Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Rosters

1965-1966 Cincinnati Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jay Arnette G 6-2 175 2 Texas 1960 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Nate Bowman C 6-10 230 0 Wichita State 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Connie Dierking C 6-9 222 4 Cincinnati 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Wayne Embry C 6-8 240 7 Miami (OH) 1958 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Happy Hairston F 6-7 225 1 NYU 1964 Rnd 4 Pick 8 United States
Tom Hawkins F 6-5 210 6 Notre Dame 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Art Heyman GF 6-5 205 2 Duke 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jerry Lucas FC 6-8 230 2 Ohio State 1962 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jon McGlocklin GF 6-5 205 0 Indiana 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Oscar Robertson G 6-5 220 5 Cincinnati 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Adrian Smith PG 6-1 180 4 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 15 Pick 1 United States
Tom Thacker G 6-2 170 2 Cincinnati 1963 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jack Twyman F 6-6 210 10 Cincinnati 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Jiff Wilson FC 6-8 225 1 Cincinnati 1964 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1965-1966 Cincinnati Depth Chart

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

1965-1966 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers55-25-
2Boston Celtics54-261
3Cincinnati Royals45-3510
4New York Knicks30-5025

1965-1966 Cincinnati Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Oscar Robertson All-NBA First Team (1966)
Jerry Lucas All-NBA First Team (1966)
Oscar Robertson Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)
Jerry Lucas Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)
Adrian Smith Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1966)
Adrian Smith All-Star MVP (1966)

1965-1966 Cincinnati Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Oscar Robertson 76 46.0 31.3 7.7 11.1
Jerry Lucas 79 44.5 21.5 21.1 2.7
Adrian Smith 80 37.3 18.4 3.6 3.2
Happy Hairston 72 24.9 14.1 7.6 0.6
Tom Hawkins 79 26.9 8.4 7.3 1.3
Wayne Embry 80 23.5 7.6 6.6 1.0
Jack Twyman 73 12.9 7.4 2.3 0.8
Jon McGlocklin 72 11.8 5.1 1.8 1.2
Connie Dierking 57 13.7 5.6 4.3 0.8
Tom Thacker 50 9.6 3.7 2.4 1.2
Jiff Wilson 47 5.9 2.9 2.1 0.4
Art Heyman 11 9.1 3.6 1.2 0.6
Bud Olsen 4 9.0 1.8 3.2 0.5
Jay Arnette 3 4.7 0.7 0.0 0.0

1965-1966 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.

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.

Jon McGlocklin was selected as the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Cincinnati Royals. Jon McGlocklin signed a multi-year contract with the Cincinnati Royals on September 1, 1965.

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.

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

Connie Dierking was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Golden State Warriors on October 20, 1965.

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

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

Tom Thacker was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Detroit Pistons on October 28, 1963.

Jiff Wilson was acquired in a trade by the Cincinnati Royals from the Golden State Warriors on October 20, 1965.