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Bill Keller

William Curry Keller (Billy)

Position: Point Guard and Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-10 ▪ Weight: 177 lbs.
Born: August 30, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana
High School: Washington in Indianapolis, Indiana
College: Purdue University
Draft: Milwaukee Bucks, 7th round (2nd pick, 87th overall), 1969 NBA Draft
ABA Debut: October 17, 1969

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
1969-70 22 INA ABA SG 82 1482 252 634 .397 42 154 .273 210 480 .438 164 193 .850 75 99 174 235 115 153 710
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 83 2490 417 980 .426 84 230 .365 333 750 .444 267 308 .867 81 159 240 437 196 170 1185
1971-72 24 INA ABA PG 76 1729 264 619 .426 56 169 .331 208 450 .462 153 174 .879 62 102 164 264 131 118 737
1972-73 25 INA ABA PG 83 2251 421 973 .433 71 222 .320 350 751 .466 234 269 .870 82 122 204 361 171 162 1147
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 75 1428 279 615 .454 50 131 .382 229 484 .473 107 123 .870 44 84 128 172 37 3 100 83 715
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 79 1918 397 908 .437 80 240 .333 317 668 .475 113 128 .883 90 121 211 204 59 3 109 101 987
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 78 2311 410 1011 .406 123 349 .352 287 662 .434 164 183 .896 81 147 228 307 59 5 148 116 1107
Career ABA 556 13609 2440 5740 .425 506 1495 .338 1934 4245 .456 1202 1378 .872 515 834 1349 1980 155 11 970 903 6588

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
1969-70 22 INA ABA SG 82 18.1 3.1 7.7 .397 0.5 1.9 .273 2.6 5.9 .438 2.0 2.4 .850 0.9 1.2 2.1 2.9 1.4 1.9 8.7
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 83 30.0 5.0 11.8 .426 1.0 2.8 .365 4.0 9.0 .444 3.2 3.7 .867 1.0 1.9 2.9 5.3 2.4 2.0 14.3
1971-72 24 INA ABA PG 76 22.8 3.5 8.1 .426 0.7 2.2 .331 2.7 5.9 .462 2.0 2.3 .879 0.8 1.3 2.2 3.5 1.7 1.6 9.7
1972-73 25 INA ABA PG 83 27.1 5.1 11.7 .433 0.9 2.7 .320 4.2 9.0 .466 2.8 3.2 .870 1.0 1.5 2.5 4.3 2.1 2.0 13.8
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 75 19.0 3.7 8.2 .454 0.7 1.7 .382 3.1 6.5 .473 1.4 1.6 .870 0.6 1.1 1.7 2.3 0.5 0.0 1.3 1.1 9.5
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 79 24.3 5.0 11.5 .437 1.0 3.0 .333 4.0 8.5 .475 1.4 1.6 .883 1.1 1.5 2.7 2.6 0.7 0.0 1.4 1.3 12.5
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 78 29.6 5.3 13.0 .406 1.6 4.5 .352 3.7 8.5 .434 2.1 2.3 .896 1.0 1.9 2.9 3.9 0.8 0.1 1.9 1.5 14.2
Career ABA 556 24.5 4.4 10.3 .425 0.9 2.7 .338 3.5 7.6 .456 2.2 2.5 .872 0.9 1.5 2.4 3.6 0.7 0.0 1.7 1.6 11.8

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
1969-70 22 INA ABA SG 82 1482 6.1 15.4 .397 1.0 3.7 .273 5.1 11.7 .438 4.0 4.7 .850 1.8 2.4 4.2 5.7 2.8 3.7 17.2
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 83 2490 6.0 14.2 .426 1.2 3.3 .365 4.8 10.8 .444 3.9 4.5 .867 1.2 2.3 3.5 6.3 2.8 2.5 17.1
1971-72 24 INA ABA PG 76 1729 5.5 12.9 .426 1.2 3.5 .331 4.3 9.4 .462 3.2 3.6 .879 1.3 2.1 3.4 5.5 2.7 2.5 15.3
1972-73 25 INA ABA PG 83 2251 6.7 15.6 .433 1.1 3.6 .320 5.6 12.0 .466 3.7 4.3 .870 1.3 2.0 3.3 5.8 2.7 2.6 18.3
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 75 1428 7.0 15.5 .454 1.3 3.3 .382 5.8 12.2 .473 2.7 3.1 .870 1.1 2.1 3.2 4.3 0.9 0.1 2.5 2.1 18.0
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 79 1918 7.5 17.0 .437 1.5 4.5 .333 5.9 12.5 .475 2.1 2.4 .883 1.7 2.3 4.0 3.8 1.1 0.1 2.0 1.9 18.5
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 78 2311 6.4 15.7 .406 1.9 5.4 .352 4.5 10.3 .434 2.6 2.9 .896 1.3 2.3 3.6 4.8 0.9 0.1 2.3 1.8 17.2
Career ABA 556 13609 6.5 15.2 .425 1.3 4.0 .338 5.1 11.2 .456 3.2 3.6 .872 1.4 2.2 3.6 5.2 1.0 0.1 2.6 2.4 17.4

