PLAYER PROFILE

DILLARD CROCKER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Dillard Crocker led  Niles High School to the 1942 Michigan state Class B basketball championship. A year later, Crocker entered the Army to serve during World War. II.Crocker reentered the army in 1946 and served for two more years.  In the fall of 1948, the 23-year old Crocker entered Western Michigan University University with four years of eligibility and the potential for star-studded college career ahead of him. Within a month, however, he dropped out of school and signed a professional contract to play for the Detroit Pistons in the Basketball Association of America. While Crocker never became a star, he did have a solid five-year big-league pro career. He was the second-highest scorer for the Denver Nuggets in 1950.

 

DILLARD CROCKER Height: 6:04          Weight: 205 College: None
James Dillard Crocker Born: Jan 19, 1925 Died:Sep 1, 2014 Hometown: Niles, Mi.
Moose Crocker REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1945-46 Niles American Legion AAU
1946-48 U.S. Army Military Service
1947-48 Benton Harbor Gardner’s Indep
1948-49 Benton Harbor Gardner’s Indep
1948-49 Fort Wayne BAA 2 1 4 6 .667 0 6 3.0
1948-49 DetroitAnderson NBL 51 101 95 131 .725 297 5.8
1949-50 Denver NBA 53 245 233 317 .735 85 723 13.6
1950-51 DenverAnderson NPBL 40 145 153 443 11.1
1951-52 IndianapolisMilwaukee NBA 38 98 97 145 .669 57 293 7.7
1952-53 Milwaukee NBA 61 100 130 189 .688 63 330 5.4
1953-54 House of David Indep
1954-55 House of David Indep
Major League Totals 245 690 712 2092 8.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1948-49 Anderson NBL 6 5 3 8 .375 13 2.2

 

 

 

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