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Don Boven

Donald E. Boven

Position: Small Forward and Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: March 6, 1925 in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Died: March 10, 2011
High School: Kalamazoo Central in Kalamazoo, Michigan
College: Western Michigan University
Draft: Indianapolis Olympians, 6th round, 1949 BAA Draft
NBA Debut: November 2, 1949

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 24 WAT NBA 62 208 558 .373 208 558 .373 .373 240 349 .688 137 255 656
1950-51 25 Did Not Play (other pro league—NPBL)
1951-52 26 MLH NBA SG 66 1982 200 668 .299 200 668 .299 .299 256 350 .731 336 177 271 656
1952-53 27 TOT NBA SF 67 1373 153 427 .358 153 427 .358 .358 145 209 .694 217 79 227 451
1952-53 27 MLH NBA 27 667 87 219 .397 87 219 .397 .397 67 107 .626 98 35 102 241
1952-53 27 BLB NBA 23 329 30 97 .309 30 97 .309 .309 46 59 .780 61 23 68 106
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 17 377 36 111 .324 36 111 .324 .324 32 43 .744 58 21 57 104
Career NBA 195 3355 561 1653 .339 561 1653 .339 .339 641 908 .706 553 393 753 1763
2 seasons MLH NBA 93 2649 287 887 .324 287 887 .324 .324 323 457 .707 434 212 373 897
1 season WAT NBA 62 208 558 .373 208 558 .373 .373 240 349 .688 137 255 656
1 season BLB NBA 23 329 30 97 .309 30 97 .309 .309 46 59 .780 61 23 68 106
1 season FTW NBA 17 377 36 111 .324 36 111 .324 .324 32 43 .744 58 21 57 104

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 24 WAT NBA 62 3.4 9.0 .373 3.4 9.0 .373 3.9 5.6 .688 2.2 4.1 10.6
1951-52 26 MLH NBA SG 66 30.0 3.0 10.1 .299 3.0 10.1 .299 3.9 5.3 .731 5.1 2.7 4.1 9.9
1952-53 27 TOT NBA SF 67 20.5 2.3 6.4 .358 2.3 6.4 .358 2.2 3.1 .694 3.2 1.2 3.4 6.7
1952-53 27 MLH NBA 27 24.7 3.2 8.1 .397 3.2 8.1 .397 2.5 4.0 .626 3.6 1.3 3.8 8.9
1952-53 27 BLB NBA 23 14.3 1.3 4.2 .309 1.3 4.2 .309 2.0 2.6 .780 2.7 1.0 3.0 4.6
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 17 22.2 2.1 6.5 .324 2.1 6.5 .324 1.9 2.5 .744 3.4 1.2 3.4 6.1
Career NBA 195 25.2 2.9 8.5 .339 2.9 8.5 .339 3.3 4.7 .706 4.2 2.0 3.9 9.0
2 seasons MLH NBA 93 28.5 3.1 9.5 .324 3.1 9.5 .324 3.5 4.9 .707 4.7 2.3 4.0 9.6
1 season WAT NBA 62 3.4 9.0 .373 3.4 9.0 .373 3.9 5.6 .688 2.2 4.1 10.6
1 season BLB NBA 23 14.3 1.3 4.2 .309 1.3 4.2 .309 2.0 2.6 .780 2.7 1.0 3.0 4.6
1 season FTW NBA 17 22.2 2.1 6.5 .324 2.1 6.5 .324 1.9 2.5 .744 3.4 1.2 3.4 6.1

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1949-50 24 WAT NBA 62 .373 .373 .688
1951-52 26 MLH NBA SG 66 1982 3.6 12.1 .299 3.6 12.1 .299 4.6 6.4 .731 6.1 3.2 4.9 11.9
1952-53 27 TOT NBA SF 67 1373 4.0 11.2 .358 4.0 11.2 .358 3.8 5.5 .694 5.7 2.1 6.0 11.8
1952-53 27 MLH NBA 27 667 4.7 11.8 .397 4.7 11.8 .397 3.6 5.8 .626 5.3 1.9 5.5 13.0
1952-53 27 BLB NBA 23 329 3.3 10.6 .309 3.3 10.6 .309 5.0 6.5 .780 6.7 2.5 7.4 11.6
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 17 377 3.4 10.6 .324 3.4 10.6 .324 3.1 4.1 .744 5.5 2.0 5.4 9.9
Career NBA 195 3355 3.8 11.7 .339 6.0 17.7 .339 4.3 6.0 .706 5.9 2.7 5.3 11.9
2 seasons MLH NBA 93 2649 3.9 12.1 .324 3.9 12.1 .324 4.4 6.2 .707 5.9 2.9 5.1 12.2
1 season WAT NBA 62 .373 .373 .688
1 season BLB NBA 23 329 3.3 10.6 .309 3.3 10.6 .309 5.0 6.5 .780 6.7 2.5 7.4 11.6
1 season FTW NBA 17 377 3.4 10.6 .324 3.4 10.6 .324 3.1 4.1 .744 5.5 2.0 5.4 9.9

