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1957 NBA draft

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1957 NBA draft
DateApril 17, 1957
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
First SelectionRod Hundley Cincinnati Royals
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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 and Cincinnati, 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.

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Draft selections and draftee career notes

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] He would be the highest selected rookie to ever win the award in league history, being selected as the 60th pick in the NBA that year. 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]


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


Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
1 1 Rod Hundley+ G  United States Cincinnati Royals (traded to Minneapolis)[a] West Virginia
1 2 Charlie Tyra F/C  United States Detroit Pistons (traded to New York)[b] Louisville
1 3 Jim Krebs C  United States Minneapolis Lakers SMU
1 4 Win Wilfong G  United States St. Louis Hawks Memphis State
1 5 Brendan McCann G  United States New York Knicks St. Bonaventure
1 6 Lennie Rosenbluth F  United States Philadelphia Warriors North Carolina
1 7 George Bon Salle F  United States Syracuse Nationals Illinois
1 8 Sam Jones^ G/F  United States Boston Celtics NC Central
2 9 Dick Duckett G  United States Cincinnati Royals St. John's
2 10 Bob McCoy# F  United States Detroit Pistons Grambling
2 11 Harv Schmidt# F  United States Minneapolis Lakers Illinois
2 12 Jim Palmer F/C  United States St. Louis Hawks Dayton
2 13 Larry Friend G/F  United States New York Knicks California
2 14 Jack Sullivan# F  United States Philadelphia Warriors Mount St. Mary's
2 15 Jim Morgan# G  United States Syracuse Nationals Louisville
2 16 Dick O'Neal# F  United States Boston Celtics TCU

Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.[8][9]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
3 17 Jerry Paulson G  United States Cincinnati Royals Manhattan
3 18 Bill Ebben G  United States Detroit Pistons Detroit
4 27 George Brown F  United States Minneapolis Lakers Wayne State
4 30 Ray Radziszewski F  United States Philadelphia Warriors Saint Joseph's
6 48 Maury King G  United States Boston Celtics Kansas
8 57 Doug Bolstorff G  United States Detroit Pistons Minnesota
8 60 Woody Sauldsberry+ F/C  United States Philadelphia Warriors Texas Southern
9 67 Steve Hamilton F/C  United States Philadelphia Warriors Morehead State



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  • "1957–1961 NBA Drafts". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  • "1957 NBA Draft". The Draft Review. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
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  4. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "Rookie of the Year". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  6. ^ Kim, Randy (June 19, 2003). "Draft Oddities". 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.
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  10. ^ "Charlie Tyra Bio". Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  11. ^ "All-Time Transactions". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009.

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