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1954 NBA Draft

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Date: Saturday, April 24, 1954
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 100 (28 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Frank Selvy (17.9 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: B. Pettit (136.0), R. Guerin (69.2) and L. Costello (62.7)

All-Stars: 8 (L. Costello, D. Garmaker, R. Guerin, R. Kerr, C. Noble, B. Pettit, F. Selvy and G. Shue)

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100 Selections

Stats shown are for the player's NBA career
Round 1 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
1 BLB Frank Selvy Furman University 565 14908 6120 2098 1579 .394 .728 26.4 10.8 3.7 2.8 17.9 .058
2 MLH Bob Pettit Louisiana State University 792 30690 20880 12849 2369 .436 .761 38.8 26.4 16.2 3.0 136.0 .213
3 PHW Gene Shue University of Maryland 699 23338 10068 2855 2608 .396 .806 33.4 14.4 4.1 3.7 38.9 .080
4 FTW Dick Rosenthal University of Notre Dame 85 1594 575 352 170 .362 .702 18.8 6.8 4.1 2.0 1.9 .057
5 BOS Togo Palazzi College of the Holy Cross 324 4344 2382 1113 233 .386 .730 13.4 7.4 3.4 0.7 6.5 .072
6 SYR Red Kerr University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 905 27784 12480 10092 2004 .418 .723 30.7 13.8 11.2 2.2 61.8 .107
7 ROC Tom Marshall Western Kentucky University 168 2587 952 492 188 .388 .709 15.4 5.7 2.9 1.1 4.1 .076
8 NYK Jack Turner Western Kentucky University 65 922 282 154 77 .360 .789 14.2 4.3 2.4 1.2 0.6 .032
9 MNL Ed Kalafat University of Minnesota 209 4358 1474 1182 310 .345 .688 20.9 7.1 5.7 1.5 5.3 .059
Round 2 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
10 BLB Slick Leonard Indiana University 426 11632 4204 1217 1427 .349 .745 27.3 9.9 2.9 3.3 3.8 .016
11 MLH Bob Mattick Oklahoma State University
12 PHW Larry Costello Niagara University 706 21198 8622 2705 3215 .438 .841 30.0 12.2 3.8 4.6 62.7 .142
13 FTW Arnold Short Oklahoma City University
14 BOS Red Morrison University of Idaho 155 2216 555 822 135 .396 .572 14.3 3.6 5.3 0.9 2.2 .048
15 SYR Dick Farley Indiana University 211 3822 1378 527 386 .384 .700 18.1 6.5 2.5 1.8 8.2 .103
16 ROC Boris Nachamkin New York University 6 59 20 19 3 .300 .615 9.8 3.3 3.2 0.5 0.0 -0.010
17 NYK Richie Guerin Iona College 848 27449 14676 4278 4211 .416 .780 32.4 17.3 5.0 5.0 69.2 .121
18 MNL Al Bianchi Bowling Green State University 687 13649 5550 1722 1497 .374 .707 19.9 8.1 2.5 2.2 8.2 .029
Round 3 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
19 BLB Werner Killen Lawrence University
20 MLH Walt Walowac Marshall University
21 PHW Ben Peters Benedictine College
22 FTW B.H. Born University of Kansas
23 BOS Henry Daubenschmidt St. Francis College
24 SYR Jim Tucker Duquesne University 99 1301 407 349 52 .349 .762 13.1 4.1 3.5 0.5 1.3 .047
25 ROC Lee Morton Cornell University
26 NYK Don Anielak Missouri State University 1 10 3 2 0 .000 .750 10.0 3.0 2.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.263
27 MNL Don Lance Rice University
Round 4 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
28 BLB Burt Spice University of Toledo
29 MLH Phil Martin University of Toledo 7 47 12 10 6 .263 1.000 6.7 1.7 1.4 0.9 -0.1 -0.094
30 PHW Chuck Noble University of Louisville 411 9212 3276 1075 1344 .346 .731 22.4 8.0 2.6 3.3 -0.9 -0.005
31 FTW Mel Thompson North Carolina State University
32 BOS Ron Perry College of the Holy Cross
33 SYR Don McLane Duquesne University
34 ROC Art Spoelstra Western Kentucky University 278 5248 2012 1273 266 .391 .693 18.9 7.2 4.6 1.0 8.6 .079
35 NYK Don Lange United States Naval Academy
36 MNL Gene Schwinger Rice University
