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1953 NBA Draft

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Date: Friday, April 24, 1953
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Number of Picks: 122 (31 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Ray Felix (39.6 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: C. Hagan (75.1), K. Sears (55.8) and F. Ramsey (49.2)

All-Stars: 7 (W. Dukes, R. Felix, J. George, C. Hagan, J. Molinas, R. Regan and K. Sears)

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122 Selections

Stats shown are for the player's NBA career
Territorial Picks Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
1 NYK Walter Dukes Seton Hall University 553 14671 5765 6223 608 .369 .700 26.5 10.4 11.3 1.1 24.0 .079
2 PHW Ernie Beck University of Pennsylvania 371 7054 2325 1191 669 .383 .762 19.0 6.3 3.2 1.8 9.0 .061
Round 1 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
3 1 BLB Ray Felix Long Island University 637 15187 6974 5654 456 .412 .678 23.8 10.9 8.9 0.7 39.6 .125
4 2 MLH Bob Houbregs University of Washington 281 6725 2611 1552 500 .404 .721 23.9 9.3 5.5 1.8 14.3 .102
5 3 FTW Jack Molinas Columbia University 32 958 370 228 51 .390 .759 29.9 11.6 7.1 1.6 3.6 .179
6 4 ROC Richie Regan Seton Hall University 215 5494 1785 554 629 .344 .717 25.6 8.3 2.6 2.9 3.5 .031
7 5 BOS Frank Ramsey University of Kentucky 623 15330 8378 3410 1134 .399 .804 24.6 13.4 5.5 1.8 49.2 .154
8 6 SYR Jim Neal Wofford College 80 1093 350 304 33 .301 .601 13.7 4.4 3.8 0.4 0.1 .005
9 7 MNL Jim Fritsche Hamline University 84 1372 326 249 77 .309 .738 16.3 3.9 3.0 0.9 -1.6 -0.055
Round 2 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
10 BOS Chet Noe University of Oregon
11 NYK Don Ackerman Long Island University 28 220 43 15 23 .222 .536 7.9 1.5 0.5 0.8 -0.6 -0.123
12 PHW Larry Hennessy Villanova University 74 817 331 94 73 .334 .766 11.0 4.5 1.3 1.0 -0.9 -0.052
Round 3 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
13 BOS Cliff Hagan University of Kentucky 745 21731 13447 5116 2242 .450 .798 29.2 18.0 6.9 3.0 75.1 .166
14 NYK Neil Gordon Furman University
15 PHW Norm Grekin La Salle University 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .010
Round 4 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
16 BOS Earle Markey College of the Holy Cross
17 NYK Thomas Bishop University of Southern Mississippi
18 PHW Fred Ihle La Salle University
Round 5 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
19 BOS Joe Holup George Washington University 192 3526 1347 852 193 .342 .781 18.4 7.0 4.4 1.0 4.2 .058
20 NYK Bob Santini Iona College 4 23 11 3 1 .500 .500 5.8 2.8 0.8 0.3 0.1 .127
21 PHW Eddie Solomon West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Round 6 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
22 BOS Vernon Stokes St. Francis College
23 PHW Don Eby University of Southern California
Round 7 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
24 BOS Lou Tsioropoulos University of Kentucky 157 2977 910 751 165 .315 .717 19.0 5.8 4.8 1.1 2.1 .033
25 PHW Bob Marske
Round 8 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
26 BOS Ted Lallier Colby College
27 PHW Bill Dodd Colgate University
Round 9 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
28 BOS Lewis Gilcrease Texas State University
29 PHW Bob Sassone St. Bonaventure University
Round 10 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
30 BOS Tom Lillis Saint Louis University
31 PHW Toar Hester Centenary College of Louisiana
Round 11 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
32 BOS Gil Reich University of Kansas
33 PHW John Doogan Saint Joseph's University
Round 12 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
34 BOS Jim Dogerty Whitworth
35 PHW Charles Duffley Saint Anselm College
Other Picks Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
36 BLB Jack Carby Kansas State University
37 BLB Bob Emmercik Clarion University of Pennsylvania
38 BLB Russ Johnson
39 BLB Bob Kraback
40 BLB Dennis Murphy Georgetown University
41 BLB Paul Nolen Texas Tech University 1 2 0 1 0 .000 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 -0.724
