1970 NBA Draft Recap

The 1970 NBA Draft took place in Location Unknown on March 23, 1970

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Bob Lanier DET C 6-11 250 21 14 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
2 Rudy Tomjanovich SDR F 6-8 218 21 11 Michigan Sr United States
3 Pete Maravich ATL GF 6-5 197 22 11 LSU Sr United States
4 Dave Cowens BOS FC 6-9 230 21 11 Florida State Sr United States
5 Sam Lacey CIN C 6-10 235 21 13 New Mexico State Sr United States
6 Jim Ard SEA PF 6-8 215 21 4 Cincinnati Sr United States
7 John Johnson CLE SF 6-7 200 22 12 Iowa Sr United States
8 Geoff Petrie POR G 6-4 190 21 7 Princeton Sr United States
9 George E. Johnson WAS C 6-11 245 22 3 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
10 Greg Howard PHX PF 6-9 215 22 2 New Mexico Sr United States
11 Jimmy Collins CHI SG 6-2 175 23 2 New Mexico State Sr United States
12 Al Henry PHL C 6-9 190 21 3 Wisconsin Sr United States
13 Jim McMillian LAL SF 6-5 215 22 9 Columbia Sr United States
14 John Vallely ATL SG 6-3 185 21 2 UCLA Sr United States
15 John Hummer BUF FC 6-9 230 21 6 Princeton Sr United States
16 Gary Freeman MIL PF 6-9 210 21 1 Oregon State Sr United States
17 Mike Price NYK SG 6-3 200 21 3 Illinois Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
18 Calvin Murphy SDR PG 5-9 165 21 13 Niagara Sr United States
19 Tiny Archibald CIN PG 6-1 150 21 14 UTEP Sr United States
20 Jake Ford SEA PG 6-3 180 23 2 Maryland-Eastern Shore Jr United States
21 Rex Morgan BOS SG 6-5 190 21 2 Jacksonville Sr United States
22 Doug Cook CIN F 6-6 220 N/A 0 Davidson Sr United States
23 Pete Cross SEA FC 6-9 230 21 3 San Francisco Sr United States
24 Cornell Warner BUF FC 6-9 220 21 7 Jackson State Sr United States
25 Walt Gilmore POR PF 6-6 225 23 2 Fort Valley State Sr United States
26 Dave Sorenson CLE PF 6-8 225 21 3 Ohio State Sr United States
27 Fred Taylor PHX SG 6-5 180 22 2 Texas-RGV Sr United States
28 Paul Ruffner CHI FC 6-10 225 21 3 Brigham Young Sr United States
29 Joe DePre PHX G 6-3 185 22 1 St. John's College, Hamilton Sr United States
30 Earnie Killum LAL SG 6-3 180 21 1 Stetson Sr United States
31 Dan Hester ATL F 6-8 210 21 0 LSU Sr United States
32 Ken Warzynski DET F 6-7 - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States
33 Bill Zopf MIL PG 6-1 170 21 1 Duquesne Sr United States
34 Howie Wright NYK G 6-3 185 23 0 Austin Peay Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
35 Curtis Perry SDR FC 6-7 220 21 8 Missouri State Sr United States
36 Earle Higgins GOS F 6-8 195 23 0 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
37 Bob St. Pierre DET F 6-6 185 21 0 Hanover Sr United States
38 Willie Williams BOS F 6-7 200 23 1 Florida State Sr United States
39 Greg Hyder CIN SF 6-6 215 21 1 Eastern New Mexico Sr United States
40 Gar Heard SEA PF 6-6 219 21 11 Oklahoma Sr United States
41 Surry Oliver CLE F 6-7 - N/A 1 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
42 Bill Cain POR F 6-6 210 N/A 0 Iowa State Sr United States
43 Chip Case BUF G 6-4 180 N/A 0 Virginia Sr United States
44 Greg McDivitt PHX F 6-7 - N/A 0 Ohio Sr United States
45 Lou Herndon CHI G 6-4 185 N/A 0 Jackson State Sr United States
46 Dennis Awtrey PHL C 6-10 235 22 12 Santa Clara Sr United States
47 Jim Hayes DET G 6-3 200 22 0 Boston College Sr United States
48 Vann Williford PHX F 6-6 195 22 0 NC State Sr United States
