- 1950-1951

PLayed home games at the Wigwam in Anderson, Indiana – Seating Capacity – 4,800

 

ANDERSON DUFFY PACKERS  NPBL 22-22 FRANK GATES 14-12
LEO KLIER 8-10
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS         GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Leo Klier F-G 6:02 185 Notre Dame’46 Injured 31 105 89 118 .754 299 9.6
Charlie Black F 29 6:05 205 Kansas’47 37 126 76 138 .551 328 8.9
Milo Komenich F-C 30 6:07 220 Wyoming’42 30 176 63 124 .508 415 13.8
Jim Owens G-F 25 6:03 185 Baylor’49 42 229 176 272 .647 634 15.1
Dick Dickey G-F 23 6:02 185 N.Carolina St’50 39 121 134 178 .753 376 9.6
Dick Niemeria G 24 6:01 165 Notre Dame’43 35 106 125 155 .806 337 9.6
Jim Cathcart F 24 6:04 205 Arkanasas’50 43 141 91 149 .611 373 8.7
Bob Kinney C 28 6:06 215 Rice’42 23 101 80 111 .721 282 12.3
Chuck Mrazovich F 26 6:05 190 W.Kentucky’50 fr  IndianapolisNBA 16 82 67 105 .638 231 14.4
Dillard Crocker F 25 6:04 205 W.Michigan’48 fr Denver 11 48 55 79 .696 151 13.7
Frank Allen C 24 6:05 245 Oklahoma A&M’50 20 30 11 20 .550 71 3.6
Al Madsen G 29 5:10 170 Texas’49 11 20 18 29 .621 58 5.3
Frank Gates G 30 6:00 165 Sam Houston’41 8 10 7 12 .583 27 3.4
George Latham F 23 6:03 185 Louisana Tech’50 8 12 2 5 .400 26 3.3
Ed Stanczak F 29 6:03 205 None fr Boston NBA 3 9 6 11 .545 24 8.0
Oren Nichols F 27 6:03 185 None 4 4 3 4 .750 11 2.8
Grant Dunlap F 27 6:02 180 Occidental/COP’47 1 1 1 2 .500 3 3.0
Jack Walton G-F 24 6:02 195 None 3 1 1 4 .250 3 1.0
Warren Switzer F 25 6:03 185 Rice’50 1 1 0 1 .000 2 2.0

Denver dropped out of the National Professional Basketball  League on January 29, 1951.

Played home games at the Denver Auditorium Arena -SEating capacity – 5,000

Also played home games in Cheyene, Wyoming.

 

DENVER REFINERS  NPBL 18-16 JIM DARDEN
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Ed Dahler F-C 25 6:05 190 Duquesne’50 to Waterloo 34 137 139 191 .728 413 12.1
Bobby Brown F 25 6:04 205 Miami(Oh)’49 34 101 106 145 .731 308 9.1
Milt Schoon C 28 6:09 235 Valpariso’46 31 119 125 184 .679 363 11.7
Floyd Volker G 28 6:04 190 Wyoming’47 30 116 59 92 .641 291 9.7
Glen Selbo G 24 6:03 195 Wisconsin;47 30 85 65 84 .774 235 7.8
Dillard Crocker F-G 25 6:05 205 W.Michigan’48 to Anderson 29 97 98 133 .737 292 10.1
Ward Gibson C-F 29 6:05 200 Creighton’47 34 64 41 77 .532 169 5.0
Mack Suprunowicz G 23 6:00 170 Michigan’50 27 59 37 50 .740 155 5.7
Leo Kubiak G 25 5:11 175 Bowling Green’48 fr Waterloo 12 38 20 26 .769 96 8.0
Keith Bloom F-G 23 6:03 185 Wyoming’50 28 35 21 13 1.615 91 3.3
Jim Darden G 28 6:01 180 Wyoming 3 13 10 19 .526 36 12.0
Paul Hickey G-F 22 6;03 185 Denver’50 19 10 8 19 .421 28 1.5
Guy Mitchell F 26 6:03 190 Pittsburgh St(Ks)’48 fr Kansas City 3 8 0 3 .000 16 5.3
Bill Herman F 26 6:03 170 Mt.Union(Oh)’49 to Kansas City 4 2 0 5 .000 4 1.0
Ziggy Marcell G 31 6:00 170 Southern 3 0 1 2 .500 1 0.3

Evansville joined the National Professional Basketball league on February 12, 1951.

