1972 ABA Draft Pick Transactions

Order of picks is not generally known. Known ordered picks are listed first, followed by picks made by each team.

Order of picks was as follows per 1972-04-14 AP article: Pittsburgh (#1 in odd-numbered rounds, #2 in even), Memphis (#1 in even-numbered rounds, #2 in odd), Carolina, Denver, Florida, New York, Dallas, Indiana, Virginia, Utah, Kentucky.

Round # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1
1 1-1
Nets
Squires

 

Traded George Carter to Condors for 1972 first round pick (#1-Bob McAdoo), cash on 1971-09-16

Bob McAdoo
Round 2
? 2-1
Sounds
  David Brent
Chaparrals
? 1-?
Colonels
  LaRue Martin
? 2-?
Colonels
  Mike Ratliff
?
Colonels
  Bob Morse
3 3-?
Colonels
  Bill Walton
? Rounds 4-5
Colonels
  Steve Hawes
? 6-?
Colonels
  Jim Creighton
? 7-?
Colonels
  Frank Schade / Frank Shade
? 8-?
Colonels
  Ansley Truitt
? 9-?
Colonels
  Wayne Grabiec / Wayne Grabriel
? 10-?
Colonels
  Jerry Zelinski
? 11-?
Colonels
  Jeff Hickman
? 12-?
Colonels
  Stan Key
? 13-?
Colonels
  Don Wiese
? 14-?
Colonels
  Rhea Taylor
? 15-?
Colonels
  Ron Williams
? 16-?
Colonels
  Joe Reddick
? 17-?
Colonels
  Al Vilchek
Colonels
? Rounds 1-5
Colonels
  Corky Calhoun
? 6-?
Colonels
  Matt Gantt
? 7-?
Colonels
  Bill Kennedy
? 8-?
Colonels
  Terry Benton
? 9-?
Colonels
  Ernest Pettis / Ernie Pettis
? 10-?
Colonels
  Cleveland Hill
? 11-?
Colonels
  Andrew Pettes / Andrew Pettis
? 12-?
Colonels
  David Hall
? 13-?
Colonels
  Jerry Clack
? 14-?
Colonels
  Tom Parker
? 15-?
Colonels
  Jerry Dunn
? 16-?
Colonels
  Mike Bowling
Condors
1 1-?
Nets
Squires

 

Traded George Carter to Condors for 1972 first round pick (#1-Bob McAdoo), cash on 1971-09-16

 
2 2-?
Nets
  John Gianelli
3 3-?
Nets
  Chuck Terry
? Rounds 4-5
Nets
  Bob Davis
?  
Nets
  Wil Robinson
?  
Nets
  Harold Fox
? 6-?
Nets
  James Silas
? 7-?
Nets
  Joe Mackey
? 8-?
Nets
  Marshall Wingate
? 9-?
Nets
  Charlie Edge
? 10-?
Nets
  Bryan Adrian
? 11-?
Nets
  Joe Gaines
? 12-?
Nets
  Chick Downing
? 13-?
Nets
  Bill Pleas
? 14-?
Nets
  Dave Werthman
? 15-?
Nets
  Henry Seawright
? 16-?
Nets
  Steve McMahon
? 17-?
Nets
  Harry Andersen
? 18-?
Nets
  Manual Raga / Manual Roga
Cougars
1 1-?
Pacers
  Tom Riker
? Rounds 2-4
Pacers
  Dennis Wuycik
?
Pacers
  Bill Chamberlain
? 5-?
Pacers
  Freddie Boyd
? 6-?
Pacers
  Steve Bracey
? 7-?
Pacers
  Don Holcomb
? 8-?
Pacers
  Henry Bibby
? 9-?
Pacers
  Jerry Crocker
? 10-?
Pacers
  Mike Collins
? 11-?
Pacers
  Wilbur Loftin / Will Loftin
? 12-?
Pacers
  Charles Dudley
? 13-?
Pacers
  Mike Sneed
? 14-?
Pacers
  Steve Previs
? 15-?
Pacers
  Kent Martens
? 16-?
Pacers
  Nathan Cannady
? 17-?
Pacers
  David Smith
? 18-?
Pacers
  Curtis Pritchett / Curtis Prichett
? 19-?
Pacers
  Paul Coder
Floridians
1 1-?
Nets
  Dwight Davis
? 2-?
Nets
  Mike Stewart
? 3-?
Nets
  Scott English
? 5-?
Nets
  Greg Starrick
? 6-?
Nets
  Charles Tharpe / Charlie Tharpe / Charles Thorpe
? 7-?
Nets
  Swen Nater
? 8-?
Nets
  Ron Thomas
? 9-?
Nets
  Ernie Fleming
? 10-?
Nets
  Sam Cash
? 11-?
Nets
  Tracy Tripucka
? 12-?
Nets
  Jerry Brucks
? 13-?
Nets
  Bobby Jack
? 14-?
Nets
  Gregg Flaker
? 15-?
Nets
  Ray Golson
? 16-?
Nets
  Gregg Lowery
? 17-?
Nets
  Arnie Berman / Arnie Herman
? 18-?
Nets
  Fred DeVaughn
? 19-?
Nets
  Bob Zinder
? 20-?
Nets
  Al Davis
Nets
 
Nets
Forfeited first round pick for signing Jim Chones  
 
Nets
Traded 1972 third round pick (?-?), cash to Floridians for Tom Washington on 1971-05-14  
? Rounds 2-4
Nets
  Brian Taylor
?
Nets
  Dwayne Dillard
? 5-?
Nets
  Bob Lackey
? 5-?
Nets
  Joby Wright
? 6-?
Nets
  Ron Harris
? 7-?
Nets
  Hank Siemiontkowski
? 8-?
Nets
  Walter Jones / Wally Jones
? 9-?
Nets
  Ed Czernota
? 10-?
Nets
  Randy Noll
? 11-?
Nets
  Quinas Brower
? 12-?
Nets
  Bill Phillips
? 13-?
Nets
  Kelly Utley
? 14-?
Nets
  Paul Hoffman
? 17-?
Nets
  Ken Bradley
Pacers

?

