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1953 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1953 NBA Draft, including the first and second round, all the trades and players data.

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Note: Between 1947 and 1965, before the start of the draft, the teams could forfeit their first-round pick to instead use a 'territorial pick' to select a player from their immediate area. This had the intention of building strong local fan bases.

Here you have all the picks from the 1953 NBA Draft. Total selections: 122

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1953 NBA Draft

Territorial Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Walter Dukes New York Knicks Seton Hall Univ. Knicks had the 8th pick
- Ernie Beck Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Pennsylvania Warriors had the 1st pick

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1. Ray Felix Baltimore Bullets (1st) Long Island Univ.
2. Bob Houbregs Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of Washington
3. Jack Molinas Fort Wayne Pistons Columbia Univ.
4. Richie Regan Rochester Royals Seton Hall Univ.
5. Frank Ramsey Boston Celtics Univ. of Kentucky
6. Jim Neal Syracuse Nationals Wofford College
7. Jim Fritsche Minneapolis Lakers Hamline Univ.

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
8. Larry Hennessy Philadelphia Warriors Villanova Univ.
9. Don Ackerman New York Knicks Long Island Univ.
10. Bob Speight Baltimore Bullets (1st) North Carolina State Univ.
11. George Glasgow Fort Wayne Pistons Fairleigh Dickinson Univ.
12. Norm Swanson Rochester Royals Univ. of Detroit Mercy
13. Chet Noe Boston Celtics Univ. of Oregon
14. Dick Knostman Syracuse Nationals Kansas State Univ.

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Cliff Hagan Boston Celtics Univ. of Kentucky
- Neil Gordon New York Knicks Furman Univ.
- Norm Grekin Philadelphia Warriors La Salle Univ.

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Earle Markey Boston Celtics College of the Holy Cross
- Thomas Bishop New York Knicks Univ. of Southern Mississippi
- Fred Ihle Philadelphia Warriors La Salle Univ.

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Joe Holup Boston Celtics George Washington Univ.
- Bob Santini New York Knicks Iona College
- Eddie Solomon Philadelphia Warriors West Virginia Univ. Institute of Technology

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Vernon Stokes Boston Celtics St. Francis College
- Don Eby Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Southern California

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Lou Tsioropoulos Boston Celtics Univ. of Kentucky
- Bob Marske Philadelphia Warriors -

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Ted Lallier Boston Celtics Colby College
- Bill Dodd Philadelphia Warriors Colgate Univ.

Round 9

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Lewis Gilcrease Boston Celtics Texas State Univ.
- Bob Sassone Philadelphia Warriors St. Bonaventure Univ.

Round 10

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Tom Lillis Boston Celtics Saint Louis Univ.
- Toar Hester Philadelphia Warriors Centenary College of Louisiana

Round 11

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Gil Reich Boston Celtics Univ. of Kansas
- John Doogan Philadelphia Warriors Saint Joseph's Univ.

Round 12

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jim Dogerty Boston Celtics Whitworth
- Charles Duffley Philadelphia Warriors Saint Anselm College

