PLAYER PROFILE

DICK TRIPTOW

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Dick Triptow was a fixture in Chicago  basketball circles for four decades. As a teenager, he starred at Lane Tech High School and then  went on to DePaul University were he was named an All-American in 1944. Triptow  spent the first four seasons of his professional basketball career in Chicago.  Playing  alongside De Paul teammate, George Mikan, Triptow helped the Chicago Gears win the 1947 National Basketball League championship. After finishing  the final  years of his playing career away from the city, Triptow returned to Chicago where he taught and coached high school basketball for nine seasons and then coached basketball at Lake Forest College from 1959 until 1973.

 

DICK TRIPTOW Height: 6:00 Weight: 170 College: DePaul’44
Richard Floyd Triptow Jr. Born: Nov 3, 1922  Died: Feb20, 2015 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1944-45 Chicago NBL 30 113 73 109 .670 299 10.0
1945-46 Chicago NBL 34 68 85 127 .669 221 6.5
1946-47 Chicago NBL 44 59 60 90 .667 178 4.0
1947-48 Chicago PBLA 8 24 7 55 6.9
1947-48 Tri CitiesFort Wayne NBL 57 92 87 138 .630 271 4.8
1948-49 Fort Wayne BAA 55 116 102 141 .723 96 334 6.1
1949-50 Baltimore NBA 4 0 2 2 1.000 2 0.5
1949-50 Racine Knights Indep
1950-51 Racine Knights Indep 8 97 12.1
Major League Totals 240 472 416 1360 5.7
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1944-45 Chicago NBL 3 11 6 13 .462 28 9.3
1944-45 Chicago WBT 4 16 10 18 .556 42 10.5
1945-46 Fort Wayne WBT 5 10 9 12 .750 29 5.8
1946-47 Chicago NBL 11 19 15 22 .682 53 4.8
1947-48 Fort Wayne NBL 4 9 1 3 .333 19 4.8
1947-48 Fort Wayne WBT 1 5 2 2 1.000 12 12.0
Major League Totals 28 70 43 70 .614 183 6.5
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