1972 NBA Draft Recap

The 1972 NBA Draft took place in Location Unknown on April 10, 1972

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 LaRue Martin POR C 6-11 208 22 6 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
2 Bob McAdoo BUF FC 6-9 210 20 14 North Carolina Jr United States
3 Dwight Davis CLE PF 6-8 220 22 5 Houston Sr United States
4 Corky Calhoun PHX F 6-7 210 21 8 Pennsylvania Sr United States
5 Freddie Boyd PHL G 6-2 180 21 6 Oregon State Sr United States
6 Russ Lee MIL SF 6-5 185 22 3 Marshall Sr United States
7 Bud Stallworth SEA GF 6-5 190 22 5 Kansas Sr United States
8 Tom Riker NYK C 6-10 225 22 3 South Carolina Sr United States
9 Bob Nash DET SF 6-8 195 21 5 Hawaii Sr United States
10 Paul Westphal BOS G 6-4 195 21 12 USC Sr United States
11 Ralph Simpson CHI GF 6-5 200 22 4 Michigan State Sr United States
12 Julius Erving MIL SF 6-6 200 22 15 Massachusetts Sr United States
13 Travis Grant LAL SF 6-7 215 22 3 Kentucky State Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
14 Bob Davis POR SF 6-7 215 22 1 Weber State Sr United States
15 Harold Fox BUF PG 6-2 175 22 1 Jacksonville Sr United States
16 Jim Price LAL G 6-3 195 22 7 Louisville Sr United States
17 Chris Ford DET SG 6-5 190 23 10 Villanova Sr United States
18 Joby Wright SEA PF 6-8 220 21 1 Indiana Sr United States
19 Sam Siebert KCK PF 6-7 215 23 1 Kentucky State Sr United States
20 John Gianelli HOU FC 6-10 220 21 8 Pacific Sr United States
21 Steve Bracey ATL G 6-1 175 21 3 Tulsa Sr United States
22 Paul Stovall LAL G 6-4 215 23 1 Arizona State Sr United States
23 Brian Taylor SEA G 6-2 185 20 6 Princeton Jr United States
24 Steve Hawes CLE CLE to HOU C 6-9 220 21 10 Washington Sr United States
25 Tom Patterson WAS F 6-6 220 23 2 Ouachita Baptist Sr United States
26 Dave Twardzik POR PG 6-1 175 21 4 Old Dominion Sr United States
27 Dennis Wuycik BOS F 6-6 215 22 0 North Carolina Sr United States
28 Mike Ratliff CIN C 6-10 230 20 2 Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sr United States
29 Chuck Terry MIL SF 6-6 215 21 3 Long Beach State Sr United States
30 Ollie Johnson POR SF 6-6 200 22 10 Temple Jr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
31 Lloyd Neal POR PF 6-7 225 21 7 Tennessee State Sr United States
32 Bob Morse BUF F 6-8 - 21 0 Pennsylvania Sr United States
33 Scott English PHX SF 6-6 205 21 1 UTEP Sr United States
34 Don Buse PHX G 6-4 190 21 9 Evansville Sr United States
35 Frank Russell CHI SG 6-3 180 22 1 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
36 Charlie Tharp PHL C 6-11 240 23 0 Belhaven Sr United States
37 Eric McWilliams HOU PF 6-8 200 21 1 Long Beach State Sr United States
38 Ron Riley KCK PF 6-8 195 21 4 USC Sr United States
39 Kevin Porter WAS PG 6-0 170 21 11 St. Francis (PA) Sr United States
40 Jim Creighton SEA PF 6-8 200 21 1 Colorado Sr United States
41 Ansley Truitt NYK PF 6-9 215 21 0 California Sr United States
42 Claude Terry PHX GF 6-4 195 22 2 Stanford Sr United States
43 Bill Chamberlain GOS GOS to PHX SF 6-6 188 22 1 North Carolina Sr United States
44 Wayne Grabiec BOS G 6-6 - N/A 1 Michigan Sr United States
45 Chuck Jura CHI CHI to CLE C 6-10 220 N/A 0 Nebraska Sr United States
46 George Adams MIL F 6-5 220 22 1 Gardner-Webb Sr United States
47 Gregg Northington LAL C 7-1 238 22 0 Alabama State Jr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
48 Gary Stewart POR F 6-6 220 N/A 0 Canisius Jr United States
49 George Bryant BUF G 6-0 185 N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
50 Hank Siemiontkowski CLE - - N/A 1 Villanova Sr United States
51 Ernie Fleming DET F 6-7 190 N/A 0 Jacksonville Jr United States
52 Marshall Wingate PHL G 6-4 170 N/A 1 Niagara Sr United States
53 Frank Schade KCK G 6-1 170 22 1 Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sr United States
54 Wilbert Robinson HOU G 6-2 170 22 0 West Virginia Sr United States
55 Reggie Bird ATL G 6-1 170 N/A 0 Princeton Sr United States
56 Al Saunders WAS PF 6-8 255 22 0 LSU Sr United States
57 Joe Mackey SEA F 6-6 190 N/A 1 USC Sr United States
58 Henry Bibby NYK G 6-1 185 22 9 UCLA Sr United States
59 Matt Gantt PHX F 6-5 200 N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
60 John Tschogl GOS SF 6-6 206 21 3 UC Santa Barbara Sr United States
61 Nate Stephens BOS C 6-11 230 N/A 1 Long Beach State Jr United States
62 Ted Martiniuk CHI G 6-2 180 N/A 0 Saint Peter's Sr United States
63 Art White MIL F 6-6 190 N/A 1 Georgetown Sr (Inelig United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
64 Mike Reid POR - - N/A 0 UC Riverside Sr N/A
65 Arnie Berman BUF C 6-7 - N/A 0 Brown Sr United States
66 Sam Cash CLE PF 6-8 230 21 0 UC Riverside Sr United States
67 Ernest Pettis DET - - N/A 0 Western Michigan Sr N/A
68 Dave Bustion CIN PF 6-8 215 22 0 Denver Sr United States
69 Joe Bynes PHL - - N/A 0 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sr N/A
70 James Silas HOU PG 6-1 180 23 7 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
71 Bob Lackey ATL GF 6-5 200 23 0 Marquette Sr United States
72 Walter Jones WAS F 6-7 - N/A 0 Long Island Sr United States
73 Gary Ladd SEA PG 5-10 - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
74 Bob Ford NYK FC 6-7 228 22 0 Purdue Sr United States
75 Wardell Dyson PHX C 6-9 - N/A 1 Shaw Sr United States
76 Charles Dudley GOS PG 6-2 180 22 7 Washington Sr United States
77 Bryan Adrian BOS - - N/A 0 Davidson Sr N/A
78 Rowland Garrett CHI SF 6-6 210 21 5 Florida State Sr United States
79 Ron Harris MIL F - - N/A 1 Wichita State Sr United States
80 Glen Summors LAL - - N/A 0 Gannon Jr N/A

