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Frankie Brian

Frank Sands Brian (Flash)

Position: Shooting Guard and Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-1 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: May 1, 1923 in Zachary, Louisiana
High School: Zachary in Zachary, Louisiana
College: Louisiana State University
NBA Debut: November 3, 1949
NBL Career: 133 G, 1284 PTS, 9.7 PPG (Full Record)

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

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 26 AND NBA 64 368 1156 .318 368 1156 .318 402 488 .824 189 192 1138
1950-51 ★ 27 TRI NBA 68 363 1127 .322 363 1127 .322 418 508 .823 244 266 215 1144
1951-52 ★ 28 FTW NBA SG 66 2672 342 972 .352 342 972 .352 367 433 .848 232 233 220 1051
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 68 1910 245 699 .351 245 699 .351 236 297 .795 133 142 205 726
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 64 973 132 352 .375 132 352 .375 137 182 .753 79 92 100 401
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 71 1381 237 623 .380 237 623 .380 217 255 .851 127 142 133 691
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 37 680 78 263 .297 78 263 .297 72 88 .818 88 74 62 228
Career NBA 438 7616 1765 5192 .340 1765 5192 .340 1849 2251 .821 903 1138 1127 5379
5 seasons FTW NBA 306 7616 1034 2909 .355 1034 2909 .355 1029 1255 .820 659 683 720 3097
1 season TRI NBA 68 363 1127 .322 363 1127 .322 418 508 .823 244 266 215 1144
1 season AND NBA 64 368 1156 .318 368 1156 .318 402 488 .824 189 192 1138

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 26 AND NBA 64 5.8 18.1 .318 5.8 18.1 .318 6.3 7.6 .824 3.0 3.0 17.8
1950-51 ★ 27 TRI NBA 68 5.3 16.6 .322 5.3 16.6 .322 6.1 7.5 .823 3.6 3.9 3.2 16.8
1951-52 ★ 28 FTW NBA SG 66 40.5 5.2 14.7 .352 5.2 14.7 .352 5.6 6.6 .848 3.5 3.5 3.3 15.9
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 68 28.1 3.6 10.3 .351 3.6 10.3 .351 3.5 4.4 .795 2.0 2.1 3.0 10.7
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 64 15.2 2.1 5.5 .375 2.1 5.5 .375 2.1 2.8 .753 1.2 1.4 1.6 6.3
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 71 19.5 3.3 8.8 .380 3.3 8.8 .380 3.1 3.6 .851 1.8 2.0 1.9 9.7
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 37 18.4 2.1 7.1 .297 2.1 7.1 .297 1.9 2.4 .818 2.4 2.0 1.7 6.2
Career NBA 438 24.9 4.0 11.9 .340 4.0 11.9 .340 4.2 5.1 .821 2.4 2.6 2.6 12.3
5 seasons FTW NBA 306 24.9 3.4 9.5 .355 3.4 9.5 .355 3.4 4.1 .820 2.2 2.2 2.4 10.1
1 season TRI NBA 68 5.3 16.6 .322 5.3 16.6 .322 6.1 7.5 .823 3.6 3.9 3.2 16.8
1 season AND NBA 64 5.8 18.1 .318 5.8 18.1 .318 6.3 7.6 .824 3.0 3.0 17.8

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 26 AND NBA 64 .318 .318 .824
1950-51 ★ 27 TRI NBA 68 .322 .322 .823
1951-52 ★ 28 FTW NBA SG 66 2672 4.6 13.1 .352 4.6 13.1 .352 4.9 5.8 .848 3.1 3.1 3.0 14.2
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 68 1910 4.6 13.2 .351 4.6 13.2 .351 4.4 5.6 .795 2.5 2.7 3.9 13.7
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 64 973 4.9 13.0 .375 4.9 13.0 .375 5.1 6.7 .753 2.9 3.4 3.7 14.8
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 71 1381 6.2 16.2 .380 6.2 16.2 .380 5.7 6.6 .851 3.3 3.7 3.5 18.0
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 37 680 4.1 13.9 .297 4.1 13.9 .297 3.8 4.7 .818 4.7 3.9 3.3 12.1
Career NBA 438 7616 4.9 13.8 .340 8.3 24.5 .340 4.9 5.9 .821 3.1 3.2 3.4 14.6
5 seasons FTW NBA 306 7616 4.9 13.8 .355 4.9 13.8 .355 4.9 5.9 .820 3.1 3.2 3.4 14.6
1 season TRI NBA 68 .322 .322 .823
1 season AND NBA 64 .318 .318 .824

