Eric Piatkowski was a first-round selection by the Los Angeles Clippers and went on to play 13 years in the NBA with five teams
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Huskers in the Draft

By NU Athletic Communications
Huskers Drafted Through the Years
The first NBA draft of collegiate players was held following the 1947-48 season, but the league did not begin to keep records of team-by-team draft lists until 1952. Here is a list of Cornhusker players drafted by the NBA since 1949, with the round, if known. 
 

Year

Player

Team

Round

1949

Claude Retherford

St. Louis Bombers

 

1950

Bus Whitehead

Chicago Stag

 

1951

Bob Pierce

Indianapolis Olympians

 

1952

Jim Buchanan

Celtics

 

1954

Bill Johnson

Celtics

 

1960

Herschell Turner

Nationals

6th

1966

Grant Simmons

Bullets

 

1967

Willie Campbell

SuperSonics

15th

1968

Stuart Lantz

Rockets

3rd

1968

Tom Baack

Detroit Pistons

10th

1970

Jim Brooks

Rockets

12th

1971

Marvin Stewart

76ers

2nd

1971

Leroy Chalk

Celtics

13th

1972

Chuck Jura

Bulls

3rd

1972

Mike Peterson Portland Trail Blazers 16th

1974

Brendy Lee

Hawks

10th

1976

Jerry Fort

Celtics

3rd

1979

Carl McPipe

76ers

5th

1981

Andre Smith

Cavaliers

7th

1982

Jack Moore

K.C. Kings

9th

1985 Curtis Moore K.C.-Omaha Kings 6th

1986

Dave Hoppen

Hawks

3rd

1991

Rich King

SuperSonics

1st/14th pick

1994

Eric Piatkowski

Pacers

1st/15th pick

1998

Tyronn Lue

Nuggets

1st/23rd pick

1999

Venson Hamilton

Rockets

2nd/50th pick

Note: Nate Branch was drafted by the American Basketball Association's Oakland franchise in 1967; Stuart Lantz was drafted by Oakland in 1968; Marvin Stewart was drafted by the New York Nets in 1971; and Chuck Jura was selected by the Utah Stars in 1972.

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