1955 NBA Draft Recap

The 1955 NBA Draft took place in New York on April 13, 1955

Territorial Selections

Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Dick Garmaker MIN GF 6-3 200 22 6 Minnesota Sr United States
Tom Gola PHI GF 6-6 205 15 10 La Salle Sr United States

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Dick Ricketts STH F 6-7 215 21 3 Duquesne Sr United States
2 Maurice Stokes ROR FC 6-7 232 21 3 St. Francis (PA) Sr United States
3 Jim Loscutoff BOS F 6-5 200 25 9 Oregon Sr United States
4 Kenny Sears NYK F 6-9 198 21 8 Santa Clara Sr United States
5 Ed Conlin SYR F 6-5 200 21 7 Fordham Sr United States
6 Johnny Horan FWP F 6-8 190 22 1 Dayton Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
7 Jack Stephens MIL G 6-2 190 21 1 Notre Dame Sr United States
8 Jack Twyman ROR F 6-6 210 20 11 Cincinnati Sr United States
9 Corky Devlin PHI PHI to FWP F 6-5 200 23 3 George Washington Sr United States
10 Dick Hemric BOS F 6-6 220 21 2 Wake Forest Sr United States
11 Jerry Mullen NYK F 6-5 200 N/A 0 San Francisco Sr United States
12 Chuck Mencel MIN G 5-11 170 21 2 Minnesota Sr United States
13 Jesse Arnelle FWP F 6-5 225 21 1 Penn State Sr United States
14 Don Schlundt SYR C 6-10 225 22 0 Indiana Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
15 Al Ferrari MIL G 6-2 190 21 6 Michigan State Sr United States
16 Ed Fleming ROR G 6-2 180 21 5 Niagara Sr United States
17 Bob Schafer PHI G 6-2 165 N/A 2 Villanova Sr United States
18 Buzz Wilkinson BOS G 6-2 175 N/A 0 Virginia Sr United States
19 Guy Sparrow NYK F 6-5 200 22 3 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
20 Dick Boushka MIN F 6-5 195 N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
21 Jack Sallee SYR G 6-2 178 N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
22 Ron Bennink FWP G 6-1 175 N/A 0 Washington State Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
23 Burdette Haldorson MIL C 6-7 207 N/A 0 Colorado Sr United States
24 Bob McKeen ROR C 6-7 200 N/A 0 California Sr United States
25 Ed Wiener PHI G 6-3 185 N/A 0 Tennessee Sr United States
26 Bart Leach BOS F 6-4 200 N/A 0 Pennsylvania Sr United States
27 Ed Cole NYK G 5-11 - N/A 0 Creighton Sr United States
28 John Miller MIN G 6-4 190 N/A 0 Ohio State Sr United States
29 Dick Howard FWP F 6-6 210 N/A 0 Case Western Reserve Sr United States
30 Frank Ehmann SYR G 6-3 180 N/A 0 Northwestern Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
31 Bill Bagley MIL F - - N/A 0 Saint Mary's Sr United States
32 Bill Evans ROR G 6-1 185 22 0 Kentucky Sr United States
33 Jack Devine PHI SF - - N/A 0 Villanova Sr Ukraine
34 Bob Patterson BOS - - N/A 0 Tulsa Sr United States
35 Denver Brackeen NYK - - N/A 0 Ole Miss Sr United States
36 Bill Banks MIN - - N/A 0 Texas State Sr United States
37 Mal Duffy SYR - - N/A 0 St. Bonaventure Sr United States
38 Cleo Littleton FWP - - N/A 0 Wichita State Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
39 Harvey Babetch MIL - - N/A 0 Bradley Sr United States
40 Bob Armstrong ROR F 6-8 220 21 1 Michigan State Sr United States
41 George Swyers PHI - - N/A 0 West Virginia Tech Sr United States
42 John Mahoney BOS - - N/A 0 William & Mary Sr United States
43 Howard Sessums NYK - - N/A 0 Mississippi College Sr United States
44 O'Neal Weaver MIN - - N/A 0 Midwestern State Jr United States
45 Bob Reiter FWP - - N/A 0 Missouri Sr United States
46 Ron Tomsic SYR G 5-11 - 22 0 Stanford Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
