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1949 BAA Draft

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Date: Monday, March 21, 1949
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 75 (41 played in BAA/NBA)
First Overall Pick: Howie Shannon (6.3 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: E. Macauley (100.4), V. Mikkelsen (83.4) and D. McGuire (50.9)

All-Stars: 11 (L. Barnhorst, R. Beard, J. Coleman, D. Eddleman, A. Groza, B. Harrison, E. Macauley, D. McGuire, V. Mikkelsen, F. Schaus and P. Walther)

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75 Selections

Stats shown are for the player's NBA career
Territorial Picks Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
1 MNL Vern Mikkelsen Hamline University 10 699 18443 10063 5940 1515 .403 .766 32.5 14.4 9.4 2.2 83.4 .170
2 STB Ed Macauley Saint Louis University 10 641 18071 11234 4325 2079 .436 .761 35.7 17.5 7.5 3.2 100.4 .196
Round 1 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
3 1 PRO Howie Shannon Kansas State University 2 122 1323 299 .355 .795 10.8 2.5 6.3
4 2 INO Alex Groza University of Kentucky 2 130 2925 709 318 .474 .756 22.5 10.7 2.4 35.9
5 3 FTW Bob Harris Oklahoma State University 5 325 5768 2209 1824 502 .385 .628 27.9 6.8 6.9 1.5 15.7 .081
6 4 BOS Tony Lavelli Yale University 2 86 591 59 63 .367 .853 6.9 2.0 0.7 4.7
7 5 PHW Vern Gardner University of Utah 3 151 507 1339 349 245 .344 .748 18.8 8.9 4.0 1.6 7.4 -0.006
8 6 BLB Ron Livingstone University of Wyoming 2 117 732 297 217 .286 .692 6.3 4.7 1.9 2.4
9 7 NYK Dick McGuire St. John's University 11 738 17170 5921 2784 4205 .389 .644 28.3 8.0 4.2 5.7 50.9 .115
10 8 WSC Wah Wah Jones University of Kentucky 3 140 1320 1428 408 429 .355 .757 22.8 10.2 5.1 3.1 8.8 .028
11 9 CHS Jack Kerris Loyola University of Chicago 4 271 3572 2057 1286 667 .363 .662 26.5 7.6 6.3 2.5 17.8 .108
12 10 ROC Pep Saul Seton Hall University 6 384 6219 2152 683 596 .360 .739 23.0 5.6 2.0 1.6 9.8 .060
Round 2 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
13 BOS George Kaftan College of the Holy Cross 5 212 1335 1594 424 399 .370 .650 17.8 7.5 3.1 1.9 8.9 .057
14 CHS Ralph Beard University of Kentucky 2 126 2006 251 551 .366 .770 15.9 3.8 4.4 11.2
15 FTW John Oldham Western Kentucky University 2 127 926 242 226 .319 .627 7.3 3.6 1.8 4.2
16 INO Leo Barnhorst University of Notre Dame 5 344 7279 3232 1506 1116 .368 .665 34.8 9.4 5.4 3.2 14.2 .061
17 NYK Harry Donovan Muhlenberg College 1 45 253 38 .327 .689 5.6 0.8 1.0
18 PHW Jim Nolan Georgia Institute of Technology 1 5 8 4 .190 1.6 0.8 -0.2
19 ROC Jack Coleman University of Louisville 9 633 16479 6721 5186 1749 .416 .695 33.1 10.6 9.2 2.8 47.7 .107
20 STB Johnny Orr Beloit College 1 34 92 20 .339 .857 2.7 0.6 -0.1
21 WSC Jim Owens Baylor University
Round 3 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
22 BLB Paul Gordon University of Notre Dame 1 4 3 3 .000 .600 0.8 0.8 -0.1
23 BOS Joe Mullaney College of the Holy Cross 1 37 30 52 .129 .800 0.8 1.4 -0.6
24 CHS Dike Eddleman University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 4 267 3475 3224 915 551 .352 .630 25.7 12.1 4.5 2.1 7.3 -0.003
25 FTW Fred Schaus West Virginia University 5 334 6637 4070 1609 961 .352 .823 33.5 12.2 6.0 2.9 31.4 .105
