|Date(s) March 31, 1959||Location Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Territorial pick(s) Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors
Bob Ferry, St. Louis Hawks|
First selection Bob Boozer, Cincinnati Royals
The 1959 NBA draft was the 13th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on March 31, 1959, before the 1959–60 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. The draft consisted of 14 rounds comprising 85 players selected.