PLAYER PROFILE

ED DANCKER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Ed Dancker, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin never attended college. In the mid-1930s, he signed his first contract with the Sheboygan Redskins and remained with the team for the next dozen years. When the team joined the National Basketball League  in 1938, he quickly established himself as one of the best big men in the league. Dancker was slow afoot, but relied on strength and positioning to guard faster opponents. He was a powerful rebounder and was considered to best defensive center in the league for many seasons.  Dancker’s career was overshadowed for many years by arch rival Cowboy Edwards of the Oshkosh, Dancker was named to the NBL All-league first team three times (1943, 1944 and 1946.) He was also named to the 1939 Chicago World Tournament all-star team. Dancker led Sheboygan to the NBL championship finals five times, but they won only once, in 1943.

 

Sheboygan

ED DANCKER Height: 6:07 Weight: 215 College: None
Edward C. Dancker Born: Mar 14, 1914 Died: Oct 3, 1991 Hometown: Milwaukee, Wi.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1935-36 Milwaukee Harvesters Indep
1935-36 Sheboygan Enzo-Jels Indep
1936-37 Sheboygan Art Imigs Indep
1937-38 Sheboygan Red Skins Indep
1938-39 Sheboygan NBL 28 63 36 162 5.8
1939-40 Sheboygan NBL 24 31 24 45 .533 86 3.6
1940-41 Sheboygan NBL 23 39 27 44 .614 105 4.6
1941-42 Sheboygan NBL 24 98 47 99 .475 243 10.1
1942-43 Sheboygan NBL 22 96 48 91 .527 240 10.9
1943-44 Sheboygan NBL 22 70 52 82 .634 192 8.7
1944-45 Sheboygan NBL 30 111 61 132 .462 283 9.4
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 33 162 69 153 .451 393 11.9
1946-47 Sheboygan NBL 44 160 131 187 .701 451 10.3
1947-48 Sheboygan NBL 58 109 78 155 .503 296 5.1
1948-49 Oshkosh NBL 13 16 7 21 .333 39 3.0
1948-49 Milwaukee Shooting Stars Indep
1949-50 Milwaukee Shooting Stars Indep
1950-51 New Holstein WSBL
Major League Totals 321 955 580 2490 7.8
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1939-40 Sheboygan NBL 3 2 3 7 2.3
1939-40  Sheboygan WBT 2 0 2 2 1.000 2 1.0
1940-41 Sheboygan NBL 5 8 9 25 5.0
1940-41 Sheboygan WBT 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1941-42 Sheboygan WBT 2 5 3 6 .500 13 6.5
1942-43 Sheboygan NBL 5 22 13 57 11.4
1942-43 Sheboygan WBT 1 2 1 3 .333 5 5.0
1943-44 Sheboygan NBL 6 16 15 47 7.8
1943-44 Sheboygan WBT 1 5 0 2 .000 10 10.0
1944-45 Sheboygan NBL 8 41 27 40 .675 109 13.6
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 7 33 18 30 .600 84 12.0
1945-46 Sheboygan WBT 1 4 3 3 1.000 11 11.0
1946-47 Sheboygan NBL 5 14 12 19 .632 40 8.0
1946-47 Sheboygan WBT 2 7 4 9 .444 18 9.0
Major League Totals 49 159 110 428 8.7

 

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