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Jack Kerris

John E. Kerris

Position: Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-6 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: January 30, 1925
Died: December 4, 1983
High School: De La Salle Institute in Chicago, Illinois
College: Loyola University of Chicago
Draft: Chicago Stags, 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall), 1949 BAA Draft
NBA Debut: November 1, 1949

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 25 TOT NBA PF 68 157 481 .326 157 481 .326 169 260 .650 118 175 483
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PF 4 8 26 .308 8 26 .308 10 12 .833 8 13 26
1949-50 25 FTW NBA PF 64 149 455 .327 149 455 .327 159 248 .641 110 162 457
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 68 255 689 .370 255 689 .370 201 295 .681 477 181 253 711
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 66 2148 186 480 .388 186 480 .388 217 325 .668 514 212 265 589
1952-53 28 TOT NBA PF 69 1424 93 256 .363 93 256 .363 88 140 .629 295 156 165 274
1952-53 28 FTW NBA 52 982 59 179 .330 59 179 .330 61 99 .616 207 108 117 179
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 17 442 34 77 .442 34 77 .442 27 41 .659 88 48 48 95
Career NBA 271 3572 691 1906 .363 691 1906 .363 675 1020 .662 1286 667 858 2057
4 seasons FTW NBA 250 3130 649 1803 .360 649 1803 .360 638 967 .660 1198 611 797 1936
1 season BLB NBA 17 442 34 77 .442 34 77 .442 27 41 .659 88 48 48 95
1 season TRI NBA 4 8 26 .308 8 26 .308 10 12 .833 8 13 26

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 25 TOT NBA PF 68 2.3 7.1 .326 2.3 7.1 .326 2.5 3.8 .650 1.7 2.6 7.1
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PF 4 2.0 6.5 .308 2.0 6.5 .308 2.5 3.0 .833 2.0 3.3 6.5
1949-50 25 FTW NBA PF 64 2.3 7.1 .327 2.3 7.1 .327 2.5 3.9 .641 1.7 2.5 7.1
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 68 3.8 10.1 .370 3.8 10.1 .370 3.0 4.3 .681 7.0 2.7 3.7 10.5
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 66 32.5 2.8 7.3 .388 2.8 7.3 .388 3.3 4.9 .668 7.8 3.2 4.0 8.9
1952-53 28 TOT NBA PF 69 20.6 1.3 3.7 .363 1.3 3.7 .363 1.3 2.0 .629 4.3 2.3 2.4 4.0
1952-53 28 FTW NBA 52 18.9 1.1 3.4 .330 1.1 3.4 .330 1.2 1.9 .616 4.0 2.1 2.3 3.4
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 17 26.0 2.0 4.5 .442 2.0 4.5 .442 1.6 2.4 .659 5.2 2.8 2.8 5.6
Career NBA 271 26.5 2.5 7.0 .363 2.5 7.0 .363 2.5 3.8 .662 6.3 2.5 3.2 7.6
4 seasons FTW NBA 250 26.5 2.6 7.2 .360 2.6 7.2 .360 2.6 3.9 .660 6.4 2.4 3.2 7.7
1 season BLB NBA 17 26.0 2.0 4.5 .442 2.0 4.5 .442 1.6 2.4 .659 5.2 2.8 2.8 5.6
1 season TRI NBA 4 2.0 6.5 .308 2.0 6.5 .308 2.5 3.0 .833 2.0 3.3 6.5

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
1949-50 25 TOT NBA PF 68 .326 .326 .650
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PF 4 .308 .308 .833
1949-50 25 FTW NBA PF 64 .327 .327 .641
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 68 .370 .370 .681
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 66 2148 3.1 8.0 .388 3.1 8.0 .388 3.6 5.4 .668 8.6 3.6 4.4 9.9
1952-53 28 TOT NBA PF 69 1424 2.4 6.5 .363 2.4 6.5 .363 2.2 3.5 .629 7.5 3.9 4.2 6.9
1952-53 28 FTW NBA 52 982 2.2 6.6 .330 2.2 6.6 .330 2.2 3.6 .616 7.6 4.0 4.3 6.6
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 17 442 2.8 6.3 .442 2.8 6.3 .442 2.2 3.3 .659 7.2 3.9 3.9 7.7
Career NBA 271 3572 2.8 7.4 .363 7.0 19.2 .363 3.1 4.7 .662 8.2 3.7 4.3 8.7
4 seasons FTW NBA 250 3130 2.8 7.6 .360 7.5 20.7 .360 3.2 4.9 .660 8.3 3.7 4.4 8.8
1 season BLB NBA 17 442 2.8 6.3 .442 2.8 6.3 .442 2.2 3.3 .659 7.2 3.9 3.9 7.7
1 season TRI NBA 4 .308 .308 .833

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 25 TOT NBA PF 68 .406 .326 .541 1.4 2.7 4.1
1949-50 25 TRI NBA PF 4 .416 .308 .462 0.1 0.1 0.2
1949-50 25 FTW NBA PF 64 .405 .327 .545 1.3 2.6 3.9
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 68 .434 .370 .428 2.6 3.1 5.7
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 66 2148 16.1 .473 .388 .677 3.7 2.3 5.9 .132
1952-53 28 TOT NBA PF 69 1424 12.4 .431 .363 .547 0.8 1.4 2.1 .072
1952-53 28 FTW NBA 52 982 11.8 .402 .330 .553 0.1 1.2 1.3 .065
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 17 442 13.8 .500 .442 .532 0.7 0.1 0.8 .087
Career NBA 271 3572 14.6 .437 .363 .535 8.4 9.5 17.8 .108
4 seasons FTW NBA 250 3130 14.7 .434 .360 .536 7.6 9.2 16.8 .111
1 season BLB NBA 17 442 13.8 .500 .442 .532 0.7 0.1 0.8 .087
1 season TRI NBA 4 .416 .308 .462 0.1 0.1 0.2

