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Gene Littles

Eugene Scape Littles

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 ▪ Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: June 29, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia
High School: McKinley in Washington, District of Columbia
College: High Point University
Draft: New York Knicks, 5th round (11th pick, 68th overall), 1969 NBA Draft
ABA Debut: October 18, 1969
As Coach: 4 Yrs, 44-111, .284 W-L% (Full Record)
As Executive: NOH franchise, 1990 (Full Record)

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 26 CAR ABA PG 82 2832 414 817 .507 0 3 .000 414 814 .509 197 254 .776 154 261 415 282 157 255 1025
1970-71 27 CAR ABA PG 70 1495 223 501 .445 4 14 .286 219 487 .450 117 168 .696 81 124 205 173 80 175 567
1971-72 28 CAR ABA PG 69 2006 280 605 .463 7 26 .269 273 579 .472 178 237 .751 122 154 276 237 104 180 745
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 84 2060 310 622 .498 8 30 .267 302 592 .510 179 246 .728 104 158 262 245 120 125 198 807
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 84 2017 294 626 .470 4 23 .174 290 603 .481 115 161 .714 87 144 231 280 105 17 122 159 707
1974-75 31 KEN ABA PG 61 900 85 202 .421 2 8 .250 83 194 .428 43 58 .741 30 56 86 119 52 4 62 81 215
Career ABA 450 11310 1606 3373 .476 25 104 .240 1581 3269 .484 829 1124 .738 578 897 1475 1336 277 21 650 1048 4066
5 seasons CAR ABA 389 10410 1521 3171 .480 23 96 .240 1498 3075 .487 786 1066 .737 548 841 1389 1217 225 17 588 967 3851
1 season KEN ABA 61 900 85 202 .421 2 8 .250 83 194 .428 43 58 .741 30 56 86 119 52 4 62 81 215

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 26 CAR ABA PG 82 34.5 5.0 10.0 .507 0.0 0.0 .000 5.0 9.9 .509 2.4 3.1 .776 1.9 3.2 5.1 3.4 1.9 3.1 12.5
1970-71 27 CAR ABA PG 70 21.4 3.2 7.2 .445 0.1 0.2 .286 3.1 7.0 .450 1.7 2.4 .696 1.2 1.8 2.9 2.5 1.1 2.5 8.1
1971-72 28 CAR ABA PG 69 29.1 4.1 8.8 .463 0.1 0.4 .269 4.0 8.4 .472 2.6 3.4 .751 1.8 2.2 4.0 3.4 1.5 2.6 10.8
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 84 24.5 3.7 7.4 .498 0.1 0.4 .267 3.6 7.0 .510 2.1 2.9 .728 1.2 1.9 3.1 2.9 1.4 1.5 2.4 9.6
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 84 24.0 3.5 7.5 .470 0.0 0.3 .174 3.5 7.2 .481 1.4 1.9 .714 1.0 1.7 2.8 3.3 1.3 0.2 1.5 1.9 8.4
1974-75 31 KEN ABA PG 61 14.8 1.4 3.3 .421 0.0 0.1 .250 1.4 3.2 .428 0.7 1.0 .741 0.5 0.9 1.4 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 1.3 3.5
Career ABA 450 25.1 3.6 7.5 .476 0.1 0.2 .240 3.5 7.3 .484 1.8 2.5 .738 1.3 2.0 3.3 3.0 1.2 0.1 1.4 2.3 9.0
5 seasons CAR ABA 389 26.8 3.9 8.2 .480 0.1 0.2 .240 3.9 7.9 .487 2.0 2.7 .737 1.4 2.2 3.6 3.1 1.3 0.2 1.5 2.5 9.9
1 season KEN ABA 61 14.8 1.4 3.3 .421 0.0 0.1 .250 1.4 3.2 .428 0.7 1.0 .741 0.5 0.9 1.4 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 1.3 3.5

