1973 NBA Draft Recap

The 1973 NBA Draft took place in Location Unknown on April 24, 1973

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Doug Collins PHL GF 6-6 180 21 8 Illinois State Sr United States
2 Jim Brewer CLE PF 6-9 210 21 9 Minnesota Sr United States
3 Ernie DiGregorio BUF PG 6-0 180 22 6 Providence Sr United States
4 Mike Green SEA C 6-10 200 21 4 Louisiana Tech Sr United States
5 Kermit Washington LAL FC 6-8 230 21 9 American University Sr United States
6 Ed Ratleff HOU GF 6-6 195 23 5 Long Beach State Sr United States
7 Ron Behagen KCK FC 6-9 185 22 7 Minnesota Sr United States
8 Mike Bantom PHX FC 6-9 200 21 9 Saint Francis of Assisi College Sr United States
9 Dwight Jones ATL FC 6-10 210 21 10 Houston Jr United States
10 John Brown ATL SF 6-7 220 21 7 Missouri Sr Germany / United States
11 Kevin Joyce GOS G 6-3 190 21 0 South Carolina Sr United States
12 Kevin Kunnert CHI CHI to BUF FC 7-0 230 21 9 Iowa Sr United States
13 Nick Weatherspoon WAS SF 6-7 195 22 7 Illinois Sr United States
14 Mel Davis NYK F 6-6 220 22 4 St. John's Jr United States
15 Barry Parkhill POR SG 6-4 185 21 0 Virginia Sr United States
16 Swen Nater MIL C 6-11 240 23 8 UCLA Sr Netherlands
17 Steve Downing BOS C 6-8 225 22 2 Indiana Sr United States
18 Raymond Lewis PHL G 6-2 175 20 1 Cal State Los Angeles So United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
19 Louie Nelson WAS G 6-3 190 21 5 Washington Sr United States
20 Mike D'Antoni KCK SG 6-3 185 21 4 Marshall Sr United States
21 Allan Bristow PHL GF 6-7 210 21 10 Virginia Tech Sr United States
22 George McGinnis PHL PF 6-8 235 22 7 Indiana Sr United States
23 Billy Schaeffer LAL SF 6-5 200 21 1 St. John's Sr United States
24 Kevin Stacom CHI SG 6-3 185 21 6 Providence Jr United States
25 Larry McNeill KCK FC 6-9 195 22 6 Marquette Jr United States
26 Allan Hornyak CLE G 6-1 180 22 1 Ohio State Sr United States
27 Tom Ingelsby ATL PG 6-3 180 22 1 Villanova Sr United States
28 Patrick McFarland NYK SG 6-5 185 21 0 Saint Joseph's Sr United States
29 Derrek Dickey GOS F 6-7 218 22 6 Cincinnati Sr United States
30 Wendell Hudson CHI F 6-6 185 22 0 Alabama Sr United States
31 Jim Chones LAL LAL to CLE FC 6-11 220 23 8 Marquette Sr United States
32 Caldwell Jones PHL FC 6-11 216 22 16 Albany State (GA) Sr United States
33 Gary Melchionni PHX G 6-2 185 22 2 Duke Sr United States
34 Pete Perry LAL C 6-11 220 25 1 Texas-RGV Sr United States
35 Phil Hankinson BOS PF 6-8 195 21 2 Pennsylvania Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
36 Ted Manakas ATL SG 6-2 180 22 1 Princeton Sr United States
37 Jim O'Brien CLE F 6-7 200 21 1 Maryland Sr United States
38 Kenny Charles BUF SG 6-3 180 21 5 Fordham Sr Trinidad and Tobago
39 Martin Terry CHI G 6-4 - N/A 1 Arkansas Sr United States
40 Ozzie Edwards CLE SG 6-4 215 N/A 0 Oklahoma City Sr United States
41 James Lister CLE C 6-9 225 21 0 Sam Houston State Sr United States
42 Joe Reaves PHX SF 6-5 210 22 1 Bethel (Tennessee) Sr United States
43 Steve Mitchell PHX C 6-10 250 N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
44 Bo Lamar DET PG 6-1 180 22 1 Louisiana Sr United States
45 Leonard Gray ATL FC 6-8 240 21 3 Long Beach State Sr United States
46 Jim Retseck GOS PF 6-9 200 N/A 0 Auburn Sr United States
47 Steve Newsome CHI PF 6-8 200 N/A 0 Houston Sr United States
48 Tom Kozelko WAS PF 6-8 220 21 3 Toledo Sr United States
49 Allie McGuire NYK G 6-3 175 21 1 Marquette Sr United States
50 Larry Kenon DET PF 6-9 205 20 7 Memphis Jr United States
51 E.C. Coleman HOU PF 6-8 225 22 6 Houston Baptist Sr United States
52 Martinez Denmon BOS PG 6-2 175 21 0 Iowa State Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
