1957 NBA draft

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1957 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) April 17, 1957
Location St. Louis, Missouri
First selection Rod Hundley Cincinnati Royals
NBA draft
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The 1957 NBA draft was the 11th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 17, 1957 before the 1957–58 season. In this draft, eight NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. Prior to the draft, the Fort Wayne Pistons and the Rochester Royals relocated to Detroit, Michigan and Cincinnati, Ohio, and became the Detroit Pistons and the Cincinnati Royals respectively.[1][2] In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The draft consisted of 14 rounds comprising 83 players selected.

Draft selections and draftee career notes[edit]

Rod Hundley from West Virginia University was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Royals. However, the Royals immediately traded his draft rights to the Minneapolis Lakers.[3] Eight pick of the draft, Sam Jones from North Carolina Central University, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[4] Woody Sauldsberry, who was selected in the eighth round, went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.[5] Jim Brown from Syracuse University was selected in the ninth round by the Syracuse Nationals, but he opted for a professional football career and eventually playing nine successful seasons in the National Football League (NFL).[6] Brown was later inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is considered as one of the greatest professional football players ever.[7]

Key[edit]

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
1 1 Hundley, RodRod Hundley+ G  United States Cincinnati Royals (traded to Minneapolis)[a] West Virginia
1 2 Tyra, CharlieCharlie Tyra F/C  United States Detroit Pistons (traded to New York)[b] Louisville
1 3 Krebs, JimJim Krebs F/C  United States Minneapolis Lakers SMU
1 4 Wilfong, WinWin Wilfong G/F  United States St. Louis Hawks Memphis State
1 5 McCann, BrendanBrendan McCann G  United States New York Knicks St. Bonaventure
1 6 Rosenbluth, LennieLennie Rosenbluth F  United States Philadelphia Warriors North Carolina
1 7 Bon Salle, GeorgeGeorge Bon Salle F  United States Syracuse Nationals Illinois
1 8 Jones, SamSam Jones^ G/F  United States Boston Celtics NC Central
2 9 Duckett, DickDick Duckett G  United States Cincinnati Royals St. John's
2 10 McCoy, BobBob McCoy# F  United States Detroit Pistons Grambling
2 11 Schmidt, HarvHarv Schmidt# F  United States Minneapolis Lakers Illinois
2 12 Palmer, JimJim Palmer F/C  United States St. Louis Hawks Dayton
2 13 Larry Friend G/F  United States New York Knicks California
2 14 Sullivan, JackJack Sullivan# F  United States Philadelphia Warriors Mount St. Mary's
2 15 Morgan, JimJim Morgan# G  United States Syracuse Nationals Louisville
2 16 O'Neal, DickDick O'Neal# F  United States Boston Celtics TCU

Other picks[edit]

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

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
3 17 Paulson, JerryJerry Paulson G  United States Cincinnati Royals Manhattan
3 18 Ebben, BillBill Ebben G  United States Detroit Pistons Detroit
4 27 Brown, GeorgeGeorge Brown F  United States Minneapolis Lakers Wayne State
4 30 Radziszewski, RayRay Radziszewski F  United States Philadelphia Warriors Saint Joseph's
6 48 King, MauryMaury King G  United States Boston Celtics Kansas
8 57 Bolstorff, DougDoug Bolstorff G  United States Detroit Pistons Minnesota
8 60 Sauldsberry, WoodyWoody Sauldsberry+ F/C  United States Philadelphia Warriors Texas Southern
9 67 Hamilton, SteveSteve Hamilton F/C  United States Philadelphia Warriors Morehead State

Trades[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Pretzer, Ryan (October 16, 2007). "Farewell, Fort Wayne". NBA.com/Pistons. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sacramento Kings History". NBA.com/Kings. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Hot Rod Hundley Bio". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ Kim, Randy (June 19, 2003). "Draft Oddities". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Football's 100 Greatest Players: #1 Jim Brown". The Sporting News. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Charlie Tyra Bio". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ "All-Time Transactions". NBA.com/Pistons. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 

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