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UPDATED June 24, 2022. This list now includes Johnny Davis and Patrick Baldwin, Jr.
Former La Crosse Central (and University of Wisconsin) standout Johnny Davis was selected in the first round of the NBA draft on June 23, taken by the Washington Wizards with the 10th overall pick.
He was followed by former Sussex Hamilton star Patrick Baldwin Jr., selected 28th by reigning NBA champion Golden State. It's the fourth straight year a Wisconsinite was taken in the first round and second time in four years that two players were taken that high, along with Jordan Poole and Tyler Herro in 2019.
Take a look back over the past 40-plus years at all the Wisconsin products selected.
10. Johnny Davis (La Crosse Central), Washington Wizards. Davis enjoyed a meteoric rise at Wisconsin, jumping from a quality bench player as a freshman to the Big Ten Player of the Year and a lottery pick as a sophomore. Davis led UW to a tie for the 2022 Big Ten regular-season title. He became Wisconsin's first draft pick since Frank Kaminsky went ninth in 2015 and just UW's fourth top-10 pick since 1950.
28. Patrick Baldwin Jr. (Sussex Hamilton), Golden State Warriors. Baldwin was one of the most highly ranked high school players in state history, with the opportunity to play at any high-profile college program he wanted. He chose to stay home and committed to UW-Milwaukee to play for his father, Pat Sr., but things didn't go quite as planned. After an injury-riddled senior year at Hamilton, injuries kept him off the floor for most of the season with the Panthers as well, and he went into the draft with diminished prospect standing. But he still landed in the first round, going to the team that also won the 2022 NBA title with two Milwaukeeans in the starting lineup, no less.
20. Jalen Johnson (Nicolet), Atlanta Hawks. One of the country's top prospects, Johnson briefly played at Duke before sustaining an injury and then leaving the team. At his next stop, he played in 22 games as a rookie, scoring 2.4 points per game and 1.2 rebounds.
12. Tyrese Haliburton (Oshkosh North), Sacramento Kings. The Iowa State sophomore was projected by most mock drafts to land in the top 10, meaning the Kings got a steal when the former Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year tumbled as far as he did. Haliburton had a great rookie year, averaging 13.0 points and 5.3 assists per game and landing on the NBA's All-Rookie first team, but the Kings traded him to Indiana midway through his second season. He's now one of the cornerstones of the Pacers, averaging a gaudy 17.5 points and 9.6 assists in his 26 games with Indiana, shooting 42 percent from 3-point range while he's at it.
13. Tyler Herro (Whitnall), Miami Heat. The University of Kentucky product had a huge freshman season for the Wildcats and wound up in the lottery, then followed that up with an eye-catching rookie season (second team all-rookie) and trip to the NBA Finals. He averaged 15.1 points per game in 2021. After regressing slightly as a second-year player, Herro averaged 20.7 points, five rebounds and four assists per game and won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 2021-22, helping the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals.
29. Jordan Poole (Milwaukee King), Golden State Warriors. After a season at La Lumiere Prep School in Indiana and two seasons at Michigan, Poole was selected by the powerhouse Warriors to join another former member of the City Conference, Kevon Looney. Poole averaged 8.8 points per game in his first season and 12.0 last season, but he had a true breakout in 2021-22, becoming one of the key players for a team that won yet another NBA title. He averaged 18.5 points per game and had some monster moments in the postseason.
60. Kostas Antetokounmpo (Dominican), Philadelphia 76ers. Antetokounmpo, the younger brother of Giannis who spent a couple seasons playing for the basketball power in Whitefish Bay, ultimately wound up with the Mavericks and saw action in two games after going with the final pick of the 2018 draft. In 2019 as a two-way player with the Lakers, he became the first member of his family to win an NBA championship ring. But not the last.
18. Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake), Detroit Pistons. The Marquette University freshman was selected by the Detroit Pistons. He played two games in the 2020-21 season with the Raptors.
40. Diamond Stone (Dominican), New Orleans Pelicans. The four-time state champion big man spent one year at Maryland before bouncing to the NBA. He saw action in seven games in 2016-17.
18. Sam Dekker (Sheboygan Lutheran), Houston Rockets. The former University of Wisconsin standout helped the Badgers reach two Final Fours. He's bounced around a little and briefly appeared to be headed to the Bucks in 2018 during a three-team trade. He briefly returned to the NBA with Toronto in 2021-22 but saw action in only one game.
30. Kevon Looney (Milwaukee Hamilton), Golden State Warriors. After one year at UCLA, Looney has become a key rotation member for a squad that has won three NBA championships since he arrived, including this past year. He averaged 4 points and 5 rebounds in 2020-21. He played in all 82 games this past season, averaging 6.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while starting for the champions.
