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1955 NBA draft

1955 NBA draft
General information
Date(s) April 13, 1955
Location New York City, New York
Territorial pick(s) Dick Garmaker, Minneapolis Lakers
Tom Gola, Philadelphia Warriors
First selection Dick Ricketts, Milwaukee Hawks
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The 1955 NBA draft was the ninth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 13, 1955 before the 1955–56 season. In this draft, eight remaining NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The Milwaukee Hawks participated in the draft, but relocated to St. Louis, Missouri and became the St. Louis Hawks prior to the start of the season.[1] The draft consisted of 15 rounds comprising 96 players selected.

Draft selections and draftee career notes

Dick Ricketts from Duquesne University was selected first overall by the Milwaukee Hawks. Second pick of the draft, Maurice Stokes from Saint Francis University won the Rookie of the Year Award.[2] Dick Garmaker and Tom Gola were selected before the draft as Minneapolis Lakers' and Philadelphia Warriors' territorial picks respectively. Three players from this draft, Maurice Stokes, Tom Gola, and Jack Twyman, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[3] K. C. Jones, who was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers in the later rounds, has also been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame, although he did not enter the league immediately after the draft. In the 1956 draft, he was selected in the second round by the Boston Celtics, with whom he played for in his whole career.[4]

Key

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Position Guard Forward Center
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Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
0T 00 Garmaker, DickDick Garmaker* G/F 23x15px United States Minneapolis Lakers Minnesota
0T 00 Gola, TomTom Gola^ G/F 23x15px United States Philadelphia Warriors La Salle
1 01 Ricketts, DickDick Ricketts F/C 23x15px United States Milwaukee Hawks Duquesne
1 02 Stokes, MauriceMaurice Stokes^ F/C 23x15px United States Rochester Royals Saint Francis (PA)
1 03 Loscutoff, JimJim Loscutoff F 23x15px United States Boston Celtics Oregon
1 04 Sears, KenKen Sears+ F 23x15px United States New York Knicks Santa Clara
1 05 Conlin, EdEd Conlin G/F 23x15px United States Syracuse Nationals Fordham
1 06 Horan, JohnnyJohnny Horan F 23x15px United States Fort Wayne Pistons Dayton
2 07 Stephens, JackJack Stephens G/F 23x15px United States Milwaukee Hawks Notre Dame
2 08 Twyman, JackJack Twyman^ G/F 23x15px United States Rochester Royals Cincinnati
2 09 Devlin, WalterWalter Devlin G 23x15px United States Philadelphia Warriors George Washington
2 10 Hemric, DickieDickie Hemric F 23x15px United States Boston Celtics Wake Forest
2 11 Mullen, JerryJerry Mullen# F 23x15px United States New York Knicks San Francisco
2 12 Mencel, ChuckChuck Mencel G 23x15px United States Minneapolis Lakers Minnesota
2 13 Arnelle, JesseJesse Arnelle F 23x15px United States Fort Wayne Pistons Penn State
2 14 Schlundt, DonDon Schlundt# C 23x15px United States Syracuse Nationals Indiana

Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team College
3 15 Ferrari, AlAl Ferrari G/F 23x15px United States Milwaukee Hawks Michigan State
3 16 Fleming, EdEd Fleming G/F 23x15px United States Rochester Royals Niagara
3 17 Schafer, BobBob Schafer G 23x15px United States Philadelphia Warriors Villanova
3 19 Sparrow, GuyGuy Sparrow F 23x15px United States New York Knicks Detroit
10 76 Jones, K. C.K. C. Jones^ G 23x15px United States Minneapolis Lakers San Francisco
12 87 Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong F/C 23x15px United States Rochester Royals Michigan State

References

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  1. ^ "Hawks: Franchise History". NBA.com/Hawks. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 2 December 2009. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "K.C. Jones Bio". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 

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