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
81 Joe Gaines POR F 6-8 - N/A 0 Belmont Sr United States
82 Ed Czernota BUF - - N/A 0 Sacred Heart Sr N/A
83 Tom Parker CLE F 6-6 215 21 0 Kentucky Sr United States
84 Terry Benton DET - - N/A 0 Wichita State Sr United States
85 John Glover PHL - - N/A 1 Wiley Sr N/A
86 Jerry Crocker CIN - - N/A 0 Guilford Sr N/A
87 Mike Collins HOU - - N/A 0 Seattle Sr N/A
88 Randy Noll ATL PF 6-8 210 N/A 0 Marshall Sr United States
89 Dwaine Dillard WAS SF 6-6 230 23 1 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
90 Ron Thomas SEA PF 6-6 215 21 1 Louisville Sr United States
91 Greg Cleuss NYK - - N/A 1 St. John's Sr N/A
92 Charlie Edge PHX SF 6-6 210 22 1 LeMoyne-Owen College Jr United States
93 Henry Bacon GOS G 6-3 205 23 0 Louisville Sr United States
94 Doug Holcomb BOS F - - N/A 0 Memphis Sr United States
95 Mike Stewart CHI C 6-10 - N/A 0 Santa Clara Jr United States
96 Wally Wright BOS - - N/A 0 Pine Manor Sr N/A
97 Sam Simmons LAL - - N/A 0 Bradley Sr N/A

