Following a stellar college career at Duke, Christian Laettner was selected with the third pick of the 1992 NBA Draft (behind only Shaquille O’Neal and Alonzo Mourning). Laettner came to the Hawks in 1995, and contributed solid offensive and defensive numbers for the next three seasons in Atlanta. In 1996-97, Laettner was second in both scoring (18.1 PPG) and rebounds (720) for the Hawks, earning him a spot on the 1997 NBA All-Star team.
- Games in a Hawks uniform: 186
- PPG average: 15.8
- NBA All-Star (1997)
- Youngest member of the 1992 Olympic Dream Team
- Hawks team leader in:
- games played: 82 (1996-97)
- field goals made: 548 (1996-97)
- free throws made: (1995-97)
Hawks All-Star Kevin Willis was one of the most dominant power forwards of his era, with relentless drive and tremendous strength under the basket. Of his 22 seasons in the NBA, Willis spent 12 with the Hawks, scoring over 10,000 points and pulling down over 7,000 rebounds. His standout season came in 1991-92, in which Willis averaged a double-double (18.3 points and 15.5 rebounds). Willis’ 1,258 rebounds that season put him second only to Bob Pettit for Hawks rebounds in a season.
- Games in a Hawks uniform: 753
- PPG average: 14.1
- NBA All-Star (1992)
- Six-time Hawks rebounds leader (1985-88, 1991-94)
- Hawks scoring leader, 1991-92 and 1993-94 (18.3 and 19.1, respectively)
- Hawks all-time leader in offensive rebounds (2,615)