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1946-47 NBL Season Summary

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League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G
Eastern Division           
Rochester Royals* 31 13 .705 62.9 56.5
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 25 19 .568 6.0 58.3 55.6
Toledo Jeeps* 21 23 .477 10.0 57.7 56.8
Syracuse Nationals* 21 23 .477 10.0 55.8 55.5
Tri-Cities Blackhawks (1) 19 25 .432 12.0 49.1 51.8
Youngstown Bears 12 32 .273 19.0 53.5 60.1
Western Division           
Oshkosh All-Stars* 28 16 .636 58.0 55.3
Indianapolis Kautskys* 27 17 .614 1.0 56.9 53.1
Chicago American Gears* 26 18 .591 2.0 58.4 54.3
Sheboygan Redskins* 26 18 .591 2.0 54.5 53.2
Anderson Duffey Packers 24 20 .545 4.0 59.7 58.4
Detroit Gems 4 40 .091 24.0 48.6 63.0

(1) Started the season as the Buffalo Bisons before moving to Moline, IL.

Playoffs

Team & Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Record Team Opponent
Rk Team G W L W/L% FG FT FTA PTS PPG FG FT FTA PTS PPG
1 Rochester Royals* 44 31 13 .705 1048 672 1004 2768 62.9 2485 56.5
2 Oshkosh All-Stars* 44 28 16 .636 950 654 952 2554 58.0 2433 55.3
3 Indianapolis Kautskys* 44 27 17 .614 980 543 842 2503 56.9 2337 53.1
4 Chicago American Gears* 44 26 18 .591 987 595 886 2569 58.4 2389 54.3
5 Sheboygan Redskins* 44 26 18 .591 890 620 928 2400 54.5 2339 53.2
6 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons* 44 25 19 .568 950 666 1008 2566 58.3 2447 55.6
7 Anderson Duffey Packers 44 24 20 .545 969 690 1041 2628 59.7 2571 58.4
8 Syracuse Nationals* 44 21 23 .477 930 597 922 2457 55.8 2442 55.5
9 Toledo Jeeps* 44 21 23 .477 970 600 929 2540 57.7 2499 56.8
10 Tri-Cities Blackhawks 44 19 25 .432 819 522 846 2160 49.1 2279 51.8
11 Youngstown Bears 44 12 32 .273 925 505 819 2355 53.5 2644 60.1
12 Detroit Gems 44 4 40 .091 825 488 836 2138 48.6 2773 63.0
League Average 44 22 22 .500 937 596 918 2470 56.1 2470 56.1

League Leaders

Games

1. Edmund Lewinski-TOT 45
2. Al Cervi-RCR 44
  Dale Hamilton-TLJ 44
  Dick Triptow-CAG 44
  Bob Kinney-FWZ 44
  Bob Tough-FWZ 44
  Hal Tidrick-TLJ 44
  Leo Klier-INK 44
  Leroy Edwards-OAS 44
  Herm Schaefer-INK 44
  Bob Carpenter-OAS 44
  Clint Wager-OAS 44
  Edward Riska-OAS 44
  Don Otten-TCB 44
  Arnie Risen-INK 44
  Bill Closs-INK 44
  Robert Calihan-CAG 44
  Robert Holm-SHR 44
  Chick Reiser-FWZ 44
  Jerry Rizzo-SYN 44
  Red Holzman-RCR 44
  Freddie Lewis-SHR 44
  Edward Dancker-SHR 44
  Luther Harris-SHR 44
  Paul Herman-YNB 44
  Charley Shipp-TOT 44
  Curly Armstrong-FWZ 44
  Ernest Andres-INK 44
  George Glamack-RCR 44
  Jule Rivlin-TLJ 44
  Ed Stanczak-ADP 44

Field Goals

1. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 232
2. Freddie Lewis-SHR 230
3. Al Cervi-RCR 228
4. Red Holzman-RCR 227
5. Arnie Risen-INK 204
6. Don Otten-TCB 200
7. Bob Carpenter-OAS 199
8. Robert Calihan-CAG 196
9. Gene Englund-OAS 187
10. Chips Sobek-TLJ 186
11. Robert McDermott-TOT 182
12. Milton Ticco-YNB 180
13. Luther Harris-SHR 170
14. Bob Davies-RCR 166
15. Leo Klier-INK 162
16. Edward Dancker-SHR 160
17. Bruce Hale-CAG 156
18. Jerry Rizzo-SYN 155
  Howie Schultz-ADP 155
20. Chick Reiser-FWZ 153
  Mike Novak-TOT 153
22. Robert Gerber-TLJ 151
23. Bernard Mehen-TOT 150
24. Herm Schaefer-INK 147
  George Mikan-CAG 147

Free Throws

1. Chips Sobek-TLJ 179
2. Al Cervi-RCR 176
3. Arnie Risen-INK 174
4. Don Otten-TCB 169
  Jerry Rizzo-SYN 169
6. Howie Schultz-ADP 147
7. Leroy Edwards-OAS 144
8. Curly Armstrong-FWZ 134
9. Edward Dancker-SHR 131
10. Bob Davies-RCR 130
11. Luther Harris-SHR 127
12. Freddie Lewis-SHR 125
  Jake Pelkington-FWZ 125
14. George Mikan-CAG 119
15. Ed Stanczak-ADP 118
16. Bruce Hale-CAG 116
17. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 115
  Bob Carpenter-OAS 115
19. Gene Englund-OAS 105
20. Chick Reiser-FWZ 104
  Rollie Seltz-ADP 104
22. Charles Joachim-YNB 102
23. Robert McDermott-TOT 99
24. Leo Klier-INK 93
25. Robert Calihan-CAG 92

Points

1. Al Cervi-RCR 632
2. Freddie Lewis-SHR 585
3. Arnie Risen-INK 582
4. Hal Tidrick-TLJ 579
5. Don Otten-TCB 569
6. Chips Sobek-TLJ 551
7. Red Holzman-RCR 528
8. Bob Carpenter-OAS 513
9. Robert Calihan-CAG 484
10. Jerry Rizzo-SYN 479
  Gene Englund-OAS 479
12. Luther Harris-SHR 467
13. Robert McDermott-TOT 463
14. Bob Davies-RCR 462
15. Howie Schultz-ADP 457
16. Edward Dancker-SHR 451
17. Bruce Hale-CAG 428
18. Leo Klier-INK 417
19. Leroy Edwards-OAS 414
20. George Mikan-CAG 413
21. Chick Reiser-FWZ 410
22. Milton Ticco-YNB 406
23. Ed Stanczak-ADP 402
24. Curly Armstrong-FWZ 388
25. Jake Pelkington-FWZ 383

League Awards

Most Valuable Player: Bob Davies
Rookie of the Year: Freddie Lewis

All-NBL Teams

1st Team
Al Cervi
Bob Davies
Freddie Lewis
Robert McDermott
George Mikan
2nd Team
Robert Calihan
Bob Carpenter
Red Holzman
Arnie Risen
Hal Tidrick