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
1969-70 22 INA ABA SG 82 1482 15.3 .494 .431 .304 .243 5.3 22.2 13.8 21.5 1.2 1.5 2.7 .087
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 83 2490 15.4 .531 .468 .314 .235 4.3 22.9 14.9 19.8 3.5 2.6 6.1 .118
1971-72 24 INA ABA PG 76 1729 14.3 .530 .472 .281 .273 3.4 5.2 4.3 20.9 15.8 18.5 2.1 1.9 4.0 .111
1972-73 25 INA ABA PG 83 2251 15.9 .525 .469 .276 .228 3.4 4.8 4.1 22.5 13.5 21.1 2.5 2.9 5.4 .114
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 75 1428 15.4 .534 .494 .200 .213 2.9 5.5 4.2 17.8 1.2 0.1 13.0 21.0 109 106 2.6 1.0 3.6 .120
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 79 1918 15.3 .512 .481 .141 .264 4.3 6.4 5.3 14.1 1.4 0.1 10.2 21.0 111 110 3.6 0.8 4.4 .109
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 78 2311 13.6 .507 .466 .181 .345 3.0 6.1 4.5 17.9 1.1 0.1 11.9 19.9 107 109 3.0 1.0 4.1 .084
Career ABA 556 13609 15.0 .519 .469 .240 .260 3.4 5.6 4.6 19.9 1.2 0.1 13.3 20.3 109 108 18.5 11.6 30.1 .106

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
1969-70 ❍ 22 INA ABA SG 15 527 75 177 .424 3 23 .130 72 154 .468 42 46 .913 51 68 29 41 195
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 11 448 82 190 .432 23 58 .397 59 132 .447 50 58 .862 15 27 42 59 45 23 237
1971-72 ❍ 24 INA ABA PG 20 532 84 188 .447 19 48 .396 65 140 .464 53 63 .841 35 84 26 47 240
1972-73 ❍ 25 INA ABA PG 17 348 57 149 .383 8 36 .222 49 113 .434 31 38 .816 18 34 52 63 16 35 153
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 12 194 41 93 .441 15 40 .375 26 53 .491 16 19 .842 9 9 18 25 5 0 16 12 113
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 17 405 68 162 .420 17 43 .395 51 119 .429 30 30 1.000 8 16 24 29 7 0 22 24 183
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 3 50 8 16 .500 2 7 .286 6 9 .667 0 1 .000 0 3 3 6 1 0 2 2 18
Career ABA 95 2504 415 975 .426 87 255 .341 328 720 .456 222 255 .871 50 89 225 334 13 0 156 184 1139

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
1969-70 ❍ 22 INA ABA SG 15 35.1 5.0 11.8 .424 0.2 1.5 .130 4.8 10.3 .468 2.8 3.1 .913 3.4 4.5 1.9 2.7 13.0
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 11 40.7 7.5 17.3 .432 2.1 5.3 .397 5.4 12.0 .447 4.5 5.3 .862 1.4 2.5 3.8 5.4 4.1 2.1 21.5
1971-72 ❍ 24 INA ABA PG 20 26.6 4.2 9.4 .447 1.0 2.4 .396 3.3 7.0 .464 2.7 3.2 .841 1.8 4.2 1.3 2.4 12.0
1972-73 ❍ 25 INA ABA PG 17 20.5 3.4 8.8 .383 0.5 2.1 .222 2.9 6.6 .434 1.8 2.2 .816 1.1 2.0 3.1 3.7 0.9 2.1 9.0
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 12 16.2 3.4 7.8 .441 1.3 3.3 .375 2.2 4.4 .491 1.3 1.6 .842 0.8 0.8 1.5 2.1 0.4 0.0 1.3 1.0 9.4
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 17 23.8 4.0 9.5 .420 1.0 2.5 .395 3.0 7.0 .429 1.8 1.8 1.000 0.5 0.9 1.4 1.7 0.4 0.0 1.3 1.4 10.8
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 3 16.7 2.7 5.3 .500 0.7 2.3 .286 2.0 3.0 .667 0.0 0.3 .000 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.7 6.0
Career ABA 95 26.4 4.4 10.3 .426 0.9 2.7 .341 3.5 7.6 .456 2.3 2.7 .871 0.8 1.5 2.4 3.5 0.4 0.0 1.6 1.9 12.0

