1959 NBA Draft

First Round

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Cincinnati Royals Bob Boozer F Kansas State
2 Detroit Pistons Bailey Howell F Mississippi State
3 Philadelphia Warriors Wilt Chamberlain C Kansas
4 Minneapolis Lakers Tom Hawkins G Notre Dame
5 Syracuse Nationals Dick Barnett G Tennessee State
6 New York Knicks Johnny Green F Michigan State
7 St. Louis Hawks Bob Ferry F St. Louis
8 Boston Celtics John Richter C North Carolina State

Second Round

Pick Team Player Position College
9 Detroit Pistons Tom Robitaille F/C Rice
10 Detroit Pistons Don Goldstein G Louisville
11 Philadelphia Warriors Joe Ruklick F/C Northwestern
12 Minneapolis Lakers Rudy LaRusso F Dartmouth
13 Syracuse Nationals Gene Tormohlen F/C Tennessee
14 St. Louis Hawks Alan Seiden G St. John's
15 St. Louis Hawks Cal Ramsey F New York University
16 Boston Celtics Gene Guarilia F George Washington

Third Round

Pick Team Player Position College
17 Cincinnati Royals Mike Mendenhall G Cincinnati Royals
18 Detroit Pistons Gary Alcorn F Fresno State
19 Philadelphia Warriors Jim Hickaday F Memphis State
20 Minneapolis Lakers Bob Smith G West Virginia
21 Syracuse Nationals Jon Cincebox F Syracuse
22 New York Knicks Bob Anderegg G Michigan State
23 St. Louis Hawks Hank Stein G Xavier (OH)
24 Boston Celtics Ralph Croswaite C Western Kentucky

Fourth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
25 Cincinnati Royals Leo Byrd G Marshall
26 Detroit Pistons George Lee G Michigan
27 Philadelphia Warriors Ron Stevenson F TCU
28 Minneapolis Lakers Wilson Eison F Purdue
29 Syracuse Nationals Paul Neumann G Stanford
30 New York Knicks John Cox G Kentucky
31 St. Louis Hawks Lee Harman G Oregon State
32 Boston Celtics Ed Kazakavich F Stanford

Fifth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
33 Cincinnati Royals Harry Kirchner   TCU
34 Detroit Pistons Tony Windis   Wyoming
35 Philadelphia Warriors Bill Telasky   George Washington
36 Minneapolis Lakers Bobby Joe Mason   Bradley
37 Syracuse Nationals Roger Taylor   Illinois
38 New York Knicks Herb Busch   Virginia
39 St. Louis Hawks Nick Mantis   Northwestern
40 Boston Celtics Don Lange   William & Mary

Sixth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
41 Cincinnati Royals Don Hennon   Pittsburgh
42 Detroit Pistons Lou Jordan   Cornell
43 Philadelphia Warriors Joe Spratt   St. Joseph's (PA)
44 Minneapolis Lakers Jim Henry   Vanderbilt
45 Syracuse Nationals Bob Dalton   California
46 New York Knicks Bucky McDonald   George Washington
47 St. Louis Hawks Mike Moran   Marquette
48 Boston Celtics Bob Cumings   Boston U

Seventh Round

Pick Team Player Position College
49 Cincinnati Royals Dale Moore   Eastern Kentucky
50 Detroit Pistons Doug Smart   Washington
51 Philadelphia Warriors Joe Ryan   Villanova
52 Minneapolis Lakers Charley Grote   Georgetown (KY)
53 Syracuse Nationals Darnell Haney   Navy
54 New York Knicks Russ Robinson   SW Missouri
55 St. Louis Hawks Orby Arnold   Memphis State

Eighth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
56 Cincinnati Royals Don Matuszak   Kansas State
57 Detroit Pistons Chuck Curtis   Pacific Lutheran
58 Philadelphia Warriors Dave Gunther   Iowa
59 Minneapolis Lakers Leon Hill   Texas Tech
60 New York Knicks Walt Torrence   UCLA
61 St. Louis Hawks Willie Merriwether   Purdue

Ninth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
62 Cincinnati Royals Joe Billy McDade   Bradley
63 Detroit Pistons Doyle Edmiston   Hardin-Simmons
64 Philadelphia Warriors Carl Belz   Princeton
65 Minneapolis Lakers Jim Mudd   North Texas State
66 New York Knicks Jerry Shipp   SE Oklahoma
67 St. Louis Hawks Lou Pucillo   North Carolina State

Tenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
68 Cincinnati Royals Joe Viviano   Xavier (OH)
69 Detroit Pistons Bruno Boin   Washington
70 Philadelphia Warriors Tony Sellari   Lenoir Rhyne
71 Minneapolis Lakers Roger Johnson   Minnesota
72 New York Knicks Paul Wilcox   Davis & Elkins
73 St. Louis Hawks Ron Loneski   Kansas

Eleventh Round

Pick Team Player Position College
74 Cincinnati Royals Charley Brown   Seattle
75 Detroit Pistons M. C. Burton   Michigan
76 Philadelphia Warriors Phil Warren    Northwestern
77 Minneapolis Lakers Jack Evans   Superior State
78 New York Knicks Paul Benes   Hope
79 St. Louis Hawks John Barnhill   Tennessee State

Twelfth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
80 Cincinnati Royals Roger Wendel   Tulsa
81 Minneapolis Lakers Vern Baggenstoss   St. Cloud State
82 New York Knicks Ed Blair   Western Michigan

Thirteenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
83 Minneapolis Lakers Dwayne Smith   Gustavus Adolphus
84 New York Knicks John Nicoll   BYU

Fourteenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
85 New York Knicks Jack Israel   SW Missouri

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