PLAYER PROFILE

FRANK SHIMEK

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Frank Shimek was a multi-sport star at Iowa City High School. He was named to the all-state basketball in his senior year. He attended the University of Iowa where he became a starter in his sophomore year and was captain of the team as a senior. Shimek played semi-professional basketball for two years in Iowa before he signed in 1924 with the Fort Wayne Knights of Columbus team, a mid-west independent basketball powerhouse.  In 1925, Fort Wayne joined the  new American Basketball League. Over the next six seasons in Fort Wayne, Shimek established  himself as one of the best guards in the ABL and twice finished among the top-ten scorers.

 

FRANK SHIMEK Height: 5:10 Weight: 155 College: Iowa’22
Francis Joseph Shimek Born:  Jun 17, 1900 Died:  May 10, 1991 Hometown: Iowa City, Ia.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1922-23 Muscatine (Ia) Muskies Indep
1923-24 Muscatine (Ia) Muskies Indep
1924-25 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1925-26 Fort Wayne ABL 28 55 52 162 5.8
1926-27 Fort Wayne ABL 31 50 90 190 6.1
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 49 123 63 309 6.3
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 26 18 31 67 2.6
1929-30 Fort Wayne ABL 41 59 38 156 3.8
1930-31 Fort Wayne ABL 39 81 56 218 5.6
1931-32 Toledo Red Men Indep
1932-33 Fort Wayne NPBL 3 3 12 18 6.0
1933-34 Babe Didrikson All-Americans Indep
1934-35 Boston ABL 12 21 31 73 6.1
1934-35 Kingston NYSL 19 56 51 163 8.6
1935-36 Kingston ABL 37 63 46 172 4.6
Major League Totals 266 473 419 1365 5.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 6 9 11 29 4.8
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 3 4 3 11 3.7
1930-31 Fort Wayne ABL 6 14 4 32 5.3
1934-35 Kingston NYSL 3 14 5 33 11.0
Major League Totals 15 27 18 72 4.8
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