1952 NBA Draft Recap

The 1952 NBA Draft took place in Minneapolis on April 26, 1952

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Mark Workman MIL FC 6-9 215 22 2 West Virginia Sr United States
2 Jim Baechtold BAL F 6-4 205 24 5 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
3 Dick Groat FWP PG 5-11 180 21 1 Duke Sr United States
4 Bill Mlkvy PHI GF 6-4 190 21 1 Temple Sr United States
5 Joe Dean IND 6-2 170 22 0 LSU Sr United States
6 Ralph Polson NYK F 6-7 200 22 1 Whitworth University Sr United States
7 Bob Stauffer BOS - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States
8 Bob Lochmueller SYR GF 6-5 185 24 1 Louisville Sr United States
9 Chuck Darling ROR FC 6-8 225 22 0 Iowa Sr United States
10 Clyde Lovellette MIN FC 6-10 234 22 11 Kansas Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
11 Eddie Miller MIL F 6-8 225 20 2 Syracuse Sr United States
12 Chuck Grigsby BAL SF 6-6 190 23 1 Dayton Sr United States
13 Monk Meineke FWP PF 6-7 208 21 6 Dayton Sr United States
14 Walt Davis PHI FC 6-8 205 21 5 Texas A&M Sr United States
15 Zeke Zawoluk IND FC 6-7 216 21 3 St. John's Sr United States
16 Bertram Cook NYK SG 6-3 185 23 1 Utah State Sr United States
17 Jim Iverson BOS G - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
18 Jim Brasco SYR G 6-1 170 21 1 NYU Sr United States
19 Jack McMahon ROR G 6-1 185 23 8 St. John's Sr United States
20 Jim Holstein MIN SF 6-3 180 21 4 Cincinnati Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
21 Bobby Watson MIL G 6-0 161 22 1 Kentucky Sr United States
22 Jim Walsh BAL SF 6-4 195 21 1 Stanford Sr United States
23 Bill Carlson FWP - - N/A 0 Fordham Sr United States
24 Moe Radovich PHI G 6-0 160 22 1 Wyoming Sr United States
25 Skippy Whitaker IND G 6-1 180 21 1 Kentucky Sr United States
26 Dick Bunt NYK G 6-0 170 21 1 NYU Sr United States
27 J.C. Maze BOS - - N/A 0 Texas State Sr United States
28 Ken McBride SYR SG 6-3 190 23 1 Maryland-Eastern Shore Sr United States
29 Ronnie MacGilvray ROR G 6-2 185 21 1 St. John's Sr United States
30 Carl McNulty MIN SG 6-3 185 22 1 Purdue Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
31 George McLeod MIL GF 6-5 201 21 1 Texas Christian Sr United States
32 Blaine Denning BAL G 6-2 175 21 1 Lawrence Tech (MI) Sr United States
33 Hal Cerra FWP - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr United States
34 Bob Brown PHI - - N/A 0 Louisville Sr United States
35 Gene Rhodes IND G 6-1 170 24 1 Western Kentucky Sr United States
36 Roy Belliveau NYK - - N/A 0 Seton Hall Sr United States
37 Herm Hedderick BOS BOS to BAL SG 6-5 170 22 1 Canisius Sr United States
38 Bud Donnelly SYR - - N/A 0 La Salle Sr United States
39 Bryant Ivey ROR - - N/A 0 Alabama Sr United States
40 Tom Ackerman MIN - - N/A 0 West Liberty Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
41 Pete Brewster MIL GF 6-3 210 21 0 Purdue Sr United States
42 Frank Guisness BAL G - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
43 Bob Clifton FWP - - N/A 0 Iowa Sr United States
44 Burr Carlson PHI F 6-6 - N/A 0 Connecticut Sr United States
45 Jay Handlan IND G 6-2 180 24 0 Washington & Lee Sr United States
46 Ben Gibson NYK - - N/A 0 Saint Mary's Sr United States
47 Don Johnson BOS - - N/A 0 Oklahoma State Sr United States
48 Jim Kennedy SYR - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr United States
49 Leroy Leslie ROR - - N/A 0 Notre Dame Sr United States
50 Jim Bishop MIN - - N/A 0 Southern Mississippi Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
51 Roger Johnson MIL - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
52 Bob Priddy BAL G 6-3 190 22 1 New Mexico State Sr United States
53 Leo Corkery FWP - - 22 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
54 Newt Jones PHI - - N/A 0 La Salle Sr United States
55 Bill Harrell IND - - 23 0 Siena Sr United States
56 Dick Surhoff NYK GF 6-4 210 22 2 Long Island Sr United States
57 Jim Buchanan BOS G - - N/A 0 Nebraska Sr United States
58 Harry Moore SYR - - N/A 0 West Virginia Sr United States
