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Neil Johnston

Donald Neil Johnston (Gabby)

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 210 lbs.
Born: February 4, 1929 in Chillicothe, Ohio
Died: September 28, 1978
High School: Chillicothe in Chillicothe, Ohio
College: Ohio State University
NBA Debut: November 3, 1951
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1990 (Full List)
As Coach: 2 Yrs, 95-59, .617 W-L% (Full Record)
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Dec 22, 2014 12:17 AM

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 64 993 141 299 .472 141 299 .472 .472 100 151 .662 342 39 154 382
1952-53 ★ 23 PHW NBA C 70 3166 504 1114 .452 504 1114 .452 .452 556 794 .700 976 197 248 1564
1953-54 ★ 24 PHW NBA C 72 3296 591 1317 .449 591 1317 .449 .449 577 772 .747 797 203 259 1759
1954-55 ★ 25 PHW NBA C 72 2917 521 1184 .440 521 1184 .440 .440 589 769 .766 1085 215 255 1631
1955-56 ★ 26 PHW NBA C 70 2594 499 1092 .457 499 1092 .457 .457 549 685 .801 872 225 251 1547
1956-57 ★ 27 PHW NBA C 69 2531 520 1163 .447 520 1163 .447 .447 535 648 .826 855 203 231 1575
1957-58 ★ 28 PHW NBA C 71 2408 473 1102 .429 473 1102 .429 .429 442 540 .819 790 166 233 1388
1958-59 29 PHW NBA C 28 393 54 164 .329 54 164 .329 .329 69 88 .784 139 21 50 177
Career NBA 516 18298 3303 7435 .444 3303 7435 .444 .444 3417 4447 .768 5856 1269 1681 10023

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 64 15.5 2.2 4.7 .472 2.2 4.7 .472 1.6 2.4 .662 5.3 0.6 2.4 6.0
1952-53 ★ 23 PHW NBA C 70 45.2 7.2 15.9 .452 7.2 15.9 .452 7.9 11.3 .700 13.9 2.8 3.5 22.3
1953-54 ★ 24 PHW NBA C 72 45.8 8.2 18.3 .449 8.2 18.3 .449 8.0 10.7 .747 11.1 2.8 3.6 24.4
1954-55 ★ 25 PHW NBA C 72 40.5 7.2 16.4 .440 7.2 16.4 .440 8.2 10.7 .766 15.1 3.0 3.5 22.7
1955-56 ★ 26 PHW NBA C 70 37.1 7.1 15.6 .457 7.1 15.6 .457 7.8 9.8 .801 12.5 3.2 3.6 22.1
1956-57 ★ 27 PHW NBA C 69 36.7 7.5 16.9 .447 7.5 16.9 .447 7.8 9.4 .826 12.4 2.9 3.3 22.8
1957-58 ★ 28 PHW NBA C 71 33.9 6.7 15.5 .429 6.7 15.5 .429 6.2 7.6 .819 11.1 2.3 3.3 19.5
1958-59 29 PHW NBA C 28 14.0 1.9 5.9 .329 1.9 5.9 .329 2.5 3.1 .784 5.0 0.8 1.8 6.3
Career NBA 516 35.5 6.4 14.4 .444 6.4 14.4 .444 6.6 8.6 .768 11.3 2.5 3.3 19.4

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 64 993 5.1 10.8 .472 5.1 10.8 .472 3.6 5.5 .662 12.4 1.4 5.6 13.8
1952-53 ★ 23 PHW NBA C 70 3166 5.7 12.7 .452 5.7 12.7 .452 6.3 9.0 .700 11.1 2.2 2.8 17.8
1953-54 ★ 24 PHW NBA C 72 3296 6.5 14.4 .449 6.5 14.4 .449 6.3 8.4 .747 8.7 2.2 2.8 19.2
1954-55 ★ 25 PHW NBA C 72 2917 6.4 14.6 .440 6.4 14.6 .440 7.3 9.5 .766 13.4 2.7 3.1 20.1
1955-56 ★ 26 PHW NBA C 70 2594 6.9 15.2 .457 6.9 15.2 .457 7.6 9.5 .801 12.1 3.1 3.5 21.5
1956-57 ★ 27 PHW NBA C 69 2531 7.4 16.5 .447 7.4 16.5 .447 7.6 9.2 .826 12.2 2.9 3.3 22.4
1957-58 ★ 28 PHW NBA C 71 2408 7.1 16.5 .429 7.1 16.5 .429 6.6 8.1 .819 11.8 2.5 3.5 20.8
1958-59 29 PHW NBA C 28 393 4.9 15.0 .329 4.9 15.0 .329 6.3 8.1 .784 12.7 1.9 4.6 16.2
Career NBA 516 18298 6.5 14.6 .444 6.5 14.6 .444 6.7 8.7 .768 11.5 2.5 3.3 19.7