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
1969-70 ❍ 22 INA ABA SG 15 527 5.1 12.1 .424 0.2 1.6 .130 4.9 10.5 .468 2.9 3.1 .913 3.5 4.6 2.0 2.8 13.3
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 11 448 6.6 15.3 .432 1.8 4.7 .397 4.7 10.6 .447 4.0 4.7 .862 1.2 2.2 3.4 4.7 3.6 1.8 19.0
1971-72 ❍ 24 INA ABA PG 20 532 5.7 12.7 .447 1.3 3.2 .396 4.4 9.5 .464 3.6 4.3 .841 2.4 5.7 1.8 3.2 16.2
1972-73 ❍ 25 INA ABA PG 17 348 5.9 15.4 .383 0.8 3.7 .222 5.1 11.7 .434 3.2 3.9 .816 1.9 3.5 5.4 6.5 1.7 3.6 15.8
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 12 194 7.6 17.3 .441 2.8 7.4 .375 4.8 9.8 .491 3.0 3.5 .842 1.7 1.7 3.3 4.6 0.9 0.0 3.0 2.2 21.0
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 17 405 6.0 14.4 .420 1.5 3.8 .395 4.5 10.6 .429 2.7 2.7 1.000 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.6 0.6 0.0 2.0 2.1 16.3
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 3 50 5.8 11.5 .500 1.4 5.0 .286 4.3 6.5 .667 0.0 0.7 .000 0.0 2.2 2.2 4.3 0.7 0.0 1.4 1.4 13.0
Career ABA 95 2504 6.0 14.0 .426 1.3 3.7 .341 4.7 10.4 .456 3.2 3.7 .871 1.2 2.2 3.2 4.8 0.7 0.0 2.2 2.6 16.4

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
1969-70 ❍ 22 INA ABA SG 15 527 11.5 .494 .432 .260 .130 4.2 17.7 12.8 16.1 0.2 0.9 1.1 .101
1970-71 23 INA ABA PG 11 448 16.7 .550 .492 .305 .305 20.2 17.3 1.0 0.5 1.6 .168
1971-72 ❍ 24 INA ABA PG 20 532 16.7 .556 .497 .335 .255 3.1 22.7 10.8 18.4 0.9 0.6 1.6 .144
1972-73 ❍ 25 INA ABA PG 17 348 17.9 .462 .409 .255 .242 7.1 28.3 8.8 21.1 -0.1 0.7 0.6 .085
1973-74 26 INA ABA PG 12 194 18.7 .557 .522 .204 .430 4.6 4.8 4.7 22.5 1.3 0.0 13.6 26.1 111 112 0.5 0.0 0.5 .114
1974-75 27 INA ABA PG 17 405 11.1 .522 .472 .185 .265 2.0 3.8 2.9 10.1 0.8 0.0 11.2 19.7 107 113 0.4 0.1 0.5 .062
1975-76 28 INA ABA SG 3 50 11.5 .547 .563 .063 .438 0.0 5.5 2.9 17.3 1.0 0.0 10.8 15.2 109 110 0.0 0.0 0.1 .076
Career ABA 95 2504 14.9 .524 .470 .262 .262 2.6 4.2 4.2 19.8 1.0 0.0 12.5 19.2 108 112 3.0 2.9 5.9 .114

