1971 NBA Draft Recap

The 1971 NBA Draft took place in Location Unknown on March 29, 1971

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Austin Carr CLE G 6-4 200 23 10 Notre Dame Sr United States
2 Sidney Wicks POR FC 6-8 225 21 10 UCLA Sr United States
3 Elmore Smith BUF C 7-0 250 21 8 Kentucky State Sr United States
4 Ken Durrett CIN SF 6-7 190 22 4 La Salle Sr United States
5 George Trapp ATL FC 6-8 205 22 6 Long Beach State Sr United States
6 Fred Brown SEA G 6-3 182 22 13 Iowa Sr United States
7 Cliff Meely SDR PF 6-8 215 23 5 Colorado Sr United States
8 Darnell Hillman GOS FC 6-9 215 21 5 San Jose State Sr United States
9 Stan Love WAS PF 6-9 215 21 4 Oregon Sr United States
10 Clarence Glover BOS PF 6-8 210 23 1 Western Kentucky Sr United States
11 Curtis Rowe DET PF 6-7 225 21 8 UCLA Sr United States
12 Dana Lewis PHL FC 6-10 240 N/A 1 Tulsa Jr United States
13 Jim Cleamons LAL SG 6-3 185 21 9 Ohio State Sr United States
14 John Roche PHX PHX to LAL PG 6-3 170 21 4 South Carolina Sr United States
15 Kenny McIntosh CHI SF 6-7 225 22 4 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
16 Dean Meminger NYK PG 6-0 175 22 6 Marquette Sr United States
17 Collis Jones MIL SF 6-7 203 21 0 Notre Dame Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
18 Steve Patterson CLE C 6-9 225 22 5 UCLA Jr United States
19 Fred Hilton BUF SG 6-3 185 23 2 Grambling State Sr United States
20 Willie Sojourner CHI PF 6-8 225 22 0 Weber State Sr United States
21 John Mengelt CIN SG 6-2 195 21 10 Auburn Sr United States
22 Ted McClain ATL G 6-1 180 24 3 Tennessee State Sr United States
23 Jim McDaniels SEA FC 6-11 228 22 5 Western Kentucky Sr United States
24 Mike Newlin HOU GF 6-4 200 22 11 Utah Sr United States
25 Charlie Yelverton POR SG 6-2 190 22 1 Fordham Sr United States
26 Amos Thomas BUF F 6-7 190 22 0 Southwestern Oklahoma State Sr United States
27 Rick Fisher POR F 6-5 215 22 0 Colorado State Jr United States
28 Jim Rose BOS SG 6-3 185 23 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
29 Isaiah Wilson DET SG 6-2 175 22 1 University of Baltimore Sr United States
30 Spencer Haywood BUF PF 6-8 225 21 13 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
31 Joe Bergman CIN PF 6-9 210 N/A 0 Creighton Jr United States
32 Howard Porter CHI PF 6-8 220 22 7 Villanova Sr United States
33 Marvin Stewart PHL G 6-3 180 N/A 1 Nebraska Sr United States
34 Gregg Northington NYK C 7-1 238 21 0 Alabama State Jr United States
35 Willie Long CLE PF 6-8 225 21 0 New Mexico Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
36 Gerald Lockett CLE F 6-8 190 N/A 1 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sr United States
37 Larry Steele POR G 6-5 180 21 9 Kentucky Sr United States
38 Rich Yunkus CIN PF 6-9 215 N/A 0 Georgia Tech Sr United States
39 Jeff Halliburton ATL SG 6-5 193 21 2 Drake Sr United States
40 Clifford Ray CHI FC 6-9 230 22 10 Oklahoma Sr United States
41 Jackie Ridgle CLE SG 6-4 195 23 1 California Sr United States
42 Bill Smith POR SF 6-5 190 22 2 Saint Peter's Sr United States
43 Rich Rinaldi WAS SG 6-3 195 21 3 Saint Peter's Sr United States
44 Dave Robisch BOS FC 6-10 235 21 8 Kansas Sr United States
45 Marv Roberts DET F 6-8 200 21 1 Utah State Sr United States
46 Dave Wohl PHL PG 6-2 185 21 7 Pennsylvania Sr United States
47 Mike Gale CHI G 6-4 185 20 7 Elizabeth City State Sr United States
48 Mo Layton PHX PG 6-1 180 22 7 USC Sr United States
49 Dick Gibbs CHI CHI to SDR GF 6-5 210 22 6 UTEP Sr United States
50 Ken Mayfield NYK SG 6-2 185 22 0 Tuskegee Sr United States
51 Gary Brell MIL F 6-6 - N/A 0 Marquette Jr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
52 Cliff Harris CLE F 6-7 195 N/A 1 Hardin-Simmons Sr United States
53 Jimmy O'Brien BUF G 6-2 180 21 0 Boston College Sr United States
54 Bobby Fields POR G 6-2 175 21 1 La Salle Sr United States
55 Sid Catlett CIN F 6-6 230 22 1 Notre Dame Sr United States
56 Poo Welch ATL G 6-3 - N/A 0 Houston Sr United States
57 Pembroke Burrows SEA C 7-0 240 N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
58 Tom Owens HOU FC 6-10 215 21 7 South Carolina Sr United States
59 Greg Gary GOS G 6-3 185 N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
60 Willie Allen WAS F 6-6 230 22 1 Miami (FL) Sr United States
61 Randy Denton BOS C 6-10 240 22 1 Duke Sr United States
62 Jarrett Durham DET F 6-5 188 21 0 Duquesne Sr United States
63 Chip Johnson PHL F 6-6 210 23 0 Augusta University Sr United States
64 Roger Brown LAL C 6-11 225 21 4 Kansas Sr United States
65 Walt Szczerbiak PHX F 6-6 210 21 1 George Washington Sr United States