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 64 993 18.8 .523 .505 2.9 0.5 3.4 .163
1952-53 ★ 23 PHW NBA C 70 3166 25.9 .534 .713 13.0 2.3 15.3 .232
1953-54 ★ 24 PHW NBA C 72 3296 25.6 .531 .586 15.4 3.0 18.3 .267
1954-55 ★ 25 PHW NBA C 72 2917 25.4 .536 .649 11.5 3.9 15.4 .253
1955-56 ★ 26 PHW NBA C 70 2594 25.1 .555 .627 11.2 2.7 13.9 .258
1956-57 ★ 27 PHW NBA C 69 2531 26.6 .544 .557 11.6 2.1 13.7 .259
1957-58 ★ 28 PHW NBA C 71 2408 22.5 .518 .490 8.2 3.1 11.3 .224
1958-59 29 PHW NBA C 28 393 15.6 .437 .537 0.2 0.6 0.7 .091
Career NBA 516 18298 24.7 .534 .598 73.9 18.1 92.0 .241

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 3 32 5 10 .500 5 10 .500 .500 6 8 .750 10 1 8 16
1955-56 ❍ 26 PHW NBA C 10 397 69 169 .408 69 169 .408 .408 65 92 .707 143 51 41 203
1956-57 27 PHW NBA C 2 84 17 53 .321 17 53 .321 .321 4 6 .667 35 9 9 38
1957-58 28 PHW NBA C 8 189 30 78 .385 30 78 .385 .385 27 33 .818 69 14 18 87
Career NBA 23 702 121 310 .390 121 310 .390 .390 102 139 .734 257 75 76 344

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 3 10.7 1.7 3.3 .500 1.7 3.3 .500 2.0 2.7 .750 3.3 0.3 2.7 5.3
1955-56 ❍ 26 PHW NBA C 10 39.7 6.9 16.9 .408 6.9 16.9 .408 6.5 9.2 .707 14.3 5.1 4.1 20.3
1956-57 27 PHW NBA C 2 42.0 8.5 26.5 .321 8.5 26.5 .321 2.0 3.0 .667 17.5 4.5 4.5 19.0
1957-58 28 PHW NBA C 8 23.6 3.8 9.8 .385 3.8 9.8 .385 3.4 4.1 .818 8.6 1.8 2.3 10.9
Career NBA 23 30.5 5.3 13.5 .390 5.3 13.5 .390 4.4 6.0 .734 11.2 3.3 3.3 15.0

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 3 32 5.6 11.3 .500 5.6 11.3 .500 6.8 9.0 .750 11.3 1.1 9.0 18.0
1955-56 ❍ 26 PHW NBA C 10 397 6.3 15.3 .408 6.3 15.3 .408 5.9 8.3 .707 13.0 4.6 3.7 18.4
1956-57 27 PHW NBA C 2 84 7.3 22.7 .321 7.3 22.7 .321 1.7 2.6 .667 15.0 3.9 3.9 16.3
1957-58 28 PHW NBA C 8 189 5.7 14.9 .385 5.7 14.9 .385 5.1 6.3 .818 13.1 2.7 3.4 16.6
Career NBA 23 702 6.2 15.9 .390 6.2 15.9 .390 5.2 7.1 .734 13.2 3.8 3.9 17.6

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
1951-52 22 PHW NBA C 3 32 21.2 .592 .800 7.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 .171
1955-56 ❍ 26 PHW NBA C 10 397 22.0 .485 .544 21.5 0.8 0.8 1.6 .191
1956-57 27 PHW NBA C 2 84 16.7 .341 .113 20.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.060
1957-58 28 PHW NBA C 8 189 20.8 .470 .423 12.6 0.4 0.3 0.7 .188
Career NBA 23 702 21.0 .463 .448 18.3 1.1 1.2 2.3 .159

