PLAYER PROFILE

KENNY SUESENS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Ken Suesens was an all-state basketball player at Burlington High School in Iowa before he went on to star at the at the University of Iowa. Suesens turned professional in 1938 with the Sheboygan Redskins, the same year the team joined the National Basketball League. During his ten seasons as  a player for  the Redskins, Suesens never was much of a scorer, but he was long recognized as one of the best defenders in the NBL and and an outstanding ball handler and playmaker. He was known as an aggressive competitor, but also had a reputation for sportsmanship. Suesens was named  player-coach prior to the 1948-49 season, the last year the team was in the NBL. At the end of the season, Suesens retired as player, but remained as the coach of the team for two more years.

 

KENNY SUESENS Height: 6:01 Weight: 180 College: Iowa’38
Kenneth Glenn Suesens Born: Oct 23, 1916 Died: May 29, 1992 Hometown: Burlington, Ia.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Sheboygan NBL 10 4 7 15 1.5
1939-40 Sheboygan NBL 28 19 28 67 .418 66 2.4
1940-41 Sheboygan NBL 24 18 41 55 .745 77 3.2
1941-42 Sheboygan NBL 24 30 19 79 3.3
1942-43 Sheboygan NBL 23 32 21 85 3.7
1943-44 Sheboygan NBL 21 34 32 53 .604 100 4.8
1944-46 Military Service
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 4 1 1 1 1.000 3 0.8
1946-47 Sheboygan NBL 37 14 34 73 .466 62 1.7
1947-48 Sheboygan NBL 11 3 5 15 .333 11 1.0
1947-48 Seattle PCL 30 100 3.3
1948-49 Sheboygan NBL 26 3 10 18 .556 16 0.6
Major League Totals 208 158 198 514 2.5
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Sheboygan WBT 4 3 3 8 .375 9 2.3
1939-40 Sheboygan NBL 3 5 5 15 5.0
1939-40 Sheboygan WBT 2 0 2 4 .500 2 1.0
1940-41 Sheboygan NBL 6 3 8 14 2.3
1940-41 Sheboygan WBT 1 0 0 1 .000 0 0.0
1941-42 Sheboygan WBT 2 1 0 1 .000 2 1.0
1942-43 Sheboygan NBL 5 9 5 23 4.6
1942-43 Sheboygan WBT 1 1 1 2 .500 3 3.0
1943-44 Sheboygan NBL 6 6 12 24 4.0
1943-44 Sheboygan WBT 1 1 0 0 .000 2 2.0
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 5 5 2 5 .400 12 2.4
1946-47 Sheboygan NBL 4 1 2 4 .500 4 1.0
1946-47 Sheboygan WBT 2 0 2 2 1.000 2 1.0
1947-48 Seattle PCL 12 45 3.8
Major League Totals 42 35 42 112 2.7
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