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1951 NBA Draft

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Date: Wednesday, April 25, 1951
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 87 (25 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Gene Melchiorre

Most Win Shares: M. Hutchins (27.9), W. Skoog (14.3) and L. Hitch (11.5)

All-Stars: 2 (M. Hutchins and D. Sunderlage)

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87 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 Whitey Skoog University of Minnesota 6 341 9193 2800 1133 903 .388 .799 27.0 8.2 3.3 2.6 14.3 .075
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
2 1 BLB Gene Melchiorre Bradley University
3 2 TRI Mel Hutchins Brigham Young University 7 437 16574 4851 4186 1298 .389 .673 37.9 11.1 9.6 3.0 27.9 .081
4 3 INO Marcus Freiberger University of Oklahoma
5 4 FTW Zeke Sinicola Niagara University 2 12 48 13 2 3 .250 .375 4.0 1.1 0.2 0.3 -0.2 -0.223
6 5 SYR John McConathy Northwestern State University 1 11 106 14 20 8 .138 .429 9.6 1.3 1.8 0.7 -0.5 -0.214
7 6 NYK Ed Smith Harvard University 1 12 127 35 32 10 .286 .538 10.6 2.9 2.7 0.8 -0.3 -0.105
8 7 BOS Ernie Barrett Kansas State University 2 131 2092 641 343 229 .369 .748 16.0 4.9 2.6 1.7 0.8 .017
9 8 ROC Sam Ranzino North Carolina State University 1 39 234 86 39 25 .333 .703 6.0 2.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 .038
10 9 PHW Don Sunderlage University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2 113 2636 874 281 224 .326 .732 23.3 7.7 2.5 2.0 2.7 .049
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
11 10 BLB Jack Stone Kansas State University
12 11 TRI Bill Gossett Colorado State University
13 12 INO Scotty Steagall Millikin University
14 13 FTW Jack Kiley Syracuse University 2 53 504 124 51 65 .227 .571 9.5 2.3 1.0 1.2 -1.8 -0.175
15 14 SYR Don Savage LeMoyne College 2 17 173 54 31 14 .242 .686 10.2 3.2 1.8 0.8 -0.1 -0.029
16 15 NYK Roland Minson Brigham Young University
17 16 BOS Bill Garrett Indiana University
18 17 ROC Ray Ragelis Northwestern University 1 51 337 68 76 31 .260 .621 6.6 1.3 1.5 0.6 -0.4 -0.059
19 18 PHW Mel Payton Tulane University 2 111 1895 595 396 126 .363 .746 17.1 5.4 3.6 1.1 2.5 .062
20 19 MNL Lew Hitch Kansas State University 6 414 8364 2075 2183 499 .376 .674 20.2 5.0 5.3 1.2 11.5 .066
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
21 20 BLB Bill Mann Bradley University
22 21 TRI Ron Bontemps Beloit College
23 22 INO Glenn Kammeyer Central Missouri State University
24 23 FTW Jake Fendley Northwestern University 2 103 1031 287 126 94 .344 .742 10.0 2.8 1.2 0.9 2.1 .097
25 24 SYR Bato Govedarica DePaul University 1 23 258 75 18 24 .316 .676 11.2 3.3 0.8 1.0 0.2 .044
26 25 NYK Joe Luchi University of Cincinnati
27 26 BOS John Furlong Pepperdine University
28 27 ROC Fred Diute St. Bonaventure University 1 7 72 11 13 4 .095 .583 10.3 1.6 1.9 0.6 -0.3 -0.204
29 28 PHW Bob Schloss University of Georgia
30 29 MNL Bob Payne Oregon State University
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
31 30 BLB Bill Hagler University of California
32 31 TRI Jim Slaughter University of South Carolina 1 28 525 147 148 25 .321 .603 18.8 5.3 5.3 0.9 -0.1 -0.010
33 32 INO Bill Tosheff Indiana University 3 203 6339 1859 608 661 .315 .793 31.2 9.2 3.0 3.3 5.2 .039
34 33 FTW Herb Hargett Mississippi State University
35 34 SYR Paul Horvath North Carolina State University
36 35 NYK Lloyd Sandstrom University of St. Thomas
37 36 BOS Bob Barnett University of Evansville
38 37 ROC Elmer Behnke Bradley University 1 4 55 16 17 4 .273 .571 13.8 4.0 4.3 1.0 -0.1 -0.098
39 38 PHW Jud Milhon Ohio Wesleyan University
40 39 MNL Gale McArthur Oklahoma State University
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
41 40 BLB Leroy Ishman American University
42 41 TRI Bob Sakel University of Evansville
43 42 INO Bob Pierce University of Nebraska
44 43 FTW Leo Johnson University of Arizona
45 44 SYR Glen Anderson Colorado State University
46 45 NYK Tom Smith Saint Peter's College
47 46 BOS Rip Gish Western Kentucky University
48 47 ROC Dan Bagley University of Notre Dame
49 48 PHW Mike Kearns Princeton University 1 6 25 1 3 5 .000 .250 4.2 0.2 0.5 0.8 -0.1 -0.223
50 49 MNL Leo Vander Kuy University of Michigan
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
51 50 BLB Glen Duggins University of Utah
52 51 TRI John Rennicke Drake University 1 6 54 11 9 1 .222 .333 9.0 1.8 1.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.218
53 52 INO Marv Johnson Wheaton College
54 53 FTW Frank Clasbeek University of Iowa
55 54 SYR Bob Wheeler University of Idaho
56 55 NYK Alfred McGuire St. John's University 4 191 2966 757 418 363 .379 .551 15.5 4.0 2.2 1.9 5.5 .088
57 56 BOS Jim Luisi St. Francis College 1 31 367 89 25 35 .326 .659 11.8 2.9 0.8 1.1 0.0 .002
58 57 ROC Jim Ove Valparaiso University
59 58 PHW Bob Swails University of Indianapolis
60 59 MNL Deward Dopson Arkansas Tech University
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
61 60 BLB Tom Riach University of Southern California
62 61 TRI Bob Ambler University of Arkansas
63 62 INO Ted Beach University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
64 63 FTW Jim Ramstead Stanford University
65 64 SYR Roy Reardon St. Francis College
66 65 NYK Sid Ryen University of Denver
67 66 BOS John Azary Columbia University
68 67 ROC John Brown Southern Methodist University
69 68 PHW George Dempsey King's College 5 315 5720 1574 1125 711 .407 .661 18.2 5.0 3.6 2.3 10.8 .090
70 69 MNL Ed Head Kansas State University
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
71 70 BLB Bill Harper Oregon State University
72 71 TRI Aaron Preece Bradley University
73 72 INO George Kelly Vanderbilt University
74 73 FTW John Manning Duquesne University
75 74 SYR Tom Jockle Syracuse University
76 75 BOS Hugo Kappler North Carolina State University
77 76 ROC George Davidson Lafayette College
78 77 PHW James Phelan La Salle University 1 4 33 3 5 2 .000 .500 8.3 0.8 1.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.187
Round 9 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
79 78 BLB Bob Crowe San Jose State University
80 79 TRI Wayne Tucker University of Colorado
81 80 SYR Ray Kirkwasser Ithaca College
82 81 PHW Hugh Faulkner Pepperdine University
Round 10 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
83 82 BLB Dan Torrey Oregon State University
84 83 TRI John DeWitt Texas A&M University
85 84 PHW Paul Gerwin Cornell University
Round 11 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
86 85 BLB Clem Pavilonis DePaul University
Round 12 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
87 86 BLB John Burke Springfield College