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
1969-70 26 CAR ABA PG 82 2832 5.3 10.4 .507 0.0 0.0 .000 5.3 10.3 .509 2.5 3.2 .776 2.0 3.3 5.3 3.6 2.0 3.2 13.0
1970-71 27 CAR ABA PG 70 1495 5.4 12.1 .445 0.1 0.3 .286 5.3 11.7 .450 2.8 4.0 .696 2.0 3.0 4.9 4.2 1.9 4.2 13.7
1971-72 28 CAR ABA PG 69 2006 5.0 10.9 .463 0.1 0.5 .269 4.9 10.4 .472 3.2 4.3 .751 2.2 2.8 5.0 4.3 1.9 3.2 13.4
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 84 2060 5.4 10.9 .498 0.1 0.5 .267 5.3 10.3 .510 3.1 4.3 .728 1.8 2.8 4.6 4.3 2.1 2.2 3.5 14.1
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 84 2017 5.2 11.2 .470 0.1 0.4 .174 5.2 10.8 .481 2.1 2.9 .714 1.6 2.6 4.1 5.0 1.9 0.3 2.2 2.8 12.6
1974-75 31 KEN ABA PG 61 900 3.4 8.1 .421 0.1 0.3 .250 3.3 7.8 .428 1.7 2.3 .741 1.2 2.2 3.4 4.8 2.1 0.2 2.5 3.2 8.6
Career ABA 450 11310 5.1 10.7 .476 0.1 0.3 .240 5.0 10.4 .484 2.6 3.6 .738 1.8 2.9 4.7 4.3 2.0 0.3 2.1 3.3 12.9
5 seasons CAR ABA 389 10410 5.3 11.0 .480 0.1 0.3 .240 5.2 10.6 .487 2.7 3.7 .737 1.9 2.9 4.8 4.2 2.0 0.3 2.0 3.3 13.3
1 season KEN ABA 61 900 3.4 8.1 .421 0.1 0.3 .250 3.3 7.8 .428 1.7 2.3 .741 1.2 2.2 3.4 4.8 2.1 0.2 2.5 3.2 8.6

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 26 CAR ABA PG 82 2832 .507 .000 10.3 .509 .776
1970-71 27 CAR ABA PG 70 1495 .445 .286 11.7 .450 .696
1971-72 28 CAR ABA PG 69 2006 .463 .269 10.4 .472 .751
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 84 2060 .498 .267 10.3 .510 .728
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 84 2017 6.8 14.4 .470 0.1 0.5 .174 6.7 10.8 .481 2.6 3.7 .714 2.0 3.3 5.3 6.4 2.4 0.4 2.8 3.7 16.2
1974-75 31 KEN ABA PG 61 900 4.4 10.5 .421 0.1 0.4 .250 4.3 7.8 .428 2.2 3.0 .741 1.6 2.9 4.5 6.2 2.7 0.2 3.2 4.2 11.2
Career ABA 450 11310 6.0 13.2 .476 0.4 1.7 .240 25.2 52.1 .484 13.2 17.9 .738 9.2 3.2 23.5 6.4 4.4 0.3 10.4 16.7 64.8
5 seasons CAR ABA 389 10410 6.8 14.4 .480 0.5 2.2 .240 34.4 70.6 .487 18.1 24.5 .737 12.6 3.3 31.9 6.4 5.2 0.4 13.5 22.2 88.5
1 season KEN ABA 61 900 4.4 10.5 .421 0.1 0.4 .250 4.3 10.1 .428 2.2 3.0 .741 1.6 2.9 4.5 6.2 2.7 0.2 3.2 4.2 11.2

