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1982 College Basketball Season

August 16, 2013

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The Pre-Season #1 team for 1981-82 was Dean Smith and North Carolina.  Sam Perkins, Matt Doherty, Jimmy Black, and James Worhty are pictured from left to right.  One starter was missing though *photo courtesy of CNN Sports Illustrated

North Carolina was returning three starters from their 1981 2nd place team, superstars James Worthy and Sam Perkins and senior floor-leader Jimmy Black.  Sophomore Matt Doherty stepped into the lineup after coming off the bench as a freshman.  But who would be the 5th starter?  Dean Smith did not like to start freshmen (at least at the beginning of the year).  But for this year, there turned out to be a special freshman who, even though he didn’t appear in the Sports Illustrated cover above, ended up getting the call in the first game of the season against Kansas.  A man named Michael Jordan (or.. Mike Jordan for that game).

#2 UCLA lost its opening game to Brigham Young while #5 Georgetown lost its opening game at Alaska versus Louisiana-Lafayette.  For awhile, it looked like UNC might have a chance to go down in their opening game versus Kansas.

November 28, 1981 – (#1) North Carolina Tarheels 74, Kansas Jayhawks 67 @Charlotte

Kansas had lost several players from their 1981 Sweet 16 team, including Darnell Valentine to the NBA.  The only key players returning were guard Tony Guy and forward David Magley.  6’7″ center Kelly Knight missed the entire season with a knee injury but was back for this season.

But Kansas was unranked and wasn’t expected to challenge Carolina but grabbed an early 4-0 lead when Knight and Magley hit jumpers.  Jordan’s first college shot attempt was surprisingly a miss on a jumper from the wing.  But MJ did get the first two points for Carolina on the season with a baseline drive and floater.  Then Black found Worthy on a 3-on-2 breakaway for a layup.  Kansas packed back into a zone to try and cut off Worthy and Perkins, so much of this game was Carolina working the ball around for either open shots or finding ways to get the ball to Worthy and Perkins.

Kansas stayed with them with their starters playing with confidence while Carolina didn’t quite have its game yet.  This was highlighted by Worthy missing an easy layup on a Black lob that could have put Carolina up 15-12.  Kansas went on a 6-0 run after this miss.  Knight hit from the elbow, Guy hit a pull-up banker from the right side for his first two points, and then Guy’s backcourt partner Lance Hill hit from the elbow.

Then Carolina started getting the ball to Worthy and Perkins with lobs.  Each got a basket to cut it to one.  But Tony Guy started to get hot and hit back-to-back jumpers to put Kansas up 24-19.  The scoring went back-and-forth for the rest of the half as Guy, Magley, and Knight led the Jayhawks.  Guy had 12 points at the half.  Meanwhile, the Tarheels used their ball movement as Black got 4 assists.  Worthy meanwhile got 11 first half points while Perkins was right behind him with 10.  Carolina used an 8-1 run to finally take the lead at 37-34.  The last four points in that run came from Jordan.  Doherty found Worthy who found Michael for a layup and then Jordan hit a driving pull-up from the left wing.  Michael however committed his 3rd foul and Guy hit a free throw.  Then with 15 seconds left in the half, Hill found Magley in the corner for a jumper.  It was tied at 37 at the half.

Kansas did not sub in the first half and this turned out to be a factor when the Jayhawks started getting tired and Kelly Knight got into foul trouble.  But the half initially went well for Kansas as they got the first two field goals when Guy hit a banker from inside and Knight hit his 8th point with an pull-up from the elbow.  Kansas held its lead at 47-43 before Perkins got a hook on a Knight goaltending.  Then Worthy fed Doherty on the break for a layup and a foul.  The foul was Knight’s 4th and Ted Owens had to bring in his first sub.  Carolina took a 48-47 on the three-point play and then Knight’s replacement, Mark Summers, threw an inbounds pass right to Black who hit a pull-up at the other end.  After Summers threw another one away and committed a foul, Knight came back in.  He fouled out with 13:15 left.  Worthy meanwhile tipped in his own miss and hit a little jumper in the lane after Black found him on a cut.  North Carolina was up 55-47 as Kansas, mainly Guy, started forcing shots.  Guy did hit two field goals (sandwiched around a Jordan elbow jumper) and Hill hit a wing jumper and was fouled.  The score was 57-53 but Hill missed the free throw and Worthy converted both ends of a 1-and-1.