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
98 Bob Lynn POR - - N/A 0 Long Beach State Sr N/A
99 Greg Kohls BUF G 6-1 170 N/A 0 Syracuse Sr United States
100 Steve Davidson CLE - - N/A 0 West Texas A&M Sr N/A
101 Bruce Anderson DET - - N/A 1 Arizona Sr United States
102 Mike Sneed CIN - - N/A 0 Fayetteville State Sr N/A
103 Curtis Pritchett PHL - - N/A 0 St. Augustine's College (Raleigh) Sr N/A
104 Mike Jackson HOU PF 6-7 215 22 0 Cal State Los Angeles Sr United States
105 Billy Pleas ATL - - N/A 0 Detroit-Mercy Sr N/A
106 Marvin Brown WAS F - - N/A 1 Jackson State Sr United States
107 Jerry Dunn SEA F - - N/A 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
108 Tracy Tripucka NYK - - N/A 1 Lafayette Sr United States
109 Bernie Fryer PHX SG 6-3 185 22 2 Brigham Young Jr United States
110 Will Franklin GOS PF 6-7 220 22 0 Purdue Sr United States
111 Stephen Previs BOS G 6-3 180 22 0 North Carolina Sr United States
112 Jerry Pender CHI SG 6-2 185 22 0 Fresno State Sr United States
113 Mickey Davis MIL GF 6-7 195 21 5 Duquesne Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
114 Ruben Vance POR G - - N/A 0 Kent State Sr United States
115 Andy Denny BUF - - N/A 0 South Alabama Sr United States
116 Roger Evans CLE F - - N/A 0 Kent State Sr United States
117 Ben Kelso DET G 6-3 195 22 1 Central Michigan Sr United States
118 Jim Kopp PHL - - N/A 1 Rockhurst Sr N/A
119 Jerry Clack CIN - - N/A 0 Oklahoma State Sr N/A
120 Henry Harris HOU - - N/A 0 Auburn Sr N/A
121 Oscar Evans ATL - - N/A 0 Butler Sr N/A
122 Jim Floyd WAS - - N/A 0 Shaw Sr United States
123 Willie Stoudamire SEA - - N/A 0 Portland State Sr N/A
124 Tom Corde NYK G - - N/A 0 Ohio Sr United States
125 Russell Golden PHX F - - N/A 0 Jackson State Jr United States
126 John Burks GOS - - N/A 0 San Francisco Sr N/A
127 Sam McCarney BOS - - N/A 0 Oral Roberts Sr N/A
128 Cavin Anderson CHI - - N/A 0 Valley City State Sr N/A
129 Charles Kirkland MIL - - N/A 0 Cheyney Sr N/A

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
130 Scott McCandlish POR C - - N/A 0 Virginia Sr United States
131 John Collins BUF - - N/A 1 SUNY Brockport Sr N/A
132 Greg Starrick CLE G 6-2 - N/A 0 Southern Illinois Jr United States
133 Jessie Mangham DET F 6-5 - N/A 1 Ferris State Sr United States
134 Steve McMahon CIN - - N/A 1 Merrimack College Sr United States
135 Rod Murray PHL - - N/A 1 Cal State Los Angeles Sr N/A
136 Larry Strozier ATL - - N/A 0 Morehouse Sr N/A
137 Ruppert Breedlove WAS C 7-0 - N/A 0 Oglethorpe Sr United States
138 Dwight Holliday SEA - - N/A 0 Hawaii Sr United States
139 Tom Sullivan NYK C - - 21 0 Fordham Sr United States
140 Bill Kennedy PHX G - - N/A 0 Arizona Sr United States
141 Bill Duey GOS - - N/A 0 California Sr United States
142 Ralph Houston CHI - - N/A 0 West Texas A&M Sr N/A
143 Jim Regenold MIL - - N/A 1 Ball State Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
144 Kresimir Cosic POR C 6-11 210 23 0 Brigham Young Jr Croatia
145 Kent Martens CLE - - N/A 0 Abilene Christian Sr N/A
146 Kent Hollenbeck DET G 6-4 190 21 0 Kentucky Sr United States
147 Gary Watson PHL FC - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
148 Dave Hall CIN - - N/A 1 Kansas State Sr N/A
149 Jim Clesson ATL G - - N/A 1 Tulsa Sr United States
150 Will Loftin WAS - - N/A 0 Louisiana Sr N/A
151 Dan Stewart SEA - - N/A 0 Washington State Sr N/A
152 Richie Garner NYK SG - - N/A 0 Manhattan Sr United States
153 Al Vilcheck PHX - - N/A 1 Louisville Sr N/A
154 Marty Hunt BOS - - N/A 0 Kenyon College Sr United States
155 Chuck Taylor CHI - - N/A 0 West Liberty Sr N/A
156 Jolly Spight MIL - - N/A 0 Santa Clara Sr N/A

