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Billy Kenville

William McGill Kenville (The Kid)

Position: Shooting Guard and Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 187 lbs.
Born: December 1, 1930 in Elmhurst, New York
College: St. Bonaventure University
Draft: Syracuse Nationals, 1953 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 1953

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 72 1405 149 388 .384 149 388 .384 136 182 .747 247 122 138 434
1954-55 24 SYR NBA SG 70 1380 172 482 .357 172 482 .357 154 201 .766 247 150 132 498
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 72 1278 170 448 .379 170 448 .379 195 257 .759 215 159 132 535
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 71 1701 204 608 .336 204 608 .336 174 218 .798 324 172 169 582
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 35 649 106 280 .379 106 280 .379 46 75 .613 102 66 68 258
1958-59 28 Did Not Play (other pro league—EBA)
1959-60 29 DET NBA SG 25 365 47 131 .359 47 131 .359 33 41 .805 71 46 31 127
Career NBA 345 6778 848 2337 .363 848 2337 .363 738 974 .758 1206 715 670 2434
3 seasons SYR NBA 214 4063 491 1318 .373 491 1318 .373 485 640 .758 709 431 402 1467
3 seasons FTW,DET NBA 131 2715 357 1019 .350 357 1019 .350 253 334 .757 497 284 268 967

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 72 19.5 2.1 5.4 .384 2.1 5.4 .384 1.9 2.5 .747 3.4 1.7 1.9 6.0
1954-55 24 SYR NBA SG 70 19.7 2.5 6.9 .357 2.5 6.9 .357 2.2 2.9 .766 3.5 2.1 1.9 7.1
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 72 17.8 2.4 6.2 .379 2.4 6.2 .379 2.7 3.6 .759 3.0 2.2 1.8 7.4
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 71 24.0 2.9 8.6 .336 2.9 8.6 .336 2.5 3.1 .798 4.6 2.4 2.4 8.2
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 35 18.5 3.0 8.0 .379 3.0 8.0 .379 1.3 2.1 .613 2.9 1.9 1.9 7.4
1959-60 29 DET NBA SG 25 14.6 1.9 5.2 .359 1.9 5.2 .359 1.3 1.6 .805 2.8 1.8 1.2 5.1
Career NBA 345 19.6 2.5 6.8 .363 2.5 6.8 .363 2.1 2.8 .758 3.5 2.1 1.9 7.1
3 seasons SYR NBA 214 19.0 2.3 6.2 .373 2.3 6.2 .373 2.3 3.0 .758 3.3 2.0 1.9 6.9
3 seasons FTW,DET NBA 131 20.7 2.7 7.8 .350 2.7 7.8 .350 1.9 2.5 .757 3.8 2.2 2.0 7.4

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 72 1405 3.8 9.9 .384 3.8 9.9 .384 3.5 4.7 .747 6.3 3.1 3.5 11.1
1954-55 24 SYR NBA SG 70 1380 4.5 12.6 .357 4.5 12.6 .357 4.0 5.2 .766 6.4 3.9 3.4 13.0
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 72 1278 4.8 12.6 .379 4.8 12.6 .379 5.5 7.2 .759 6.1 4.5 3.7 15.1
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 71 1701 4.3 12.9 .336 4.3 12.9 .336 3.7 4.6 .798 6.9 3.6 3.6 12.3
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 35 649 5.9 15.5 .379 5.9 15.5 .379 2.6 4.2 .613 5.7 3.7 3.8 14.3
1959-60 29 DET NBA SG 25 365 4.6 12.9 .359 4.6 12.9 .359 3.3 4.0 .805 7.0 4.5 3.1 12.5
Career NBA 345 6778 4.5 12.4 .363 4.5 12.4 .363 3.9 5.2 .758 6.4 3.8 3.6 12.9
3 seasons SYR NBA 214 4063 4.4 11.7 .373 4.4 11.7 .373 4.3 5.7 .758 6.3 3.8 3.6 13.0
3 seasons FTW,DET NBA 131 2715 4.7 13.5 .350 4.7 13.5 .350 3.4 4.4 .757 6.6 3.8 3.6 12.8

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 72 1405 14.5 .464 .384 .469 2.1 2.4 4.5 .152
1954-55 24 SYR NBA SG 70 1380 13.6 .437 .357 .417 0.8 2.2 3.0 .104
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 72 1278 16.0 .477 .379 .574 2.1 1.8 3.9 .148
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 71 1701 12.2 .413 .336 .359 0.2 1.2 1.4 .039
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 35 649 11.4 .412 .379 .268 0.0 0.5 0.5 .039
1959-60 29 DET NBA SG 25 365 11.9 .426 .359 .313 0.0 0.3 0.4 .047
Career NBA 345 6778 13.6 .440 .363 .417 5.2 8.5 13.7 .097
3 seasons SYR NBA 214 4063 14.6 .459 .373 .486 4.9 6.4 11.4 .135
3 seasons FTW,DET NBA 131 2715 11.9 .415 .350 .328 0.2 2.0 2.3 .040

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 13 374 36 74 .486 36 74 .486 44 62 .710 48 25 46 116
1954-55 ❍ 24 SYR NBA SG 11 130 17 48 .354 17 48 .354 36 49 .735 31 11 23 70
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 8 128 16 45 .356 16 45 .356 16 23 .696 17 14 21 48
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 2 30 2 13 .154 2 13 .154 0 1 .000 1 5 1 4
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 7 99 18 44 .409 18 44 .409 10 18 .556 19 5 12 46
Career NBA 41 761 89 224 .397 89 224 .397 106 153 .693 116 60 103 284
3 seasons SYR NBA 32 632 69 167 .413 69 167 .413 96 134 .716 96 50 90 234
2 seasons FTW,DET NBA 9 129 20 57 .351 20 57 .351 10 19 .526 20 10 13 50

