St. Louis Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1961-1962 St. Louis Hawks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Stacey Arceneaux GF 6-4 210 0 Iowa State 1961 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Barney Cable F 6-7 175 3 Bradley 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Jimmy Darrow G 5-10 170 0 Bowling Green 1960 Rnd 5 Pick 6 United States
Ralph Davis SG 6-4 180 1 Cincinnati 1960 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Archie Dees FC 6-8 205 3 Indiana 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Dick Eichhorst G 6-3 200 0 Southeast Missouri State 1961 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Al Ferrari G 6-2 190 4 Michigan State 1955 Rnd 3 Pick 1 United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 11 La Salle 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 12 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Si Green G 6-2 185 4 Duquesne 1956 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Cliff Hagan GF 6-4 210 5 Kentucky 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Vern Hatton G 6-3 195 3 Kentucky 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Cleo Hill G 6-1 185 0 Winston-Salem State 1961 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Ron Horn F 6-7 220 0 Indiana 1961 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Fred LaCour F 6-5 205 1 San Francisco 1960 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Clyde Lovellette FC 6-10 234 8 Kansas 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Johnny McCarthy G 6-0 170 4 Canisius 1956 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
Shellie McMillon F 6-5 205 3 Bradley 1958 Rnd 6 Pick 3 United States
Bob Pettit FC 6-9 205 7 LSU 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Woody Sauldsberry FC 6-7 220 4 Texas Southern 1957 Rnd 8 Pick 5 United States
Bob Sims F 6-5 220 0 Pepperdine 1960 Rnd 7 Pick 6 United States
Lenny Wilkens PG 6-1 180 1 Providence 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States

1961-1962 St. Louis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Wilkens A. Ferrari C. Hagan C. Lovellette B. Pettit
Rotation   J. McCarthy F. LaCour L. Foust  
Rotation   C. Hill S. Arceneaux    
Rotation   D. Eichhorst R. Horn    
Rotation   J. Darrow      
Lim PT   V. Hatton B. Cable A. Dees  
Lim PT     S. McMillon    
Lim PT     B. Sims    

1961-1962 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Los Angeles Lakers54-26-
2Cincinnati Royals43-3711
3Detroit Pistons37-4317
4St. Louis Hawks29-5125
5Chicago Packers18-6236

1961-1962 St. Louis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bob Pettit All-NBA First Team (1962)
Bob Pettit Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1962)
Cliff Hagan Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1962)
Bob Pettit All-Star MVP (1962)

1961-1962 St. Louis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Pettit 78 42.1 31.1 18.7 3.7
Cliff Hagan 77 36.2 22.9 8.2 4.8
Clyde Lovellette 40 29.8 20.9 8.8 1.7
Al Ferrari 79 25.9 7.5 2.7 4.0
Fred LaCour 73 20.6 7.8 3.7 2.3
Shellie McMillon 48 21.6 11.8 6.3 1.1
Larry Foust 57 20.2 9.7 5.8 1.4
Barney Cable 52 26.2 10.0 9.2 1.6
Bob Sims 46 25.5 9.7 3.4 3.1
Lenny Wilkens 20 43.5 18.2 6.5 5.8
Cleo Hill 58 18.1 5.5 3.1 2.0
Stacey Arceneaux 7 15.7 7.1 4.6 0.6
Johnny McCarthy 15 22.2 3.2 3.7 4.7
Jimmy Darrow 5 6.8 2.4 1.4 1.2
Ron Horn 3 8.3 1.0 2.0 0.3
Dick Eichhorst 1 10.0 2.0 1.0 3.0
Joe Graboski 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Si Green 14 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vern Hatton 25 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Archie Dees 8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Woody Sauldsberry 14 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1961-1962 St. Louis Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jimmy Darrow was selected as the #6 pick in the 5 Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Jimmy Darrow signed a contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1961.

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. Al Ferrari re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1958.

Cleo Hill was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Cleo Hill signed a contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1961.

Ron Horn was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Ron Horn signed a contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1961.

Fred LaCour was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Fred LaCour signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1960.

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.

Lenny Wilkens was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Lenny Wilkens signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1960.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Cliff Hagan, the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft, were acquired by the St. Louis Hawks from the Boston Celtics on April 30, 1956. Cliff Hagan signed a multi-year contract with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1956.

Acquired via Trade

Barney Cable was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Chicago Zephyrs on November 23, 1961.

Archie Dees was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Chicago Zephyrs on November 23, 1961.

Larry Foust was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Minneapolis Lakers on February 1, 1960. Larry Foust re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on July 8, 1960.

Vern Hatton was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Philadelphia Warriors on November 30, 1961.

Clyde Lovellette was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Cincinnati Royals on August 16, 1958.

Johnny McCarthy was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Cincinnati Royals on August 22, 1959.

Shellie McMillon was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Detroit Pistons on December 1, 1961.

Bob Sims was acquired in a trade by the St. Louis Hawks from the Los Angeles Lakers on December 13, 1961.

Acquired via Free Agency

Stacey Arceneaux signed a contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on March 2, 1962.

Dick Eichhorst signed a contract as a free agent with the St. Louis Hawks on September 1, 1961.