Played home games at the Agoga Tabernacle in Evansville, Indiana – Seating capacity – 3,000

 

EVANSVILLE AGOGANS  NPBL 0-6 GENE LATHAM
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
John Bruce F 22 6:03 185 Rhode Island State’50 6 28 19 32 .594 75 12.5
Bob Issacs F 23 6:03 180 Arkansas State’48 6 12 2 5 .400 26 4.3
Bill Butterfield C 23 6:05 195 Purdue’50 6 37 15 30 .500 89 14.8
Ollie Shoaff G 27 5:10 160 S. Illinois’48 6 48 24 29 .828 120 20.0
Norm McCool G 23 5:11 180 Purdue’46 6 38 20 38 .526 96 16.0
Joe Hafele G 22 5:09 160 Evansville’50 5 15 4 8 .500 34 6.8
Blackie Towery F 30 6:04 210 W. Kentucky’41 fr Kansas City 5 7 2 2 1.000 16 3.2
Bob Kohlmeyer F-G 22 6:01 185 Evansville’50 1 4 1 1 1.000 9 9.0
Ray Gaisser F 27 6:03 220 None 2 2 0 0 .000 4 2.0
Gene Latham F 26 5:10 165 Indiana 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0

Grand Rapids dropped out of the National Porfessional Basketball League on December 29, 1950.

Played home games at Grand Rapids Stadium in Grand rapids, Michigan – Seating capacity – 8,000

 

GRAND RAPIDS HORNETS  NPBL 6-13 BOBBY McDERMOTT 1-4
GEORGE GLAMACK 3-6
BLACKIE TOWERY 2-3
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS    GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Price Brookfield F 31 6:04 205 West Texas State’42 19 63 23 32 .719 149 7.8
Buddy Cate F 24 6:06 195 W. Kentucky’50 fr Sheboygan/toWaterloo 14 50 41 52 .788 141 10.1
Elmore Morgenthaler C 25 6:09 235 Boston College’46 to Waterloo 19 96 110 161 .683 302 15.9
Ralph O’Brien G 22 5:09 160 Butler’50 to Waterloo 18 117 40 57 .702 274 15.2
Leon Blevins G 22 6:02 160 Arizona’50 fr Indianaplois NBA 13 43 22 29 .759 108 8.3
Al Miksis F-C 26 6:07 215 Western Illinois’49 18 34 23 42 .548 91 5.1
George Glamack C-F 32 6:06 235 N.Carolina St’41 13 27 31 56 .554 85 6.5
Easy Parham F 29 6:03 200 Texas Wesleyan’48 fr Philadelphia NBA 9 29 21 43 .488 79 8.8
Blackie Towery F 30 6:04 210 W. Kentucky’41 to Kansas City 10 20 21 26 .808 61 6.1
Fritz Nagy G 26 6:02 185 Akron’47 17 19 21 32 .656 59 3.5
Jimmy Doyle G 21 5:11 165 Butler’50 19 17 19 36 .528 53 2.8
Bobby McDermott G 36 5:11 185 None Suspended 5 16 7 10 .700 39 7.8
Russ DeVette F 27 6:03 180 Hope’47 3 4 4 9 .000 12 4.0
Cas Ostrowski G 25 6:01 165 Scranton’43 2 4 3 5 .000 11 5.5

Kansas City dropped out of the National Professional Basketball  League on January 23, 1951.

