Detroit Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1957-1958 Detroit Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Atha PG 6-2 190 1 Indiana State 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Doug Bolstorff G 6-4 195 0 Minnesota 1957 Rnd 8 Pick 2 United States
Nat Clifton PF 6-6 220 7 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Walter Dukes C 7-0 220 2 Seton Hall 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Ebben F 6-4 190 0 Detroit-Mercy 1957 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Harry Gallatin FC 6-6 210 9 Truman State 1947 Rnd 4 Pick 10 United States
Joe Holup F 6-6 215 1 George Washington 1954 Rnd 13 Pick 1 United States
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 4 Washington 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Canada
Phil Jordon C 6-10 205 1 Whitworth University 1956 Rnd 6 Pick 3 United States
Billy Kenville G 6-2 187 4 St. Bonaventure 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Earl Lloyd F 6-5 225 6 West Virginia State 1950 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Tom Marshall F 6-4 215 2 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Dick McGuire G 6-0 180 8 St. John's 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Chuck Noble SG 6-4 200 2 Louisville 1954 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Gene Shue G 6-2 170 3 Maryland 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bill Thieben F 6-6 195 1 Hofstra 1956 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
George Yardley GF 6-5 190 4 Stanford 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States

1957-1958 Detroit Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. McGuire G. Shue G. Yardley H. Gallatin W. Dukes
Rotation   B. Kenville   N. Clifton  
Rotation   C. Noble      
Lim PT D. Atha D. Bolstorff B. Ebben B. Houbregs P. Jordon
Lim PT     J. Holup    
Lim PT     B. Thieben    

1957-1958 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1St. Louis Hawks41-31-
2Detroit Pistons33-398
3Cincinnati Royals33-398
4Minneapolis Lakers19-5322

1957-1958 Detroit Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Yardley All-NBA First Team (1958)
George Yardley Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1958)
Gene Shue Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1958)
Dick McGuire Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1958)

1957-1958 Detroit Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Yardley 72 39.5 27.8 10.7 1.3
Harry Gallatin 72 27.6 14.9 10.4 1.2
Gene Shue 63 37.0 15.6 5.3 2.7
Walter Dukes 72 30.3 11.2 13.2 0.7
Dick McGuire 69 33.5 8.1 4.2 6.6
Nat Clifton 68 21.1 7.7 5.9 1.1
Chuck Noble 61 22.3 7.4 2.3 2.5
Phil Jordon 46 17.9 9.0 6.0 0.7
Billy Kenville 35 18.5 7.4 2.9 1.9
Joe Holup 37 16.4 5.6 5.4 0.6
Bob Houbregs 17 17.8 7.5 3.8 1.1
Bill Thieben 27 9.0 3.7 2.4 0.3
Dick Atha 18 8.9 2.4 1.3 1.1
Tom Marshall 9 7.3 2.3 0.9 0.4
Bill Ebben 8 6.2 1.9 1.0 0.5
Doug Bolstorff 3 7.0 1.3 0.0 0.0

1957-1958 Detroit Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Doug Bolstorff was selected as the #2 pick in the 8 Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Doug Bolstorff signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1957.

Bill Ebben was selected as the #2 pick in the 3 Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Bill Ebben signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1957.

Bill Thieben was selected as the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Bill Thieben signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1956.

George Yardley was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. George Yardley signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on July 1, 1953.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Chuck Noble, the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Philadelphia Warriors on June 1, 1955. Chuck Noble signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1955.

Acquired via Trade

Dick Atha was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the New York Knicks on April 3, 1957. Dick Atha signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons on September 1, 1957.

Nat Clifton was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the New York Knicks on April 3, 1957.

Walter Dukes was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Minneapolis Lakers on September 12, 1957.

Harry Gallatin was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the New York Knicks on April 3, 1957.

Joe Holup was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the Syracuse Nationals on December 28, 1957.

Phil Jordon was acquired in a trade by the Detroit Pistons from the New York Knicks on December 10, 1957.

Billy Kenville was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Syracuse Nationals on October 3, 1956.

Dick McGuire was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the New York Knicks on April 3, 1957.

Gene Shue was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the New York Knicks on April 30, 1956.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Bob Houbregs was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Boston Celtics on December 7, 1954.

1957-1958 Detroit Pistons Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Fred Zollner Owner 1948-1949 N/A
Fred Delano General Manager 1957-1958 N/A