Born January 15, 1930 Joe Graboski played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1949-1962. Joseph W. Graboski was an American professional basketball player. He spent 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was the third player to enter the NBA without having played in college. He was also the second player to play in the league while still being 18 years old.