PLAYER PROFILE

MILO KOMENICH

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Milo Komenich, was a star athlete at Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana. In a basketball crazy state, he stood out for his 6’7″ size and his unstoppable left-handed hook shot.  He attended college at the  University of Wyoming. Alongside All-American guard Ken Sailors, Komenich led the Cowboys to the 1943 NCAA championship. Komenich was also named an All American in 1943 and 1946. Komenich started his professional basketball career with the Fort Wayne Pistons in the National Basketball League, but couldn’t dislodge veteran center Jake Pelkington as a starter and was traded to the Anderson Packers midway through his second pro season. On his new team, he emerged as one of the better frontcourt players in the NBL.  In 1949, Komenich was a key factor in Anderson capturing the NBL championship.

 

MILO KOMENICH Height: 6:07 Weight: 220 College: Wyoming’46
Milan Komenich Born: Jun 23, 1920    Died: May 25, 1977 Hometown: Gary, Ind.
Brother of William Komenich REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1945-46 Hollywood 29th Century Fox AAU
1946-47 Fort Wayne NBL 36 50 23 50 .460 123 3.4
1947-48 Fort WayneAnderson NBL 50 127 44 95 .463 298 6.0
1948-49 Anderson NBL 64 243 124 217 .571 610 9.5
1949-50 Anderson NBA 64 244 146 250 .584 634 9.9
1950-51 Anderson NPBL 30 176 63 415 13.8
1953-54 Anderson IPL 1 4 4.0
Major League Totals 244 840 400 ### 8.5
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1946-47 Fort Wayne NBL 8 15 6 14 .429 36 4.5
1946-47 Fort Wayne WBT 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0.0
1947-48 Anderson NBL 6 10 7 14 .500 27 4.5
1947-48 Anderson WBT 3 6 4 8 .500 16 5.3
1948-49 Anderson NBL 7 25 26 41 .634 76 10.9
1949-50 Anderson NBA 8 26 16 28 .571 68 8.5
Major League Totals 35 82 59 106 .557 223 6.4
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