49 Seaburn Hill WAS G 6-3 200 N/A 0 Arizona State Sr United States
50 Marv Winkler MIL SG 6-1 164 22 1 Louisiana-Lafayette Sr United States
51 Al Williams NYK F 6-6 195 22 0 Drake Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
52 Jody Finney SDR G 6-3 180 N/A 0 Ohio State Sr United States
53 Ralph Ogden GOS GF 6-5 205 22 1 Santa Clara Sr United States
54 Bill Stricker WAS FC 6-9 210 22 1 Pacific Sr United States
55 Jon McKinney BOS F 6-6 220 N/A 0 Norfolk State Sr United States
56 Wade Fuller CIN G 6-4 185 N/A 1 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
57 John Davis CHI F 6-7 - N/A 0 Alabama State Sr United States
58 Erwin Polnick BUF F 6-6 205 21 0 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
59 Jim Penix POR SG 6-4 - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr United States
60 Glen Vidnovic CLE G 6-5 190 N/A 1 Iowa Sr United States
61 Bob Lienhard PHX C 6-11 - N/A 0 Georgia Sr United States
62 Jim Wilson CHI G 5-10 175 N/A 0 Cheyney Sr United States
63 Dan Crenshaw PHL F 6-6 205 21 1 Alabama State Sr United States
64 Larry Mikan LAL SF 6-7 210 21 1 Minnesota Sr United States
65 Fred Davis ATL F 6-5 220 25 0 Howard Payne Sr United States
66 Billy Jones WAS C 6-10 220 N/A 0 Louisiana College Sr United States
67 Virgle Fredricks MIL G 6-4 190 21 0 Drury University Sr United States
68 John Marren NYK F 6-8 - 21 0 Manhattan Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
69 James Gilbert SDR C 7-0 - N/A 0 Adams State Sr United States
70 Levi Fontaine GOS SG 6-4 190 21 1 Maryland-Eastern Shore Sr United States
71 Bill Jankans DET - - N/A 0 Long Beach State Sr United States
72 Tommy Carter BOS F 6-5 230 N/A 1 Paul Quinn Sr United States
73 Ulas Thompson CIN - - N/A 1 Wiley Sr United States
74 Boyd Lynch SEA - - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
75 Wayne Sokolowski CLE - - N/A 0 Ashland Sr United States
76 Ron Knight POR F 6-7 215 22 2 Cal State Los Angeles Sr United States
77 Robert Moore BUF - - N/A 0 Central State Sr United States
78 John Canine PHX - - N/A 0 Ohio Sr United States
79 George Johnson CHI FC 6-11 205 21 16 Dillard Sr United States
80 Perry Wallace PHL - - N/A 0 Vanderbilt Sr United States
81 John Fultz LAL - - N/A 0 Rhode Island Sr United States
82 Bob Riley ATL PF 6-9 235 21 1 Mount Saint Mary College Sr United States
83 Gary Zeller WAS SG 6-3 205 22 2 Drake Sr United States
84 Mike Grosso MIL - - 22 1 Louisville Sr United States
85 Jim Oxley NYK - - N/A 0 Army Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
86 Mike Kretzer SDR - - N/A 0 East Tennessee State Sr United States
87 Vic Bartolome GOS C 7-0 230 21 1 Oregon State Sr United States
88 Seviro Brown DET - - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States
89 Rod McIntyre BOS - - N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
90 Charlie Bishop CIN - - N/A 0 Louisiana Tech Sr United States
91 Sam Robinson SEA F 6-7 190 22 0 Long Beach State Sr United States
92 Skip Hess BUF C 7-0 - N/A 0 Toledo Jr United States
93 George Janky POR - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
94 Joe Cooke CLE G 6-3 175 21 1 Indiana Sr United States
95 Joe Thomas PHX SF 6-6 205 22 1 Marquette Sr United States
96 Lonnie Kluttz CHI - - 24 0 North Carolina A&T Sr United States
97 Jerry Venable PHL - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
