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1960 NBA draft

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Date(s)  April 11, 1960
1960 NBA draft
Location  New York City, New York
Territorial pick(s)  Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals
First selection  Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals

The 1960 NBA draft was the 14th annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 11, 1960, before the 1960–61 season. In this draft, eight NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players. A player who had finished his four-year college eligibility was eligible for selection. If a player left college early, he would not be eligible for selection until his college class graduated. In each round, the teams select in reverse order of their win–loss record in the previous season. Before the draft, a team could forfeit its first-round draft pick and then select any player from within a 50-mile radius of its home arena as their territorial pick. The Minneapolis Lakers participated in the draft, but relocated to Los Angeles and became the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the start of the season. The draft consisted of 21 rounds comprising 100 players selected.


Other picks

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


  • a 1 2 On January 24, 1960, the New York Knicks acquired Dick Garmaker and a second-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Ray Felix and a fourth-round pick. The Knicks used the pick to draft Dave Budd. The Lakers used the pick to draft Ben Warley.
  • References

    1960 NBA draft Wikipedia