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
1952-53 23 PHW NBA C 1 0 27:00 5 13 .385 1 2 .500 12 0 2 11
1953-54 24 PHW NBA C 1 0 20:00 2 9 .222 2 4 .500 7 2 1 6
1954-55 25 PHW NBA C 1 0 15:00 1 7 .143 1 1 1.000 6 1 0 3
1955-56 26 PHW NBA C 1 1 25:00 5 9 .556 7 11 .636 10 1 3 17
1956-57 27 PHW NBA C 1 0 23:00 8 12 .667 3 3 1.000 9 1 2 19
1957-58 28 PHW NBA C 1 0 22:00 6 13 .462 2 2 1.000 8 1 5 14
Career NBA 6 1 132 27 63 .429 16 23 .696 52 6 13 70

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Neil Johnston 18.3 15.4 15.3 13.9 13.7 11.3 3.4 0.7
Bill Russell 83.8 17.3 15.5 13.8 13.5 13.0 12.9 11.3 6.2
Bob McAdoo 80.9 17.8 15.3 12.3 10.9 9.6 5.8 3.8 2.0
Moses Malone 80.8 15.4 14.1 13.7 11.9 10.2 8.7 6.1 1.9
Ed Macauley 79.8 15.9 14.6 14.5 13.8 10.6 8.9 8.3 7.8
David Robinson 79.0 20.0 18.3 17.5 17.0 15.1 13.9 13.2 0.7
Shaquille O'Neal 78.2 18.6 16.9 14.0 10.4 10.2 9.0 8.0 6.9
George Mikan 78.0 23.4 21.1 20.9 14.6 14.4 12.7 1.6
Walt Bellamy 77.4 16.3 14.4 13.7 12.1 11.1 10.4 9.5 8.8
Artis Gilmore 76.7 19.8 18.5 16.2 15.1 12.7 12.7 12.2 11.5
Dan Issel 75.4 15.8 13.8 13.5 12.5 11.1 10.9 10.7 9.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Neil Johnston 18.3 15.4 15.3 13.9 13.7 11.3 3.4 0.7
George Mikan 78.0 23.4 21.1 20.9 14.6 14.4 12.7 1.6
Ed Macauley 75.6 15.9 14.6 14.5 13.8 10.6 8.9 8.3 7.8 6.3 -0.2
Bob McAdoo 73.6 17.8 15.3 12.3 10.9 9.6 5.8 3.8 3.5 2.9 2.7 2.0 1.5 0.7 0.2
Willis Reed 65.3 14.7 14.6 10.6 10.0 7.9 5.8 5.5 3.6 1.5 0.6
Zelmo Beaty 64.0 16.0 15.1 11.8 10.8 10.3 9.0 8.4 7.7 5.2 4.8 4.5 2.3
Dwight Howard 63.7 14.4 13.8 13.2 12.9 9.7 8.6 8.0 7.7 7.6 7.3
Walt Bellamy 59.9 16.3 14.4 13.7 12.1 11.1 10.4 10.3 9.5 8.8 7.1 6.2 5.4 4.9 0.1
Bill Russell 57.4 17.3 16.9 15.5 13.8 13.5 13.0 12.9 12.2 11.7 11.3 10.9 8.2 6.2
Yao Ming 57.1 11.4 10.7 10.6 8.7 8.6 8.3 7.4 0.3
Mel Daniels 56.3 11.4 10.3 9.2 9.2 8.6 8.6 5.4 2.2 0.0

College

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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
1946-47 17 OHIOST 7 5 3 8 13 .375 1.9
1947-48 18 OHIOST 20 67 219 46 87 180 .306 .529 9.0
Career 27 72 219 49 95 193 .329 .516 7.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

MVP Award Shares
1957-58 NBA 0.002 (12)
Career 0.003 (218)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)

Games
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)
1954-55 NBA 72 (2)

Minutes Played
1952-53 NBA 3166 (1)
1953-54 NBA 3296 (1)
1954-55 NBA 2917 (3)
1955-56 NBA 2594 (8)
1956-57 NBA 2531 (7)
1957-58 NBA 2408 (10)

Field Goals
1952-53 NBA 504 (1)
1953-54 NBA 591 (1)
1954-55 NBA 521 (3)
1955-56 NBA 499 (5)
1956-57 NBA 520 (5)
1957-58 NBA 473 (8)

Field Goal Attempts
1952-53 NBA 1114 (4)
1953-54 NBA 1317 (1)
1954-55 NBA 1184 (6)
1955-56 NBA 1092 (8)
1956-57 NBA 1163 (9)

