1952 NBA draft
|1952 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||April 26, 1952|
|Territorial pick(s)||Bill Mlkvy, Philadelphia Warriors|
|First selection||Mark Workman, Milwaukee Hawks|
← 1951NBA draft
The 1952 NBA draft was the sixth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 26, 1952, before the 1952–53 season. In this draft, ten remaining NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams selected in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season, except for the defending champion, the Minneapolis Lakers, who was assigned the last pick of each round. The draft consisted of 17 rounds comprising 106 players selected.
Draft selections and draftee career notes
Mark Workman from West Virginia University was selected first overall by the Milwaukee Hawks. Bill Mlkvy from Temple University was selected before the draft as Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick. Don Meineke from the University of Dayton was selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons in the second round and went on to win the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award. Ninth pick of the draft, Clyde Lovellette from University of Kansas, was the only player from that draft to make it to an NBA All-Star Game at least once and to have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
10th round pick Gene Conley played both professional basketball and baseball. He played six seasons in the NBA for the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks as well as 11 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB). He won three NBA championships with the Celtics as well as the 1957 World Series with the Milwaukee Braves, becoming the only athlete to win world championships in both basketball and baseball.
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|0T||00–||Mlkvy, BillBill Mlkvy||F||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Temple|
|1||01||Workman, MarkMark Workman||F/C||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||West Virginia|
|1||02||Baechtold, JimJim Baechtold||G/F||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Eastern Kentucky|
|1||03||Groat, DickDick Groat||G||United States||Fort Wayne Pistons||Duke|
|1||04||Dean, JoeJoe Dean#||G||United States||Indianapolis Olympians||LSU|
|1||05||Polson, RalphRalph Polson||F/C||United States||New York Knicks||Whitworth|
|1||06||Stauffer, BillBill Stauffer#||F||United States||Boston Celtics||Missouri|
|1||07||Lochmueller, BobBob Lochmueller||F||United States||Syracuse Nationals||Louisville|
|1||08||Darling, ChuckChuck Darling#||F/C||United States||Rochester Royals||Iowa|
|1||09||Lovellette, ClydeClyde Lovellette^||F/C||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Kansas|
|2||10||Miller, EddieEddie Miller||F/C||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||Syracuse|
|2||11||Denning, BlaineBlaine Denning||G||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Lawrence Tech|
|2||12||Meineke, DonDon Meineke||F/C||United States||Fort Wayne Pistons||Dayton|
|2||13||Davis, WaltWalt Davis||F/C||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Texas A&M|
|2||14||Zawoluk, BobBob Zawoluk||F/C||United States||Indianapolis Olympians||St. John's|
|2||15||Belliveau, RoyRoy Belliveau#||–||United States||New York Knicks||Seton Hall|
|2||16||Iverson, JimJim Iverson#||G||United States||Boston Celtics||Kansas State|
|2||17||Brasco, JimJim Brasco||G||United States||Syracuse Nationals||NYU|
|2||18||Ivey, BryantBryant Ivey#||–||United States||Rochester Royals||Alabama|
|2||19||Ackerman, TomTom Ackerman#||–||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||West Liberty State|
The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.
|3||21||Grigsby, ChuckChuck Grigsby||G||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Dayton|
|3||25||Bunt, DickDick Bunt||G||United States||New York Knicks||NYU|
|4||35||Cook, BertBert Cook||G/F||United States||New York Knicks||Utah State|
|4||37||Hedderick, HermHerm Hedderick||G||United States||Boston Celtics||Canisius|
|4||38||MacGilvray, RonnieRonnie MacGilvray||G||United States||Rochester Royals||St. John's|
|5||40||McLeod, GeorgeGeorge McLeod||F||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||TCU|
|5||43||Brennan, TomTom Brennan||F||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Villanova|
|5||44||Rhodes, GeneGene Rhodes||G||United States||Indianapolis Olympians||Western Kentucky|
|5||47||McBride, KenKen McBride||G/F||United States||Syracuse Nationals||Maryland State|
|6||58||McMahon, JackJack McMahon||G||United States||Rochester Royals||St. John's|
|6||59||Holstein, JimJim Holstein||G/F||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Cincinnati|
|7||61||Priddy, BobBob Priddy||F||United States||Baltimore Bullets||New Mexico A&M|
|7||64||Whitaker, SkippySkippy Whitaker||G||United States||Indianapolis Olympians||Kentucky|
|8||73||Radovich, MoeMoe Radovich||G||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Wyoming|
|8||75||Surhoff, DickDick Surhoff||F||United States||New York Knicks||Long Island|
|10||90||Conley, GeneGene Conley||F/C||United States||Boston Celtics||Washington State|
|11||93||Peterson, BobBob Peterson||F||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Oregon|
|11||96||McNulty, CarlCarl McNulty||G||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Purdue|
|12||97||Walsh, JimJim Walsh||F||United States||Baltimore Bullets||Stanford|
- "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
- "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
- Grossfeld, Stan (January 13, 2008). "Conley had twice as much fun". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 14, 2010.