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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
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
1 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
Rk Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST WS WS/48
2 1 NYK Art Heyman Duke University 147 3019 1519 414 346 .427 .679 20.5 10.3 2.8 2.4 4.0 .063
3 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
4 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
5 4 DET Eddie Miles Seattle University 605 15681 8120 1860 1225 .440 .747 25.9 13.4 3.1 2.0 24.4 .075
6 5 STL Gerry Ward Boston College 169 2049 542 294 237 .356 .639 12.1 3.2 1.7 1.4 1.0 .023
7 6 PHI Tom Hoover Villanova University 100 1270 350 425 56 .413 .591 12.7 3.5 4.3 0.6 0.6 .023
8 7 LAL Roger Strickland Jacksonville University 1 4 2 0 0 .333 4.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.224
9 8 BOS Bill Green Colorado State University
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 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
11 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
12 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
13 12 DET Jerry Smith Furman University
14 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
15 14 STL Leland Mitchell Mississippi State University
16 15 PHI Hershell West Grambling State University
17 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
18 17 STL Ken Saylors Arkansas Tech University
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
19 18 NYK Bill O'Connor Canisius College
20 19 BAL Tom Bolyard Indiana University
21 20 SFW Steve Gray Saint Mary's College of California
22 21 DET Mike McCoy University of Miami
23 22 CIN Jimmy Rayl Indiana University
24 23 STL Bill Burwell University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
25 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
26 25 LAL Lyle Harger University of Houston
27 26 BOS Chuck Kriston Valparaiso University
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
28 27 NYK Nate Cloud University of Delaware
29 28 BAL Nolen Ellison University of Kansas
30 29 SFW Dave Downey University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
31 30 DET Dave Erickson Marquette University
32 31 CIN Ken Charlton University of Colorado
33 32 STL Waite Bellamy Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
34 33 PHI Ray Flynn Providence College
35 34 LAL Layton Johns Auburn University
36 35 BOS Connie McGuire Southeastern Oklahoma State 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
37 36 NYK Joe McDermott Belmont Abbey College
38 37 BAL Ron Glaser Marquette University
39 38 SFW Don Turner Southwestern College
40 39 DET Bill Small University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
41 40 CIN Mac Herndon Bradley University
42 41 STL Tony Yates University of Cincinnati
43 42 PHI Tony Cerkvenik Arizona State University
44 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
45 44 BOS W. D. Stroud Mississippi State University
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
46 45 NYK Jim Kerwin Tulane University
47 46 BAL Ken Siebel University of Wisconsin
48 47 SFW Gene Shields Santa Clara University
49 48 DET Reggie Harding 205 5529 1839 1865 343 .413 .607 27.0 9.0 9.1 1.7 5.7 .049
50 49 CIN Jim McCormack West Virginia University
51 50 STL Al Santio University of Maryland
52 51 PHI Vince Brewer Iowa State University
53 52 LAL Warren Salade Westminster College of Pennsylvania
54 53 BOS Vinnie Ernst Providence College
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
55 54 NYK Bob Woolard Wake Forest University
56 55 BAL Larry Brown University of North Carolina
57 56 SFW Don Clemetson Stanford University
58 57 DET Ira Harge University of New Mexico
59 58 CIN Hunter Beckman University of Memphis
60 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
61 60 PHI Bill Brown Howard Payne University
62 61 LAL Gordie Martin University of Southern California
63 62 BOS Herb Magee Philadelphia 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
64 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
65 64 BAL Dick Riesback Iowa State University
66 65 SFW Harry Dinnell Pepperdine University
67 66 DET Gary Silc Northern Michigan University
68 67 STL Harold Strothers Texas A&M 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
69 68 NYK Ray Cronk Lakeland College
70 69 BAL Ron Jackson University of Wisconsin
71 70 SFW Chuck White University of Idaho
72 71 DET Ernie Durston Seattle University
73 72 STL Frank Davis Oklahoma Christian 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
74 73 NYK Gerald Glur Furman University
75 74 BAL M. C. Thompson DePaul University
76 75 STL Carl Ritter Southeast Missouri State University
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
77 76 NYK Orbie Bowling University of Tennessee
78 77 STL Marv Straw Iowa State 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
79 78 NYK Bob Walter Baldwin-Wallace College
80 79 STL Hugh Evans North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Round 13 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
81 80 NYK Jerry Szachara Cornell University
82 81 STL Gordon McFarland Central Missouri State University
Round 14 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
83 82 NYK Bill Raftery La Salle University
Round 15 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
84 83 NYK Ron Pickett Eastern Kentucky University