Who was the first pick in the first NBA draft?
Trivia Question Answer
The first draft by the Basketball Association of America (BAA – the precursor to the NBA) was held in 1947. In that year the Pittsburgh Ironmen drafted Clifton McNeely out of Texas Wesleyan. However, McNeely never played for the Ironman or any other BAA team, opting instead to coach high school basketball in Texas.
The Pittsburgh Ironmen’s only BAA season was the 1946/47 season.