You Are Here > Basketball-Reference.com > Draft > 1953 NBA Draft

1953 NBA Draft

Previous Draft ▪ Next Draft

Click on the Team to see a list of all players drafted by that franchise.
Click on the Player for career statistics and accomplishments.
Click on the College to see a list of all players drafted from that college.

122 Selections

Glossary ▪ CSV ▪ PRE ▪ Statistics shown are for the player's NBA career
Territorial Picks Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
NYK Walter Dukes Seton Hall University 553 14671 5765 6223 608 .369 .700 26.5 10.4 11.3 1.1
PHW Ernie Beck University of Pennsylvania 371 7054 2325 1191 669 .383 .762 19.0 6.3 3.2 1.8
Round 1 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1 BLB Ray Felix Long Island University 637 15188 6974 5652 458 .412 .678 23.8 10.9 8.9 0.7
2 MLH Bob Houbregs University of Washington 281 6725 2611 1552 500 .404 .721 23.9 9.3 5.5 1.8
3 FTW Jack Molinas Columbia University 29 993 350 209 47 .388 .761 34.2 12.1 7.2 1.6
4 ROC Richie Regan Seton Hall University 215 5494 1785 554 629 .344 .717 25.6 8.3 2.6 2.9
5 BOS Frank Ramsey University of Kentucky 623 15330 8378 3410 1134 .399 .804 24.6 13.4 5.5 1.8
6 SYR Jim Neal Wofford College 80 1093 350 304 33 .301 .601 13.7 4.4 3.8 0.4
7 MNL Jim Fritsche Hamline University 84 1372 326 249 77 .309 .738 16.3 3.9 3.0 0.9
Round 2 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Chet Noe University of Oregon
NYK Don Ackerman Long Island University 28 220 43 15 23 .222 .536 7.9 1.5 0.5 0.8
PHW Larry Hennessy Villanova University 74 817 331 94 73 .334 .766 11.0 4.5 1.3 1.0
Round 3 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Cliff Hagan University of Kentucky 745 21731 13447 5116 2242 .450 .798 29.2 18.0 6.9 3.0
NYK Neil Gordon Furman University
PHW Norm Grekin La Salle University 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Round 4 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Earle Markey College of the Holy Cross
NYK Thomas Bishop University of Southern Mississippi
PHW Fred Ihle La Salle University
Round 5 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Joe Holup George Washington University 192 3526 1347 852 193 .342 .781 18.4 7.0 4.4 1.0
NYK Bob Santini Iona College 4 23 11 3 1 .500 .500 5.8 2.8 0.8 0.3
PHW Eddie Solomon West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Round 6 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Vernon Stokes St. Francis College
PHW Don Eby University of Southern California
Round 7 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Lou Tsioropoulos University of Kentucky 157 2977 910 751 165 .315 .717 19.0 5.8 4.8 1.1
PHW Bob Marske
Round 8 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Ted Lallier Colby College
PHW Bill Dodd Colgate University
Round 9 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Lewis Gilcrease Southwest Texas State University
PHW Bob Sassone St. Bonaventure University
Round 10 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Tom Lillis Saint Louis University
PHW Toar Hester Centenary College of Louisiana
Round 11 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Gil Reich University of Kansas
PHW John Doogan Saint Joseph's University
Round 12 Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BOS Jim Dogerty Whitworth
PHW Charles Duffley Saint Anselm College
Other Picks Totals Shooting Per Game
Pk Tm Player College G MP PTS TRB AST FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
BLB Jack Carby Kansas State University
BLB Bob Emmercik Clarion University of Pennsylvania
BLB Russ Johnson
BLB Bob Kraback
BLB Dennis Murphy Georgetown University
BLB Paul Nolen Texas Tech University 1 2 0 1 0 .000 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
