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1956 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1956 NBA Draft, including the first and second round, all the trades and players data.

Here you have all the picks from the 1956 NBA Draft

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.

Total selections: 92

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1956 NBA Draft

Territorial Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Tom Heinsohn Boston Celtics College of the Holy Cross

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1 Si Green Rochester Royals Duquesne Univ.
2 Bill Russell St. Louis Hawks Univ. of San Francisco
3 Jim Paxson Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Dayton
4 Ron Shavlik New York Knicks North Carolina State Univ.
5 Joe Holup Syracuse Nationals George Washington Univ.
6 Ron Sobie Fort Wayne Pistons DePaul Univ.
7 Hal Lear Philadelphia Warriors Temple Univ.

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- K.C. Jones Boston Celtics Univ. of San Francisco

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- George Linn Boston Celtics Univ. of Alabama

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Dan Swartz Boston Celtics Morehead State Univ.

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Bill Logan Boston Celtics Univ. of Iowa

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Don Boldebuck Boston Celtics Univ. of Houston

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- O'Neal Weaver Boston Celtics Midwestern State Univ.

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Vic Molodet Boston Celtics North Carolina State Univ.

Round 9

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Jim Houston Boston Celtics Brandeis Univ.

Round 10

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Theophileus Lloyd Boston Celtics Univ. of Maryland

Other Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Bruce Harris Fort Wayne Pistons Tennessee Technological Univ.
- Bob Kessler Fort Wayne Pistons Univ. of Maryland
- Joe Lieber Fort Wayne Pistons College of the Holy Cross
- John Schlimm Fort Wayne Pistons John Carroll Univ.
- Charles Slack Fort Wayne Pistons Marshall Univ.
- Bill Thieben Fort Wayne Pistons Hofstra Univ.
- Lloyd Aubrey Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Notre Dame
- John Barber Minneapolis Lakers California State Univ., Los Angeles
- Elgin Baylor Minneapolis Lakers Seattle Univ.
- Jerry Bird Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Kentucky
- Phil Grawmeyer Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Kentucky
- Robert Hodgson Minneapolis Lakers Wichita State Univ.
- Sam Jones Minneapolis Lakers North Carolina Central Univ.
- Phil Jordon Minneapolis Lakers Whitworth
- John Patzwald Minneapolis Lakers Gustavus Adolphus
- Terry Rand Minneapolis Lakers Marquette Univ.
- Bill Reigel Minneapolis Lakers McNeese State Univ.
- Jim Springer Minneapolis Lakers Gustavus Adolphus
- Carl Widseth Minneapolis Lakers Univ. of Tennessee
- Jack Adams New York Knicks Eastern Kentucky Univ.
- Gary Bergen New York Knicks Univ. of Utah
- Art Bunte New York Knicks Univ. of Utah
- Howard Crittendon New York Knicks Murray State Univ.
- Pat Dunn New York Knicks Utah State Univ.
- Jerry Harper New York Knicks Univ. of Alabama
- Ronnie Mayer New York Knicks Duke Univ.
- Dick Miani New York Knicks Univ. of Miami
- Dick Miller New York Knicks Univ. of Wisconsin
- Ed Petrie New York Knicks Seton Hall Univ.
- Tony Roybal New York Knicks Univ. of New Mexico
- Joe Sexton New York Knicks Purdue Univ.
- Max Anderson Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Oregon
- Joe Belmont Philadelphia Warriors Duke Univ.
- Ronald Clark Philadelphia Warriors Springfield College
- John Fannon Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Notre Dame
- Bevo Francis Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Rio Grande
- Phil Rollins Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Louisville
- Phil Wheeler Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Cincinnati
- Mickey Winograd Philadelphia Warriors Duquesne Univ.
- Bob Burrow Rochester Royals Univ. of Kentucky
- Carl Cain Rochester Royals Univ. of Iowa
- Gene Carpenter Rochester Royals Texas Tech Univ.
- Clayton Carter Rochester Royals Oklahoma State Univ.
- Dan Mannix Rochester Royals St. Francis College
- Johnny McCarthy Rochester Royals Canisius College
- Jerry Moreman Rochester Royals Univ. of Louisville
- Dave Piontek Rochester Royals Xavier Univ.
- Kevin Thomas Rochester Royals Boston Univ.
- Bill Uhl Rochester Royals Univ. of Dayton
- Wally Choice St. Louis Hawks Indiana Univ.
- Darrell Floyd St. Louis Hawks Furman Univ.
- Robin Freeman St. Louis Hawks Ohio State Univ.
- Arthur Helms St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Houston
- Ed Huse St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Wyoming
- Julius McCoy St. Louis Hawks Michigan State Univ.
- Junior Morgan St. Louis Hawks Duke Univ.
- Willie Naulls St. Louis Hawks Univ. of California, Los Angeles
- Hershel Pederson St. Louis Hawks Brigham Young Univ.
- Dave Plunkett St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Cincinnati
- Jim Reed St. Louis Hawks Texas Tech Univ.
- Norm Stewart St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Missouri
- Morris Taft St. Louis Hawks Univ. of California, Los Angeles
- Forest Able Syracuse Nationals Western Kentucky Univ.
- Willie Bergines Syracuse Nationals West Virginia Univ.
- Milt Graham Syracuse Nationals Colgate Univ.
- Swede Halbrook Syracuse Nationals Oregon State Univ.
- Bob Hopkins Syracuse Nationals Grambling State Univ.
- Paul Judson Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Dick Julio Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Dick Kenyon Syracuse Nationals LeMoyne College
- Jim McLaughlin Syracuse Nationals Saint Louis Univ.
- Jim Ray Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Toledo
- Jess Roh Syracuse Nationals Idaho State Univ.
- Chuck Rolles Syracuse Nationals Cornell Univ.
- Chester Webb Syracuse Nationals Georgia Southern Univ.

Total picks: 92