Louis “Louie” Sauer was a  basketball  star at Herscher (Illinois) High School. Sauer enrolled at Valparaiso University where he played varsity basketball during his freshmen year. The remainder  of his time at Valparaiso was marred by illness and eligibility issues. Sauer did not return for his senior year. Instead,  he signed t0 play independent basketball with a team sponsored by the Gallagher Business College.  In the fall of 1937, the team entered the newly-formed National Basketball League representing Kankakee, Illinois. Sauer was the second leading scorer on team that posted a 3-11 record and dropped out of the league at the end of the season.


LOUIE SAUER Height: 6:06 Weight: 235 College: Valparaiso’36
Louis Frederick Sauer Born: Sep 3, 1915 Died: Sep 8, 1985 Hometown: Herscher. Il.
“Whitey” “Swede” Sauer REGULAR SEASON RECORD
League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1933-34 Valparaiso College
1934-35 Valparaiso College
1935-36 Valparaiso College
1936-37 Gallagher Business College Indep
1937-38 Kankakee NBL 12 31 17 79 6.6
Major League Totals 12 31 17 79 6.6


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