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1952 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1952 NBA Draft, including the first and second round, all the trades and players data.

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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.

Here you have all the picks from the 1952 NBA Draft. Total selections: 106

1952 NBA Draft

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Territorial Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Bill Mlkvy Philadelphia Warriors Temple Univ. Warriors had the 4th pick

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1. Mark Workman Milwaukee Hawks West Virginia Univ.
2. Jim Baechtold Baltimore Bullets (1st) Eastern Kentucky Univ.
3. Dick Groat Fort Wayne Pistons Duke Univ.
4. Joe Dean Indianapolis Olympians Louisiana State Univ.
5. Ralph Polson New York Knicks Whitworth
6. Bob Stauffer Boston Celtics Univ. of Missouri
7. Bob Lochmueller Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Louisville
8. Chuck Darling Rochester Royals Univ. of Iowa
9. Clyde Lovellette Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Kansas

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jim Iverson Boston Celtics Kansas State Univ.
- Walt Davis Philadelphia Warriors Texas A&M Univ.

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- J.C. Maze Boston Celtics Texas State Univ.

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Herm Hedderick Boston Celtics Canisius College

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Don Johnson Boston Celtics Oklahoma State Univ.

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jim Buchanan Boston Celtics Univ. of Nebraska

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Fred Eydt Boston Celtics Cornell Univ.

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Gordon Mungier Boston Celtics Spring Hill College

Round 9

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jim Dilling Boston Celtics College of the Holy Cross

Round 10

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Gene Conley Boston Celtics Washington State Univ.

Other Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Blaine Denning Baltimore Bullets (1st) Lawrence Technological Univ.
- Chuck Grigsby Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Dayton
- Frank Guisness Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Washington
- Bill Lea Baltimore Bullets (1st) Missouri State Univ.
- Mike Magula Baltimore Bullets (1st) Youngstown State Univ.
- Bud Penwell Baltimore Bullets (1st) Oklahoma City Univ.
- Bob Peterson Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Oregon
- Art Press Baltimore Bullets (1st) McDaniel College
- Bob Priddy Baltimore Bullets (1st) New Mexico State Univ.
- Benny Purcell Baltimore Bullets (1st) Murray State Univ.
- Jim Walsh Baltimore Bullets (1st) Stanford Univ.
- Monk Meineke Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Dayton
- Jim Ramstead Fort Wayne Pistons Stanford Univ.
- Lee Terrill Fort Wayne Pistons North Carolina State Univ.
- Bill Carlson Fort Wayne Pistons Fordham Univ.
Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Hal Cerra Fort Wayne Pistons Duquesne Univ.
- Bob Clifton Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Iowa
- Leo Corkery Fort Wayne Pistons St. Bonaventure Univ.
- Jay Handlan Indianapolis Olympians Washington & Lee Univ.
- Bill Harrell Indianapolis Olympians Siena College
- Jim Hoverder Indianapolis Olympians Central Missouri State Univ.
- Gene Rhodes Indianapolis Olympians Western Kentucky Univ.
- Gordon Stauffer Indianapolis Olympians Michigan State Univ.
- Dale Toft Indianapolis Olympians Univ. of Denver
- Skippy Whitaker Indianapolis Olympians Univ. of Kentucky
- Zeke Zawoluk Indianapolis Olympians St. John's Univ.
- Pete Brewster Milwaukee Hawks Purdue Univ.
- Roger Johnson Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of Arizona
- George McLeod Milwaukee Hawks Texas Christian Univ.
- Eddie Miller Milwaukee Hawks Syracuse Univ.
Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Ab Nicholas Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of Wisconsin
- Dick Retherford Milwaukee Hawks Baldwin-Wallace College
- John Snee Milwaukee Hawks Clemson Univ.
- Jim Tackett Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of New Mexico
- Coyt Vance Milwaukee Hawks Mississippi State Univ.
- Bobby Watson Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of Kentucky
- Tom Ackerman Minneapolis Lakers West Liberty State College
- Jim Bishop Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Southern Mississippi
- Rod Fletcher Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Cliff Haag Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Wyoming
- Jim Holstein Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Cincinnati
- Bob Holt Minneapolis Lakers Tulane Univ.
- Tom Katsimpalis Minneapolis Lakers Eastern Illinois Univ.
- Carl McNulty Minneapolis Lakers Purdue Univ.
- Dick Means Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Minnesota
Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Dwight Morrison Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Southern California
- Ed Ramiraz Minneapolis Lakers Centenary College of Louisiana
- Don Schneider Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Arizona
- Gene Smith Minneapolis Lakers Xavier Univ.
- Gene Smith Minneapolis Lakers Huron Univ.
- Homer Spain Minneapolis Lakers Union Univ.
- John Wallesea Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Memphis
- Roy Belliveau New York Knicks Seton Hall Univ.
- Dick Bunt New York Knicks New York Univ.
- Bert Cook New York Knicks Utah State Univ.
- Ben Gibson New York Knicks Saint Mary's College of California
- Bud Julian New York Knicks Missouri State Univ.
- Paul Sullivan New York Knicks Univ. of Alabama
- Dick Surhoff New York Knicks Long Island Univ.
- Tom Brennan Philadelphia Warriors Villanova Univ.
Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Bob Brown Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Louisville
- Burr Carlson Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Connecticut
- Newt Jones Philadelphia Warriors La Salle Univ.
- Nick Kladis Philadelphia Warriors Loyola Univ. of Chicago
- Moe Radovich Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Wyoming
- Don Scanlon Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Pennsylvania
- Glenn Smith Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Utah
- Ben Stewart Philadelphia Warriors Villanova Univ.
- Bryant Ivey Rochester Royals Univ. of Alabama
- Leroy Leslie Rochester Royals Univ. of Notre Dame
- Ronnie MacGilvray Rochester Royals St. John's Univ.
- Jewell McDowell Rochester Royals Texas A&M Univ.
- Jack McMahon Rochester Royals St. John's Univ.
- Sam Miranda Rochester Royals Indiana Univ.
- Jerry Romney Rochester Royals Brigham Young Univ.
Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Ray Royce Rochester Royals Univ. of Houston
- Arnold Smith Rochester Royals City College of New York
- Ray Sonnenberg Rochester Royals Saint Louis Univ.
- Ray Steiner Rochester Royals Saint Louis Univ.
- Bob Whitmer Rochester Royals Florida State Univ.
- Jim Brasco Syracuse Nationals New York Univ.
- Bud Donnelly Syracuse Nationals La Salle Univ.
- Jim Kennedy Syracuse Nationals Duquesne Univ.
- Ken McBride Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore
- Harry Moore Syracuse Nationals West Virginia Univ.
- Bob Roche Syracuse Nationals Syracuse Univ.

Total picks: 106