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 26 CAR ABA PG 82 2832 14.2 .552 .507 .311 .004 6.8 14.0 14.5 14.6 4.6 3.1 7.7 .130
1970-71 27 CAR ABA PG 70 1495 11.8 .493 .449 .335 .028 6.2 14.6 12.2 15.9 0.7 1.0 1.6 .053
1971-72 28 CAR ABA PG 69 2006 13.0 .525 .469 .392 .043 5.4 7.4 6.3 14.7 12.8 14.9 1.9 1.8 3.6 .087
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 84 2060 15.8 .553 .505 .395 .048 5.2 7.9 6.5 15.0 2.6 14.6 15.6 2.7 2.1 4.8 .111
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 84 2017 13.7 .507 .473 .257 .037 4.5 7.6 6.1 18.1 2.4 0.5 14.9 15.9 106 104 2.4 1.8 4.2 .100
1974-75 31 KEN ABA PG 61 900 9.1 .472 .426 .287 .040 3.4 6.1 4.8 16.1 2.7 0.2 21.4 12.7 96 100 0.0 1.5 1.4 .075
Career ABA 450 11310 13.5 .526 .480 .333 .031 4.8 7.4 6.3 15.3 2.5 0.4 14.4 15.1 104 103 12.2 11.2 23.4 .099
5 seasons CAR ABA 389 10410 13.8 .529 .483 .336 .030 5.0 7.6 6.4 15.2 2.5 0.5 13.9 15.3 106 104 12.2 9.7 21.9 .101
1 season KEN ABA 61 900 9.1 .472 .426 .287 .040 3.4 6.1 4.8 16.1 2.7 0.2 21.4 12.7 96 100 0.0 1.5 1.4 .075

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 26 CAR ABA PG 4 133 18 33 .545 0 0 18 33 .545 6 9 .667 18 14 14 42
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 12 223 30 67 .448 0 2 .000 30 65 .462 20 32 .625 14 22 36 16 13 22 80
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 4 106 15 34 .441 4 7 .571 11 27 .407 3 8 .375 4 7 11 18 6 0 2 7 37
1974-75 ❍ 31 KEN ABA PG 8 30 2 9 .222 0 0 2 9 .222 0 0 4 1 5 4 1 0 1 0 4
Career ABA 28 492 65 143 .455 4 9 .444 61 134 .455 29 49 .592 22 30 70 52 7 0 16 43 163
3 seasons CAR ABA 20 462 63 134 .470 4 9 .444 59 125 .472 29 49 .592 18 29 65 48 6 0 15 43 159
1 season KEN ABA 8 30 2 9 .222 0 0 2 9 .222 0 0 4 1 5 4 1 0 1 0 4

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 26 CAR ABA PG 4 33.3 4.5 8.3 .545 0.0 0.0 4.5 8.3 .545 1.5 2.3 .667 4.5 3.5 3.5 10.5
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 12 18.6 2.5 5.6 .448 0.0 0.2 .000 2.5 5.4 .462 1.7 2.7 .625 1.2 1.8 3.0 1.3 1.1 1.8 6.7
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 4 26.5 3.8 8.5 .441 1.0 1.8 .571 2.8 6.8 .407 0.8 2.0 .375 1.0 1.8 2.8 4.5 1.5 0.0 0.5 1.8 9.3
1974-75 ❍ 31 KEN ABA PG 8 3.8 0.3 1.1 .222 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 .222 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5
Career ABA 28 17.6 2.3 5.1 .455 0.1 0.3 .444 2.2 4.8 .455 1.0 1.8 .592 0.9 1.3 2.5 1.9 0.6 0.0 0.7 1.5 5.8
3 seasons CAR ABA 20 23.1 3.2 6.7 .470 0.2 0.5 .444 3.0 6.3 .472 1.5 2.5 .592 1.1 1.8 3.3 2.4 1.5 0.0 0.9 2.2 8.0
1 season KEN ABA 8 3.8 0.3 1.1 .222 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 .222 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5