The Worthy highlight of this game though was a steal and coast-to-coast drive finished with a Dr. J-like scoop.  This put UNC up eight, but Magley single-handidly kept the Jayhawks in it and UNC called a timeout with 3:09 left after Magley back-to-back jumpers cut the lead to 67-63.  North Carolina had started to kill possessions a bit but had not quite gone 4-corners yet.  After the timeout, they killed some more time and Worthy drove from the top of the key and dunked the ball to all but finish the Jayhawks.

Kansas finished the season at 12-14, finished 7th in the Big 8 Conference (back when teams had the same number in their conference as the title said).  They lost in the Quarterfinals of the Conference Tournament and didn’t make the NCAA Tournament.  They didn’t make the tournament again until Larry Brown’s first season in 1984.  North Carolina didn’t lose a game until January 21 against Wake Forest.  Their only other loss of the season was at Virginia.

Kansas starters (points scored)

David Magley (24) – Small Forward

Jeff Dishman (9) – Power Forward

Kelly Knight (8) – Center

Tony Guy (18) – Point Guard

Lance Hill (8) – Shooting Guard

Kansas bench (points scored)

Mark Summers (0)

Brian Martin (0)

Tad Boyle (0)

Charles Peacock (0)

Kansas Coach: Ted Owens

North Carolina starters (points scored)

Matt Doherty (12) – Small Forward

James Worthy (23) – Power Forward

Sam Perkins (16) – Center

Jimmy Black (9) – Point Guard

Michael Jordan (12) – Shooting Guard

North Carolina bench (points scored)

Jimmy Braddock (2)

Chris Brust (0)

Jeb Barlow (0)

North Carolina Coach: Dean Smith

December 26, 1981 – (#8) Louisville Cardinals 68 @(#13) DePaul Blue Demons 75

This was a matchup of 6-1 teams on the day after Christmas.  Both teams had lost heartbreakers in the 1981 NCAA Tournament but Louisville still had 4 starters from their 1980 Championship team (although for this game Wiley Brown wasn’t starting).  But Brown, along with Rodney McCray, Derek Smith and Jerry Eaves were back along with sophomores Charles Jones and Lancaster Gordon and freshman Milt Wagner.  Rodney’s twin brother Scooter was out of this game with an injury.

DePaul had lost Mark Aguirre and Clyde Bradshaw (the last two players who played in the 1979 Final Four Game versus Indiana State) and fielded a young team led by junior All-America candidate Terry Cummings.  Other key upperclassmen were junior Bernard Randolph and senior Skip Dillard but most of the rest of the team featured sophomore Jerry McMillan and freshmen Kenny Patterson, Walter Downing and Tyrone Corbin.

The game got off to a dragged start for DePaul after Dillard opened the game with a wing jumper.  Louisville scored the next six points as McCray hit on a lob and Eaves hit two perimeter jumpers.  Ray Meyer was starting the freshman point guard Patterson for this game, and while he made some mistakes he looked pretty good in stretches.  This included making back-to-back field goals to tie the game at 6.  After Derek Smith hit a baseline jumper for Louisville, DePaul finally got Cummings involved as he nailed a jumper from the free throw line.  Then a Cummings reverse on a great second effort play put DePaul up 13-10.

Even with this, the Demons were relying a little too much on one-on-one play and this allowed Louisville to take an advantage.  Lancaster Gordon hit back-to-back field goals and then his floater inside after a spin put the Cardinals up 18-13, completing an 8-0 run.  After DePaul’s only senior to play in this game, Teddy Grubbs, hit a jumper, Gordon hit a pull-up after a steal and then Smith got a steal at halfcourt and a breakaway slam.  Then Smith’s layup after a fake gave Louisville its biggest lead at 24-15.  Dillard and Randolph made field goals for DePaul but Louisville kept its lead around eight.  Their highlight was a rebound slam by McCray over Randolph.  Cummings and Randolph each got 3 fouls but stayed in for DePaul and Cummings led them back.  His two turn-around jumpers in the post cut the lead to 33-29 with 1:30 left.  Louisville ran down the rest of the clock but Eaves missed at the buzzer.

