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1956 NBA draft

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Date(s)  April 30, 1956
1956 NBA draft
Location  New York City, New York
Territorial pick(s)  Tom Heinsohn, Boston Celtics
First selection  Sihugo Green, Rochester Royals

The 1956 NBA draft was the tenth annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 30, 1956, before the 1956–57 season. In this draft, eight NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season, except for the defending champion and runner-up, who were assigned the last two pick on each round. The draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising 92 players selected.


Other picks

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


  • a On draft-day, the Boston Celtics acquired the draft rights to second pick Bill Russell from the St. Louis Hawks in exchange for Ed Macauley and Cliff Hagan.
  • b On draft-day, the New York Knicks acquired the draft rights to sixth pick Ron Sobieszczyk from the Fort Wayne Pistons in exchange for Gene Shue.
  • c Baylor would not play for the Minneapolis Lakers until he was drafted by them again 1st overall in the 1958 NBA draft.
  • References

    1956 NBA draft Wikipedia

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