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1961 NBA Draft

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Date: Monday, March 27, 1961
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 107 (32 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Walt Bellamy (130.0 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: W. Bellamy (130.0), B. Bridges (59.9) and T. Meschery (43.6)

All-Stars: 4 (W. Bellamy, B. Bridges, D. Kojis and T. Meschery)

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107 Selections

Stats shown are for the player's NBA career
Round 1 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
1 1 CHP Walt Bellamy Indiana University 14 1043 38940 20941 14241 2544 .516 .632 37.3 20.1 13.7 2.4 130.0 .160
2 2 NYK Tom Stith St. Bonaventure University 1 25 209 77 39 18 .336 .300 8.4 3.1 1.6 0.7 -0.6 -0.143
3 3 CIN Larry Siegfried Ohio State University 9 550 13632 5960 1567 1950 .409 .854 24.8 10.8 2.8 3.5 33.1 .116
4 4 DET Ray Scott University of Portland 9 684 21339 10184 7154 1618 .405 .720 31.2 14.9 10.5 2.4 30.8 .069
5 5 LAL Wayne Yates University of Memphis 1 37 263 72 94 16 .295 .455 7.1 1.9 2.5 0.4 -0.5 -0.085
6 6 SYR Ben Warley Tennessee State University 5 288 4656 1767 1524 204 .413 .724 16.2 6.1 5.3 0.7 8.0 .083
7 7 PHW Tom Meschery Saint Mary's College of California 10 778 23459 9904 6698 1331 .441 .745 30.2 12.7 8.6 1.7 43.6 .089
8 8 STL Cleo Hill Winston-Salem State University 1 58 1050 320 178 114 .346 .774 18.1 5.5 3.1 2.0 0.3 .015
9 9 BOS Gary Phillips University of Houston 5 348 6932 2319 903 665 .370 .629 19.9 6.7 2.6 1.9 2.3 .016
Round 2 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
10 10 NYK Whitey Martin St. Bonaventure University 1 66 1018 227 158 115 .325 .673 15.4 3.4 2.4 1.7 -0.5 -0.022
11 11 CIN Bob Wiesenhahn University of Cincinnati 1 60 326 119 112 23 .317 .567 5.4 2.0 1.9 0.4 -0.7 -0.107
12 12 DET Johnny Egan Providence College 11 712 14448 5521 1294 2102 .429 .805 20.3 7.8 1.8 3.0 23.7 .079
13 13 LAL Fred Sawyer University of Louisville
14 14 SYR Chris Smith Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
15 15 PHW Ted Luckenbill University of Houston 2 87 597 196 166 35 .367 .604 6.9 2.3 1.9 0.4 0.4 .029
16 16 STL Ron Horn Indiana University 2 31 314 77 77 11 .298 .677 10.1 2.5 2.5 0.4 -0.2 -0.037
17 17 BOS Al Butler Niagara University 4 234 5055 2282 696 530 .439 .739 21.6 9.8 3.0 2.3 7.0 .067
18 18 CHP Jack Turner University of Louisville 1 42 567 200 85 44 .380 .762 13.5 4.8 2.0 1.0 0.0 -0.002
19 19 CHP Jerry Graves Mississippi State University
20 20 CHP York Larese University of North Carolina 1 59 703 302 77 94 .373 .806 11.9 5.1 1.3 1.6 0.3 .020
21 21 CHP Don Kojis Marquette University 12 814 19241 9948 4555 1112 .446 .720 23.6 12.2 5.6 1.4 35.8 .089
22 22 CHP Doug Moe University of North Carolina
23 23 CHP Jeff Cohen College of William & Mary
Round 3 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
24 24 NYK Tony Jackson St. John's University
25 25 CIN Bevo Nordmann Saint Louis University 4 133 1628 571 517 73 .459 .490 12.2 4.3 3.9 0.5 2.0 .059
26 26 DET Doug Kistler Duke University 1 5 13 8 1 0 .500 .500 2.6 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 .123
27 27 LAL Frank Burgess Gonzaga University
28 28 SYR Chuck Osborne Western Kentucky University 1 4 21 5 9 1 .125 .750 5.3 1.3 2.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.134
29 29 PHW Jack Egan Saint Joseph's University
30 30 STL Tom Chilton East Tennessee State University
31 31 BOS Bill Depp Vanderbilt University
32 32 CHP Bill Bridges University of Kansas 13 926 30878 11012 11054 2553 .442 .693 33.3 11.9 11.9 2.8 59.9 .093
Round 4 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
33 33 NYK George Blaney College of the Holy Cross 1 36 363 117 36 45 .380 .529 10.1 3.3 1.0 1.3 -0.1 -0.014
34 34 CIN Lowery Kirk University of Memphis
35 35 DET George Finley Tennessee State University
36 36 LAL Charles Henke University of Missouri
37 37 SYR Hank Whitney Iowa State University
38 38 PHW John Tidwell University of Michigan
39 39 STL Gus Guydon Drake University
40 40 BOS Carl Cole Eastern Kentucky University
41 41 CHP Roger Kaiser Georgia Institute of Technology
Round 5 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
42 42 NYK Bill Smith Saint Peter's College 1 9 83 23 16 7 .242 .875 9.2 2.6 1.8 0.8 -0.2 -0.101
