NBA players drafted/signed out of Illinois

The basketball team of Illinois is currently part of the NCAA Division I. The team plays in the Big Ten conference and is nicknamed as the Fighting Illini.

72 players have been selected out of Illinois in NBA draft history, 15 in the first round (0 during the last 10 years), 15 in the second round and 1 among the top 3 picks. The last time a player out of Illinois was selected in the NBA draft was in 2021.

NBA teams with most selected players drafted out of Illinois: Washington Wizards (7 times), Chicago Bulls (6), Philadelphia 76ers (6).

Active NBA players drafted/signed out of Illinois 1

Former NBA players out of Illinois 1

NameDraftPos.HtIn the NBA
Malcolm Hill2017 (-)SF1.98/ 6'6''202120232
Meyers Leonard2012 (11)C2.13/ 7'0''2012202310
Brandon Paul2013 (-)F/G1.93/ 6'4''201720181
Deron Williams2005 (3)PG1.91/ 6'3''2005201712
Brian Cook2003 (24)PF2.06/ 6'9''200320129
Luther Head2005 (24)SG/PG1.91/ 6'3''200520116
Dee Brown2006 (46)PG1.83/ 6'0''200620092
James Augustine2006 (41)PF2.08/ 6'10''200620082
Roger Powell2005 (-)SF1.98/ 6'6''200620071
Kendall Gill1990 (5)G/F1.96/ 6'5''1990200515
Frank Williams2002 (25)PG1.91/ 6'3''200220053
Robert Archibald2002 (31)C/PF2.11/ 6'11''200220042
Nick Anderson1989 (11)F/G1.98/ 6'6''1989200213
Kiwane Garris1997 (-)PG/SG1.88/ 6'2''199720002
Derek Harper1983 (11)PG1.93/ 6'4''1983199916
Eddie Johnson1981 (29)F/G2.01/ 6'7''1981199917
Ken Norman1987 (19)SF2.03/ 6'8''1987199710
Steve Bardo1990 (41)SG1.96/ 6'5''199119963
Marcus Liberty1990 (42)SF2.03/ 6'8''199019944
Kenny Battle1989 (27)SF1.98/ 6'6''198919934
Scott Meents1986 (74)PF2.08/ 6'10''198919912
Bruce Douglas1986 (57)SG1.91/ 6'3''198619871
Nick Weatherspoon1973 (13)SF2.01/ 6'7''197319807
Donnie Freeman1966 (29)SG/PG1.91/ 6'3''197519761
Mike Price1970 (17)SG1.91/ 6'3''197019733
Don Ohl1958 (37)SG/PG1.91/ 6'3''1960197010
Dave Scholz1969 (56)PF/SF2.03/ 6'8''196919701
Johnny Kerr1954 (6)C/PF2.06/ 6'9''1954196612
George BonSalle1957 (7)PF2.03/ 6'8''196119621
Andy Phillip1947 (47)G/F1.88/ 6'2''1947195811
Irv Bemoras1953 (21)SF1.91/ 6'3''195319572
Wally Osterkorn1950 (18)SF/PF1.96/ 6'5''195119554
Don Sunderlage1951 (9)PG1.85/ 6'1''195319552
Dike Eddleman1949 (34)SF1.91/ 6'3''194919534
Walt Kirkn.dG/F1.91/ 6'3''194819523
Gene Vance1947 (38)G/F1.91/ 6'3''194719525
Jack Burmaster1948 (19)PG/SG1.91/ 6'3''194919501
Ken Menke1947 (-)PG/SG1.83/ 6'0''194919501
Stan Patrick1947 (-)G/F1.88/ 6'2''194919501
Jack Smileyn.dF/G1.90/ 6'3''194819502

Other NBA draft picks out of Illinois 1

19571123Harvey SchmidtMinneapolis Lakers
19561325Paul JudsonSyracuse Nationals
19651524Tal BrodyBaltimore Bullets
19681925Ron DunlapChicago Bulls
19532234Jim BredarFort Wayne Pistons
19632436Bill BurwellSt. Louis Hawks
19942821Deon ThomasDallas Mavericks
19633043Dave DowneySan Francisco Warriors
19653344Skip ThorenBaltimore Bullets
19593755Roger TaylorSyracuse Nationals
198539215George MontgomeryPortland Trail Blazers
19634054Bill SmallDetroit Pistons
19815034Derek HolcombPortland Trail Blazers
198257311Craig TuckerNew York Knicks
195260610Rod FletcherMinneapolis Lakers
198662315Anthony WelchDallas Mavericks
19516373Ted BeachIndianapolis Olympians
198167321Mark SmithMilwaukee Bucks
19766951Nate WilliamsChicago Bulls
19617688John WesselsChicago Packers
19507674Bill EricksonTri-Cities Blackhawks
196579102Bogie RedmonBaltimore Bullets
198280411James GriffinNew Jersey Nets
197886420Rich AdamsSan Antonio Spurs
198688418Efrem WintersAtlanta Hawks
19759161Rich SchmidtNew Orleans Hornets
1965112171Roger TaylorBaltimore Bullets
198011762Neil BresnahanGolden State Warriors
197811767Audie MatthewsDetroit Pistons
1987125611Doug AltenbergerChicago Bulls
1973131811Jeff DawsonGolden State Warriors
198214375Perry RangeKansas City Kings
197415096Jeff DawsonKansas City-Omaha Kings
1971152916Rick HowatMilwaukee Bucks
1973153102Nick ConnorBuffalo Braves
1967154162Jim DawsonChicago Bulls
19761721015Otho TuckerBoston Celtics
1982181820Bryan LeonardMilwaukee Bucks
1969194156Jodie HarrisonBaltimore Bullets
(1) Non NCAA international players are listed by the country in which they were playing when drafted or signed if undrafted.