1956–57 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1956–57 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1956–57 record 13–9 (8–6 Big Ten)
Head coach William Perigo
Assistant coach Dave Strack
Assistant coach Matt Patanelli
MVP Ron Kramer
Captain Ron Kramer
Home arena Fielding H. Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1955–56 1957–58 »
1956–57 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Indiana 10 4   .714     14 8   .636
#11 Michigan State 16 10   .615     10 4   .714
Minnesota 9 5   .643     14 8   .636
Ohio State 9 5   .643     14 8   .636
Purdue 8 6   .571     15 7   .682
Michigan 8 6   .571     13 9   .591
Illinois 7 7   .500     14 8   .636
Iowa 4 10   .286     8 14   .364
Wisconsin 3 11   .214     5 17   .227
Northwestern 2 12   .143     6 16   .273
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956–57 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1956–57 NCAA University Division men's basketball season. The team played its home games at Fielding H. Yost Field House (renamed Yost Ice Arena in 1973) on the school's campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Under the direction of head coach William Perigo, the team finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Future College Football Hall of Famer Ron Kramer established the school career scoring record with 1,119. The record last until 1961, when John Tidwell totaled 1386.[2] Kramer served as team captain and earned team MVP for the third year in a row.[3]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Five players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[4][5][6] Ferguson accumulated no statistics.

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1957 5 2 34 Ron Kramer Detroit Pistons
1957 7 3 51 George Ferguson Minneapolis Lakers
1958 7 6 53 Pete Tillotson Syracuse Nationals
1959 4 2 24 George Lee Detroit Pistons
1959 11 2 73 M. C. Burton Detroit Pistons

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007–08 Men's Basketball Media Guide. University of Michigan. 2007. p. 195. 
  2. ^ 2007–08 Men's Basketball Media Guide. University of Michiedgan. 2007. p. 162. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. 
  4. ^ "1957 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  5. ^ "1958 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  6. ^ "1959 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.