NBA players drafted/signed out of North Carolina

The basketball team of North Carolina is currently part of the NCAA Division I. The team plays in the ACC conference and is nicknamed as the Tar Heels.

118 players have been selected out of North Carolina in NBA draft history, 53 in the first round (9 during the last 10 years), 14 in the second round and 7 among the top 3 picks. The last time a player out of North Carolina was selected in the NBA draft was in 2021.

NBA teams with most selected players drafted out of North Carolina: New York Knicks (9 times), Golden State Warriors (9), Los Angeles Clippers (8).

Active NBA players drafted/signed out of North Carolina 1

Former NBA players out of North Carolina 1

NameDraftPos.HtIn the NBA
Tony Bradley2017 (28)C2.11/ 6'11''201720235
Justin Jackson2017 (15)F/G2.01/ 6'7''201720235
Ed Davis2010 (13)C2.06/ 6'9''2010202212
Wayne Ellington2009 (28)SG1.93/ 6'4''2009202213
Vince Carter1998 (5)SF1.98/ 6'6''1998202022
John Henson2012 (14)C/PF2.06/ 6'9''201220208
Marvin Williams2005 (2)PF2.03/ 6'8''2005202015
Tyler Zeller2012 (17)C2.13/ 7'0''201220208
Raymond Felton2005 (5)PG/SG1.85/ 6'1''2005201914
Isaiah Hicks2017 (-)PF2.06/ 6'9''201720192
Brice Johnson2016 (25)PF2.08/ 6'10''201620182
James McAdoo2014 (-)PF2.06/ 6'9''201420184
Marcus Paige2016 (55)PG1.83/ 6'0''201720181
Brandan Wright2007 (8)C/PF2.08/ 6'10''2007201810
Ty Lawson2009 (18)PG1.80/ 5'11''200920179
Tyler Hansbrough2009 (13)PF2.06/ 6'9''200920167
Kendall Marshall2012 (13)PG1.93/ 6'4''201220164
Brendan Haywood2001 (20)C2.13/ 7'0''2001201513
Antawn Jamison1998 (4)PF2.06/ 6'9''1998201416
Jerry Stackhouse1995 (3)F/G1.98/ 6'6''1995201318
Rasheed Wallace1995 (4)C2.11/ 6'11''1995201316
Jawad Williamsn.dSF2.06/ 6'9''200820113
Sean May2005 (13)PF2.06/ 6'9''200520104
Rashad McCants2005 (14)G/F1.93/ 6'4''200520094
Jeff McInnis1996 (37)PG1.93/ 6'4''1996200811
David Noel2006 (39)SG1.98/ 6'6''200620071
Shammond Williams1998 (34)PG/SG1.85/ 6'1''199820077
George Lynch1993 (12)SF/PF2.03/ 6'8''1993200512
Scott Williams1990 (-)PF/C2.08/ 6'10''1990200515
Hubert Davis1992 (20)SG1.96/ 6'5''1992200412
Rick Fox1991 (24)SF2.01/ 6'7''1991200413
Joseph Forte2001 (21)SG1.91/ 6'3''200120032
Michael Jordan1984 (3)G/F1.98/ 6'6''1984200315
Eric Montross1994 (9)C2.13/ 7'0''199420028
Sam Perkins1984 (4)C/PF2.06/ 6'9''1984200117
J.R. Reid1989 (5)PF2.06/ 6'9''1989200111
Pete Chilcutt1991 (27)PF2.08/ 6'10''199120009
Makhtar N'Diayen.dPF2.03/ 6'8''199819991
Joe Wolf1987 (13)PF/C2.11/ 6'11''1987199911
Kevin Salvadorin.dC2.13/ 7'0''199619982
Kenny Smith1987 (6)PG1.91/ 6'3''1987199710
Derrick Phelps1994 (-)PG1.93/ 6'4''199419951
Brad Daugherty1986 (1)C2.13/ 7'0''198619948
Matt Wenstrom1993 (-)C2.16/ 7'1''199319941
James Worthy1982 (1)SF2.06/ 6'9''1982199412
Walter Davis1977 (5)F/G1.98/ 6'6''1977199215
Dave Popson1987 (88)PF/C2.08/ 6'10''198819923
Steve Bucknall1989 (-)SG1.98/ 6'6''198919901
Jeff Lebo1989 (-)SG/PG1.88/ 6'2''198919901
Dudley Bradley1979 (13)F/G1.98/ 6'6''197919899
Mike O'Koren1980 (6)SF2.01/ 6'7''198019888
Al Wood1981 (4)F/G1.98/ 6'6''198119876
Bobby Jones1974 (5)SF2.06/ 6'9''1976198610
Mitch Kupchak1976 (13)PF/C2.06/ 6'9''197619869
Bob McAdoo1972 (2)C/PF2.06/ 6'9''1972198614
Phil Ford1978 (2)PG1.88/ 6'2''197819857
Tom LaGarde1977 (9)C/PF2.08/ 6'10''197719856
Geoff Cromptonn.dC2.11/ 6'11''197819845
Rich Yonakor1980 (61)PF2.05/ 6'9''198119821
John Kuester1977 (53)PG1.88/ 6'2''197719803
Charlie Scott1970 (106)SG1.96/ 6'5''197119809
George Karl1973 (66)PG1.88/ 6'2''197619782
Darrell Elston1974 (43)SG1.93/ 6'4''197619771
Billy Cunningham1965 (8)PF/C1.98/ 6'6''196519769
Bill Chamberlain1972 (43)SF1.98/ 6'6''197319741
Bobby Lewis1967 (39)SG1.91/ 6'3''196719714
Lee Shaffer1960 (5)SF2.01/ 6'7''196119643
York Larese1961 (20)SG/PG1.93/ 6'4''196119621
Pete Brennan1958 (5)SF1.98/ 6'6''195819591
Tommy Kearns1958 (30)PG1.81/ 5'11''195819591
Len Rosenbluth1957 (6)SF1.93/ 6'4''195719592
Bones McKinneyn.dPF/C1.98/ 6'6''194619526
Hook Dillon1948 (17)SF/PF1.91/ 6'3''194919501
George Glamack1947 (-)C/PF1.98/ 6'6''194819491
Bill Miller1948 (-)SF1.91/ 6'3''194819491
Harry Millern.dC/PF1.93/ 6'4''194619471
Joel Berry II2018 (-)PG1.83/ 6'0''--------0
Larry Brown1963 (56)PG1.75/ 5'9''--------0
Kennedy Meeks2017 (-)PF2.08/ 6'10''--------0
J.P. Tokoto2015 (58)SG1.98/ 6'6''--------0

