NBA Hardship Draft

* On September 10, 1971, the NBA hosted a supplemental hardship draft for college underclassmen who wish to join the league. The team that made a selection must withdraw their equivalent selection in the 1972 Draft. The teams were allowed to not exercise their rights on this hardship draft and thus retained their full selection in the 1972 Draft.

Round Pick Player Pos Height Weight Age Pre-Draft Team Class Draft Team
11Nate Williams GF 6-5 215 20 Utah State Jr Cincinnati Royals
12Tom Payne C 7-2 240 20 Kentucky Fr Atlanta Hawks
13Cyril Baptiste FC 6-9 230 21 Creighton Jr Golden State Warriors
14Phil Chenier PG 6-3 180 20 California Jr Washington Wizards
15Joe Hammond GF 6-4 190 -   Los Angeles Lakers