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Heads Of the '85 Draft Class
Rebecca Sun
August 02, 2010
What appears to be a sea of slack-jawed twentysomethings is in fact a sizable sampling of the 78 players who were selected in the first rounds of the NBA, MLB and NFL drafts 25 years ago. Their ranks include a Fridge and an X-Man, Dream Teamers and bush leaguers, a record-setting home run hitter and the greatest receiver of all time. The following pages offer a closer look (and a little after-the-draft math) at the careers—sporting (753 combined seasons at the top level) and beyond—of these first-rounders.
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August 02, 2010

Heads Of The '85 Draft Class

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What appears to be a sea of slack-jawed twentysomethings is in fact a sizable sampling of the 78 players who were selected in the first rounds of the NBA, MLB and NFL drafts 25 years ago. Their ranks include a Fridge and an X-Man, Dream Teamers and bush leaguers, a record-setting home run hitter and the greatest receiver of all time. The following pages offer a closer look (and a little after-the-draft math) at the careers—sporting (753 combined seasons at the top level) and beyond—of these first-rounders.

NBA: Class of '85

1. Patrick Ewing, C/F, New York Knicks

2. Wayman Tisdale, F/C, Indiana Pacers

3. Benoit Benjamin, C, Los Angeles Clippers

4. Xavier McDaniel, F, Seattle SuperSonics

5. Jon Koncak, C/F, Atlanta Hawks

6. Joe Kleine, C, Sacramento Kings

7. Chris Mullin, F/G Golden State Warriors

8. Detlef Schrempf, C/F, Dallas Mavericks

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