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Bill Russell

The No. 2 pick selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1956 NBA Draft.

Career stats (1956-1969): 15.1 points-per-game, 22.50 rebounds-per-game, 4.3 assists-per-game.

College: University of San Francisco

Highlights: 11 time NBA champion (1957, 1959-1966, 1968-1969). 5 time NBA Most Valuable Player (1958, 1961-1963, 1965).  5 time NBA rebounding champion (1957-1959, 1964-1965). 12 time NBA All-Star (1958-1969). 3 time All-NBA First Team (1959, 1963, 1965). 8 time All-NBA Second Team (1958, 1960-1962, 1964, 1966-1968). NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969). NBA All-Star Game MVP (1963). NBA 35th Anniversary Team. NBA 25th Anniversary Team. NBA 50th Anniversary Team. #6 retired by the Boston Celtics.

Notes/Known For: Russell is known for having the most championship titles. He has 11 titles out of the 12 championship games he played in.

15 Great NBA Players Who Were Not the No. 1 Draft Pick  was originally published on theurbandaily.com

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