Draft history at 5th pick 1990-2008
2008 Kevin Love Memphis UCLA
2007 Jeff Green Boston Georgetown
2006 Shelden Williams Atlanta Duke
2005 Raymond Felton Charlotte UNC
2004 Devin Harris Washington Wisconsin
2003 Dwyane Wade Miami Marquette
2002 Nikoloz Tskitishvili Denver Georgia
2001 Jason Richardson Golden State Michigan State
2000 Mike Miller Orlando Florida
1999 Jonathan Bender Toronto Picayune H.S.
1998 Vince Carter Golden State North Carolina
1997 Tony Battie Denver Texas Tech
1996 Ray Allen Minnesota Connecticut
1995 Kevin Garnett Minnesota Farragut Academy H.S.
1994 Juwan Howard Washington Michigan
1993 Isaiah Rider Minnesota UNLV
1992 LaPhonso Ellis Denver Notre Dame
1991 Steve Smith Miami Michigan State
1990 Kendall Gill Charlotte Illinois
How do you guys feel about the picks? Some pretty good names come from the 5th pick!
other top 5 picks
*1987 Scottie Pippen Seattle Central Arkansas
*1984 Charles Barkley Philadelphia Auburn
*1975 Darryl Dawkins Philadelphia Maynard Evans H.S.
You don't draft big at 5. If Hill happens to fall you pass on him and take a shot on Derozan or Harden.
This is a great. I think the 5th pick has had a lot of success. The #1 overall pick might not have had as much success as the 5th pick. I don't know.