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Willie Long

Willie Long

Position: Power Forward and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 225 lbs.
Born: March 1, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
High School: South Side in Fort Wayne, Indiana
College: University of New Mexico
Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers, 2nd round (18th pick, 35th overall), 1971 NBA Draft
ABA Debut: October 14, 1971

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 75 1925 336 761 .442 0 1 .000 336 760 .442 206 291 .708 157 356 513 66 137 215 878
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 56 1050 183 458 .400 0 2 .000 183 456 .401 138 177 .780 99 191 290 43 95 147 504
1973-74 23 DNR ABA SF 82 2058 383 925 .414 0 2 .000 383 923 .415 270 325 .831 197 269 466 100 54 13 157 244 1036
Career ABA 213 5033 902 2144 .421 0 5 .000 902 2139 .422 614 793 .774 453 816 1269 209 54 13 389 606 2418
2 seasons DNR ABA 138 3108 566 1383 .409 0 4 .000 566 1379 .410 408 502 .813 296 460 756 143 54 13 252 391 1540
1 season FLO ABA 75 1925 336 761 .442 0 1 .000 336 760 .442 206 291 .708 157 356 513 66 137 215 878

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 75 25.7 4.5 10.1 .442 0.0 0.0 .000 4.5 10.1 .442 2.7 3.9 .708 2.1 4.7 6.8 0.9 1.8 2.9 11.7
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 56 18.8 3.3 8.2 .400 0.0 0.0 .000 3.3 8.1 .401 2.5 3.2 .780 1.8 3.4 5.2 0.8 1.7 2.6 9.0
1973-74 23 DNR ABA SF 82 25.1 4.7 11.3 .414 0.0 0.0 .000 4.7 11.3 .415 3.3 4.0 .831 2.4 3.3 5.7 1.2 0.7 0.2 1.9 3.0 12.6
Career ABA 213 23.6 4.2 10.1 .421 0.0 0.0 .000 4.2 10.0 .422 2.9 3.7 .774 2.1 3.8 6.0 1.0 0.7 0.2 1.8 2.8 11.4
2 seasons DNR ABA 138 22.5 4.1 10.0 .409 0.0 0.0 .000 4.1 10.0 .410 3.0 3.6 .813 2.1 3.3 5.5 1.0 0.7 0.2 1.8 2.8 11.2
1 season FLO ABA 75 25.7 4.5 10.1 .442 0.0 0.0 .000 4.5 10.1 .442 2.7 3.9 .708 2.1 4.7 6.8 0.9 1.8 2.9 11.7

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 75 1925 6.3 14.2 .442 0.0 0.0 .000 6.3 14.2 .442 3.9 5.4 .708 2.9 6.7 9.6 1.2 2.6 4.0 16.4
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 56 1050 6.3 15.7 .400 0.0 0.1 .000 6.3 15.6 .401 4.7 6.1 .780 3.4 6.5 9.9 1.5 3.3 5.0 17.3
1973-74 23 DNR ABA SF 82 2058 6.7 16.2 .414 0.0 0.0 .000 6.7 16.1 .415 4.7 5.7 .831 3.4 4.7 8.2 1.7 0.9 0.2 2.7 4.3 18.1
Career ABA 213 5033 6.5 15.3 .421 0.0 0.0 .000 6.5 15.3 .422 4.4 5.7 .774 3.2 5.8 9.1 1.5 0.9 0.2 2.8 4.3 17.3
2 seasons DNR ABA 138 3108 6.6 16.0 .409 0.0 0.0 .000 6.6 16.0 .410 4.7 5.8 .813 3.4 5.3 8.8 1.7 0.9 0.2 2.9 4.5 17.8
1 season FLO ABA 75 1925 6.3 14.2 .442 0.0 0.0 .000 6.3 14.2 .442 3.9 5.4 .708 2.9 6.7 9.6 1.2 2.6 4.0 16.4

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
1973-74 23 DNR ABA SF 82 2058 8.7 20.9 .414 0.0 0.0 .000 8.7 20.9 .415 6.1 7.3 .831 4.5 6.1 10.5 2.3 1.2 0.3 3.5 5.5 23.4
Career ABA 213 5033 8.7 20.9 .421 0.0 0.1 .000 20.4 48.3 .422 13.9 17.9 .774 10.2 6.1 28.7 2.3 1.2 0.3 8.8 13.7 54.6
2 seasons DNR ABA 138 3108 8.7 20.9 .409 0.0 0.1 .000 12.8 31.2 .410 9.2 11.3 .813 6.7 6.1 17.1 2.3 1.2 0.3 5.7 8.8 34.8
1 season FLO ABA 75 1925 .442 .000 .442 .708

