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| June 9, 2005

1978 NBA Draft results, listing the number of each 1978 NBA draft pick, the teams, the players selected and what college, high school or country (if outside of the USA) this year's drafted players came from. InsideHoops.com is your home for 1978 NBA Draft info and previews and full coverage of the event each year.

ROUND 1 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. POR Mychal Thompson, Minnesota 
2. KCK Phil Ford, North Carolina 
3. IND Rick Robey, Kentucky 
4. NYK Micheal Ray Richardson, Montana 
5. GSW Purvis Short, Jackson State 
6. BOS Larry Bird, Indiana State 
7. POR Ron Brewer, Arkansas 
8. BOS Freeman Williams, Portland State 
9. CHI Reggie Theus, Nevada-Las Vegas 
10. ATL Butch Lee, Marquette 
11. NOJ James Hardy, San Francisco 
12. MIL George Johnson, Saint John's (NY) 
13. NJN Winford Boynes, San Francisco 
14. WSB Roger Phegley, Bradley 
15. CLE Mike Mitchell, Auburn 
16. ATL Jack Givens, Kentucky 
17. DEN Rod Griffin, Wake Forest 
18. WSB Dave Corzine, DePaul 
19. PHO Marty Byrnes, Syracuse 
20. SAS Frankie Sanders, Southern 
21. DEN Mike Evans, Kansas State 
22. GSW Raymond Townsend, UCLA 




ROUND 2 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. DET Terry Tyler, Detroit 
2. POR Keith Herron, Villanova 
3. ATL Rick Wilson, Louisville 
4. LAL Ron Carter, Virginia Military Institute 
5. IND Wayne Radford, Indiana 
6. HOU Buster Matheney, Utah 
7. DET John Long, Detroit 
8. BOS Jeff Judkins, Utah 
9. CHI Marvin Johnson, New Mexico 
10. NYK John Rudd, McNeese State 
11. CLE Harry Davis, Florida State 
12. NYK Greg Bunch, California-Fullerton 
13. NOJ Tommie Green, Southern 
14. PHI Maurice Cheeks, West Texas State 
15. WSB Terry Sykes, Grambling 
16. LAL Lew Massey, North Carolina-Charlotte 
17. SEA James Lee, Kentucky 
18. GSW Wayne Cooper, New Orleans 
19. SDC Jerome Whitehead, Marquette 
20. SEA Kevin McDonald, Penn 
21. PHI Glenn Hagan, Saint Bonaventure 
22. POR Clemon Johnson, Florida A&M 





ROUND 3 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Mike Phillips, Kentucky 
2. DEN Hollis Copeland, Rutgers 
3. HOU Billy Ray Bates, Kentucky State 
4. SDC Mike Santos, Utah State 
5. KCK Jeff Cook, Idaho State 
6. BOS Dana Skinner, Merrimack 
7. SDC Ricky Gallon, Louisville 
8. KCK Mike Russell, Texas Tech 
9. CHI Randy Ayers, Miami (OH) 
10. ATL Steve Grant, Manhattan 
11. NYK Marc Iavaroni, Virginia 
12. GSW Steve Neff, Bethany Nazarene 
13. CLE Ken Higgs, Louisiana State 
14. WSB Rick Apke, Creighton 
15. MIL Pat Cummings, Cincinnati 
16. LAL Michael Cooper, New Mexico 
17. SEA Dave Baxter, Michigan 
18. NJN Dave Batton, Notre Dame 
19. PHO Joel Kramer, San Diego State 
20. SAS Gerald Henderson, Virginia Commonwealth 
21. SDC Marvin Dalph, Arkansas 
22. POR Sterling Edmunds, Dartmouth 




ROUND 4 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. HOU Jackie Robinson, Nevada-Las Vegas 
2. SDC Jim Boylan, Marquette 
3. HOU Joel Thompson, Michigan 
4. KCK Jeffrey Crompton, North Carolina 
5. IND Ricky Lee, Oregon State 
6. BOS Dave Nelson, Bloomfield (NJ) 
7. SDC Larry Harris, Pittsburgh 
8. NOJ Mel Davis, North Texas State 
9. NOJ Jeff Covington, Youngstown State 
10. SDC Leroy McDonald, Wake Forest 
11. GSW Derrick Jackson, Georgetown 
12. CLE Stan Rome, Clemson 
13. NYK Erving Giddings, Dayton 
14. MIL Otis Howard, Austin Peay 
15. WSB Lawrence Boston, Maryland 
16. LAL Harold Robertson, Lincoln 
17. SEA Billy Lewis, Illinois State 
18. NJN Walter Jordan, Purdue 
19. PHO Bob Miller, Cincinnati 
20. SAS Rich Adams, Illinois 
21. PHI Brett Vroman, Nevada-Las Vegas 
22. PHO Wayne Smith, California-Irvine 




ROUND 5 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Cecile Rose, Houston 
2. SDC David Thompson, Florida State 
3. HOU Gary Goodner, Texas 
4. IND James Sparrow, North Carolina A&T 
5. KCK Derick Clairborne, Massachusetts 
6. BOS Greg Tynes, Seton Hall 
7. DET Dave Caligaris, Northeastern 
8. NOJ Duck Williams, Notre Dame 
9. CHI Ron Anthony, Jacksonville 
10. ATL Chris Potter, Holy Cross 
11. CLE Ken Koenigs, Kansas 
12. NYK Greg Green, Southern 
13. GSW Bubba Wilson, Western Carolina 
14. WSB Roger Dickens, Towson State 
15. MIL Russ Coleman, Pacific 
16. LAL Carlos Terry, Winston-Salem 
17. SEA Ralph Drollinger, UCLA 
18. DEN Michael Edwards, Pan American 
19. PHO Andre Wakefield, Loyola (IL) 
20. SAS Eugene Parker, Purdue 
21. PHI Mark Haymoore, Massachusetts 
22. POR Clay Johnson, Missouri 




