1977 NBA Draft

First Round

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Milwaukee Bucks Kent Benson C Indiana
2 Kansas City Kings Otis Birdsong SG Houston
3 Milwaukee Bucks Marques Johnson SF UCLA
4 Washington Bullets Greg Ballard PF Oregon
5 Phoenix Suns Walter Davis SG North Carolina
6 Los Angeles Lakers Kenny Carr SF North Carolina State
7 New York Nets Bernard King SF Tennessee
8 Seattle Supersonics Jack Sikma C Illinois Wesleyan
9 Denver Nuggets Tom LaGarde PF North Carolina
10 New York Knicks Ray Williams SG Minnesota
11 Milwaukee Bucks Ernie Grunfeld SG Tennessee
12 Boston Celtics Cedric Maxwell SF UNC-Charlotte
13 Chicago Bulls Tate Armstrong SG Duke
14 Atlanta Hawks Wayne Rollins C Clemson
15 Los Angeles Lakers Brad Davis PG Maryland
16 Golden State Warriors Rickey Green PG Michigan
17 Washington Bullets Bo Ellis PF Marquette
18 Golden State Warriors Wesley Cox SF Louisville
19 Portland Trail Blazers Rich Laurel SG Hofstra
20 Philadelphia 76ers Glenn Mosley PF Seton Hall
21 Denver Nuggets Anthony Roberts SG Oral Roberts
22 Los Angeles Lakers Norm Nixon PG Duquesne

Second Round

Pick Team Player Position College
23 Chicago Bulls Mike Glenn SG Southern Illinois
24 Buffalo Buffalo Braves Larry Johnson SG Kentucky
25 Philadelphia 76ers Wilson Washington PF Old Dominion
26 New York Knicks Glen Gondrezick SF UNLV
27 Milwaukee Bucks Glenn Williams SG St. John's
28 Portland Trail Blazers Kim Anderson SF Missouri
29 Indiana Pacers Alonzo Bradley SF Texas Southern
30 Chicago Bulls Steve Sheppard SF Maryland
31 Kansas City Kings Eddie Owens SF UNLV
32 New York Knicks Toby Knight PF Notre Dame
33 Cleveland Cavaliers Ed Jordan PG Rutgers
34 Houston Rockets Larry Moffett PF UNLV
35 Chicago Bulls Mark Landsberger PF Arizona State
36 Detroit Pistons Ben Poquette PF Central Michigan
37 San Antonio Spurs Jeff Wilkins C Illinois State
38 Golden State Warriors Ricky Love PF Alabama-Huntsville
39 Washington Bullets Phil Walker SG Millersville St.
40 Houston Rockets Robert Reid SF St. Mary's (TX)
41 Portland Trail Blazers T.R. Dunn SG Alabama
42 Philadelphia 76ers Bob Elliott PF Arizona
43 Philadelphia 76ers Herm Harris SF St. Bonaventure
44 New Orleans Jazz Essie Hollis SF St. Bonaventure

Third Round

Pick Team Player Position College
45 Kansas City Kings Bill Paterno SF Notre Dame
46 Los Angeles Lakers James Edwards C Washington
47 Milwaukee Bucks Gary Yoder SG Cincinnati
48 Atlanta Hawks Sam Smith SG UNLV
49 Atlanta Hawks Eddie Johnson PG Auburn
50 New Orleans Jazz Tony Hansen SG Connecticut
51 Indiana Pacers Stan Mayhew SF Weber State
52 Seattle Supersonics Joe Hassett SG Providence
53 Kansas City Kings John Kuester SG North Carolina
54 New York Knicks Lloyd McMillian SF Long Beach State
55 Cleveland Cavaliers Steve Grote PG Michigan
56 Boston Celtics Skip Brown PG Wake Forest
57 Washington Bullets Steve Puidokas C Washington State
58 Detroit Pistons John Irving PF Hofstra
59 San Antonio Spurs Dan Henderson PF Arkansas State
60 Golden State Warriors Marlon Redmond SF San Francisco
61 Washington Bullets Jerry Schellenberg SF Wake Forest
62 Houston Rockets Phil Bond PG Louisville
63 Portland Trail Blazers Ricky Brown PF Alabama
64 Philadelphia 76ers Arnold Dugger SG Oral Roberts
65 Denver Nuggets Robert Smith PG UNLV
66 Phoenix Suns Mike Bratz PG Stanford

Fourth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
67 New York Nets Bob Elmore C Wichita State
68 Buffalo Braves Melvin Watkins PG North Carolina State
69 Milwaukee Bucks Lewis Brown C UNLV
70 Atlanta Hawks Dave Bormann SF Gardner Webb
71 Phoenix Suns Greg Griffin SF Idaho State
72 New Orleans Jazz Dennis Boy PG Detroit
73 Indiana Pacers George Pendleto SG Georgia State
74 Seattle Supersonics Jim Cooper PF Alabama State
75 Kansas City Kings Larry Williams SG Texas Southern
76 New York Knicks Steve Hayes C Idaho State
77 Cleveland Cavaliers Melvin Jones SG West Texas State
78 Boston Celtics Jeff Cummings C Tulane
79 Chicago Bulls Mike McConalthy SG Louisiana Tech
80 Detroit Pistons Bruce King PF Iowa
81 San Antonio Spurs Matt Hicks SG Northern Illinois
82 Golden State Warriors Roy Smith PF Kentucky State
83 Washington Bullets David Reavis SF Georgia State
84 Houston Rockets Rocky Smith SG Oregon State
85 Portland Trail Blazers Greg White PF USC
86 Philadelphia 76ers Jeff Jones PG Utah
87 Golden State Warriors Leartha Scott SG Wisconsion-Parkside
88 Los Angeles Lakers Tony Robertson SG West Virginia

