1949 NBA Draft Recap

The 1949 NBA Draft took place in New York on March 21, 1949

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Howie Shannon PRO G 6-2 175 25 2 Kansas State Sr United States
2 Alex Groza IND C 6-7 218 22 2 Kentucky Sr United States
3 Bob A. Harris FWP F 6-7 195 22 5 Oklahoma State Sr United States
4 Tony Lavelli BOS G 6-3 185 22 2 Yale Sr United States
5 Ed Macauley STB FC 6-8 185 20 10 Saint Louis Sr United States
6 Vern Gardner PHI GF 6-5 200 24 3 Utah Sr United States
7 Ron Livingstone BAL C 6-10 220 23 2 Wyoming Sr United States
8 Dick McGuire NYK G 6-0 180 23 11 St. John's Sr United States
9 Wah Wah Jones WAS WAS to IND GF 6-4 225 22 3 Kentucky Sr United States
10 Jack Kerris CHI CHI to TCB F 6-6 215 24 4 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
11 Vern Mikkelsen MIN F 6-7 230 20 10 Hamline Sr United States
12 Pep Saul ROR GF 6-2 185 25 6 Seton Hall Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
13 Carl Shaeffer PRO G 6-3 185 24 2 Alabama Sr United States
14 Leo Barnhorst IND SF 6-4 190 24 5 Notre Dame Sr United States
15 John Oldham FWP G 6-3 175 25 2 Western Kentucky Sr United States
16 George Kaftan BOS G 6-3 190 21 5 Holy Cross Sr United States
17 Johnny Orr STB - - 21 1 Beloit Sr United States
18 Jim Nolan PHI F 6-8 210 21 1 Georgia Tech Sr United States
19 Roger Wiley BAL - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
20 Harry Donovan NYK G 6-2 180 22 1 Muhlenberg College Sr United States
21 Red Owens WAS WAS to TCB GF 6-3 185 23 2 Baylor Sr United States
22 Ralph Beard CHI G 5-10 175 21 2 Kentucky Sr United States
23 Bob Harrison MIN G 6-1 190 21 9 Michigan Sr United States
24 Jack Coleman ROR PF 6-7 195 24 9 Louisville Jr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
25 Ed Leede PRO PRO to BOS G 6-3 185 21 2 Dartmouth Sr United States
26 Mac Otten IND IND to TCB F 6-7 220 23 1 Bowling Green Sr United States
27 Fred Schaus FWP GF 6-5 205 23 5 West Virginia Sr United States
28 Joe Mullaney BOS G 6-0 165 23 1 Holy Cross Sr United States
29 Marv Schatzman STB STB to BAL GF 6-5 200 22 1 Saint Louis Sr United States
30 Nelson Bobb PHI G 6-0 170 25 4 Temple Sr United States
31 Paul Gordon BAL G 6-3 185 21 1 Notre Dame Sr United States
32 Ernie Vandeweghe NYK G 6-3 195 20 6 Colgate Sr Canada
33 Maynard Haitcock WAS - - N/A 0 George Washington Sr United States
34 Dike Eddleman CHI CHI to TCB SF 6-3 189 26 4 Illinois Sr United States
35 Slater Martin MIN PG 5-10 170 23 11 Texas Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
36 Warren Perkins PRO PRO to TCB G 6-3 190 25 2 Tulane Sr United States
37 Bob Evans IND G 6-2 175 23 1 Butler Sr United States
38 Jerry Nagel FWP G 6-0 190 20 1 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
39 Bill Tom BOS - - N/A 0 Rice Sr United States
40 Preston Ward STB - - N/A 0 Missouri State Sr United States
41 Bill Zipple BAL - - N/A 0 Lafayette Sr United States
42 Bill Kleine NYK - - N/A 0 Missouri Valley Sr United States
43 Jim Lacy WAS G 6-2 185 N/A 0 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
44 Paul Walther MIN G 6-2 160 21 6 Tennessee Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
45 Ray Corley PRO G 6-0 180 21 3 Georgetown Sr United States
46 Charlie Maas IND - - N/A 0 Butler Sr United States
47 Dal Zuber FWP - - N/A 0 Toledo Sr United States
48 Ed Little BOS - - N/A 0 Denver C.C. Sr United States
49 Earl Dodd STB STB to DEN GF 6-5 175 24 1 Truman State Sr United States
50 Eppa Rixey BAL - - N/A 0 Kenyon College Sr United States
