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1956 NBA Draft

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Date: Monday, April 30, 1956
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 92 (28 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Si Green (10.0 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: B. Russell (163.5), E. Baylor (104.2) and S. Jones (92.3)

All-Stars: 5 (E. Baylor, T. Heinsohn, S. Jones, W. Naulls and B. Russell)

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92 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 BOS Tom Heinsohn College of the Holy Cross 654 19254 12194 5749 1318 .405 .790 29.4 18.6 8.8 2.0 60.0 .150
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
2 1 ROC Si Green Duquesne University 504 13132 4636 2152 1655 .387 .676 26.1 9.2 4.3 3.3 10.0 .037
3 2 STL Bill Russell University of San Francisco 963 40726 14522 21620 4100 .440 .561 42.3 15.1 22.5 4.3 163.5 .193
4 3 MNL Jim Paxson University of Dayton 138 3069 1105 616 225 .323 .727 22.2 8.0 4.5 1.6 2.8 .044
5 4 NYK Ron Shavlik North Carolina State University 8 74 10 23 0 .174 .400 9.3 1.3 2.9 0.0 -0.3 -0.189
6 5 SYR Joe Holup George Washington University 192 3526 1347 852 193 .342 .781 18.4 7.0 4.4 1.0 4.2 .058
7 6 FTW Ron Sobie DePaul University 192 3868 1619 791 353 .379 .808 20.1 8.4 4.1 1.8 7.2 .089
8 7 PHW Hal Lear Temple University 3 14 4 1 1 .333 4.7 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.085
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
9 BOS K.C. Jones University of San Francisco 676 17501 5011 2399 2908 .387 .647 25.9 7.4 3.5 4.3 38.6 .106
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
10 BOS George Linn University of Alabama
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
11 BOS Dan Swartz Morehead State University 39 335 175 88 21 .380 .847 8.6 4.5 2.3 0.5 1.0 .143
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
12 BOS Bill Logan University of Iowa
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
13 BOS Don Boldebuck University of Houston
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
14 BOS O'Neal Weaver Midwestern State University
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
15 BOS Vic Molodet North Carolina State 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
16 BOS Jim Houston Brandeis 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
17 BOS Theophileus Lloyd University of Maryland
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
18 FTW Bruce Harris Tennessee Technological University
19 FTW Bob Kessler University of Maryland
20 FTW Joe Lieber College of the Holy Cross
21 FTW John Schlimm John Carroll University
22 FTW Charles Slack Marshall University
23 FTW Bill Thieben Hofstra University 85 876 337 272 24 .331 .640 10.3 4.0 3.2 0.3 -0.5 -0.026
24 MNL Lloyd Aubrey University of Notre Dame
25 MNL John Barber California State University, Los Angeles 5 19 7 6 0 .250 .500 3.8 1.4 1.2 0.0 0.0 -0.108
26 MNL Elgin Baylor Seattle University 846 33863 23149 11463 3650 .431 .780 40.0 27.4 13.5 4.3 104.2 .148
27 MNL Jerry Bird University of Kentucky 11 45 25 12 4 .375 1.000 4.1 2.3 1.1 0.4 0.0 -0.043
28 MNL Phil Grawmeyer University of Kentucky
29 MNL Robert Hodgson Wichita State University
30 MNL Sam Jones North Carolina Central University 871 24285 15411 4305 2209 .456 .803 27.9 17.7 4.9 2.5 92.3 .182
31 MNL Phil Jordon Whitworth 442 10792 4833 3028 769 .398 .694 24.4 10.9 6.9 1.7 9.9 .044
32 MNL John Patzwald Gustavus Adolphus
33 MNL Terry Rand Marquette University
34 MNL Bill Reigel McNeese State University
35 MNL Jim Springer Gustavus Adolphus
36 MNL Carl Widseth University of Tennessee
37 NYK Jack Adams Eastern Kentucky University
38 NYK Gary Bergen University of Utah 6 40 8 8 1 .273 1.000 6.7 1.3 1.3 0.2 0.0 -0.044
39 NYK Art Bunte University of Utah
40 NYK Howard Crittendon Murray State University
41 NYK Pat Dunn Utah State University 28 206 70 31 28 .311 .824 7.4 2.5 1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.013
42 NYK Jerry Harper University of Alabama
43 NYK Ronnie Mayer Duke University
44 NYK Dick Miani University of Miami
45 NYK Dick Miller University of Wisconsin
46 NYK Ed Petrie Seton Hall University
47 NYK Tony Roybal University of New Mexico
48 NYK Joe Sexton Purdue University
49 PHW Max Anderson University of Oregon
50 PHW Joe Belmont Duke University
51 PHW Ronald Clark Springfield College
52 PHW John Fannon University of Notre Dame
53 PHW Bevo Francis University of Rio Grande
54 PHW Phil Rollins University of Louisville 177 2742 898 395 458 .385 .649 15.5 5.1 2.2 2.6 1.9 .033
55 PHW Phil Wheeler University of Cincinnati
56 PHW Mickey Winograd Duquesne University
57 ROC Bob Burrow University of Kentucky 81 1199 459 357 47 .365 .578 14.8 5.7 4.4 0.6 1.9 .077
58 ROC Carl Cain University of Iowa
59 ROC Gene Carpenter Texas Tech University
60 ROC Clayton Carter Oklahoma State University
61 ROC Dan Mannix St. Francis College
62 ROC Johnny McCarthy Canisius College 316 8828 2450 1145 1184 .353 .622 27.9 7.8 3.6 3.7 4.7 .026
63 ROC Jerry Moreman University of Louisville
64 ROC Dave Piontek Xavier University 413 7623 2955 1770 478 .391 .652 18.5 7.2 4.3 1.2 7.0 .044
65 ROC Kevin Thomas Boston University
66 ROC Bill Uhl University of Dayton
67 STL Wally Choice Indiana University
68 STL Darrell Floyd Furman University
69 STL Robin Freeman Ohio State University
70 STL Arthur Helms University of Houston
71 STL Ed Huse University of Wyoming
72 STL Julius McCoy Michigan State University
73 STL Junior Morgan Duke University
74 STL Willie Naulls University of California, Los Angeles 716 20620 11305 6508 1114 .406 .812 28.8 15.8 9.1 1.6 34.3 .080
75 STL Hershel Pederson Brigham Young University
76 STL Dave Plunkett University of Cincinnati
77 STL Jim Reed Texas Tech University
78 STL Norm Stewart University of Missouri 5 37 10 5 2 .267 .333 7.4 2.0 1.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.157
79 STL Morris Taft University of California, Los Angeles
80 SYR Forest Able Western Kentucky University 1 1 0 1 1 .000 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 -2.062
81 SYR Willie Bergines West Virginia University
82 SYR Milt Graham Colgate University
83 SYR Swede Halbrook Oregon State University 143 2039 786 949 64 .347 .591 14.3 5.5 6.6 0.4 0.3 .007
84 SYR Bob Hopkins Grambling State University 273 5122 2237 1526 189 .394 .761 18.8 8.2 5.6 0.7 9.5 .089
85 SYR Paul Judson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
86 SYR Dick Julio University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
87 SYR Dick Kenyon LeMoyne College
88 SYR Jim McLaughlin Saint Louis University
89 SYR Jim Ray University of Toledo 8 64 9 5 5 .176 .600 8.0 1.1 0.6 0.6 -0.2 -0.115
90 SYR Jess Roh Idaho State University
91 SYR Chuck Rolles Cornell University
92 SYR Chester Webb Georgia Southern University