2005 NBA draft

The 2005 NBA draft took place on June 28, 2005, in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In this draft, NBA teams took turns selecting amateur college basketball players and other first-time eligible players, such as players from high schools and non-North American leagues. The NBA announced that 49 college and high school players and 11 international players had filed as early-entry candidates for the draft.[1]

This was the last NBA draft for which high school players were eligible. The new collective bargaining agreement between the league and its players union established a new age limit for draft eligibility. Starting with the 2006 NBA draft, players of any nationality who complete athletic eligibility at a U.S. high school cannot declare themselves eligible for the draft unless they turn 19 no later than December 31 of the year of the draft and are at least one year removed from the graduation of their high school classes. International players, defined in the NBA's collective bargaining agreement as non-US nationals who did not complete athletic eligibility at a U.S. high school, must turn 19 (or older) in the calendar year of the draft, up from 18. As of 2016, the only players to have declared for the NBA draft straight out of high school ever since these restrictions took place were Satnam Singh Bhamara (2015), Thon Maker (2016) , and Anfernee Simons (2018).

This draft is notable for a most recent draft pick from an NAIA (and non-NCAA) school in any round (that pick is Robert Whaley, the 51st pick from Walsh University, which is now in NCAA Division II).

2005 NBA draft
2005 NBA Draft logo
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)June 28, 2005
LocationMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Network(s)ESPN
Overview
60 total selections in 2 rounds
LeagueNBA
First selectionAndrew Bogut, Milwaukee Bucks

Draft selections

G Guard F Forward C Center
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year
Andrew Bogut 2013-03-06
Andrew Bogut, the 1st pick
Marvin Williams Hawks
Marvin Williams, the 2nd pick
Deron Williams
Deron Williams, the 3rd pick
Chris Paul camp pc
Chris Paul, the 4th pick
Andrew Bynum
Andrew Bynum, the 10th pick
Danny Granger in 2005
Danny Granger, the 17th pick
David Lee Warriors
David Lee, the 30th pick
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Marcin Gortat, the 57th pick
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team
1 1 Andrew Bogutx C  Australia Milwaukee Bucks Utah (So.)
1 2 Marvin Williams F  United States Atlanta Hawks North Carolina (Fr.)
1 3 Deron Williams* PG  United States Utah Jazz (from Portland)[f] Illinois (Jr.)
1 4 Chris Paul*~ PG  United States New Orleans Hornets Wake Forest (So.)
1 5 Raymond Felton G  United States Charlotte Bobcats North Carolina (Jr.)
1 6 Martell Webster G/F  United States Portland Trail Blazers (from Utah)[f] Seattle Prep. School (Seattle)
1 7 Charlie Villanueva F  United States
 Dominican Republic
Toronto Raptors Connecticut (So.)
1 8 Channing Frye C  United States New York Knicks Arizona (Sr.)
1 9 Ike Diogu F  United States
 Nigeria
Golden State Warriors Arizona State (Jr.)
1 10 Andrew Bynum* C  United States Los Angeles Lakers St. Joseph HS (Metuchen, New Jersey)
1 11 Fran Vázquez# F/C  Spain Orlando Magic Unicaja Málaga (Spain)
1 12 Yaroslav Korolev F  Russia Los Angeles Clippers CSKA Moscow (Russia)
1 13 Sean May F  United States Charlotte Bobcats (from Cleveland via Phoenix)[g] North Carolina (Jr.)
1 14 Rashad McCants G  United States Minnesota Timberwolves North Carolina (Jr.)
1 15 Antoine Wright G/F  United States New Jersey Nets Texas A&M (Jr.)
1 16 Joey Graham F  United States Toronto Raptors (from Philadelphia via Denver and New Jersey)[h] Oklahoma State (Sr.)
1 17 Danny Granger+ SF  United States Indiana Pacers New Mexico (Sr.)
1 18 Gerald Green G/F  United States Boston Celtics Gulf Shores Academy (Houston, Texas)
1 19 Hakim Warrick F  United States Memphis Grizzlies Syracuse (Sr.)
1 20 Julius Hodge G  Antigua and Barbuda Denver Nuggets (from Washington via Orlando)[i] NC State (Sr.)
1 21 Nate Robinson G  United States Phoenix Suns (from Chicago, traded to New York)[j][a] Washington (Jr.)
1 22 Jarrett Jack G  United States Denver Nuggets (traded to Portland)[b] Georgia Tech (Jr.)
1 23 Francisco García G/F  Dominican Republic Sacramento Kings Louisville (Jr.)
1 24 Luther Head G  United States Houston Rockets Illinois (Sr.)
1 25 Johan Petro C  France Seattle SuperSonics Pau-Orthez (France)
1 26 Jason Maxiell F  United States Detroit Pistons Cincinnati (Sr.)
1 27 Linas Kleiza F  Lithuania Portland Trail Blazers (from Dallas via Utah, traded to Denver)[f][b] Missouri (So.)
1 28 Ian Mahinmi F/C  France San Antonio Spurs Le Havre (France)
1 29 Wayne Simien F  United States Miami Heat Kansas (Sr.)
1 30 David Lee* PF  United States New York Knicks (from Phoenix via San Antonio)[k] Florida (Sr.)
2 31 Salim Stoudamire G  United States Atlanta Hawks Arizona (Sr.)
2 32 Daniel Ewing G  United States Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte)[l] Duke (Sr.)
2 33 Brandon Bass F  United States New Orleans Hornets LSU (So.)
2 34 C. J. Miles G  United States Utah Jazz Skyline HS (Dallas)
2 35 Ricky Sánchez# F  Puerto Rico Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Denver)[b] IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
2 36 Ersan İlyasova F  Turkey Milwaukee Bucks Ülkerspor (Turkey)
2 37 Ronny Turiaf F  France Los Angeles Lakers (from New York via Atlanta and Charlotte)[m] Gonzaga (Sr.)
2 38 Travis Diener G  United States
 Italy
Orlando Magic (from Toronto)[n] Marquette (Sr.)
2 39 Von Wafer G  United States Los Angeles Lakers Florida State (So.)
2 40 Monta Ellis SG  United States Golden State Warriors Lanier HS (Jackson, Mississippi)
2 41 Roko Ukić G  Croatia Toronto Raptors (from Orlando)[n] KK Split (Croatia)
2 42 Chris Taft F  United States Golden State Warriors (from L.A. Clippers via New Jersey)[o] Pittsburgh (So.)
2 43 Mile Ilić C  Serbia and Montenegro New Jersey Nets KK Reflex (Serbia and Montenegro)
2 44 Martynas Andriuškevičius C  Lithuania Orlando Magic (from Cleveland, traded to Cleveland)[p][c] Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
2 45 Louis Williams SG  United States Philadelphia 76ers South Gwinnett HS (Snellville, Georgia)
2 46 Erazem Lorbek# F  Slovenia Indiana Pacers Michigan State Spartans men's basketball (Fr.)
2 47 Bracey Wright G  United States Minnesota Timberwolves Indiana (Jr.)
2 48 Mickaël Gelabale F  France Seattle SuperSonics (from Memphis)[q] Real Madrid (Spain)
2 49 Andray Blatche F  Philippines Washington Wizards South Kent School (South Kent, Connecticut)
2 50 Ryan Gomes F  United States Boston Celtics Providence (Sr.)
2 51 Robert Whaley C  United States Utah Jazz (from Chicago via Houston)[r] Walsh (Sr.)
2 52 Axel Hervelle# F  Belgium Denver Nuggets Real Madrid (Spain)
2 53 Orien Greene G  United States Boston Celtics (from Sacramento)[s] Louisiana-Lafayette (Sr.)
2 54 Dijon Thompson G/F  United States New York Knicks (from Houston, traded to Phoenix)[t][a] UCLA (Sr.)
2 55 Lawrence Roberts F  United States Seattle SuperSonics (traded to Memphis)[d] Mississippi State (Sr.)
2 56 Amir Johnson F  United States Detroit Pistons Westchester HS (Los Angeles)
2 57 Marcin Gortat F/C  Poland Phoenix Suns (from Dallas via New Orleans, traded to Orlando)[u][e] RheinEnergie Köln (Germany)
2 58 Uroš Slokar F  Slovenia Toronto Raptors (from Miami)[v] Snaidero Udine (Italy)
2 59 Cenk Akyol# G  Turkey Atlanta Hawks (from San Antonio)[w] Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2 60 Alex Acker G  United States Detroit Pistons (from Phoenix via Utah and Philadelphia) Pepperdine (Jr.)
  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.

