The 1987 draft wasn’t very deep but there were Hall of Famers and All-Stars available if your gm drafted wisely. The ’87 draft was 161 picks over seven rounds with the first round consisting of 23 picks. Of the 161 players selected 55 of them played in the NBA according to basketball-reference.com. Of the 55 players to play in the NBA, Sarunas Marciulionis (sixth round, 127th overall) was the player taken with the lowest pick in the draft to play in the league.
23.Brad Lohaus: Lohaus was originally taken with the 22nd pick in the second round (45th overall) by the Boston Celtics. Lohaus was a serviceable big man who played 11 seasons in the NBA with the Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors. His most productive season came in 1989-90 when Lohaus split time between the Bucks and the Timberwolves. That season, Lohaus averaged 9.2 points, five rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 80 games (41 starts).
For his career, Lohaus averaged 5.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 656 games (116 starts).
22. Donald Royal: Royal was originally taken with the sixth pick in the third round (52nd overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers . Royal played eight seasons in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors and the Charlotte Hornets. His best season came with the Magic in 1994-95 when Royal averaged 9.1 points, four rebounds and 2.8 assists in 70 games (68 starts).
For his career, Royal averaged 6.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and one assist in 504 NBA games (88 starts).
21. Vincent Askew: Askew was originally taken with the 16th pick in the second round (39th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers. Askew lasted nine seasons in the NBA playing for the 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, New Jersey Nets, Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets and the Portland Trail Blazers. His most productive season came with Seattle in 1994-95 when Askew averaged 9.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 71 games.
For his career, Askew averaged 7.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 467 games (27 starts).