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1963 NBA Draft: all the picks, trades and information.

Information about the 1963 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 1963 NBA Draft. Total selections: 84

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1963 NBA Draft

Territorial Picks

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
- Tom Thacker Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Cincinnati

Round 1

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
1. Art Heyman New York Knicks Duke Univ.
2. Rod Thorn Baltimore Bullets West Virginia Univ.
3. Nate Thurmond San Francisco Warriors Bowling Green State Univ.
4. Eddie Miles Detroit Pistons Seattle Univ.
5. Gerry Ward St. Louis Hawks Boston College
6. Tom Hoover Philadelphia 76ers Villanova Univ.
7. Roger Strickland Los Angeles Lakers Jacksonville Univ.
8. Bill Green Boston Celtics Colorado State Univ.

Round 2

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
9. Jerry Harkness New York Knicks Loyola Univ. of Chicago
10. Gus Johnson Baltimore Bullets Univ. of Idaho
11. Gary Hill San Francisco Warriors Oklahoma City Univ.
12. Jerry Smith Detroit Pistons Furman Univ.
13. Jim King Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Tulsa
14. Leland Mitchell St. Louis Hawks Mississippi State Univ.
15. Hershell West Philadelphia 76ers Grambling State Univ.
16. Mel Gibson Los Angeles Lakers Western Carolina Univ.
17. Ken Saylors St. Louis Hawks Arkansas Tech Univ.

Round 3

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
18. Bill O'Connor New York Knicks Canisius College
19. Tom Bolyard Baltimore Bullets Indiana Univ.
20. Steve Gray San Francisco Warriors Saint Mary's College of California
21. Mike McCoy Detroit Pistons Univ. of Miami
22. Jimmy Rayl Cincinnati Royals Indiana Univ.
23. Bill Burwell St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
24. Jerry Greenspan Philadelphia 76ers Univ. of Maryland
25. Lyle Harger Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Houston
26. Chuck Kriston Boston Celtics Valparaiso Univ.

Round 4

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
27. Nate Cloud New York Knicks Univ. of Delaware
28. Nolen Ellison Baltimore Bullets Univ. of Kansas
29. Dave Downey San Francisco Warriors Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
30. Dave Erickson Detroit Pistons Marquette Univ.
31. Ken Charlton Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Colorado
32. Waite Bellamy St. Louis Hawks Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ.
33. Ray Flynn Philadelphia 76ers Providence College
34. Layton Johns Los Angeles Lakers Auburn Univ.
35. Connie McGuire Boston Celtics Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ.

Round 5

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
36. Joe McDermott New York Knicks Belmont Abbey College
37. Ron Glaser Baltimore Bullets Marquette Univ.
38. Don Turner San Francisco Warriors Southwestern College
39. Bill Small Detroit Pistons Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
40. Mac Herndon Cincinnati Royals Bradley Univ.
41. Tony Yates St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Cincinnati
42. Tony Cerkvenik Philadelphia 76ers Arizona State Univ.
43. Larry Jones Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Toledo
44. W.D. Stroud Boston Celtics Mississippi State Univ.

Round 6

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
45. Jim Kerwin New York Knicks Tulane Univ.
46. Ken Siebel Baltimore Bullets Univ. of Wisconsin
47. Gene Shields San Francisco Warriors Santa Clara Univ.
48. Reggie Harding Detroit Pistons -
49. Jim McCormack Cincinnati Royals West Virginia Univ.
50. Al Santio St. Louis Hawks Univ. of Maryland
51. Vince Brewer Philadelphia 76ers Iowa State Univ.
52. Warren Salade Los Angeles Lakers Westminster College of Pennsylvania
53. Vinnie Ernst Boston Celtics Providence College

Round 7

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
54. Bob Woolard New York Knicks Wake Forest Univ.
55. Larry Brown Baltimore Bullets Univ. of North Carolina
56. Don Clemetson San Francisco Warriors Stanford Univ.
57. Ira Harge Detroit Pistons Univ. of New Mexico
58. Hunter Beckman Cincinnati Royals Univ. of Memphis
59. Ken Rohloff St. Louis Hawks North Carolina State Univ.
60. Bill Brown Philadelphia 76ers Howard Payne Univ.
61. Gordie Martin Los Angeles Lakers Univ. of Southern California
62. Herb Magee Boston Celtics Philadelphia Univ.

Round 8

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
63. Freddie Crawford New York Knicks St. Bonaventure Univ.
64. Dick Riesback Baltimore Bullets Iowa State Univ.
65. Harry Dinnell San Francisco Warriors Pepperdine Univ.
66. Gary Silc Detroit Pistons Northern Michigan Univ.
67. Harold Strothers St. Louis Hawks Texas A&M Univ.

Round 9

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
68. Ray Cronk New York Knicks Lakeland College
69. Ron Jackson Baltimore Bullets Univ. of Wisconsin
70. Chuck White San Francisco Warriors Univ. of Idaho
71. Ernie Durston Detroit Pistons Seattle Univ.
72. Frank Davis St. Louis Hawks Oklahoma Christian Univ.

Round 10

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
73. Gerald Glur New York Knicks Furman Univ.
74. M.C. Thompson Baltimore Bullets DePaul Univ.
75. Carl Ritter St. Louis Hawks Southeast Missouri State Univ.

Round 11

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
76. Orbie Bowling New York Knicks Univ. of Tennessee
77. Marv Straw St. Louis Hawks Iowa State Univ.

Round 12

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
78. Bob Walter New York Knicks Baldwin-Wallace College
79. Hugh Evans St. Louis Hawks North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ.

Round 13

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
80. Jerry Szachara New York Knicks Cornell Univ.
81. Gordon McFarland St. Louis Hawks Central Missouri State Univ.

Round 14

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
82. Bill Raftery New York Knicks La Salle Univ.

Round 15

Pick Player NBA Team From (College) Pick Details
83. Ron Pickett New York Knicks Eastern Kentucky Univ.

Total picks: 84