PLAYER PROFILE

BOBBY WANZER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bobby Wanzer played basketball at Benjamin Franklin High School in New York City. His college career at  Seton Hall University spanned from 1941 to 1947 separated by three years in the Marines during World War II. Wanzer played for  Rochester for nine seasons where he teamed in the backcourt with Hall of Famer Bob Davies.  The  Royals were one of the most successful team of the era and won the 1950-51 National Basketball Association. He was a five-time All-Star with the Royals and was  named to the All-NBA second-team three consecutive times. During the 1951-52 season, Wanzer became the first player to ever make over 90% of his free throws. Wanzer  coached the Royals for three and half seasons, the first two seasons as a player-coach. His overall record was 98-136. In 1962, Wanzer became the first coach at St.John Fisher College in Pittsfield, New York were he remained  for 24 seasons and also served as the school’s athletic director.  He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.

 

BOBBY WANZER Height: 6:00 Weight: 170 College: Colgate’44Seton Hall’47
Robert Francis Wanzer Born: Jun 4, 1921  Died: Jan 23, 2016 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1947-48 Rochester NBL 40 55 57 69 .826 167 4.2
1948-49 Rochester NBA 60 202 209 254 .823 186 613 10.2
1949-50 Rochester NBA 67 254 283 351 .806 214 791 11.8
1950-51 Rochester NBA 68 252 232 273 .850 181 736 10.8
1951-52 Rochester NBA 66 328 377 417 .904 262 1033 15.7
1952-53 Rochester NBA 70 318 384 473 .812 252 1020 14.6
1953-54 Rochester NBA 72 322 314 428 .734 254 958 13.3
1954-55 Rochester NBA 72 324 294 374 .786 247 942 13.1
1955-56 Rochester NBA 72 245 259 360 .719 225 749 10.4
1956-57 Rochester NBA 21 23 36 46 .783 9 82 3.9
Major League Totals 608 2323 2445 3045 .803 7091 11.7
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1947-48 Rochester NBL 11 21 24 28 .857 66 6.0
1948-49 Rochester NBA 4 13 12 17 .706 9 38 9.5
1949-50 Rochester NBA 2 8 11 13 .846 4 27 13.5
1950-51 Rochester NBA 14 57 61 67 .910 59 175 12.5
1951-52 Rochester NBA 6 33 47 49 .959 19 113 18.8
1952-53 Rochester NBA 3 14 23 27 .852 9 51 17.0
1953-54 Rochester NBA 6 30 36 44 .818 26 96 16.0
1954-55 Rochester NBA 3 16 22 24 .917 8 54 18.0
Major League Totals 49 192 236 269 .877 620 12.7
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