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1949-50 26 AND NBA 64 .415 .318 .422 3.6 5.6 9.2
1950-51 ★ 27 TRI NBA 68 .424 .322 .451 2.9 2.7 5.6
1951-52 ★ 28 FTW NBA SG 66 2672 14.8 .452 .352 .445 4.3 1.8 6.1 .110
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 68 1910 12.2 .438 .351 .425 1.6 1.4 3.0 .076
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 64 973 15.6 .464 .375 .517 2.0 0.8 2.7 .135
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 71 1381 15.7 .470 .380 .409 2.5 1.2 3.6 .127
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 37 680 9.4 .378 .297 .335 -0.8 0.6 -0.2 -0.016
Career NBA 438 7616 13.9 .435 .340 .434 16.1 14.0 30.1 .096
5 seasons FTW NBA 306 7616 13.9 .447 .355 .431 9.6 5.7 15.3 .096
1 season TRI NBA 68 .424 .322 .451 2.9 2.7 5.6
1 season AND NBA 64 .415 .318 .422 3.6 5.6 9.2

Playoffs Totals

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 26 AND NBA 8 26 96 .271 26 96 .271 43 48 .896 19 24 95
1951-52 28 FTW NBA SG 2 81 6 24 .250 6 24 .250 5 6 .833 6 9 10 17
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 8 146 13 42 .310 13 42 .310 19 25 .760 9 11 23 45
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 4 106 15 36 .417 15 36 .417 11 16 .688 12 10 7 41
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 11 269 48 120 .400 48 120 .400 31 38 .816 22 27 26 127
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 10 166 26 68 .382 26 68 .382 17 21 .810 12 17 15 69
Career NBA 43 768 134 386 .347 134 386 .347 126 154 .818 61 93 105 394
5 seasons FTW NBA 35 768 108 290 .372 108 290 .372 83 106 .783 61 74 81 299
1 season AND NBA 8 26 96 .271 26 96 .271 43 48 .896 19 24 95

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
1949-50 26 AND NBA 8 3.3 12.0 .271 3.3 12.0 .271 5.4 6.0 .896 2.4 3.0 11.9
1951-52 28 FTW NBA SG 2 40.5 3.0 12.0 .250 3.0 12.0 .250 2.5 3.0 .833 3.0 4.5 5.0 8.5
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 8 18.3 1.6 5.3 .310 1.6 5.3 .310 2.4 3.1 .760 1.1 1.4 2.9 5.6
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 4 26.5 3.8 9.0 .417 3.8 9.0 .417 2.8 4.0 .688 3.0 2.5 1.8 10.3
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 11 24.5 4.4 10.9 .400 4.4 10.9 .400 2.8 3.5 .816 2.0 2.5 2.4 11.5
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 10 16.6 2.6 6.8 .382 2.6 6.8 .382 1.7 2.1 .810 1.2 1.7 1.5 6.9
Career NBA 43 21.9 3.1 9.0 .347 3.1 9.0 .347 2.9 3.6 .818 1.7 2.2 2.4 9.2
5 seasons FTW NBA 35 21.9 3.1 8.3 .372 3.1 8.3 .372 2.4 3.0 .783 1.7 2.1 2.3 8.5
1 season AND NBA 8 3.3 12.0 .271 3.3 12.0 .271 5.4 6.0 .896 2.4 3.0 11.9

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
1949-50 26 AND NBA 8 .271 .271 .896
1951-52 28 FTW NBA SG 2 81 2.7 10.7 .250 2.7 10.7 .250 2.2 2.7 .833 2.7 4.0 4.4 7.6
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 8 146 3.2 10.4 .310 3.2 10.4 .310 4.7 6.2 .760 2.2 2.7 5.7 11.1
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 4 106 5.1 12.2 .417 5.1 12.2 .417 3.7 5.4 .688 4.1 3.4 2.4 13.9
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 11 269 6.4 16.1 .400 6.4 16.1 .400 4.1 5.1 .816 2.9 3.6 3.5 17.0
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 10 166 5.6 14.7 .382 5.6 14.7 .382 3.7 4.6 .810 2.6 3.7 3.3 15.0
Career NBA 43 768 5.1 13.6 .347 6.3 18.1 .347 3.9 5.0 .818 2.9 3.5 3.8 14.0
5 seasons FTW NBA 35 768 5.1 13.6 .372 5.1 13.6 .372 3.9 5.0 .783 2.9 3.5 3.8 14.0
1 season AND NBA 8 .271 .271 .896

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1949-50 26 AND NBA 8 .406 .271 .500 0.1 0.7 0.9
1951-52 28 FTW NBA SG 2 81 4.0 .319 .250 .250 19.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.109
1952-53 29 FTW NBA SG 8 146 9.7 .425 .310 .595 20.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 .019
1953-54 30 FTW NBA SG 4 106 17.1 .476 .417 .444 22.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .111
1954-55 31 FTW NBA SG 11 269 14.5 .464 .400 .317 20.9 0.3 0.2 0.5 .096
1955-56 32 FTW NBA PG 10 166 13.0 .447 .382 .309 19.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 .094
Career NBA 43 768 12.5 .434 .347 .399 20.6 0.6 1.3 1.8 .061
5 seasons FTW NBA 35 768 12.5 .444 .372 .366 20.6 0.4 0.6 1.0 .061
1 season AND NBA 8 .406 .271 .500 0.1 0.7 0.9