59 Jewell McDowell ROR - - N/A 0 Texas A&M Sr United States
60 Rod Fletcher MIN F 6-4 194 N/A 0 Illinois Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
61 Ab Nicholas MIL G - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
62 Bill Lea BAL - - N/A 0 Missouri State Sr United States
63 Lee Terrill FWP - - N/A 0 NC State Sr United States
64 Nick Kladis PHI - - N/A 0 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
65 Jim Hoverder IND - - N/A 0 Central Missouri Sr United States
66 Bud Julian NYK - - N/A 0 Missouri State Sr United States
67 Fred Eydt BOS - - N/A 0 Cornell Sr United States
68 Bob Roche SYR G 5-10 170 N/A 0 Syracuse Sr United States
69 Sam Miranda ROR G 5-10 170 N/A 0 Indiana Sr United States
70 Cliff Haag MIN - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
71 Dick Retherford MIL - - N/A 0 Baldwin Wallace Sr United States
72 Mike Magula BAL - - N/A 0 Youngstown State Sr United States
73 Jim Ramstead FWP - - N/A 0 Stanford Sr United States
74 Tom Brennan PHI G 6-3 195 21 0 Villanova Sr United States
75 Gordon Stauffer IND G - - 21 0 Michigan State Sr United States
76 Paul Sullivan NYK F 6-8 200 N/A 0 Alabama Sr United States
77 Gordon Mungier BOS - - N/A 0 Spring Hill Sr United States
78 Jerry Romney ROR G 6-2 175 N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
79 Bob Holt MIN - - N/A 0 Tulane Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
80 John Snee MIL - - N/A 0 Clemson Sr United States
81 Bud Penwell BAL - - N/A 0 Oklahoma City Sr United States
82 Don Scanlon PHI - - N/A 0 Pennsylvania Sr United States
83 Dale Toft IND C - - N/A 0 Denver Sr United States
84 Jim Dilling BOS - - N/A 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
85 Ray Royce ROR - - N/A 0 Houston Sr United States
86 Tom Katsimpalis MIN C 6-3 - N/A 0 Eastern Illinois Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
87 Jim Tackett MIL - - N/A 0 New Mexico Sr United States
88 Art Press BAL - - N/A 0 McDaniel College Sr United States
89 Glenn Smith PHI - - N/A 0 Utah Sr United States
90 Gene Conley BOS PF 6-8 225 21 6 Washington State Sr United States
91 Arnold Smith ROR - - N/A 0 City College of New York Sr United States
92 Dick Means MIN - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
93 Coyt Vance MIL - - N/A 0 Mississippi State Sr United States
94 Bob Peterson BAL F 6-5 210 20 3 Oregon Sr United States
95 Ben Stewart PHI - - N/A 0 Villanova Sr United States
96 Ray Sonnenberg ROR - - N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
97 Dwight Morrison MIN - - N/A 0 USC Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
98 Benny Purcell BAL G 5-9 180 23 0 Murray State Sr United States
99 Ray Steiner ROR G 5-11 175 N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
100 Ed Ramiraz MIN - - N/A 0 Centenary Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
101 Bob Whitmer ROR F 6-2 204 N/A 0 Florida State College Sr United States
102 Don Schneider MIN - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
103 Gene Smith MIN GF 6-1 175 N/A 0 Huron Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
104 Gene Smith MIN C 6-5 - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
105 Homer Spain MIN - - 23 0 Union (TN) Sr United States

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
106 John Wallesea MIN - - N/A 0 Memphis Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Danny Finn G 6-1 185 23 3 St. John's Sr United States
Don Henriksen FC 6-7 225 22 2 California Sr United States
Al Masino G 5-10 174 24 2 Canisius Sr United States
Pete Darcey F 6-7 217 22 1 Oklahoma State Sr United States
Don Hanrahan F 6-7 190 23 1 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
Jack McCloskey G 6-2 190 26 1 Pennsylvania Sr United States
Bucky McConnell G 5-10 170 23 1 Marshall Sr United States
Jim Mooney F 6-5 215 21 1 Villanova Sr United States
Bob Naber GF 6-3 185 22 1 Louisville Sr United States
Mike O'Neill GF 6-3 210 N/A 1 California Sr United States
Sherwin Raiken G 6-2 185 23 1 Villanova Sr United States

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