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| June 9, 2005

1979 NBA Draft results, listing the number of each 1979 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 1979 NBA Draft info and previews and full coverage of the event each year.

ROUND 1 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. LAL Magic Johnson, Michigan State 
2. CHI Dave Greenwood, UCLA 
3. NYK Bill Cartwright, San Francisco 
4. DET Greg Kelser, Michigan State 
5. MIL Sidney Moncrief, Arkansas 
6. SEA James Bailey, Rutgers 
7. SEA Vinnie Johnson, Baylor 
8. NJN Calvin Natt, Northeast Louisiana 
9. NYK Larry Demic, Arizona 
10. DET Roy Hamilton, UCLA 
11. NJN Cliff Robinson, Southern California 
12. POR Jim Paxson, Dayton 
13. IND Dudley Bradley, North Carolina 
14. LAL Brad Holland, UCLA 
15. DET Phil Hubbard, Michigan 
16. PHI Jim Spanarkel, Duke 
17. HOU Lee Johnson, East Texas State 
18. KCK Reggie King, Alabama 
19. SAS Wiley Peck, Mississippi State 
20. UTA Larry Knight, Loyola (IL) 
21. NYK Sly Williams, Rhode Island 
22. PHO Kyle Macy, Kentucky 




ROUND 2 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Tico Brown, Georgia Tech 
2. PHO Johnny High, Nevada-Reno 
3. LAL Ollie Mack, East Carolina 
4. CLE Bruce Flowers, Notre Dame 
5. NYK Reggie Carter, Saint John's (NY) 
6. GSW Danny Salisbury, Pan American 
7. DET Tony Price, Penn 
8. DEN Gary Garland, DePaul 
9. MIL Edgar Jones, Nevada-Reno 
10. IND Tony Zeno, Arizona State 
11. CHI Lawrence Butler, Idaho State 
12. NYK Kim Goetz, San Diego State 
13. ATL James Bradley, Memphis State 
14. PHI Clint Richardson, Seattle 
15. PHI Bernard Toone, Marquette 
16. ATL Larry Wilson, Nicholls State 
17. LAL Victor King, Louisiana Tech 
18. POR Andrew Fields, Cheyney State 
19. LAL Mark Young, Fairfield 
20. HOU Paul Mokeski, Kansas 
21. SEA Johnny Moore, Texas 
22. WSB Joe DeSantis, Fairfield 




ROUND 3 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Arvid Kramer, Augustana (SD) 
2. WSB Andrew Parker, Iowa State 
3. CHI Calvin Garrett, Oral Roberts 
4. DET Terry Duerod, Detroit 
5. CHI Cedrick Hordges, South Carolina 
6. NYK Geoff Huston, Texas Tech 
7. NJN John Gerdy, Davidson 
8. MIL Larry Gibson, Maryland 
9. BOS Wayne Kreklow, Drake 
10. GSW Lynbert Johnson, Wichita State 
11. SDC Tom Channel, Boston University 
12. POR Mickey Fox, Canada 
13. ATL Don March, Franklin & Marshall 
14. PHI Earl Cureton, Detroit 
15. HOU Ricardo Brown, Pepperdine 
16. LAL Walter Daniels, Georgia 
17. BOS Ernesto Malcolm, Briarcliff 
18. KCK Terry Crosby, Tennessee 
19. SAS Sylvester Norris, Jackson State 
20. PHO Al Green, Louisiana State 
21. CLE Bill Laimbeer, Notre Dame 
22. WSB Charles Floyd, High Point 




ROUND 4 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Greg Deane, Utah 
2. BOS Nick Galis, Seton Hall 
3. MIL Eugene Robinson, Northeast Louisiana 
4. CLE Rick Swing, Citadel 
5. NYK Larry Rogers, Southeast Missouri State 
6. CHI George Maynor, East Carolina 
7. SEA James Donaldson, Washington State 
8. IND Don Newman, Idaho 
9. GSW Ron Ripley, Wisconsin-Green Bay 
10. HOU Sammy Drummer, Georgia Tech 
11. SDC Lionel Garrett, Southern 
12. POR Daryll Robinson, Appalachian State 
13. LAL Ray White, Mississippi State 
14. HOU Lionel Green, Louisiana State 
15. LAL Ricky Reed, Temple 
16. GSW Jerry Sichting, Purdue 
17. PHI Mike Niles, California-Fullerton 
18. SAS Al Daniel, Furman 
19. KCK John McCullough, Oklahoma 
20. PHO Malcolm Cesare, Florida 
21. SEA Richie Allen, California-Dominguez Hills 
22. WSB Lamont Reid, Oral Roberts 





ROUND 5 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Perry Wolfe, Stanford 
2. BOS Jimmy Allen, New Haven 
3. CLE Matt Simpkins, Georgia Southern 
4. DET Flintie Ray Williams, Nevada-Las Vegas 
5. CHI Larry Washington, Drury 
6. NYK Johnny Green, California-Riverside 
7. NJN Joe Abramaitis, Connecticut 
8. GSW George Lett, Centenary 
9. MIL Jim Tillman, Eastern Kentucky 
10. IND Billy Reid, San Francisco 
11. SDC Greg Joyner, Middle Tennessee State 
12. POR Matt White, Penn 
13. ATL Tiny Pinder, North Carolina State 
14. DEN Larry Williams, Louisville 
15. PHI Carl McPipe, Nebraska 
16. HOU Allen Leavell, Oklahoma City 
17. KCK Curtis Watkins, DePaul 
18. SAS Steve Schall, Arkansas 
19. PHO Mark Eaton, Cypress JC 
20. WSB Marshall Ashford, Virginia Tech 




