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1956 NBA DRAFT E-mail

By Rounds: 3rd-4th Rounds | 5th-Remaining Picks |

  First Round   Second Round    
  Team School Selection   Team School Selection
1
Rochester
Duquesne Sihugo Green
Guard
6-2/185
Senior
9
Rochester
Kentucky Bob Burrow
Center
6-7/228
Senior
2
St. Louis
San Francisco Bill Russell
Center
6-9/215
Senior
10
St. Louis
UCLA Willie Naulls
Forward
6-6/225
Senior
3
Minneapolis
Dayton Jim Paxson
Forward/Guard
6-6/200
Senior
11
Minneapolis
Marquette Terry Rand
Center
6-9/210
Senior
4
New York
North Carolina State Ronnie Shavlik
Forward
6-8/200
Senior
12
New York
Utah Gary Bergen
Center
6-8/210
Senior
5
Syracuse
George Washington Joe Holup
Forward
6-6/215
Senior
13
Syracuse
Illinois Paul Judson
Forward
6-4/170
Senior
6T
Boston
Holy Cross Tom Heinsohn
Forward
6-7/218
Senior
14
Boston
San Francisco K.C. Jones
Guard
6-1/200
Senior
7
Fort Wayne
DePaul Ron Sobieszczyk
Guard
6-3/185
Senior
15
Fort Wayne
Maryland Bob Kessler
Forward
6-4/190
Senior
8
Philadelphia
Temple Hal Lear
Guard
5-11/163
Senior
16
Philadelphia
Louisville Phil Rollins
Guard
6-2/155
Senior

 

 

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0 #2 Knud knudsen 2014-08-30 18:48
Still don't understand why some guys (Holup and Rollins) played four years of varsity ball but others were not allowed. All the other guys on this page had to play freshman ball because the NCAA said so. Seems inconsistent.
 
 
0 #1 Guest 2007-11-06 21:02
If it wasn't for Bill Russell, the Celtics would never be 11 time NBA champions. The way the Celtics acquired Russell from St. Louis in exchange for Easy Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan was the one that got the Celtics going uphill. It was great.
 

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