Pistons Draft History Quiz
June 24, 2014
With the 2014 NBA Draft right around the corner, test your knowledge to see how well you know the Pistons’ draft history!
1. When was the last season the Pistons did not have a first round draft pick?
Answer: 2006. The Pistons' lone draft pick was the last pick in the second round, where they drafted Will Blalock out of Iowa State.
2. How many players from Michigan-based colleges have the Pistons drafted?
Answer: 52. Schools include Michigan State, Michigan, University of Detroit, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Ferris State, Northwood, Wayne State, Lawrence Tech and Northern Michigan.
3. What school have the Pistons drafted from the most, and how many players have they drafted from there?
Answer: University of Michigan, with 12 Wolverines being drafted to the Pistons. Michigan State has had 10 players drafted, while University of Detroit comes in third with nine.
4. How many Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons have won Rookie of the Year honors?
Answer: Three. Grant Hill (1994-95), Dave Bing (1966-67) and Don Meineke (1952-53) have all won the honor.
5. How many Pistons' draft picks led Detroit in scoring in their rookie season? (Hint: One is pictured above)
Answer: 2. Grant Hill led the 1994-95 season with 1,394 points, while Dave Bing led the 1966-67 season with 1,601 points.
6. What was the most draft picks the Pistons had in one draft?
Answer: 19, in 1971.
7. How many Pistons draft picks went on to play in at least five All-Star Games as Pistons?
Answer: 7. Grant Hill, Joe Dumars, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lanier, Larry Foust, Dave Bing and George Yardley went to at least five All-Star Games.
8. Which Detroit draft pick has been to the most All-Star Games, and how many was he named to?
Answer: Isiah Thomas, who went to 12 All-Star Games from 1982 to 1993.
9. Who was the last high school player drafted by the Pistons?
Answer: Amir Johnson, who was drafted out of Westchester High School in 2005.
10. Who did the Pistons draft the last time they had the 38th overall pick? (Hint: He was drafted out of Turkey in the 2001 draft)
Answer: Mehmet Okur. The Turkish-born big man came off the bench in 22 games during Detroit's 2004 championship run.