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The 1957 NBA draft was the 11th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 17, 1957, before the 1957–58 season. In this draft, eight NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. Prior to the draft, the Fort Wayne Pistons and the Rochester Royals relocated to Detroit and Cincinnati, and became the Detroit Pistons and the Cincinnati Royals respectively.[1][2] In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. The draft consisted of 14 rounds comprising 83 players selected.

1957 NBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)April 17, 1957
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
Overview
85 total selections in 14 rounds
LeagueNBA
First selectionRod Hundley Cincinnati Royals
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Draft selections and draftee career notesEdit

Rod Hundley from West Virginia University was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Royals. However, the Royals immediately traded his draft rights to the Minneapolis Lakers.[3] Eight pick of the draft, Sam Jones from North Carolina Central University, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame.[4] Woody Sauldsberry, who was selected in the eighth round, went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.[5] He would be the highest selected rookie to ever win the award in league history, being selected as the 60th pick in the NBA that year. Jim Brown from Syracuse University was selected in the ninth round by the Syracuse Nationals, but he opted for a professional football career and eventually playing nine successful seasons in the National Football League (NFL).[6] Brown was later inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is considered as one of the greatest professional football players ever.[7]

KeyEdit

Pos. G F C
Position Guard Forward Center
^ 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
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game

DraftEdit

Other picksEdit

TradesEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Complete First Round Results 1957–59". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 3 December 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  • "1957 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  • "1957–1961 NBA Drafts". The Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  • "1957 NBA Draft". The Draft Review. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
Specific
  1. ^ Pretzer, Ryan (October 16, 2007). "Farewell, Fort Wayne". NBA.com/Pistons. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  2. ^ "Sacramento Kings History". NBA.com/Kings. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 2010-01-08. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Hot Rod Hundley Bio". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  4. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  5. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  6. ^ Kim, Randy (June 19, 2003). "Draft Oddities". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  7. ^ "Football's 100 Greatest Players: #1 Jim Brown". The Sporting News. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
  8. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_1957.html
  9. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/past_drafts/1957
  10. ^ "Charlie Tyra Bio". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  11. ^ "All-Time Transactions". NBA.com/Pistons. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved December 28, 2009.

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