1958 NBA Draft Recap

The 1958 NBA Draft took place in New York on April 22, 1958

Territorial Selections

Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Guy Rodgers PHI PG 6-0 185 22 12 Temple Sr United States

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Elgin Baylor MIN F 6-5 225 23 14 Seattle Jr United States
2 Archie Dees CIN FC 6-8 205 22 4 Indiana Sr United States
3 Mike Farmer NYK F 6-7 210 21 7 San Francisco Sr United States
4 Pete Brennan NYK F 6-6 205 21 1 North Carolina Sr United States
5 Connie Dierking SYR C 6-9 222 21 10 Cincinnati Sr United States
6 Dave Gambee STH F 6-6 215 21 12 Oregon State Sr United States
7 Ben Swain BOS C 6-8 220 24 1 Texas Southern Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
8 Steve Hamilton MIN F 6-6 190 22 2 Morehead State Jr United States
9 Vern Hatton CIN G 6-3 195 22 4 Kentucky Sr United States
10 Barney Cable DET F 6-7 175 22 6 Bradley Sr United States
11 Joe Quigg NYK FC 6-9 205 N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
12 Lloyd Sharrar PHI C 6-10 220 22 0 West Virginia Sr United States
13 Hal Greer SYR G 6-2 175 21 15 Marshall Sr United States
14 Hub Reed STH C 6-9 215 21 7 Oklahoma City Sr United States
15 Jimmy Smith BOS F 6-6 230 23 0 Franciscan Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
16 Boo Ellis MIN F 6-5 195 22 2 Niagara Sr United States
17 Bucky Bockhorn CIN G 6-4 195 24 7 Dayton Sr United States
18 Roy DeWitz DET G 6-3 180 N/A 0 Kansas State Sr United States
19 John Lee NYK G 6-3 205 N/A 0 Yale Sr United States
20 Frank Howard PHI F 6-6 218 21 0 Ohio State Sr United States
21 John Nacincik SYR G 6-3 175 N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
22 Wayne Embry STH STH to CIN C 6-8 240 21 11 Miami (OH) Sr United States
23 Jim Cunningham BOS G 6-3 190 N/A 0 Fordham Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
24 George Kline MIN G 6-4 200 N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
25 Phil Murrell CIN F 6-4 205 25 0 Drake Sr United States
26 Ralph Croswaite DET C 6-9 240 22 0 Western Kentucky Jr United States
27 Johnny Cox NYK G 6-4 185 21 1 Kentucky Jr United States
28 Temple Tucker PHI C 6-10 205 N/A 0 Rice Sr United States
29 Tommy Kearns SYR G 5-11 188 21 1 North Carolina Sr United States
30 Julius Peques STH G 6-3 175 21 0 Pittsburgh Sr United States
31 Don Flora BOS G 6-2 180 N/A 0 Washington & Lee Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
32 Quitman Sullins MIN - - N/A 0 Murray State Sr United States
33 Jim Fulmer CIN C 6-7 - N/A 0 Alabama Sr United States
34 Hank Morano DET - - N/A 0 Saint Peter's Sr United States
35 Don Lane NYK - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States
36 Don Ohl PHI PHI to DET SG 6-3 190 22 10 Illinois Sr United States
37 Fred Grim SYR - - N/A 0 Arkansas Sr United States
38 Rick Herrsher STH - - 21 0 Southern Methodist Sr United States
39 Gene Brown BOS G 6-2 - N/A 0 San Francisco Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
40 Al Inniss MIN - - N/A 0 St. Francis (NY) Sr United States
41 Jim McClennan CIN - - N/A 0 St. Francis (PA) Sr United States
42 Shellie McMillon DET F 6-5 205 22 4 Bradley Sr United States
43 Joe King NYK - - N/A 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
44 Bucky Allen PHI G 6-2 175 N/A 0 Duke Sr United States
45 Jack Mimitz SYR - - N/A 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
46 John Crawford STH F 6-5 - N/A 0 Iowa Sr United States
47 Dave Keleher BOS - - N/A 0 Morehead State Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
48 Jim Bond MIN - - N/A 0 Point Loma Sr United States
49 Wayne Stevens CIN SF 6-3 185 21 1 Cincinnati Sr United States
50 Ed Blair DET - - N/A 0 Western Michigan Jr United States
51 Owen Lawson NYK - - N/A 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
52 Jay Norman PHI - - N/A 0 Temple Sr United States
53 Pete Tillotson SYR C - - 22 0 Michigan Sr United States
54 Ken Sidle STH STH to CIN - - N/A 0 Ohio State Sr United States
55 Rudy Fenderson BOS - - N/A 0 Brandeis Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
56 Ed Brinkley MIN C 6-6 - N/A 0 Clemson Sr United States
57 Bob Mantz CIN F 6-8 - N/A 0 Lafayette Sr United States
58 Jack Quiggle DET GF 6-3 - N/A 0 Michigan State Sr United States
59 Milt Kane NYK - - N/A 0 Utah Sr United States
60 Ruel Tucker SYR - - N/A 0 Rockhurst Sr United States
61 Bruno Boin STH - - N/A 0 Washington Jr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
62 Joe Hobbs MIN - - N/A 0 Florida Sr United States
63 Larry Staverman CIN PF 6-7 205 21 5 Thomas More Sr United States
64 Harry Marske DET - - N/A 0 North Dakota State Sr United States
65 John McCarthy NYK - - N/A 0 Notre Dame Sr United States
66 Nick Davis PHI - - N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
67 Tink Van Patton STH - - N/A 0 Temple Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
68 Shorty Patterson MIN - - N/A 0 Gustavus Adolphus Sr United States
69 Jack Parr CIN FC 6-9 220 22 1 Kansas State Sr United States
70 Pete Gaudin DET - - N/A 0 Loyola (NO) Sr United States
71 Larry Hedden PHI C 6-5 - N/A 0 Michigan State Sr United States
72 James Purcell STH - - N/A 0 Coe College Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
73 Hal Duffy MIN - - N/A 0 Oregon Sr United States
74 Frank Tartaton CIN - - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
75 Herb Merritt DET - - N/A 0 Tennessee Tech Sr United States
76 Don Klein STH - - N/A 0 Rockhurst Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
77 Gary Simmons MIN - - N/A 0 Idaho Sr United States
78 Don Medsker CIN - - N/A 0 Iowa State Sr United States
79 Jim Dew DET - - N/A 0 Alabama State Sr United States
80 Joe Buckhalter STH PF 6-7 210 20 2 Tennessee State Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
81 Jerry Alcom MIN - - N/A 0 Fresno State Sr United States
82 Jerry DuPont CIN - - N/A 0 Louisville Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
83 Jim Newcomb CIN - - N/A 0 Duke Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
84 Adrian Smith CIN PG 6-1 180 21 10 Kentucky Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
85 Jack McCarthy CIN - - N/A 0 Dayton Sr United States

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
86 John Powell CIN - - N/A 0 Miami (OH) Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Andy Johnson F 6-5 215 25 4   United States
Whitey Bell PG 6-0 180 25 2 NC State Sr United States

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