1972 NBA draft

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The 1972 NBA draft was the 26th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA).wikipedia
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LaRue Martin

LaRue Martin from Loyola University Chicago was selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Martin was drafted first overall by the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Portland Trail Blazers in the controversy riddled 1972 NBA draft out of Loyola University Chicago.

Washington Wizards

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As a result of last year's supplemental hardship draft, the Cincinnati Royals, the Atlanta Hawks, the Golden State Warriors and the Baltimore Bullets forfeited their first round picks, while the Los Angeles Lakers forfeited their fourth round pick.
Following a less than spectacular 1971–72 season, Baltimore acquired Elvin Hayes from the Houston Rockets and drafted Kevin Porter in the third round, out of St. Francis in Pennsylvania.

Bob McAdoo

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Bob McAdoo, a college junior from the University of North Carolina, was selected second by the Buffalo Braves, and went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.
Citing family hardship, McAdoo sought and won early eligibility for the 1972 NBA draft under the "hardship" clause that existed until 1977.

Julius Erving

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McAdoo, 10th pick Paul Westphal, and 12th pick Julius Erving have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Erving was also named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.
Under NBA rules, he became eligible for the 1972 NBA draft and the Milwaukee Bucks picked him in the first round (12th overall).

Paul Westphal

McAdoo, 10th pick Paul Westphal, and 12th pick Julius Erving have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Erving was also named to the list of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History announced at the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.
He was the 10th overall pick in the 1972 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics.

Jim Price (basketball)

Jim Price
The 16th pick, Jim Price, and 34th pick, Don Buse, were also selected to an All-Star Game.
After starring at the University of Louisville, the 6' 3" Price was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft. Price would go on to play seven NBA seasons (1972–1979), spending time with the Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Buffalo Braves, Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons. He was an All-Star in 1975, and he retired with 5,088 career points.

List of first overall NBA draft picks

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The Portland Trail Blazers won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Buffalo Braves were awarded the second pick.

NBA Rookie of the Year Award

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Bob McAdoo, a college junior from the University of North Carolina, was selected second by the Buffalo Braves, and went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.

Dwight Davis (basketball)

Dwight Davis
After playing college basketball at the University of Houston from 1969–72, Davis was selected as the 3rd overall pick of 1972 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Corky Calhoun

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Calhoun was the 1st round selection (4th overall) of the Phoenix Suns in the 1972 NBA draft.

Krešimir Ćosić

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In the tenth round, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Krešimir Ćosić from Brigham Young University with the 144th pick.
In the 1972 NBA Draft, he was picked by the Portland Trail Blazers, in the 10th round (144th overall), but he opted to stay with BYU.

Fred Boyd

Freddie Boyd
He played in college for Oregon State University, and was drafted in the first round (5th overall) of the 1972 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Draft (sports)

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LaRue Martin is considered as one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history.
In the NBA, an example is LaRue Martin, drafted 1st overall in the 1972 NBA Draft ahead of Bob McAdoo and Julius Erving.

Russ Lee

Russell Lee
Lee was drafted sixth overall in the 1972 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he played two seasons averaging 2.6 points per game coming off the bench.

Travis Grant

Grant was a first round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1972 NBA Draft and of the Utah Stars in the 1972 ABA Draft.

Brian Taylor (basketball)

Brian Taylor
A 6'2" guard from Princeton University, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft. However, he began his professional career with the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, for whom he played four seasons, appearing in two ABA All-Star Games. He joined the NBA as a member of the Kansas City Kings in 1976, and he averaged a career-high 17 points per game in 1976–77. He also played for the Denver Nuggets and San Diego Clippers, before a torn achilles tendon forced his retirement in 1982 . His son, Bryce, played guard for the Oregon Ducks.

Bud Stallworth

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Stallworth was selected 7th overall by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1972 NBA draft, and by the Denver Rockets in the 1972 ABA Draft.

Tom Riker

Riker was selected 8th overall in the 1972 NBA draft by the New York Knicks out of the University of South Carolina, and played three seasons for the Knicks from 1972 to 1975.

Chuck Terry

Terry was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 1972 NBA draft.

Joby Wright

He was selected in the second round (18th overall) of the 1972 NBA draft by the NBA Seattle SuperSonics.

Kevin Porter (basketball)

Kevin Porter
In the 1972 NBA draft, Porter was the 39th overall pick, selected by the Baltimore Bullets in the third round.

Harold Fox (basketball)

Harold Fox
Fox was drafted with the third pick in the second round of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Jim Creighton (basketball)

Jim Creighton
A 6'8" forward, Creighton played at the University of Colorado from 1969 to 1972, scoring 1,032 points in his college career. He was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 40th pick of the 1972 NBA Draft, but he did not reach the NBA until the 1975–76 season, when he played 32 games for the Atlanta Hawks. He scored 31 points in his only NBA season.

Claude Terry

He was drafted in the 1972 NBA draft in the third round with the 42nd overall pick by the Phoenix Suns.

Henry Bibby

H. Bibby
In the 1972 NBA draft, Bibby was drafted in the fourth round by the New York Knicks and in the second round of the 1972 ABA Draft by the Carolina Cougars.