42 BLB Bob Peterson University of Oregon 103 1342 479 389 78 .386 .669 13.0 4.7 3.8 0.8 1.5 .052
43 BLB Joe Piorkowski
44 BLB Connie Rea Centenary College of Louisiana 20 154 23 31 16 .209 .313 7.7 1.2 1.6 0.8 -0.6 -0.184
45 BLB Bill Schyman DePaul University
46 BLB Herman Sledzik Pennsylvania State University
47 BLB Bob Speight North Carolina State University
48 BLB Don Stemmerich
49 BLB Elmer Tolson Eastern Kentucky University
50 BLB Edward Walsh
51 FTW Jim Bingham Eastern Kentucky University
52 FTW Mike Bodnar St. Bonaventure University
53 FTW Jim Bredar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
54 FTW George Glasgow Fairleigh Dickinson University
55 FTW William Hagan Siena College
56 FTW Dean Kelley University of Kansas
57 FTW Norb Lewinski University of Notre Dame
58 FTW Dick White Eastern Kentucky University
59 MLH Irv Bemoras University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 131 2479 827 341 125 .347 .672 18.9 6.3 2.6 1.0 1.3 .026
60 MLH Bill Bolger Georgetown University 20 202 56 36 11 .407 .615 10.1 2.8 1.8 0.6 0.2 .039
61 MLH Paul Brandt Columbia University
62 MLH Joe Cipriano University of Washington
63 MLH Gene Dyker DePaul University 11 91 16 16 5 .231 .500 8.3 1.5 1.5 0.5 -0.3 -0.138
64 MLH Eddie O'Brien Seattle University
65 MLH John O'Brien Seattle University
66 MLH Bob Rousey Kansas State University
67 MLH Darrell Tucker Utah State University
68 MNL Doug Atkins University of Tennessee
69 MNL Hank Budde Xavier University
70 MNL Bill Chambers College of William & Mary
71 MNL Harold Christensen Brigham Young University
72 MNL Ron Feiereisel DePaul University 10 59 30 6 6 .286 .875 5.9 3.0 0.6 0.6 0.0 .040
73 MNL Ken Flowers University of Southern California
74 MNL Bob Gelle University of Minnesota
75 MNL Bob Gussner Hamline University
76 MNL Walt Kearns University of Arkansas
77 MNL Hartly Kruger University of Idaho
78 MNL Roger Kuss University of Wisconsin-River Falls
79 MNL Zippy Morocco University of Georgia
80 MNL Lloyd Olmstead Cornell College
81 MNL Joe Richey Brigham Young University
82 MNL Pete Silas Georgia Institute of Technology
83 MNL Lloyd Thorgaard Hamline University
84 MNL Chuck Wolfe University of North Dakota
85 NYK Dick Atha Indiana State University 43 448 137 66 51 .393 .795 10.4 3.2 1.5 1.2 0.6 .068
86 NYK Delmer Diercks Iowa State University
87 NYK Forrest Hamilton Missouri State University
88 NYK Bob Matheny University of California
89 NYK Larry O'Connor Canisius College
90 NYK Richard Prater University of Kentucky
91 NYK Allan Schutts Springfield College
92 NYK Joe Smyth Niagara University 40 495 131 98 49 .348 .538 12.4 3.3 2.5 1.2 0.1 .006
93 PHW Jack George La Salle University 506 15860 5153 2129 2169 .364 .704 31.3 10.2 4.2 4.3 17.7 .054
94 ROC Will Bales Eastern Kentucky University
95 ROC Hugh Beins Georgetown University
96 ROC Bill Edwards St. Bonaventure University
97 ROC Jim Gerber Bowling Green State University
98 ROC Bob Goss North Carolina State University
99 ROC Dick Gross Wheaton College
100 ROC Ed Kohl Regis University
101 ROC John Kurz Loyola Marymount University
102 ROC Gene Lambert University of Arkansas
103 ROC Nick Maguire Villanova University
104 ROC Frank Reddout Syracuse University 7 18 13 9 0 .833 .750 2.6 1.9 1.3 0.0 0.3 .802
105 ROC Jim Scottie West Virginia University
106 ROC Kenny Sears Santa Clara University 529 14923 7355 4142 843 .455 .826 28.2 13.9 7.8 1.6 55.8 .179
107 ROC Kendall Sheets Oklahoma State University
108 ROC Tex Silverman George Washington University
109 ROC Paul Smaagard Hamline University
110 ROC Norm Swanson University of Detroit Mercy 63 611 100 110 33 .226 .594 9.7 1.6 1.7 0.5 -0.4 -0.034
111 ROC Will Walls Miami University
112 SYR Al Bailey Duquesne University
113 SYR Garrett Beshear Murray State University
114 SYR Glen Dille University of Tulsa
115 SYR Joe Hughes University of Denver
116 SYR Bill Hull Utah State University
117 SYR Bill Jenkins LeMoyne College
118 SYR Billy Kenville St. Bonaventure University 345 6778 2434 1206 715 .363 .758 19.6 7.1 3.5 2.1 13.7 .097
119 SYR Dick Knostman Kansas State University 5 47 13 17 6 .300 .636 9.4 2.6 3.4 1.2 0.2 .183
120 SYR Andy McGowan Manhattan College
121 SYR Gerald Nappy Georgetown University
122 SYR Warren Shackelford University of Tulsa