ROUND 6 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Golie Augustus, South Carolina 
2. SDC Bob Miscevicious, Providence 
3. HOU Eddie Joe Chavez, Santa Clara 
4. KCK Jim Krivacs, Texas 
5. IND Sherman Dillard, James Madison 
6. BOS Dave Winey, Minnesota 
7. DET Audie Matthews, Illinois 
8. NOJ John Douglas, Kansas 
9. CHI John Shoemaker, Miami (OH) 
10. ATL Gerald Glover, Howard 
11. NYK Ed Warren, Briarcliff 
12. GSW Buzz Hartnett, San Diego 
13. CLE Ron Bell, Virginia Tech 
14. MIL Dave Kyle, Cleveland State 
15. WSB Archie Aldridge, Miami (OH) 
16. LAL Kim Stewart, Washington 
17. DEN Robert Heard, Columbus (GA) 
18. PHO Charles Thompson, Houston 
19. SAS Harry Morgan, Indiana State 
20. PHI Osborne Lockhart, Minnesota 
21. POR Tim Evans, Puget Sound 




ROUND 7 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Doug Jemison, San Francisco 
2. SDC Stan Pietkiewicz, Auburn 
3. HOU Stan Stewart, Loyola Marymount 
4. IND Ollie Matson Jr., Pepperdine 
5. KCK Charles McMilliam, North Texas State 
6. BOS Steve Balkun, Fairfield 
7. DET Herb Entzminger, J.C. Smith 
8. NOJ Willie Howard, New Mexico 
9. CHI Jarvis Reynolds, West Georgia 
10. ATL Jim DeWeese, Gonzaga 
11. GSW Rick Bernard, Saint Mary's (CA) 
12. CLE Tony Smith, Nevada-Las Vegas 
13. NYK Gary Pember, Nasson 
14. WSB Ed Hopkins, Georgetown 
15. MIL Kim Anderson, Missouri 
16. LAL Larry Paige, Colorado State 
17. DEN Jack Gilloon, South Carolina 
18. PHO Steve Malovic, San Diego State 
19. SAS Hector Olivencia, Sacred Heart 
20. PHI Anthony Murray, Alabama 
21. POR Walter Reason, Pacific 




ROUND 8 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Bruce Campbell, Providence 
2. SDC Felton Young, Jacksonville 
3. KCK Ron Hammye, Bowling Green 
4. BOS Kim Fisher, Fairfield 
5. DET Earl Evans, Nevada-Las Vegas 
6. NOJ Carl Kilpatrick, Northeast Louisiana 
7. CHI Chubby Cox, San Francisco 
8. ATL Ed Murphy, Merrimack 
9. CLE Roland Martin, Missouri Southern 
10. NYK Greg Sanders, Saint Bonaventure 
11. GSW Tony Searcy, Appalachian State 
12. MIL Tom Zaligaris, North Carolina 
13. WSB Nestor Cora, Saint Francis (NY) 
14. DEN Larry Vaculik, Colorado 
15. PHO George Fowler, Pacific 
16. SAS Henry Taylor, Pan American 
17. PHI Alan Cunningham, Colorado State 
18. POR Mark Wickman, Linfield 



ROUND 9 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Frank Sowinski, Princeton 
2. SDC Bobby White, Centenary 
3. BOS Les Anderson, George Washington 
4. DET Ulice Payne, Marquette 
5. NOJ Chad Nelson, Drake 
6. CHI Joe Ponsetto, DePaul 
7. ATL Maurice Robinson, West Virginia 
8. NYK Danny Fields, North Carolina-Wilmington 
9. GSW Bobby Humbles, Bradley 
10. CLE Steve Bayless, Central State (OH) 
11. WSB Tim Claxton, Temple 
12. MIL Gary Rosenberger, Marquette 
13. DEN Tom Schneeburger, Air Force 
14. PHO Nate Stokes, Grand Canyon 
15. SAS Rick Taylor, Arizona State 
16. POR Paul Cozens, Holy Cross 




ROUND 10 / 1978 NBA DRAFT

1. NJN Michael Vicens, Holy Cross 
2. BOS Walter Harrigan, Brandeis 
3. DET Dave Grauzer, Central Michigan 
4. NOJ Rickey Williams, Long Beach State 
5. CHI Mark Tucker, Oklahoma 
6. ATL Marshall Lester, Florida Southern 
7. GSW Mike Muff, Murray State 
8. CLE Gary Winston, Army 
9. NYK Ernest Simons, Pace 
10. MIL Tom Anderson, Wisconsin-Green Bay 
11. WSB Steve Connor, Boise State 
12. DEN Phil Taylor, Arizona 
13. PHO Lewis Cohen, California Poly-San Luis Obispo 
14. SAS Larry Brewster, Florida 
15. PHI Dennis James, Widener 
16. POR Tim Workington, Biola (LA) 









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