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| June 9, 2005

1981 NBA Draft results, listing the number of each 1981 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 1981 NBA Draft info and previews and full coverage of the event each year.

ROUND 1 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Mark Aguirre, DePaul 
2. DET Isiah Thomas, Indiana 
3. NJN Buck Williams, Maryland 
4. ATL Al Wood, North Carolina 
5. SEA Danny Vranes, Utah 
6. CHI Orlando Woolridge, Notre Dame 
7. KCK Steve Johnson, Oregon State 
8. SDC Tom Chambers, Utah 
9. DAL Rolando Blackman, Kansas State 
10. NJN Albert King, Maryland 
11. WSB Frank Johnson, Wake Forest 
12. DET Kelly Tripucka, Notre Dame 
13. UTA Danny Schayes, Syracuse 
14. IND Herb Williams, Ohio State 
15. POR Jeff Lamp, Virginia 
16. POR Darnell Valentine, Kansas 
17. KCK Kevin Loder, Alabama State 
18. NJN Ray Tolbert, Indiana 
19. LAL Mike McGee, Michigan 
20. PHO Larry Nance, Clemson 
21. MIL Alton Lister, Arizona State 
22. PHI Franklin Edwards, Cleveland State 
23. BOS Charles Bradley, Wyoming 



ROUND 2 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Jay Vincent, Michigan State 
2. BOS Tracy Jackson, Notre Dame 
3. POR Brian Jackson, Utah State 
4. UTA Howard Wood, Tennessee 
5. SAS Gene Banks, Duke 
6. KCK Eddie Johnson, Illinois 
7. SAS Ed Rains, South Alabama 
8. BOS Danny Ainge, Brigham Young 
9. CHI Mike Olliver, Lamar 
10. GSW Sam Williams, Arizona State 
11. DEN Ken Green, Pan American 
12. WSB Charles Davis, Vanderbilt 
13. IND Ray Blume, Oregon State 
14. IND Al Leslie, Bucknell 
15. ATL Clyde Bradshaw, DePaul 
16. LAL Harvey Knuckles, Toledo 
17. NYK Greg Cook, Louisiana State 
18. WSB Claude Gregory, Wisconsin 
19. LAL Elvis Rolle, Florida State 
20. DAL Elston Turner, Mississippi 
21. WSB Steve Lingenfelter, South Dakota State 
22. HOU Ed Turner, Texas A&I 
23. PHI Vernon Smith, Texas A&M 




ROUND 3 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Art Housey, Kansas 
2. WSB Mike Ferrara, Colgate 
3. NJN David Burns, Saint Louis 
4. POR Derek Holcomb, Illinois 
5. LAL Zam Fredrick, South Carolina 
6. ATL Rudy Macklin, Louisiana State 
7. SEA Mark Radford, Oregon State 
8. SDC Jim Smith, Ohio State 
9. CLE Mickey Dillard, Florida State 
10. GSW Carlton Neverson, Pittsburgh 
11. NYK Frank Brickowski, Penn State 
12. KCK Curtis Berry, Missouri 
13. CLE Russell Bowers, American 
14. IND Purvis Miller, Southern California 
15. POR Petur Gudmundsson, Washington 
16. PHO Sam Clancy, Pittsburgh 
17. NYK Wayne McKoy, Saint John's (NY) 
18. SAS Tom Baker, Eastern Kentucky 
19. LAL Ron Cornelius, Pacific 
20. PHO Craig Dykema, Long Beach State 
21. MIL Mark Smith, Illinois 
22. PHI Ernest Graham, Maryland 
23. BOS John Johnson, Michigan 




ROUND 4 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Eddie Moss, Syracuse 
2. DET John May, South Alabama 
3. NJN Edmund Sherod, Virginia Commonwealth 
4. UTA George Torres, Bethany Nazarene 
5. CLE Ethan Martin, Louisiana State 
6. ATL Kevin Figaro, Southwest Louisiana 
7. GSW Lewis Lloyd, Drake 
8. SDC Lee Raker, Virginia 
9. KCK Kenny Dennard, Duke 
10. WSB Ron Davis, Arizona 
11. GSW Terry Adolph, West Texas State 
12. HOU Larry Spriggs, Howard 
13. KCK B. B. Davis, Lamar 
14. IND Rolando Frazier, Briarcliff 
15. CHI Oliver Lee, Marquette 
16. POR Pete Verhoeven, Fresno State 
17. NYK Alex Bradley, Villanova 
18. SAS Earl Belcher, Saint Bonaventure 
19. LAL Kevin McKenna, Creighton 
20. DET Don Koonce, North Carolina-Charlotte 
21. MIL Kris Anderson, Florida State 
22. BOS Stanley Williams, La Salle 
23. PHI Rynn Wright, Texas A&M 





ROUND 5 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Pete Budko, North Carolina 
2. DET George DeVone, North Carolina-Charlotte 
3. NJN Joe Cooper, Colorado 
4. CLE Ken Page, New Mexico 
5. UTA Mike Clark, Oregon 
6. ATL Steve Krafscisin, Iowa 
7. SEA Andra Griffin, Washington 
8. SDC Dennis Isbell, Memphis State 
9. DEN Willie Sims, Louisiana State 
10. GSW Hank McDowell, Memphis State 
11. WSB Garry Witts, Holy Cross 
12. KCK U. S. Reed, Arkansas 
13. HOU Hasan Houston, Bradley 
14. IND George Peterson, Jersey City State 
15. POR Herb Andrew, South Alabama 
16. CHI Johnny Nash, Arizona State 
17. NYK Jim Wright, Rhode Island 
18. SAS Mike Rhodes, Vanderbilt 
19. LAL Craig Watts, North Carolina State 
20. PHO Paul Heuerman, Michigan 
21. MIL Kelvin Troy, Rutgers 
22. PHI Steve Craig, Brigham Young 
23. BOS Glen Grunwald, Indiana 




