PLAYER PROFILE

BOB BRANNUM

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bob Brannum attended the University of Kentucky and Michigan State University  before he turned professional in 1948. His first three seasons with the Sheboygan Redskins were unique because each was played in a different  league: National Basketball League (1948-49), National Basketball Association  (1949-50) and the National Professional Basketball League (1950-51). Brannum quickly established himself as a strong rebounder and aggressive defender and capable scorer. In his final season with Sheboygan, Brannum was selected first-team NPBL center and posted a league-leading 19 points per game scoring average. Brannum spent the next four seasons with the Boston Celtics before he retired as a player in 1955. He later coached basketball at Norwich University, Kenyon College and Brandeis University where he won a school-record 204 games.

 

BOB BRANNUM Height: 6:06 Weight: 220 College: Kentucky/Michigan State’48
Robert W. Brannum Born: May 28, 1925       Died:  Feb 5, 2005 Hometown: Winfield, Kn.
(Brother of Clarence Brannum) REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1948-49 Sheboygan NBL 64 169 169 261 .648 507 7.9
1949-50 Sheboygan NBA 59 234 245 355 .690 205 713 12.1
1950-51  Sheboygan NPBL 37 242 220 704 19.0
1951-52 Boston NBA 66 149 107 171 .626 76 405 6.1
1952-53 Boston NBA 71 188 110 185 .595 147 486 6.8
1953-54 Boston NBA 71 140 129 206 .626 144 409 5.8
1954-55 Boston NBA 73 182 94 132 .712 458 6.3
Major League Totals 441 1304 1074 3682 8.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1948-49 Sheboygan NBL 2 11 7 8 .875 29 14.5
1949-50 Sheboygan NBA 3 15 13 20 .650 11 43 14.3
1951-52 Boston NBA 3 4 1 6 .167 3 9 3.0
1952-53 Boston NBA 6 12 7 11 .636 10 31 5.2
1953-54 Boston NBA 6 11 6 11 .545 10 28 4.7
1954-55 Boston NBA 7 26 11 19 .579 13 63 9.0
Major League Totals 27 79 45 203 7.5

 

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