PLAYER PROFILE

BOB GERBER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

In his early years in high school basketball  player, Bob Gerber was taller than everyone else, but had  limited basketball skills. He also had extremely poor vision and a very unorthodox shooting style. Gerber did did not earn a varsity letter  until his senior year at Akron South High School.  Gerber did not receive a single offer to play college basketball. At that point, no one would have predicted the the future course of his basketball career. During the next two years, Gerber worked on his basketball skills while he played AAU basketball ball in Akron. By the time  he enrolled in college at the University of Toledo, Gerber had developed an unstoppable hook shot that  earned  him All-American honors in 1941 and 1942.  As a senior, he became the all-time collegiate scoring leader for the state of Ohio and broke the national college single-season scoring record with 532 points. Following the close of his college career, Gerber played one game for Toledo in the National Basketball League before joining the Army during World War II. Gerber returned to the NBL in 1945 and had consecutive productive seasons with Indianapolis and Toledo.  The following season his performance dipped and his pro basketball career was over after just three seasons.

 

BOB GERBER Height: 6:05 Weight: 210 College: Toledo’42
Robert E. Gerber Born: Aug 1, 1916 Died:  Feb 13, 2002 Hometown: Akron, Oh
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG 25
1936-37 Akron M. O’Neils AAU
1937-38 Akron M. O’Neils AAU
1938-39 Toledo (Frosh) College
1938-39 Akron M. O’Neil Moncos AAU
1939-40 Toledo College 25 359 14.4
1940-41 Toledo College 24 428 17.8
1941-42 Toledo College 26 532 20.5
1942-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1942-43 Toledo NBL 1 9 4 22 22.0
1942-43 Detroit Eagles Indep
1943-44 Detroit Suffrins Indep
1943-44 Dayton Bombers Indep
1945-46 Toledo Pros Indep
1945-46 Indianapolis NBL 29 74 49 82 .598 197 6.8
1946-47 Toledo NBL 41 151 72 127 .567 374 9.1
1947-48 MinneapolisTri Cities NBL 22 16 10 27 .370 42 1.9
Major League Totals 93 250 135 635 6.8
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-44 Detroit Suffrins WBT 1 2 2 3 .667 6 6.0
1945-46 Indianapolis WBT 1 2 1 1 1.000 5 5.0
1946-47 Toledo NBL 3 4 6 11 .545 14 4.7
1946-47 Toledo WBT 4 22 8 14 .571 52 13.0
Major League Totals 9 30 17 29 .586 77 8.6

 

 

 

 

Major League Totals 9 30 17 29 .586 77 8.6
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