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 25 FTW NBA PF 4 12 30 .400 12 30 .400 13 22 .591 5 17 37
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 3 9 26 .346 9 26 .346 5 10 .500 20 10 15 23
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 2 63 7 20 .350 7 20 .350 11 20 .550 18 9 11 25
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 2 31 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 3 3 1.000 2 0 4 7
Career NBA 11 94 30 86 .349 30 86 .349 32 55 .582 40 24 47 92
3 seasons FTW NBA 9 63 28 76 .368 28 76 .368 29 52 .558 38 24 43 85
1 season BLB NBA 2 31 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 3 3 1.000 2 0 4 7

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 25 FTW NBA PF 4 3.0 7.5 .400 3.0 7.5 .400 3.3 5.5 .591 1.3 4.3 9.3
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 3 3.0 8.7 .346 3.0 8.7 .346 1.7 3.3 .500 6.7 3.3 5.0 7.7
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 2 31.5 3.5 10.0 .350 3.5 10.0 .350 5.5 10.0 .550 9.0 4.5 5.5 12.5
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 2 15.5 1.0 5.0 .200 1.0 5.0 .200 1.5 1.5 1.000 1.0 0.0 2.0 3.5
Career NBA 11 23.5 2.7 7.8 .349 2.7 7.8 .349 2.9 5.0 .582 5.7 2.2 4.3 8.4
3 seasons FTW NBA 9 31.5 3.1 8.4 .368 3.1 8.4 .368 3.2 5.8 .558 7.6 2.7 4.8 9.4
1 season BLB NBA 2 15.5 1.0 5.0 .200 1.0 5.0 .200 1.5 1.5 1.000 1.0 0.0 2.0 3.5

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
1949-50 25 FTW NBA PF 4 .400 .400 .591
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 3 .346 .346 .500
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 2 63 4.0 11.4 .350 4.0 11.4 .350 6.3 11.4 .550 10.3 5.1 6.3 14.3
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 2 31 2.3 11.6 .200 2.3 11.6 .200 3.5 3.5 1.000 2.3 0.0 4.6 8.1
Career NBA 11 94 3.4 11.5 .349 11.5 32.9 .349 5.4 8.8 .582 7.7 3.4 5.7 12.3
3 seasons FTW NBA 9 63 4.0 11.4 .368 16.0 43.4 .368 6.3 11.4 .558 10.3 5.1 6.3 14.3
1 season BLB NBA 2 31 2.3 11.6 .200 2.3 11.6 .200 3.5 3.5 1.000 2.3 0.0 4.6 8.1

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
1949-50 25 FTW NBA PF 4 .466 .400 .733 0.2 0.1 0.3
1950-51 26 FTW NBA PF 3 .378 .346 .385 -0.1 0.1 0.1
1951-52 27 FTW NBA PF 2 63 16.8 .434 .350 1.000 26.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 .037
1952-53 28 BLB NBA PF 2 31 -0.6 .309 .200 .300 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.151
Career NBA 11 94 11.1 .417 .349 .640 17.9 0.0 0.3 0.3 -0.025
3 seasons FTW NBA 9 63 16.8 .430 .368 .684 26.7 0.1 0.3 0.4 .037
1 season BLB NBA 2 31 -0.6 .309 .200 .300 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.151

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Jack Kerris 5.9 5.7 4.1 2.1
Cazzie Russell 97.1 5.9 5.2 4.1 2.2
Thaddeus Young 94.9 6.2 5.5 4.5 2.1
Billy Owens 93.0 5.7 5.6 3.2 2.2
Danilo Gallinari 92.0 6.1 5.6 3.9 1.0
Tyrone Hill 91.6 5.7 4.9 4.5 2.1
Antonio Davis 91.3 6.0 5.2 5.0 2.0
Larry Smith 91.3 6.1 5.2 4.0 3.1
Marvin Williams 91.2 6.1 5.7 2.8 2.3
Clarence Weatherspoon 91.0 6.0 5.8 3.6 3.3
Tom Chambers 90.8 6.1 5.9 4.3 3.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jack Kerris 5.9 5.7 4.1 2.1
Bob Lavoy 88.4 5.8 5.8 3.4 1.0
Randolph Mahaffey 88.3 5.7 4.7 3.7 2.6
Ernie Vandeweghe 85.5 7.1 4.8 3.9 2.1 0.3 -0.1
DeJuan Blair 85.0 4.8 4.6 4.0 2.2
Maurice Stokes 84.3 6.0 5.5 4.5
Michael Brooks 83.7 4.9 4.7 4.5 2.4 0.0 0.0
Luc Mbah a Moute 83.4 4.8 4.7 4.0 2.4 0.5
Taj Gibson 81.8 5.2 4.7 4.5 3.3
Keon Clark 80.6 5.3 4.7 4.2 3.7 0.2 0.0
Chuck Gilmur 80.2 4.6 4.5 4.3 1.7 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1949-50 NBA 68 (2)
1950-51 NBA 68 (3)
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)
Personal Fouls
1951-52 NBA 265 (6)

Transactions

March 21, 1949: Drafted by the Chicago Stags in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1949 BAA Draft.

November 9, 1949: Traded by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks to the Fort Wayne Pistons for John Mahnken.

February 16, 1953: Traded by the Fort Wayne Pistons with Ralph O'Brien to the Baltimore Bullets for Don Boven and Fred Scolari.

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