53 Darrel Minniefield PHL PF 6-8 205 22 0 New Mexico Sr United States
54 Doug Little BUF G 6-4 200 N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
55 Bird Averitt POR SG 6-1 170 20 2 Pepperdine Sr United States
56 June Harris SEA G 6-3 170 N/A 0 North Carolina A&T Sr United States
57 Luke Witte CLE C 7-0 235 22 3 Ohio State Sr United States
58 Lee Colburn HOU F 6-6 - 22 0 South Dakota Sr United States
59 Clyde Turner MIL PF 6-8 200 N/A 1 Minnesota Sr United States
60 Ronnie Robinson PHX PF 6-8 200 22 0 Memphis Sr United States
61 Ken Brady DET C 6-10 235 N/A 1 Michigan Sr United States
62 James Brown ATL F 6-6 - N/A 0 Harvard Sr United States
63 Ron King GOS SG 6-4 185 21 0 Florida State Sr United States
64 Mark Sibley CHI G 6-2 175 22 1 Northwestern Sr United States
65 Aron Stewart WAS GF 6-5 205 22 0 Richmond Jr United States
66 George Karl NYK G 6-2 185 21 2 North Carolina Sr United States
67 Harry Rogers MIL SF 6-7 195 22 1 Saint Louis Sr United States
68 Larry Finch LAL SG 6-2 185 22 0 Memphis Sr United States
69 Richie Fuqua BOS SG 6-4 180 22 0 Oral Roberts Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
70 Reggie Royals PHL C 6-10 200 22 0 Florida State Sr United States
71 Fran Costello POR FC 6-7 - N/A 1 Providence Sr United States
72 Randy Noll BUF PF 6-8 210 N/A 0 Marshall Sr United States
73 Chuck Iverson SEA - - N/A 0 South Dakota Sr United States
74 John Coughran CLE SF 6-7 225 21 2 California Sr United States
75 Gary Rhoades HOU - - N/A 0 Colorado State Sr United States
76 M.L. Carr KCK GF 6-6 205 22 11 Guilford Sr United States
77 Clinton Harris PHX - - N/A 0 Iowa State Sr United States
78 Henry Wilmore DET GF 6-3 175 N/A 0 Michigan Sr United States
79 Dave Winfield ATL - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
80 Nate Stephens GOS C 6-11 230 N/A 1 Long Beach State Jr United States
81 Ray Simpson CHI - - N/A 0 Furman Sr United States
82 Danny Traylor WAS - - N/A 0 South Carolina Sr United States
83 Dennis Bell NYK SF 6-5 185 21 3 Drake Sr United States
84 Kresimir Cosic LAL C 6-11 210 24 0 Brigham Young Jr Croatia
85 Larry Jackson MIL - - N/A 1 Northern Illinois Sr United States
86 Byron Jones BOS - - N/A 0 San Francisco Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
87 Sterling Wright PHL C 6-7 - N/A 0 Lincoln University Sr United States
88 Mike Macaluso BUF SF 6-5 210 21 1 Canisius Sr United States
89 Neal Jurgensen POR - - N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
90 Bill McCoy SEA G - - N/A 0 Northern Iowa Sr United States
91 Willie Calvert CLE C - - N/A 0 Abilene Christian Sr United States
92 Tom Peck HOU - - N/A 0 Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sr United States
93 Mike Quick KCK - - N/A 0 San Francisco Sr United States
94 Gene Doyle PHX C 6-8 - N/A 0 Holy Cross Sr United States
95 Dennis Johnson DET F 6-6 190 N/A 0 Ferris State Sr United States
96 John Williamson ATL G 6-2 185 21 5 New Mexico State So United States
97 Bob Lauriski GOS - - N/A 0 Utah State Sr United States
98 Johnny Neumann CHI F 6-6 200 21 2 Ole Miss Sr United States
99 Mike Allocco WAS G - - N/A 0 Stonehill Sr United States
100 Larry Lilly NYK - - N/A 0 Alabama State Sr United States
101 James Floyd MIL - - N/A 0 Shaw Sr United States
102 David Brent LAL - - N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
103 Joe Cafferky BOS G - - N/A 0 NC State Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
104 James Greene PHL - - N/A 0 Kentucky Wesleyan Sr United States
105 Larry Hollyfield POR GF 6-5 215 N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
106 Tim Bassett BUF FC 6-8 225 22 4 Georgia Sr United States
107 Jim Andrews SEA C 6-11 235 21 0 Kentucky Sr United States
108 Larry Farmer CLE - - N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
