Ineligible Draftees

larry-lawrence Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Larry Lawrence
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-5 (1.96m)
  • Weight: 200 (90kg)
  • College Team: Dartmouth Big Green
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Macon, Georgia
  • Birthdate: 1/25/1959
  • Drafted: Selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the eighth round (175th pick overall) of 1980 NBA Draft... Automatically eligible for the 1981 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
atlanta72-95 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: The NCAA granted Larry Lawrence an extra year of collegiate eligibility. Before the 1979 NBA Draft the league decided to ban the selection players who still had an additional season of eligibility in college and had not declared hardship status. Only Bobby Turner of Louisville was granted an exemption for his status to stay eligible for the draft despite dropping out of school and not declaring.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1976-77 Dartmouth FR.

Freshman Stats Not Available

1977-78 Dartmouth

26

46.2

 

62.1

N/A

N/A

4.4

2.1

8.0

1978-79 Dartmouth

26

58.0

 

57.0

N/A

N/A

7.5

1.1

16.3

1979-80 Dartmouth

Did Not Play Injured-Broken Foot

1980-81 Dartmouth

23

53.6

 

64.6

N/A

0.7

8.7

2.3

21.8

DIV I Totals

75

53.7

 

61.5

N/A

N/A

6.8

1.8

15.1

darrell-johnson Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Darrell Johnson
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-5 (1.93m)
  • Weight: 190 (81kg)
  • College Team: San Jose State Spartans
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Houston, Texas
  • Birthdate: 1/25/1962
  • Drafted: Selected by the Houston Rockets in the tenth round (207th pick overall) of 1983 NBA Draft... Automatically eligible for the 1984 NBA Draft but was not drafted by an NBA franchise...
houston72-95 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: Before the 1979 NBA Draft the league decided to ban the selection players who still had an additional season of eligibility in college and had not declared hardship status. Only Bobby Turner of Louisville was granted an exemption for his status to stay eligible for the draft despite dropping out of school and not declaring.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1980-81 McClennan JC.

Stats Not Available

1981-82 San Diego City C.C.

Stats Not Available

1982-83 San Jose State

10

51.7

 

75.0

N/A

N/A

2.9

N/A

14.5

DIV I Totals

10

51.7

 

75.0

N/A

N/A

2.9

N/A

14.5

nophoto Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Mark Wagar
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6-8 (2.03m)
  • Weight: N/A
  • College Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Avon, Ohio
  • Birthdate: N/A
  • Drafted: Selected by the Boston Celtics in the ninth round (142nd pick overall) of 1972 NBA Draft.
boston1968 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: Under John Havlicek’s recommendations the Celtics accidently got their “Mark” at Ohio State mixed up and phoned in the selection of Mark Wagar. After the pick the Celtics brass quickly came to the realization that they have given the NBA the wrong last name. The Celtics informed the NBA of their misunderstanding and told the NBA office that they meant to select Mark Minor of Ohio State. Wagar was a junior making him ineligible for the draft. Because of that the NBA informed the Celtics that they would have to forfeit their ninth-round draft choice of Mark Wagar.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1969-70 Ohio State FR.

Freshman Stats Not Available

1970-71 Ohio State

26

38.8

75.0

4.2

N/A

5.5

1971-72 Ohio State

19

33.3

50.0

1.6

N/A

2.2

1972-73 Ohio State

6

00.0

00.0

0.5

N/A

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DIV I Totals

51

36.6

63.3

2.8

N/A

3.6

nophoto Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: James Williams
  • Position: N/A
  • Height: 1-6 (0.49m)
  • Weight: 7.5 (3.4kg)
  • School: Piedmont Hospital (GA)
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birthdate: 5/27/1974
  • Drafted: Selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the tenth round (168th pick overall) of 1974 NBA Draft.
atlanta72-95 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: Pat Williams who was the general manager of the Atlanta Hawks was on a conference call with 18 different NBA teams participating in the 1974 NBA Draft. The event began as Williams along with Hawks coach Cotton Fitzsimmons decided to inject some levity into the 2 hour and 34-minute marathon. On Tuesday Williams wife Jill had given birth to their son James Williams. After announcing “Atlanta takes James Williams of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.” “He’s 19.5 inches tall and weighs seven pound and five ounces.” The moderator congratulated Williams and then asked Atlanta to get serious. Brendy Lee of Nebraska was announced.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1973-74 No Team

Did Not Play Newborn Baby

Totals

Totals Not Available

ed-jones Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Ed "Too Tall" Jones
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height: 6-9 (2.05m)
  • Weight: 270 (123kg)
  • College Team: No College Team
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee
  • Birthdate: 2/23/1951
  • Drafted: Selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the eighth round (164th pick overall) of 1979 NBA Draft.
san-antonio76-89 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: Ed Jones graduated from Tennessee State and went on to play professional football for the Dallas Cowboys for five years before retiring. During this time Jones became a professional boxer. The San Antonio Spurs tried to select Jones in the eighth round. The NBA disallowed the pick because Jones had been out of school for more than five years. Jones would go on a year later and continue his professional football career with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1969-70 Tennessee State

15

37.8

36.4

3.3

N/A

2.1

1970-71 Tennessee State*

Stats Not Available

1971-72 Tennessee State

Did Not Play Basketball. Played on the School's Football Team.

