Who Won the 1956
NBA Rookie Of The Year

Maurice Stokes

Rochester Royals

1955 NBA Rookie Of The Year Winner
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1956 NBA Rookie Of The Year Winner Maurice Stokes News

NCAA Notebook: Washington Focusing on Improvements

University of Cincinnati Official Athletic Site
To honor that connection, there are banners in the arena with the numbers of former Royals greats Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes. Robertson and Twyman's retired UC numbers have hung for years on the south wall at Fifth Third Arena.




1956 NBA Rookie Of The Year Winner Maurice Stokes News

NBA's Teammate of the Year award born from Cincinnati Royals teammates Stokes and Twyman

Cincinnati.com
Maurice Stokes could have been Wilt Chamberlain or Bill Russell. The first black NBA superstar. He had the skills, the drive, the heart. He didn't have the time. In March 1958, finishing his third NBA season, the Cincinnati Royals forward suffered a ...

1956 NBA Rookie Of The Year Winner Maurice Stokes News

Cardinal Dolan to visit University on March 30

Troubadour
Cardinal Dolan will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m. in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center on March 30. A celebratory fundraiser dinner will follow the Mass. Lou DiCerbo, Saint Francis Class of 1959, and his wife, Pat, have donated $1 million toward an ...

1956 NBA Rookie Of The Year Winner Maurice Stokes News

Today in sports history

Hamilton Spectator
1958 Cincinnati Royals' basketball star Maurice Stokes collapses during a playoff game with encephalitis; he goes into a coma and is permanently disabled. 1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship. 1962 Donald Jackson of Canada is ...

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