Univ.
150. Clinton Wheeler Kansas City Kings William Paterson Univ.
151. Joe Faine Houston Rockets Bowling Green State Univ.
152. Larry McKinney Indiana Pacers Boise State Univ.
153. Julius Wayne Portland Trail Blazers Univ. of Texas at El Paso
154. Scott Williams Chicago Bulls Univ. of South Alabama
155. Terry Cramer New York Knicks Ripon College
156. Mark Minderman San Antonio Spurs Northern Michigan Univ.
157. Larry Petty Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Wisconsin
158. David Williams Phoenix Suns Southern Univ. and A&M College
159. Lewis Latimore Milwaukee Bucks Univ. of Virginia
160. John Crawford Philadelphia 76ers Univ. of Kansas
161. Tom Seaman Boston Celtics College of the Holy Cross

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
162. David Kennedy Dallas Mavericks Univ. of Cincinnati
163. Joe Schoen Detroit Pistons Saint Francis Univ.
164. Ken Webb New Jersey Nets Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.
165. Bobby Cattage Utah Jazz Auburn Univ.
166. Glen Marcus Cleveland Cavaliers Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
167. Gilbert Salinas Atlanta Hawks Univ. of Notre Dame
168. Todd Haynes San Diego Clippers Davidson College
169. Curtis Redding Denver Nuggets St. John's Univ.
170. Mike Howard Washington Bullets Wofford College
171. Yasutaka Okayama Golden State Warriors -
172. Stanley Brewer Houston Rockets State Univ. of West Georgia
173. Randy Smithson Kansas City Kings Wichita State Univ.
174. Len Hatzenbeller Indiana Pacers Drexel Univ.
175. Ben Mitchell Chicago Bulls Univ. of Alabama at Huntsville
176. John Smith Portland Trail Blazers Saint Joseph's Univ.
177. Brian O'Connor New York Knicks Thomas More College
178. Bob Bartholomew San Antonio Spurs Univ. of San Diego
179. Jay Triano Los Angeles Lakers Simon Fraser Univ.
180. Steve Risley Phoenix Suns Indiana Univ.
181. Mike Brkovich Milwaukee Bucks Michigan State Univ.
182. George Morrow Boston Celtics Creighton Univ.
183. Frank Gilroy Philadelphia 76ers St. John's Univ.

Round 9

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
184. John Hollinden Dallas Mavericks Univ. of Southern Indiana
185. Eddie Baker Detroit Pistons Alcorn State Univ.
186. Rudy Williams New Jersey Nets Providence College
187. Paul Roba Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland State Univ.
188. Ken Ollie Utah Jazz Univ. of Wyoming
189. Howard Thompkins Atlanta Hawks Wagner College
190. Art Jones San Diego Clippers North Carolina State Univ.
191. Andrew Burton Denver Nuggets Austin Peay State Univ.
192. Doug Murrey Golden State Warriors San Jose State Univ.
193. Eddie Brown Washington Bullets Valdosta State Univ.
194. Mike Perry Kansas City Kings Univ. of Richmond
195. Scott Whitley Indiana Pacers College of William & Mary
196. Sid Williams Portland Trail Blazers San Jose State Univ.
197. Terry Martin Chicago Bulls Lambath Univ.
198. Marty Headd New York Knicks Syracuse Univ.
199. Leonel Marquetti San Antonio Spurs Hampton Univ.
200. Brian Johnson Phoenix Suns Univ. of Colorado
201. Chip Rucker Milwaukee Bucks Northeastern Univ.
202. Ron Wister Philadelphia 76ers Temple Univ.
203. Greg McCray Boston Celtics Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

Round 10

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
204. Scott Bosanko Dallas Mavericks Northern State Univ.
205. Melvin Maxwell Detroit Pistons Western Michigan Univ.
206. Vic Sison New Jersey Nets Univ. of California, Los Angeles
207. Joe Merten Utah Jazz Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
208. Greg Boone Cleveland Cavaliers Augsburg College
209. Mike Frazier Atlanta Hawks Georgetown Univ.
210. Tony Gwynn San Diego Clippers San Diego State Univ.
211. Derrick Rowland Denver Nuggets State Univ. of New York at Potsdam
212. Ralton Way Washington Bullets Houston Baptist Univ.
213. Barry Brooks Golden State Warriors Univ. of Southern California
214. Mark Wilson Kansas City Kings Fort Hays State Univ.
215. Rodney Benson Indiana Pacers Wright State Univ.
216. Kenny Easley Chicago Bulls Univ. of California, Los Angeles
217. Steve Cochran Portland Trail Blazers Lewis and Clark College
218. Kevin Rogers New York Knicks Saint Peter's College
219. Alvin Brooks San Antonio Spurs Lamar Univ.
220. Felton Sealey Phoenix Suns Univ. of Oregon
221. Artie Green Milwaukee Bucks Marquette Univ.
222. Ken Matthews Boston Celtics North Carolina State Univ.
223. Pete Mullenberg Philadelphia 76ers Univ. of Delaware

Total picks: 223