47 Joe Fitt MIL - - N/A 0 Scranton Sr United States
48 Jim McConnell ROR - - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States
49 Harry Silcox PHI - - N/A 0 Temple Sr United States
50 John Moore BOS F - - N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
51 Jim Fay NYK - - N/A 0 Saint Ambrose Sr United States
52 Don Bragg MIN G - - N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
53 Ed Galvin SYR - - N/A 0 Loyola (NO) Sr United States
54 Tom Harrold FWP - - N/A 0 Colorado Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
55 Bill Reigel MIL G 6-3 - N/A 0 McNeese State Sr United States
56 Tony Vlastelica ROR - - N/A 0 Oregon State Sr United States
57 Al Didriksen PHI - - N/A 0 Temple Sr United States
58 Dean Parsons BOS - - N/A 0 Washington Sr United States
59 Joe Beck NYK - - N/A 0 Missouri State Sr United States
60 Don Boldebuck MIN - - N/A 0 Houston Sr United States
61 Don Belcher FWP F - - N/A 0 LSU Sr United States
62 Cliff Dwyer SYR - - N/A 0 NC State Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
63 Lynn Cole MIL - - N/A 0 Creighton Sr United States
64 Jerry Jung ROR - - N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
65 Lester Lane PHI G 5-10 170 23 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
66 Nick Romanoff BOS - - N/A 0 Pacific Sr United States
67 Don Payne NYK - - N/A 0 Adelphi Sr United States
68 Bill Warden MIN - - N/A 0 North Central College (IL) Sr United States
69 Marty Satalino SYR - - N/A 0 St. John's Sr United States
70 Tom Mixon FWP - - N/A 0 Mercer Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
71 Dick Cable MIL - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
72 Harry Jorgensen ROR - - N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
73 Jerry Koch PHI F 6-4 - N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
74 Jim Ahearn BOS G 6-3 - N/A 0 Connecticut Sr United States
75 Wally McCarvill NYK - - N/A 0 Iona Sr United States
76 Jim Scott MIN - - N/A 0 West Texas A&M Sr United States
77 Tom Mock FWP - - N/A 0 Colorado Sr United States
78 Russ Lawler SYR - - N/A 0 Stanford Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
79 Ed O'Connor MIL - - N/A 0 Manhattan Sr United States
80 Art Quimby ROR F 6-5 210 21 0 Connecticut Sr United States
81 Carl Hartman BOS - - N/A 0 Alderson-Broaddus Sr United States
82 Charles Stickels NYK - - 23 0 Hastings College Sr United States
83 K.C. Jones MIN G 6-1 200 22 9 San Francisco Sr United States
84 Stan Glowaski SYR G 6-5 - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
85 Happy Mahfouz FWP - - N/A 0 Spring Hill Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
86 Charles Hoxie MIL GF 6-4 - N/A 0 Niagara Sr United States
87 John Prudhoe ROR - - N/A 0 Louisville Sr United States
88 Mark Davis BOS - - N/A 0 Marietta College (OH) Sr United States
89 Mickey Harrington NYK - - N/A 0 Southern Mississippi Sr United States
90 Ray Warren FWP - - N/A 0 Texas Christian Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
91 Dick Welsh MIL - - N/A 0 USC Sr United States
92 Henry Dooley BOS - - N/A 0 Wiley Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
93 Bob Scuddelari BOS - - N/A 0 Cooper Union Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Med Park GF 6-2 205 22 5 Missouri Sr United States
Bob Williams F 6-6 230 23 2 Florida A&M Sr United States
Chris Harris SG 6-3 190 21 1 Dayton Sr England

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