Louisville wasn’t helped in this game by missed free throws (Charles Jones was 1-for-6 in the 1st half) and McCray started the 2nd half by missing two.  DePaul got some momentum as reserves Corbin and McMillan started the half along with Cummings, Dillard and Randolph.  McMillan got a driving shot in the lane and then Dillard found Corbin on the break to tie the game at 35.  That wasn’t Corbin’s best highlight though as he got a steal on the next possession, cupped the ball and windmilled a slam as the crowd went crazy.  Gordon’s back-to-back field goals answered another Cummings turn-around in the post to tie the game at 39.  But then Cummings kicked out to Dillard for a jumper, McMillan got a layup on a Dillard lead pass, Randolph hit two wing jumpers that sandwiched a McCray field goal, and Cummings capped the 10-2 run with a turn-around runner in the lane.  After Smith hit two free throws, Corbin lobbed to Cummings inside who made the layup before coming down.

The Demons took a 54-45 lead when Downing got a huge block that triggered a fast break in which Patterson found Dillard for a layup.  Cummings committed his 4th foul on a possession later but stayed in the game and continued to feast on Louisville.  He hit a turn-around step-back jumper from the post and Downing lobbed to him twice for layups before he came down.  Terry had a career-high 33 points ad DePaul took their biggest at 69-58 when Dillard hit a jumper on a Patterson kickout.  But then with under two minutes left, Louisville’s press got some steals and cut into the lead.  Brown’s steal and Smith’s layup cut the lead to 71-64.  After Downing missed the front end of a 1-and-1, Randolph fouled out going for the rebound.  But the team with the most free throw trouble, Louisville, missed another 1-and-1 but Smith got another breakaway after an Eaves steal and it was 71-66 with 58 seconds left.

Finally the ball went to Cummings who made both ends of the 1-and-1.  Then Corbin fouled out and Brown made both ends of his 1-and-1.  Even with that Louisville finished 12-of-26 from the line.  Cummings finished the game with a breakaway slam for 37 points.

DePaul would not lose a game for the rest of the regular season and were a #1 seed in the Midwest Regional.  This was the 3rd straight year they were a 1-seed.  But for the third straight year, they would lose their first game of the NCAA Tournament, this time to 8-seeded Boston College 82-75.  Louisville would lose to Memphis for the Metro Regular Season Championship and Tournament Championship.  But they did make the Final Four as a 3-seed in the Mideast.  They’d lose to Georgetown, 50-46, in the National Semifinals.

Louisville starters (points scored)

Derek Smith (20) – Small Forward

Rodney McCray (10) – Power Forward

Charles Jones (1) – Center

Jerry Eaves (10) – Point Guard

Lancaster Gordon (18) – Shooting Guard

Louisville bench (points scored)

Poncho Wright (1)

Greg Deuser (0)

Wiley Brown (6)

Milt Wagner (2)

Manuel Forrest (0)

Louisville Coach: Denny Crum

DePaul starters (points scored)

Bernard Randolph (6) – Small Forward

Terry Cummings (37) – Power Forward

Walter Downing (0) – Center

Kenny Patterson (6) – Point Guard

Skip Dillard (15) – Shooting Guard

DePaul bench (points scored)

Tyrone Corbin (5)

Teddy Grubbs (2)

Raymond McCoy (0)

Jerry McMillan (4)

DePaul Coach: Ray Meyer

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Terry Cummings was an All-American at DePaul in 1982 *photo courtesy of Mears Online Auction

February 14, 1982 – Georgia 57, (#2) North Carolina 66 @Greensboro NC

North Carolina had won 3 in a row since suffering their 2nd loss of the season to Virginia and losing their #1 ranking to the Cavaliers.  Georgia was starting to build something under former Florida State coach Hugh Durham and All-American junior Dominique Wilkins.  They had struggled to start the SEC season but had won 4 in a row coming into this game and were 13-8 on the season.

The Tarheels, though, got off to a start that rarely could have been matched at any level.  Worthy hit the first shot from the baseline and then Jordan scored on a strong baseline drive.  Worthy then got a steal and flying slam (taking off a step behind the 10-foot hash mark on the free throw line).  Even though Dominique put the Bulldogs on the board with a free throw, the Carolina run continued as Perkins fed Matt Doherty for a short baseline jumper.  Georgia got their first field goal when Eric Marbury hit a pull-up from the baseline (yes, Eric Marbury is the older brother of Stephon Marbury.. Eric was a senior at Georgia this season, Stephon would celebrate his 5th birthday 6 days after this game).