Field Goals Missed
1952-53 NBA 610 (7)
1953-54 NBA 726 (2)
1954-55 NBA 663 (8)

Free Throws
1952-53 NBA 556 (1)
1953-54 NBA 577 (1)
1954-55 NBA 589 (1)
1955-56 NBA 549 (2)
1956-57 NBA 535 (3)
1957-58 NBA 442 (5)

Free Throw Attempts
1952-53 NBA 794 (1)
1953-54 NBA 772 (1)
1954-55 NBA 769 (1)
1955-56 NBA 685 (2)
1956-57 NBA 648 (4)
1957-58 NBA 540 (7)

Total Rebounds
1952-53 NBA 976 (2)
1953-54 NBA 797 (6)
1954-55 NBA 1085 (1)
1955-56 NBA 872 (5)
1956-57 NBA 855 (6)

Personal Fouls
1953-54 NBA 259 (9)

Points
1952-53 NBA 1564 (1)
1953-54 NBA 1759 (1)
1954-55 NBA 1631 (1)
1955-56 NBA 1547 (3)
1956-57 NBA 1575 (4)
1957-58 NBA 1388 (8)

Field Goal Pct
1952-53 NBA .452 (1)
1953-54 NBA .449 (3)
1954-55 NBA .440 (4)
1955-56 NBA .457 (1)
1956-57 NBA .447 (1)
1957-58 NBA .429 (7)

Free Throw Pct
1955-56 NBA .801 (9)
1956-57 NBA .826 (5)

Minutes Per Game
1952-53 NBA 45.2 (1)
1953-54 NBA 45.8 (1)
1954-55 NBA 40.5 (3)
1955-56 NBA 37.1 (7)
1956-57 NBA 36.7 (7)
Career NBA 35.5 (68)
Career 35.5 (72)

Points Per Game
1952-53 NBA 22.3 (1)
1953-54 NBA 24.4 (1)
1954-55 NBA 22.7 (1)
1955-56 NBA 22.1 (3)
1956-57 NBA 22.8 (3)
1957-58 NBA 19.5 (8)
Career NBA 19.4 (61)
Career 19.4 (67)

Rebounds Per Game
1952-53 NBA 13.9 (2)
1953-54 NBA 11.1 (6)
1954-55 NBA 15.1 (1)
1955-56 NBA 12.5 (4)
1956-57 NBA 12.4 (6)
Career NBA 11.3 (20)
Career 11.3 (25)

Player Efficiency Rating
1952-53 NBA 25.9 (2)
1953-54 NBA 25.6 (2)
1954-55 NBA 25.4 (1)
1955-56 NBA 25.1 (2)
1956-57 NBA 26.6 (2)
1957-58 NBA 22.5 (6)
Career NBA 24.7 (9)
Career 24.7 (9)

True Shooting Pct
1952-53 NBA .534 (2)
1953-54 NBA .531 (4)
1954-55 NBA .536 (2)
1955-56 NBA .555 (1)
1956-57 NBA .544 (1)
1957-58 NBA .518 (2)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1952-53 NBA .452 (1)
1953-54 NBA .449 (3)
1954-55 NBA .440 (4)
1955-56 NBA .457 (1)
1956-57 NBA .447 (1)
1957-58 NBA .429 (7)

Offensive Win Shares
1952-53 NBA 13.0 (1)
1953-54 NBA 15.4 (1)
1954-55 NBA 11.5 (1)
1955-56 NBA 11.2 (1)
1956-57 NBA 11.6 (1)
1957-58 NBA 8.2 (4)
Career NBA 73.9 (44)
Career 73.9 (49)

Defensive Win Shares
1954-55 NBA 3.9 (4)

Win Shares
1952-53 NBA 15.3 (1)
1953-54 NBA 18.3 (1)
1954-55 NBA 15.4 (1)
1955-56 NBA 13.9 (1)
1956-57 NBA 13.7 (1)
1957-58 NBA 11.3 (4)
Career NBA 92.0 (91)
Career 92.0 (95)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1952-53 NBA .232 (6)
1953-54 NBA .267 (2)
1954-55 NBA .253 (2)
1955-56 NBA .258 (2)
1956-57 NBA .259 (1)
1957-58 NBA .225 (3)
Career NBA .241 (6)
Career .241 (6)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.993 (49)

NBA Elo Player Rating
192nd (overall) as of Dec 21, 2014, 3:58AM

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