51 Don Bagley NYK - - N/A 0 Notre Dame Sr United States
52 Cliff Barker WAS WAS to IND G 6-2 185 28 3 Kentucky Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
53 Paul Courty PRO G 6-3 187 23 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
54 Don Boven IND IND to WAT GF 6-4 210 24 3 Western Michigan Sr United States
55 Jim Simpson BOS - - N/A 0 Bates Sr United States
56 Jack Davidson STB - - N/A 0 Stanford Sr United States
57 Jim McMullen BAL - - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
58 Bob Prewitt NYK - - N/A 0 Southern Methodist Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
59 Bill Tanzler PRO - - 22 0 Florida Sr United States
60 Jim O'Halloran IND - - N/A 0 Notre Dame Sr United States
61 Bill Vandenburgh BOS - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
62 John Pritchard STB STB to WAT FC 6-9 220 22 1 Drake Sr United States
63 Tom Gallagher BAL - - N/A 0 St. Francis (NY) Sr United States
64 Ken Kearns NYK - - N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
65 Bob Royer PRO PRO to DEN G 5-10 155 21 1 Indiana State Sr United States
66 J.L. Parks IND G 6-0 174 N/A 0 Oklahoma State Sr United States
67 Duane Klueh BOS BOS to DEN G 6-3 175 23 2 Indiana State Sr United States
68 Bob Retherford STB - - N/A 0 Nebraska Sr United States
69 Bill Evans BAL - - N/A 0 Drake Sr United States
70 Bill Litchfield NYK - - N/A 0 Emporia State Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
71 Jack Theolan PRO - - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States
72 Emerson Speicher BOS - - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr United States
73 Joe Crandall STB - - N/A 0 Oklahoma State Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
74 Bill Weight BOS - - N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
75 Eddie Van Zant STB - - N/A 0 Northwestern Oklahoma State Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
76 Russ Washburn BOS - - N/A 0 Colby College Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Vince Boryla SF 6-5 210 22 5 Denver Sr United States
Frank Kudelka GF 6-2 193 23 4 Saint Mary's Sr United States
Bill Closs F 6-5 195 27 3 Rice Sr United States
Howie Schultz GF 6-6 190 26 3 Hamline Sr United States
Ed Bartels GF 6-5 195 23 2 NC State Sr United States
Leroy Chollet G 6-2 190 24 2 Loyola (NO) Sr United States
Joe Dolhon G 6-0 175 21 2 NYU Sr United States
George Feigenbaum PG 6-1 185 19 2 Kentucky Sr United States
Mal McMullen GF 6-5 210 21 2 Xavier Sr United States
Johnny Payak SG 6-2 174 22 2 Bowling Green Sr United States
Ed Stanczak G 6-1 185 27 2   Sr United States
Mike Todorovich GF 6-5 200 25 2   Sr United States
Joe Bradley G 6-3 175 20 1 Oklahoma State Sr United States
Frank Gates G 6-0 160 28 1 Sam Houston State Sr United States
Normie Glick F 6-7 190 21 1 Loyola Marymount Sr United States
Al Guokas GF 6-5 200 23 1 Saint Joseph's Sr United States
Robert Hahn C 6-10 240 23 1 NC State Sr United States
Bill Herman G 6-3 170 24 1 Mount Union Sr United States
Howie Janotta F 6-3 185 24 1 Seton Hall Sr United States
Al Miksis F 6-7 210 21 1 Western Illinois Sr United States
Andy O'Donnell G 6-1 180 24 1 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
Charlie Parsley G 6-2 175 23 1 Western Kentucky Sr United States
Jack Phelan GF 6-5 195 23 1 DePaul Sr United States
Wayne See GF 6-3 190 25 1 Northern Arizona Sr United States
Whitey Von Nieda GF 6-1 170 26 1   Sr United States
Bob Wood G 5-10 175 27 1 Northern Illinois Sr United States

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