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
157 Jimmy Wilkins POR - - N/A 0 San Diego State Sr N/A
158 Jim Prokell BUF - - N/A 0 Edinboro Sr N/A
159 Floyd Mathew CIN - - N/A 0 Northern Arizona Sr N/A
160 Charles Allen ATL - - N/A 0 Texas Southern Sr N/A
161 Marvin Watkins WAS - - N/A 1 Jackson State Sr N/A
162 Steve Turner SEA C 7-2 - N/A 0 Vanderbilt Jr United States
163 Chic Downing NYK - - N/A 0 Benedictine University Sr N/A
164 John Belcher PHX F - - N/A 0 Arkansas State Sr United States
165 Mark Minor BOS SF 6-6 215 21 1 Ohio State Sr United States
166 Jackie Young CHI - - N/A 0 Rocky Mountain Sr N/A

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
167 Frank Dewitt BUF F - - N/A 0 Virginia Sr N/A
168 Len Baltimore CIN F 6-6 - N/A 0 George Washington Sr United States
169 James Green ATL - - N/A 0 Paine College Sr N/A
170 Lloyd Adams WAS - - N/A 0 Rhode Island Sr N/A
171 Gregg Daust SEA - - N/A 0 Missouri-St.Louis Sr N/A
172 Mark Soderberg PHX C 6-10 225 21 0 Utah Sr United States
173 Phil Stephens BOS - - N/A 0 South Carolina State Sr N/A
174 Al Cotler CHI GF 6-5 - N/A 0 Pennsylvania Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
175 Larry Morris POR - - N/A 0 Tulsa Sr N/A
176 Kim Huband BUF G 6-4 - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
177 Kent Scott CIN - - N/A 0 Pittsburgh Sr N/A
178 Mike Krawzyk WAS - - N/A 0 Loyola (MD) Sr United States
179 Kelly Utley PHX GF - - N/A 0 Shaw Sr United States
180 Mike Barr CHI G 6-3 180 21 1 Duquesne Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
181 Paul Kelley POR - - N/A 0 Shaw Sr N/A
182 Greg Corson BUF - - N/A 0 North Carolina Sr N/A
183 Bob Allen CIN - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr N/A
184 Aubrey Nash WAS G 6-1 - N/A 0 Kansas Sr N/A
185 Cleveland Hill SEA - - N/A 0 Nicholls State Sr N/A
186 Ray Golson PHX - - N/A 0 Texas State Sr N/A
187 Andrew Pettes CHI G 6-2 175 N/A 0 Oklahoma Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
188 Rich Haubeggar POR - - N/A 0 Wake Forest Sr N/A
189 Paul Hoffman BUF G - - N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
190 Mike Jefferies CIN - - N/A 0 Oklahoma State Sr N/A
191 Gary Handelman WAS - - N/A 0 Johns Hopkins Sr N/A
192 Greg Lowery CHI - - N/A 0 Texas Tech Sr N/A

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
193 Mose Adolph POR G - - N/A 0 Cal State Los Angeles Sr N/A
194 Norman Bounds BUF - - N/A 0 SUNY Brockport Sr N/A
195 Mike Peterson CIN - - N/A 0 Nebraska Sr N/A
196 Charles Hall CHI - - N/A 0 Montana Western Sr N/A

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
197 John Thornton CHI - - N/A 1 South Carolina State Sr N/A

18th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
198 Ron Manning CHI - - N/A 0 Manhattan Sr N/A

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Hawthorne Wingo F 6-6 210 24 4 Friendship College Jr United States
Paul McCracken G 6-4 180 21 3 Cal State Northridge Sr United States

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