1962 NBA Draft Recap

The 1962 NBA Draft took place in New York on March 26, 1962

Territorial Selections

Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Dave DeBusschere DET F 6-6 220 21 12 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
Jerry Lucas CIN FC 6-8 230 21 11 Ohio State Jr United States

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Bill McGill CHI FC 6-9 225 22 5 Utah Sr United States
2 Paul Hogue NYK C 6-9 240 21 2 Cincinnati Sr United States
3 Zelmo Beaty STH FC 6-9 225 22 8 Prairie View A&M Sr United States
4 Len Chappell SYR PF 6-8 240 21 9 Wake Forest Sr United States
5 Wayne Hightower GOS F 6-8 230 22 5 Kansas Sr United States
6 Leroy Ellis LAL FC 6-10 210 22 14 St. John's Sr United States
7 John Havlicek BOS GF 6-5 200 21 14 Ohio State Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
8 Terry Dischinger CHI GF 6-7 189 21 9 Purdue Sr United States
9 John Rudometkin NYK F 6-6 205 21 3 USC Sr United States
10 Bob Duffy STH G 6-3 165 21 3 Colgate Sr United States
11 Kevin Loughery DET SG 6-3 190 21 11 St. John's Sr United States
12 Chet Walker SYR F 6-6 212 22 13 Bradley Sr United States
13 Bud Olsen CIN PF 6-8 220 21 7 Louisville Sr United States
14 Hubie White PHI G 6-4 205 22 2 Villanova Sr United States
15 Gene Wiley LAL FC 6-10 210 24 4 Wichita State Sr United States
16 Jack Foley BOS G 6-3 170 22 1 Holy Cross Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
17 Don Nelson CHI F 6-6 210 21 14 Iowa Sr United States
18 Bobby Rascoe NYK G 6-4 185 21 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
19 Charlie Hardnett STH F 6-8 225 23 3 Grambling State Sr United States
20 Harold Hudgens DET F 6-9 200 N/A 0 Texas Tech Sr United States
21 Porter Meriwether SYR G 6-2 180 22 1 Tennessee State Sr United States
22 Chris Appel CIN G 6-2 190 N/A 0 USC Sr United States
23 Dave Fedor PHI F 6-6 190 21 1 Florida State Sr United States
24 John Green LAL G 6-3 195 21 0 UCLA Sr United States
25 Jim Hadnot BOS C 6-10 230 22 0 Providence Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
26 Chico Vaughn STH G 6-2 190 22 5 Southern Illinois Sr United States
27 Cliff Luyk NYK NYK to CHI F 6-7 - 20 0 Florida Sr United States
28 Jerry Grote STH STH to LAL G 6-4 210 21 1 Loyola Marymount Sr United States
29 Reggie Harding DET C 7-0 249 19 4   Sr United States
30 Bob McCully SYR F 6-9 - N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
31 Jack Thobe CIN F 6-8 215 N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
32 Garry Roggenburk PHI F 6-6 185 21 0 Dayton Sr United States
33 Jan Loudermilk LAL F 6-6 225 N/A 0 Southern Methodist Sr United States
34 Roger Strickland BOS F 6-5 200 21 1 Jacksonville Jr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
35 Cornell Green CHI - - 22 0 Utah State Sr United States
36 Bob Burgess NYK - - N/A 0 Marshall Sr United States
37 Tom Hatton STH - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
38 Lindbergh Moody DET - - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
39 John Windsor SYR PHL to GOS F 6-8 215 21 1 Stanford Sr United States
40 Mike Wroblewski CIN - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
41 Jack Jackson PHI - - N/A 0 Virginia Union Sr United States
42 Art Whisnant LAL G 6-4 - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
43 Gary Daniels BOS - - N/A 0 Citadel Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
44 Bill Hanson CHI C - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
45 Ken Stanley NYK - - N/A 0 Pacific Sr United States
46 Jay Carty STH FC 6-8 220 20 1 Oregon State Sr United States
47 Ed Noe DET C - - N/A 0 Morehead State Sr United States
48 Lanny Van Eman SYR - - N/A 0 Wichita State Sr United States
49 Jerry Foster CIN - - N/A 0 Drake Sr United States
