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1961 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1961 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 1961 NBA Draft. Total selections: 107

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1961 NBA Draft

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1. Walt Bellamy Chicago Packers Indiana Univ.
2. Tom Stith New York Knicks St. Bonaventure Univ.
3. Larry Siegfried Cincinnati Royals Ohio State Univ.
4. Ray Scott Detroit Pistons Univ. of Portland
5. Wayne Yates Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Memphis
6. Ben Warley Syracuse Nationals Tennessee State Univ.
7. Tom Meschery Philadelphia Warriors Saint Mary's College of California
8. Cleo Hill St. Louis Hawks Winston-Salem State Univ.
9. Gary Phillips Boston Celtics Univ. of Houston

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
10. Whitey Martin New York Knicks St. Bonaventure Univ.
11. Bob Wiesenhahn Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Cincinnati
12. Johnny Egan Detroit Pistons Providence College
13. Fred Sawyer Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Louisville
14. Chris Smith Syracuse Nationals Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
15. Ted Luckenbill Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Houston
16. Ron Horn St. Louis Hawks Indiana Univ.
17. Al Butler Boston Celtics Niagara Univ.
18. Jack Turner Chicago Packers Univ. of Louisville
19. Jerry Graves Chicago Packers Mississippi State Univ.
20. York Larese Chicago Packers Univ. of North Carolina
21. Don Kojis Chicago Packers Marquette Univ.
22. Doug Moe Chicago Packers Univ. of North Carolina
23. Jeff Cohen Chicago Packers College of William & Mary

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
24. Tony Jackson New York Knicks St. John's Univ.
25. Bevo Nordmann Cincinnati Royals Saint Louis Univ.
26. Doug Kistler Detroit Pistons Duke Univ.
27. Frank Burgess Los Angeles Lakers Gonzaga Univ.
28. Chuck Osborne Syracuse Nationals Western Kentucky Univ.
29. Jack Egan Philadelphia Warriors Saint Joseph's Univ.
30. Tom Chilton St. Louis Hawks East Tennessee State Univ.
31. Bill Depp Boston Celtics Vanderbilt Univ.
32. Bill Bridges Chicago Packers Univ. of Kansas

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
33. George Blaney New York Knicks College of the Holy Cross
34. Lowery Kirk Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Memphis
35. George Finley Detroit Pistons Tennessee State Univ.
36. Charles Henke Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Missouri
37. Hank Whitney Syracuse Nationals Iowa State Univ.
38. John Tidwell Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Michigan
39. Gus Guydon St. Louis Hawks Drake Univ.
40. Carl Cole Boston Celtics Eastern Kentucky Univ.
41. Roger Kaiser Chicago Packers Georgia Institute of Technology

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
42. Bill Smith New York Knicks Saint Peter's College
43. Rossie Johnson Cincinnati Royals Tennessee State Univ.
44. Danny Doyle Detroit Pistons Belmont Abbey College
45. Bill Lickert Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Kentucky
46. Don Jacobson Syracuse Nationals South Dakota State Univ.
47. Bruce Spraggins Philadelphia Warriors Virginia Union Univ.
48. John Berberich St. Louis Hawks Univ. of California, Los Angeles
49. Bob DiStefano Boston Celtics North Carolina State Univ.
50. Howie Carl Chicago Packers DePaul Univ.

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
51. Cleveland Buckner New York Knicks Jackson State Univ.
52. Bob Slobodnik Cincinnati Royals Duquesne Univ.
53. Lee Patrone Detroit Pistons West Virginia Univ.
54. Bill McClintock Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of California
55. Billy Joe Price Syracuse Nationals New Mexico State Univ.
56. Dick Goldberg Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Southern Mississippi
57. Bob McDonald St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Maryland
58. Ned Twyman Boston Celtics Duquesne Univ.
59. Dave Voss Chicago Packers Univ. of Tulsa

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
60. Donnie Butcher New York Knicks Pikeville College
61. Dave Zeller Cincinnati Royals Miami Univ.
62. Burt Price Detroit Pistons Wittenberg Univ.
63. Albert Alamanza Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Texas at Austin
64. Roger Newman Syracuse Nationals Univ. of Kentucky
65. Charles McNeil Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of Maryland
66. Charles Riley St. Louis Hawks Winston-Salem State Univ.
67. Mel Klein Boston Celtics Northern State Univ.
68. Ron Heller Chicago Packers Wichita State Univ.

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
69. Cedrick Price New York Knicks Kansas State Univ.
70. Jerry Thelen Cincinnati Royals Thomas More College
71. Walter Ward Detroit Pistons Hampton Univ.
72. Bill Ellis Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of California, Los Angeles
73. Dave Mills Syracuse Nationals Seattle Univ.
74. Larry Swift Philadelphia Warriors Truman State Univ.
75. Gene Velloff St. Louis Hawks Doane College
76. John Wessels Chicago Packers Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Round 9

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
77. Charles Bowman New York Knicks Wabash College
78. Larry Krueger Cincinnati Royals Ohio Univ.
79. Peter Baltic Detroit Pistons Pennsylvania State Univ.
80. Carl Anderson Los Angeles Lakers Oregon State Univ.
81. Rex Tippitt Syracuse Nationals Grambling State Univ.
82. Herbert Gray St. Louis Hawks North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ.
83. Steve Strange Chicago Packers Southern Methodist Univ.

Round 10

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
84. Ron Debillous New York Knicks Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
85. Jack Waters Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Mississippi
86. Wayne Monson Detroit Pistons Northern Michigan Univ.
87. Robert Williams Los Angeles Lakers Allan Hancock College
88. Pete Chudy Syracuse Nationals Syracuse Univ.
89. Leo Hill Philadelphia Warriors Univ. of California, Los Angeles
90. Tom Faszholz St. Louis Hawks -
91. Larry Comley Chicago Packers Kansas State Univ.

Round 11

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
92. Kevin Loughery New York Knicks St. John's Univ.
93. Carl Short Cincinnati Royals Newberry College
94. Richard Kraft Detroit Pistons State Univ. of New York at Brockport
95. Howard Hunt Los Angeles Lakers Duke Univ.
96. Dick Sammons Syracuse Nationals LeMoyne College
97. Corky Whitrow Philadelphia Warriors Georgetown College
98. Dick Kepley St. Louis Hawks Univ. of North Carolina

Round 12

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
99. Earl Shultz New York Knicks Univ. of California
100. George Patterson Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Toledo
101. Jackie Crawford St. Louis Hawks Centenary College of Louisiana

Round 13

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
102. Ned Jennings New York Knicks Univ. of Kentucky
103. Clair McRoberts Cincinnati Royals Monmouth Univ.
104. Howard Stacy St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Louisville

Round 14

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
105. Bill Engressor New York Knicks Louisiana State Univ.
106. Carl Bouldin Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Cincinnati

Round 15

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
107. Vince Kempton New York Knicks Saint Joseph's Univ.

Total picks: 107