ROUND 6 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Ernie Cobb, Boston University 
2. BOS Marvin Delph, Arkansas 
3. DET Truman Clayton, Kentucky 
4. CLE Joe Manning, North Texas State 
5. NYK Phil Abney, New Mexico 
6. CHI Steve Smith, Southern California 
7. NJN Tony Smith, Nevada-Las Vegas 
8. MIL Derrick Mayes, Illinois State 
9. IND Greg Guye, Stetson 
10. GSW Jim Mitchem, DePaul 
11. SDC Bob Bender, Duke 
12. POR Ray Ellis, Pepperdine 
13. ATL Dwight Williams, Gardner-Webb 
14. DEN Odell Ball, Marquette 
15. PHI Dan Hartshorne, Oregon 
16. HOU Collie Davis, Southern 
17. SAS Terry Knight, Pittsburgh 
18. KCK Bob Roma, Princeton 
19. PHO Dale Shackelford, Syracuse 
20. WSB Garcia Hopkins, Morgan State 





ROUND 7 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Paul Poe, Louisiana 
2. BOS Steve Castellan, Virginia 
3. CLE Steve Skaggs, Ohio 
4. DET Ken Jones, Saint Mary's (CA) 
5. CHI Mike Eversley, Chicago State 
6. NYK Marc Coleman, Seton Hall 
7. NJN Jim Strickland, South Carolina 
8. IND Dirk Ewing, Stetson 
9. GSW Ren Watson, Virginia Commonwealth 
10. MIL Stan Ray, California-Fullerton 
11. SDC Jene Grey, LeMoyne 
12. POR Jeff Tropf, Central Michigan 
13. ATL Tim Waterman, Saint Bonaventure 
14. PHI Bobby Willis, Penn 
15. HOU Rich Valavicius, Auburn 
16. DEN John Johnson, Creighton 
17. KCK Nick Daniels, Xavier 
18. SAS Tyrone Branyan, Texas 
19. PHO Ollie Matson, Pepperdine 




ROUND 8 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Keith McDonald, Utah State 
2. BOS Glenn Sudhop, North Carolina State 
3. DET Rodney Lee, Memphis State 
4. CLE Mark Haymore, Massachusetts 
5. NYK Billy Tucker, Tennessee State 
6. CHI Tony Warren, North Carolina State 
7. NJN Henry Hollingsworth, Hofstra 
8. GSW Mario Butler, Briarcliff 
9. MIL Larry Spicer, Alabama-Birmingham 
10. IND Brian Magid, George Washington 
11. SDC Renaldo Lawrence, Appalachian State 
12. POR Willie Pounds, Chaminade 
13. ATL John Goedeke, Maryland-Baltimore County 
14. HOU Delbert Watson, East Tennessee State 
15. DEN Matt Teahan, Denver 
16. PHI Rick Raivio, Portland 
17. KCK Tony Vann, Alabama-Huntsville 
18. PHO Charles Jones, Albany State (GA) 
19. WSB Jo Jo Walters, Manhattan 



ROUND 9 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Milt Huggins, Southern Illinois 
2. BOS Kevin Sinnett, Navy 
3. CLE Tim Joyce, Ohio 
4. DET Val Bracey, Central Michigan 
5. CHI James Jackson, Minnesota 
6. NYK Brett Wyatt, Jersey City State 
7. NJN Ricky Free, Columbia 
8. MIL Roger Lapham, Maine 
9. GSW Gene Ransom, California 
10. SDC Mike Dodd, San Diego State 
11. POR Stan Eckwood, Harding (AR) 
12. ATL Cedric Oliver, Hamilton 
13. DEN Emmett Lewis, Colorado 
14. PHI Coby Leavitt, Utah 
15. KCK Gary Wilson, Southern Illinois 
16. SAS Eddie McLeod, Nevada-Las Vegas 
17. PHO Hosea Champine, Robert Morris 
18. WSB Ray Hooker, Murray State 



ROUND 10 / 1979 NBA DRAFT

1. UTA Paul Dawkins, Northern Illinois 
2. BOS Alton Byrd, Columbia 
3. DET Willie Polk, Grand Canyon 
4. CLE Terry Peavy, Point Park 
5. NYK Gordon Thomas, Saint John's (NY) 
6. CHI Marvin Thoms, UCLA 
7. NJN Eric Fleisher, Tulane 
8. GSW Kevin Heenan, California-Fullerton 
9. MIL Chris Fahrbach, North Dakota 
10. SDC Greg Hunter, Loyola Marymount 
11. POR Kelvin Small, Oregon 
12. ATL Chad Nelson, Drake 
13. CHI Cortez Collins, Indiana State-Evansville 
14. PHI Keith McCord, Alabama-Birmingham 
15. SAS Glen Fine, Harvard 
16. KCK Russell Saunders, New Mexico 
17. PHO Korky Nelson, Santa Clara 
18. WSB Steve Martin, Georgetown 









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