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1963 NBA Draft

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Date: Tuesday, April 30, 1963
Location: New York, New York

Number of Picks: 84 (18 played in NBA)
First Overall Pick: Art Heyman (4.0 Win Shares)

Most Win Shares: N. Thurmond (78.0), G. Johnson (35.8) and E. Miles (24.4)

All-Stars: 4 (G. Johnson, J. King, E. Miles and N. Thurmond)

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84 Selections

Stats shown are for the player's NBA career
Territorial Picks Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
CIN Tom Thacker University of Cincinnati 218 2187 721 522 222 .371 .482 10.0 3.3 2.4 1.0 -0.6 -0.014
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 NYK Art Heyman Duke University 147 3019 1519 414 346 .427 .679 20.5 10.3 2.8 2.4 4.0 .063
2 BAL Rod Thorn West Virginia University 466 10376 5012 1463 1214 .433 .723 22.3 10.8 3.1 2.6 17.2 .080
3 SFW Nate Thurmond Bowling Green State University 964 35881 14437 14464 2575 .421 .667 37.2 15.0 15.0 2.7 78.0 .104
4 DET Eddie Miles Seattle University 605 15681 8120 1860 1225 .440 .747 25.9 13.4 3.1 2.0 24.4 .075
5 STL Gerry Ward Boston College 169 2049 542 294 237 .356 .639 12.1 3.2 1.7 1.4 1.0 .023
6 PHI Tom Hoover Villanova University 100 1270 350 425 56 .413 .591 12.7 3.5 4.3 0.6 0.6 .023
7 LAL Roger Strickland Jacksonville University 1 4 2 0 0 .333 4.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.224
8 BOS Bill Green Colorado State University
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
9 NYK Jerry Harkness Loyola University of Chicago 5 59 29 6 6 .433 .375 11.8 5.8 1.2 1.2 0.0 -0.017
10 BAL Gus Johnson University of Idaho 581 20140 9944 7379 1541 .440 .699 34.7 17.1 12.7 2.7 35.8 .085
11 SFW Gary Hill Oklahoma City University 79 1118 370 130 110 .371 .637 14.2 4.7 1.6 1.4 0.4 .016
12 DET Jerry Smith Furman University
13 LAL Jim King University of Tulsa 607 11187 4377 1500 1412 .418 .782 18.4 7.2 2.5 2.3 17.7 .076
14 STL Leland Mitchell Mississippi State University
15 PHI Hershell West Grambling State University
16 LAL Mel Gibson Western Carolina University 9 53 13 4 6 .300 .500 5.9 1.4 0.4 0.7 -0.1 -0.119
17 STL Ken Saylors Arkansas Tech University
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
18 NYK Bill O'Connor Canisius College
19 BAL Tom Bolyard Indiana University
20 SFW Steve Gray Saint Mary's College of California
21 DET Mike McCoy University of Miami
22 CIN Jimmy Rayl Indiana University
23 STL Bill Burwell University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
24 PHI Jerry Greenspan University of Maryland 25 329 122 83 11 .388 .724 13.2 4.9 3.3 0.4 0.4 .060
25 LAL Lyle Harger University of Houston
26 BOS Chuck Kriston Valparaiso 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
27 NYK Nate Cloud University of Delaware
28 BAL Nolen Ellison University of Kansas
29 SFW Dave Downey University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
30 DET Dave Erickson Marquette University
31 CIN Ken Charlton University of Colorado
32 STL Waite Bellamy Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
33 PHI Ray Flynn Providence College
34 LAL Layton Johns Auburn University
35 BOS Connie McGuire Southeastern Oklahoma State 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
36 NYK Joe McDermott Belmont Abbey College
37 BAL Ron Glaser Marquette University
38 SFW Don Turner Southwestern College
39 DET Bill Small University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
40 CIN Mac Herndon Bradley University
41 STL Tony Yates University of Cincinnati
42 PHI Tony Cerkvenik Arizona State University
43 LAL Larry Jones University of Toledo 95 2235 854 241 270 .400 .815 23.5 9.0 2.5 2.8 2.5 .055
44 BOS W. D. Stroud Mississippi State University
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
45 NYK Jim Kerwin Tulane University
46 BAL Ken Siebel University of Wisconsin
47 SFW Gene Shields Santa Clara University
48 DET Reggie Harding 205 5529 1839 1865 343 .413 .607 27.0 9.0 9.1 1.7 5.7 .049
49 CIN Jim McCormack West Virginia University
50 STL Al Santio University of Maryland
51 PHI Vince Brewer Iowa State University
52 LAL Warren Salade Westminster College of Pennsylvania
53 BOS Vinnie Ernst Providence College
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
54 NYK Bob Woolard Wake Forest University
55 BAL Larry Brown University of North Carolina
56 SFW Don Clemetson Stanford University
57 DET Ira Harge University of New Mexico
58 CIN Hunter Beckman University of Memphis
59 STL Ken Rohloff North Carolina State University 2 7 0 0 1 .000 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 -0.131
60 PHI Bill Brown Howard Payne University
61 LAL Gordie Martin University of Southern California
62 BOS Herb Magee Philadelphia 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
63 NYK Freddie Crawford St. Bonaventure University 297 5047 2031 746 610 .446 .595 17.0 6.8 2.5 2.1 6.1 .058
64 BAL Dick Riesback Iowa State University
65 SFW Harry Dinnell Pepperdine University
66 DET Gary Silc Northern Michigan University
67 STL Harold Strothers Texas A&M 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
68 NYK Ray Cronk Lakeland College
69 BAL Ron Jackson University of Wisconsin
70 SFW Chuck White University of Idaho
71 DET Ernie Durston Seattle University
72 STL Frank Davis Oklahoma Christian University
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
73 NYK Gerald Glur Furman University
74 BAL M. C. Thompson DePaul University
75 STL Carl Ritter Southeast Missouri State 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
76 NYK Orbie Bowling University of Tennessee
77 STL Marv Straw Iowa State University
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
78 NYK Bob Walter Baldwin-Wallace College
79 STL Hugh Evans North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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
80 NYK Jerry Szachara Cornell University
81 STL Gordon McFarland Central Missouri State University
Round 14 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
82 NYK Bill Raftery La Salle University
Round 15 Totals Shooting Per Game Advanced
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
83 NYK Ron Pickett Eastern Kentucky University