San Francisco Warriors Regular Season Rosters

1956-1957 San Francisco Warriors Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Paul Arizin GF 6-4 190 4 Villanova 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Bob Armstrong F 6-8 220 0 Michigan State 1955 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
Ernie Beck GF 6-4 190 2 Pennsylvania 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Larry Costello PG 6-1 186 1 Niagara 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Walt Davis FC 6-8 205 3 Texas A&M 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
George Dempsey PG 6-2 190 2 King's College (NY) 1951 Rnd 7 Pick 9 United States
Jack George G 6-2 190 3 La Salle 1953 Rnd 13 Pick 1 United States
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 7 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Lew Hitch FC 6-8 200 5 Kansas State 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Neil Johnston C 6-8 210 5 Ohio State 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Hal Lear G 5-11 163 0 Temple 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Jackie Moore F 6-5 190 2 La Salle 1954 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1956-1957 Philadelphia Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Dempsey J. George E. Beck J. Graboski N. Johnston
Rotation L. Costello   P. Arizin W. Davis  
Lim PT   H. Lear J. Moore L. Hitch  
Lim PT     B. Armstrong    

1956-1957 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics44-28-
2Syracuse Nationals38-346
3San Francisco Warriors37-357
4New York Knicks36-368

1956-1957 Philadelphia Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Paul Arizin All-NBA First Team (1957)
Neil Johnston All-NBA Second Team (1957)
Paul Arizin Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1957)
Neil Johnston Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1957)
Jack George Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1957)

1956-1957 Philadelphia Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Paul Arizin 71 39.0 25.6 7.9 2.1
Neil Johnston 69 36.7 22.8 12.4 2.9
Joe Graboski 72 34.7 14.3 8.5 1.9
Jack George 67 33.3 10.5 4.7 4.6
Larry Costello 72 29.3 7.6 4.5 3.3
Ernie Beck 72 24.2 7.0 4.3 2.6
Walt Davis 65 19.2 6.6 4.7 0.8
George Dempsey 71 16.2 4.5 3.5 1.9
Lew Hitch 38 15.2 3.7 3.5 0.7
Jackie Moore 57 7.0 2.2 2.0 0.4
Bob Armstrong 19 5.8 1.5 2.1 0.2
Hal Lear 3 4.7 1.3 0.3 0.3

1956-1957 San Francisco Warriors Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Larry Costello was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. Larry Costello signed a contract with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1954. Larry Costello re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1956.

Walt Davis was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. Walt Davis signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1953.

George Dempsey was selected as the #9 pick in the 7 Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. George Dempsey signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1954.

Jack George was selected as the #1 pick in the 13 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. Jack George signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Warriors on June 1, 1953.

Hal Lear was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors. Hal Lear signed a contract with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1956.

Acquired via Trade

Ernie Beck was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Warriors from the Rochester Royals on November 1, 1954. Ernie Beck re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1955.

Lew Hitch was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Warriors from the Rochester Royals on January 4, 1957.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bob Armstrong signed a contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Warriors on September 1, 1956.

Neil Johnston signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Warriors on June 1, 1951.