Rochester Royals Regular Season Rosters

1954-1955 Rochester Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Cal Christensen F 6-5 210 4 Toledo 1950 Rnd 5 Pick 4 United States
Jack Coleman PF 6-7 195 5 Louisville 1948 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Bob Davies G 6-1 175 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 5 USC 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Herm Hedderick SG 6-5 170 0 Canisius 1952 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Don Henriksen FC 6-7 225 1 California 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Tom Marshall F 6-4 215 0 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Jack McMahon G 6-1 185 2 St. John's 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Boris Nachamkin F 6-6 210 0 NYU 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Arnie Risen C 6-9 200 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Odie Spears GF 6-5 205 5 Western Kentucky 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Art Spoelstra C 6-10 205 0 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Bobby Wanzer G 6-0 170 6 Seton Hall 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Zeke Zawoluk FC 6-7 216 2 St. John's 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1954-1955 Rochester Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Wanzer J. McMahon O. Spears J. Coleman A. Risen
Rotation   B. Davies T. Marshall   A. Spoelstra
Rotation     C. Christensen    
Lim PT     B. Nachamkin D. Henriksen  

1954-1955 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Fort Wayne Pistons43-29-
2Minneapolis Lakers40-323
3Rochester Royals29-4314
4Milwaukee Hawks26-4617

1954-1955 Rochester Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bobby Wanzer Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
Jack Coleman Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1955)
Arnie Risen Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1955)

1954-1955 Rochester Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bobby Wanzer 72 33.0 13.1 5.2 3.4
Jack Coleman 72 34.5 12.8 10.1 3.2
Bob Davies 72 26.0 12.1 2.8 4.9
Arnie Risen 69 28.6 11.6 10.2 1.6
Odie Spears 71 26.6 9.5 4.2 2.1
Jack McMahon 72 25.1 9.0 2.9 3.4
Tom Marshall 72 18.6 8.0 3.6 1.5
Art Spoelstra 70 16.1 6.1 4.1 0.8
Cal Christensen 71 17.0 5.0 5.5 1.5
Don Henriksen 56 22.1 5.5 7.8 1.4
Boris Nachamkin 6 9.8 3.3 3.2 0.5

1954-1955 Rochester Royals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jack Coleman was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1948 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Jack Coleman signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1949.

Bob Davies with the on September 1, 1949.

Tom Marshall was selected as the #7 pick in the First Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Tom Marshall signed a contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1954.

Jack McMahon was selected as the #9 pick in the Second Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Jack McMahon signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1952.

Boris Nachamkin was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Boris Nachamkin signed a contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1954.

Arnie Risen with the on September 1, 1949.

Art Spoelstra was selected as the #7 pick in the 4 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Art Spoelstra signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1954.

Bobby Wanzer was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1948 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Bobby Wanzer signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1948.

Acquired via Trade

Cal Christensen was acquired in a trade by the Rochester Royals from the Milwaukee Hawks on August 8, 1952.

Acquired via Free Agency

Odie Spears signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Rochester Royals on September 23, 1951.