1950 NBA draft
|1950 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||April 25, 1950|
|Territorial pick(s)||Paul Arizin, Philadelphia Warriors|
|First selection||Chuck Share, Boston Celtics|
← 1949NBA draft
The 1950 NBA draft was the fourth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). This is the first draft after the Basketball Association of America (BAA) was renamed the NBA. The draft was held on April 25, 1950, before the 1950–51 season. In this draft, 12 remaining NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The Chicago Stags participated in the draft but folded prior to the start of the season. The draft consisted of 12 rounds comprising 121 players selected.
Draft selections and draftee career notes
Chuck Share from Bowling Green State University was selected first overall by the Boston Celtics. Paul Arizin from Villanova University was selected before the draft as Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick. The sixth pick, Irwin Dambrot, did not play in the NBA and opted for a career as a dentist. Four players from this draft, Paul Arizin, Bob Cousy, George Yardley and Bill Sharman, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Chuck Cooper, the 12th pick, and Earl Lloyd, the 100th pick, were the first African Americans to be drafted by an NBA team. Lloyd became the first African American to play in the NBA on October 31, 1950, one day before Cooper made his debut.
|^||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 and All-NBA Team|
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|0T||00–||Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin^||G/F||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Villanova|
|1||01||Share, ChuckChuck Share||C||United States||Boston Celtics||Bowling Green|
|1||02||Rehfeldt, DonDon Rehfeldt||F||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Wisconsin|
|1||03||Cousy, BobBob Cousy^||G||United States||Tri-Cities Blackhawks||Holy Cross|
|1||04||Schnittker, DickDick Schnittker||F||United States||Washington Capitols||Ohio State|
|1||05||Foust, LarryLarry Foust*||F/C||United States||Chicago Stags||La Salle|
|1||06||Dambrot, IrwinIrwin Dambrot#||F||United States||New York Knicks||CCNY|
|1||07||Yardley, GeorgeGeorge Yardley^||G/F||United States||Fort Wayne Pistons||Stanford|
|1||08||Lavoy, BobBob Lavoy||F/C||United States||Indianapolis Olympians||Western Kentucky|
|1||09||McNamee, JoeJoe McNamee||F/C||United States||Rochester Royals||San Francisco|
|1||10||O'Shea, KevinKevin O'Shea||G||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Notre Dame|
|1||11||Lofgran, DonDon Lofgran||F/C||United States||Syracuse Nationals||San Francisco|
|2||12||Cooper, ChuckChuck Cooper||F||United States||Boston Celtics||Duquesne|
|2||13||Pilch, JohnJohn Pilch||F||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Wyoming|
|2||14||Dahler, EdEd Dahler||F||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Duquesne|
|2||15||Gayda, EdEd Gayda||G/F||United States||Tri-Cities Blackhawks||Washington State|
|2||16||Sharman, BillBill Sharman^||G||United States||Washington Capitols||USC|
|2||17||Osterkorn, WallyWally Osterkorn||F/C||United States||Chicago Stags||Illinois|
|2||18||Scherer, HerbHerb Scherer||C||United States||New York Knicks||Long Island|
|2||19||Riffey, JimJim Riffey||F||United States||Fort Wayne Pistons||Tulane|
|2||20||Unruh, PaulPaul Unruh#||F||United States||Indianapolis Olympians||Bradley|
|2||21||Stanich, GeorgeGeorge Stanich#||G/F||United States||Rochester Royals||UCLA|
|2||22||Haskins, HalHal Haskins#||G/F||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Hamline|
|2||23||Calabrese, GeraldGerald Calabrese||G||United States||Syracuse Nationals||St. John's|
The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.
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