St. Louis Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1955-1956 St. Louis Hawks 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
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 5 Duquesne 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Al Ferrari G 6-2 190 0 Michigan State 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 6 USC 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Chris Harris SG 6-3 190 0 Dayton 1955 NBA Draft, Undrafted England
Bob Harrison G 6-1 190 6 Michigan 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Ed Macauley FC 6-8 185 6 Saint Louis 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Jack McMahon G 6-1 185 3 St. John's 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Med Park GF 6-2 205 0 Missouri 1955 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob Pettit FC 6-9 205 1 LSU 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Dick Ricketts F 6-7 215 0 Duquesne 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Bob Schafer G 6-2 165 0 Villanova 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Frank Selvy SG 6-3 180 1 Furman 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Charlie Share C 6-11 235 4 Bowling Green 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jack Stephens G 6-2 190 0 Notre Dame 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States

1955-1956 St. Louis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Harrison A. Ferrari A. Hannum B. Pettit C. Share
Rotation   J. Stephens M. Park    
Lim PT   J. McMahon   J. Coleman  
Lim PT   F. Selvy      
Lim PT   B. Schafer      

1955-1956 Western Division Standings

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

1955-1956 St. Louis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Pettit Most Valuable Player (1956)
Bob Pettit All-NBA First Team (1956)
Bob Pettit Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1956)
Bob Harrison Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1956)
Bob Pettit All-Star MVP (1956)

1955-1956 St. Louis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Pettit 72 38.8 25.7 16.2 2.6
Charlie Share 72 27.4 13.6 10.8 1.8
Jack Stephens 72 30.8 10.3 5.2 2.9
Bob Harrison 72 30.8 8.6 2.7 3.8
Al Ferrari 68 23.7 8.0 2.7 2.4
Jack Coleman 41 33.4 11.7 8.4 3.6
Alex Hannum 71 20.8 5.4 4.8 2.2
Jack McMahon 36 23.8 7.2 2.6 3.0
Dick Ricketts 29 26.8 8.4 6.8 2.8
Bob Schafer 42 11.8 4.6 1.4 1.0
Frank Selvy 17 26.1 11.0 3.2 2.1
Chuck Cooper 35 16.4 5.1 3.9 1.7
Med Park 40 10.6 3.8 2.4 1.0
Chris Harris 15 11.2 2.7 1.2 1.2

1955-1956 St. Louis Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Al Ferrari was selected as the #1 pick in the 3 Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Hawks. Al Ferrari signed a contract with the St. Louis Hawks on July 8, 1955.

Bob Pettit was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Hawks. Bob Pettit signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Hawks on July 17, 1954.

Jack Stephens was selected as the #1 pick in the Second Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Hawks. Jack Stephens signed a contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1955.

Acquired via Trade

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

Alex Hannum was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Rochester Royals on December 10, 1954.

Bob Harrison was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Minneapolis Lakers on February 2, 1954.

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

Bob Schafer was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Philadelphia Warriors on December 3, 1955.

Charlie Share was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Fort Wayne Pistons on December 21, 1953.

Acquired via Free Agency

Med Park signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1955.