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You may or may not have heard that the NBA Draft is tonight. Syracuse is expected to have a pair of players picked, though that number could skyrocket if a run on the Cooney brothers begins somewhere in round two. The Orange have had plenty of players picked over the years, so I figured…why not go back through and list them all out? People love lists!

Obviously, back before Jim Boeheim took over, the only player from Syracuse basketball anyone really gave a second glance was pretty much just Dave Bing. But there were plenty of Orangemen going all the way back to 1948 (we’re only talking about players who were drafted straight out of Syracuse, and not anyone who began their careers at SU before transferring – looking at you, Saul Mariaschin, 63rd pick of the 1947 draft out of Harvard).

  • 2015: Chris McCullough – 1st Round, Pick 29 – Brooklyn Nets
  • 2015: Rakeem Christmas – 2nd Round, Pick 36 – Indiana Pacers
  • 2014: Tyler Ennis – 1st Round, Pick 18 – Phoenix Suns
  • 2014: Jerami Grant – 2nd Round, Pick 39 – Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2013: Michael Carter-Williams – 1st Round, Pick 11 – Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2012: Dion Waiters – 1st Round, Pick 4 – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2012: Fab Melo – 1st Round, Pick 22 – Boston Celtics
  • 2012: Kris Joseph – 2nd Round, Pick 51 – Boston Celtics
  • 2010: Wesley Johnson – 1st Round, Pick 4 – Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2010: Andy Rautins – 2nd Round, Pick 38 – New York Knicks
  • 2009: Jonny Flynn – 1st Round, Pick 6 – Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 2008: Donte Greene – 1st Round, Pick 28 – Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2007: Demetris Nichols – 2nd Round, Pick 53 – Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2005: Hakim Warrick – 1st Round, Pick 19 – Memphis Grizzlies
  • 2003: Carmelo Anthony – 1st Round, Pick 3 – Denver Nuggets
  • 2001: Damone Brown – 2nd Round, Pick 36 – Philadelphia 76ers
  • 2000: Etan Thomas – 1st Round, Pick 12 – Dallas Mavericks
  • 2000: Jason Hart – 2nd Round, Pick 49 – Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1996: John Wallace – 1st Round, Pick 18 – New York Knicks
  • 1995: Lawrence Moten – 2nd Round, Pick 36 – Vancouver Grizzlies
  • 1993: Conrad McRae – 2nd Round, Pick 38 – Washington Bullets
  • 1992: Dave Johnson – 1st Round, Pick 26 – Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1991: Billy Owens – 1st Round, Pick 3 – Sacramento Kings
  • 1991: LeRon Ellis – 1st Round, Pick 22 – Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1990: Derrick Coleman – 1st Round, Pick 1 – New Jersey Nets
  • 1989: Sherman Douglas – 2nd Round, Pick 28 – Miami Heat
  • 1988: Rony Seikaly – 1st Round, Pick 9 – Miami Heat
  • 1987: Howard Triche – 6th Round, Pick 117 – New York Knicks
  • 1986: Pearl Washington – 1st Round, Pick 13 – New Jersey Nets
  • 1986: Rafael Addison – 2nd Round, Pick 39 – Phoenix Suns
  • 1986: Wendell Alexis – 3rd Round, Pick 59 – Golden State Warriors
  • 1984: Sean Kerins – 7th Round, Pick 155 –┬áNew Jersey Nets
  • 1983: Leo Rautins – 1st Round, Pick 17 – Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1983: Erich Santifer – 3rd Round, Pick 55 – Detroit Pistons
  • 1983: Red Bruin – 7th Round, Pick 162 – Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1981: Danny Schayes – 1st Round, Pick 13 – Utah Jazz
  • 1981: Eddie Moss – 4th Round, Pick 70 – Dallas Mavericks
  • 1981: Marty Headd – 9th Round, Pick 198 – New York Knicks
  • 1980: Louis Orr – 2nd Round, Pick 29 – Indiana Pacers
  • 1980: Roosevelt Bouie – 2nd Round, Pick 34 – Dallas Mavericks
  • 1979: Dale Shackleford – 6th Round, Pick 127 – Phoenix Suns
  • 1978: Marty Byrnes – 1st Round, Pick 19 – Phoenix Suns
  • 1975: Rudy Hackett – 3rd Round, Pick 37 – New Orleans Jazz
  • 1975: Jim Lee – 5th Round, Pick 79 – Portland Trail Blazers
  • 1974: Dennis DuVal – 2nd Round, Pick 30 – Washington Bullets
  • 1974: Fred Saunders – 2nd Round, Pick 31 – Phoenix Suns
  • 1973: Mike Lee – 11th Round, Pick 168 – Buffalo Braves
  • 1972: Greg Kohls – 7th Round, Pick 99 – Buffalo Braves
  • 1968: George Hicker – 14th Round, Pick 180 – St. Louis Hawks
  • 1967: Vaughn Harper – 6th Round, Pick 57 – Detroit Pistons
  • 1967: Richard Dean – 9th Round, Pick 98 – Golden State Warriors
  • 1966: Dave Bing – 1st Round, Pick 2 – Detroit Pistons
  • 1961: Pete Chudy – 10th Round, Pick 88 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1960: Bernie Kauffman – 7th Round, Pick 53 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1959: Jon Cincebox – 3rd Round, Pick 19 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1957: Gary Clark – 3rd Round, Pick 21 – New York Knicks
  • 1957: Vinnie Cohen – 3rd Round, Pick 23 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1957: Jim Brown – 9th Round, Pick 68 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1954: Mel Besdin – 8th Round, Pick 69 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1953: Frank Reddout – 3rd Round, Pick 21 – Rochester Royals
  • 1952: Eddie Miller – 2nd Round, Pick 11 – Milwaukee Hawks
  • 1952: Bob Roche – 7th Round, Pick 68 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1951: Jack Kiley – 2nd Round, Pick 14 – Fort Wayne Pistons
  • 1951: Tom Jockle – 8th Round, Pick 75 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1950: Bob Savage – 9th Round, Pick 108 – Syracuse Nationals
  • 1948: Bill Gabor – 2nd Round, Pick 22 – Rochester Royals
  • 1948: Warren Stickel – 9th Round, Pick 99 – Rochester Royals

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