1966 NBA Draft Recap

The 1966 NBA Draft took place in New York on May 11, 1966

First Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
1 Cazzie Russell NYK GF 6-5 218 21 12 Michigan Sr United States
2 Dave Bing DET G 6-3 180 22 12 Syracuse Sr United States
3 Clyde Lee GOS FC 6-10 205 22 10 Vanderbilt Sr United States
4 Lou Hudson STH GF 6-5 210 21 13 Minnesota Sr United States
5 Jack Marin WAS GF 6-7 200 21 11 Duke Sr United States
6 Walt Wesley CIN C 6-11 220 21 10 Kansas Sr United States
7 Jerry Chambers LAL SF 6-5 185 22 4 Utah Sr United States
8 Jim Barnett BOS GF 6-4 170 21 11 Oregon Sr United States
9 Matt Guokas PHL GF 6-5 175 22 10 Saint Joseph's Sr United States
10 Dave Schellhase CHI PG 6-3 205 21 2 Purdue Sr United States

Second Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
11 Henry Akin NYK FC 6-10 225 21 2 Morehead State Sr United States
12 Dorie Murrey DET PF 6-8 215 22 6 Detroit-Mercy Sr United States
13 Joe Ellis GOS F 6-6 175 22 8 San Francisco Sr United States
14 Dick Snyder STH GF 6-5 207 22 13 Davidson Sr United States
15 Neil Johnson WAS WAS to NYK F 6-7 220 23 4 Creighton Sr United States
16 Jerry Lee Wells CIN G 6-1 - N/A 0 Oklahoma City Sr United States
17 Hank Finkel LAL C 7-0 240 24 10 Dayton Sr United States
18 Leon Clark BOS F 6-6 200 N/A 0 Wyoming Sr United States
19 Bill Melchionni PHL PG 6-1 165 21 2 Villanova Sr United States
20 Erwin Mueller CHI FC 6-8 230 22 7 San Francisco Sr United States

Third Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
21 Stew Johnson NYK F 6-8 220 21 0 Murray State Sr United States
22 Ollie Darden DET F 6-7 235 21 0 Michigan Sr United States
23 Steve Chubin GOS G 6-2 200 22 0 Rhode Island Sr United States
24 Tommy Kron STH G 6-5 200 23 3 Kentucky Sr United States
25 Dave Wagnon WAS G 6-2 - N/A 0 Idaho State Sr United States
26 Jim Ware CIN F 6-7 210 22 2 Oklahoma City Sr United States
27 John Block LAL FC 6-9 207 22 10 USC Sr United States
28 Gary Turner BOS F 6-7 200 N/A 0 Texas Christian Sr United States
29 Donnie Freeman PHL G 6-3 185 21 2 Illinois Sr United States
30 Ed Bodkin CHI F 6-7 - N/A 0 Eastern Kentucky Sr United States

Fourth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
31 Lee DeFore NYK F 6-6 210 21 0 Auburn Sr United States
32 Jeff Congdon DET G 6-1 180 22 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
33 Steve Vacendak GOS G 6-1 185 21 0 Duke Sr United States
34 Bob McIntyre STH G 6-6 215 22 0 St. John's Sr United States
35 George Peeples WAS F 6-8 190 22 0 Iowa Sr United States
36 Charles Schmaus CIN G 6-3 175 N/A 0 Virginia Military Sr United States
37 Archie Clark LAL G 6-2 175 24 10 Minnesota Sr United States
38 Johnny Austin BOS G 6-0 170 21 1 Boston College Sr United States
39 Ken Wilburn PHL F 6-6 195 21 0 Central State Sr United States
40 Jim Williams CHI F 6-8 - N/A 0 Temple Sr United States

Fifth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
41 Ron Jackson NYK - - N/A 0 Clark Atlanta Sr United States
42 William Pickens DET - - N/A 0 Georgia Southern Sr United States
43 Tom Kerwin GOS F 6-7 210 21 0 Centenary Sr United States
44 Dick Nemelka STH G 6-0 175 22 0 Brigham Young Sr United States
45 John Beasley WAS FC 6-9 225 22 0 Texas A&M Sr United States
46 John Jones WAS - - N/A 0 LSU Sr United States
47 Richard Parks CIN F 6-7 235 22 0 Saint Louis Sr United States
48 Stan Washington LAL GF 6-3 - N/A 0 Michigan State Sr United States
49 Tom Duff PHL - - N/A 0 Saint Joseph's Sr United States
50 Larry Humes CHI - - N/A 0 Evansville So United States

Sixth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
51 George Fisher NYK - - N/A 0 Utah Sr United States
52 Carroll Hooser DET PF 6-7 230 22 0 Southern Methodist Sr United States
53 Jim Pitts GOS - - N/A 0 Northwestern Sr United States
54 Lonnie Wright STH ATL to CIN G 6-2 205 22 0 Colorado State Sr United States
55 Jeff Newman WAS - - N/A 0 Pennsylvania Sr United States
56 Steve Cunningham CIN C 6-5 - N/A 0 Western Kentucky Sr United States
57 Keith Thomas LAL - - N/A 0 Vanderbilt Sr United States
58 Charlie Hunter BOS - - N/A 0 Oklahoma City Sr United States
59 Red Robbins CHI FC 6-8 - 21 0 Tennessee Sr United States

