1950 NBA Draft Recap

The 1950 NBA Draft took place in Chicago on April 25, 1950

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Charlie Share BOS BOS to FWP C 6-11 235 23 9 Bowling Green Sr United States
2 Don Rehfeldt BAL F 6-7 210 23 2 Wisconsin Sr United States
3 Paul Arizin PHI GF 6-4 190 22 10 Villanova Sr United States
4 Bob Cousy TCB TCB to CHI PG 6-1 175 21 14 Holy Cross Sr United States
5 Dick Schnittker WAS PF 6-5 200 21 6 Ohio State Sr United States
6 Larry Foust CHI FC 6-9 215 21 12 La Salle Sr United States
7 Irwin Dambrot NYK GF 6-4 175 21 0 City College of New York Sr United States
8 George Yardley FWP GF 6-5 190 21 7 Stanford Sr United States
9 Bob Lavoy IND F 6-7 185 23 4 Western Kentucky Sr United States
10 Joe McNamee ROR F 6-6 210 23 2 San Francisco Sr United States
11 Kevin O'Shea MIN G 6-2 175 24 3 Notre Dame Sr United States
12 Don Lofgran SYR F 6-5 200 21 4 San Francisco Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
13 Chuck Cooper BOS GF 6-5 210 23 6 Duquesne Sr United States
14 John Pilch BAL BAL to MIN G 6-3 185 24 1 Wyoming Sr United States
15 Ed Dahler PHI GF 6-5 190 24 1 Duquesne Sr United States
16 Ed Gayda TCB GF 6-4 210 22 1 Washington State Sr United States
17 Bill Sharman WAS G 6-1 175 23 11 USC Sr United States
18 Wally Osterkorn CHI FC 6-5 215 21 4 Illinois Sr United States
19 Herb Scherer BOS BOS to TCB F 6-9 212 21 2 Long Island Sr United States
20 Jim Riffey FWP GF 6-4 200 26 1 Tulane Sr United States
21 Paul Unruh IND GF 6-4 180 N/A 0 Bradley Sr United States
22 George Stanich ROR G - - 21 0 UCLA Sr United States
23 Hal Haskins MIN G 6-3 185 25 0 Hamline Sr United States
24 Gerry Calabrese SYR SG 6-1 175 25 2 St. John's Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
25 Bob Donham BOS G 6-2 190 23 4 Ohio State Sr United States
26 Dick Dickey BAL BAL to BOS G 6-1 175 23 1 NC State Sr United States
27 Buddy Cate PHI - - N/A 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
28 Clarence Brannum TCB - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
29 Alan Sawyer WAS GF 6-5 195 22 1 UCLA Sr United States
30 Lou Watson CHI - - 25 0 Indiana Sr United States
31 Stan Weber NYK - - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr United States
32 Art Burris FWP GF 6-5 220 26 2 Tennessee Sr United States
33 Chuck Mrazovich IND GF 6-5 185 26 1 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
34 Bob Roper ROR - - N/A 0 John Carroll Sr United States
35 Howie Williams MIN G 6-0 185 22 0 Purdue Sr United States
36 Stan Christie SYR - - N/A 0 USC Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
37 Ken Reeves BOS - - N/A 0 Louisville Sr United States
38 Jerry Reed BAL - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
39 Paul Sensky PHI - - N/A 0 Saint Joseph's Sr United States
40 Paul Hicks TCB - - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
41 Tommy O'Keefe WAS G 6-2 185 21 1 Georgetown Sr United States
42 Ken Murray CHI SG 6-2 190 22 4 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
43 Joe Ossola NYK - - N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
44 Len Rzewszewski FWP - - N/A 0 Indiana State Sr United States
45 Jim Line IND F 6-2 185 24 0 Kentucky Sr United States
46 Chet Giermak ROR F 6-6 195 21 0 William & Mary Sr United States
47 Bud Grant MIN - - 22 2 Minnesota Sr United States
48 Paul Merchant SYR - - N/A 0 Oklahoma Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
49 Jack Shelton BOS - - N/A 0 Oklahoma State Sr United States
50 Norm Mager BAL GF 6-5 185 24 1 City College of New York Sr United States
51 Ike Borsavage PHI FC 6-8 220 25 1 Temple Sr United States
52 Cal Christensen TCB F 6-5 210 22 5 Toledo Sr United States
53 Claude Overton WAS G 6-2 195 22 1 East Central Sr United States
54 Don Stroot CHI - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States
55 Dick Barnes NYK - - N/A 0 San Diego State Sr United States
56 Ed Thompson FWP - - N/A 0 Kent State Sr United States
57 Sonny Allen IND - - N/A 0 Morehead State Sr United States
58 Joe Nelson ROR F 6-2 175 N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
59 Ed Beach MIN G 6-3 200 21 1 West Virginia Sr United States
60 Paul Hickey SYR - - N/A 0 Denver Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
61 Mo Mahoney BOS G 6-2 205 22 2 Brown Sr United States
