Rochester Royals Regular Season Rosters

1956-1957 Rochester Royals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bob Burrow C 6-7 228 0 Kentucky 1956 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Ed Fleming G 6-2 180 1 Niagara 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Si Green G 6-2 185 0 Duquesne 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Lew Hitch FC 6-8 200 5 Kansas State 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Clyde Lovellette FC 6-10 234 3 Kansas 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Tom Marshall F 6-4 215 1 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Johnny McCarthy G 6-0 170 0 Canisius 1956 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 4 Dayton 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Jim Paxson, Sr. GF 6-6 200 0 Dayton 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Dave Piontek F 6-6 230 0 Xavier 1956 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Richie Regan G 6-2 180 1 Seton Hall 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Dick Ricketts F 6-7 215 1 Duquesne 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Art Spoelstra C 6-10 205 2 Western Kentucky 1954 Rnd 4 Pick 7 United States
Maurice Stokes FC 6-7 232 1 St. Francis (PA) 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Jack Twyman F 6-6 210 1 Cincinnati 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Bobby Wanzer G 6-0 170 8 Seton Hall 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1956-1957 Rochester Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Regan S. Green J. Twyman D. Ricketts M. Stokes
Rotation   J. McCarthy D. Piontek   A. Spoelstra
Rotation   E. Fleming T. Marshall   B. Burrow
Rotation   B. Wanzer      
Lim PT       M. Meineke  

1956-1957 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1St. Louis Hawks34-38-
2Minneapolis Lakers34-380
3Fort Wayne Pistons34-380
4Rochester Royals31-413

1956-1957 Rochester Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Maurice Stokes All-NBA Second Team (1957)
Maurice Stokes Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1957)
Richie Regan Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1957)
Jack Twyman Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1957)

1956-1957 Rochester Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jack Twyman 72 32.5 16.3 4.9 1.7
Maurice Stokes 72 38.3 15.6 17.4 4.6
Dick Ricketts 72 29.4 11.2 6.1 1.8
Richie Regan 71 29.6 9.8 2.9 3.1
Dave Piontek 71 24.8 9.0 4.9 1.5
Art Spoelstra 69 17.0 7.6 3.2 0.8
Johnny McCarthy 72 21.7 6.6 2.8 1.5
Bob Burrow 67 15.3 6.0 4.4 0.6
Ed Fleming 51 18.2 7.0 3.6 1.6
Tom Marshall 40 11.5 4.0 2.1 0.8
Si Green 13 32.5 11.5 5.2 3.6
Lew Hitch 30 18.5 4.8 4.0 0.5
Bobby Wanzer 21 7.6 3.9 1.2 0.4

1956-1957 Rochester Royals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bob Burrow was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Bob Burrow signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1956.

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.

Si Green was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Si Green signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1956.

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. Tom Marshall re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1956.

Johnny McCarthy was selected as the #1 pick in the 4 Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Johnny McCarthy signed a contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1956.

Dave Piontek was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals. Dave Piontek signed a multi-year contract with the Rochester Royals on September 1, 1956.

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

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.