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1954-55 NBA Leaders

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League Champion: Syracuse Nationals

Rookie of the Year: Bob Pettit (20.4/13.8/3.2)

PPG Leader: Neil Johnston (22.7)
RPG Leader: Neil Johnston (15.1)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (7.8)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (15.4)

Minutes Played
1. Paul Arizin*-PHW 2953
2. Paul Seymour-SYR 2950
3. Neil Johnston*-PHW 2917
4. Mel Hutchins-FTW 2860
5. Slater Martin*-MNL 2784
6. Bob Cousy*-BOS 2747
7. Ed Macauley*-BOS 2706
8. Frank Selvy-TOT 2668
9. Bob Pettit*-MLH 2659
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 2559
11. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 2548
12. Jim Baechtold-NYK 2536
13. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 2526
14. Joe Graboski-PHW 2515
15. Jack Coleman-ROC 2482
16. Jack George-PHW 2480
17. Carl Braun-NYK 2479
18. Red Rocha-SYR 2473
19. Bill Sharman*-BOS 2453
20. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 2390
Field Goals
1. Paul Arizin*-PHW 529
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 522
3. Neil Johnston*-PHW 521
4. Bob Pettit*-MLH 520
5. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 519
6. Bill Sharman*-BOS 453
7. Frank Selvy-TOT 452
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 440
9. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 422
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 403
11. Jack Coleman-ROC 400
  Carl Braun-NYK 400
13. Larry Foust-FTW 398
14. Paul Seymour-SYR 375
15. Joe Graboski-PHW 373
16. Ray Felix-NYK 364
17. George Yardley*-FTW 363
18. Jim Baechtold-NYK 362
19. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 360
20. Slater Martin*-MNL 350
Field Goal Attempts
1. Paul Arizin*-PHW 1325
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1316
3. Bob Pettit*-MLH 1279
4. Frank Selvy-TOT 1195
5. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 1192
6. Neil Johnston*-PHW 1184
7. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1103
8. Joe Graboski-PHW 1096
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1062
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1043
11. Paul Seymour-SYR 1036
12. Carl Braun-NYK 1032
13. Ed Macauley*-BOS 951
14. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 932
15. Slater Martin*-MNL 919
16. Mel Hutchins-FTW 903
17. Jim Baechtold-NYK 898
18. Bob Harrison-MLH 875
19. George Yardley*-FTW 869
20. Jack Coleman-ROC 866
Free Throws
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 589
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 489
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 460
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 454
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 447
6. Frank Selvy-TOT 444
7. Ed Macauley*-BOS 442
8. Bob Pettit*-MLH 426
9. Larry Foust-FTW 393
  Harry Gallatin*-NYK 393
11. Chuck Share-MLH 351
12. Bill Sharman*-BOS 347
13. Ray Felix-NYK 310
  George Yardley*-FTW 310
15. Paul Seymour-SYR 300
16. Dick Schnittker-MNL 298
17. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 294
18. Arnie Risen*-ROC 279
  Jim Baechtold-NYK 279
20. Slater Martin*-MNL 276
Free Throw Attempts
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 769
2. Frank Selvy-TOT 610
3. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 598
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 587
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 585
6. Bob Cousy*-BOS 570
7. Bob Pettit*-MLH 567
8. Ed Macauley*-BOS 558
9. Larry Foust-FTW 513
10. Ray Felix-NYK 498
11. Chuck Share-MLH 492
12. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 483
13. George Yardley*-FTW 416
14. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 398
15. Bill Sharman*-BOS 387
16. Arnie Risen*-ROC 375
17. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 374
18. Paul Seymour-SYR 370
19. Dick Schnittker-MNL 362
20. Slater Martin*-MNL 359
Total Rebounds
