Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)

1967 NBA draft

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
1967 NBA draft
Date(s)  May 3, 1967 (Rounds 1–11) May 4, 1967 (Rounds 12–20)
Location  New York City, New York
First selection  Jimmy Walker, Detroit Pistons

The 1967 NBA draft was the 21st annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on May 3 and 4, 1967 before the 1967–68 season. In this draft, 12 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. The first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each division, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Detroit Pistons won the coin flip and were awarded the first overall pick, while the Baltimore Bullets were awarded the second pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Five teams that had the best records in previous season were not awarded second round draft picks. Two expansion franchises, the Seattle SuperSonics and the San Diego Rockets, took part in the NBA Draft for the first time and were assigned the sixth and seventh pick in the first round, along with the last two picks of each subsequent round. The draft consisted of 20 rounds comprising 162 players selected.


Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.


  • a On February 17, 1967, the Detroit Pistons acquired a first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers as compensation when Rudy LaRusso refused to report to the Lakers after being traded to the Pistons in a three-team trade on January 16, 1967. The Lakers used the pick to draft Sonny Dove.
  • References

    1967 NBA draft Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Haunted (1995 film)
    Todd Carmichael
    A G Cook