1963 NBA Draft Recap

The 1963 NBA Draft took place in New York on April 30, 1963

Territorial Selections

Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Tom Thacker CIN G 6-2 170 23 4 Cincinnati Sr United States

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Art Heyman NYK GF 6-5 205 21 4 Duke Sr United States
2 Rod Thorn CHI G 6-4 195 21 8 West Virginia Sr United States
3 Nate Thurmond GOS FC 6-11 225 21 15 Bowling Green Sr United States
4 Eddie Miles DET SG 6-4 195 22 9 Seattle Sr United States
5 Gerry Ward STH G 6-4 195 21 4 Boston College Sr United States
6 Tom Hoover SYR FC 6-9 230 22 4 Camden Bullets (United States) 1941 DOB United States
7 Roger Strickland LAL F 6-5 200 22 1 Jacksonville Jr United States
8 Bill Green BOS F 6-6 233 22 0 Colorado State Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
9 Jerry Harkness NYK G 6-2 175 22 1 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
10 Gus Johnson CHI FC 6-6 230 24 10 Idaho Sr United States
11 Gary Hill GOS G 6-4 185 21 2 Oklahoma City Sr United States
12 Jerry Smith DET G 6-2 185 N/A 0 Furman Sr United States
13 Jim King LAL G 6-2 175 22 10 Tulsa Sr United States
14 Leland Mitchell STH GF 6-4 210 22 0 Mississippi State Sr United States
15 Hershell West SYR G 6-2 190 N/A 0 Grambling State Sr United States
16 Mel Gibson LAL G 6-3 180 22 1 Western Carolina Sr United States
17 Ken Saylors STH F 6-5 - N/A 0 Arkansas Tech Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
18 Bill O'Connor NYK F 6-5 205 N/A 1 Canisius Sr United States
19 Tom Bolyard CHI G 6-4 195 N/A 0 Indiana Sr United States
20 Steve Gray GOS G 6-4 190 N/A 0 Saint Mary's Sr United States
21 Mike McCoy DET C 7-1 235 N/A 0 Miami (FL) Sr United States
22 Jimmy Rayl CIN G 6-2 150 21 0 Indiana Sr United States
23 Bill Burwell STH F 6-8 235 N/A 0 Illinois Sr United States
24 Jerry Greenspan SYR F 6-6 220 21 2 Maryland Sr United States
25 Lyle Harger LAL F 6-7 220 N/A 0 Houston Sr United States
26 Chuck Kriston BOS G 6-2 185 N/A 0 Valparaiso Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
27 Nate Cloud NYK F 6-6 198 N/A 0 Delaware Sr United States
28 Nolen Ellison CHI G 6-1 185 N/A 0 Kansas Sr United States
29 Dave Downey GOS G 6-4 195 N/A 0 Illinois Sr United States
30 Dave Erickson DET F 6-7 195 N/A 0 Marquette Sr United States
31 Ken Charlton CIN F 6-6 190 N/A 0 Colorado Sr United States
32 Waite Bellamy STH G 6-4 195 N/A 0 Florida A&M Sr United States
33 Ray Flynn SYR G 6-0 175 N/A 0 Providence Sr United States
34 Layton Johns LAL F 6-7 220 21 0 Auburn Sr United States
35 Connie McGuire BOS F 6-7 - 23 0 Southeastern Oklahoma State Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
36 Joe McDermott NYK C - - N/A 0 Belmont Abbey Sr United States
37 Ron Glaser CHI G 6-3 180 N/A 0 Marquette Sr United States
38 Don Turner GOS - - N/A 0 Southwestern Sr United States
39 Bill Small DET G 6-2 185 N/A 0 Illinois Sr United States
40 Mac Herndon CIN - - N/A 0 Bradley Sr United States
41 Tony Yates STH PG - - 25 0 Cincinnati Sr United States
42 Tony Cerkvenik SYR - - N/A 0 Arizona State Sr United States
43 Larry Jones LAL SG 6-2 180 20 2 Toledo Jr United States
44 Red Stroud BOS G 6-0 160 22 0 Mississippi State Sr United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
45 Jim Kerwin NYK - - N/A 0 Tulane Sr United States
46 Ken Siebel CHI G 6-4 195 N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
47 Gene Shields GOS F 6-7 - N/A 0 Santa Clara Sr United States
48 Reggie Harding DET C 7-0 249 20 4   Sr United States
49 Jim McCormack CIN - - N/A 0 West Virginia Sr United States
50 Al Santio STH - - N/A 0 Maryland-Eastern Shore Sr United States
51 Vince Brewer SYR - - 23 0 Iowa State Sr United States
52 Warren Salade LAL - - N/A 0 Westminster (PA) Sr United States
53 Vinnie Ernst BOS G 5-8 - N/A 0 Providence Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
54 Bob Woolard NYK C 6-10 225 22 0 Wake Forest Sr United States
55 Larry Brown CHI G 5-9 160 22 0 North Carolina Sr United States
56 Don Clemetson GOS - - N/A 0 Stanford Sr United States
57 Ira Harge DET C 6-9 245 22 0 New Mexico Sr United States
58 Hunter Beckman CIN F - - N/A 0 Memphis Sr United States
59 Ken Rohloff STH G 6-0 195 24 1 NC State Sr United States
60 Bill Brown SYR - - N/A 0 Howard Payne Sr United States
61 Gordie Martin LAL - - N/A 0 USC Sr United States
62 Herb Magee BOS G 5-10 150 21 0 Jefferson Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
63 Freddie Crawford NYK SG 6-4 189 21 5 St. Bonaventure Jr United States
64 Dick Riesback CHI - - N/A 0 Iowa State Sr United States
65 Harry Dinnell GOS G 6-4 200 N/A 0 Pepperdine Sr United States
66 Gary Silc DET - - N/A 0 Northern Michigan Sr United States
67 Harold Strothers STH - - N/A 0 Texas A&M Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
68 Ray Cronk NYK - - N/A 0 Lake Land (IL) Sr United States
69 Ron Jackson CHI - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States
70 Chuck White GOS - - 21 0 Idaho Sr United States
71 Ernie Durston DET - - N/A 0 Seattle Sr United States
72 Frank Davis STH - - N/A 0 Oklahoma Christian Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
73 Gerald Glur NYK C - - N/A 0 Furman Sr United States
74 M.C. Thompson CHI - - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States
75 Carl Ritter STH - - N/A 0 Southeast Missouri State Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
76 Orb Bowling NYK C 6-10 215 24 0 Tennessee Sr United States
77 Marv Straw STH - - N/A 0 Iowa State Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
78 Bob Walter NYK - - N/A 0 Baldwin Wallace Sr United States
79 Hugh Evans STH - - N/A 0 North Carolina A&T Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
80 Jerry Szachara NYK G - - N/A 0 Cornell Sr United States
81 Gary McFarland STH - - N/A 0 Central Missouri Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
82 Bill Raftery NYK - - 20 0 La Salle Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
83 Ron Pickett NYK C - - 22 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Bob Warlick SG 6-5 200 22 4 Pepperdine Sr United States

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