43 43 CIN Rossie Johnson Tennessee State University
44 44 DET Danny Doyle Belmont Abbey College 1 4 25 16 8 3 .500 .800 6.3 4.0 2.0 0.8 0.1 .216
45 45 LAL Bill Lickert University of Kentucky
46 46 SYR Don Jacobson South Dakota State University
47 47 PHW Bruce Spraggins Virginia Union University
48 48 STL John Berberich University of California, Los Angeles
49 49 BOS Bob DiStefano North Carolina State University
50 50 CHP Howie Carl DePaul University 1 31 382 170 39 57 .333 .706 12.3 5.5 1.3 1.8 -0.5 -0.061
Round 6 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
51 51 NYK Cleveland Buckner Jackson State University 2 68 723 411 240 44 .432 .620 10.6 6.0 3.5 0.6 1.3 .087
52 52 CIN Bob Slobodnik Duquesne University
53 53 DET Lee Patrone West Virginia University
54 54 LAL Bill McClintock University of California
55 55 SYR Billy Joe Price New Mexico State University
56 56 PHW Dick Goldberg University of Southern Mississippi
57 57 STL Bob McDonald University of Maryland
58 58 BOS Ned Twyman Duquesne University
59 59 CHP Dave Voss University of Tulsa
Round 7 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
60 60 NYK Donnie Butcher Pikeville College 5 279 5085 1696 821 585 .397 .629 18.2 6.1 2.9 2.1 4.5 .042
61 61 CIN Dave Zeller Miami University 1 61 278 90 27 58 .353 .750 4.6 1.5 0.4 1.0 -0.1 -0.010
62 62 DET Burt Price Wittenberg University
63 63 LAL Albert Alamanza University of Texas at Austin
64 64 SYR Roger Newman University of Kentucky
65 65 PHW Charles McNeil University of Maryland
66 66 STL Charles Riley Winston-Salem State University
67 67 BOS Mel Klein Northern State University
68 68 CHP Ron Heller Wichita State University
Round 8 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
69 69 NYK Cedrick Price Kansas State University
70 70 CIN Jerry Thelen Thomas More College
71 71 DET Walter Ward Hampton University
72 72 LAL Bill Ellis University of California, Los Angeles
73 73 SYR Dave Mills Seattle University
74 74 PHW Larry Swift Truman State University
75 75 STL Gene Velloff Doane College
76 76 CHP John Wessels University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Round 9 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
77 77 NYK Charles Bowman Wabash College
78 78 CIN Larry Krueger Ohio University
79 79 DET Peter Baltic Pennsylvania State University
80 80 LAL Carl Anderson Oregon State University
81 81 SYR Rex Tippitt Grambling State University
82 82 STL Herbert Gray North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
83 83 CHP Steve Strange Southern Methodist University
Round 10 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
84 84 NYK Ron Debillous University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
85 85 CIN Jack Waters University of Mississippi
86 86 DET Wayne Monson Northern Michigan University
87 87 LAL Robert Williams Allan Hancock College
88 88 SYR Pete Chudy Syracuse University
89 89 PHW Leo Hill University of California, Los Angeles
90 90 STL Tom Faszholz
91 91 CHP Larry Comley Kansas State University 1 12 89 25 19 12 .216 .563 7.4 2.1 1.6 1.0 -0.3 -0.167
Round 11 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
92 92 NYK Kevin Loughery St. John's University 11 755 22208 11575 2254 2803 .413 .803 29.4 15.3 3.0 3.7 29.8 .064
93 93 CIN Carl Short Newberry College
94 94 DET Richard Kraft State University of New York at Brockport
95 95 LAL Howard Hunt Duke University
96 96 SYR Dick Sammons LeMoyne College
97 97 PHW Corky Whitrow Georgetown College
98 98 STL Dick Kepley University of North Carolina
Round 12 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
99 99 NYK Earl Shultz University of California
100 100 CIN George Patterson University of Toledo 1 59 559 120 159 51 .331 .842 9.5 2.0 2.7 0.9 0.1 .007
101 101 STL Jackie Crawford Centenary College of Louisiana
Round 13 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
102 102 NYK Ned Jennings University of Kentucky
103 103 CIN Clair McRoberts Monmouth University
104 104 STL Howard Stacy University of Louisville
Round 14 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
105 105 NYK Bill Engressor Louisiana State University
106 106 CIN Carl Bouldin University of Cincinnati
Round 15 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Rk Pk Tm Player College Yrs G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
107 107 NYK Vince Kempton Saint Joseph's University