Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1962-1963 Los Angeles Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 2 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Elgin Baylor F 6-5 225 4 Seattle 1956 Rnd 14 Pick 2 United States
Leroy Ellis FC 6-10 210 0 St. John's 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Ron Horn F 6-7 220 1 Indiana 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Hot Rod Hundley G 6-4 185 5 West Virginia 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Howie Jolliff FC 6-7 218 2 Ohio 1960 Rnd 7 Pick 2 United States
Jim Krebs C 6-8 230 5 Southern Methodist 1957 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Rudy LaRusso FC 6-7 220 3 Dartmouth 1959 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 7 Furman 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Roger Strickland F 6-5 200 0 Jacksonville 1962 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Jerry West SG 6-2 185 2 West Virginia 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Gene Wiley FC 6-10 210 0 Wichita State 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States

1962-1963 L.A. Lakers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. West D. Barnett E. Baylor G. Wiley R. LaRusso
Rotation   F. Selvy R. Horn L. Ellis J. Krebs
Rotation   H. Hundley      
Lim PT       H. Jolliff  

1962-1963 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers53-27-
2St. Louis Hawks48-325
3Detroit Pistons34-4619
4San Francisco Warriors31-4922
5Chicago Zephyrs25-5528

1962-1963 L.A. Lakers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jerry West All-NBA First Team (1963)
Elgin Baylor All-NBA First Team (1963)
Jerry West Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1963)
Elgin Baylor Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1963)
Rudy LaRusso Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1963)

1962-1963 L.A. Lakers Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Elgin Baylor 80 42.1 34.0 14.3 4.8
Jerry West 55 39.3 27.1 7.0 5.6
Dick Barnett 80 31.8 18.0 3.0 2.8
Rudy LaRusso 75 33.4 12.3 10.0 2.5
Frank Selvy 80 29.6 10.3 3.6 3.5
Jim Krebs 79 24.2 8.3 6.4 1.1
Leroy Ellis 80 20.4 7.2 6.5 0.6
Hot Rod Hundley 65 12.1 4.0 1.6 2.3
Gene Wiley 75 19.8 3.2 6.7 0.5
Ron Horn 28 10.3 2.6 2.5 0.4
Howie Jolliff 28 10.5 1.3 2.2 0.7

1962-1963 Los Angeles Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Elgin Baylor was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Elgin Baylor signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1958.

Leroy Ellis was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Leroy Ellis signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Howie Jolliff was selected as the #2 pick in the 7 Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Howie Jolliff signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1960.

Jim Krebs was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Jim Krebs signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1957.

Rudy LaRusso was selected as the #4 pick in the Second Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Rudy LaRusso signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1959.

Jerry West was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Jerry West signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 20, 1960. Jerry West re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Gene Wiley was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Gene Wiley signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Hot Rod Hundley, the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1957 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Rochester Royals on April 17, 1957. Hot Rod Hundley signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1957.

Acquired via Trade

Dick Barnett was acquired in a trade by the Los Angeles Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on September 5, 1962.

Frank Selvy was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Syracuse Nationals on December 15, 1959.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ron Horn signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers on September 1, 1962.

1962-1963 Los Angeles Lakers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Short Owner 1957-1958 N/A
Fred Schaus Head Coach 1960-1961 N/A
Lou Mohs General Manager 1960-1961 N/A