Other Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jack Carby Baltimore Bullets (1st) Kansas State Univ.
- Bob Emmercik Baltimore Bullets (1st) Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania
- Russ Johnson Baltimore Bullets (1st) -
- Bob Kraback Baltimore Bullets (1st) -
- Dennis Murphy Baltimore Bullets (1st) Georgetown Univ.
- Paul Nolen Baltimore Bullets (1st) Texas Tech Univ.
- Bob Peterson Baltimore Bullets (1st) Univ. of Oregon
- Joe Piorkowski Baltimore Bullets (1st) -
- Connie Rea Baltimore Bullets (1st) Centenary College of Louisiana
- Bill Schyman Baltimore Bullets (1st) DePaul Univ.
- Herman Sledzik Baltimore Bullets (1st) Pennsylvania State Univ.
- Don Stemmerich Baltimore Bullets (1st) -
- Elmer Tolson Baltimore Bullets (1st) Eastern Kentucky Univ.
- Edward Walsh Baltimore Bullets (1st) -
- Jim Bingham Fort Wayne Pistons Eastern Kentucky Univ.
- Mike Bodnar Fort Wayne Pistons St. Bonaventure Univ.
- Jim Bredar Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- William Hagan Fort Wayne Pistons Siena College
- Dean Kelley Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Kansas
- Norb Lewinski Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Notre Dame
- Dick White Fort Wayne Pistons Eastern Kentucky Univ.
- Irv Bemoras Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Bill Bolger Milwaukee Hawks Georgetown Univ.
- Paul Brandt Milwaukee Hawks Columbia Univ.
- Joe Cipriano Milwaukee Hawks Univ. of Washington
- Gene Dyker Milwaukee Hawks DePaul Univ.
- Eddie O'Brien Milwaukee Hawks Seattle Univ.
- John O'Brien Milwaukee Hawks Seattle Univ.
- Bob Rousey Milwaukee Hawks Kansas State Univ.
- Darrell Tucker Milwaukee Hawks Utah State Univ.
- Doug Atkins Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Tennessee
- Hank Budde Minneapolis Lakers Xavier Univ.
- Bill Chambers Minneapolis Lakers College of William & Mary
- Harold Christensen Minneapolis Lakers Brigham Young Univ.
- Ron Feiereisel Minneapolis Lakers DePaul Univ.
- Ken Flowers Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Southern California
- Bob Gelle Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Minnesota
- Bob Gussner Minneapolis Lakers Hamline Univ.
- Walt Kearns Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Arkansas
- Hartly Kruger Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Idaho
- Roger Kuss Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Wisconsin-River Falls
- Zippy Morocco Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Georgia
- Lloyd Olmstead Minneapolis Lakers Cornell College
- Joe Richey Minneapolis Lakers Brigham Young Univ.
- Pete Silas Minneapolis Lakers Georgia Institute of Technology
- Lloyd Thorgaard Minneapolis Lakers Hamline Univ.
- Chuck Wolfe Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of North Dakota
- Dick Atha New York Knicks Indiana State Univ.
- Delmer Diercks New York Knicks Iowa State Univ.
- Forrest Hamilton New York Knicks Missouri State Univ.
- Bob Matheny New York Knicks Univ. of California
- Larry O'Connor New York Knicks Canisius College
- Richard Prater New York Knicks Univ. of Kentucky
- Allan Schutts New York Knicks Springfield College
- Joe Smyth New York Knicks Niagara Univ.
- Jack George Philadelphia Warriors La Salle Univ.
- Will Bales Rochester Royals Eastern Kentucky Univ.
- Hugh Beins Rochester Royals Georgetown Univ.
- Bill Edwards Rochester Royals St. Bonaventure Univ.
- Jim Gerber Rochester Royals Bowling Green State Univ.
- Bob Goss Rochester Royals North Carolina State Univ.
- Dick Gross Rochester Royals Wheaton College
- Ed Kohl Rochester Royals Regis Univ.
- John Kurz Rochester Royals Loyola Marymount Univ.
- Gene Lambert Rochester Royals Univ. of Arkansas
- Nick McGuire Rochester Royals -
- Frank Reddout Rochester Royals Syracuse Univ.
- Jim Scottie Rochester Royals West Virginia Univ.
- Kenny Sears Rochester Royals Santa Clara Univ.
- Kendall Sheets Rochester Royals Oklahoma State Univ.
- Tex Silverman Rochester Royals George Washington Univ.
- Paul Smaagard Rochester Royals Hamline Univ.
- Will Walls Rochester Royals Miami Univ.
- Al Bailey Syracuse Nationals Duquesne Univ.
- Garrett Beshear Syracuse Nationals Murray State Univ.
- Glen Dille Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Tulsa
- Joe Hughes Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Denver
- Bill Hull Syracuse Nationals Utah State Univ.
- Bill Jenkins Syracuse Nationals LeMoyne College
- Billy Kenville Syracuse Nationals St. Bonaventure Univ.
- Andy McGowan Syracuse Nationals Manhattan College
- Gerald Nappy Syracuse Nationals Georgetown Univ.
- Warren Shackelford Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Tulsa

Total picks: 122