”” 1955 NBA DRAFT

to 1954 to 1956

* 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.

1st round

First Round Pick 1
St.Louis Hawks – Dick Ricketts – 6’7 Duquesne
First Round Pick 2
Rochester Royals – Maurice Stokes – 6’7 F St.Francis
First Round Pick T
Philadelphia Warriors – Tom Gola – 6’6 GF LaSalle
First Round Pick 3
Boston Celtics – Jim Loscutoff – 6’5 Oregon
First Round Pick 4
New York Knicks – Ken Sears – 6’9 Santa Clara
First Round Pick T
Minneapolis Lakers – Dick Garmaker – 6’3 Minnesota
First Round Pick 5
Syracuse Nationals – Ed Conlin – 6’5 Forham
First Round Pick 6
Fort Wayne Pistons – John Horan – 6’8 Dayton

2nd round

Second Round Pick 7
St.Louis Hawks – Jack Stephens – 6’3 Notre Dame
Second Round Pick 8
Rochester Royals – Jack Twyman – 6’6 Cincinnati
Second Round Pick 9
Philadelphia Warriors – Walter “Corky” Devlin – 6’5 George Washington
Second Round Pick 10
Boston Celtics – Dick Hemric – 6’6 Wake Forest
Second Round Pick 11
New York Knicks – Jerry Mullen – San Francisco
Second Round Pick 12
Minneapolis Lakers – Chuck Mencel – 6’0 Minnesota
Second Round Pick 13
Fort Wayne Pistons – Jesse Arnelle – 6’8 Penn State
Second Round Pick 14
Syracuse Nationals – Don Schlundt – Indiana

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

New York
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

Fort Wayne
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

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