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Vern Hatton

Walter Vernon Hatton

Position: Shooting Guard and Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: January 13, 1936 in Owingsville, Kentucky
High School: Lafayette in Lexington, Kentucky
College: University of Kentucky
Draft: Cincinnati Royals, 2nd round (2nd pick, 9th overall), 1958 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 22, 1958

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
1958-59 23 TOT NBA PG 64 1109 149 418 .356 149 418 .356 77 105 .733 178 70 111 375
1958-59 23 CIN NBA 22 657 66 207 .319 66 207 .319 34 51 .667 81 30 55 166
1958-59 23 PHW NBA PG 42 452 83 211 .393 83 211 .393 43 54 .796 97 40 56 209
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 67 1049 127 356 .357 127 356 .357 53 87 .609 159 82 61 307
1960-61 25 PHW NBA SG 54 610 97 304 .319 97 304 .319 46 56 .821 92 59 59 240
1961-62 26 TOT NBA 40 898 112 331 .338 112 331 .338 98 125 .784 102 99 63 322
1961-62 26 CHP NBA 15
1961-62 26 STL NBA 25
Career NBA 225 3666 485 1409 .344 485 1409 .344 274 373 .735 531 310 294 1244
3 seasons PHW NBA 163 2111 307 871 .352 307 871 .352 142 197 .721 348 181 176 756
1 season CIN NBA 22 657 66 207 .319 66 207 .319 34 51 .667 81 30 55 166

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
1958-59 23 TOT NBA PG 64 17.3 2.3 6.5 .356 2.3 6.5 .356 1.2 1.6 .733 2.8 1.1 1.7 5.9
1958-59 23 CIN NBA 22 29.9 3.0 9.4 .319 3.0 9.4 .319 1.5 2.3 .667 3.7 1.4 2.5 7.5
1958-59 23 PHW NBA PG 42 10.8 2.0 5.0 .393 2.0 5.0 .393 1.0 1.3 .796 2.3 1.0 1.3 5.0
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 67 15.7 1.9 5.3 .357 1.9 5.3 .357 0.8 1.3 .609 2.4 1.2 0.9 4.6
1960-61 25 PHW NBA SG 54 11.3 1.8 5.6 .319 1.8 5.6 .319 0.9 1.0 .821 1.7 1.1 1.1 4.4
1961-62 26 TOT NBA 40 22.5 2.8 8.3 .338 2.8 8.3 .338 2.5 3.1 .784 2.6 2.5 1.6 8.1
1961-62 26 CHP NBA 15
1961-62 26 STL NBA 25
Career NBA 225 16.3 2.2 6.3 .344 2.2 6.3 .344 1.2 1.7 .735 2.4 1.4 1.3 5.5
3 seasons PHW NBA 163 13.0 1.9 5.3 .352 1.9 5.3 .352 0.9 1.2 .721 2.1 1.1 1.1 4.6
1 season CIN NBA 22 29.9 3.0 9.4 .319 3.0 9.4 .319 1.5 2.3 .667 3.7 1.4 2.5 7.5

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
1958-59 23 TOT NBA PG 64 1109 4.8 13.6 .356 4.8 13.6 .356 2.5 3.4 .733 5.8 2.3 3.6 12.2
1958-59 23 CIN NBA 22 657 3.6 11.3 .319 3.6 11.3 .319 1.9 2.8 .667 4.4 1.6 3.0 9.1
1958-59 23 PHW NBA PG 42 452 6.6 16.8 .393 6.6 16.8 .393 3.4 4.3 .796 7.7 3.2 4.5 16.6
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 67 1049 4.4 12.2 .357 4.4 12.2 .357 1.8 3.0 .609 5.5 2.8 2.1 10.5
1960-61 25 PHW NBA SG 54 610 5.7 17.9 .319 5.7 17.9 .319 2.7 3.3 .821 5.4 3.5 3.5 14.2
1961-62 26 TOT NBA 40 898 4.5 13.3 .338 4.5 13.3 .338 3.9 5.0 .784 4.1 4.0 2.5 12.9
1961-62 26 CHP NBA 15
1961-62 26 STL NBA 25
Career NBA 225 3666 4.8 13.8 .344 4.8 13.8 .344 2.7 3.7 .735 5.2 3.0 2.9 12.2
3 seasons PHW NBA 163 2111 5.2 14.9 .352 5.2 14.9 .352 2.4 3.4 .721 5.9 3.1 3.0 12.9
1 season CIN NBA 22 657 3.6 11.3 .319 3.6 11.3 .319 1.9 2.8 .667 4.4 1.6 3.0 9.1