Jordan then found Doherty at the free throw line.  Doherty touch passed to Perkins for a slam and Carolina was 5-for-5 and had a 10-3 lead.  Jimmy Black then got into the act as he hit a wing jumper and then found Worthy on the break for a layup.  After two free throws by Marbury, Carolina broke the press and found freshman reserve (and Michael Jordan’s roommate) Buzz Peterson for a layup.  After future Indiana Pacer Vern Fleming hit a layup for Georgia, Doherty responded with an up-and-under layup.  Then Tarheel reserve Jimmy Braddock hit a pull-up from the wing.  Carolina had a 20-7 lead and had hit their first 10 shots from the field.  After Wilkins’ two free throws, Black missed a baseline jumper for Carolina’s first miss.  Georgia responded as Fleming found Terry Fair for a slam and then James Banks hit a wing jumper.  Then Fleming got a steal and fed Marbury for a layup and then hit Dominique for a pull-up from the wing.  The score was suddenly 20-17 UNC.  But Carolina was able to restore order for a minute as Doherty fed Perkins for a layup and then Black found Jordan for a corner jumper.

Black again found Doherty in transition for a layup and UNC led 27-19 but Georgia then got on a roll.  Wilkins tipped in a miss.  Fleming picked up a loose ball and laid one in.  Marbury scored in the lane after the Bulldogs broke the press.  Banks hit an elbow jumper and the game was tied at 27 with 5:10 left.  Then Wilkins hit from the top of the key and Georgia had the lead.  Wilkins then a few minutes later made a great block on a Sam Perkins shot but Georgia could only manage a three-point lead.  Black hit a wing jumper and Worthy drove baseline for a layup and the Tarheels led 33-32 late in the half.  Georgia had a few chances to regain the lead but Fleming missed a layup and Gerald Crosby missed the front end of a 1-and-1.  The score held at halftime as a result.

The 2nd half started with Perkins getting a three-point play on an offensive rebound and then Jordan got a steal and a typical MJ flying slam.  Worthy scored on a put-back and then Doherty got a slam off a steal.  Doherty then hit a wing jumper and Carolina led 44-35.  Then Wilkins and Marbury hit back-to-back field goals.  Carolina eventually regained a six-point lead when Wilkins got high in the air and goaltended a Worthy shot.  Even though it was obviously goaltending, Wilkins’ head was near the rim.  But then Marbury found Fair for a three-point play and the score was 48-45 Tarheels.  Georgia cut it to one on Fleming’s driving layup.

Jordan then committed his 4th foul a minute later.  He stayed in the game and Carolina went to their delay (not exactly the four-corners but a delay game nonetheless).  After about a minute, Jordan hit on a driving layup while he was fouled.  The three-point play put Carolina up 53-47.  Wilkins responded with a one-handed rebound-slam.  Carolina held its lead at 58-53 when Worthy got a steal and scored on an up-and-under with 1:17 left.  Carolina was able to finish it from there and would not lose for the rest of the season.  Although the last game of the season, coming up next, was probably their biggest challenge and greatest victory.

Georgia would have probably their greatest victory in program history against UNC the next season.  They beat the Tarheels 82-77 in the Regional Finals to make their only Final Four.  The kicker was that Wilkins was not on the team anymore.  He declared early for the 1982 draft and was the 3rd pick.

Georgia starters (points scored)

James Banks (5) – Small Forward

Dominique Wilkins (19) – Power Forward

Terry Fair (6) – Center

Vern Fleming (8) – Point Guard

Eric Marbury (13) – Shooting Guard

Georgia bench (points scored)

Gerald Crosby (4)

Lamar Heard (0)

Wilmore Fowler (2)

Georgia Coach: Hugh Durham

North Carolina starters (points scored)

Matt Doherty (10) – Small Forward

James Worthy (19) – Power Forward

Sam Perkins (15) – Center

Jimmy Black (4) – Point Guard

Michael Jordan (12) – Shooting Guard

North Carolina bench (points scored)

Buzz Peterson (2)

Jimmy Braddock (4)

Chris Brust (0)

Jeb Barlow (0)

Warren Martin (0)

North Carolina Coach: Dean Smith

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Dominique Wilkins at Georgia *photo courtesy of cgritt blog

March 29, 1982 – National Championship Game: (#1) Georgetown Hoyas 62, (#1) North Carolina Tarheels 63

What a game.  And what an imprint this would put on the future.  Not only are five future NBA stars playing in this game (including 3 Hall-of-Famers.. along with the greatest player ever), but this set the precedent for Championship Games in the 1980’s.  Almost all of them came down to the wire and 6 of the next 7 were decided by four points or less.

