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1959 NBA draft

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Date(s)  March 31, 1959
Location  Cincinnati, Ohio
1959 NBA draft
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.


  • a Prior to the draft, the Detroit Pistons acquired Archie Dees along with the Cincinnati Royals' second-round pick, which was used to select Tom Robitaille, from the Royals in exchange for Phil Jordon.
  • b Prior to the draft, the St. Louis Hawks acquired the New York Knicks' second-round pick, which was used to select Alan Seiden, from the Knicks in exchange for Frank Selvy.
  • References

    1959 NBA draft Wikipedia