Pistons Draft History



Who will the Detroit Pistons select in the 2003 NBA Draft? Take a look back at who the Pistons have chosen in the past at No. 2, No. 25 and No. 58.


No. 2

Detroit received the second pick in the NBA Draft five times in franchise history.

PISTONS' #2 PICKS
YEAR
PLAYER
SCHOOL/COUNTRY
1981
Isiah Thomas
Indiana
1966
Dave Bing
Syracuse
1964
Joe Caldwell
Arizona State
1959
Bailey Howell
Mississippi State
1957
Charles Tyra
Louisville


One player that stood out at #2 was Isiah Thomas. He led the Pistons to back-to-back NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990. Thomas was taken as the #2 pick in the 1981 NBA Draft and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000.

Isiah Thomas - Career Statistics
G FG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Stls Blks Pts PPG
979 .452 .759 3,478 3.6 9,061 9.3 1861 249 18,822 19.2


Another #2 pick that had a remarkable career in the NBA was Dave Bing, who was selected in 1966. Bing was named Rookie of the Year and was inducted in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Dave Bing - Career Statistics
G FG% FT% Rebs RPG Asts APG Stls Blks Pts PPG
901 .442 .775 3,420 3.8 5,397 6.0 483 89 18,327 20.3



No. 25

Detroit owns two first round picks for the first time since 1995. This marks the third time in franchise history the Pistons have selected at the No. 25 spot.

PISTONS #25 PICKS
YEAR
PLAYER
SCHOOL/COUNTRY
1968
Don Dee
St. Mary of the Plains
1965
Ron Reed
Notre Dame


Reed spent his only two years in the NBA with Detroit and averaged 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in 118 games.

Dee played one season with Indiana of the ABA and averaged 5.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 58 games.


No. 58

Detroit owns the 58th and final pick of the 2003 NBA Draft. Current Piston Don Reid was selected as the 58th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft.

PISTONS #58 PICKS
YEAR
PLAYER
SCHOOL/COUNTRY
1995
Don Reid
Georgetown
1977
John Irving
Hofstra
1958
Jack Quiggle
Michigan State
1957
Doug Bolstorff
Minnesota


Before the draft expanded to 58 picks because of expansion in 1995, Zeljko Rebraca was the last player chosen in the 1994 NBA Draft at 54th overall. The draft was reduced from three to two rounds in 1989 and was previously seven rounds from 1983 to 1987.


Two First-Round Picks

The Pistons own two first-round picks for the seventh time in franchise history. The last time Detroit chose twice in the first round was in 1995, when they selected Theo Ratliff at 18th overall and Randolph Childress at 19th overall.

TWO TIMES IN THE FIRST ROUND
YEAR
PLAYER
SCHOOL/COUNTRY
1995

Theo Ratliff
Randolph Childress
Wyoming
Wake Forest
1993

Lindsey Hunter
Allan Houston
Jackson State
Tennessee
1982

Cliff Levingston
Ricky Pierce
Wichita State
Rice
1981

Isiah Thomas
Kelly Tripucka
Indiana
Notre Dame
1979


Greg Kelser
Roy Hamilton
Phil Hubbard
Michigan State
UCLA
Michigan
1967

Jimmy Walker
Sonny Dove
Providence
St. John's