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The 1970 NBA Draft is known for having one of the most talented pools in draft history. Five players were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (Pete Maravich, Dave Cowens, Calvin Murphy, Bob Lanier, and Nate Archibald). A sixth future Hall of Famer, Dan Issel, would have been drafted except he had already signed with the ABA. Three members of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team were drafted that year: Maravich, Cowens, and Archibald. Other notables that were drafted in 1970 went on to a successful coaching career (Rudy Tomjanovich, Jim McMillian and Cowens).

Names in bold had been selected into All-NBA Team. Names with asterisk had been inducted into Hall of Fame.


Round one

= All-Star
Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 Bob Lanier*  United States Detroit Pistons St. Bonaventure
2 Rudy Tomjanovich  United States San Diego Rockets Michigan
3 Pete Maravich*  United States Atlanta Hawks LSU
4 Dave Cowens*  United States Boston Celtics Florida State
5 Sam Lacey  United States Cincinnati Royals New Mexico State
6 Jim Ard  United States Seattle SuperSonics Cincinnati
7 John Johnson  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Iowa
8 Geoff Petrie  United States Portland Trail Blazers Princeton
9 George Johnson  United States Baltimore Bullets Stephen F. Austin
10 Greg Howard  United States Phoenix Suns New Mexico
11 Jimmy Collins  United States Chicago Bulls New Mexico State
12 Al Henry  United States Philadelphia 76ers Wisconsin
13 Jim McMillian  United States Los Angeles Lakers Columbia
14 John Vallely  United States Atlanta Hawks UCLA
15 John Hummer  United States Buffalo Braves Princeton
16 Gary Freeman  United States Milwaukee Bucks Oregon State
17 Mike Price  United States New York Knicks Illinois

Round two

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
18 Calvin Murphy*  United States San Diego Rockets Niagara
19 Nate Archibald*  United States Cincinnati Royals UTEP
20 Jake Ford  United States Seattle SuperSonics Maryland State
21 Rex Morgan  United States Boston Celtics Jacksonville
22 Doug Cook  United States Cincinnati Royals Davidson
23 Pete Cross  United States Seattle SuperSonics San Francisco
24 Cornell Warner  United States Buffalo Braves Jackson State
25 Walt Gilmore  United States Portland Trail Blazers Fort Valley State
26 Dave Sorenson  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Ohio State
27 Fred Taylor  United States Phoenix Suns Pan American
28 Paul Ruffner  United States Chicago Bulls BYU
29 Joe DePre  United States Phoenix Suns St. John's
30 Earnest Killum  United States Los Angeles Lakers Stetson
31 Dan Hester  United States Atlanta Hawks LSU
32 Ken Warzynski  United States Detroit Pistons De Paul
33 Bill Zopf  United States Milwaukee Bucks Duquesne
34 Howie Wright  United States New York Knicks Austin Peay

Round three

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
35 Curtis Perry  United States San Diego Rockets SW Missouri State
36 Earl Higgins  United States San Francisco Warriors Eastern Michigan
37 Bob St. Pierre  United States Detroit Pistons Hanover
38 Willie Williams  United States Boston Celtics Florida State
39 Greg Hyder  United States Cincinnati Royals Eastern New Mexico
40 Garfield Heard  United States Seattle SuperSonics Oklahoma
41 Surry Oliver  United States Cleveland Cavaliers Stephen F. Austin State University
42 Bill Cain  United States Portland Trail Blazers Iowa State University
43 Chip Case  United States Buffalo Braves University of Virginia
44 Greg McDivitt  United States Phoenix Suns Ohio University
45 Lou Herndon  United States Chicago Bulls Jackson State University
46 Dennis Awtrey  United States Philadelphia 76ers Santa Clara University
47 Jim Hayes  United States Detroit Pistons Boston University
48 Vann Williford  United States Phoenix Suns North Carolina State University
49 Seaburn Hill  United States Baltimore Bullets Arizona State University
50 Marv Winkler  United States Milwaukee Bucks University of Louisiana at Lafayette
51 Al Williams  United States New York Knicks Drake University

Round four

Pick Player Nationality NBA Team College/HS/Club Team
52 Jody Finney  United States San Diego Rockets Ohio State University
53 Ralph Ogden  United States San Francisco Warriors Santa Clara University
54 Bill Stricker  United States Baltimore Bullets University of the Pacific
55 Jon McKinney  United States Boston Celtics Norfolk State University
56 Wade Fuller  United States Cincinnati Royals Loyola University of Chicago
57 John Davis  United States Chicago Bulls Alabama State University
58 Erwin Polnick  United States Buffalo Braves Stephen F. Austin State University
59 Jim Penix  United States Portland Trail Blazers Bowling Green State University
60 Glen Vidnovic  United States Cleveland Cavaliers University of Iowa
61 Bob Lienhard  United States Phoenix Suns University of Georgia
62 Jim Wilson  United States Chicago Bulls Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
63 Dan Crenshaw  United States Philadelphia 76ers Alabama State University
64 Larry Mikan  United States Los Angeles Lakers University of Minnesota
65 Fred Davis  United States Atlanta Hawks Howard Payne University
66 Billy Jones  United States Baltimore Bullets Louisiana College
67 Virgle Fredricks  United States Milwaukee Bucks Drury University
68 John Marren  United States New York Knicks Manhattan College

Notable undrafted players

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