The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.
Name: John Stockton
Vitals: 6-foot-1, 170 pounds
Birthday: March 26, 1962
Drafted in 1984: 16th overall by Utah Jazz
Draft fact: John Stockton, chosen 16th in the 1984 Draft, had only started occasionally in his first three seasons. But by his fourth season in 1987-88, he registered 79 starts, beginning his run as Utah’s starter for the next 16 seasons. During that ’87-88 campaign, Stockton averaged a league-best 13.8 apg (as well as 14.7 ppg) en route to his first All-Star selection.
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