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 1085
2. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 995
3. Bob Pettit*-MLH 994
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 887
5. Ray Felix-NYK 818
6. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 802
7. Jack Coleman-ROC 729
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 722
9. Arnie Risen*-ROC 703
10. Larry Foust-FTW 700
11. Chuck Share-MLH 684
12. Paul Arizin*-PHW 675
13. Mel Hutchins-FTW 665
14. Joe Graboski-PHW 636
15. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 612
16. Ed Macauley*-BOS 600
17. George Yardley*-FTW 594
18. Earl Lloyd-SYR 553
19. Don Barksdale-BOS 545
20. Jack Nichols-BOS 533
Assists
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 557
2. Dick McGuire*-NYK 542
3. Andy Phillip*-FTW 491
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 483
5. Slater Martin*-MNL 427
6. Jack George-PHW 359
7. Bob Davies*-ROC 355
8. George King-SYR 331
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 280
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 275
11. Carl Braun-NYK 274
12. Bob Harrison-MLH 252
13. Whitey Skoog-MNL 251
14. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 247
  Mel Hutchins-FTW 247
16. Jack McMahon-ROC 246
17. Frank Selvy-TOT 245
18. Bill Calhoun-MLH 235
19. Jack Coleman-ROC 232
20. Bob Pettit*-MLH 229
Personal Fouls
1. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 319
2. Bob Harrison-MLH 291
3. Ray Felix-NYK 286
4. Earl Lloyd-SYR 283
5. Chuck Share-MLH 273
6. Paul Arizin*-PHW 270
7. Whitey Skoog-MNL 265
8. Larry Foust-FTW 264
9. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 262
10. Joe Graboski-PHW 259
11. Bob Pettit*-MLH 258
12. Neil Johnston*-PHW 255
13. Arnie Risen*-ROC 253
14. Odie Spears-ROC 252
15. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 250
16. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 247
17. Red Rocha-SYR 242
18. Jack Nichols-BOS 238
19. Bob Brannum-BOS 232
  Mel Hutchins-FTW 232
Points
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 1631
2. Paul Arizin*-PHW 1512
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1504
4. Bob Pettit*-MLH 1466
5. Frank Selvy-TOT 1348
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1333
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 1327
8. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 1311
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1253
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 1248
11. Larry Foust-FTW 1189
12. Carl Braun-NYK 1074
13. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 1053
14. Paul Seymour-SYR 1050
15. Ray Felix-NYK 1038
16. George Yardley*-FTW 1036
17. Jim Baechtold-NYK 1003
18. Slater Martin*-MNL 976
19. Joe Graboski-PHW 954
20. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 944
Field Goal Pct
1. Larry Foust-FTW .487
2. Jack Coleman-ROC .462
3. Tom Marshall-ROC .442
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW .440
5. Ray Felix-NYK .438
6. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .435
7. Bill Sharman*-BOS .427
8. Ed Macauley*-BOS .424
9. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .422
10. Red Kerr-SYR .419
11. George Yardley*-FTW .418
12. Bob Davies*-ROC .415
13. Chuck Share-MLH .407
14. Bob Pettit*-MLH .407
15. Jim Baechtold-NYK .403
16. Paul Arizin*-PHW .399
17. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .399
18. Bob Cousy*-BOS .397
19. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .395
20. Whitey Skoog-MNL .395
Free Throw Pct
1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .897
2. Frankie Brian-FTW .851
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .833
4. Dick Schnittker-MNL .823
5. Jim Baechtold-NYK .823
6. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .814
7. Odie Spears-ROC .812
8. Paul Seymour-SYR .811
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS .807
10. Carl Braun-NYK .801
11. Ed Macauley*-BOS .792
12. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .786
