1993 NBA Draft, The Best 5
The NBA Draft is always an exciting night, and the basketball world gets to see who the new and upcoming basketball stars might be.
Sometimes the picks work out for the chosen side, and other times, players perform well below expected.
Here is a recap of the 1993 NBA Draft and the Best five performers to come out of the 1993 NBA Draft.
Where was the 1993 NBA Draft?
The 1993 NBA Draft took place at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. It took place on the 30th of June 1993.
Which Team had the Number One Pick in the 1993 NBA Draft?
The Orlando Magic had the number one pick in the 1993 NBA Draft.
Who was the Top Pick in the 1993 NBA Draft?
The first pick in the 1993 NBA Draft was Chris Webber from Michigan, who was then traded off to the Golden State Warriors. The Golden State Warriors traded Penny Hardaway, and three future first-round picks to receive Chris Webber from the Orlando Magic.
1993 NBA Draft Order – Top 10
|1||Chris Webber||Michigan||Orlando (Traded to Golden State)|
|3||Penny Hardaway||Memphis State||Golden State (Traded to Orlando)|
|9||Rodney Rogers||Wake Forrest||Denver|
|10||Lindsey Hunter||Jackson State||Detroit|
1993 NBA Draft – The Best 5
5 – Nick Van Exel
Original Pick – Round 2, Pick 37th Overall
The 6ft 1 point guard was an elite hoopster with a quick first step and a reliable left-handed shooter. Nick Van Exel was a late pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, but he made an impact in the NBA and will mainly be remembered for his time at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Van Exel was a 1998 NBA All-Star and played for six different NBA Clubs.
Nick Van Exel – Career Averages
4 – Allan Houston
Original Pick – Round 1, Pick 11 Overall
Allan Houston was an elite shooting guard selected by the Detroit Pistons and played his college basketball at Tennessee.
Houston was an elite shooter and a two time NBA All-Star. He spent time at both the Knicks and the Pistons and had a career 3 point shooting percentage of 40.2%.
Allan Houston – Career Averages
3 – Jamal Mashburn
Original Pick – Round 1, 4th Overall Pick
Mashburn immediately impacted the Dallas Mavericks when he entered the NBA and had a decent NBA career. From Kentucky College, he was an elite small forward that could score points when needed.
The one time NBA All-Star averaged 19.1 points per game in his NBA career and was one of the better players to come out of the 1993 NBA Draft.
Jamal Mashburn – Career Averages
2 – Penny Hardaway
Original Pick – Round 1, 3rd Overall Pick
The Golden State Warriors initially selected Hardway, but the Warriors wanted Chris Webber and traded Penny to the Orlando Magic.
Penny Hardaway teemed up with Shaquille O’Neal to join forces and make one of the greatest guard/centre combinations of the 90s.
Hardaway was a four-time NBA All-Star, and one of the great passes the game has seen.
Penny Hardaway – Career Averages
1 – Chris Webber
Original Pick – Round 1, 1st Overall Pick
The top pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, Webber ended up at the Golden State Warriors and made an immediate impact as a Power Forward. He only played the one season at the Warriors, but would later lead the Sacramento Kings to a spot deep in the Western Conference Finals.
A five time NBA All-star and one of the great power forwards of the modern game.
Chris Webber – Career Averages