1954 NBA Draft
The 1954 NBA draft was the eight annual draft of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The draft was held on April 24, 1954 before the 1954–55 season. In this draft, nine 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 13 rounds comprising 100 players selected.
Draft selections and draftee career notes
Frank Selvy from Furman University was selected first overall by the Baltimore Bullets. Second pick of the draft, Bob Pettit from Louisiana State University, have been inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Pettit also won the Rookie of the Year Award in his first season.
Other picksThe following list includes other draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game.
|3||24||Tucker, JimJim Tucker||F||United States||Syracuse Nationals||Duquesne|
|3||26||Anielak, DonDon Anielak||F||United States||New York Knicks||SW State|
|4||29||Martin, PhilPhil Martin||G||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||Toledo|
|4||30||Noble, ChuckChuck Noble+||G||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||Louisville|
|4||34||Spoelstra, ArtArt Spoelstra||C||United States||Rochester Royals||Western Kentucky|
|5||43||Erias, BoBo Erias||F||United States||Rochester Royals||Niagara|
|6||47||Carney, BobBob Carney||G||United States||Milwaukee Hawks||Bradley|
|6||52||Davis, RedRed Davis||F/C||United States||Rochester Royals||St. John's|
|8||67||Bielke, DonDon Bielke||C||United States||Fort Wayne Pistons||Valparaiso|
|9||80||Garmaker, DickDick Garmaker*||G/F||United States||Minneapolis Lakers||Minnesota|
|11||95||Paxson, JimJim Paxson||G/F||United States||Rochester Royals||Dayton|
|13||100||Holup, JoeJoe Holup||F||United States||Philadelphia Warriors||George Washington|
- NBA.com: NBA Draft History