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1959

1959 NBA Draft

Territorial Picks

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
Wilt Chamberlain Univ. of Kansas Philadelphia Warriors
Bob Ferry Saint Louis Univ. St. Louis Hawks

Round 1

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
1 Bob Boozer Kansas State Univ. Cincinnati Royals
2 Bailey Howell Mississippi State Univ. Detroit Pistons
3 Tom Hawkins Univ. of Notre Dame Minneapolis Lakers
4 Dick Barnett Tennessee State Univ. Syracuse Nationals
5 Johnny Green Michigan State Univ. New York Knicks
6 John Richter North Carolina State Univ. Boston Celtics

Round 2

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
7 Tom Robitaille Rice Univ. Detroit Pistons
8 Don Goldstein Univ. of Louisville Detroit Pistons
9 Joe Ruklick Northwestern Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
10 Rudy LaRusso Dartmouth College Minneapolis Lakers
11 Bumper Tormohlen Univ. of Tennessee Syracuse Nationals
12 Alan Seiden St. John’s Univ. St. Louis Hawks
13 Cal Ramsey New York Univ. St. Louis Hawks
14 Gene Guarilia George Washington Univ. Boston Celtics

Round 3

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
15 Mike Mendenhall Univ. of Cincinnati Cincinnati Royals
16 Gary Alcorn California State Univ., Fresno Detroit Pistons
17 Jim Hickaday Univ. of Memphis Philadelphia Warriors
18 Bobby Smith West Virginia Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
19 Jon Cincebox Syracuse Univ. Syracuse Nationals
20 Bob Anderegg Michigan State Univ. New York Knicks
21 Hank Stein Xavier Univ. St. Louis Hawks
22 Ralph Croswaite Western Kentucky Univ. Boston Celtics

Round 4

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
23 Leo Byrd Marshall Univ. Cincinnati Royals
24 George Lee Univ. of Michigan Detroit Pistons
25 Ron Stevenson Texas Christian Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
26 Wilson Eison Purdue Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
27 Paul Neumann Stanford Univ. Syracuse Nationals
28 Johnny Cox Univ. of Kentucky New York Knicks
29 Lee Harman Oregon State Univ. St. Louis Hawks
30 Ed Kazakavich Univ. of Scranton Boston Celtics

Round 5

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
31 Harry Kirchner Texas Christian Univ. Cincinnati Royals
32 Tony Windis Univ. of Wyoming Detroit Pistons
33 Bill Telasky George Washington Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
34 Bobby Joe Mason Bradley Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
35 Roger Taylor Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Syracuse Nationals
36 Herb Busch Univ. of Virginia New York Knicks
37 Nick Mantis Northwestern Univ. St. Louis Hawks
38 Don Lange College of William & Mary Boston Celtics

Round 6

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
39 Don Hennon Univ. of Pittsburgh Cincinnati Royals
40 Lou Jordan Cornell Univ. Detroit Pistons
41 Joe Spratt Saint Joseph’s Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
42 Jim Henry Vanderbilt Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
43 Bob Dalton Univ. of California Syracuse Nationals
44 Bucky McDonald George Washington Univ. New York Knicks
45 Mike Moran Marquette Univ. St. Louis Hawks
46 Bob Cumings Boston Univ. Boston Celtics

Round 7

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
47 Dale Moore Eastern Kentucky Univ. Cincinnati Royals
48 Doug Smart Univ. of Washington Detroit Pistons
49 Joe Ryan Villanova Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
50 Charley Grote Georgetown College Minneapolis Lakers
51 Darnell Haney United States Naval Academy Syracuse Nationals
52 Russ Robinson Missouri State Univ. New York Knicks
53 Orby Arnold Univ. of Memphis St. Louis Hawks

Round 8

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
54 Don Matuszak Kansas State Univ. Cincinnati Royals
55 Chuck Curtis Pacific Lutheran Univ. Detroit Pistons
56 Dave Gunther Univ. of Iowa Philadelphia Warriors
57 Leon Hill Texas Tech Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
58 Walt Torrence Univ. of California, Los Angeles New York Knicks
59 Willie Merriwether Purdue Univ. St. Louis Hawks

Round 9

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
60 Joe Bily McDade Bradley Univ. Cincinnati Royals
61 Doyle Edmiston Hardin-Simmons Univ. Detroit Pistons
62 Carl Belz Princeton Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
63 Jim Mudd North Texas State Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
64 Jerry Shipp Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ. New York Knicks
65 Lou Pucillo North Carolina State Univ. St. Louis Hawks

Round 10

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
66 Joe Viviano Xavier Univ. Cincinnati Royals
67 Bruno Boin Univ. of Washington Detroit Pistons
68 Tony Sellari Lenoir-Rhyne College Philadelphia Warriors
69 Roger Johnson Univ. of Minnesota Minneapolis Lakers
70 Paul Wilcox Davis & Elkins College New York Knicks
71 Ron Loneski Univ. of Kansas St. Louis Hawks

Round 11

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
72 Charley Brown Seattle Univ. Cincinnati Royals
73 M.C. Burton Univ. of Michigan Detroit Pistons
74 Phil Warren Northwestern Univ. Philadelphia Warriors
75 Jack Evans Lake Superior State Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
76 Paul Benes Hope College New York Knicks
77 John Barnhill Tennessee State Univ. St. Louis Hawks

Round 12

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
78 Roger Wendel Univ. of Tulsa Cincinnati Royals
79 Vern Baggenstoss St. Cloud State Univ. Minneapolis Lakers
80 Ed Blair Western Michigan Univ. New York Knicks

Round 13

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
81 Dwayne Smith Gustavus Adolphus Minneapolis Lakers
82 John Nicoll Brigham Young Univ. New York Knicks

Round 14

Pick Player From (College) NBA Team Details
83 Jack Israel Missouri State Univ. New York Knicks

Total picks: 85

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