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Bill Keller 6.1 5.4 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.6 2.7
Nate McMillan 94.1 6.5 5.6 4.9 4.4 4.1 3.7 2.8
Johnny Davis 92.6 5.7 5.2 5.1 4.4 4.3 3.5 2.5
Odie Spears 89.8 5.6 5.2 4.7 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.0
Paul Neumann 87.4 6.5 5.8 4.6 4.2 4.0 3.2
Brian Winters 87.4 6.2 6.0 5.1 5.0 4.2 3.5 1.1
Adrian Smith 86.4 6.1 5.2 5.1 4.4 3.4 1.9 1.8
Kyle Lowry 85.8 7.0 5.6 4.9 4.3 3.6 3.4 0.5
Pooh Richardson 85.5 5.9 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.8 2.1 1.4
Jameer Nelson 85.2 6.6 6.0 5.6 5.0 4.9 4.0 2.5
K.C. Jones 85.0 6.7 5.8 4.9 3.7 3.6 3.0 0.8
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Bill Keller 6.1 5.4 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.6 2.7
Jim Barnett 90.9 6.1 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.7 2.5 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
Odie Spears 89.8 5.6 5.2 4.7 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.0
Jarrett Jack 88.9 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.1 3.8 3.2 2.4 1.2
Raymond Felton 87.8 6.5 5.4 4.3 4.2 3.4 2.6 2.3 1.7
Luke Ridnour 87.4 6.2 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.4 3.3 2.3 1.2 0.9
Paul Neumann 87.4 6.5 5.8 4.6 4.2 4.0 3.2
Bonzi Wells 86.6 6.0 5.9 4.0 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 0.9 0.1 -0.1
J.R. Smith 86.1 6.7 5.8 5.0 3.7 3.7 2.7 2.5 1.2 0.2
Kyle Lowry 85.8 7.0 5.6 4.9 4.3 3.6 3.4 0.5
Louis Williams 85.6 6.1 5.2 5.1 4.4 3.4 2.4 1.1 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1970 Indiana Pacers (ABA)
1972 Indiana Pacers (ABA)
1973 Indiana Pacers (ABA)
Games
Career ABA 556 (17)
Minutes Played
Career ABA 13609 (37)
Field Goals
Career ABA 2440 (37)
Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 5740 (31)
3-Pt Field Goals
1970-71 ABA 84 (5)
1971-72 ABA 56 (9)
1972-73 ABA 71 (1)
1973-74 ABA 50 (6)
1974-75 ABA 80 (1)
1975-76 ABA 123 (1)
Career ABA 506 (2)
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
1970-71 ABA 230 (5)
1971-72 ABA 169 (10)
1972-73 ABA 222 (1)
1973-74 ABA 131 (7)
1974-75 ABA 240 (1)
1975-76 ABA 349 (1)
Career ABA 1495 (2)
Free Throws
Career ABA 1202 (43)
Free Throw Attempts
Career ABA 1378 (56)
Offensive Rebounds
Career ABA 515 (82)
Defensive Rebounds
Career ABA 834 (93)
Total Rebounds
Career ABA 1349 (92)
Assists
1970-71 ABA 437 (7)
Career ABA 1980 (14)
Steals
Career ABA 155 (52)
Turnovers
Career ABA 970 (42)
Personal Fouls
Career ABA 903 (75)
Points
Career ABA 6588 (35)
Field Goal Pct
Career ABA .425 (94)
3-Pt Field Goal Pct
1970-71 ABA .365 (6)
1971-72 ABA .331 (9)
1973-74 ABA .382 (2)
1974-75 ABA .333 (6)
1975-76 ABA .352 (3)
Career ABA .339 (7)
Free Throw Pct
1969-70 ABA .850 (6)
1970-71 ABA .867 (5)
1971-72 ABA .879 (2)
1972-73 ABA .870 (1)
Career ABA .872 (2)
Career .872 (18)
Minutes Per Game
Career ABA 24.5 (77)
Points Per Game
Career ABA 11.8 (52)
Assists Per Game
1970-71 ABA 5.3 (8)
Career ABA 3.6 (23)
Player Efficiency Rating
Career ABA 15.0 (48)
True Shooting Pct
Career ABA .519 (51)
Effective Field Goal Pct
Career ABA .469 (57)
Offensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 3.4 (62)
Defensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 5.6 (70)
Total Rebound Pct
Career ABA 4.6 (73)
Assist Pct
1970-71 ABA 22.9 (3)
1971-72 ABA 20.9 (8)
1972-73 ABA 22.5 (7)
Career ABA 19.9 (10)
Block Pct
Career ABA 0.1 (80)
Turnover Pct
1974-75 ABA 10.2 (7)
1975-76 ABA 11.9 (8)
Career ABA 13.3 (33)
Usage Pct
Career ABA 20.3 (39)
Offensive Rating
Career ABA 108.8 (16)
Defensive Rating
Career ABA 108.4 (73)
Offensive Win Shares
Career ABA 18.5 (35)
Defensive Win Shares
Career ABA 11.6 (46)
Win Shares
Career ABA 30.1 (34)
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
Career ABA .106 (42)
 

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