13. Red Rocha-SYR .782
14. Paul Arizin*-PHW .776
15. Slater Martin*-MNL .769
16. Larry Foust-FTW .766
17. Neil Johnston*-PHW .766
18. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .755
19. Bob Pettit*-MLH .751
20. Chuck Cooper-MLH .751
Minutes Per Game
1. Paul Arizin*-PHW 41.0
2. Paul Seymour-SYR 41.0
3. Neil Johnston*-PHW 40.5
4. Mel Hutchins-FTW 39.7
5. Bob Cousy*-BOS 38.7
6. Slater Martin*-MNL 38.7
7. Ed Macauley*-BOS 38.1
8. Frank Selvy-TOT 37.6
9. Bob Pettit*-MLH 36.9
10. Jack George-PHW 36.5
11. Andy Phillip*-FTW 36.4
12. Bill Sharman*-BOS 36.1
13. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 36.0
14. Joe Graboski-PHW 35.9
15. George Yardley*-FTW 35.8
16. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 35.4
17. Jim Baechtold-NYK 35.2
18. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 35.1
19. Carl Braun-NYK 34.9
20. Jack Coleman-ROC 34.5
Points Per Game
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 22.7
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 21.2
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW 21.0
4. Bob Pettit*-MLH 20.4
5. Frank Selvy-TOT 19.0
6. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 18.7
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 18.7
8. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 18.5
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 18.4
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 17.6
11. George Yardley*-FTW 17.3
12. Larry Foust-FTW 17.0
13. Carl Braun-NYK 15.1
14. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 14.6
15. Paul Seymour-SYR 14.6
16. Ray Felix-NYK 14.4
17. Jim Baechtold-NYK 13.9
18. Joe Graboski-PHW 13.6
19. Slater Martin*-MNL 13.6
20. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 13.1
Rebounds Per Game
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 15.1
2. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 13.8
3. Bob Pettit*-MLH 13.8
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 12.3
5. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 11.5
6. Ray Felix-NYK 11.4
7. Arnie Risen*-ROC 10.2
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 10.2
9. Jack Coleman-ROC 10.1
10. Larry Foust-FTW 10.0
11. Chuck Share-MLH 9.9
12. George Yardley*-FTW 9.9
13. Paul Arizin*-PHW 9.4
14. Mel Hutchins-FTW 9.2
15. Joe Graboski-PHW 9.1
16. Nathaniel Clifton-NYK 8.5
17. Ed Macauley*-BOS 8.5
18. Jack Nichols-BOS 8.3
19. Earl Lloyd-SYR 7.7
20. Don Barksdale-BOS 7.6
Assists Per Game
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 7.8
2. Andy Phillip*-FTW 7.7
3. Dick McGuire*-NYK 7.6
4. Paul Seymour-SYR 6.7
5. Slater Martin*-MNL 5.9
6. Jack George-PHW 5.3
7. George King-SYR 4.9
8. Bob Davies*-ROC 4.9
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 4.1
10. Ed Macauley*-BOS 3.9
11. Carl Braun-NYK 3.9
12. George Dempsey-PHW 3.6
13. Bob Harrison-MLH 3.5
14. Whitey Skoog-MNL 3.5
15. Frank Selvy-TOT 3.5
16. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 3.4
  Mel Hutchins-FTW 3.4
18. Jack McMahon-ROC 3.4
19. Bill Calhoun-MLH 3.4
20. Ken Murray-TOT 3.4
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 25.4
2. Bob Pettit*-MLH 24.4
3. Larry Foust-FTW 23.0
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 23.0
5. Chuck Share-MLH 22.0
6. Bob Cousy*-BOS 21.3
7. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 21.0
8. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 20.5
9. Ray Felix-NYK 20.4
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 20.1
11. George Yardley*-FTW 18.9
12. Ed Macauley*-BOS 18.6
13. Bob Davies*-ROC 18.5
14. Paul Arizin*-PHW 18.2
15. Red Kerr-SYR 18.2
16. Jack Coleman-ROC 18.2
17. Bill Sharman*-BOS 17.2
18. Arnie Risen*-ROC 17.0
19. Tom Marshall-ROC 17.0
20. Dick McGuire*-NYK 16.8
True Shooting Pct
1. Larry Foust-FTW .570
2. Neil Johnston*-PHW .536
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS .521
4. Chuck Share-MLH .517
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS .508
6. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .508