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1949-50 24 WAT NBA 62 .461 .625 4.4 -0.7 3.8
1951-52 26 MLH NBA SG 66 1982 12.4 .399 .524 -0.2 1.7 1.5 .036
1952-53 27 TOT NBA SF 67 1373 11.3 .435 .489 0.9 1.3 2.2 .075
1952-53 27 MLH NBA 27 667 13.2 .453 .489 0.8 0.8 1.7 .119
1952-53 27 BLB NBA 23 329 10.6 .431 .608 0.2 0.1 0.3 .039
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 17 377 8.7 .400 .387 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .029
Career NBA 195 3355 12.0 .429 .549 5.2 2.2 7.4 .052
2 seasons MLH NBA 93 2649 12.6 .412 .515 0.7 2.5 3.1 .057
1 season WAT NBA 62 .461 .625 4.4 -0.7 3.8
1 season BLB NBA 23 329 10.6 .431 .608 0.2 0.1 0.3 .039
1 season FTW NBA 17 377 8.7 .400 .387 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .029

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 8 111 7 28 .250 7 28 .250 .250 9 16 .563 16 2 22 23
Career NBA 8 111 7 28 .250 7 28 .250 .250 9 16 .563 16 2 22 23
1 season FTW NBA 8 111 7 28 .250 7 28 .250 .250 9 16 .563 16 2 22 23

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 8 13.9 0.9 3.5 .250 0.9 3.5 .250 1.1 2.0 .563 2.0 0.3 2.8 2.9
Career NBA 8 13.9 0.9 3.5 .250 0.9 3.5 .250 1.1 2.0 .563 2.0 0.3 2.8 2.9
1 season FTW NBA 8 13.9 0.9 3.5 .250 0.9 3.5 .250 1.1 2.0 .563 2.0 0.3 2.8 2.9

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 8 111 2.3 9.1 .250 2.3 9.1 .250 2.9 5.2 .563 5.2 0.6 7.1 7.5
Career NBA 8 111 2.3 9.1 .250 2.3 9.1 .250 2.9 5.2 .563 5.2 0.6 7.1 7.5
1 season FTW NBA 8 111 2.3 9.1 .250 2.3 9.1 .250 2.9 5.2 .563 5.2 0.6 7.1 7.5

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1952-53 27 FTW NBA SF 8 111 2.0 .328 .571 4.6 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.104
Career NBA 8 111 2.0 .328 .571 4.6 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.104
1 season FTW NBA 8 111 2.0 .328 .571 4.6 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.104

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Don Boven 3.8 2.2 1.5
Mike Sweetney 98.0 3.8 2.1 1.4
Marreese Speights 96.2 3.8 2.1 1.7
Gus Johnson 94.8 3.5 2.2 1.6
Andrea Bargnani 94.3 3.9 1.9 1.4
Darren Daye 94.1 3.8 2.4 1.3
Glen Davis 92.4 3.7 2.5 1.6
Willie Long 92.4 3.5 2.1 1.2
Josh Boone 92.0 3.7 1.8 1.7
Patrick Patterson 90.8 4.1 2.4 1.6
Dave Budd 90.7 4.1 2.3 1.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Don Boven 3.8 2.2 1.5
Mike Sweetney 93.4 3.8 2.1 1.4 0.4
Willie Long 92.4 3.5 2.1 1.2
Zeke Zawoluk 90.5 3.9 2.5 1.7
Greg Kelser 84.3 3.9 2.5 1.4 0.8 0.1 0.0
Tobias Harris 83.7 4.1 2.4 0.9
Bostjan Nachbar 82.8 4.1 2.2 1.7 0.8 0.1 -0.1
Walter Berry 82.4 3.4 2.4 2.3
Tony Jaros 82.1 4.4 2.2 1.3 0.6
Derrick Williams 80.8 3.0 2.6 1.8
Darrell Arthur 80.8 3.8 1.7 1.7 0.7 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)

Personal Fouls
1951-52 NBA 271 (3)

Transactions

March 21, 1949: Drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 6th round (61st pick) of the 1949 BAA Draft.

January 2, 1953: Traded by the Milwaukee Hawks with Pete Darcey and George McLeod to the Baltimore Bullets for Stan Miasek and Dave Minor.

February 16, 1953: Traded by the Baltimore Bullets with Fred Scolari to the Fort Wayne Pistons for Jack Kerris and Ralph O'Brien.

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