66 Jim Irving CHI G 6-1 180 N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
67 Steve Niles NYK C 7-0 240 N/A 1 Texas A&M Sr United States
68 Henry Smith MIL PF 6-8 210 N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
69 Brian Mahoney CLE SG 6-3 175 22 1 Manhattan Sr United States
70 Garry Nelson BUF - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr N/A
71 Hector Blondet POR - - N/A 0 Murray State Sr N/A
72 Jim Guymond CIN - - N/A 0 Eastern New Mexico Sr N/A
73 Tyrone Marionneaux CIN - - N/A 0 Loyola (NO) Sr United States
74 Jeff Smith SEA - - N/A 1 New Mexico State Sr United States
75 Rudy Benjamin SDR - - N/A 0 Michigan State Sr United States
76 Odis Allison GOS SF 6-6 195 21 1 UNLV Sr United States
77 Don Johnson WAS F 6-5 - N/A 0 Tennessee Sr United States
78 Greg Nelson SDR F 6-6 - N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
79 Vincent White DET F 6-7 - N/A 0 Savannah State Sr United States
80 Richard Hood PHL - - N/A 1 Phillips Sr N/A
81 Lee Dedmon LAL C 6-10 195 N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
82 Ken Gardner PHX SF 6-5 205 21 1 Utah Sr United States
83 Larry Weatherford CHI - - N/A 0 Purdue Sr United States
84 Bob Kissane PHX - - N/A 1 Holy Cross Sr United States
85 Barry Nelson MIL C 6-10 230 21 1 Duquesne Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
86 Mike Childress CLE - - N/A 0 Colorado State Sr N/A
87 Glen Summors BUF - - N/A 0 Gannon Jr N/A
88 Jim Day POR - - N/A 1 Morehead State Sr N/A
89 Gil McGregor CIN PF 6-8 240 21 1 Wake Forest Sr United States
90 Willie Humes ATL G 6-1 - N/A 0 Idaho Sr United States
91 Mike Neciase SEA - - N/A 0 William Carey Sr N/A
92 Gary Reist SDR - - N/A 0 Rice Sr United States
93 Charles Johnson GOS PG 6-0 170 21 7 California Sr United States
94 John Novey WAS C - - N/A 1 Mount St. Mary's Sr United States
95 Thorpe Weber BOS - - N/A 0 Vanderbilt Sr United States
96 Jim Larranga DET - - 21 0 Providence Sr United States
97 Jake Jones PHL SG 6-3 180 21 1 Assumption College Sr United States
98 Bill Brickhouse LAL - - N/A 0 Montana State Sr N/A
99 Bill Graham PHX - - N/A 1 Kentucky State Sr N/A
100 Jim England CHI - - N/A 0 Tennessee Sr N/A
101 Bill Mainor NYK G - - N/A 0 Fordham Sr United States
102 Ed Kemp MIL FC 6-7 - N/A 0 Adams State Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
103 Tom Bush CLE - - N/A 0 Drake Sr N/A
104 Randy Smith BUF GF 6-3 180 22 12 Buffalo State Jr United States
105 Gene Knolle POR - - N/A 1 Texas Tech Sr N/A
106 Ollie Shannon CIN G 6-2 - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
107 Mike Jordan ATL - - N/A 0 Savannah State Sr United States
108 John Duncan SEA - - N/A 0 Kentucky Wesleyan Sr United States
109 Eric Hill SDR G - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
110 Ken May GOS - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
111 Dennis Hogg WAS - - N/A 0 Washington State Sr United States
112 Skip Young BOS - - N/A 0 Florida State Sr United States
113 Steve Kelly DET F 6-3 180 N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
114 Curtis Ford PHL - - N/A 0 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Sr N/A
115 Gene Gathers LAL - - N/A 0 Bradley Sr N/A
116 Ralph Brateris PHX - - N/A 0 The College of New Jersey Sr N/A
117 Artis Gilmore CHI C 7-2 240 21 12 Jacksonville Sr United States
118 Danny Davis NYK - - N/A 1 Henderson State Sr N/A
119 Gene Phillips MIL SG 6-4 175 22 0 Southern Methodist Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
120 Charlie Davis CLE SG 6-2 160 21 3 Wake Forest Sr United States
121 Craig Love BUF C 6-10 - N/A 1 Ohio Sr United States
122 John Sutter POR - - N/A 1 Tulane Sr United States
123 Frank Fitzgerald CIN - - N/A 0 Boston College Sr United States
124 Jim Smith ATL - - N/A 1 Kentucky Wesleyan Sr United States
125 Chuck Lowery SEA SG 6-3 185 21 1 Puget Sound Sr United States
126 Rick Katherman SDR F 6-7 180 N/A 0 Duke Sr United States
127 Jim Haderlein GOS - - N/A 0 Loyola Marymount Sr N/A
128 Russell Golden WAS F - - N/A 0 Jackson State Jr United States
129 John Ribock BOS PF 6-8 - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
130 Wayne Jones DET - - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States
131 Barry Yates PHL PF 6-7 215 25 1 Maryland Sr United States
132 Luke Adams LAL - - N/A 0 Lamar Sr N/A
133 Vernell Ellzy PHX F 6-4 213 N/A 0 Florida State Sr United States
134 Clarence Sherrod CHI - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
135 Leroy Eldridge NYK - - N/A 0 Cheyney Sr N/A
136 Felix Thurston MIL - - N/A 1 Trinity University Sr N/A