58. JP Tokoto (Menomonee Falls), Philadelphia 76ers. Tokoto, a former prep sensation who played at North Carolina, didn't ultimately get into an NBA game. He has played overseas in the years since.
38. Kyle Weaver (Beloit Memorial), Charlotte Bobcats. After a productive career at Washington State, Weaver wound up playing three seasons in the NBA, including 56 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder as a rookie.
55. Mike Taylor (Milwaukee Marshall), Portland Trail Blazers. He played 51 games in his lone NBA season.
31. Carl Landry (Milwaukee Vincent), Seattle Supersonics. The Purdue product started his career in Houston and actually wound up playing nine seasons in the league, averaging 10.8 points per game.
32. Steve Novak (Brown Deer), Houston Rockets. After a memorable career at Marquette, Novak spent 11 seasons in the NBA, including a couple years with the Bucks at the end of his career. He is a career 43 percent shooter from 3-point range.
38. Travis Diener (Fond du Lac), Orlando Magic. One of the heroes of Marquette's run to the 2003 Final Four spent five seasons in the NBA, including a year in Indiana where he averaged more than 20 minutes per game.
5. Devin Harris (Wauwatosa East), Washington Wizards. Harris, a standout for the University of Wisconsin, played in the NBA through the 2018-19 season, most recently with the Dallas Mavericks, with whom he spent 10 of his 15 NBA seasons.
15. Reece Gaines (Madison West), Orlando Magic. The Louisville product played three seasons in the NBA, including two with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2004-2006.
10. Caron Butler (Racine Park), Miami Heat. Butler was last in the league in 2015-16, and his 14-season career included a stop in Milwaukee in 2013-14. He's a two-time all star with the Wizards in 2007 and 2008 and now serves as an assistant coach for Miami, which reached the Eastern Conference finals in 2021-22.
53. Rodney Buford (Milwaukee Vincent), Miami Heat. Buford went to Creighton University and wound up spending five NBA seasons with five different teams, plus a year in between playing in Greece. He averaged close to 10 points per game for Memphis in 2001-02.
32. Jim McIlvaine (Racine St. Catherine), Washington Bullets. The Marquette University big man spent seven seasons in the NBA, then returned to Milwaukee to become the color commentator for the Marquette men's basketball team radio broadcasts.
37. Nick Van Exel (Kenosha St. Joseph), Los Angeles Lakers. Van Exel, a star at Cincinnati, finished with 13 seasons in the NBA, including an all-star campaign with the Lakers in 1998. He averaged 14.4 points in his career and 6.6 assists.
24. Latrell Sprewell (Milwaukee Washington), Golden State Warriors. Sprewell is known for his colorful personality but also an excellent NBA career, with four all-star appearances in 13 seasons with the Warriors, Knicks and Timberwolves.
35. Tony Bennett (Green Bay Preble), Charlotte Hornets. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay standout and son of Dick Bennett played three years in the NBA, but he's fashioned a huge second phase to his career as a college head coach. Of course, he was at the helm when the Virginia Cavaliers won the 2019 NCAA championship.
53. Von McDade (Milwaukee Madison), New Jersey Nets. McDade also played at Milwaukee Vincent and spent time at Oklahoma State and UW-Milwaukee, where he was third in the nation in scoring at 29.6 points per game. He did not play in the NBA.
51. Tony Smith (Wauwatosa East), Los Angeles Lakers. Smith, a Marquette University standout who is a local talk radio and TV personality today, ultimately spent nine seasons in the league, including a brief stint with the Bucks.
158. Rick Olson (Madison La Follette), Houston Rockets. Olson didn't play in the NBA, but he was among the last players drafted after a decorated career at the University of Wisconsin in which e became the school's all-time leader in games played and finished just shy of the all-time scoring mark. He's still No. 8 as of 2022.
13. Joe Wolf (Kohler), Los Angeles Clippers. One of the most recruited players in state history wound up at North Carolina, and he eventually spent 11 seasons in the NBA. In 1996-97, he played 56 games with the Bucks.
64. JJ Weber (Kettle Moraine), Milwaukee Bucks. He's still one of the top-three scorers in Kettle Moraine history and was a force during his days at Wisconsin, where he averaged 15 points and eight rebounds as a senior.
137. Tim Naegeli (Racine Lutheran), Boston Celtics. He became an NAIA All-American under Dick Bennett at UW-Stevens Point, but he never suited up in the league.
24. Terry Porter (Milwaukee South), Portland Trail Blazers. A star at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Porter went on to a memorable career with the Blazers, twice earning all-star status in his 17 seasons with one of the league's best franchises at the time. He became head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks from 2003-05.
