PLAYER PROFILE

SLIM SHOUN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Milas “Slim” Shoun was a high school star in Mountain, City, Tennessee. He played basketball at Carson-Newman College in Konxville, Tennessee  from 1923 through 1927.  Shoun was often referred to as the first 7-footer (sometimes even 7’2″) in professional basketball , but he actually topped out at 6’11”. Despite his huge height advantage in an era when most players were a foot shorter, he was never a  a dominate player. Shoun was slow and possessed few offensive skills,  but was valued for his ability to garner jump balls (after every basket in this era) and to capture rebounds. He played basketball for the Akron Firestone team for eleven years and remained with the company as an employee for 42 years.

 

SLIM SHOUN Height: 6:11 Weight: 210 College: Carson-Newman’27
Milas Baxter Shoun Born: Oct 4, 1904 Died: Oct 10, 1983 Hometown: Mountain City, Tn.
Brother of baseball player Clyde Shoun REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1927-28 Fort WayneChicago ABL 17 11 9 31 1.8
1928-29 Akron Firestones Indep
1929-30 Columbus NPBL 6 17 13 47 7.8
1930-31 Akron Firestones Indep
1931-32 Akron Firestones Indep
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 7 12 7 31 4.4
1933-34 Akron Firestones Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestones Indep
1935-36 Akron Firestones MBC 18 41 33 115 6.4
1936-37 Akron Firestones MBC 14 15 10 40 2.9
1937-38  Akron Firestones NBL 13 15 11 41 3.2
1938-39 Akron Firestones NBL 6 13 12 38 6.3
1939-40 Akron Firestones Indep
Major League Totals 81 124 95 343 4.2
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1932-33 Akron Firestones NPBL 2 2 2 6 3.0
1935-36 Akron Firestones MBC 2 3 4 10 5.0
1936-37 Akron Firestones MBC 2 3 0 6 3.0
1937-38 Akron Firestones NBL 2 3 0 6 3.0
1938-39 Akron Firestones NBL 2 2 0 4 2.0
Major League Totals 8 11 4 26 3.3
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