109 Fred DeVaughn HOU - - N/A 0 Westmont Sr United States
110 Mike Jeffries KCK - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States
111 Jerry Bisbano PHX G 6-6 - N/A 0 Louisiana Sr United States
112 Fred Smiley DET - - N/A 0 Northwood (MI) Sr United States
113 Pete Harris ATL F 6-7 - N/A 0 Stephen F. Austin Sr United States
114 Steve Smith GOS PF 6-9 - N/A 0 Loyola Marymount Sr United States
115 Billy Harris CHI SG 6-2 185 21 1 Northern Illinois Sr United States
116 Rod Hogue WAS - - N/A 0 Georgia Sr United States
117 Mike Moore NYK - - N/A 0 Manhattan Sr United States
118 Nate Hawthorne LAL SG 6-4 190 23 4 Southern Illinois Sr United States
119 Eddie Childress MIL - - N/A 1 Austin Peay Sr United States
120 Mike Stewart BOS C 6-10 - N/A 0 Santa Clara Jr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
121 Dave Langston PHL - - N/A 0 Drake Sr United States
122 Carl Jackson BUF - - N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
123 Lendell Resson POR PG - - N/A 0 Eastern Michigan Sr United States
124 Wardell Jeffries SEA G 6-4 - N/A 0 Oklahoma Baptist Sr United States
125 John Ritter CLE G - - N/A 0 Indiana Sr United States
126 John Thomas HOU - - N/A 0 Missouri Southern State Sr United States
127 Mike Williams KCK - - N/A 1 Kentucky Wesleyan Sr United States
128 Jim Owens PHX SF 6-5 200 22 3 Arizona State Sr United States
129 Ben Kelso DET G 6-3 195 24 1 Central Michigan Sr United States
130 Tim Dominey ATL - - N/A 0 Valdosta State Sr United States
131 Jeff Dawson GOS G 6-1 175 N/A 0 Illinois Jr United States
132 J.G. Brosterhos CHI - - N/A 0 Texas Sr United States
133 Mark Jellison WAS - - N/A 1 Northeastern Sr United States
134 Steve Rowell NYK - - N/A 0 Rhode Island Sr United States
135 Walt McGrary MIL - - N/A 0 Chattanooga Sr United States
136 Roy McPipe LAL G 6-3 - 22 0 Montana Sr United States
137 Robert White BOS - - N/A 0 Sam Houston State Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
138 Harvey Catchings PHL FC 6-9 218 21 11 Hardin-Simmons Jr United States
139 Mike Contreras POR - - N/A 0 Arizona State Sr United States
140 Bob Fullerton BUF - - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
141 Greg Williams SEA - - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
142 Les Taylor CLE G 6-3 - N/A 0 Murray State Sr United States
143 James Brown KCK - - N/A 0 Dartmouth Sr United States
144 Sandy Smith PHX - - N/A 0 Winston-Salem State Sr United States
145 Bill Kelgore DET C 6-7 - N/A 0 Michigan State Sr United States
146 Everett Fopma GOS - - N/A 0 Idaho State Sr United States
147 Rubin Montanez CHI - - N/A 0 Duquesne Sr United States
148 Mike Boylan WAS - - N/A 0 Assumption College Sr United States
149 Joe Wise NYK - - N/A 0 Bridgewater State Sr United States
150 Bob Bocca MIL - - N/A 0 Quinnipiac Sr United States
151 Corky Taylor BOS - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
152 Abe Steward PHL - - N/A 0 Jacksonville Sr United States
153 Nick Connor BUF FC 6-6 194 N/A 0 Illinois Sr United States
154 Sam Whitehead POR - - N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
155 Bob Bodell SEA GF 6-4 180 N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
156 Dean Martin CLE - - N/A 0 Baldwin Wallace Sr United States
157 Ernie Kusyner KCK GF - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
158 Claude White PHX - - N/A 0 Elmhurst College Sr United States
159 Bob Solomon DET - - N/A 1 Wayne State (MI) Sr United States
160 Fred Lavoroni GOS - - N/A 0 Santa Clara Sr United States
161 Russ Hunt CHI - - N/A 0 Furman Sr United States
162 Dick Kelly WAS - - N/A 0 Bay College Sr United States
163 Ed Fields NYK - - N/A 0 LIU Post Sr United States