Georgetown had a veteran team along with freshman sensation Patrick Ewing.  Three of their other four starters were seniors, including All-American guard Sleepy Floyd.  Georgetown was seeded #1 in the West Regional and bulldozed that region before beating Louisville, 50-46, in a tough intense struggle.  North Carolina, the #1 seed in the East Regional, had a scare in the 2nd round versus James Madison.  They won 52-50 and had a bit of an easier time in reaching the final game.

Patrick Ewing started off the action with a turn-around jumper over Sam Perkins in the post.  Ewing was also responsible for North Carolina’s first four field goals with goaltendings as North Carolina came out very tight.  Ewing and senior Eric Smith scored each four early points for Georgetown before Floyd got into the act with a pull-up from just inside the foul line to give Georgetown a 12-6 lead.  A Jordan lead pass to Matt Doherty for a breakaway layup cut the lead to 12-10 and was Carolina’s first field goal that actually went through the net.

Then Floyd and Worthy got it going and went back-and-forth.  Floyd hit a driving banker from the right side.  Jimmy Black found Worthy in the middle of the lane for a jumper.  Floyd hit a long jumper from the right wing.  Worthy hit a jumper from the left elbow.  Fred Brown handed off to Floyd for a long jumper from the left wing.  Worthy hit a jumper in the lane after a spin.  And then a Worthy field goal on Ewing’s 5th goaltend tied the game at 18.  After Smith hit a pull-up from the free throw line.  Then Worthy tip-dunked a Doherty miss with one hand.  The teams continued to go back-and-forth and Worthy hit a baseline jumper to put Carolina up 29-26 and give him 18 points.

Floyd came back with another wing jumper for his 10th point.  Ewing then hit two free throws.  Then Eric Smith got a steal and passed ahead to Floyd.  Sleepy found a running Ewing with an alley-oop and Georgetown led 32-29 with 30 seconds left in the half.  Ewing also had 10 points.  Perkins’ two free throws closed the first half scoring and the Hoyas led 32-31.

The teams started back-and-forth again as Ewing continued to dominate.  This domination was highlighted by Ewing getting three tip-in chances at the offensive end before finally grabbing it and laying it in.  Jordan scored 6 of the first 8 Carolina points and a Perkins jump hook over Ewing in the lane gave the Tarheels a 41-38 lead.  Floyd then hit a wing jumper.  Floyd then got a steal but missed a breakaway slam.  Luckily for Georgetown, Smith grabbed the carom but missed the jumper.  Ewing tipped it in for a 42-41 Hoyas lead.  After Worthy and Ewing exchanged field goals, Patrick hit a turn-around in the post while Perkins fouled him.  The three-point play gave Georgetown a 47-43 lead as Carolina was looking tired.  Perhaps the minutes the starters had put in all year were starting to wear on them.

This was punctuated on the next possession when Floyd stole a lazy pass.  But he missed the layup.  Black then pushed the ball back the other way and found Perkins for a short corner jumper.  Floyd came back with another elbow jumper and the Hoyas led 49-45.  They had another chance to go up by six but Buzz Peterson stole a pass and found Worthy on the break.  James tomahawked a slam over Floyd while Sleepy fouled him.  The three-point play cut the lead to one and gave the Tarheels some adrenaline.  The scoring swung back-and-forth again for another few minutes and Carolina took the lead at 54-53 when Jordan got a steal and found Worthy for another breakaway.  Brown found Ewing for a slam and Georgetown re-took the lead.  But when Carolina took the advantage back with about 7:00 left, they decided to take the air out of the ball.

While it may not have exactly been a four-corners, Carolina’s stall gave them some rest and made Georgetown chase for a few minutes.  And while some say it almost blew up in Dean Smith’s face and cost them the game, I think it helped them to a certain degree.  Who knows how much longer they could have gone back-and-forth with their 5 starters playing most of the minutes.  The stall forced a Georgetown mistake as Ewing committed his 4th foul and Black’s two free throws gave UNC a 59-56 lead.  After Brown hit two free throws on Worthy’s 3rd foul, Carolina got the ball back with just over 5:00 left and killed just under 2:00 before Jordan hit a driving layup with his left hand.  It was 61-58 UNC.

