- DRAFT NOTES:
- Chicago Stags franchise ceased operations after the 1950 Draft and before the start of the 1950-1951 Season. *[See note below]
- Washington Capitols franchise ceased operations during the 1950-51 season. **[See Note Below]
Later rounds [underline denotes player who played in league]
Bob Donham 6’2–Ohio State; Ken Reeves-Louisville; Jack Shelton-Oklahoma A&M; Francis “Mo” Mahoney 6’3-Brown; Dale Barnstable-Kentucky; Frank Oftring-Holy Cross; Bob Cope-Montana State; Matt Forman-Holy Cross
Dick Dickey 6’1–NC State; Jerry Reed-Wyoming; Norm Mager 6’5-CCNY; Rick Harman-Kansas State; Frank Comerford-LaSalle; George Bush-Toledo; Jack Laub-Cincinnati; Mike Zedalis-Loyola[MD]
Buddy Cate–Western Kentucky; Paul Senesky-St. Joseph’s [PA]; Ike Borsavage 6’8-Temple; Dick Dallmer-Cincinnati; Charles Northrup-Siena; Brooks Ricca-Villanova; Joe Kaufman-NYU; Bernie Adams-Princeton; Leo Wolfe-Villanova; Ed Montgomery-Tennessee
ClarenceBrannum–KansasState; Paul Hicks-Eastern Kentucky; Cal Christensen 6’5-Toledo; Bob Anderson-Loyola[MD]; Bill Erickson-Illinois; Loy Doty-Wyoming; Nate DeLong 6’7-River Falls Teachers; Keith Bloom-Wyoming
Alan Sawyer–UCLA; Tommy O’Keefe 6’2-Georgetown; Claude Overton 6’2-East Central Oklahoma; Warren Cartier-NC State; Jim Cathcart-Arkansas; Joe Greenbach-Santa Clara; Earl “Big Cat” Lloyd 6’6-West Virginia State; Joe Noertker-Virginia
Chuck Mrazovich 6’5–Eastern Kentucky; Jim Line-Kentucky; Sonny Allen-Morehead State; Ralph “Buckshot” O’Brien 5’9-Butler; Leon Blevins 6’2-Arizona; Jerry Stuteville-Indiana; Gene Schmidt-TCU; Colin Anderson-Georgia Tech; Jimmy Doyle-Butler
Fort Wayne Pistons
Art Burris 6’5-Tennessee; Len Rzewszewski-Indiana State; Ed Thompson-Kent State; Bob Metcalf-Valparaiso; Ed Jones-Tennessee; Billy Joe Adcock-Vanderbilt; Al Henningsen-Northwest Missouri
Lou Watson-Indiana; Ken Murray 6’2-St. Bonnaventure; Don Stroot-Missouri; Stu Inman-San Jose State; Milt Whitehead-Nebraska; George King 6’0-Morris Harvey; John Brown-Georgetown; Bud Schaeffer-Wheaton
New York Knicks
Stan Weber–Bowling Green; Joe Ossola-St. Louis; Dick Barnes-San Diego State; Don Parsons-Rutgers; Dan Bagley-Notre Dame; Charles Hope-Appalachian; Don Heathington-Baylor
Bob Roper-John Carroll; Chet Giermak-William & Mary; Joe Nelson-BYU; John Givens-Western Kentucky; Dan Kahler-Southwestern[KS]; Carl Kraushaar-UCLA; Warren Switzer-Rice; Harry Foley-Niagra
Stan Christie-USC; Paul Merchant-Oklahoma; Paul Hickey-Denver; Mack Suprunowicz-Michigan; Lou Arko-Akron; Bob Healey-Georgia; Bob Savage-Syracuse; Glenn Wilkes-Mercer
Howie Williams-Purdue; Bud Grant 6’3-Minnesota; Ed Beach 6’3-West Virginia; Wayne Glasgow-Oklahoma; Joe Hutton Jr. 6’1-Hamline; Newt Benson-River Falls Teachers; Jim Reilly-Swarthmore; Andy Butchko-Purdue
* Several teams were losing money and were forced to disband prior to the 1950 NBA Draft and their players were dispersed to the remaining teams. Although the Chicago Stags were also deep in the red, they chose to continue to operate throughout the off-season despite knowing that they were not going to play in the upcoming season in an attempt to recoup some money. They even participated in the dispersal draft selecting all-star guard Frankie Brian from the Anderson Packers.
Once it was known that the Stags were not going to play in the upcoming season, League Commissioner Maurice Podoloff declared the Stags’ three best players available during a drawing as part of a dispersal draft: NBA scoring champion Max Zaslofsky, and All-Star guards Andy Phillip, and Frankie Brian…However the Tri-Cities owner and the league agreed to exchange the draft rights to Bob Cousy for Frankie Brian since Cousy had refused to sign with the Blackhawks after the draft.
The Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft was held on October 5, 1950:
Only three club owners were invited and rights to the top three players were determined by lot… Max Zaslofsky was drawn from the hat first by the New York Knicks, Boston drew Bob Cousy’s name from the hat second, leaving Andy Phillip for the Philadelphia Warriors. Other selections included: The Fort Wayne Pistons selected Larry Foust; The Washington Capitols selected Frank Kudelka and Joe Bradley; The Tri-Cities Blackhawks selected Kleggie Hermsen; and The Indianapolis Olympians selected Leo Barnhorst.
** On January 9, 1951 The league held a second dispersal draft after the Washington Capitols ceased operations during the 1950-51 season. Selections included: The Baltimore Bullets selected Chick Halbert; The Fort Wayne Pistons selected Bill Sharman; The Minneapolis Lakers selected Dick Schnittker; The Syracuse Nationals selected Fred Scolari; The Boston Celtics selected Frank Kudelka; The Syracuse Nationals selected Earl Lloyd; The Boston Celtics selected Bones McKinney; and The Tri-Cities Blackhawks selected Alan Sawyer.