Round 5 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
37 BLB Lou Scott Indiana University
38 MLH Paul Ebert Ohio State University
39 PHW Rudy D'Emilio Duke University
40 FTW Dutch Burch University of Pittsburgh
41 BOS Troy Burris West Texas A&M University
42 SYR Paul Pottenburgh Siena College
43 ROC Bo Erias Niagara University 18 401 148 83 26 .347 .638 22.3 8.2 4.6 1.4 -0.1 -0.018
44 NYK Jesse Priscock Kansas State University
45 MNL Buzz Bennett University of Minnesota
Round 6 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
46 BLB Bob Heim Xavier University
47 MLH Bob Carney Bradley University 19 244 69 45 16 .375 .525 12.8 3.6 2.4 0.8 0.3 .059
48 PHW Len Winogard Brandeis University
49 FTW Charles Kraak Indiana University
50 BOS Otto Krieghauser Washington University in Saint Louis
51 SYR Norman Pott Wheaton College
52 ROC Red Davis St. John's University 3 16 2 4 1 .000 1.000 5.3 0.7 1.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.288
53 NYK Ron Rivers University of Wyoming
54 MNL Nick Revon University of Southern Mississippi
Round 7 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
55 BLB Joe Pehanick Seattle University
56 MLH Alan Kelley University of Kansas
57 PHW Bob Brady San Diego State University
58 FTW Bernie Janicki Duke University
59 BOS Paul Estergaard Bradley University
60 SYR Gus Levett Franklin & Marshall College
61 ROC Bill Hull Utah State University
62 NYK Solly Walker St. John's University
63 MNL Dan Finch Vanderbilt University
Round 8 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
64 BLB Harry Brooks Seton Hall University
65 MLH Dick Nunneley University of Tulsa
66 PHW Bob Hodges East Carolina University
67 FTW Don Bielke Valparaiso University 7 38 14 9 1 .556 .571 5.4 2.0 1.3 0.1 0.2 .198
68 BOS Jim Young Santa Clara University
69 SYR Mel Besdin Syracuse University
70 ROC Paul Morrow University of Wisconsin
71 NYK Cob Jarvis Mississippi State University
72 MNL Bob Hopkins Point Loma Nazarene University
Round 9 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
73 BLB Ron Goerrs Concord University
74 MLH Hal Cervini Tulane University
75 PHW Vince Leta Lycoming College
76 FTW Joel Hittleman Loyola College in Maryland
77 SYR Fletcher Johnson Duquesne University
78 ROC Roy Irvin University of Southern California
79 NYK Henry Duckham Polytechnic University
80 MNL Dick Garmaker University of Minnesota 421 12155 5597 1748 1114 .403 .787 28.9 13.3 4.2 2.6 25.6 .101
Round 10 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
81 BLB Gary Shivers University of Houston
82 MLH Joe Bertrand University of Notre Dame
83 PHW Bill Sullivan University of Notre Dame
84 FTW Phil Larson Brigham Young University
85 BOS Tony Daukas Boston College
86 SYR Jack Davidson University of California, Los Angeles
87 ROC Ed Parchinski Fordham University
88 NYK John Clune United States Naval Academy
89 MNL John Blever Northwestern University
Round 11 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
90 BLB Elliot Karver George Washington University
91 MLH Jerry Domerschick City College of New York
92 PHW Frank O'Hara La Salle University
93 FTW Forrest Jackson Taylor University
94 BOS Bill Johnson University of Nebraska
95 ROC Jim Paxson University of Dayton 138 3069 1105 616 225 .323 .727 22.2 8.0 4.5 1.6 2.8 .044
96 NYK Bob Walter University of Oklahoma
Round 12 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
97 MLH Ron Weisner University of Wisconsin
98 PHW John Glinski
99 NYK Bill Stickel Hastings College
Round 13 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
100 PHW Joe Holup George Washington University 192 3526 1347 852 193 .342 .781 18.4 7.0 4.4 1.0 4.2 .058