Played home games at Pla-Mor Arena in Kansas City, Missouri – Seating capacity – 7,000

 

KANSAS CITY HI-SPOTS  NPBL 4-19 PAUL CLOYD 2-10
GENE KURASH 2-5
BOB TOUGH 0-4
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS         GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Paul Cloyd F-C 27 6:02 185 Wisconsin 23 76 91 125 .728 243 10.6
Joe Graboski F-C 20 6:08 230 None to Louisville 15 76 55 80 .688 207 13.8
Jerry Fowler C-F 23 6:08 230 Missouri’50 22 75 82 117 .701 232 10.5
Walton Kirk G 26 6:03 175 Illinois’47 16 43 67 102 .657 153 9.6
Bob Tough G 28 6:00 180 St.John’s(NY)’42 22 92 56 79 .709 240 10.9
Al Henningsen F 22 6:05 205 Marysville’50 18 55 36 58 .621 146 8.1
Ralph Hamilton G 29 6:00 185 Indiana’47 15 44 22 32 .688 110 7.3
Alex Athas G 26 6:02 180 Tulane’48 15 27 53 80 .663 107 7.1
Rallo Johnson F 25 6:06 210 Utah State’50 14 23 41 65 .631 87 6.2
Hal Hutcheson F-C 30 6:05 190 Marysville St’41 2 18 3 9 .333 39 19.5
Don McMillen F 23 6:04 195 Missouri’49 5 8 10 13 .769 26 5.2
Jake Carter F 26 6:05 195 East Texas State’48 5 6 13 16 .000 25 5.0
Lee Nichols F-G 3 6 1 1 1.000 13 4.3
Blackie Towery F 30 6:04 210 W.Kentucky’41 fr GR/to Evansville 3 4 3 4 .750 11 3.7
Charley Parsley G 24 6:02 175 W.Kentucky’48 5 4 2 4 .500 10 2.0
Clayton Bristow F 25 6:03 180 Morningside(Ia)’50 1 3 3 5 .000 9 9.0
### Dickey G 1 3 2 4 .500 8 8.0
Gene Peterson F 23 6:07 210 Kansas’50 1 4 0 3 .000 8 8.0
Bill Herman F 26 6:03 170 Mt.Union(Oh)’49 fr Denver 2 3 2 3 .667 8 4.0
Gene Berce G 24 5:11 175 Marquette’48 fr St.Paul 1 3 1 1 1.000 7 7.0
Guy Mitchell F 26 6:03 190 Pittsburgh St(Ks)’48 fr Denver 3 2 1 2 .500 5 1.7
Gene Anderson F 23 6:06 215 Kansas Wesleyan’50 2 1 2 2 1.000 4 2.0
Stan Patrick G 28 6:03 215 Illinois”44 1 1 0 3 .000 2 2.0
### Leerah G 1 0 1 1 1.000 1 1.0
Hal England G 23 6:02 175 Kansas’50 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
Dick Gates G 20 6:00 185  None 1 0 0 2 .000 0 0.0
### McNamara G 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
Red Dehnert G 26 6:03 175 Columbia’43 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
KINGSTON COLONIALS 26-14 POP MORGANWECK
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS  GA FGM FTM PTS AVG
Kid Franckle G-F 22 5:07 145 None 39 77 52 206 5.3
Sam Curlett F-G 23 5:11 155 Bank Business 32 68 44 180 5.6
Maurice Tome C-G-F 19 6:02 180 None 36 54 23 131 3.6
John Pennino G-C 30 6:01 175 None 39 28 44 100 2.6
Heine Henschel G 26 5:11 180 None Injuried 37 52 35 139 3.8
Joe Fogarty F 25 5:09 165 None 3 24 8 56 18.7
Pop Morganweck G-F 35 5:08 None 6 3 1 7 1.2
Bobby Mayham G 26 5:10 160 None 5 3 0 6 1.2
Elwood Gowdy F 25 5:08 160 None 1 2 0 4 4.0
Jesse Messer F 21 5:11 165 None to Schenectady

Louisville dropped out of the National Professional Baskertball League on February 13, 1951.