50 Jim Hudock PHI - - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
51 Bucky Keller LAL - - N/A 0 Virginia Tech Sr United States
52 Jim Hooley BOS F - - N/A 0 Boston College Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
53 Jack Ardon CHI - - N/A 0 Tulane Sr United States
54 Richie Swartz NYK - - N/A 0 Hofstra Sr United States
55 Bob McAteer STH - - N/A 0 La Salle Sr United States
56 John Bradley DET - - N/A 0 Lawrence (WI) Sr United States
57 Bob Sharpenter SYR C 6-7 230 N/A 0 Georgetown Sr United States
58 Gary Cunningham CIN - - N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
59 Howie Montgomery PHI F 6-5 220 21 1 Texas-RGV Sr United States
60 Clyde Arnold BOS - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
61 Larry Pursiful CHI G 6-1 165 N/A 0 Kentucky Sr United States
62 Warren Fouts NYK F - - N/A 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
63 Terry Ball STH - - N/A 0 Washington State Sr United States
64 Mike Rice DET - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr United States
65 Jerry Harkness SYR G 6-2 175 21 1 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
66 Ed Bento CIN FC - - N/A 0 Loyola Marymount Sr United States
67 Bill Kirvin PHI PG 6-1 - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
68 Bill Garner LAL FC 6-10 220 21 0 Portland Sr United States
69 Chuck Chevalier BOS - - N/A 0 Boston College Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
70 Carroll Broussard CHI - - N/A 0 Texas A&M Sr United States
71 Paul Benec NYK - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr United States
72 Marvin Trotman STH - - N/A 0 Elizabeth City State Sr United States
73 Bill Nelson DET - - N/A 0 Hamline Sr United States
74 Vince Brewer SYR - - 22 0 Iowa State Sr United States
75 Chris Jones CIN - - N/A 0 Carson-Newman Sr United States
76 Tom Kiefer PHI - - N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
77 Bill Matson LAL - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
78 Mike Cingiser BOS - - N/A 0 Brown Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
79 Pete Campbell CHI - - N/A 0 Princeton Sr United States
80 Ralph Richardson NYK - - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
81 Charlie Sells STH F 6-7 - N/A 0 Washington State Sr United States
82 Glenn Moore DET - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
83 George Knighton CIN - - N/A 0 New Mexico State Sr United States
84 Ken McComb PHI C 6-7 238 N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
85 Jeff Slade CHI F 6-6 220 21 1 Kenyon College Sr United States
86 Ed Mazria NYK - - N/A 0 Pratt Sr United States
87 Tom Chappelle STH - - N/A 0 Maine Sr United States
88 Frank Pinchback CIN - - N/A 1 Xavier Sr United States
89 Donnie Walsh PHI - - 21 0 North Carolina Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
90 Mel Nowell CHI G 6-2 170 22 1 Ohio State Sr United States
91 John Caveny STH - - N/A 0 Le Moyne Sr United States
92 Charles Warren PHI - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
93 Tom Kennedy CHI - - N/A 0 Lewis Sr United States
94 Jerry Carlton STH - - N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
95 Bob Mahland CHI - - N/A 0 Williams College Sr United States
96 Wilky Gilmore STH - - N/A 0 Colorado Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
97 Pat McKenzie CHI - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
98 Dave Ricerto STH - - N/A 0 Rhode Island Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
99 Norman Majors CHI - - N/A 0 Rockhurst Sr United States
100 Wally Roundsville STH - - N/A 0 Caltech Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Dan Tieman G 6-0 185 21 1 Thomas More Sr United States
Ralph Wells G 6-1 180 21 1 Northwestern Sr United States

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