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
1958-59 23 TOT NBA PG 64 1109 9.0 .404 .356 .251 -0.5 0.7 0.3 .011
1958-59 23 CIN NBA 22 657 5.2 .362 .319 .246 -0.8 0.2 -0.6 -0.046
1958-59 23 PHW NBA PG 42 452 14.5 .445 .393 .256 0.3 0.6 0.9 .095
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 67 1049 7.7 .389 .357 .244 -0.7 1.3 0.5 .025
1960-61 25 PHW NBA SG 54 610 7.6 .365 .319 .184 -1.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.043
1961-62 26 TOT NBA 40 898 .417 .338 .378
1961-62 26 CHP NBA 15
1961-62 26 STL NBA 25
Career NBA 225 3666 8.2 .395 .344 .265 -2.3 2.6 0.3 .003
3 seasons PHW NBA 163 2111 9.1 .395 .352 .226 -1.5 2.4 0.9 .020
1 season CIN NBA 22 657 5.2 .362 .319 .246 -0.8 0.2 -0.6 -0.046

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
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 6 17 4 13 .308 4 13 .308 1 3 .333 3 1 3 9
Career NBA 6 17 4 13 .308 4 13 .308 1 3 .333 3 1 3 9
1 season PHW NBA 6 17 4 13 .308 4 13 .308 1 3 .333 3 1 3 9

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
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 6 2.8 0.7 2.2 .308 0.7 2.2 .308 0.2 0.5 .333 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.5
Career NBA 6 2.8 0.7 2.2 .308 0.7 2.2 .308 0.2 0.5 .333 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.5
1 season PHW NBA 6 2.8 0.7 2.2 .308 0.7 2.2 .308 0.2 0.5 .333 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.5

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
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 6 17 8.5 27.5 .308 8.5 27.5 .308 2.1 6.4 .333 6.4 2.1 6.4 19.1
Career NBA 6 17 8.5 27.5 .308 8.5 27.5 .308 2.1 6.4 .333 6.4 2.1 6.4 19.1
1 season PHW NBA 6 17 8.5 27.5 .308 8.5 27.5 .308 2.1 6.4 .333 6.4 2.1 6.4 19.1

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
1959-60 24 PHW NBA SG 6 17 3.9 .314 .308 .231 8.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.187
Career NBA 6 17 3.9 .314 .308 .231 8.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.187
1 season PHW NBA 6 17 3.9 .314 .308 .231 8.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.187

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Vern Hatton 0.5 0.3 -0.5
Jack Garfinkel -4.6 1.1 0.3 -0.5
Raymond Townsend -7.2 0.8 0.4 -0.2
Glenn Hansen -9.6 0.8 0.4 -0.1
Anthony Jones -13.3 0.5 0.3 0.0
Andre McCarter -15.7 0.8 0.3 0.0
James White -18.3 0.5 0.3 0.0
Greg Sutton -19.5 0.8 0.2 -0.1
Corey Gaines -26.9 0.6 0.3 0.2 -0.1
Darrin Hancock -27.5 0.5 0.4 0.2
Pete Myers -27.7 0.5 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Vern Hatton 0.5 0.3 -0.5
Jack Garfinkel -4.6 1.1 0.3 -0.5
Raymond Townsend -7.2 0.8 0.4 -0.2
Glenn Hansen -9.6 0.8 0.4 -0.1
Anthony Jones -13.3 0.5 0.3 0.0
Andre McCarter -15.7 0.8 0.3 0.0
James White -18.3 0.5 0.3 0.0
Greg Sutton -19.5 0.8 0.2 -0.1
Darrin Hancock -27.5 0.5 0.4 0.2
Willie Smith -28.2 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
Doug Lee -29.2 0.4 0.4 0.0

Transactions

April 22, 1958: Drafted by the Cincinnati Royals in the 2nd round (10th pick) of the 1958 NBA Draft.

December 16, 1958: Traded by the Cincinnati Royals to the Philadelphia Warriors for Phil Rollins.

May 31, 1961: Sold by the Philadelphia Warriors to the Chicago Packers.

November 29, 1961: Sold by the Chicago Packers to the Philadelphia Warriors.

November 30, 1961: Sold by the Philadelphia Warriors to the St. Louis Hawks.

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