With 2:30 left, Ewing’s jumper from the foul line bounced in and Carolina led by one.  They killed another minute before Eric Smith reached in and fouled Doherty with 1:19 left.  It was Smith’s 4th foul.  Doherty had a 1-and-1 and badly missed the front end.  Ewing had the rebound and the Hoyas had a chance to lead.  They did as Floyd hit a leaner in the lane after a few fakes and Georgetown led 62-61 with under a minute left.  Georgetown slumped back into the zone and Carolina moved the ball around until timeout was called with 32 seconds left.

Georgetown came out of the timeout in the zone and Black, Jordan and Doherty moved the ball around the perimeter trying to find an angle to get the ball inside to Worthy or Perkins.  Finally Black found Jordan at the left wing with a cross-court pass.  Michael went up, released, closed his eyes (if you can believe it.. he admitted to closing his eyes after letting the shot go), and swished the jumper with 16 seconds left.  The Hoyas didn’t call time and Fred Brown took it into the front court.  He picked up his dribble at the top of the key and then faked a pass to Eric Smith.  The fake drew James Worthy out of position but it also drew Jordan (who was guarding Brown) toward Smith who now wasn’t open.  Brown faked another pass to Smith before throwing a no-look pass to Worthy who was almost behind Brown to his right.  Worthy stampeded down court before Smith fouled him with 2 seconds left.

It must have been a shocking sequence to watch live.  Not the Jordan shot as much as Fred Brown melting down and throwing the ball to a shocked Worthy.  Here the whole sequence:

Georgetown called its last timeout before Worthy’s free throws (a bad decision).  Worthy missed them both but instead of being able to call a timeout, Georgetown could only get the rebound, throw it to half court and watch a heave by Sleepy Floyd fall way short at the buzzer.

Dean Smith finally had his NCAA Championship as his team finished 32-2 (and in perhaps the most satisfying way possible.. trust me, its sweeter to win something when its that close to being taken from you.. and its more bitter to lose something when you’re that close).  Georgetown would be back in the Final Four in 1984 and 1985.  Meanwhile, North Carolina would not make it back until 1991.

Georgetown starters (points scored)

Eric Smith (14) – Small Forward

Mike Hancock (0) – Power Forward

Patrick Ewing (23) – Center

Fred Brown (4) – Point Guard

Sleepy Floyd (18) – Shooting Guard

Georgetown bench (points scored)

Ed Spriggs (1)

Anthony Jones (2)

Bill Martin (0)

Gene Smith (0)

Georgetown Coach: John Thompson

North Carolina starters (points scored)

Matt Doherty (4) – Small Forward

James Worthy (28) – Power Forward

Sam Perkins (10) – Center

Jimmy Black (4) – Point Guard

Michael Jordan (16) – Shooting Guard

North Carolina bench (points scored)

Buzz Peterson (0)

Jimmy Braddock (0)

Chris Brust (1)

North Carolina Coach: Dean Smith

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Michael Jordan’s game-winner along with Dean Smith finally getting to cut down a net after 21 years at Carolina with 6 previous Final Fours and 3 Championship Game appearances *photos courtesy of Idiots on Sports and Bleacher Report

Notables from the 1982 College Basketball Season who went to the NBA in the 1982 draft were James Worthy taken at #1 by the Los Angeles Lakers, Terry Cummings taken at #2 by the San Diego Clippers and Dominique Wilkins taken at #3 by the Utah Jazz (he would be traded to the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the 1983 season).  Sleepy Floyd was taken at #13 by the New Jersey Nets (he would be traded to Golden State mid-way through his first season for Michael Ray Richardson).  Derek Smith was taken in the 2nd round by Golden State.  Kansas’ David Magley was taken in the 2nd round by Cleveland while Tony Guy was taken by Boston with the last pick of the 2nd round but never played in the NBA.  Jerry Eaves was tekn in the 3rd round by Utah.

Past members of college basketball posts who were drafted in 1982 and had notable NBA careers were BYU’s Fred Roberts going in the 2nd round to Milwaukee and UCLA’s Mike Sanders going in the 4th round to Kansas City.  Landon Turner was a symbolic last pick of the draft in the 10th round by Boston.

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