Rochester Royals Regular Season Rosters

1955-1956 Rochester Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jack Coleman PF 6-7 195 6 Louisville 1948 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Red Davis F 6-7 220 0 St. John's 1954 Rnd 6 Pick 7 United States
Ed Fleming G 6-2 180 0 Niagara 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Chris Harris SG 6-3 190 0 Dayton 1955 NBA Draft, Undrafted England
Jack McMahon G 6-1 185 3 St. John's 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 3 Dayton 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Richie Regan G 6-2 180 0 Seton Hall 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Dick Ricketts F 6-7 215 0 Duquesne 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Connie Simmons F 6-8 222 9 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Art Spoelstra C 6-10 205 1 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Maurice Stokes FC 6-7 232 0 St. Francis (PA) 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Jack Twyman F 6-6 210 0 Cincinnati 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Bobby Wanzer G 6-0 170 7 Seton Hall 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1955-1956 Rochester Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Wanzer R. Regan E. Fleming J. Twyman M. Stokes
Rotation     C. Simmons M. Meineke A. Spoelstra
Rotation     R. Davis    
Lim PT   C. Harris D. Ricketts    

1955-1956 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Fort Wayne Pistons37-35-
2St. Louis Hawks33-394
3Minneapolis Lakers33-394
4Rochester Royals31-416

1955-1956 Rochester Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Maurice Stokes All-NBA Second Team (1956)
Maurice Stokes Rookie Of The Year (1956)
Bobby Wanzer Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1956)
Maurice Stokes Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1956)

1955-1956 Rochester Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Maurice Stokes 67 34.7 16.8 16.3 4.9
Jack Twyman 72 30.4 14.4 6.5 2.4
Ed Fleming 71 28.6 12.5 6.9 2.8
Bobby Wanzer 72 27.5 10.4 3.8 3.1
Art Spoelstra 72 22.8 8.5 6.1 1.3
Richie Regan 72 24.2 7.8 2.4 3.1
Monk Meineke 69 18.1 7.1 4.6 1.5
Jack Coleman 34 40.3 14.1 10.1 4.3
Connie Simmons 68 13.3 5.4 3.5 1.2
Dick Ricketts 39 29.9 9.4 7.5 3.2
Jack McMahon 34 25.2 7.5 2.5 3.4
Chris Harris 26 9.7 2.3 1.0 1.0
Red Davis 3 5.3 0.7 1.3 0.3

1955-1956 Rochester Royals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Red Davis was selected as the #7 pick in the 6 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Red Davis signed a contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1955.

Ed Fleming was selected as the #2 pick in the 3 Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Ed Fleming signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1955.

Richie Regan was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Richie Regan signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1955.

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.

Maurice Stokes was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Maurice Stokes signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1955.

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.

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

Chris Harris was acquired in a trade by the Rochester Royals from the St. Louis Hawks on January 8, 1956.

Monk Meineke was acquired in a trade by the Rochester Royals from the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 30, 1955.

Dick Ricketts was acquired in a trade by the Rochester Royals from the St. Louis Hawks on January 9, 1956.

Acquired via Free Agency

Connie Simmons signed a contract as a free agent with the Rochester Royals on October 25, 1955.