Seventh Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
60 Mike Dabich NYK - - 23 0 New Mexico State Sr United States
61 Ted Manning DET - - N/A 0 North Carolina Central Jr United States
62 Lon Hughey GOS - - N/A 0 Fresno State Sr United States
63 Jay Neary STH SG - - N/A 0 UNC Wilmington Jr United States
64 Dave Mills WAS - - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States
65 Gary Schull CIN - - N/A 0 Florida State Sr United States
66 Tab Jackson LAL - - N/A 0 Idaho Sr United States
67 Jerry Ward BOS - - N/A 0 Maryland Sr United States
68 John Comeaux CHI GF 6-5 193 22 0 Grambling State Sr United States

Eighth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
69 Mike Silliman NYK NYK to BUF SF 6-6 225 22 1 Army Sr United States
70 George McNeil DET - - N/A 0 Southern Illinois Sr United States
71 Ken Washington GOS G 6-3 - N/A 0 UCLA Sr United States
72 Brian Williams STH - - N/A 0 Xavier Sr United States
73 Roland West WAS GF 6-4 178 21 1 Cincinnati Jr United States
74 Ron Krick CIN PF 6-8 - N/A 0 Cincinnati Jr United States
75 John Wetzel LAL GF 6-5 190 21 7 Virginia Tech Sr United States
76 Russ Gumina BOS - - N/A 0 San Francisco Sr United States
77 Stan Curtis CHI - - N/A 0 Northern Michigan Sr United States

Ninth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
78 Bill Turner NYK F 6-7 220 22 6 Akron Sr United States
79 Al Grant STH - - N/A 0 Long Island Sr United States
80 Chuck Gardner WAS - - 21 0 Colorado Sr United States
81 Billy Smith CIN F 6-5 - N/A 0 Loyola (IL) Sr United States
82 Julian Hammond LAL FC 6-5 205 22 0 Tulsa Sr United States
83 Pat Caldwell PHL - - N/A 1 Rockhurst Sr United States
84 Gene Summers CHI G 6-4 210 N/A 0 Northern Michigan Sr United States

Tenth Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
85 Rich Moore NYK G 6-2 190 N/A 0 Hiram College Jr United States
86 Don Yates STH - - N/A 0 Minnesota Sr United States
87 Guy Manning WAS SG 6-6 195 22 0 Prairie View A&M Sr United States
88 Freddie Lewis CIN G 6-0 175 22 2 Arizona State Sr United States
89 Mike Rooney LAL G 6-2 175 N/A 0 Oklahoma Sr United States
90 Bob Bedell PHL F 6-7 205 21 0 Stanford Sr United States
91 Don Swanson CHI - - N/A 0 DePaul Sr United States

11th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
92 Rich Dyer NYK - - N/A 0 NYU Sr United States
93 Curt Gammell STH - - N/A 0 Pacific Lutheran Sr United States
94 Stan McKenzie WAS GF 6-5 195 21 7 NYU Sr United States
95 R.B. Lynam CIN G 6-1 190 N/A 0 Oklahoma Baptist Sr United States
96 George Grams LAL C 7-0 - 21 0 Purdue Sr United States
97 Carver Clinton CHI - - N/A 0 Penn State Sr United States

12th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
98 Dave Deutsch NYK G 6-1 170 20 1 Rochester (NY) Sr United States
99 Lonnie Lynn STH F 6-7 215 22 0 Wilberforce Sr United States
100 Grant Simmons WAS SG 6-3 190 23 0 Nebraska Sr United States

13th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
101 Bob Bennett NYK C 6-8 196 N/A 0 North Carolina Sr United States
102 Nick Aloi STH - - N/A 0 Bowling Green Sr United States
103 Al Lopes WAS G 6-5 180 N/A 0 Kansas Sr United States

14th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
104 Ollie Carter STH - - N/A 0 San Francisco Sr United States
105 Jim Harter WAS C 6-9 - N/A 0 Texas-RGV Sr United States

15th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
106 Paul Long STH SG 6-2 180 22 5 Wake Forest Sr United States
107 Howard Bayne WAS F 6-6 235 23 0 Tennessee Sr United States

16th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
108 Eddie Jackson STH F 6-7 - N/A 0 Bradley Sr United States
109 Ken Barnes WAS - - N/A 0 Wisconsin Sr United States

17th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
110 Chris Pervall WAS - - N/A 0 Iowa Sr United States

18th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
111 Jerry Trice WAS - - N/A 0 Weber State Sr United States

19th Round Selections

Pick Player Team Draft Trades Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
112 Gene Visscher WAS - - N/A 0 Weber State Sr United States

Undrafted Players

Player Pos HT WT Age YOS Pre-Draft Team Class Nationality
Bill Dinwiddie F 6-7 220 22 5 New Mexico Highlands Sr United States
Dennis Hamilton PF 6-8 210 22 2 Arizona State Sr United States
Bob Hogsett PF 6-7 230 25 1 Tennessee Sr United States

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