Draft Flashback: 76ers select Allen Iverson with the 1st pick in 1996
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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
- Allen Iverson, Phi
- Marcus Camby, Tor
- Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Van
- Stephon Marbury, Mil
- Ray Allen, Min
- Antoine Walker, Bos
- Lorenzen Wright, Lac
- Kerry Kittles, NJ
- Samaki Walker, Dal
- 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)