PLAYER PROFILE

SHANG CHADWICK

STATISTICS & HISTORY

 Maurice “Shang” Chadwick played basketball for two years at New Richmond High School in Indiana, before he transfered to Crawfordsville High School.  A suspension, however, kept the team from playing state schools, so a schedule was arranged with independent teams from all over the Midwest. Despite the rugged schedule, team went 30-2. After graduating from Crawfordville High School in 1920, Chadwick attended Purdue University for one year before transferring to Washbash Colllege where he earned four letters in basketball. Chadwick played center on Wabash’s “Wonder Five” basketball team that finished 18-1 in 1924-25, losing only to Wisconsin by one point and beating Kentucky 57-10.

After a year barnstorming with the New York Celtics, Chadwick played  for six seasons with the Fort Wayne Hoosiers in the American Basketball League. Chadwick was always ranked among the best centers in the league and was instrumental part of Fort Wayne playing in two ABL championship finals.

After the demise of the ABL in 1931, Chadwick signed with yhe Akron Firestone, a midwest independent powerhouse. The Firestone won the 1932-33 National Professinal Basketball League Championship. Chadwick is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame  The Wabash College basketball facility was named Chadwick Court in his honor in 1970.
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SHANG CHADWICK Height: 6:05 Weight: 220 College: Purdue/ Wabash’25
Maurice Wilson Chadwick Born: Jun 9, 1901 Died:  Oct 3, 1973 Hometown: New Richmond, In.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1925-26 NY Original Celtics Indep
1925-26 Fort Wayne ABL 18 19 45 83 4.6
1926-27 Fort Wayne ABL 41 66 108 240 5.9
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 51 52 23 127 2.5
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 42 51 23 125 3.0
1929-30 Fort Wayne ABL 51 66 42 174 3.4
1930-31 Fort Wayne ABL 40 54 30 138 3.5
1931-32 Toledo Red Men Indep
1932-33 Akron Firestone NPBL 11 17 19 53 4.8
1933-34 Akron Firestones Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestone Indep
1935-36 Akron Firestone Indep
1936-37 Akron Firestone MBC 2 5 4 14 7.0
Major League Totals 256 330 294 954 3.7
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1927-28 Fort Wayne ABL 6 5 7 17 2.8
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 4 1 2 4 1.0
1930-31 Fort Wayne ABL 6 5 3 13 2.2
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 3 6 1 13 4.3
1936-37 Akron Firestone MBC 1 2 1 5 5.0
Major League Totals 20 19 14 52 2.6

 

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