Southern Arizona First Round Draft Picks: MLB, NBA, NFL & NPF

Molly Johnson-Belcher is the highest draft pick from Southern Arizona at No. 2. (Kentucky)

Southern Arizona MLB First Round Picks

June Regular Draft
No. 7: 1982: Sam Khalifa, Sahuaro (1982-89)
No. 9: 1965: Eddie Leon, Tucson (1967-74)
No. 15: 2003: Brian Anderson, Canyon del Oro (2001-12)

June Secondary Draft
No. 3: 1966: Eddie Leon, Tucson (1967-74)
No. 10: 1984: Ramon Rosthenhausler, Sunnyside (1984-85)
No. 16: 1976: Don Hanna, Rincon (1974-77)
No. 26: 1984: Ramon Rosthenhausler, Sunnyside (1984-85)

January Regular Draft
No. 16: 1984: Gil Heredia, Nogales (1987-2001)

January Secondary Draft
No. 11: 1984: Ramon Rosthenhausler, Sunnyside (1984-85)

Southern Arizona National Pro Fastpitch Picks

No. 2: 2010: Molly Johnson, Sabino
No. 4: 2014: Estela Piñon, Sunnyside
No. 14: 2008: TJ Eadus, Sahuaro

Southern Arizona First Round NBA Picks

No. 3: 1989: Sean Elliott, Cholla (1989-2001)
No. 11: 1982: Lafayette Lever, Pueblo (1982-94)

Southern Arizona First Round NFL Picks

No. 6: 1984: Mossy Cade, Santa Cruz (1985-86)
No. 10: 2002: Levi Jones, Santa Cruz (2002-09)
No. 22: 1976: Mike Dawson, Tucson High (1976-84)
No. 27: 1992: John Fina, Salpointe (1992-2002)



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