History of Miami Hurricanes first round NBA Draft picks

The Miami Hurricanes have produced five first round NBA Draft in program history.
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Rick Barry became the first Miami Hurricanes player to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft as the fourth pick of the San Francisco Warriors in 1965. Six years after Barry left Miami, the Hurricanes dropped their basketball program. Miami did not have another NBA first-round pick until 1999.

Barry was the third Miami player ever drafted by the NBA. Dick Miani was the first Miami player drafted in the NBA by the New York Knicks in 1956. Mike McCoy became the second Hurricane selected in the NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons in 1963. Barry is the unquestioned GOAT in Miami basketball history.

Barry is the only player in the history of the Miami basketball program to be named first-team All-American when he was chosen by consensus in 1965. Barry averaged an astounding 37.4 points per game and 18.3 rebounds as a senior in 1965. The Basketball Hall of Fame shot an astounding 52.2 percent from the floor and 85.9 on free throws in 1965.

Per his University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame profile Barry "holds the school's top 8 single game scoring totals! He still holds 15 single game, season or career records, including most points and most rebounds." Barry will almost definitely always be the best basketball player in Miami history.

. 25. 110. Tim James . . Tim James. 1999 NBA Draft. . Tim James. player

Tim James became the second NBA first-round pick in Miami history when he was taken 25th overall by the Heat in 1999. James concluded his Miami career averaging 18.6 PPG and 8.6 rebounds as a senior in 1999 and being named third-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

2002 NBA Draft. . John Salmons. 26. John Salmons. . . John Salmons. 29. player

John Salmons had his best season with Miami as a senior in 2002. Salmons averaged 13.1 PPG, 6.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals. Salmons was named second-team All-Big East in 2002. After being drafted by San Antonio, Salmons spent 13 years in the NBA with six different teams.

. 18. 125. Shane Larkin. . . 2013 NBA Draft. Shane Larkin. Shane Larkin. player

Shane Larkin led the Miami basketball team to what was the best season in program history up until that point in 2013. Miami the ACC Regular season and Tournament titles for the only time. Larkin averaged 14.5 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 4.6 APG and 2.0 SPG on his way to winning the ACC Player of the Year.

Larkin was selected 18th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. That is currently tied for the second-highest a Miami player has been selected in an NBA Draft with Lonnie Walker behind Barry. Larkin spent his first three seasons in the NBA with three different teams before playing a year overseason and returning for one season with Boston in 2017-18.

Lonnie Walker . Lonnie Walker . 18. . 29. Lonnie Walker . 2018 NBA Draft. . player.

Walker is the most recent NBA first round pick from Miami after one season with the Hurricanes. Walker averaged 11.5 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 1.9 APG as a true freshman in his only season in Coral Gables. After four seasons in San Antonio, Walker played one with the Los Angeles Lakers and this past year with the Brooklyn Nets.

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Kyshawn George has a chance to match Walker as a true freshman from Miami selected in the first round on Wednesday night. George is being projected as high as 14th to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft by Kyle Boone of CBS Sports. George can become the sixth Miami first-round NBA pick.