Plkayed home games at Male High School Gym in Louisville, Kentucky – Seating capacity – 4,600

 

LOUISVILLE ALUMINITES  NPBL 18-17 ALEX DOWNING
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Odie Spears F 26 6:05 205 W.Kentucky’48 35 159 121 162 .747 439 12.5
Don Ray F 31 6:06 195 W.Kentucky’48 34 115 101 137 .737 331 9.7
Clint Wager C 31 6:06 235 St.Mary’s(Mn)’45 35 120 81 116 .698 321 9.2
Dee Gibson G 22 5:11 175 W.Kentucky’48 35 93 142 219 .648 328 9.4
Kenny Rollins G 22 6:00 170 Kentucky’48 35 107 80 93 .860 294 8.4
Paul Hicks G 26 6:03 195 E.Kentucky’50 34 88 26 38 .684 202 5.9
Joe Bradley G 25 6:03 175 Oklahoma A&M’50 34 74 38 84 .452 186 5.5
Walt Kersulis F 22 6:04 195 Wash(Mo)/Illinois’50 33 67 45 76 .592 179 5.4
Stan Miasek C-F 26 6:05 215 None fr St.Paul 12 62 52 87 .598 176 14.7
Joe Graboski F-C 29 6:08 230 None fr Kansas City 12 35 21 37 .568 91 7.6
Bill Roberts C 25 6:09 215 Wyoming’46 19 32 8 23 .348 72 3.8
Mike Novak C 6:09 225 Loyola(Ill)’39 14 13 10 24 .417 36 2.6
Bill Tom F-C 24 6:08 230 Rice’49 4 8 9 14 .643 25 6.3
Jim Stone F 26 6:05 200 Austin Peay’50 3 2 4 4 1.000 8 2.7
45-46
PITTSBURGH RAIDERS 0-1 MANNY HYATT
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE  GA FGM FTM FGA Pct PTS AVG
Matt Vaniel F 26 6:03 160 None 1 4 1 3 .333 9 9.0
Manny Hyatt F 29 6:00 165 Pittsburgh/Wash & Jefferson 1 5 4 6 .667 14 14.0
Paul Anthony C 22 6:04 195 Washington & Jefferson’44 1 2 0 1 .000 4 4.0
Joe Fabel G 32 6:01 190 Pittsburgh’34 1 5 1 1 1.000 11 11.0
Joe Urso G 29 5:10 180 Duquesne’39 1 4 2 2 1.000 10 10.0
Freddie Crum F 34 6:00 170 None 1 4 0 0 .000 8 8.0
Red Mihalik G 29 6:00 180 None 1 1 0 0 .000 2 2.0
Ralph Churchfield C 27 6:05 220 Washington & Jefferson 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0

Played home games at the Sheboygan Municipal Auditorium in Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Seating capacity – 3,500

 

SHEBOYGAN RED SKINS  NPBL 29-16 KENNY SUESENS
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Max Morris F 25 6:02 195 Illinois/Northwestern’46 43 180 165 263 .627 525 12.2
Jack Burmaster F-G 24 6:03 190 Illinois’48 42 189 89 121 .736 467 11.1
Bob Brannum C 25 6:06 215 Kentucky/Michigan State’48 37 242 220 332 .663 704 19.0
John Givens G 24 6:00 170 W.Kentucky’50 44 188 193 277 .697 569 12.9
Bobby Cook G 27 5:10 155 Wisconsin’48 45 226 115 164 .701 567 12.6
Nate DeLong C 24 6:06 215 River Falls’50 45 152 158 254 .622 462 10.3
George Bush G 24 6:02 185 Toledo’50 43 94 73 103 .709 261 6.1
John Pilch F 24 6:04 185 Wyoming’50 45 91 76 127 .598 258 5.7
Wally Osterkorn F 22 6:05 205 Illinois’50 fr St.Paul 19 78 80 115 .696 236 12.4
Clarence Brannum F 25 6:05 215 Kansas State’50 31 74 27 53 .509 175 5.6
Arnie Flinn G 22 6:02 175 Wyoming’50 10 7 2 9 .222 16 1.6
Buddy Cate F 24 6:06 195 W.Kentucky’50 to Grand Rapids 2 2 0 1 .000 4 2.0

St.Paul dropped out of the National Professional Basketball league on December 20, 1951.