98 Jerry Kroll LAL - - N/A 0 Davidson Sr United States
99 Dave Parker ATL - - N/A 0 Windham College (VT) Sr United States
100 Marvin Polnick WAS F 6-6 - N/A 0 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
101 Willy Watson MIL - - N/A 0 Oklahoma City Sr United States
102 Jim Signorile NYK C 6-8 - N/A 0 NYU Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
103 Billy Paultz SDR FC 6-11 235 21 9 St. John's Sr United States
104 Joe Bergman GOS PF 6-9 210 N/A 0 Creighton Jr United States
105 Marv Copeland DET - - N/A 0 Michigan Lutheran Sr United States
106 Charlie Scott BOS BOS to PHX SG 6-5 175 21 9 North Carolina Sr United States
107 Mike Bernard CIN - - N/A 0 Kentucky State Sr United States
108 James Morgan SEA - - N/A 0 Maryland-Eastern Shore Sr United States
109 Narvis Anderson CLE - - N/A 1 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
110 Claude English POR - - 23 1 Rhode Island Sr United States
111 Cliff Shegogg BUF - - N/A 0 Colorado State Sr United States
112 Heywood Dotson PHX PHX to NYK - - N/A 1 Columbia Sr United States
113 Lou West CHI - - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
114 Carlton Poole PHL - - N/A 0 Philadelphia Sr United States
115 Willie Woods LAL F - - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
116 John Shinall ATL - - N/A 0 Jackson State Sr United States
117 Charlie Wallace WAS - - N/A 1 Oklahoma City Sr United States
118 John Rinka MIL G 5-9 165 21 0 Kenyon College Sr United States
119 Roy Hodge NYK - - N/A 1 Wagner Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
120 Don Adams SDR SF 6-6 210 22 8 Northwestern Sr United States
121 Jeff Sewell GOS - - N/A 0 Marquette Sr United States
122 Dan Issel DET FC 6-9 235 21 9 Kentucky Sr United States
123 Bobby Croft BOS C 6-10 220 22 0 Tennessee Sr Canada
124 Joel McBride CIN - - N/A 1 Augusta University Sr United States
125 George Irvine SEA F 6-6 - 22 1 Washington Sr United States
126 Larry Woods BUF - - N/A 0 West Virginia Sr United States
127 Doug Boyd POR - - N/A 0 Texas Christian Sr United States
128 Walter Robertson CLE - - N/A 0 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
129 Steve Patterson PHX C 6-9 225 21 5 UCLA Jr United States
130 Mike Casey CHI G 6-4 187 21 0 Kentucky Sr United States
131 Fran O'Hanlon PHL - - 21 0 Villanova Sr United States
132 Rick Mount LAL G 6-4 180 23 1 Purdue Sr United States
133 Herb White ATL PG 6-2 195 21 1 Georgia Sr United States
134 Tom Dyksera WAS - - N/A 0 Wheaton (IL) Sr United States
135 Jim Samo MIL - - N/A 0 Northwestern Sr United States
136 Greg Fillmore NYK C 7-1 240 23 2 Cheyney Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
137 Jim Gottschall SDR - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
138 Lou Small GOS - - N/A 0 Nevada Sr United States
139 Alex Wynn DET - - N/A 0 Dartmouth Sr United States
140 Tom Little BOS - - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
141 Bob Mabry CIN - - N/A 0 Rio Grande Sr United States
142 Claude Virden SEA F 6-6 195 22 0 Murray State Sr United States
143 Tom Lagodich CLE C - - N/A 0 Kent State Sr United States
144 Billy Gaskins POR - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
145 Larry Duckworth BUF - - N/A 0 Henderson State Jr United States
146 Carl Ashley PHX - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
147 Glen Johnson CHI - - N/A 0 Jackson State Sr United States
