Posts Tagged ‘Vern Fleming’

No. 8 – From Draft to ’84 Olympics

The84Draft

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.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Eight days after the 1984 Draft, first-rounders Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming were named to the U.S. Olympic team. That team would go on to beat Spain in the gold medal game in Los Angeles.

We’re just eight hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 52 — Fleming quite the winner

The84Draft

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.

Vern Fleming

With Vern Fleming in tow, the Pacers won often.

Name: Vern Fleming

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-5, 185 pounds

Birthday: Feb. 4, 1962

College: Georgia

Drafted in 1984: 18th overall by Indiana Pacers

Draft fact: Vern Fleming, the 18th pick in the 1984 Draft, played 12 seasons in the NBA – 11 of those with the Pacers. He is credited with 52.0 win shares, an advanced metric used to calculate individual contributions to victories.

We’re just 52 hours away from “The84Draft” on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.

No. 65 — Fleming makes early impact

The84Draft

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.

Vern Fleming

Vern Fleming was a regular starter in his first season.

Name: Vern Fleming

Position: Guard

Vitals: 6-foot-5, 185 pounds

Birthday: Feb. 4, 1962

College: Georgia

Drafted in 1984: 18th overall by Indiana Pacers

Draft fact: Vern Fleming, the 18th pick in the 1984 Draft, started 65 games for the Pacers as a rookie. Fleming played 11 of his 12 seasons in Indiana and is third all-time in team history in games played (816) and minutes played (22,974).

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No. 72 — Six standouts from ’84 Olympic field

The84Draft

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.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was a member of the 1984 Olympic team.

Names: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Alvin Robertson, Leon Wood, Jeff Turner and Vern Fleming

Colleges: North Carolina (Jordan and Perkins), Arkansas (Robertson), Cal State Fullerton (Wood), Vanderbilt (Turner), Georgia (Fleming)

Drafted in 1984: 3rd overall by Chicago Bulls (Jordan), 4th overall by Dallas Mavericks (Perkins), 7th overall by San Antonio Spurs (Robertson), 10th overall by Philadelphia 76ers (Wood), 17th overall by New Jersey Nets (Turner), 18th overall by Indiana Pacers (Fleming)

Draft fact: Of the 72 players invited to participate in the 1984 Olympic trials, six of them would become both first-round picks in the 1984 Draft and 1984 Olympic team members.

We’re just 72 hours away from The84Draft on NBA TV! Tune in for the captivating story on one of the NBA’s most talent-filled and unique classes ever.