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1959 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1959 NBA Draft, including the first and second round, all the trades and players data.

Here you have all the picks from the 1959 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: 85

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1959 NBA Draft

Territorial Picks

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

Round 1

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

Round 2

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

Round 3

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

Round 4

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

Round 5

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

Round 6

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

Round 7

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

Round 8

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

Round 9

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

Round 10

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

Round 11

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

Round 12

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

Round 13

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

Round 14

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

Total picks: 85