Toronto Raptors draft history

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Andrea Bargnani, drafted in 2006, is the Toronto Raptors' only first overall draft pick.

The Toronto Raptors have made 34 National Basketball Association (NBA) draft selections during their draft history. The Raptors began as an expansion team in 1995 and first participated in the NBA draft on June 28, 1995 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] In 1989, the NBA agreed with the National Basketball Players' Association to limit drafts to two rounds, an arrangement that has remained the same up the present time.[2] Before each draft, an NBA Draft Lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that missed the playoffs during the prior season.[2] Teams can also trade their picks, which means that in some drafts teams may have more or less than two draft picks, although they must have at least one first-round pick every other year.[3]

The first pick in Toronto Raptors' history was Damon Stoudamire, a point guard from the University of Arizona, who was the seventh overall pick in the 1995 NBA draft. People in the crowd were surprised by this pick because they expected the Raptors to pick Ed O'Bannon from UCLA. In their second pick of the same draft, Fab Five member Jimmy King from Michigan was drafted in the second round.[1] The Raptors won the first overall pick in 1996, but they had to give that up due to the expansion agreement with the league.[4] Chris Bosh was selected by the Raptors as the fourth pick overall in the 2003 NBA draft, and he went on to play in three all-star games, while starting in two.[5][6][7][8] Andrea Bargnani, who was selected by the Raptors with the first overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft, became the first European to be picked first overall in the NBA draft.[5][9]

Six of the players that the Raptors have drafted were named to the NBA All-Rookie Team first team in their respective rookie seasons—Damon Stoudamire in 1996, Marcus Camby in 1997, Morris Peterson in 2001, Chris Bosh in 2004, Charlie Villanueva in 2006, and Andrea Bargnani in 2007—and Stoudamire was named the Rookie of the Year in 1996.[10][11][12]


Abbreviation Meaning
Pos Position
PG Point guard
SG Shooting guard
SF Small forward
PF Power forward
C Center


Year Round Pick Player Nationality Pos College/High School/Club
1995 1 7 Damon Stoudamire USA  United States PG Arizona
1995 2 35 Jimmy King USA  United States SG Michigan
1996 1 2 Marcus Camby USA  United States PF/C Massachusetts
1997 1 9 Tracy McGrady USA  United States SG/SF Mt. Zion Christian Academy
1998 1 4 Antawn Jamison (traded to Golden State)[a] USA  United States SF/PF North Carolina
1998 2 47 Tyson Wheeler (from Portland,[b] traded to Denver)[c] USA  United States PG Rhode Island
1999 1 5 Jonathan Bender (from Denver,[c] traded to Indiana)[d] USA  United States PF Picayune Memorial High School
1999 1 12 Aleksandar Radojević YUG  Yugoslavia C Barton County CC
2000 1 21 Morris Peterson (from Minnesota)[c] USA  United States SG/SF Michigan State
2000 2 46 DeeAndre Hulett USA  United States SG/SF College of the Sequoias
2001 1 17 Michael Bradley USA  United States PF/C Villanova
2002 1 20 Kareem Rush (from New York,[e] traded to L.A. Lakers)[f] USA  United States SG Missouri
2003 1 4 Chris Bosh USA  United States PF/C Georgia Tech
2003 2 52 Remon Van de Hare (from L.A. Lakers)[f] NLD  Netherlands C FC Barcelona (Spain)
2004 1 8 Rafael Araújo BRA  Brazil C Brigham Young
2004 2 39 Albert Miralles (from Cleveland,[g] traded to Miami)[h] ESP  Spain C Roseto Basket (Italy)
2005 1 7 Charlie Villanueva USA  United States PF Connecticut
2005 1 16 Joey Graham (from New Jersey)[i] USA  United States G/F Oklahoma State
2005 2 41 Roko Ukić (from Orlando)[j] CRO  Croatia PG KK Split (Croatia and Adriatic League)
2005 2 58 Uros Slokar (from Miami)[h] SLO  Slovenia PF/C P.A. Udine (Italy)
2006 1 1 Andrea Bargnani ITA  Italy PF/C Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2006 2 35 P. J. Tucker USA  United States SF Texas
2006 2 56 Edin Bavčić (from New Orleans,[k] traded to Philadelphia)[l] BIH  Bosnia and Herzegovina PF KK Bosna (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
2008 1 17 Roy Hibbert (traded to Indiana)[m] USA  United States C Georgetown
2009 1 9 DeMar DeRozan USA  United States SG USC
2010 1 13 Ed Davis USA  United States PF North Carolina
2011 1 5 Jonas Valančiūnas Lithuania  Lithuania C Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
2012 1 8 Terrence Ross USA  United States SG Washington
2012 2 37 Quincy Acy USA  United States PF Baylor
2012 2 56 Tomislav Zubčić Croatia  Croatia F Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
2014 1 20 Bruno Caboclo BRA  Brazil SF Pinheiros (Brazil)
2014 2 37 DeAndre Daniels USA  United States SF Connecticut
2014 2 59 Xavier Thames (from Oklahoma City,[n], traded to Brooklyn)[o] USA  United States PG San Diego State
2015 1 20 Delon Wright USA United States PG Utah
2016 1 9 Jakob Pöltl (from Denver via New York) AUT Austria C Utah
2016 1 27 Pascal Siakam CMR Cameroon PF New Mexico State
2017 1 23 OG Anunoby ENG England SF Indiana



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  • "Toronto Raptors Draft Register". Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
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  7. ^ "Raptors voted all-star starter". 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
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  19. ^ "Raptors Trade Carter To Nets". Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
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  21. ^ "Hornets Acquire Aaron Williams". Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  22. ^ "Raptors Select Tucker in Second Round and Deal Draft Rights to 56th Pick to Philadelphia". 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  23. ^ "Raptors Acquire Jermaine O'Neal and Rights to Jawai". 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  24. ^ "Raptors Acquire Three Players, Three Picks From Knicks". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. 
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