62 Rick Harman BAL GF - - 22 0 Kansas State Sr United States
63 Dick Dallmer PHI - - 25 0 Cincinnati Sr United States
64 Bob Anderson TCB - - N/A 0 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
65 Warren Cartier WAS - - N/A 0 NC State Sr United States
66 Stu Inman CHI - - 23 0 San Jose State Sr United States
67 Don Parsons NYK F 6-4 190 N/A 0 Rutgers Sr United States
68 Bob Metcalf FWP - - N/A 0 Valparaiso Sr United States
69 Ralph O'Brien IND G 5-9 160 22 2 Butler Sr United States
70 John Givens ROR - - N/A 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
71 Wayne Glasgow MIN G 6-3 190 24 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
72 Mack Suprunowicz SYR - - N/A 0 Michigan Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
73 Dale Barnstable BOS G 6-3 175 N/A 0 Kentucky Sr United States
74 Frank Comerford BAL - - N/A 0 La Salle Sr United States
75 Charles Northup PHI - - N/A 0 Siena Sr United States
76 Bill Erickson TCB G 6-1 184 21 0 Illinois Sr United States
77 Jim Cathcart WAS - - N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States
78 Milt Whitehead CHI F 6-9 210 22 0 Nebraska Sr United States
79 Dan Bagley NYK - - N/A 0 Notre Dame Sr United States
80 Ed Jones FWP - - N/A 0 Tennessee Sr United States
81 Leon Blevins IND G 6-2 160 23 1 Arizona Sr United States
82 Dan Kahler ROR - - N/A 0 Southwestern College (KS) Sr United States
83 Joe Hutton MIN G 6-1 170 21 2 Hamline Sr United States
84 Lou Arko SYR - - N/A 0 Akron Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
85 Frank Oftring BOS F - - 25 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
86 George Bush BAL - - N/A 0 Toledo Sr United States
87 Brooks Ricca PHI - - N/A 0 Villanova Sr United States
88 Loy Doty TCB - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
89 Joe Greenbach WAS - - N/A 0 Santa Clara Sr United States
90 George King CHI G 6-0 175 21 6 Charleston Sr United States
91 Charles Hope NYK - - N/A 0 Appalachian State Sr United States
92 Billy Adcock FWP F - - N/A 0 Vanderbilt Sr United States
93 Jerry Stuteville IND F 6-3 - N/A 0 Indiana Sr United States
94 Carl Kraushaar ROR C - - N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
95 Nate Benson MIN - - N/A 0 Wisconsin-River Falls Sr United States
96 Bob Healey SYR - - N/A 0 Georgia Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
97 Bob Cope BOS - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
98 Jack Laub BAL - - N/A 0 Cincinnati Sr United States
99 Joe Kaufman PHI - - N/A 0 NYU Sr United States
100 Nate DeLong TCB F 6-6 220 24 1 Wisconsin-River Falls Sr United States
101 Earl Lloyd WAS F 6-5 225 22 9 West Virginia State Sr United States
102 John Brown CHI - - N/A 0 Georgetown Sr United States
103 Don Heathington NYK FC - - N/A 0 Baylor Sr United States
104 Al Henningsen FWP - - N/A 0 Northwest Missouri State Sr United States
105 Gene Schmidt IND - - N/A 0 Texas Christian Sr United States
106 Warren Switzer ROR - - N/A 0 Rice Sr United States
107 Jim Reilly MIN - - N/A 0 Swarthmore Sr United States
108 Bob Savage SYR F 6-4 - N/A 0 Syracuse Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
109 Matt Forman BOS - - N/A 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
110 Mike Zedalis BAL - - N/A 0 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
111 Bernie Adams PHI C 6-4 - N/A 0 Princeton Sr United States
112 Keith Bloom TCB - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
113 Joe Noertker WAS - - N/A 0 Virginia Sr United States
114 Bud Schaeffer CHI - - N/A 0 Wheaton College (MA) Sr United States
115 Colin Anderson IND - - N/A 0 Georgia Tech Sr United States
116 Harry Foley ROR - - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States
117 Andy Butchko MIN - - N/A 0 Purdue Sr United States
118 Glenn Wilkes SYR - - N/A 0 Mercer Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
119 Leo Wolfe PHI - - N/A 0 Villanova Sr United States
120 Jimmy Doyle IND - - N/A 0 Butler Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
121 Ed Montgomery PHI SG - - 24 0 Tennessee Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Hank DeZonie GF 6-6 215 28 1   United States
Bob Wilson GF 6-2 220 24 1 West Virginia State Sr United States

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