Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Rosters

1964-1965 Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jay Arnette G 6-2 175 1 Texas 1960 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Bucky Bockhorn G 6-4 195 6 Dayton 1958 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Wayne Embry C 6-8 240 6 Miami (OH) 1958 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Happy Hairston F 6-7 225 0 NYU 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
Tom Hawkins F 6-5 210 5 Notre Dame 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 1 Ohio State 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bud Olsen PF 6-8 220 2 Louisville 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Oscar Robertson G 6-5 220 4 Cincinnati 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Adrian Smith PG 6-1 180 3 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 15 Pick 1 United States
Tom Thacker G 6-2 170 1 Cincinnati 1963 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jack Twyman F 6-6 210 9 Cincinnati 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Jiff Wilson FC 6-8 225 0 Cincinnati 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1964-1965 Cincinnati Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Smith O. Robertson J. Twyman J. Lucas W. Embry
Rotation   T. Thacker T. Hawkins B. Olsen  
Rotation     H. Hairston    
Lim PT   J. Arnette   J. Wilson  
Lim PT   B. Bockhorn      

1964-1965 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics62-18-
2Cincinnati Royals48-3214
3Philadelphia Sixers40-4022
4New York Knicks31-4931

1964-1965 Cincinnati Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jerry Lucas All-NBA First Team (1965)
Oscar Robertson All-NBA First Team (1965)
Oscar Robertson Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1965)
Jerry Lucas Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1965)
Wayne Embry Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1965)
Jerry Lucas All-Star MVP (1965)

1964-1965 Cincinnati Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Oscar Robertson 75 45.6 30.4 9.0 11.5
Jerry Lucas 66 43.4 21.4 20.0 2.4
Adrian Smith 80 34.3 15.1 2.8 3.0
Jack Twyman 80 27.9 14.4 4.8 1.7
Wayne Embry 74 30.3 12.7 10.0 1.2
Bud Olsen 79 17.4 7.5 4.2 1.1
Tom Hawkins 79 23.6 7.0 6.0 1.0
Happy Hairston 61 12.1 6.1 4.8 0.4
Jay Arnette 63 10.5 3.8 1.0 1.1
Bucky Bockhorn 19 22.3 7.8 2.9 2.4
Tom Thacker 55 8.5 2.5 2.3 0.7
Jiff Wilson 39 7.4 2.3 2.6 0.3

1964-1965 Cincinnati Royals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jay Arnette was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Jay Arnette signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1963.

Bucky Bockhorn was selected as the #2 pick in the 3 Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Bucky Bockhorn signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1958.

Happy Hairston was selected as the #8 pick in the 4 Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Happy Hairston signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1964.

Bud Olsen was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Bud Olsen signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1962.

Oscar Robertson was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Oscar Robertson signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1960.

Adrian Smith was selected as the #1 pick in the 15 Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Adrian Smith signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on March 27, 1961.

Tom Thacker with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1964.

Jack Twyman was selected as the #2 pick in the Second Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Jack Twyman signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1955.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Wayne Embry, the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1958 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Cincinnati Royals from the St. Louis Hawks on August 16, 1958. Wayne Embry signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1958.

Acquired via Trade

Tom Hawkins was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Los Angeles Lakers on September 14, 1962.

Jerry Lucas with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1958. Jerry Lucas signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1963.

Jiff Wilson was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Los Angeles Lakers on September 14, 1962. Jiff Wilson signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1964.