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
137 Rich Walker CLE - - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr N/A
138 Gary Stewart BUF F 6-6 220 N/A 0 Canisius Jr United States
139 Goo Kennedy POR GF 6-5 205 21 1 Texas Christian Jr United States
140 Ernie Fleming ATL F 6-7 190 N/A 0 Jacksonville Jr United States
141 Larry Holliday SEA - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr N/A
142 Willie Kerry SDR - - N/A 0 Denver Sr United States
143 Clarence Smith GOS - - N/A 0 Villanova Sr N/A
144 Ron Johnson WAS - - N/A 0 Murray State Sr N/A
145 Ray Green BOS - - N/A 0 California University of Pennsylvania Sr United States
146 Paul Botts DET G 6-4 - N/A 0 Central Michigan Sr N/A
147 Tom Lee PHL - - N/A 1 Arizona Sr United States
148 Bob Cheeks LAL - - N/A 0 Whittier Sr N/A
149 Mike Johnson PHX - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr N/A
150 Jackie Dinkins CHI SF 6-5 210 21 1 Voorhees Sr United States
151 Mike O'Brien NYK - - N/A 0 Saint Leo Sr N/A
152 Rick Howat MIL - - N/A 0 Illinois Sr N/A

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
153 Jim Meredith CLE - - N/A 0 Washington State Sr N/A
154 Don Ward BUF - - N/A 0 Colgate Sr N/A
155 Greg Starrick POR G 6-2 - N/A 0 Southern Illinois Jr United States
156 Ron Rippitoe ATL - - N/A 0 Lipscomb Sr United States
157 Ed Huston SEA - - N/A 0 Puget Sound Sr N/A
158 Calvin Oliver SDR - - N/A 0 Texas-RGV Sr N/A
159 Bill Drosdiak GOS - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr N/A
160 Eddie Myers WAS - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
161 Dale Dover BOS G 6-2 190 N/A 0 Harvard Sr United States
162 Steve Butcher DET - - N/A 0 Pikeville Sr N/A
163 Jim Dinwiddie PHL G 6-4 175 22 0 Kentucky Sr United States
164 Cliff Mosely LAL - - N/A 0 Quinnipiac Sr N/A
165 Tom Newell PHX - - N/A 0 Hawaii Sr United States
166 David Withers CHI - - N/A 0 Delaware Sr N/A
167 Andy Toth NYK G 6-3 - N/A 0 Cheyney Sr United States
168 Dan Fife MIL PG - - N/A 0 Michigan Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
169 Mike Casey CLE G 6-4 187 22 0 Kentucky Sr United States
170 Bill Warner BUF SF - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
171 Howard Burford POR C 6-8 - N/A 0 Gonzaga Sr United States
172 Levi Wyatt ATL C - - N/A 0 Alcorn State Sr United States
173 Jerome Perry SEA - - N/A 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
174 Doug Rex SDR - - N/A 0 UC Santa Barbara Sr United States
175 Chuck Olowski WAS - - N/A 0 University of Baltimore Sr N/A
176 Reggie Brooks BOS - - N/A 0 Southern New Hampshire Sr United States
177 Larry Saunders DET C 6-9 220 N/A 0 Duke Sr United States
178 Dana Pagett PHL G 6-2 180 21 0 USC Sr United States
179 Paul Leitz PHX - - N/A 0 Western Carolina Sr N/A
180 Al Smith CHI PG 6-1 185 24 0 Bradley So United States
181 Ken Davis NYK G 5-11 181 N/A 0 Georgetown College (Kentucky) Sr United States
182 Blaine Henry MIL - - N/A 1 Marshall Sr N/A

