* The Milwaukee Hawks relocated to St. Louis prior to the 1955-56 Season.
* The Baltimore Bullets ceased Operations prior to the 1955-56 Season. Historically, this was the last NBA team to cease operations. The remaining eight teams would prove to be a stable foundation for the growth of the still young league; all eight franchises are still in existence today, although some are now located in different cities.
Later rounds [underline denotes player who played in league]
Al Ferrari 6’4 – Michigan State; Harvey Babetch-Bradley; Dick Cable-Wisconsin; Lynn Cole-Creighton; Joe Fitt-[unknown]; Burdette Haldorson-Colorado; Charles Hoxie-Niagara; Ed O’Connor-Manhattan; Bill Reigel-McNeese; Dick Welsch-USC
Ed Flemming 6’3 – Niagra; Bob Armstrong 6’8-Michigan State; Bill Evans-Kentucky; Harry Jorgensen-Wyoming; Jerry Jung-Kansas State; Jim McConnell-Niagara; Bob McKeen-California; John Prudhoe-Louisville; Art Quimby-UConn; Tony Vlastelica-Oregon State
Bob Schafer 6’3 – Villanova; Jack Devine-Villanova; Al Didriksen-Temple; Jerry Koch-St. Louis; Lester Lane-Oklahoma; Harry Silcox-Temple; George Swyers-West Virginia Tech; Ed Weiner-Tennessee
Buzz Wilkinson Virginia; Jim Ahearn-UConn; Mark Davis-Marietta; Henry Dooley-Wiley; Carl Hartman-Alderson-Broaddus; Bart Leach-Pennsylvania; John Mahoney-William & Mary; John Moore-UCLA; Bab Patteron- Tulsa; Dean Parsons-Washington; Nick Romanoff-College of Pacific; Bob Scuddelari-Cooper Union
Guy Sparrow 6’6 – Detroit Mercy; Joe Beck-Northwest Missouri; Denver Brackeen-Mississippi; Ed Cole-Creighton; Joe Fay-St.Ambrose; Mickey Harrington-Southern Mississippi; Wally McCarvill-Iona; Don Payne-Adelphi; Howard Sessums-Mississippi College; Charles Stickels-Hastings
Dick Boushka St. Louis; Bill Blanks-Southwest Texas; Don Boldebuck-Houston; Don Bragg-UCLA; K.C. Jones 6’1-San Francisco; John Miller-Ohio State; Jim Scott-West Texas; Bill Warden-North Central [IL]; O’Neal Weaver-Midwestern [TX]
Jack Sallee Dayton; Mal Duffy-St.Bonaventure; Frank Ehmann-Northwestern; Cliff Dwyer-NC State; Ed Galvin-Loyola [LA]; Stan Glowaski-Seattle; Russ Lawler-Stanford; Marty Satalino-St.John’s [NY]; Ron Tomsic-Stanford
Ron Bennink Washington State; Don Belcher-LSU; Tom Harrold-Colorado; Dick Howard-Western Reserve; Cleo Littleton-Wichita State; Happy Malfouz-Spring Hill; Tom Mock-Colorado; Tom Mixon-Mercer; Bob Reiter-Missouri; Ray Warren-TCU