?-?

Pacers
Nuggets

 

Traded Wayne Chapman, Don Sidle to Pacers for John Barnhill, Art Becker, 1972 draft pick (?-?) on 1971-02-01

 
? Rounds 1-5
Pacers
  Nate Stephens
?
Pacers
  Oscar Evans
? 6-?
Pacers
  George Adams
? 7-?
Pacers
  Rich Garner / Richie Garner
? 8-?
Pacers
  Cavin Anderson / Cavin Onderson
? 9-?
Pacers
  Wardell Dyson
? 10-?
Pacers
  Jolly Spight
? 11-?
Pacers
  Bill Burton
? 12-?
Pacers
  Wally Rice / Wally Rick
? 13-?
Pacers
  Lee Sims
? 14-?
Pacers
  Nate Williams
Rockets

?

?-?

Pacers
Nuggets

 

Traded Wayne Chapman, Don Sidle to Pacers for John Barnhill, Art Becker, 1972 draft pick (?-?) on 1971-02-01

 
1 1-?
Nuggets
  Bud Stallworth
1 1-?
Nuggets
  Paul Stovall
? 2-?
Nuggets
  Claude Terry
? 3-?
Nuggets
  Paul Westphal
? 4-?
Nuggets
  Doug Collins
? 5-?
Nuggets
  Dave Bustion
? 6-?
Nuggets
  Sam Sibert / Sam Siebert
? 7-?
Nuggets
  Ron Riley
? 8-?
Nuggets
  Ted Martiniuk
? 9-?
Nuggets
  Bernie Fryer
? 10-?
Nuggets
  Jerry Pender
? 11-?
Nuggets
  Gary Stewart
? 12-?
Nuggets
  Mike Reid
? 13-?
Nuggets
  John Burks
? 14-?
Nuggets
  John Tschogl
? 15-?
Nuggets
  Leon Huff
? 16-?
Nuggets
  Larry Morris
? 17-?
Nuggets
  Dave Hullman
? 18-?
Nuggets
  Harold Little
? 19-?
Nuggets
  Andy Knowles
? 20-?
Nuggets
  John Belcher
Squires
 
Squires
Forfeited for signing Julius Erving as a junior out of college  
? 1-?
Nets
Squires

 

Traded George Carter to Condors for 1972 first round pick (#1-Bob McAdoo), cash on 1971-09-16

Bob McAdoo
? Rounds 2-5
Squires
  Bill Franklin
? 6-?
Squires
  Reggie Bird
? 7-?
Squires
  Al Sanders / Al Saunders
? 8-?
Squires
  Billy Shepherd
? 9-?
Squires
  Mike Barr
? 10-?
Squires
  Rick Aydlett
? 11-?
Squires
  Kent Hollenbeck
? 12-?
Squires
  Milton Adams
? 13-?
Squires
  Ralph Houston
? 14-?
Squires
  Rudy Peele
? 15-?
Squires
  Scott McCandlish
? 16-?
Squires
  Jay Mottola
Stars
? Rounds 1-5
Stars
  Chris Ford
?
Stars
  Travis Grant
?
Stars
  Chuck Jura
?
Stars
  Bob Nash
? 6-?
Stars
  Tommy Patterson
? 7-?
Stars
  Eric McWilliams
? 8-?
Stars
  Frank Russell
? 9-?
Stars
  Mike Jackson
? 10-?
Stars
  Kevin Porter
? 11-?
Stars
  Willie Hart
? 12-?
Stars
  Lloyd Neal
? 13-?
Stars
  Simpson DeGrate
? 14-?
Stars
  Mose Adolph
? 15-?
Stars
  Harvey Catchings
? 16-?
Stars
  Gary Ladd
? 17-?
Stars
  Henry Speele
? 18-?
Stars
  Dwight Holliday
? 19-?
Stars
  George Price
? 20-?
Stars
  George Bryant
Tams
2 2-?
Sounds
  David Brent
? Rounds 1, 3-5
Sounds
  Russell Lee
?
Sounds
  Jim Price
?
Sounds
  Rusty Blair
? 6-?
Sounds
  Bob Ford
? 7-?
Sounds
  Rowland Garrett
? 8-?
Sounds
  Sam Simmons
? 9-?
Sounds
  Steve Davidson
? 10-?
Sounds
  Jackie Young
? 11-?
Sounds
  Steve Turner
? 12-?
Sounds
  Henry Bacon
? 13-?
Sounds
  Ruppert Breedlove
? 14-?
Sounds
  Sam McCarney
? 15-?
Sounds
  Gene Mack
? 16-?
Sounds
  Tom Arnholt
? 17-?
Sounds
  Steve Schmidt
? 18-?
Sounds
  Terry Hankton