1954 NBA draft
The 1954 NBA draft was the eight annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 24, 1954, before the 1954–55 season. In this draft, nine NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The draft consisted of 13 rounds comprising 100 players selected.
|1954 NBA draft|
|Date(s)||April 24, 1954|
|Location||New York City, New York|
|100 total selections in 13 rounds|
|First selection||Frank Selvy, Baltimore Bullets|
Draft selections and draftee career notesEdit
Frank Selvy from Furman University was selected first overall by the Baltimore Bullets. Second pick of the draft, Bob Pettit from Louisiana State University, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pettit also won the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.
|^||Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|*||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team|
|+||Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|#||Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game|
|3||24||Jim Tucker||F||United States||Syracuse Nationals||Duquesne|
|3||26||Don Anielak||F||United States||New York Knicks||SW Missouri State|
|4||29||Phil Martin||G||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||Toledo|
|4||30||Chuck Noble+||G||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Louisville|
|4||34||Art Spoelstra||C||United States||Rochester Royals||Western Kentucky|
|5||43||Bo Erias||F||United States||Rochester Royals||Niagara|
|6||47||Bob Carney||G||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||Bradley|
|6||52||Red Davis||F/C||United States||Rochester Royals||St. John's|
|8||67||Don Bielke||C||United States||Fort Wayne Pistons||Valparaíso|
|9||80||Dick Garmaker*||G/F||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Minnesota|
|11||95||Jim Paxson||G/F||United States||Rochester Royals||Dayton|
|13||100||Joe Holup||F||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||George Washington|
- "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
- "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2009.