164 Ron Battle MIL - - N/A 1 Sam Houston State Sr United States
165 Steve Turner BOS C 7-2 - N/A 0 Vanderbilt Jr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
166 Rod Freeman PHL F 6-7 225 22 1 Vanderbilt Sr United States
167 Ed Payne POR - - N/A 0 Wake Forest Sr United States
168 Mike Lee BUF - - N/A 0 Syracuse Sr United States
169 Floyd Lewis CLE - - N/A 0 Harvard Sr United States
170 Lynn Greer PHX - - N/A 0 Virginia State Sr United States
171 Len Paul DET - - N/A 0 Akron Sr United States
172 Dale Adams WAS - - N/A 0 St. Mary's (MD) Sr United States
173 Charlie Edge NYK SF 6-6 210 23 1 LeMoyne-Owen College Jr United States
174 Ed Hastings BOS - - N/A 0 Villanova Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
175 Connie Warren PHL - - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
176 Aaron Covington BUF - - N/A 0 Canisius Sr United States
177 Rick Holdt POR - - N/A 0 NC State Sr United States
178 Chris McMurray CLE - - N/A 0 San Diego State Sr United States
179 Lyman Williamson PHX - - N/A 0 Samford Sr United States
180 Clarence Carlisle DET - - N/A 0 Ferris State Sr United States
181 Mike Battle WAS F 6-7 - N/A 1 George Washington Sr United States
182 Bruce Winkler BOS - - N/A 0 Santa Clara Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
183 Jim Crawford PHL F 6-7 - N/A 0 La Salle Sr United States
184 Bob Vartanian BUF - - N/A 0 Buffalo Sr United States
185 John Pennebacker CLE - - N/A 0 Hawaii Sr United States
186 Kalevi Sarkalahti PHX PF 6-8 220 N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr Finland
187 Chester Davis WAS - - N/A 1 Morgan State Sr United States
188 Scott Koelzer BOS - - N/A 0 Montana State Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
189 Ernie Johnson PHL - - N/A 0 Michigan Sr United States
190 Ron Gilliam BUF - - N/A 0 SUNY Brockport Sr United States
191 Charles Mitchell CLE - - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States
192 Howard White WAS G 6-1 165 N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
193 Rick Williams BOS - - N/A 0 Iowa Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
194 Lionel Harris PHL - - N/A 0 Cincinnati Sr United States
195 John Fraley BUF F - - N/A 0 Georgia Sr United States
196 Reese Stovall CLE - - N/A 0 Texas-RGV Sr United States
197 Shorty Simmons WAS PF 6-8 - N/A 1 St. Mary's (MD) Sr United States
198 James Gilchrist BOS - - N/A 0 Florida Southern Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
199 Larry Robinson PHL - - N/A 0 Tennessee Sr United States
200 John Green BUF - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
201 Tom O'Connor CLE - - N/A 0 Iowa Sr United States
202 Sam Barber BOS F - - N/A 0 Bethune-Cookman Sr United States

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
203 Tony Prince PHL - - N/A 0 St. John's Sr United States
204 Jim Garvin BUF F 6-7 200 23 1 Boston University Sr United States
205 Phil Elderkin CLE - - N/A 0 Boston University Sr United States
206 Lamont King BOS - - N/A 0 Long Beach State Sr United States

18th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
207 Don Johnston BUF PF 6-8 - 22 0 North Carolina Sr United States
208 Peter Gavitt BOS - - N/A 0 Maine Sr United States

19th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
209 Ron Thornson BUF - - N/A 0 British Columbia Sr United States
210 Tom Austin BOS - - N/A 0 Massachusetts Sr United States

20th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
211 Phil Tollestrop BUF F 6-6 220 N/A 0 Brigham Young Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Slick Watts G 6-1 185 21 6 Xavier-Louisiana Sr United States
Vester Marshall SF 6-7 200 N/A 1 Oklahoma Sr United States

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