Chicago Packers Regular Season Rosters

1961-1962 Chicago Packers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Walt Bellamy C 6-11 225 0 Indiana 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
George Bon Salle C 6-8 220 0 Illinois 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Barney Cable F 6-7 175 3 Bradley 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Howie Carl PG 5-9 160 0 DePaul 1961 Rnd 5 Pick 9 United States
Ralph Davis SG 6-4 180 1 Cincinnati 1960 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Archie Dees FC 6-8 205 3 Indiana 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Al Ferrari G 6-2 190 4 Michigan State 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 12 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Si Green G 6-2 185 4 Duquesne 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Vern Hatton G 6-3 195 3 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Andy Johnson F 6-5 215 3 - 1958 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
York Larese G 6-4 190 0 North Carolina 1960 Rnd 6 Pick 6 United States
Slick Leonard G 6-3 185 5 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Shellie McMillon F 6-5 205 3 Bradley 1958 Rnd 6 Pick 3 United States
Dave Piontek F 6-6 230 5 Xavier 1956 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Woody Sauldsberry FC 6-7 220 4 Texas Southern 1957 Rnd 8 Pick 5 United States
Jack Turner F 6-5 220 0 Louisville 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Charlie Tyra FC 6-8 230 4 Louisville 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Horace Walker F 6-3 210 0 Michigan State 1960 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
Ralph Wells G 6-1 180 0 Northwestern 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1961-1962 Chicago Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Leonard R. Davis A. Johnson C. Tyra W. Bellamy
Rotation H. Carl   H. Walker    
Rotation     D. Piontek    
Rotation     J. Turner    
Lim PT   S. Green   W. Sauldsberry G. Bon Salle

1961-1962 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers54-26-
2Cincinnati Royals43-3711
3Detroit Pistons37-4317
4St. Louis Hawks29-5125
5Chicago Packers18-6236

1961-1962 Chicago Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Walt Bellamy Rookie Of The Year (1962)
Walt Bellamy Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1962)

1961-1962 Chicago Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Walt Bellamy 79 42.3 31.6 19.0 2.7
Slick Leonard 70 35.2 16.1 2.8 5.4
Andy Johnson 71 30.9 14.3 4.9 3.2
Ralph Davis 77 25.9 10.4 2.1 3.2
Charlie Tyra 78 20.6 6.7 7.8 1.1
Horace Walker 65 20.5 6.7 7.2 1.1
Barney Cable 15 33.2 13.7 5.5 2.1
Dave Piontek 45 13.6 4.6 3.4 0.7
Jack Turner 42 13.5 4.8 2.0 1.0
Howie Carl 31 12.3 5.5 1.3 1.8
York Larese 8 7.1 3.1 0.8 1.1
George Bon Salle 3 3.0 1.3 0.7 0.0
Vern Hatton 15 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Woody Sauldsberry 49 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Archie Dees 13 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Joe Graboski 12 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Si Green 57 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1961-1962 Chicago Packers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Walt Bellamy was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Walt Bellamy signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1961.

Howie Carl was selected as the #9 pick in the 5 Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Howie Carl signed a contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1961.

Jack Turner was selected as the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs. Jack Turner signed a contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1961.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Horace Walker, the #6 pick in the 4 Round of the 1960 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Washington Wizards from the St. Louis Hawks on June 24, 1961. Horace Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Chicago Zephyrs on August 1, 1961.

Acquired via Trade

Si Green was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on November 23, 1961.

Woody Sauldsberry was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on November 23, 1961.

Charlie Tyra was acquired in a trade by the Chicago Zephyrs from the New York Knicks on May 16, 1961.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Ralph Davis was taken in the 1961 Expansion Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs from the Cincinnati Royals on April 26, 1961.

Slick Leonard was taken in the 1961 Expansion Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs from the Los Angeles Lakers on April 26, 1961.

Dave Piontek was taken in the 1961 Expansion Draft by the Chicago Zephyrs from the St. Louis Hawks on April 26, 1961. Dave Piontek re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Chicago Zephyrs on November 18, 1961.

Acquired via Free Agency

George Bon Salle signed a contract as a free agent with the Chicago Zephyrs on September 1, 1961.