Other NBA draft picks out of North Carolina 1

19581224Joe QuiggNew York Knicks
196122213Doug MoeChicago Packers
196926211Bill BuntingNew York Knicks
197227214Dennis WuycikBoston Celtics
19972921Serge ZwikkerHouston Rockets
200744214Reyshawn TerryOrlando Magic
19804933John VirgilGolden State Warriors
19625267Jim HudockPhiladelphia Warriors
19605274Doug MoeDetroit Pistons
198259313Jimmy BlackNew Jersey Nets
196862512Larry MillerPhiladelphia 76ers
19787044Geff CromptonKansas City Kings
19867343Warren MartinCleveland Cavaliers
19758058Don WashingtonNew York Knicks
198681411Steve HaleNew Jersey Nets
197181513Lee DedmonLos Angeles Lakers
196983612Dick GrubarLos Angeles Lakers
19488381Norman KohlerIndianapolis Jets
197585513Ed StahlKansas City-Omaha Kings
198086417Jeff WolfMilwaukee Bucks
196286106Ken McCombPhiladelphia Warriors
196291115Donnie WalshPhiladelphia Warriors
19769266Phil SpenceMilwaukee Bucks
19819351Pete BudkoDallas Mavericks
19489391Bob PaxtonIndianapolis Jets
196198117Dick KepleySt. Louis Hawks
1966101131Bob BennettNew York Knicks
1983107514James BraddockDenver Nuggets
1972111714Stephen PrevisBoston Celtics
1967117114Mark MerkinNew York Knicks
198411963Matt DohertyCleveland Cavaliers
198112368Mike PepperSan Diego Clippers
1977125615Bruce BuckleySan Antonio Spurs
1982131616Chris BrustDenver Nuggets
198014072Dave ColescottUtah Jazz
1969145114Rusty ClarkDetroit Pistons
198514778Buzz PetersonCleveland Cavaliers
1976151911Ron JohnsonSeattle SuperSonics
1982153715Jeb BarlowDenver Nuggets
1987156718Curtis HunterDenver Nuggets
1978164812Tom ZaligarisMilwaukee Bucks
19741741014John O'ConnellNew York Knicks
1972176132Kim HubandBuffalo Braves
1972182142Greg CorsonBuffalo Braves
1984194910Cecil ExumDenver Nuggets
1973207181Don JohnstonBuffalo Braves
(1) Non NCAA international players are listed by the country in which they were playing when drafted or signed if undrafted.
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