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
1969-70 26 CAR ABA PG 4 133 4.9 8.9 .545 0.0 0.0 4.9 8.9 .545 1.6 2.4 .667 4.9 3.8 3.8 11.4
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 12 223 4.8 10.8 .448 0.0 0.3 .000 4.8 10.5 .462 3.2 5.2 .625 2.3 3.6 5.8 2.6 2.1 3.6 12.9
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 4 106 5.1 11.5 .441 1.4 2.4 .571 3.7 9.2 .407 1.0 2.7 .375 1.4 2.4 3.7 6.1 2.0 0.0 0.7 2.4 12.6
1974-75 ❍ 31 KEN ABA PG 8 30 2.4 10.8 .222 0.0 0.0 2.4 10.8 .222 0.0 0.0 4.8 1.2 6.0 4.8 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 4.8
Career ABA 28 492 4.8 10.5 .455 0.3 0.7 .444 4.5 9.8 .455 2.1 3.6 .592 2.2 3.0 5.1 3.8 1.9 0.0 1.6 3.1 11.9
3 seasons CAR ABA 20 462 4.9 10.4 .470 0.3 0.7 .444 4.6 9.7 .472 2.3 3.8 .592 2.0 3.2 5.1 3.7 2.0 0.0 1.6 3.4 12.4
1 season KEN ABA 8 30 2.4 10.8 .222 0.0 0.0 2.4 10.8 .222 0.0 0.0 4.8 1.2 6.0 4.8 1.2 0.0 1.2 0.0 4.8

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 26 CAR ABA PG 4 133 .545 8.9 .545 .667
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 12 223 .448 .000 10.5 .462 .625
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 4 106 6.4 14.6 .441 1.7 3.0 .571 4.7 9.2 .407 1.3 3.4 .375 1.7 3.0 4.7 7.7 2.6 0.0 0.9 3.0 15.9
1974-75 ❍ 31 KEN ABA PG 8 30 3.2 14.6 .222 0.0 0.0 3.2 10.8 .222 0.0 0.0 6.5 1.6 8.1 6.5 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.0 6.5
Career ABA 28 492 5.8 14.6 .455 1.4 3.1 .444 20.7 45.4 .455 9.8 16.6 .592 7.5 2.7 23.7 7.5 2.4 0.0 5.4 14.6 55.3
3 seasons CAR ABA 20 462 6.4 14.6 .470 1.7 3.9 .444 25.3 53.6 .472 12.4 21.0 .592 7.7 3.0 27.9 7.7 2.6 0.0 6.4 18.4 68.2
1 season KEN ABA 8 30 3.2 14.6 .222 0.0 0.0 3.2 14.6 .222 0.0 0.0 6.5 1.6 8.1 6.5 1.6 0.0 1.6 0.0 6.5

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 26 CAR ABA PG 4 133 14.1 .568 .545 .273 .000 6.1 14.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 .121
1972-73 29 CAR ABA PG 12 223 12.0 .493 .448 .478 .030 8.5 9.9 13.8 16.6 0.1 0.2 0.3 .064
1973-74 30 CAR ABA PG 4 106 15.3 .493 .500 .235 .206 3.2 7.5 5.0 22.1 2.6 0.0 5.1 14.2 116 110 0.2 0.0 0.2 .104
1974-75 ❍ 31 KEN ABA PG 8 30 6.4 .222 .222 .000 .000 13.3 3.4 8.4 16.2 1.6 0.0 10.0 13.5 81 105 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.012
Career ABA 28 492 12.9 .495 .469 .343 .063 5.4 6.6 7.1 14.1 2.4 0.0 11.1 15.6 109 109 0.5 0.4 0.9 .083
3 seasons CAR ABA 20 462 13.4 .511 .485 .366 .067 3.2 7.5 7.0 14.0 2.6 0.0 11.2 15.8 116 110 0.5 0.4 0.9 .089
1 season KEN ABA 8 30 6.4 .222 .222 .000 .000 13.3 3.4 8.4 16.2 1.6 0.0 10.0 13.5 81 105 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.012