Notable undrafted players

These players who declared or were automatically eligible for the 2005 draft, were not selected but have played in the NBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Alan Anderson G-F  United States Michigan State (Sr.)
Kelenna Azubuike G-F  United States Kentucky (Jr.)
Eddie Basden G  United States Charlotte (Sr.)
Mike Harris SF  United States Rice (Jr.)
Will Bynum G  United States Georgia Tech (Sr.)
Will Conroy PG  United States Washington (Sr.)
Sharrod Ford F-C  United States Clemson (Sr.)
Deng Gai F  Sudan (now  South Sudan) Fairfield (Sr.)
Stephen Graham G  United States Oklahoma State (Sr.)
Devin Green G  United States Hampton (Sr.)
Chuck Hayes C-F  United States Kentucky (Sr.)
Marcelo Huertas G  Brazil Joventut Badalona (Spain)
Dwayne Jones C-F  United States Saint Joseph's (Jr.)
Keith Langford G  United States Kansas (Sr.)
John Lucas III G  United States Oklahoma State (Sr.)
Aaron Miles G  United States Kansas (Sr.)
Randolph Morris C  United States Kentucky (Fr.)
Andre Owens G  United States Houston (Sr.)
Kevinn Pinkney C  United States Nevada (Sr.)
Ronnie Price G  United States Utah Valley State (Sr.)
Shavlik Randolph F  United States Duke (Jr.)
Anthony Roberson G  United States Florida (Jr.)
Luke Schenscher C  Australia Georgia Tech (Sr.)
Donell Taylor G  United States UAB (Sr.)
Matt Walsh G-F  United States Florida (Jr.)
Jawad Williams F  United States North Carolina (Sr.)

Trades involving draft picks

Draft-day trades

The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft:

Pre-draft trades

Prior to the draft, the following trades were made and resulted in exchanges of draft picks between the teams.

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2004 NBA draft

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