1948 NBA Draft Recap

The 1948 NBA Draft took place in Chicago on May 10, 1948

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Andy Tonkovich PRO G 6-1 185 25 1 Marshall Sr United States
2 George Kok INJ C 6-10 - N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States
3 George Hauptfuhrer BOS GF 6-3 - 21 0 Harvard Sr United States
4 Dolph Schayes NYK FC 6-7 195 19 15 NYU Sr United States
5 Ed Mikan CHI FC 6-8 229 22 6 DePaul Sr United States
6 Walt Budko BAL GF 6-5 220 22 4 Columbia Sr United States
8 Ward Williams FWP GF 6-4 195 24 1 Indiana Sr United States
9 Chuck Hanger MIN - - N/A 0 California Sr United States
10 Bobby Wanzer ROR G 6-0 170 26 9 Seton Hall Sr United States
11 Don Ray PHI PHI to TCB GF 6-5 190 26 1 Western Kentucky Sr United States
12 Jack Nichols WAS F 6-7 222 22 9 Washington Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
13 Brady Walker PRO GF 6-6 205 27 4 Brigham Young Sr United States
14 Ray Lumpp INJ G 6-1 178 24 5 NYU Sr United States
15 Johnny Bach BOS G 6-2 180 23 1 Fordham Sr United States
16 Harry Gallatin NYK FC 6-6 210 21 10 Truman State Fr United States
17 Hook Dillon CHI G 6-3 180 24 1 North Carolina Sr United States
18 Joe Holland BAL BAL to IND GF 6-4 185 22 3 Kentucky Sr United States
19 Jack Burmaster STB STB to SRS GF 6-3 190 21 1 Illinois Sr United States
20 Bobby Cook FWP FWP to SRS G 6-0 155 25 1 Wisconsin Sr United States
21 Johnny Orr MIN - - 20 1 Beloit Sr United States
22 Bill Gabor ROR SG 5-11 170 25 6 Syracuse Sr United States
23 Roy Pugh PHI GF 6-6 210 25 1 Southern Methodist Sr United States
24 Jack Parkinson WAS G 6-0 174 24 1 Kentucky Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
25 Jack Coleman PRO PF 6-7 195 23 9 Louisville Jr United States
26 Dick Wehr INJ G 6-4 180 22 1   United States
27 Marshall Hawkins BOS BOS to IND GF 6-3 205 23 1 Tennessee Sr United States
28 Mel McGaha NYK G 6-1 190 21 1 Arkansas Sr United States
29 Whitey Kachan CHI G 6-2 175 22 1 DePaul Sr United States
30 Darrell Brown BAL G 6-2 175 25 1 Humboldt State Sr United States
31 Easy Parham STB G 6-3 200 26 3 Texas Wesleyan Sr United States
32 Kenny Rollins FWP FWP to CHI G 6-0 168 24 3 Kentucky Sr United States
33 Arnie Ferrin MIN G 6-2 180 22 3 Utah Sr United States
34 Johnny Macknowski ROR G 6-0 180 25 2 Seton Hall Sr United States
35 William Brown PHI - - N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
36 Fred Bartell WAS - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
37 Al Bennett PRO GF 6-2 165 24 0 Oklahoma State Sr United States
38 Alex Hannum INJ FC 6-7 210 24 8 USC Sr United States
39 Tom Kelly BOS G 6-0 170 24 1 NYU Jr United States
40 Ed Peterson NYK NYK to SYR FC 6-9 220 23 2 Cornell Jr United States
41 Odie Spears CHI GF 6-5 205 22 8 Western Kentucky Sr United States
42 Jake Carter BAL G 6-4 195 23 1   United States
43 D.C. Wilcutt STB G 6-2 165 25 2 Saint Louis Sr United States
44 Link Richmond FWP - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
45 Earl Gardner MIN G 6-3 195 24 1 DePauw Sr United States
46 Leo Kubiak ROR ROR to WAT G 5-11 160 20 1 Bowling Green Sr United States
47 Hugh Compton PHI - - N/A 0 Louisville Sr United States
48 Ed Hughes WAS - - N/A 0 San Jose State Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
49 Ed Faber PRO - - N/A 0 Trinity University Sr United States
50 Reede Berg INJ - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
51 Murray Mitchell BOS GF 6-6 195 25 1 Sam Houston State Sr United States
52 Dick Shrider NYK G 6-2 190 25 1 Grant Tech So United States
53 Mickey Marty CHI - - N/A 0 Loras Sr United States
54 Dan Kraus BAL G 6-0 195 25 1 Georgetown Sr United States
55 Gordon Flick STB - - N/A 0 Drake Sr United States
56 Murray Wier FWP FWP to TCB G 5-9 155 21 1 Iowa Jr United States
57 Dee Gibson MIN MIN to TCB G 5-11 175 24 1 Western Kentucky Sr United States
58 Alex Athas ROR - - N/A 0 Tulane Sr Greece
59 Joe Nelson PHI - - N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
60 Leo Katkaveck WAS G 6-0 185 25 2 NC State Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
61 Verl Heap PRO - - 23 0   United States
62 Andy Kostecka INJ GF 6-3 203 27 1 Georgetown Sr United States
63 Norman Carey BOS - - N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
64 Gene Berce NYK G 5-11 175 21 1 Marquette Jr United States
65 Ed Mills CHI - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
66 Herb Krautblatt BAL G 6-1 190 21 1 Rider Sr United States
67 John Hoppin STB - - N/A 0 Dickinson College Sr United States
68 Ken Jastrow MIN - - N/A 0 Denver Sr United States
69 Ed Keim ROR - - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States
70 Clint Pace PHI - - N/A 0 Pepperdine Sr United States