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1950-51 27 TRI NBA 1 5 14 .357 4 5 .800 6 3 2 14
1951-52 28 FTW NBA SG 1 0 25:00 4 10 .400 5 6 .833 7 4 2 13
Career NBA 2 0 25 9 24 .375 9 11 .818 13 7 4 27

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Frankie Brian 9.2 6.1 5.6 3.6 3.0 2.7 -0.2
Fred Scolari 91.5 8.5 5.6 5.4 4.5 3.1 2.7
Chuck Williams 90.0 10.0 6.1 4.7 3.8 3.2 3.0 0.6
George King 89.2 8.1 6.4 6.3 3.8 3.8 3.0
Flynn Robinson 89.1 9.3 6.7 4.9 3.6 3.3 2.2 1.3
Vinny Del Negro 87.2 8.3 6.8 5.7 3.5 3.1 2.5 2.2
Ron Harper 87.2 10.2 6.0 5.6 4.2 3.9 3.5 0.9
Mo Williams 86.5 9.8 6.7 4.5 3.2 2.5 2.2 0.2
Kendall Gill 85.3 8.8 6.7 4.7 4.6 3.2 2.9 1.8
Allan Houston 85.1 8.6 7.1 6.1 4.7 3.8 2.9 -1.2
Latrell Sprewell 84.5 8.1 8.0 5.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 0.4
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Frankie Brian 9.2 6.1 5.6 3.6 3.0 2.7 -0.2
George King 89.2 8.1 6.4 6.3 3.8 3.8 3.0
Chuck Williams 87.0 10.0 6.1 4.7 3.8 3.2 3.0 1.3 0.6
Fred Scolari 86.8 8.5 5.6 5.4 4.5 3.1 2.7 1.2 -0.7
Flynn Robinson 86.4 9.3 6.7 4.9 3.6 3.3 2.2 1.3 1.2
Monta Ellis 85.4 9.0 6.0 4.9 4.6 4.0 2.6 1.3 0.5 0.2
Warren Jabali 83.7 10.7 7.3 5.8 3.5 3.2 2.6 2.1
Johnny Moore 83.2 7.2 6.6 5.8 3.8 3.2 2.1 1.2 0.3 -0.1
Ronnie Brewer 83.0 7.8 6.8 5.4 3.9 3.7 1.7 1.1 0.0
Micheal Ray Richardson 81.9 8.7 6.9 6.0 5.5 3.3 2.4 2.0 0.3
Andrew Toney 80.8 7.3 6.4 5.5 4.0 2.2 1.2 0.5 -0.2

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1942-43 19 LSU 15 77 56 210 14.0
1946-47 23 LSU 21 127 86 340 16.2
Career 36 204 142 550 15.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1951 NBA
1952 NBA

Games
1950-51 NBA 68 (3)
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)

Minutes Played
1951-52 NBA 2672 (4)

Field Goals
1949-50 NBA 368 (6)
1950-51 NBA 363 (9)

Field Goal Attempts
1949-50 NBA 1156 (3)
1950-51 NBA 1127 (4)
1951-52 NBA 972 (8)

Free Throws
1949-50 NBA 402 (3)
1950-51 NBA 418 (5)
1951-52 NBA 367 (6)

Free Throw Attempts
1949-50 NBA 488 (4)
1950-51 NBA 508 (6)
1951-52 NBA 433 (5)

Assists
1950-51 NBA 266 (7)

Points
1949-50 NBA 1138 (3)
1950-51 NBA 1144 (5)
1951-52 NBA 1051 (6)

Free Throw Pct
1949-50 NBA .824 (6)
1950-51 NBA .823 (8)
1951-52 NBA .848 (4)
1954-55 NBA .851 (2)

Minutes Per Game
1951-52 NBA 40.5 (5)

Points Per Game
1949-50 NBA 17.8 (3)
1950-51 NBA 16.8 (8)
1951-52 NBA 15.9 (6)

Assists Per Game
1950-51 NBA 3.9 (8)

Defensive Win Shares
1949-50 NBA 5.6 (2)

Win Shares
1949-50 NBA 9.2 (8)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.072 (187)

     

Transactions

April 25, 1950: Drafted by the Chicago Stags from the Anderson Packers in the dispersal draft.

May 21, 1950: Sold by the Chicago Stags to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.

May 31, 1951: Traded by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks to the Fort Wayne Pistons for Dick Mehen, Howie Schultz and cash.

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