PLAYER PROFILE

HERM SCHAEFER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Herm Schaefer attended Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and then went to the University of Indiana. He was  starter on the Hoosiers’ 1940 NCAA Championship team. Schaefer joined the  the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1941,  the same year the team  entered the National Basketball League. He played for the Pistons for two seasons before he departed for military service during World War II. Schaefer returned to play for Fort Wayne late in the 1945-46 season.In the late 1940’s, Schaefer played on three straight championship teams with the Minneapolis Lakers. Schaefer was hired to coach the Indianapolis Olympians for the 1951-52 season. The team was devastated just weeks before the season began, when the two best players, Alex Groza and Ralph Beard, were implicated in college point-shaving scandal and permanently banned from professional basketball. Despite the loss of the two stars, Indianapolis improved its record over the season before but the franchise had been irrevocably damaged  by the scandal and folded after one more season.

 

HERM SCHAEFER Height: 6:00 Weight: 175 College: Indiana’41
Herman Henry Schaeffer Born: Dec 20, 1918 Died: Mar 21, 1980 Hometown: Fort Wayne, In.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1937-38 Indiana (Frosh) College
1938-39 Indiana College 11 19 9 16 .563 47 4.3
1939-40 Indiana College 23 77 30 53 .566 184 8.0
1940-41 Indiana College 20 42 27 40 .675 111 5.6
1941-42 Fort Wayne NBL 24 85 37 207 8.6
1942-43 Fort Wayne NBL 21 36 12 84 4.0
1943-45 U.S. Navy Military Service
1944-45 Washington ABL 1 2 2 6 6.0
1944-45 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Indep
1945-46 Fort Wayne NBL 15 10 3 23 1.5
1946-47 Indianapolis NBL 44 147 65 90 .722 359 8.2
1947-48 IIndianapolisMinneapoli NBL 57 110 78 96 .813 298 5.2
1948-49 Minneapolis BAA 58 214 174 213 .817 185 602 10.4
1949-50 Minneapolis NBA 65 122 86 101 .851 203 330 5.1
Major League Totals 285 726 457 1909 6.7
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1941-42 Fort Wayne NBL 6 13 5 31 5.2
1941-42 Fort Wayne WBT 1 3 4 4 1.000 10 10.0
1942-43 Fort Wayne NBL 5 6 3 15 3.0
1942-43 Fort Wayne WBT 4 4 3 3 1.000 11 2.8
1944-45 Fort Wayne WBT 3 4 0 0 .000 8 2.7
1945-46 Dayton Mickeys WBT 1 3 0 0 .000 6 6.0
1946-47 Indianapolis NBL 5 22 14 18 .778 58 11.6
1946-47 Indianapolis WBT 3 15 9 9 1.000 39 13.0
1947-48 Minneapolis NBL 11 52 33 40 .825 137 12.5
1947-48 Minneapolis WBT 3 16 3 3 1.000 35 11.7
1948-49 Minneapolis NBL 10 48 28 32 .875 124 12.4
1949-50  Minneapolis NBA 12 16 19 22 .864 51 4.3
Major League Totals 64 202 121 525 8.2
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