1948 BAA draft
|1948 BAA draft|
|Date(s)||May 10, 1948|
|First selection||Andy Tonkovich, Providence Steamrollers|
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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.
Draft selections and draftee career notes
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 never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|1||1||Tonkovich, AndyAndy Tonkovich||G||Providence Steamrollers||Marshall|
|1||2||Kok, GeorgeGeorge Kok#||C||Indianapolis Jets||Arkansas|
|1||3||Hauptfuhrer, GeorgeGeorge Hauptfuhrer#||C||Boston Celtics||Harvard|
|1||4||Schayes, DolphDolph Schayes^||F/C||New York Knicks||NYU|
|1||5||Mikan, EdEd Mikan||F/C||Chicago Stags||DePaul|
|1||6||Budko, WaltWalt Budko||F/C||Baltimore Bullets||Columbia|
|1||7||Gale, RobertRobert Gale#||–||St. Louis Bombers||Cornell|
|1||8||Williams, WardWard Williams||F||Fort Wayne Pistons||Indiana|
|1||9||Hanger, ChuckChuck Hanger#||–||Minneapolis Lakers||California|
|1||10||Wanzer, BobbyBobby Wanzer^||G||Rochester Royals||Seton Hall|
|1||11||Ray, DonDon Ray||F/C||Philadelphia Warriors||Western Kentucky|
|1||12||Nichols, JackJack Nichols||F/C||Washington Capitols||Washington|
The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one BAA/NBA game.
These players were not selected in the 1948 draft but played at least one game in the NBA.
|Minor, DaveDave Minor||G||UCLA|
- "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009.