1948 BAA draft
The 1948 BAA draft was the second annual draft of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 10, 1948, before to the 1948–49 season. In this draft, eight BAA teams along with four teams who moved from the National Basketball League, took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players.
|1948 BAA draft|
|Date(s)||May 10, 1948|
|113 total selections in 15 rounds|
|First selection||Andy Tonkovich, Providence Steamrollers|
Draft selections and draftee career notesEdit
Andy Tonkovich from Marshall University was selected first overall by the Providence Steamrollers. Four of the first round pick, George Kok, George Hauptfuhrer, Robert Gale and Chuck Hanger, never played in the BAA. Three players from this draft, Harry Gallatin, Dolph Schayes and Bobby Wanzer, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|#||Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game|
|1||1||Andy Tonkovich||G||Providence Steamrollers||Marshall|
|1||2||George Kok#||C||Indianapolis Jets||Arkansas|
|1||3||George Hauptfuhrer#||C||Boston Celtics||Harvard|
|1||4||Dolph Schayes^||F/C||New York Knicks||NYU|
|1||5||Ed Mikan||F/C||Chicago Stags||DePaul|
|1||6||Walt Budko||F/C||Baltimore Bullets||Columbia|
|1||7||Robert Gale#||G/F||St. Louis Bombers||Cornell|
|1||8||Ward Williams||F||Fort Wayne Pistons||Indiana|
|1||9||Chuck Hanger#||–||Minneapolis Lakers||California|
|1||10||Bobby Wanzer^||G||Rochester Royals||Seton Hall|
|1||11||Don Ray||F/C||Philadelphia Warriors||Western Kentucky|
|1||12||Jack Nichols||F/C||Washington Capitols||Washington|
Notable undrafted playersEdit
These players were not selected in the 1948 draft but played at least one game in the NBA.
|Ray Ellefson||C||Oklahoma State|
|John Hazen||G||Indiana State|
|Bill Miller||F||North Carolina|
- "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009.