148 Mike Hauer PHL - - N/A 0 Saint Joseph's Sr United States
149 Bobby Sands LAL - - N/A 0 Pepperdine Sr United States
150 Larry Jackson ATL - - N/A 0 Sul Ross St. Sr United States
151 Will Hetzel WAS - - N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
152 Joe Hamilton MIL - - 21 0 Texas State Sr United States
153 Walker Banks NYK C 6-10 205 22 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
154 Toke Coleman SDR G 6-3 - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
155 Coby Dietrick GOS FC 6-10 220 21 7 San Jose State Sr United States
156 Bruce Chapman DET - - N/A 0 Nevada Sr United States
157 Mike Maloy BOS F 6-7 215 20 0 Davidson Sr United States
158 Carl Johnson CIN - - N/A 0 Gustavus Adolphus Sr United States
159 Chuck Lloyd SEA F 6-8 220 22 0 Yankton College Sr United States
160 Joe Taylor BUF - - N/A 0 Dillard Sr United States
161 Israel Oliver POR F 6-6 210 22 0 Elizabeth City State Sr United States
162 Ken Johnson CLE - - N/A 0 Indiana Sr United States
163 Gerhardus Schreur PHX - - N/A 0 Arizona State Sr United States
164 Dale Blaut CHI - - N/A 0 Texas State Sr United States
165 Gordon Stiles PHL - - N/A 0 American University Sr United States
166 Kindell Stephens LAL - - N/A 0 Fisk Sr United States
167 Manuel Raga ATL G - - 26 0   1944 DOB Mexico
168 Ron Becker WAS F - - N/A 0 New Mexico Sr United States
169 Bob Seemer MIL C 6-7 - N/A 0 Georgia Tech Sr United States
170 Don Curnutt NYK - - N/A 0 Miami (FL) Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
171 Ron Belton SDR - - N/A 1 Bellarmine Sr United States
172 Rick Anhauser DET - - N/A 0 NC State Sr United States
173 Ted Hillary CIN - - N/A 0 Saint Joseph's College (Indiana) Sr United States
174 Andy Owens SEA F - - N/A 0 Florida Sr United States
175 Dave Schneider CLE - - N/A 0 Wayne State (NEB) Sr United States
176 Don McClemore POR - - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr United States
177 Dick Walker BUF - - N/A 0 Wake Forest Sr United States
178 Jim Walls PHX - - N/A 0 Clark Atlanta Sr United States
179 Doug Howard CHI G 6-3 175 N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
180 David Whitley PHL - - N/A 0 Tufts Sr United States
181 Bob Duklet LAL - - N/A 0 Boston College Sr United States
182 Dino Meneghin ATL FC 6-9 210 20 0 Pallacanestro Verese () 1950 DOB Italy
183 Mel Bell WAS - - N/A 0 Houston Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
184 Jim Brooks SDR - - N/A 0 Nebraska Sr United States
185 Don Ogletree DET - - N/A 0 Cincinnati Sr United States
186 Reggie Roach CIN - - N/A 1 Virginia State Sr United States
187 John Brunson SEA - - N/A 0 Furman Sr United States
188 Paul Adams POR - - N/A 0 Central Washington Sr United States
189 Oliver Taylor CLE F 6-7 - 23 0 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
190 Ric Cobb PHX C 6-5 200 N/A 0 Marquette Sr United States
191 Booker Brown CHI - - N/A 0 Middle Tennessee State Sr United States
192 Dewey Varner LAL - - N/A 0 Tuskegee Sr United States
193 Ben McGilmer WAS - - N/A 0 Iowa Jr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
194 Harry Lozon SDR - - N/A 0 Old Dominion Sr United States
195 Ernest Hardy DET - - N/A 0 Harvard Sr United States
196 Larry Gray CIN - - N/A 0 Huston-Tillotson Sr United States
197 Allen McManus SEA - - N/A 0 Winston-Salem State Sr United States
