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1949 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1949 NBA Draft, including the first and second round, all the trades and players data.

Here you have all the picks from the 1949 NBA Draft

Note: Between 1947 and 1965, before the start of the draft, the teams could forfeit their first-round pick to instead use a 'territorial pick' to select a player from their immediate area. This had the intention of building strong local fan bases.

Total selections: 75

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1949 NBA Draft

Territorial Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Vern Mikkelsen Minneapolis Lakers Hamline Univ. Lakers had the 11th pick
- Ed Macauley St. Louis Bombers Saint Louis Univ. Bombers had the 5th pick

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1 Howie Shannon Providence Steam Rollers Kansas State Univ.
2 Alex Groza Indianapolis Olympians Univ. of Kentucky
3 Bob Harris Fort Wayne Pistons Oklahoma State Univ.
4 Tony Lavelli Boston Celtics Yale Univ.
5 Vern Gardner Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Utah
6 Ron Livingstone Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Wyoming
7 Dick McGuire New York Knicks St. John's Univ.
8 Wah Wah Jones Washington Capitols Univ. of Kentucky
9 Jack Kerris Chicago Stags Loyola Univ. of Chicago
10 Pep Saul Rochester Royals Seton Hall Univ.

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- George Kaftan Boston Celtics College of the Holy Cross
- Ralph Beard Chicago Stags Univ. of Kentucky
- John Oldham Fort Wayne Pistons Western Kentucky Univ.
- Leo Barnhorst Indianapolis Olympians Univ. of Notre Dame
- Harry Donovan New York Knicks Muhlenberg College
- Jim Nolan Philadelphia Warriors Georgia Institute of Technology
- Jack Coleman Rochester Royals Univ. of Louisville
- Johnny Orr St. Louis Bombers Beloit College
- Jim Owens Washington Capitols Baylor Univ.

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Paul Gordon Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Notre Dame
- Joe Mullaney Boston Celtics College of the Holy Cross
- Dike Eddleman Chicago Stags Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Fred Schaus Fort Wayne Pistons West Virginia Univ.
- Mac Otten Indianapolis Olympians Bowling Green State Univ.
- Ernie Vandeweghe New York Knicks Colgate Univ.
- Nelson Bobb Philadelphia Warriors Temple Univ.
- Ed Leede Providence Steam Rollers Dartmouth College

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jerry Nagel Fort Wayne Pistons Loyola Univ. of Chicago
- Bob Evans Indianapolis Olympians Butler Univ.
- Warren Perkins Providence Steam Rollers Tulane Univ.

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Ray Corley Providence Steam Rollers Georgetown Univ.
- Earl Dodd St. Louis Bombers Truman State Univ.
- Cliff Barker Washington Capitols Univ. of Kentucky

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Don Boven Indianapolis Olympians Western Michigan Univ.

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- John Pritchard St. Louis Bombers Drake Univ.

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Duane Klueh Boston Celtics Indiana State Univ.
- Bob Royer Providence Steam Rollers Indiana State Univ.

Other Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Bill Evans Baltimore Bullets (1st) Drake Univ.
- Tom Gallagher Baltimore Bullets (1st) St. Francis College
- Jim McMullen Baltimore Bullets (1st) Xavier Univ.
- Eppa Rixey Baltimore Bullets (1st) Kenyon College
- Roger Wiley Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Oregon
- Bill Zipple Baltimore Bullets (1st) Lafayette College
- Ed Little Boston Celtics Denver Junior College
- Jim Simpson Boston Celtics Bates College
- Emerson Speicher Boston Celtics Bowling Green State Univ.
- Bill Tom Boston Celtics Rice Univ.
- Bill Vandenburgh Boston Celtics Univ. of Washington
- Russ Washburn Boston Celtics Colby College
- Bill Weight Boston Celtics Brigham Young Univ.
- Dal Zuber Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Toledo
- Charlie Maas Indianapolis Olympians Butler Univ.
- Jim O'Halloran Indianapolis Olympians Univ. of Notre Dame
- J.L. Parks Indianapolis Olympians Oklahoma State Univ.
- Bob Harrison Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Michigan
- Paul Walther Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Tennessee
- Bob Prewitt New York Knicks Southern Methodist Univ.
- Don Bagley New York Knicks Univ. of Notre Dame
- Ken Kearns New York Knicks Univ. of Arkansas
- Bill Kleine New York Knicks Missouri Valley College
- Bill Litchfield New York Knicks Emporia State Univ.
- Paul Courty Providence Steam Rollers Univ. of Oklahoma
- Carl Schaeffer Providence Steam Rollers Univ. of Alabama
- Bill Tanzler Providence Steam Rollers Univ. of Florida
- Jack Theolan Providence Steam Rollers DePaul Univ.
- Joe Crandall St. Louis Bombers Oregon State Univ.
- Jack Davidson St. Louis Bombers Stanford Univ.
- Bob Retherford St. Louis Bombers Univ. of Nebraska
- Marv Schatzman St. Louis Bombers Saint Louis Univ.
- Eddie Van St. Louis Bombers Northwestern Oklahoma State Univ.
- Preston Ward St. Louis Bombers Missouri State Univ.
- Maynard Haitcock Washington Capitols George Washington Univ.
- Jim Lacy Washington Capitols Loyola College in Maryland

Total picks: 75