1972 ABA Draft Pick Transactions

March 2, 1972
March 24, 1972
April 12, 1972

Order of picks in rounds 1-5 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.

Overall # 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
2 1-2
Sounds

no first round pick?

 
3 1-3
Pacers
  Tom Riker
4 1-4
Nuggets
   
5 1-5
Nets
  Dwight Davis
 
Nets
Forfeited first round pick for signing Jim Chones  
6 1-6
Colonels
  LaRue Martin
8 1-8
Pacers

Traded first round pick to Rockets?

 
9 1-9
Squires
   
10 1-10
Stars
   
11 1-11
Colonels
  David "Corky" Calhoun
 
? 1-?
Nuggets
  Bud Stallworth
? 1-?
Nuggets
  Paul Stovall
Round 2
? 2-1
Sounds
  David Brent
? 2-2
Nets
  John Gianelli
? 2-3
Pacers
  Dennis Wuycik
? 2-4
Nuggets
  Claude Terry
? 2-5
Nets
  Mike Stewart
? 2-6
Nets
   
? 2-7
Colonels
  Mike Ratliff
? 2-8
Pacers
   
? 2-9
Squires
   
? 2-10
Stars
   
? 2-11
Colonels
   
Round 3
? 3-1
Nets
  Chuck Terry
? 3-2
Sounds
   
? 3-3
Pacers

Cougars traded third round pick

 
? 3-4
Nuggets
   
? 3-5
Nets
  Scott English
? 3-6
Nets
Nets

 

Traded Tom Washington to Nets for 1972 third round pick (?-?), cash on 1971-05-14

 
? 3-7
Colonels
  Bob Morse
? 3-8
Pacers
   
? 3-9
Squires
   
? 3-10
Stars
   
? 3-11
Colonels
   
Round 4
? 4-1
Sounds
   
? 4-2
Nets
   
? 4-3
Pacers
  Bill Chamberlain
? 4-4
Nuggets
  Doug Collins
? 4-5
Nets
   
? 4-6
Nets
   
? 4-7
Colonels
  Bill Walton
? 4-8
Pacers
   
? 4-9
Squires
   
? 4-10
Stars
   
? 4-11
Colonels
   
Round 5
? 5-1
Nets
   
? 5-2
Sounds
   
? 5-3
Pacers
  Freddie Boyd
? 5-4
Nuggets
  Dave Bustion
? 5-5
Nets
  Greg Starrick
? 5-7
Colonels
  Steve Hawes
? 5-8
Pacers
   