BLB Bob Peterson University of Oregon 103 1342 479 389 78 .386 .669 13.0 4.7 3.8 0.8
BLB Joe Piorkowski
BLB Connie Rea Centenary College of Louisiana 20 154 23 31 16 .209 .313 7.7 1.2 1.6 0.8
BLB Bill Schyman DePaul University
BLB Herman Sledzik Pennsylvania State University
BLB Bob Speight North Carolina State University
BLB Don Stemmerich
BLB Elmer Tolson Eastern Kentucky University
BLB Edward Walsh
FTW Jim Bingham Eastern Kentucky University
FTW Mike Bodnar St. Bonaventure University
FTW Jim Bredar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
FTW George Glasgow Fairleigh Dickinson University
FTW William Hagan Siena College
FTW Dean Kelley University of Kansas
FTW Norb Lewinski University of Notre Dame
FTW Dick White Eastern Kentucky University
MLH Irv Bemoras University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 131 2479 827 341 125 .347 .672 18.9 6.3 2.6 1.0
MLH Bill Bolger Georgetown University
MLH Paul Brandt Columbia University
MLH Joe Cipriano University of Washington
MLH Gene Dyker DePaul University 11 91 16 16 5 .231 .500 8.3 1.5 1.5 0.5
MLH Eddie O'Brien Seattle University
MLH John O'Brien Seattle University
MLH Bob Rousey Kansas State University
MLH Darrell Tucker Utah State University
MNL Doug Atkins University of Tennessee
MNL Hank Budde Xavier University
MNL Bill Chambers College of William & Mary
MNL Harold Christensen Brigham Young University
MNL Ron Feiereisel DePaul University 10 59 30 6 6 .286 .875 5.9 3.0 0.6 0.6
MNL Ken Flowers University of Southern California
MNL Bob Gelle University of Minnesota
MNL Bob Gussner Hamline University
MNL Walt Kearns University of Arkansas
MNL Hartly Kruger University of Idaho
MNL Roger Kuss University of Wisconsin-River Falls
MNL Zippy Morocco University of Georgia
MNL Lloyd Olmstead Cornell College
MNL Joe Richey Brigham Young University
MNL Pete Silas Georgia Institute of Technology
MNL Lloyd Thorgaard Hamline University
MNL Chuck Wolfe University of North Dakota
NYK Dick Atha Indiana State University 43 448 137 66 51 .393 .795 10.4 3.2 1.5 1.2
NYK Delmer Diercks Iowa State University
NYK Forrest Hamilton Missouri State University
NYK Bob Matheny University of California
NYK Larry O'Connor Canisius College
NYK Richard Prater University of Kentucky
NYK Allan Schutts Springfield College
NYK Joe Smyth Niagara University 40 495 131 98 49 .348 .538 12.4 3.3 2.5 1.2
PHW Jack George La Salle University 506 15860 5153 2129 2169 .364 .704 31.3 10.2 4.2 4.3
ROC Will Bales Eastern Kentucky University
ROC Hugh Beins Georgetown University
ROC Bill Edwards St. Bonaventure University
ROC Jim Gerber Bowling Green State University
ROC Bob Goss North Carolina State University
ROC Dick Gross Wheaton College
ROC Ed Kohl Regis University
ROC John Kurz Loyola Marymount University
ROC Gene Lambert University of Arkansas
ROC Nick McGuire
ROC Frank Reddout Syracuse University 7 18 13 9 0 .833 .750 2.6 1.9 1.3 0.0
ROC Jim Scottie West Virginia University
ROC Ken Sears Santa Clara University 529 14923 7355 4142 843 .455 .826 28.2 13.9 7.8 1.6
ROC Kendall Sheets Oklahoma State University
ROC Tex Silverman George Washington University
ROC Paul Smaagard Hamline University
ROC Norm Swanson University of Detroit Mercy 63 611 100 110 33 .226 .594 9.7 1.6 1.7 0.5
ROC Will Walls Miami University
SYR Al Bailey Duquesne University
SYR Garrett Beshear Murray State University
SYR Glen Dille University of Tulsa
SYR Joe Hughes University of Denver
SYR Bill Hull Utah State University
SYR Bill Jenkins LeMoyne College
SYR Billy Kenville St. Bonaventure University 345 6778 2434 1206 715 .363 .758 19.6 7.1 3.5 2.1
SYR Dick Knostman Kansas State University 5 47 13 17 6 .300 .636 9.4 2.6 3.4 1.2
SYR Andy McGowan Manhattan College
SYR Gerald Nappy Georgetown University
SYR Warren Shackelford University of Tulsa