ROUND 6 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Karl Bakowski, Utah 
2. DET Vince Brookins, Iowa 
3. NJN Kevin Lynam, La Salle 
4. UTA Kevin Sprewer, Loyola (IL) 
5. CLE Aaron Strayhorn, Hawaii 
6. ATL Darryl Warwick, Hampton Institute 
7. SEA Earl Banks, Auburn 
8. SDC Mike Pepper, North Carolina 
9. DEN Alonzo Weatherley, Denver 
10. WSB Robert Williams, Grambling 
11. GSW Carter Scott, Ohio State 
12. HOU Fred Cowan, Kentucky 
13. KCK Brian Walker, Purdue 
14. IND Robert Fronk, Washington 
15. CHI Roger Burkman, Louisville 
16. POR Roshern Arnie, Texas-El Paso 
17. NYK John Blair, Monmouth 
18. SAS Norman Shavers, Jackson State 
19. LAL Kevin Singleton, California 
20. PHO Pete Harris, Northeastern 
21. MIL Jo Jo Hunter, Colorado 
22. BOS Steve Waite, Iowa 
23. PHI Michael Thomas, North Park 




ROUND 7 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Danny Davis, North Carolina-Wilmington 
2. DET Greg Nance, West Virginia 
3. NJN Rod Robertson, Northwestern 
4. CLE Andre Smith, Nebraska 
5. UTA Mike Robinson, Central Michigan 
6. ATL Kevin Vesey, Iona 
7. SEA Tom Sienkiewicz, Villanova 
8. SDC Randy Johnson, Southern Colorado 
9. DEN Greg Manning, Maryland 
10. GSW Robby Dosty, Arizona 
11. WSB Randy Martel, Houston Baptist 
12. KCK Clinton Wheeler, William Paterson 
13. HOU Joe Faine, Bowling Green 
14. IND Larry McKinney, Boise State 
15. POR Julius Wayne, Texas-El Paso 
16. CHI Scott Williams, South Alabama 
17. NYK Terry Cramer, Ripon 
18. SAS Mark Minderman, Northern Michigan 
19. LAL Larry Petty, Wisconsin 
20. PHO David Williams, Southern 
21. MIL Lewis Latimore, Virginia 
22. PHI John Crawford, Kansas 
23. BOS Tom Seaman, Holy Cross 



ROUND 8 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL David Kennedy, Cincinnati 
2. DET Joe Schoen, Saint Francis (PA) 
3. NJN Ken Webb, Fairleigh Dickinson 
4. UTA Bobby Cattage, Auburn 
5. CLE Glen Marcus, Alabama-Birmingham 
6. ATL Gilbert Salinas, Notre Dame 
7. SDC Todd Haynes, Davidson 
8. DEN Curtis Redding, Saint John's (NY) 
9. WSB Mike Howard, Wofford 
10. GSW Yasutaka Okayama, Japan 
11. HOU Stanley Brewer, Western Georgia 
12. KCK Randy Smithson, Wichita State 
13. IND Len Hatzenbeller, Drexel 
14. CHI Ben Mitchell, Alabama-Huntsville 
15. POR John Smith, Saint Joseph's (PA) 
16. NYK Brian OConnor, Thomas More (KY) 
17. SAS Bob Bartholomew, San Diego 
18. LAL Jay Triano, Canada 
19. PHO Steve Risley, Indiana 
20. MIL Mike Brkovich, Michigan State 
21. BOS George Morrow, Creighton 
22. PHI Frank Gilroy, Saint John's (NY) 



ROUND 9 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL John Hollinden, Indiana State-Evansville 
2. DET Eddie Baker, Alcorn State 
3. NJN Rudy Williams, Providence 
4. CLE Paul Roba, Cleveland State 
5. UTA Ken Ollie, Wyoming 
6. ATL Howard Thompkins, Wagner 
7. SDC Art Jones, North Carolina State 
8. DEN Andrew Burton, Austin Peay 
9. GSW Doug Murrey, San Jose State 
10. WSB Eddie Brown, Valdosta State 
11. KCK Mike Perry, Richmond 
12. IND Scott Whitley, William & Mary 
13. POR Sid Williams, San Jose State 
14. CHI Terry Martin, Lambuth (TN) 
15. NYK Marty Headd, Syracuse 
16. SAS Leonel Marquetti, Hampton Institute 
17. PHO Brian Johnson, Colorado 
18. MIL Chip Rucker, Northeastern 
19. PHI Ron Wister, Temple 
20. BOS Greg McCray, Virginia Commonwealth 





ROUND 10 / 1981 NBA DRAFT

1. DAL Scott Bolanko, Northern State College 
2. DET Melvin Maxwell, Western Michigan 
3. NJN Vic Sison, UCLA 
4. UTA Joe Merten, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 
5. CLE Greg Boone, Augsburg (MN) 
6. ATL Mike Frazier, Georgetown 
7. SDC Tony Gwynn, San Diego State 
8. DEN Derrick Rowland, Potsdam State 
9. WSB Ralton Way, Houston Baptist 
10. GSW Barry Brooks, Southern California 
12. KCK Mark Wilson, Fort Hays State 
13. IND Rodney Benson, Wright State 
14. CHI Kenny Easley, UCLA 
15. POR Steve Cochran, Lewis & Clark 
16. NYK Kevin Rogers, Saint Peter's 
17. SAS Alvin Brooks, Lamar 
19. PHO Felton Sealey, Oregon 
20. MIL Artie Green, Marquette 
21. BOS Ken Matthews, North Carolina State 
22. PHI Pete Mullenberg, Delaware 








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