1957 NBA Draft
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1957 NBA Draft
1957 NBA draft
General Information
Date(s)April 17, 1957
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
85 total selections in 14 rounds
Rod Hundley Cincinnati Royals
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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.

Draft selections and draftee career notes

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]


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 never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game


Other picks

The following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.[8][9]



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  • "1957 NBA Draft". The Draft Review. Retrieved 2009.
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  2. ^ "Sacramento Kings History". NBA.com/Kings. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Hot Rod Hundley Bio". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "Rookie of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ Kim, Randy (June 19, 2003). "Draft Oddities". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009.
  7. ^ "Football's 100 Greatest Players: #1 Jim Brown". The Sporting News. Archived from the original on 7 December 2009. Retrieved 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 2009.
  11. ^ "All-Time Transactions". NBA.com/Pistons. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved 2009.

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