Pro sports draftees from Long Island

A look at every Long Island high school player that has been drafted by an MLB, NFL, AFL, NBA, ABA, NHL or WNBA team.

Use the database below to see specific info on each player such as the college they attended, their draft round, how long they played in their sport's highest level and more.

Note: This database is about players who were drafted, so it will not include those who signed as undrafted free agents and made the big leagues. If we're missing someone, please email sports@newsday.com
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Name League Position High school Class College Drafted Round Pick Team Yrs Notes
Frank Brickowski NBA Center/Forward Locust Valley 1977 Penn State 1981 3 57 New York Knicks 12
Reggie Carter NBA Shooting guard Long Island Lutheran 1975 St. John's 1979 2 27 New York Knicks 2
Bill Chamberlain NBA Small forward Long Island Lutheran 1968 North Carolina 1972 3 43 Golden State Warriors 2
Joe DePre NBA Shooting guard Westbury 1966 St. John's 1970 2 29 Phoenix Suns 3
Connie Dierking NBA Center Valley Stream Central 1954 Cincinnati 1958 1 5 Syracuse Nationals 10
Billy Donovan NBA Point guard St. Agnes 1983 Providence 1987 3 68 Utah Jazz 1
Dennis DuVal NBA Point guard Westbury 1970 Syracuse 1974 2 30 Washington Bullets 2
Julius Erving NBA Small forward Roosevelt 1968 UMass Amherst 1972 1 12 Milwaukee Bucks 16
Danny Green NBA Shooting guard St. Mary's 2005 North Carolina 2009 2 46 Cleveland Cavaliers Active
Tom Gugliotta NBA Forward Whitman 1988 North Carolina State 1992 1 6 Washington Bullets 13
Jeff Halliburton NBA Shooting guard Malverne 1967 Drake 1971 3 39 Atlanta Hawks 2
Phil Hankinson NBA Small forward Great Neck 1969 Pennsylvania 1973 2 35 Boston Celtics 2
Tobias Harris NBA Forward Half Hollow Hills West 2010 Tennessee 2011 1 19 Charlotte Bobcats Active
Jim Hayes NBA Shooting guard St. Agnes 1966 Boston University 1970 3 47 Detroit Pistons 1
Art Heyman NBA Guard/forward Oceanside 1958 Duke 1963 1 1 New York Knicks 6
Marc Iavaroni NBA Power forward Plainview JFK 1974 Virginia 1978 3 55 New York Knicks 7
Shelton Jones NBA Small forward Amityville 1984 St. John's 1988 2 27 San Antonio Spurs 1
Tim Kempton NBA Power forward St. Dominic 1982 Notre Dame 1986 6 124 Los Angeles Clippers 8
Jim Kissane NBA Forward Chaminade 1964 Boston College 1968 5 55 Cincinnati Royals 1
Toby Knight NBA Small forward Port Jefferson 1973 Notre Dame 1977 2 32 New York Knicks 4
Mitch Kupchak NBA Center/Forward Brentwood 1972 North Carolina 1976 1 13 Washington Bullets 9
Brian Mahoney NBA Shooting guard St. Agnes 1967 Manhattan 1971 5 69 Cleveland Cavaliers 1
Joe Mullaney NBA Point guard Chaminade 1943 Holy Cross 1949 3 28 Boston Celtics 1 League known as BAA then
A.J. Price NBA Amityville Guard 2004 Connecticut 2009 2 52 Indiana Pacers Active
Tom Riker NBA Center St. Dominic 1968 South Carolina 1972 1 8 New York Knicks 3
James Rowinski NBA Center/Forward Syosset 1979 Purdue 1984 4 86 Utah Jazz 2
Derrick Rowland NBA Shooting guard Brentwood 1977 Potsdam 1981 10 211 Denver Nuggets 1
Jeff Ruland NBA Center/Forward Sachem 1977 Iona 1980 2 25 Golden State Warriors 8
Al Skinner NBA Shooting guard Malverne 1970 UMass Amherst 1974 9 160 Boston Celtics 6
Randy Smith NBA Guard/forward Bellport 1967 Buffalo 1971 7 104 Buffalo Braves 10
Wally Szczerbiak NBA Small forward Cold Spring Harbor 1995 Miami (Ohio) 1999 1 6 Minnesota Timberwolves 10
Ernie Vandeweghe NBA Guard/forward Oceanside 1945 Colgate 1949 3 32 New York Knicks 6 League known as BAA then
Foots Walker NBA Point guard Southampton 1970 West Georgia 1974 3 38 Cleveland Cavaliers 10
Bill Wennington NBA Center Long Island Lutheran 1981 St. John's 1985 1 16 Dallas Mavericks 13
Howard Wood NBA Small forward East Hampton 1978 Tennessee 1981 2 27 Utah Jazz 1
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