7. Dick Schnittker-MNL .505
8. Ray Felix-NYK .494
9. George Yardley*-FTW .492
10. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .491
11. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .490
12. Tom Marshall-ROC .489
13. Jack Coleman-ROC .488
14. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .487
15. Bob Cousy*-BOS .480
16. Bob Pettit*-MLH .480
17. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .479
18. Jim Baechtold-NYK .479
19. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .478
20. Paul Arizin*-PHW .478
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Larry Foust-FTW .487
2. Jack Coleman-ROC .462
3. Tom Marshall-ROC .442
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW .440
5. Ray Felix-NYK .438
6. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .435
7. Bill Sharman*-BOS .427
8. Ed Macauley*-BOS .424
9. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .422
10. Red Kerr-SYR .419
11. George Yardley*-FTW .418
12. Bob Davies*-ROC .415
13. Chuck Share-MLH .407
14. Bob Pettit*-MLH .407
15. Jim Baechtold-NYK .403
16. Paul Arizin*-PHW .399
17. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .399
18. Bob Cousy*-BOS .397
19. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC .395
20. Whitey Skoog-MNL .395
Offensive Win Shares
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 11.5
2. Larry Foust-FTW 10.3
3. Ed Macauley*-BOS 7.5
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 7.4
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 6.7
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 6.4
7. Bob Cousy*-BOS 6.3
8. Bob Pettit*-MLH 6.1
9. Paul Arizin*-PHW 5.8
10. Chuck Share-MLH 5.3
11. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 5.1
12. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 4.9
13. George Yardley*-FTW 4.9
14. Ray Felix-NYK 4.8
15. Jack Coleman-ROC 4.3
16. Dick Schnittker-MNL 4.2
17. Jim Baechtold-NYK 4.1
18. Bobby Wanzer*-ROC 4.0
19. Bob Davies*-ROC 4.0
20. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 3.1
Defensive Win Shares
1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 5.7
2. Bob Pettit*-MLH 4.6
3. Paul Seymour-SYR 4.5
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW 3.9
5. Earl Lloyd-SYR 3.9
6. Red Rocha-SYR 3.8
7. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 3.6
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 3.6
9. Mel Hutchins-FTW 3.5
10. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 3.3
11. Slater Martin*-MNL 3.2
12. George King-SYR 3.2
13. Larry Foust-FTW 3.0
14. Red Kerr-SYR 3.0
15. Paul Arizin*-PHW 2.9
16. Andy Phillip*-FTW 2.9
17. Chuck Share-MLH 2.9
18. George Yardley*-FTW 2.7
19. Joe Graboski-PHW 2.7
20. Jim Pollard*-MNL 2.6
Win Shares
1. Neil Johnston*-PHW 15.4
2. Larry Foust-FTW 13.3
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 12.0
4. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 10.9
5. Bob Pettit*-MLH 10.7
6. Ed Macauley*-BOS 8.9
7. Paul Arizin*-PHW 8.7
8. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 8.5
9. Harry Gallatin*-NYK 8.3
10. Chuck Share-MLH 8.1
11. Bob Cousy*-BOS 7.8
12. Bill Sharman*-BOS 7.7
13. George Yardley*-FTW 7.6
14. Ray Felix-NYK 7.2
15. Paul Seymour-SYR 6.7
16. Jack Coleman-ROC 6.2
17. Slater Martin*-MNL 6.2
18. Dick Schnittker-MNL 6.2
19. Jim Baechtold-NYK 6.0
20. Andy Phillip*-FTW 5.5
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Larry Foust-FTW .282
2. Neil Johnston*-PHW .253
3. Chuck Share-MLH .232
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .229
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .205
6. Bob Pettit*-MLH .194
7. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL .173
8. Ray Felix-NYK .172
9. George Yardley*-FTW .170
10. Dick Schnittker-MNL .166
11. Ed Macauley*-BOS .157
12. Harry Gallatin*-NYK .157
13. Red Kerr-SYR .157
14. Bill Sharman*-BOS .150
15. Paul Arizin*-PHW .141
16. Bob Cousy*-BOS .137
17. Bob Davies*-ROC .132
18. Frankie Brian-FTW .127
19. Tom Marshall-ROC .125
20. Jack Coleman-ROC .121