1972-73 Tennessee State

Did Not Play Basketball. Played on the School's Football Team.

1973-74 Dallas Cowboys

Did Not Play Basketball- Professional Football

1974-75 Dallas Cowboys

Did Not Play Basketball- Professional Football

1975-76 Dallas Cowboys

Did Not Play Basketball- Professional Football

1976-77 Dallas Cowboys

Did Not Play Basketball- Professional Football

1977-78 Dallas Cowboys

Did Not Play Basketball- Professional Football

1978-79 No Team

Did Not Play Professional Boxer

Totals

Totals Not Available

* Jones played during the 1970-71 season for Tennessee State but his season totals were not reported individually but instead grouped together and categorized as "Others" on official season statistical report.

conrad-whisenton Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Joffre Conrad Whisenton
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height: 6-4 (1.93m)
  • Weight: 177 (81kg)
  • College Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Birthdate: 10/3/1956
  • Drafted: Selected by the Washington Bullets in the seventh round (148th pick overall) of 1979 NBA Draft.
washington74-87 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: Initially the selection of Conrad Whisenton by the Washington Bullets was upheld. However, after several weeks later his selection was deemed ineligible. The reason is Whisenton graduated from Norview High School in 1974. At the time of this writing, it is unknown if he played at another college or was a transfer into the Fisk basketball program. This would make him 5 years removed from his high school class and would disqualify his draft status. Making him automatically eligible for the 1978 NBA Draft which he did not get drafted by an NBA franchise.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1974-75 No Team

Whereabouts Unknown

1975-76 Fisk

Stats Not Available

1976-77 Fisk

23

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

13.5

1977-78 Fisk

19

46.9

81.3

5.3

N/A

15.2

1978-79 Fisk

7

55.0

61.0

N/A

N/A

20.1

1978-79 Alabama

Did Not Play Graduate School

Totals

Totals Not Available

norman-horvitz Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Norman Horvitz
  • Position: Guard
  • Height: 5-10 (1.77m)
  • Weight: 205 (93kg)
  • College Team: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Blue Devils
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthdate: 6/17/1934 - 2/23/1990
  • Drafted: Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the tenth round (227th pick overall) of 1983 NBA Draft.
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Draft Note: Philadelphia 76ers owner Harold Katz as a joke selected his friend and Nutrisystem’s medical director Norman Horvitz. Horvitz originally graduated from Philadelphia Pharmacy in 1956. The NBA declared Horvitz ineligible based on the fact he had been out of college for more than 27 years.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1952-53 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Participated in Intramural League

1953-54 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Participated in Intramural League

1954-55 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Participated in Intramural League

1955-56 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Participated in Intramural League

Totals

Stats Not Available

moses-malone Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Moses Malone
  • Position: Center
  • Height: 6-10 (2.08m)
  • Weight: 215 (98kg)
  • Pro Team: Utah Stars (ABA)
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Petersburg, Virginia
  • Birthdate: 3/23/1954 - 9/13/2015
  • Drafted: Selected by the Chicago Bulls in the tenth round (171st pick overall) of 1975 NBA Draft... Selected by the New Orleans Jazz in the first round (1st overall) of 1975 NBA Special Draft of ABA Undergraduate Players... Not drafted by an NBA franchise in a regular draft process...
new-orleans75 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

hof Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: The Bulls attempted to draft Moses Malone, who at the time was playing for the Utah Stars. The Deputy NBA Commissioner Simon Gourdine informed the Bulls that Malone had not made himself eligible for the hardship draft and thus was not eligible for the draft. Gourdine in an effort to protect the integrity of the draft, marked the selection as a pass.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

1970-71 St. Petersburg H.S.

Played on Freshman Team

1971-72 St. Petersburg H.S.

25

N/A

64.8

N/A

5.3

14.3

N/A

21.8

1972-73 St. Petersburg H.S.

25

N/A

78.2

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7.5

20.0

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29.6

1973-74 St. Petersburg H.S.

25

N/A

N/A

N/A

10.0

26.0

N/A

37.6

1974-75 Utah (ABA)

83

57.1

63.5

1.0

1.5

14.6

1.0

18.8

ABA Totals

83

57.1

63.5

1.0

1.5

14.6

1.0

18.8

denise-long Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review
  • Name: Denise Long
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 5-11 (1.80m)
  • Weight: N/A (kg)
  • H.S. Team: Union-Whitten H.S. (Iowa)
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Whitten, Iowa
  • Birthdate: 3/22/1951
  • Drafted: Selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the thirteenth round (174th pick overall) of 1969 NBA Draft...
goldenst69-71 Ineligible Draftees - The Draft Review

Draft Note: Long's selection was voided by acting NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy, who told Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli that the pick was not allowed. It remains uncertain if Kennedy came to this verdict by federal statues of gender or the NBA's rule of players having to be four years removed from their high school class.

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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

FT%

RPG

APG

PPG

1965-66 Union-Whitten H.S.

26

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

35.8

1966-67 Union-Whitten H.S.

27

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

51.4

1967-68 Union-Whitten H.S.

31

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

62.7

1968-69 Union-Whitten H.S.

29

N/A

83.0

N/A

N/A

68.5

Totals

113

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

55.3