198 Kevin Wilson CLE - - N/A 0 Ashland Sr United States
199 Alex Boyd POR - - N/A 0 Nevada Sr United States
200 Fred Carpenter PHX G 6-5 - N/A 0 Hawaii Sr United States
201 Charles Bloodworth CHI - - N/A 0 Northwestern State Sr United States
202 Garry Elliott LAL - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
203 Dan Debardabi WAS - - N/A 0 Northern Arizona Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
204 Clyde Oatis SDR - - N/A 0 Aurora Sr United States
205 Randy Smith DET GF 6-3 180 21 12 Buffalo State Jr United States
206 Andy Jennings CIN - - N/A 0 Alderson-Broaddus Sr United States
207 Dan Beeson SEA - - N/A 0 Linfield College Sr United States
208 Frank Loteridge POR - - N/A 0 Texas-RGV Sr United States
209 Don Tomilson CLE - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States
210 Chad Calabria PHX - - N/A 0 Iowa Sr United States
211 Paul Funkhouser CHI F - - N/A 0 McKendree Sr United States
212 Ron Sanford LAL F 6-9 215 23 0 New Mexico Jr United States
213 Mike Williams WAS - - N/A 0 Northern Arizona Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
214 Jay Bond SDR - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
215 Dennis Clark DET - - N/A 0 Springfield College (Massachusetts) Sr United States
216 Mike Neer CIN - - N/A 1 Washington & Lee Sr United States
217 Steve Wannamaker CLE - - N/A 0 Drake Sr United States
218 John Canady POR - - N/A 0 Miami (FL) Sr United States
219 Walt Williams PHX - - N/A 0 Miami (OH) Sr United States
220 Paul Otay CHI - - N/A 0 Boise State Sr United States
221 Will Teague LAL C 6-10 - N/A 0 Youngstown State Sr United States
222 Ted Rose WAS - - N/A 0 Northern Michigan Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
223 Dean Olofson SDR - - N/A 0 Wayne State (MI) Sr United States
224 Harvey Mariatt DET - - N/A 0 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
225 Paul Favorite CIN FC 6-8 - N/A 0 Georgetown Sr United States
226 Doug Williams POR - - N/A 0 St. Mary's (TX) Sr United States
227 Steve Wilson CLE SG - - 21 0 Hanover Sr United States
228 Pete Walthour LAL - - N/A 0 Fort Valley State Sr United States
229 Don Rather WAS - - N/A 0 Northern Arizona Sr United States

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
230 Dennis Dickens SDR - - N/A 1 Azusa Pacific Sr United States
231 Bob Peterson CLE G - - N/A 0 Concordia St. Paul Sr United States
232 Bob Thate LAL - - N/A 0 Occidental Sr United States
233 Vince Fritz WAS - - N/A 0 Oregon State Jr United States

18th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
234 Jeff Cunningham SDR - - N/A 0 UC Irvine Sr United States
235 Bruce Butchko POR - - N/A 0 Southern Illinois Sr United States
236 John Cannon CLE - - N/A 0 Grambling State Sr United States

19th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
237 Rick Erickson SDR - - N/A 0 Washington State Sr United States
238 Allen Waller CLE - - N/A 0 St. Mary's (KS) Sr United States
239 Mark Gabriel POR - - N/A 0 Hanover Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Charlie Criss G 5-8 165 21 8 New Mexico State Sr United States
Harvey Marlatt SG 6-3 185 21 3 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
Jeff Webb SG 6-4 170 21 2 Kansas State Sr United States
A.W. Holt SF 6-7 210 23 1 Jackson State Sr United States
Gary Suiter PF 6-9 225 25 1 Midwestern State Sr United States

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