71 Thorton Jenkins WAS - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
72 Otto Schnellbacher PRO GF 6-4 190 25 1 Kansas Sr United States
73 Jack Coleman INJ - - N/A 0 LSU Sr United States
74 Bob Curran BOS - - 26 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
75 Tex Ritter NYK G 6-2 185 24 3 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
76 Don Reagan CHI - - N/A 0 Murray State Sr United States
77 Jim Black BAL - - N/A 0 Occidental Sr United States
78 Dan London STB - - N/A 0 Washington State Sr United States
79 Cliff Crandall MIN - - N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
80 Lionel Melamed ROR - - N/A 0 City College of New York Sr United States
81 Tom Short PHI - - N/A 0 Kansas Wesleyan Sr United States
82 C.T. Parker WAS - - N/A 0 Louisiana Tech Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
83 Norman Kohler INJ - - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
84 Neil Dooley BOS - - N/A 0 Colgate Sr United States
85 Leland Byrd NYK - - N/A 0 West Virginia Sr United States
86 Joe Shafer CHI - - N/A 0 Wheaton College (MA) Sr United States
87 Robert Carroll BAL - - N/A 0 West Virginia Sr United States
88 D. Miller STB - - N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
89 Bob Lowther MIN GF 6-5 185 24 0 LSU Sr United States
90 Hank O'Keefe ROR - - N/A 0 Canisius Sr United States
91 Joe Wahl PHI - - N/A 0 Akron Sr United States
92 Don Walker WAS - - N/A 0 Sam Houston State Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
93 Bob Paxton INJ - - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
94 Jack Hauser BOS - - N/A 0 Denver Sr United States
95 Keith Grimes NYK - - N/A 0 East Central Sr United States
96 Fred Weber CHI - - N/A 0 Siena Sr United States
97 Marvin English BAL - - N/A 0 Newberry Sr United States
98 Junior Skogland MIN - - N/A 0 Gustavus Adolphus Sr United States
99 Warren Stickel ROR - - N/A 0 Syracuse Sr United States
100 Andy Wolfe PHI G 6-1 180 N/A 0 California Sr United States
101 Al Williams WAS - - N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
102 Jack Phoenix INJ - - N/A 0 Idaho Sr United States
103 Guinn Phillips BOS - - N/A 0 Texas Wesleyan Sr United States
104 John Stanisch NYK G 5-10 170 23 0 UCLA Sr United States
105 Gene Fellmoth BAL - - N/A 0 Wittenberg Sr United States
106 Quentin Stinson MIN - - N/A 0 Southern Illinois Jr United States
107 Paul Yesavi ROR - - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
108 Ray Wehde BOS - - N/A 0 Iowa State Sr United States
109 J.W. Fullerton BAL - - N/A 0 Arkansas State Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
110 Marshall Gemberling BAL - - N/A 0 Lebanon Valley Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
111 Vince Hansen BAL C 6-10 210 24 0 Washington State Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
112 Wayne Jones BAL - - N/A 0 American International Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
113 Paul Marcincin BAL G 6-3 - N/A 0   United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 18 13   Jr United States
Neil Johnston C 6-8 210 19 8 Ohio State So United States
Bob Brannum FC 6-5 215 22 5 Michigan State Jr United States
Dillard Crocker GF 6-4 205 23 4 Western Michigan Sr United States
Charlie Black FC 6-5 200 26 3 Kansas Sr United States
Bruce Hale GF 6-1 170 29 3   United States
Gene James G 6-4 180 23 3 Marshall Sr United States
Jake Bornheimer F 6-5 200 20 2 Muhlenberg College Sr United States
Bob Brown GF 6-4 205 24 2 Miami (OH) Sr United States
Jim Browne C 6-10 235 18 2   United States
Fran Curran G 6-0 175 22 2 Notre Dame Sr United States
Ray Ellefson FC 6-8 230 20 2   United States
Richie Niemiera G 6-1 165 26 2   United States
Dermie O'Connell G 6-0 175 20 2   United States
Les Pugh FC 6-7 190 24 2   United States
Robert Bishop G 6-3 195 25 1 Washington State Sr United States
Joe Colone GF 6-5 210 24 1 Bloomsburg Sr United States
Jack Dwan GF 6-4 200 27 1 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
Jack Eskridge FC 6-5 200 24 1 Kansas Sr United States
Phil Farbman G 6-1 185 24 1 City College of New York Sr United States
Donnie Forman G 5-10 175 22 1 NYU Sr United States
John Hazen G 6-2 172 21 1 Indiana State So United States
Doug Holcomb F 6-4 200 23 1 Wisconsin Sr United States
Lionel Malamed G 5-9 150 23 1 Sr United States
Bill Miller GF 6-3 190 23 1 North Carolina Sr United States
Fred Paine F 6-5 210 22 1 Westminster (PA) Sr United States
Howie Rader G 6-1 190 27 1   United States
Jim Springer F 6-9 235 21 1   United States
Jim Spruill G 6-2 225 25 1   United States
Ralph Johnson G 5-11 170 26 4 Huntington (IN) Sr United States
Dave Minor G 6-2 185 26 2 UCLA Sr United States

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