? 5-9
Squires
   
? 5-10
Stars
   
? 5-11
Colonels
   
? 5-?
Nets
  Bob Lackey
? 5-?
Nets
  Joby Wright
Round 6
? 6-1
Sounds
  Bob Ford
? 6-2
Nets
  James Silas
? 6-3
Pacers
  Steve Bracey
? 6-4
Nuggets
  Sam Sibert
? 6-5
Nets
  Charlie Tharpe
? 6-6
Nets
  Ron Harris
? 6-7
Colonels
  Jim Creighton
? 6-8
Pacers
  George Adams
? 6-9
Squires
  Reggie Bird
? 6-10
Stars
  Tom Patterson
? 6-11
Colonels
  Matt Gantt
Round 7
? 7-1
Nets
  Joe Mackey
? 7-2
Sounds
  Rowland Garrett
? 7-3
Pacers
  Don Holcomb
? 7-4
Nuggets
  Ron Riley
? 7-5
Nets
  Swen Nater
? 7-6
Nets
  Hank Siemiontkowski
? 7-7
Colonels
  Frank Schade
? 7-8
Pacers
  Richie Garner
? 7-9
Squires
  Al Sanders
? 7-10
Stars
  Eric McWilliams
? 7-11
Colonels
  Bill Kennedy
Round 8
? 8-1
Sounds
  Sam Simmons
? 8-2
Nets
  Marshall Wingate
? 8-3
Pacers
  Henry Bibby
? 8-4
Nuggets
  Ted Martiniuk
? 8-5
Nets
  Ron Thomas
? 8-6
Nets
  Wally Jones
? 8-7
Colonels
  Ansley Truitt
? 8-8
Pacers
  Cavin Anderson
? 8-9
Squires
  Billy Shepherd
? 8-10
Stars
  Frank Russell
? 8-11
Colonels
  Terry Benton
Round 9
? 9-1
Nets
  Charlie Edge
? 9-2
Sounds
  Steve Davidson
? 9-3
Pacers
  Jerry Crocker
? 9-4
Nuggets
  Bernie Fryer
? 9-5
Nets
  Ernie Fleming
? 9-6
Nets
  Ed Czernota
? 9-7
Colonels
  Wayne Grabiec
? 9-8
Pacers
  Wardell Dyson
? 9-9
Squires
  Mike Barr
? 9-10
Stars
  Mike Jackson
? 9-11
Colonels
  Ernest Pettis
Round 10
? 10-1
Sounds
  Jackie Young
? 10-2
Nets
  Bryan Adrian
? 10-3
Pacers
  Mike Collins
? 10-4
Nuggets
  Jerry Pender
? 10-5
Nets
  Sam Cash
? 10-6
Nets
  Randy Noll
? 10-7
Colonels
  Jerry Zelinski
? 10-8
Pacers
  Jolly Spight
? 10-9
Squires
  Rick Aydlett
? 10-10
Stars
  Kevin Porter
? 10-11
Colonels
  Cleveland Hill
Round 11
? 11-1
Nets
  Joe Gaines
? 11-2
Sounds
  Steve Turner
? 11-3
Pacers
  Wilbur Loftin / Will Loftin
? 11-4
Nuggets
  Gary Stewart
? 11-5
Nets
  Tracy Tripucka
? 11-6
Nets
  Quinas Brower
? 11-7
Colonels
  Jeff Hickman
? 11-8
Pacers
  Bill Burton
? 11-9
Squires
  Kent Hollenbeck
? 11-10
Stars
  Willie Hart
? 11-11
Colonels
  Andrew Pettes / Andrew Pettis
Round 12
? 12-1
Sounds
  Henry Bacon
? 12-2
Nets
  Chick Downing
? 12-3
Pacers
  Charles Dudley
? 12-4
Nuggets
  Mike Reid
? 12-5
Nets
  Jerry Brucks
? 12-6
Nets
  Bill Phillips
? 12-7
Colonels
  Stan Key
? 12-8
Pacers
  Wally Rice / Wally Rick
? 12-9
Squires
  Milton Adams
? 12-10
Stars
  Lloyd Neal
? 12-11
Colonels
  David Hall
Round 13
? 13-1
Nets
  Bill Pleas
? 13-2
Sounds
  Ruppert Breedlove
? 13-3
Pacers
  Mike Sneed
? 13-4
Nuggets
  John Burks
? 13-5
Nets
  Bobby Jack
? 13-6
Nets
  Kelly Utley
? 13-7
Colonels
  Don Wiese
? 13-8
Pacers
  Lee Sims
? 13-9
Squires
  Ralph Houston
? 13-10
Stars
  Simpson DeGrate
? 13-11
Colonels
  Jerry Clack
Round 14
? 14-1
Sounds
  Sam McCarney
? 14-2
Nets
  Dave Werthman
? 14-3
Pacers
  Steve Previs
? 14-4
Nuggets
  John Tschogl
? 14-5
Nets
  Gregg Flaker
? 14-6
Nets
  Paul Hoffman
? 14-7
Colonels
  Rhea Taylor
? 14-8
Pacers
  Nate Williams
? 14-9
Squires
  Rudy Peele
? 14-10
Stars
  Mose Adolph
? 14-11
Colonels
  Tom Parker
Round 15
? 15-1
Nets
  Henry Seawright
? 15-2
Sounds
  Gene Mack
? 15-3
Pacers
  Kent Martens
? 15-4
Nuggets
  Leon Huff
? 15-5
Nets
  Ray Golson
? 15-6
Colonels
  Ron Williams
? 15-7
Squires
  Scott McCandlish
? 15-8
Stars
  Harvey Catchings
? 15-9
Colonels
  Jerry Dunn
Round 16
? 16-1
Sounds
  Tom Arnholt
? 16-2
Nets
  Steve McMahon
? 16-3
Pacers
  Nathan Cannady
? 16-4
Nuggets
  Larry Morris
? 16-5
Nets
  Gregg Lowery
? 16-6
Colonels
  Joe Reddick
? 16-7
Squires
  Jay Mottola
? 16-8
Stars
  Gary Ladd
? 16-9
Colonels
  Mike Bowling
Round 17
? 17-1
Nets
  Harry Andersen
? 17-2
Sounds
  Steve Schmidt
? 17-3
Pacers
  David Smith
? 17-4
Nuggets
  Dave Hullman
? 17-5
Nets
  Arnie Berman / Arnie Herman
? 17-6
Nets
  Ken Bradley
? 17-7
Colonels
  Al Vilchek
? 17-8
Stars
  Henry Speele
Round 18
? 18-1
Sounds
  Terry Hankton
? 18-2
Nets
  Manual Raga / Manual Roga
? 18-3
Pacers
  Curtis Pritchett / Curtis Prichett
? 18-4
Nuggets
  Harold Little
? 18-5
Nets
  Fred DeVaughn
? 18-6
Stars
  Dwight Holliday
Round 19
? 19-1
Pacers
  Paul Coder
? 19-2
Nuggets
  Andy Knowles
? 19-3
Nets
  Bob Zinder
? 19-4
Stars
  George Price
Round 20
? 20-1
Nuggets
  John Belcher
? 20-2
Nets
  Al Davis
? 20-3
Stars
  George Bryant

 

Condors
? Rounds 4-5
Nets
  Bob Davis
?  
Nets
  Wil Robinson
?  
Nets
  Harold Fox
Nets
? Rounds 2-4
Nets
  Brian Taylor
?
Nets
  Dwayne Dillard
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
Rockets

?

?-?

Pacers
Nuggets

 

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

 
Squires
 
Squires
Forfeited for signing Julius Erving as a junior out of college  
? Rounds 2-5
Squires
  Bill Franklin
Stars
? Rounds 1-5
Stars
  Chris Ford
?
Stars
  Travis Grant
?
Stars
  Chuck Jura
?
Stars
  Bob Nash
Tams
? Rounds 1, 3-5
Sounds
  Russell Lee
?
Sounds
  Jim Price
?
Sounds
  Rusty Blair