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 13 28.8 2.8 5.7 .486 2.8 5.7 .486 3.4 4.8 .710 3.7 1.9 3.5 8.9
1954-55 ❍ 24 SYR NBA SG 11 11.8 1.5 4.4 .354 1.5 4.4 .354 3.3 4.5 .735 2.8 1.0 2.1 6.4
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 8 16.0 2.0 5.6 .356 2.0 5.6 .356 2.0 2.9 .696 2.1 1.8 2.6 6.0
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 2 15.0 1.0 6.5 .154 1.0 6.5 .154 0.0 0.5 .000 0.5 2.5 0.5 2.0
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 7 14.1 2.6 6.3 .409 2.6 6.3 .409 1.4 2.6 .556 2.7 0.7 1.7 6.6
Career NBA 41 18.6 2.2 5.5 .397 2.2 5.5 .397 2.6 3.7 .693 2.8 1.5 2.5 6.9
3 seasons SYR NBA 32 19.8 2.2 5.2 .413 2.2 5.2 .413 3.0 4.2 .716 3.0 1.6 2.8 7.3
2 seasons FTW,DET NBA 9 14.3 2.2 6.3 .351 2.2 6.3 .351 1.1 2.1 .526 2.2 1.1 1.4 5.6

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 13 374 3.5 7.1 .486 3.5 7.1 .486 4.2 6.0 .710 4.6 2.4 4.4 11.2
1954-55 ❍ 24 SYR NBA SG 11 130 4.7 13.3 .354 4.7 13.3 .354 10.0 13.6 .735 8.6 3.0 6.4 19.4
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 8 128 4.5 12.7 .356 4.5 12.7 .356 4.5 6.5 .696 4.8 3.9 5.9 13.5
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 2 30 2.4 15.6 .154 2.4 15.6 .154 0.0 1.2 .000 1.2 6.0 1.2 4.8
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 7 99 6.5 16.0 .409 6.5 16.0 .409 3.6 6.5 .556 6.9 1.8 4.4 16.7
Career NBA 41 761 4.2 10.6 .397 4.2 10.6 .397 5.0 7.2 .693 5.5 2.8 4.9 13.4
3 seasons SYR NBA 32 632 3.9 9.5 .413 3.9 9.5 .413 5.5 7.6 .716 5.5 2.8 5.1 13.3
2 seasons FTW,DET NBA 9 129 5.6 15.9 .351 5.6 15.9 .351 2.8 5.3 .526 5.6 2.8 3.6 14.0

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
1953-54 23 SYR NBA PG 13 374 14.8 .573 .486 .838 15.3 1.1 0.3 1.4 .179
1954-55 ❍ 24 SYR NBA SG 11 130 18.2 .503 .354 1.021 15.8 0.4 0.2 0.6 .218
1955-56 25 SYR NBA PG 8 128 9.9 .435 .356 .511 17.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 .042
1956-57 26 FTW NBA SG 2 30 -2.2 .149 .154 .077 18.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.297
1957-58 27 DET NBA SG 7 99 12.7 .443 .409 .409 8.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 .064
Career NBA 41 761 13.6 .487 .397 .683 15.1 1.4 0.6 2.0 .129
3 seasons SYR NBA 32 632 14.5 .518 .413 .802 15.9 1.5 0.6 2.1 .159
2 seasons FTW,DET NBA 9 129 9.3 .382 .351 .333 11.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.020

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Billy Kenville 4.5 3.9 3.0 1.4 0.5 0.4
Wali Jones 89.8 4.0 4.0 2.5 1.3 0.8 0.3
Adrian Griffin 88.2 3.9 3.5 2.9 1.3 0.4 0.1
Charles Dudley 87.8 4.6 4.0 3.6 1.6 0.2 -0.1
Bob Weiss 87.4 4.7 3.6 2.9 1.7 0.1 0.0
Whitey Skoog 85.7 4.1 3.6 2.9 1.9 1.0 0.7
Paul Hoffman 85.1 4.7 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.8
Ricky Davis 84.6 4.4 3.0 2.8 1.1 0.2 0.2
Eric Money 84.5 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Skeeter Swift 83.9 4.3 3.4 2.7 1.8 0.0
Slick Watts 83.9 4.7 3.3 2.7 1.2 1.2 0.8
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Billy Kenville 4.5 3.9 3.0 1.4 0.5 0.4
Charles Dudley 87.8 4.6 4.0 3.6 1.6 0.2 -0.1
Whitey Skoog 85.7 4.1 3.6 2.9 1.9 1.0 0.7
Paul Hoffman 85.1 4.7 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.8
Eric Money 84.5 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Lee Winfield 83.9 4.5 2.8 2.4 1.6 0.5 0.4 -0.1
Slick Watts 83.9 4.7 3.3 2.7 1.2 1.2 0.8
Skeeter Swift 83.9 4.3 3.4 2.7 1.8 0.0
Al Wood 82.0 4.4 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.0 0.9
Erick Strickland 81.4 4.9 3.8 2.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.3 -0.3 -0.9
Roger Mason 81.3 4.7 3.4 1.9 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1955 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)

Games
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)
1955-56 NBA 72 (2)

Transactions

April 24, 1953: Drafted by the Syracuse Nationals in the 3rd round (25th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

October 3, 1956: Sold by the Syracuse Nationals to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

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