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
Gene Littles 7.7 4.8 4.2 3.6 1.6 1.4
Sam Cassell 90.5 8.3 4.7 3.9 3.9 2.2 0.8
Travis Best 89.9 7.2 5.1 4.1 3.3 2.1 0.7
Dick Garmaker 89.2 7.5 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.1 1.3
Mike James 88.5 7.6 5.2 4.3 2.8 1.8 0.0
Leandro Barbosa 88.5 8.2 5.5 5.0 3.8 1.9 1.8
Butch Beard 87.1 7.6 5.9 5.6 3.7 2.2 1.5
Adrian Smith 86.9 6.1 5.1 4.4 3.4 1.9 1.8
Dave Twardzik 86.0 7.5 5.5 5.1 3.0 2.4 1.1
Jay Humphries 85.9 7.6 4.9 4.8 4.5 3.5 1.9
Brent Barry 85.8 7.5 5.8 4.9 2.7 2.1 1.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Gene Littles 7.7 4.8 4.2 3.6 1.6 1.4
Dick Garmaker 89.2 7.5 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.1 1.3
Mike James 87.1 7.6 5.2 4.3 2.8 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Josh Childress 84.6 7.6 5.7 5.5 4.6 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.0
Ted McClain 83.7 7.0 4.2 4.1 2.7 2.0 0.8 0.5 -0.1
Martell Webster 83.6 6.3 5.0 4.4 3.5 1.8 1.5 1.3 0.9 0.0
Anthony Parker 82.2 6.5 6.2 4.9 3.4 1.5 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.0
Jeff McInnis 82.1 6.9 5.1 4.9 4.1 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1
Eric Murdock 81.8 7.2 6.1 4.3 4.1 2.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1
Larry Drew 81.7 7.2 4.6 3.6 3.0 2.8 1.4 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.0
Vincent Askew 81.2 6.0 4.6 4.3 2.9 2.7 1.5 0.2 0.2 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1975 Kentucky Colonels (ABA)

Games
1972-73 ABA 84 (1)
1973-74 ABA 84 (4)
Career ABA 450 (36)

Minutes Played
Career ABA 11310 (52)

Field Goals
Career ABA 1606 (67)

Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 3373 (70)

3-Pt Field Goals
Career ABA 25 (79)

3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 104 (76)

Free Throws
Career ABA 829 (69)

Free Throw Attempts
Career ABA 1124 (72)

Offensive Rebounds
Career ABA 578 (71)

Defensive Rebounds
Career ABA 897 (85)

Total Rebounds
Career ABA 1475 (85)

Assists
Career ABA 1336 (29)

Steals
1972-73 ABA 120 (9)
Career ABA 277 (20)

Blocks
Career ABA 21 (96)

Turnovers
Career ABA 650 (73)

Personal Fouls
Career ABA 1048 (62)

Points
Career ABA 4066 (71)

Field Goal Pct
1969-70 ABA .507 (6)
Career ABA .476 (40)

Free Throw Pct
Career ABA .738 (66)

Minutes Per Game
Career ABA 25.1 (74)

Assists Per Game
Career ABA 3.0 (28)

Player Efficiency Rating
Career ABA 13.5 (67)

True Shooting Pct
1969-70 ABA .552 (10)
Career ABA .526 (42)

Effective Field Goal Pct
1969-70 ABA .507 (8)
Career ABA .480 (39)

Offensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 4.8 (50)

Defensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 7.4 (56)

Total Rebound Pct
Career ABA 6.3 (60)

Assist Pct
Career ABA 15.3 (28)

Steal Pct
Career ABA 2.5 (18)
Career 2.5 (61)

Turnover Pct
Career ABA 14.4 (50)

Usage Pct
Career ABA 15.1 (78)

Offensive Win Shares
Career ABA 12.2 (53)

Defensive Win Shares
Career ABA 11.2 (51)

Win Shares
Career ABA 23.4 (53)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
Career ABA .099 (51)

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