PLAYER PROFILE

ALEX HANNUM

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Alex Hannum was the Los Angeles City high school player of the year at Hamilton High School and then went on to star at USC. Hannum played one year in the National Basketball League and eight seasons in the National Basketball Association. Hannum was never a star in the NBA.   He was a 6’7″ bruiser, whose  job was to rebound and play defense. He played for teams in Syracuse, Baltimore, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Rochester, and Fort Wayne. During the 1956-57 NBA season, while still active as a player, Hannum took over the coaching duties of the St. Louis Hawks. The Hawks lost in the finals to Boston, but came back the following  season  to beat the Celtics in the finals and capture the 1957-58 NBA championship. It was the beginning of  sixteen year coaching career that included two NBA and two ABA titles. Hannum never stayed with any team very long.  He spent three years with Syracuse, three with San Francisco , two with Philadelphia (where the team posted a 68-13 record and won the  championship), one with Oakland of the ABA (and a championship), two with the San Diego Rockets  and, finally, three seasons with the Denver Rockets.  In 1998, Hannum  was  inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

ALEX HANNUM Height: 6:07 Weight: 225 College: USC’47
Alexander Murray Hannum Born:   Jul 19, 1923 Died:  Jan 18, 2002 Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1942-43 U.S.C. College
1943-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1945-46 Los Angeles Carroll Shamrocks AAU
1946-47 U.S.C. College
1947-48 U.S.C. College
1947-48 Hollywood 20th Century Fox AAU
1948-49 Oshkosh NBL 64 126 113 191 .592 365 5.7
1949-50 Syracuse NBA 64 177 128 186 .688 482 7.5
1950-51 Syracuse NBA 63 182 107 197 .543 129 471 7.5
1951-52 BaltimoreRochester NBA 66 170 98 137 .715 119 438 6.6
1952-53 Rochester NBA 68 129 88 133 .662 133 346 5.1
1953-54 Rochester NBA 72 175 102 164 .622 81 452 6.3
1954-55 Milwaukee NBA 53 126 61 107 .570 105 313 5.9
1955-56 St.Louis NBA 72 149 93 156 .596 157 391 5.4
1956-57 Ft.WayneSt.Louis NBA 60 77 37 56 .661 28 191 3.2
Major League Totals 582 1311 827 1327 .623 3449 5.9
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1948-49 Oshkosh NBL 7 12 16 26 .615 40 5.7
1949-50 Syracuse NBA 11 38 17 34 .500 10 93 8.5
1950-51 Syracuse NBA 7 17 8 10 .800 17 42 6.0
1951-52 Rochester NBA 6 16 8 13 .615 8 40 6.7
1952-53 Rochester NBA 3 4 3 8 .375 2 11 3.7
1953-54 Rochester NBA 6 12 15 24 .625 5 39 6.5
1955-56 t.Louis NBA 8 21 19 35 .543 10 61 7.6
1956-57 St.Louis NBA 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 50 120 86 150 .573 326 6.5
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