148. Terrell Schlundt (Antigo), Dallas Mavericks. He never played in the NBA but was a consistent contributor to Marquette University in the early 1980s.
135. Tony Carr (Beloit Memorial), Milwaukee Bucks. The NAIA All-American at UW-Eau Claire still holds the single season and career scoring mark at the school. He was taken in the sixth round by the Bucks but never played in the NBA.
147. Dean Marquardt (Milwaukee Washington), Detroit Pistons. The center played four years with Marquette but never got into an NBA game.
170. Brian Nyenhuis (Oostburg), Detroit Pistons. He played two years for UW-Milwaukee and Marquette before getting drafted, though he didn't play in the NBA.
223. Bob Coenen (De Pere), Milwaukee Bucks. The 10th round pick didn't appear in the NBA but remains on the UW-Eau Claire all-time leaderboard in blocks and rebounds.
39. Harvey Knuckles (Racine St. Catherine's), Los Angeles Lakers. After his career at Toledo, Knuckles didn't make the Lakers but did play in the Continental Basketball Association.
155. Terry Cramer (Homestead), New York Knicks. Cramer remains the lone Ripon College player drafted in the NBA.
207. Joe Merten (Kenosha Tremper), Utah Jazz. He made two NAIA Final Fours with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and played in the summer league for the Jazz but did not make the regular-season roster, though he did go on to make an all-star game in the Continental Basketball Association.
20. Bill Hanzlik (Beloit Memorial), Seattle Supersonics. He averaged 7.2 points per game over 10 seasons, mostly playing for Denver. He averaged double figures in back-to-back seasons from 1985-87.
40. Dick Miller (St. Thomas More), Indiana Pacers. The Toledo product played with two teams (eight games) in his lone NBA season.
47. Kurt Nimphius (South Milwaukee), Denver Nuggets. He spent eighth seasons in the NBA after playing for Wisconsin native Ned Wulk at Arizona State
82. Joe Chrnelich (Milwaukee Pius), New York Knicks. Chrnelich was the first University of Wisconsin player to average double figures all four seasons, though he didn't rack up any NBA stats.
86. Jeff Wolf (Kohler), Milwaukee Bucks. The older brother of legendary Kohler star Joe Wolf also attended North Carolina and played five years in Europe and Japan.
53. Wayne Kreklow (Neenah), Boston Celtics. Kreklow played 25 games for the Celtics in his one season, a year in which Boston went on to win the NBA title.
75. Ron Ripley (Pulaski), Golden State Warriors. Ripley was drafted out of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay but did not suit up in an NBA game. He's in the UWGB Hall of Fame.
122. Odell Ball (Milwaukee King), Denver Nuggets. The Marquette University player didn't get into an NBA game.
193. Chris Fahrbach (Menasha St. Mary), Milwaukee Bucks. The North Dakota product was a 10th round pick by the Bucks, but he never saw the NBA.
1973, No. 31 — Jim Chones (Racine St. Catherine), Los Angeles Lakers. The Marquette University legend won an NBA title with the Lakers in 1979-80 and played a decade in the ABA and NBA.
1972, No. 28 — Mike Ratliff (Racine Horlick), Kansas City/Omaha Kings. He starred at UW-Eau Claire and then briefly in the NBA (60 games) after getting taken in the second round.
1971, No. 6 — Fred Brown (Milwaukee Lincoln), Seattle SuperSonics. Attended college in Iowa after a storied high school career, where he teamed with players like Clarence Sherrod and John Rusing to formulate perhaps the best team in state history. He made one NBA all-star team during his 13-year NBA career, all in Seattle, and was part of the 1978-80 NBA champion team (along with John Johnson and Jack Sikma).
1970, No. 7 — John Johnson (Messmer), Cleveland Cavaliers. The two-time All-Star won an NBA championship with Seattle and played 12 years in the league.
1965, No. 21 — Don Kojis (Notre Dame in Milwaukee), Cleveland Cavaliers. After a huge career at Marquette, Kojis played 12 years in the NBA and made two all-star teams.
1959, No. 20 — Bob Anderegg (Monroe), New York Knicks. Anderegg played 33 games in his lone NBA season.
1956, No. 6 — Ron Sobie (St. Bonaventure in Sturtevant), Fort Wayne Pistons. Sobie attended DePaul had played three-plus seasons with the Knicks.
1955, No. 12 — Chuck Mencel (Eau Claire High School), Minneapolis Lakers. The University of Minnesota product played for two seasons with the Lakers.
1947, No. 2 — Glen Selbo (La Crosse Logan), Toronto Huskies. Selbo went No. 2, though this was the Basketball Association of America, which merged after three years with the NBL to become the NBA. Selbo is credited with one year in the NBA, and 13 games overall.
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