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The 1951 NBA Draft was the fifth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 25, 1951, prior to the 1951–52 season. In this draft, ten remaining NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In the draft, the teams select in reverse order of their win-loss record in the previous season. The Tri-Cities Blackhawks relocated to Milwaukeemarker, Wisconsinmarker and became the Milwaukee Hawks prior to the start of the season. The draft consisted of 12 rounds with 87 players selected.

Gene Melchiorre from Bradley Universitymarker was selected first overall by the Baltimore Bullets. However, he never played in the NBA due to his involvement in a point shaving scandal while playing college basketball. Third pick Marc Freiberger also did not play in the NBA. Myer Skoog from University of Minnesotamarker was selected before the draft as Minneapolis Lakers' territorial pick.

Draft

G Guard F Forward C Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for All-Star Game and (an) All-NBA Team(s)
+ Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-Star Game(s)
x Denotes player who has been selected for (an) All-NBA Team(s)
Round Pick Player Position Team College
T G Minneapolis Lakers Minnesotamarker
1 1 Baltimore Bullets Bradleymarker
1 2 + F/C Tri-Cities Blackhawks Brigham Youngmarker
1 3 Indianapolis Olympians Oklahomamarker
1 4 G Fort Wayne Pistons Niagaramarker
1 5 F Syracuse Nationals Northwestern Statemarker
1 6 F New York Knicks Harvardmarker
1 7 G/F Boston Celtics Kansas Statemarker
1 8 G Rochester Royals North Carolina Statemarker
1 9 + G Philadelphia Warriors Illinoismarker
2 10 Baltimore Bullets Kansas Statemarker
2 11 Tri-Cities Blackhawks Colorado Statemarker
2 12 Indianapolis Olympians Millikin
2 13 G Fort Wayne Pistons Syracusemarker
2 14 G/F Syracuse Nationals Le Moyne
2 15 New York Knicks Brigham Youngmarker
2 16 Boston Celtics Indiana
2 17 F Rochester Royals Northwesternmarker
2 18 G/F Philadelphia Warriors Tulanemarker
2 19 F/C Minneapolis Lakers Kansas Statemarker


Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.
Round Pick Player Position Team College
3 23 F Fort Wayne Pistons Northwesternmarker
3 24 G Syracuse Nationals DePaulmarker
3 27 G Rochester Royals St. Bonaventure
4 31 C Tri-Cities Blackhawks South Carolinamarker
4 32 G Indianapolis Olympians Indiana
4 37 C Rochester Royals Bradleymarker
5 45 G New York Knicks Saint Peter's
5 48 G Philadelphia Warriors Princetonmarker
6 51 G Tri-Cities Blackhawks Drakemarker
6 55 G/F New York Knicks St. John'smarker
6 56 G Boston Celtics St. Francismarker
7 68 G Philadelphia Warriors King'smarker
8 77 G Philadelphia Warriors La Sallemarker


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