1958 NBA draft
|1958 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||April 22, 1958|
|Location||New York City, New York|
|Territorial pick(s)||Guy Rodgers, Philadelphia Warriors|
|First selection||Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers|
← 1957NBA draft
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
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. 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. 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).
|^||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|
|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|
The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.
|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|
- a Prior to the draft, the New York Knicks acquired the Detroit Pistons' first-round pick, which was used to select Mike Farmer, from the Pistons in exchange for Dick McGuire.
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