1962 NBA Draft

1962 NBA Draft

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1962 NBA Draft

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The 1962 NBA Draft was the 16th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on March 26, 1962 before to the 1962–63 season. In this draft, nine NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Before the draft, a team could forfeit its first-round draft pick and then select any player from within a 50-mile radius of its home arena as their territorial pick. The Chicago Packers, who finished last in the previous season, were renamed the Chicago Zephyrs. The Philadelphia Warriors relocated to San Francisco, California and became the San Francisco Warriors prior to the start of the season. The draft consisted of 16 rounds comprising 102 players selected.

Draft selections and draftee career notes

Dave DeBusschere and Jerry Lucas were selected before the draft as Cincinnati Royals' and Detroit Pistons' territorial picks respectively. Bill McGill from the University of Utah was selected first overall by the Chicago Zephyrs. Terry Dischinger from Purdue University, who went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season, was...
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