1958 NBA draft

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1958 NBA Draft
General information
Date(s) April 22, 1958
Location New York City, New York
Territorial pick(s) Guy Rodgers, Philadelphia Warriors
First selection Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers
NBA draft
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The 1958 NBA draft was the 12th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 22, 1958 before the 1958–59 season. In this draft, eight NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The draft consisted of 17 rounds comprising 88 players selected.

Draft selections and draftee career notes[edit]

Elgin Baylor from Seattle University was selected first overall by the Minneapolis Lakers. Baylor went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.[1] Guy Rodgers from Temple University was selected before the draft as Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick. Two players from this draft, Elgin Baylor and Hal Greer, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[2] Frank Howard from Ohio State University was selected in the third round by the Philadelphia Warriors, but he opted for a professional baseball career and eventually playing 16 successful seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB).[3][4]

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 and playoffs

Draft[edit]

A man, wearing a jersey with a word "TEMPLE" and the number "5" written in the front, is holding a basketball while posing for a photo.
Guy Rodgers was selected as the Philadelphia Warriors' territorial pick.
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
0T 00 Rodgers, GuyGuy Rodgers+ G  United States Philadelphia Warriors Temple
1 01 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor^ F  United States Minneapolis Lakers Seattle
1 02 Dees, ArchieArchie Dees F/C  United States Cincinnati Royals Indiana
1 03 Farmer, MikeMike Farmer F  United States New York Knicks (from Detroit)[a] San Francisco
1 04 Brennan, PetePete Brennan F  United States New York Knicks North Carolina
1 05 Dierking, ConnieConnie Dierking F/C  United States Syracuse Nationals Cincinnati
1 06 Gambee, DaveDave Gambee F  United States St. Louis Hawks Oregon State
1 07 Swain, BennieBennie Swain F  United States Boston Celtics Texas Southern
2 08 Hamilton, SteveSteve Hamilton F/C  United States Minneapolis Lakers Morehead State
2 09 Hatton, VernonVernon Hatton G  United States Cincinnati Royals Kentucky
2 10 Cable, BarneyBarney Cable F  United States Detroit Pistons Bradley
2 11 Quigg, JoeJoe Quigg# F/C  United States New York Knicks North Carolina
2 12 Sharrar, LloydLloyd Sharrar# C  United States Philadelphia Warriors West Virginia
2 13 Greer, HalHal Greer^ G/F  United States Syracuse Nationals Marshall
2 14 Reed, HubHub Reed F/C  United States St. Louis Hawks Oklahoma City
2 15 Smith, JimmyJimmy Smith# F  United States Boston Celtics Franciscan

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 16 Ellis, BooBoo Ellis F  United States Minneapolis Lakers Niagara
3 17 Bockhorn, BuckyBucky Bockhorn G  United States Cincinnati Royals Dayton
3 22 Embry, WayneWayne Embry+ F/C  United States St. Louis Hawks Miami (OH)
4 27 Cox, JohnnyJohnny Cox G  United States New York Knicks Kentucky
4 29 Kearns, TommyTommy Kearns G  United States Syracuse Nationals North Carolina
5 36 Ohl, DonDon Ohl+ G  United States Philadelphia Warriors Illinois
6 42 McMillon, ShellieShellie McMillon F  United States Detroit Pistons Bradley
7 49 Stevens, WayneWayne Stevens F  United States Cincinnati Royals Cincinnati
9 64 Staverman, LarryLarry Staverman F  United States Cincinnati Royals Villa Madonna
10 70 Parr, JackJack Parr C  United States Cincinnati Royals Kansas State
12 81 Buckhalter, JoeJoe Buckhalter F  United States St. Louis Hawks Tennessee State
15 85 Smith, AdrianAdrian Smith+ G  United States Cincinnati Royals Kentucky

Trades[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Kim, Randy (June 19, 2003). "Draft Oddities". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Frank Howard Bio". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 January 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dick McGuire Bio". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ "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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