Fifth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
89 New York Nets Gerald Cunningham   Kentucky State
90 Buffalo Braves Mike Hanle   Niagara
91 Milwaukee Bucks Ron Norwood   DePaul
92 Atlanta Hawks Bill Gordon   Tennessee-Chattanooga
93 Phoenix Suns Cecil Rellford   St. John's
94 New Orleans Jazz Jim Grady   Gonzaga
95 Indiana Pacers Marvin Jackson   Prairie View A&M
96 Seattle Supersonics Dale Haberman   McKendree
97 Kansas City Kings Bob Chapman   Michigan State
98 New York Knicks Bill Terry   Monmouth
99 Cleveland Cavaliers Al Smith   Jackson State
100 Boston Celtics Bill Langloh   Virginia
101 Chicago Bulls Nate Davis   South Carolina
102 Detroit Pistons Jim Kennedy   Missouri
103 San Antonio Spurs Scott Sims   Missouri
104 Golden State Warriors Ray Epps   Norfolk State
105 Washington Bullets Bruce Parkinson   Purdue
106 Houston Rockets Ed Thompson   Idaho State
107 Portland Trail Blazers Donn Wilber   La Salle
108 Philadelphia 76ers Teko Wynder   Tulsa
109 Denver Nuggets John Billups   Mississippi
110 Los Angeles Lakers John Robinson   Michigan

Sixth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
111 New York Nets Mark Crow   Duke
112 Buffalo Braves Curvan Lewis   Virginia Union
113 Milwaukee Bucks Chuck Goodyear   Miami (OH)
114 Atlanta Hawks Calvin Crews   SW Louisiana
115 Phoenix Suns Billy McKinney   Northwestern
116 New Orleans Jazz Wayne Golden   Tennessee-Chattanooga
117 Indiana Pacers Tom Scheffler   Purdue
118 Seattle Supersonics Bucky OBrien   Seattle
119 Kansas City Kings Bob Cooper   Providence
120 New York Knicks Jerry Graycraft   Milligan
121 Cleveland Cavaliers Ron Cox   East Washington State
122 Boston Celtics Roy Pace   Rutgers-Camden
123 Chicago Bulls Jay Chessman   Brigham Young
124 Detroit Pistons Herb Nobles   Kansas
125 San Antonio Spurs Bruce Buckley   North Carolina
126 Golden State Warriors Jack Phelan   St. Francis (PA)
127 Washington Bullets Ernie Wansley   Virginia Tech
128 Portland Trail Blazers Myron Jordan   Pacific
129 Philadelphia 76ers George Gibson   Winston-Salem
130 Denver Nuggets Jim Town   Massachusetts
131 Los Angeles Lakers Grover Woolard   Murray State

Seventh Round

Pick Team Player Position College
132 New York Nets Scott Conant   Newberry
133 Buffalo Braves Mike Jackson   Tennessee
134 Milwaukee Bucks Ron Bostic   Detroit
135 Atlanta Hawks James Holliman   Arizona State
136 Phoenix Suns Alvin Scott   Oral Roberts
137 New Orleans Jazz Lusia Harris   Delta State
138 Seattle Supersonics Billy Reynolds   NW Louisiana
139 Kansas City Kings Bruce Jenner   Graceland
140 New York Knicks Tom Weadock   St. John's
141 Cleveland Cavaliers Bob Riddle   Eastern Michigan
142 Boston Celtics Dave Kyle   Cleveland State
143 Chicago Bulls Mike Smith   Evansville
144 Detroit Pistons Robert Lewis   Johnson C. Smith
145 San Antonio Spurs Richard Robinson   New Mexico
146 Golden State Warriors Jerry Thurston   Mercer
147 Washington Bullets Calvin Brown   American
148 Portland Trail Blazers Don Smith   Oregon State
149 Philadelphia 76ers Dennin Forest   Nebraska-Omaha
150 Denver Nuggets Willie High   Alabama State
151 Los Angeles Lakers Lars Hansen   Washington

Eighth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
152 New York Nets Ralph Drollinger   UCLA
153 Buffalo Braves Emery Sammons   Philadelphia Textile
154 Milwaukee Bucks Larry Pikes   Wisconsin-Milwaukee
155 Atlanta Hawks Vern Thompson   Brigham Young
156 Phoenix Suns Alvin Joseph   California-Riverside
157 New Orleans Jazz Dave Speicher   Toledo
158 Seattle Supersonics Jeff Frey   Evansville
159 New York Knicks Ken Slappy   St. Peter's
160 Cleveland Cavaliers Tom Cutter   Western Michigan
161 Boston Celtics Tom Harris   Bowling Green
162 Chicago Bulls Rich Rhodes   Eastern Illinois
163 Detroit Pistons Tim Appleton   Kenyon
164 San Antonio Spurs Jerome Gladney   Arizona
165 Golden State Warriors Ricky March   Manhattan
166 Washington Bullets Pat McKinley   Towson State
167 Portland Trail Blazers Harold Rhodes   Washington
168 Philadelphia 76ers John Olive   Villanova
169 Denver Nuggets Len Saunders   Florida
170 Los Angeles Lakers Art Allen    

*This was the first year that underclassmen were drafted into the NBA. Before 1977 drafted players must have completed all four years of college.

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