26 INO Mac Otten Bowling Green State University 1 59 142 36 .329 .494 2.4 0.6 0.3
27 NYK Ernie Vandeweghe Colgate University 6 224 3600 2135 834 548 .421 .740 26.1 9.5 4.6 2.4 18.1 .162
28 PHW Nelson Bobb Temple University 4 227 2478 1052 405 488 .350 .612 21.2 4.6 2.4 2.1 6.0 .062
29 PRO Ed Leede Dartmouth College 2 121 949 118 225 .334 .719 7.8 2.1 1.9 5.8
Round 4 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
30 FTW Jerry Nagel Loyola University of Chicago 1 14 13 18 .214 .250 0.9 1.3 -0.1
31 INO Bob Evans Butler University 1 47 142 55 .280 .682 3.0 1.2 -0.3
32 PRO Warren Perkins Tulane University 2 126 767 319 257 .309 .618 6.1 4.8 2.0 3.1
Round 5 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
33 PRO Ray Corley Georgetown University 3 102 65 442 82 174 .304 .601 8.1 4.3 2.0 1.7 0.9 -0.265
34 STB Earl Dodd Truman State University 1 9 15 6 .222 .600 1.7 0.7 -0.3
35 WSC Cliff Barker University of Kentucky 3 149 494 557 181 294 .316 .662 11.2 3.7 1.8 2.0 2.0 .008
Round 6 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
36 INO Don Boven Western Michigan University 3 195 3355 1763 553 393 .339 .706 25.2 9.0 4.2 2.0 7.4 .052
Round 7 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
37 STB John Pritchard Drake University 1 7 22 8 .310 .364 3.1 1.1 -0.2
Round 8 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
38 BOS Duane Klueh Indiana State University 2 113 924 183 173 .362 .719 8.2 3.0 1.5 6.0
39 PRO Bob Royer Indiana State University 1 42 197 85 .338 .707 4.7 2.0 0.0
Other Picks Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
40 BLB Bill Evans Drake University
41 BLB Tom Gallagher St. Francis College
42 BLB Jim McMullen Xavier University
43 BLB Eppa Rixey Kenyon College
44 BLB Roger Wiley University of Oregon
45 BLB Bill Zipple Lafayette College
46 BOS Ed Little Denver Junior College
47 BOS Jim Simpson Bates College
48 BOS Emerson Speicher Bowling Green State University
49 BOS Bill Tom Rice University
50 BOS Bill Vandenburgh University of Washington
51 BOS Russ Washburn Colby College
52 BOS Bill Weight Brigham Young University
53 FTW Dal Zuber University of Toledo
54 INO Charlie Maas Butler University
55 INO Jim O'Halloran University of Notre Dame
56 INO J.L. Parks Oklahoma State University
57 MNL Bob Harrison University of Michigan 9 615 12926 4418 1358 1672 .352 .693 26.9 7.2 2.5 2.7 13.2 .024
58 MNL Paul Walther University of Tennessee 6 370 7258 2838 1168 974 .362 .708 28.6 7.7 3.7 2.6 20.3 .107
59 NYK Don Bagley University of Notre Dame
60 NYK Ken Kearns University of Arkansas
61 NYK Bill Kleine Missouri Valley College
62 NYK Bill Litchfield Emporia State University
63 NYK Bob Prewitt Southern Methodist University
64 PRO Paul Courty University of Oklahoma
65 PRO Carl Schaeffer University of Alabama
66 PRO Bill Tanzler University of Florida
67 PRO Jack Theolan DePaul University
68 STB Joe Crandall Oregon State University
69 STB Jack Davidson Stanford University
70 STB Bob Retherford University of Nebraska
71 STB Marv Schatzman Saint Louis University 1 34 115 38 .247 .580 3.4 1.1 -0.9
72 STB Eddie Van Northwestern Oklahoma State University
73 STB Preston Ward Missouri State University
74 WSC Maynard Haitcock George Washington University
75 WSC Jim Lacy Loyola College in Maryland