NBA Draft picks since the coin flip system was introduced in 1966. An "R" after the player's name denotes that he was also chosen as the recipient of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

No. 1 NBA Draft Choices

*only foreigner (non-American) to be selected first in the draft in NBA history
** first high-schooler to be chosen with the top draft pick in NBA history (from Glynn Academy HS)