PLAYER PROFILE

JOHNNY NORLANDER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

John Norlander was three times named All-Conference and twice All-American at Hamline University in Minnesota. He led the Piper basketball team all four years in scoring and was captain of the 1942-43 team. He also lettered in baseball and tennis for a total of nine letters earned. While serving in the Navy during World War II, Norlander was a member of Norfolk’s national service championship basketball team. After the war, he was recruited by Navy buddy, Red Auerbach, to play in the newly formed  Professional Basketball League of America. Norander played four and half seasons  with the Washington  Capitols, coached by Auerbach.  In 1956, Norlander  was named to the Helms Foundation NAIA Hall of Fame.  In 1957,  he toured Europe for the U.S. State Department teaching basketball. For 23 years Norlander did basketball clinic work for Converse Rubber Company throughout the United State and in Canada.

 

JOHNNY NORLANDER Height: 6:03 Weight: 180 College: Hamline’43 / Maryland State’44
John Arthur Norlander Born:  Mar 5, 1921 Died:  Mar 6, 2002 Hometown: Virginia, Mn.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Hamline College
1940-41 Hamline College
1941-42 Hamline College
1942-43 Hamline College
1943-44 Maryland-Easter Shore College
1944-46 U.S. Navy Military Service
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 2 0 5 5 2.5
1945-46 Auerbach All-Stars Indep
1946-47 Washington BAA 60 223 180 276 .652 50 626 10.4
1947-48 Washington BAA 48 167 135 182 .742 44 469 9.8
1948-49 Washington BAA 60 164 116 171 .678 86 444 7.4
1949-50 Washington NBA 40 99 53 85 .624 23 251 6.3
1950-51 Washington NBA 9 6 9 14 .643 5 21 2.3
1950-51 York EBL 21 104 55 263 12.5
Major League Totals 219 659 498 1816 8.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 6 9 4 22 3.7
1946-47 Washington BAA 6 14 13 17 .765 41 6.8
1948-49 Washington BAA 11 25 20 26 .769 70 6.4
1950-51 York EBL 5 19 23 61 12.2
Major League Totals 23 48 37 133 5.8
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