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The Best Milwaukee Bucks First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Updated July 26, 2019 470 votes 17 voters40 items

List RulesVote based only on career success with the Milwaukee Bucks. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

The history of Milwaukee Bucks first round draft picks in the modern era of the NBA involves both positive and negative results. Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of the best players in the NBA right now, is already making a case as the best overall player selected by Milwaukee in the NBA draft.

All-Stars such as Sidney Moncrief and Marques Johnson aren't on the same level as Antetokounmpo, but they are far from joining the list of all-time NBA draft busts, like 2008 first-round Bucks pick Joe Alexander might.

But which of these players stands out above the rest as the top first-round pick in Bucks history? The stats below only reflect the players’ time spent with Milwaukee, and that’s what you should base your vote on. Did this player help contribute to the Bucks?

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo1

    Draft selection: 15 (2013)

    Stats
    465 games played, 18.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 bpg, 1.2 spg

    Achievements
    3× NBA All-Star (2017–2019)
    2× All-NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2017)
    NBA Most Improved Player (2017)
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

  • Sidney Moncrief2

    Draft selection: 5 (1979)

    Stats
    695 games played, 16.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.3 spg

    Achievements
    5× NBA All-Star (1982–1986)
    All-NBA First Team (1983)
    4× All-NBA Second Team (1982, 1984–1986)
    2× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1983, 1984)
    4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1983–1986)
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982)

  • Glenn Robinson3

    Draft selection: 1 (1994)

    Stats
    568 games played, 21.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.2 spg

    Achievements
    2× NBA All-Star (2000, 2001)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1995)

  • Paul Pressey4

    Draft selection: 20 (1982)

    Stats
    580 games played, 11.9 ppg, 5.6 apg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 spg

    Achievements
    2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1985, 1986)
    NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987)

  • Marques Johnson5

    Draft selection: 3 (1977)

    Stats
    524 games played, 21.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.3 spg

    Achievements
    4× NBA All-Star (1979–1981, 1983)
    All-NBA First Team (1979)
    2× All-NBA Second Team (1980, 1981)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1978)

  • Vin Baker6
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    Vin Baker

    Draft selection: 8 (1993)

    Stats
    324 games played, 18.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.3 bpg

    Achievements
    3× NBA All-Star (1995–1997)
    All-NBA Third Team (1997)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1994)

  • Scott Skiles7
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    Scott Skiles

    Draft selection: 22 (1986)

    Stats
    62 games played, 13.0 ppg, 7.3 apg, 2.6 rpg

  • Brandon Jennings8

    Draft selection: 10 (2009)

    Stats
    305 games played, 16.5 ppg, 5.6 apg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 spg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (2010)

  • Lee Mayberry9

    Draft selection: 23 (1992)

    Stats
    328 games played, 5.3 ppg, 3.3 apg

  • Todd Day10

    Draft selection: 8 (1992)

    Stats
    237 games played, 14.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

  • Larry Sanders11

    Draft selection: 15 (2010)

    Stats
    233 games played, 6.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.8 bpg

  • Jabari Parker12

    Draft selection: 2 (2014)

    Stats
    183 games played, 15.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg

  • Andrew Bogut13

    Draft selection: 1 (2005)

    Stats
    408 games played, 12.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.6 bpg

    Achievements
    All-NBA Third Team (2010)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (2006)

  • T. J. Ford14

    Draft selection: 8 (2003)

    Stats
    127 games played, 10.0 ppg, 6.5 apg

    Achievements
    NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2004)

  • John Henson15

    Draft selection: 14 (2012)

    Stats
    405 games played, 7.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.5 bpg

  • Dirk Nowitzki16

    Draft selection: 9 (1998)

    Stats
    Never played for Bucks

  • Randy Breuer17

    Draft selection: 18 (1983)

    Stats
    452 games played, 7.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg

  • Kent Benson18

    Draft selection: 1 (1977)

    Stats
    207 games played, 9.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.1 apg

  • Alton Lister19

    Draft selection: 21 (1981)

    Stats
    471 games played, 7.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.7 bpg

  • Danny Fortson20

    Draft selection: 10 (1997)

    Stats
    Never played for Bucks

  • Eric Mobley21
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    Eric Mobley

    Draft selection: 18 (1994)

    Stats
    51 games played, 3.6 ppg

  • Ernie Grunfeld22

    Draft selection: 11 (1977)

    Stats
    298 games played, 5.6 ppg

  • Gary Trent23

    Draft selection: 11 (1995)

    Stats
    Never played for Bucks

  • George L. Johnson24

    Draft selection: 12 (1978)

    Stats
    67 games played, 6.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg

  • Jason Collier25

    Draft selection: 15 (2000)

    Stats
    Never played for Bucks