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
183 Skip Hess CLE C 7-0 - N/A 0 Toledo Jr United States
184 Butch Webster BUF G 6-4 - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
185 Don Sechler POR - - N/A 0 Delaware Valley Sr United States
186 Roger Moore ATL - - N/A 0 Columbus State Sr United States
187 Chris Schrobilgen SDR PF 6-8 - N/A 0 USC Sr United States
188 Bob Connor WAS - - N/A 0 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
189 John Dalton BOS - - N/A 0 Suffolk Sr United States
190 Bob Horn DET - - N/A 0 Drake Sr N/A
191 Ken Kowall PHL - - N/A 0 Ohio Sr United States
192 Floyd Mason PHX - - N/A 0 Alcorn State Sr United States
193 Ken Riley CHI - - N/A 0 Middle Tennessee State Sr N/A
194 Carl Greenfield NYK - - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
195 Gene Mumford MIL - - N/A 1 Scranton Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
196 Bobby Jones CLE - - N/A 0 Drake Sr United States
197 Pete Smith BUF GF 6-6 205 N/A 0 Valdosta State Sr N/A
198 Ed Jenkins ATL - - N/A 0 Shaw Sr N/A
199 Lee McCollough SDR - - N/A 0 Indiana Sr United States
200 Tom Crosswhite WAS - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr N/A
201 Leroy Chalk BOS - - N/A 0 Nebraska Sr United States
202 Willie Roberson DET - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
203 Hank Commodore PHL - - N/A 0 Northwestern Oklahoma State Sr United States
204 Ron Dorsey PHX - - 22 0 Tennessee State Sr N/A
205 Ed Goode CHI - - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States
206 Larry Duckworth NYK - - N/A 0 Henderson State Jr United States
207 Pierre Russell MIL G 6-4 190 21 0 Kansas Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
208 Bubbles Harris CLE G 6-0 175 N/A 1 Indiana Sr United States
209 Ray Lavender BUF - - N/A 0 Drury University Sr N/A
210 Gene Roberson SDR - - N/A 0 Canisius Sr United States
211 Rudy Peele WAS - - N/A 0 Norfolk State Sr United States
212 Art Davis DET - - N/A 0 Johnson C. Smith Sr N/A
213 Ken Booker PHX GF 6-4 - N/A 1 UCLA Sr United States
214 Richard Dixon CHI - - N/A 0 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
215 Jack O'Connor NYK - - N/A 0 Providence (Mo) Sr N/A
216 George Jackson MIL - - N/A 1 Dayton Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
217 Larry Baker CLE - - N/A 0 Wittenberg Sr United States
218 William Chatmon BUF - - N/A 0 Baylor Sr N/A
219 Terry Guigg SDR - - N/A 0 Gonzaga Sr N/A
220 James Morrell WAS - - N/A 0 Norfolk State Sr United States
221 James Fleming DET F - - N/A 1 Alcorn State Sr United States
222 Curtis Carter PHX - - N/A 0 Bishop College (TX) Sr N/A
223 Liscio Thomas CHI - - N/A 0 Furman Sr N/A
224 Loyd King MIL SG 6-2 180 21 0 Virginia Tech Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
225 Vance Tyree CLE - - N/A 0 Milwaukee Sr N/A
226 James Douglas BUF - - N/A 0 Memphis Sr N/A
227 Leonard Jackson SDR - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr N/A
228 Fred Smiley DET - - N/A 0 Detroit-Mercy Sr N/A
229 Bob Bissant CHI - - N/A 0 Loyola (NO) Sr United States

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
230 Nelson Isley BUF G 6-4 210 23 0 LSU Sr United States
231 Steve Sims SDR - - N/A 0 Pepperdine Sr N/A
232 Leroy Jenkins DET G 6-2 - N/A 0 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States

18th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
233 Joey Meyer BUF - - 21 0 DePaul Sr N/A
234 Carlos Quintar SDR G 6-4 192 31 0   Mexico
235 Ike Bundy DET - - N/A 0 Detroit Tech Sr United States

19th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
236 Gary Schneider SDR - - N/A 0 San Diego State Sr N/A
237 Ed Jenkins DET - - N/A 0 Shaw Sr N/A

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