Detroit Pistons top picks in the NBA Draft.

The team has selected 11 times one of the top 3 picks and twice the first overall draft pick. Last time it took one of the top 3 picks was in 2003.

Franchise preferred NCAA teams or countries of origin for players selected in the first 3 rounds: Detroit (6 times), Missouri (5), Georgetown (5).

Top Detroit Pistons NBA draft picks for each season
YEARROUNDPOS.PLAYERCOLLEGE1
2016118Henry EllensonMarquette
201518Stanley JohnsonArizona
2014238Spencer DinwiddieColorado
201318Kentavious Caldwell-PopeGeorgia
201219Andre DrummondConnecticut
201118Brandon KnightKentucky
201017Greg MonroeGeorgetown
2009115Austin DayeGonzaga
2008129D.J. WhiteIndiana
2007115Rodney StuckeyEastern Washington
2006260Will BlalockIowa State
2005126Jason MaxiellCincinnati
2004254Rickey PauldingMissouri
200312Darko MilicicSerbia
2002123Tayshaun PrinceKentucky
200119Rodney WhiteNorth Carolina-Charlotte
2000114Mateen CleavesMichigan State
1999254Melvin LevettCincinnati
1998111Bonzi WellsBall State
1997119Scot PollardKansas
1996126Jerome WilliamsGeorgetown
1995118Theo RatliffWyoming
199413Grant HillDuke
1993110Lindsey HunterJackson State
1991240Doug OvertonLa Salle
1990126Lance BlanksTexas
1989127Kenny BattleIllinois
1988230Fennis DemboWyoming
1987224Freddie BanksNevada-Las Vegas
1986111John SalleyGeorgia Tech
1985118Joe DumarsMcNeese State
1984120Tony CampbellOhio State
198318Antoine CarrWichita State
198219Cliff LevingstonWichita State
198112Isiah ThomasIndiana
1980117Larry DrewMissouri
197914Greg KelserMichigan State
1978223Terry TylerDetroit
1977236Ben PoquetteCentral Michigan
197614Leon DouglasAlabama
1975227Walter LuckettOhio
1974115Al EberhardMissouri
1973344Dwight LamarLouisiana-Lafayette
197219Bob NashHawaii
1971111Curtis RoweUCLA
197011Bob LanierSt. Bonaventure
196914Terry DriscollBoston College
196816Otto MooreTexas-Pan American
196711Jimmy WalkerProvidence
196612Dave BingSyracuse
196513Bill BuntinMichigan
196412Joe CaldwellArizona State
196314Ed MilesSeattle
196214Dave DebusschereDetroit
196114Ray ScottPortland
196014Jack MorelandLouisiana Tech
195912Bailey HowellMississippi State
1958211Barney CableBradley
195712Charles TyraLouisville
195617Ron SobieDePaul
195518John HoranDayton
195414Dick RosenthalNotre Dame
195314Jack MolinasColumbia
195213Dick GroatDuke
195114Zeke SinicolaNiagara
195018George YardleyStanford
194915Bob HarrisOklahoma State
194818Ward WilliamsIndiana
(1) Non NCAA international players are listed by their country