1963 NBA Draft

First Round

Pick Team Player Position College
1 New York Knicks Art Heyman G/F Duke
2 Baltimore Bullets Rod Thorn G West Virginia
3 San Francisco Warriors Nate Thurmond C Bowling Green
4 Detroit Pistons Ed Miles G/F Seattle
5 Cincinnati Royals Tom Thacker G Cincinnati
6 St. Louis Hawks Gerry Ward G Boston College
7 Syracuse Nationals Tom Hoover F/C Villanova
8 Los Angeles Lakers Roger Strickland F Jacksonville
9 Boston Celtics Bill Green F Colorado State

Second Round

Pick Team Player Position College
10 New York Knicks Jerry Harkness G Loyola (IL)
11 Baltimore Bullets Gus Johnson F Idaho
12 San Francisco Warriors Gary Hill G Oklahoma City
13 Detroit Pistons Jerry Smith G Furman
14 Los Angeles Lakers Jim King G Tulsa
15 St. Louis Hawks Leland Mitchell G Mississippi State
16 Syracuse Nationals Hershell West G Grambling
17 Los Angeles Lakers Mel Gibson G Western Carolina
18 St. Louis Hawks Ken Saylors F Arkansas Tech

Third Round

Pick Team Player Position College
19 New York Knicks Bill OConnor F Canisius
20 Baltimore Bullets Tom Bolyard G Indiana
21 San Francisco Warriors Steve Gray G St. Mary's (CA)
22 Detroit Pistons Mike McCoy C Miami (FL)
23 Cincinnati Royals Jimmy Rayl G Indiana
24 St. Louis Hawks Bill Burwell F Illinois
25 Syracuse Nationals Jerry Greenspan F Maryland
26 Los Angeles Lakers Lyle Harger F Houston
27 Boston Celtics Chuck Kriston G Valparaiso

Fourth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
28 New York Knicks Nate Cloud F Delaware
29 Baltimore Bullets Nolen Ellison G Kansas
30 San Francisco Warriors Dave Downey G Illinois
31 Detroit Pistons Dave Erickson F Marquette
32 Cincinnati Royals Ken Charlton F Colorado
33 St. Louis Hawks Waite Bellamy G Florida A&M
34 Syracuse Nationals Ray Flynn G Providence
35 Los Angeles Lakers Layton Johns F Auburn
36 Boston Celtics Connie McGuire F SE Oklahoma

Fifth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
37 New York Knicks Joe McDermott   Belmont Abbey
38 Baltimore Bullets Ron Glaser   Marquette
39 San Francisco Warriors Don Turner   SW Kansas
40 Detroit Pistons Bill Small   Illinois
41 Cincinnati Royals Mac Herndon   Bradley
42 St. Louis Hawks Tony Yates   Cincinnati
43 Syracuse Nationals Tony Cerkvenik   Arizona State
44 Los Angeles Lakers Larry Jones   Toledo
45 Boston Celtics WD Stroud   Mississippi State

Sixth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
46 New York Knicks Jim Kerwin   Tulane
47 Baltimore Bullets Ken Siebel   Wisconsin
48 San Francisco Warriors Gene Shields   Santa Clara
49 Detroit Pistons Reggie Harding   None
50 Cincinnati Royals Jim McCormack   West Virginia
51 St. Louis Hawks Al Santio   Maryland State
52 Syracuse Nationals Vince Brewer   Iowa State
53 Los Angeles Lakers Warren Salade   Westminster
54 Boston Celtics Vinnie Ernst   Providence

Seventh Round

Pick Team Player Position College
55 New York Knicks Bob Woolard   Wake Forest
56 Baltimore Bullets Larry Brown   North Carolina
57 San Francisco Warriors Don Clemetson   Stanford
58 Detroit Pistons Ira Harge   New Mexico
59 Cincinnati Royals Hunter Beckman   Memphis State
60 St. Louis Hawks Ken Rohloff   North Carolina State
61 Syracuse Nationals Bill Brown   Howard Payne
62 Los Angeles Lakers Gordie Martin   USC
63 Boston Celtics Herb Magee   Philadelphia Textile

Eighth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
64 New York Knicks Fred Crawford   St. Bonaventure
65 Baltimore Bullets Dick Riesback   Iowa State
66 San Francisco Warriors Harry Dinnell   Pepperdine
67 Detroit Pistons Gary Silc   Northern Michigan
68 St. Louis Hawks Harold Strothers   Texas A&M

Ninth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
69 New York Knicks Ray Cronk   Lakeland
70 Baltimore Bullets Ron Jackson   Wisconsin
71 San Francisco Warriors Chuck White   Idaho
72 Detroit Pistons Ernie Durston   Seattle
73 St. Louis Hawks Frank Davis   Oklahoma Christian

Tenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
74 New York Knicks Gerald Glur   Furman
75 Baltimore Bullets MC Thompson   DePaul
76 St. Louis Hawks Carl Ritter   SE Missouri State

Eleventh Round

Pick Team Player Position College
77 New York Knicks Orb Bowling   Tennessee
78 St. Louis Hawks Marv Straw   Iowa State

Twelfth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
79 New York Knicks Bob Walter   Baldwin Wallace
80 St. Louis Hawks Hugh Evans   North Carolina A&T

Thirteenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
81 New York Knicks Jerry Szachara   Cornell
82 St. Louis Hawks Gary McFarland   Central Missouri State

Fourteenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
83 New York Knicks Bill Raftery   La Salle

Fifteenth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
84 New York Knicks Ron Pickett   Eastern Kentucky

*This was the first year that underclassmen were draft into the NBA. Before 1963 drafted players must have completed all four years of college.

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