Played home games at the St.Paul Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota – Seating capacity – 9,000

 

St.PAUL LIGHTS  NPBL 12-8 HOWIE SCHULTZ
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Wally Osterkorn F 22 6:05 205 Illinois’50 to Sheboygan 20 88 95 155 .613 271 13.6
Hal Haskins F-C 26 6:03 190 Hamline’50 to Waterloo 19 54 61 74 .824 169 8.9
Stan Miasek C 26 6:05 215 None to Louisville 20 80 66 109 .606 226 11.3
Gene Berce G-F 24 5:11 175 Marquette’48 to Kansas City 19 57 41 66 .621 155 8.2
Bill Erickson G 22 6:01 185 Illinois’50 20 28 36 54 .667 92 4.6
Joe Nelson F-G 24 6:03 180 BYU’50 to Waterloo 20 63 51 67 .761 177 8.9
Howie Schultz C-F 28 6:08 220 Hamline’45 20 58 60 76 .789 176 8.8
Jack Shelton F-C 22 6:07 210 Oklahoma A&M’50 19 34 41 64 .641 109 5.7
Rollie Seltz G 26 5:10 170 Hamline’46 20 26 22 39 .564 74 3.7
Kenny Mauer G 23 6:02 180 St.Thomas(Mn)’49 19 25 16 24 .667 66 3.5

PLayed home games at the Hippodrome in Waterloo, Iowa – Seating capacity – 8,000

 

WATERLOO HAWKS  NPBL 32-24 JACK SMILEY
      REGULAR SEASON
PLAYER POS AGE HGT WGT COLLEGE TRANSACTIONS GA FGM FTM FTA  PCT. PTS AVG
Don Boven F 25 6:04 210 W.Michigan’49 56 269 245 345 .710 783 14.0
Wayne See F 27 6:03 190 Ariz State(Flagstaff)’49 56 252 82 133 .617 586 10.5
Stan Weber C 25 6:06 215 Bowling Green’50 54 190 102 185 .551 482 8.9
Johnny Payak G 24 6:04 170 Bowling Green’49 56 234 251 326 .770 719 12.8
Murray Wier G 24 5:10 155 Iowa’48 51 186 117 194 .603 489 9.6
Ralph O’Brien G 22 5:09 160 Butler’50 fr Grand Rapids 30 183 56 73 .767 422 14.1
Jack Smiley F 28 6:03 185 Illinois’47 56 99 100 141 .709 298 5.3
Leo Kubiak G 24 5:11 175 Bowling Green’48 to Denver 26 85 63 82 .768 233 9.0
Chuck Share C 23 6:11 235 Bowling Green’50  Injured 19 62 86 128 .672 210 11.1
Buddy Cate F 24 6:06 195 W. Kentucky’50 fr Grand Rapids 26 58 49 70 .700 165 6.3
Joe Nelson F 24 6:03 180 BYU’50 fr St.Paul 32 48 43 52 .827 139 4.3
Elmore Morgenthaler C 25 6:09 235 Boston College’46 fr Grand Rapids 16 47 35 56 .625 129 8.1
Mac Otten C-F 25 6:07 225 Bowling Green’48 24 47 39 67 .582 133 5.5
Ed Dahler F 25 6:05 190 Duquesne’50 fr Denver 12 18 28 43 .000 64 5.3
Bob Vollers F-G 22 6:03 180 Iowa’50 17 18 7 11 .636 43 2.5
Claude Overton F 23 6:03 185 East Central Oklahoma’50 9 3 8 12 .667 14 1.6
Hal Haskins F-C 26 6:03 190 Hamline’50 fr St.Paul 3 0 2 4 .500 2 0.7
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