1948 BAA Draft
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1948 BAA Draft
1948 BAA draft
General information
Date(s)May 10, 1948
LocationChicago, Illinois
113 total selections in 15 rounds
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 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 picks, George Kok, George Hauptfuhrer, Bob 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.[1]


Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ 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 has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game


Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one BAA/NBA game.[2][3]

Round Pick Player Position Team College
- - Johnny Bach G/F Boston Celtics Fordham
- - Gene Berce G/F New York Knicks Marquette
- - Darrell Brown F Baltimore Bullets Humboldt State
- - Jack Burmaster G St. Louis Bombers Illinois
- - Jake Carter F/C Baltimore Bullets East Texas State
- - Jack Coleman+ F/C Providence Steamrollers Louisville
- - Bobby Cook G Fort Wayne Pistons Wisconsin
- - Hook Dillon F Chicago Stags North Carolina
- - Arnie Ferrin G/F Minneapolis Lakers Utah
- - Bill Gabor+ G/F Rochester Royals Syracuse
- - Harry Gallatin^ F/C New York Knicks Northeast Missouri
- - Earl Gardner F Minneapolis Lakers DePauw
- - Dee Gibson G/F Minneapolis Lakers Western Kentucky
- - Alex Hannum F/C Indianapolis Jets USC
- - Marshall Hawkins F Boston Celtics Tennessee
- - Joe Holland F Baltimore Bullets Kentucky
- - Whitey Kachan G Chicago Stags DePaul
- - Leo Katkaveck G Washington Capitols NC State
- - Tom Kelly G Boston Celtics NYU
- - Andy Kostecka F Indianapolis Jets Georgetown
- - Dan Kraus G Baltimore Bullets Georgetown
- - Herb Krautblatt G Baltimore Bullets Rider
- - Leo Kubiak G/F Rochester Royals Bowling Green
- - Ray Lumpp G Indianapolis Jets NYU
- - Johnny Macknowski F Rochester Royals Seton Hall
- - Mel McGaha G New York Knicks Arkansas
- - Murray Mitchell C Boston Celtics Sam Houston State
- - Johnny Orr F Minneapolis Lakers Beloit
- - Easy Parham G/F St. Louis Bombers Texas Wesleyan
- - Jack Parkinson G Washington Capitols Kentucky
- - Ed Peterson C New York Knicks Cornell
- - Roy Pugh F/C Philadelphia Warriors SMU
- - Tex Ritter G New York Knicks Eastern Kentucky
- - Kenny Rollins G Fort Wayne Pistons Kentucky
- - Dick Shrider G New York Knicks Ohio
- - Odie Spears G Chicago Stags Western Kentucky
- - Brady Walker F/C Providence Steamrollers BYU
- - Dick Wehr F Indianapolis Jets Rice
- - Murray Wier G Fort Wayne Pistons Iowa
- - D. C. Wilcutt G St. Louis Bombers Saint Louis

Notable undrafted players

These players were not selected in the 1948 draft but played at least one game in the NBA.


  • "1948 BAA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009.
  • "1947-1948 BAA Drafts, 1949-1951 NBA Drafts". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Archived from the original on September 22, 2009. Retrieved 2009.

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