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Draft Flashback: 76ers select Allen Iverson with the 1st pick in 1996

Published on June 26th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 4,427 views

On this day in history, 1996, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Allen Iverson from Georgetown with the #1 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft.

At the time, the draft was known as one of the deepest in recent memory with a couple of stand out high school kids but now it’s known as arguably the greatest draft class ever with arguably the greatest shooter (Ray Allen), shooting guard (Kobe) and pound-for-pound player (Iverson) ever.  The class was so great that they can even claim 4 x defensive player of the year Ben Wallace as part of it even though he was un drafted.

TOP 10 1996 NBA DRAFT PICKS

  1. Allen Iverson, Phi
  2. Marcus Camby, Tor
  3. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Van
  4. Stephon Marbury, Mil
  5. Ray Allen, Min
  6. Antoine Walker, Bos
  7. Lorenzen Wright, Lac
  8. Kerry Kittles, NJ
  9. Samaki Walker, Dal
  10. Erick Dampier, Ind

Other Notables:  Kobe Bryant (13), Peja Stojakovic (14), Steve Nash (15), Jermaine O’Neal (17), Zydrunas Ilgauskas (20), Derek Fisher (24), Ben Wallace (undrafted)

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