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 75 1925 12.8 .494 .442 .382 .001 7.8 18.2 12.9 4.9 13.4 20.6 0.7 1.4 2.1 .053
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 56 1050 11.7 .470 .400 .386 .004 9.4 19.1 14.1 6.0 15.1 23.1 -0.5 1.7 1.2 .056
1973-74 23 DNR ABA SF 82 2058 13.7 .485 .414 .351 .002 9.3 13.5 11.3 7.0 1.2 0.3 12.8 23.0 101 105 1.8 1.7 3.5 .082
Career ABA 213 5033 12.9 .485 .421 .370 .002 8.7 16.5 12.5 6.0 1.2 0.3 13.5 22.1 101 105 2.0 4.8 6.9 .065
2 seasons DNR ABA 138 3108 13.0 .480 .409 .363 .003 9.4 15.4 12.3 6.7 1.2 0.3 13.6 23.0 101 105 1.3 3.4 4.7 .073
1 season FLO ABA 75 1925 12.8 .494 .442 .382 .001 7.8 18.2 12.9 4.9 13.4 20.6 0.7 1.4 2.1 .053

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 4 156 24 57 .421 0 0 24 57 .421 18 25 .720 40 4 9 16 66
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 4 53 5 20 .250 0 0 5 20 .250 5 6 .833 4 5 9 1 11 13 15
Career ABA 8 209 29 77 .377 0 0 29 77 .377 23 31 .742 4 5 49 5 20 29 81
1 season DNR ABA 4 53 5 20 .250 0 0 5 20 .250 5 6 .833 4 5 9 1 11 13 15
1 season FLO ABA 4 156 24 57 .421 0 0 24 57 .421 18 25 .720 40 4 9 16 66

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 4 39.0 6.0 14.3 .421 0.0 0.0 6.0 14.3 .421 4.5 6.3 .720 10.0 1.0 2.3 4.0 16.5
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 4 13.3 1.3 5.0 .250 0.0 0.0 1.3 5.0 .250 1.3 1.5 .833 1.0 1.3 2.3 0.3 2.8 3.3 3.8
Career ABA 8 26.1 3.6 9.6 .377 0.0 0.0 3.6 9.6 .377 2.9 3.9 .742 1.0 1.3 6.1 0.6 2.5 3.6 10.1
1 season DNR ABA 4 13.3 1.3 5.0 .250 0.0 0.0 1.3 5.0 .250 1.3 1.5 .833 1.0 1.3 2.3 0.3 2.8 3.3 3.8
1 season FLO ABA 4 39.0 6.0 14.3 .421 0.0 0.0 6.0 14.3 .421 4.5 6.3 .720 10.0 1.0 2.3 4.0 16.5

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 4 156 5.5 13.2 .421 0.0 0.0 5.5 13.2 .421 4.2 5.8 .720 9.2 0.9 2.1 3.7 15.2
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 4 53 3.4 13.6 .250 0.0 0.0 3.4 13.6 .250 3.4 4.1 .833 2.7 3.4 6.1 0.7 7.5 8.8 10.2
Career ABA 8 209 5.0 13.3 .377 0.0 0.0 5.0 13.3 .377 4.0 5.3 .742 2.7 3.4 8.4 0.9 3.4 5.0 14.0
1 season DNR ABA 4 53 3.4 13.6 .250 0.0 0.0 3.4 13.6 .250 3.4 4.1 .833 2.7 3.4 6.1 0.7 7.5 8.8 10.2
1 season FLO ABA 4 156 5.5 13.2 .421 0.0 0.0 5.5 13.2 .421 4.2 5.8 .720 9.2 0.9 2.1 3.7 15.2

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
1971-72 21 FLO ABA PF 4 156 12.2 .485 .421 .439 .000 11.7 3.8 11.7 18.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 .039
1972-73 22 DNR ABA PF 4 53 -9.8 .331 .250 .300 .000 8.1 2.8 32.7 24.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.125
Career ABA 8 209 6.6 .447 .377 .403 .000 10.8 3.6 18.1 20.3 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.003
1 season DNR ABA 4 53 -9.8 .331 .250 .300 .000 8.1 2.8 32.7 24.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.125
1 season FLO ABA 4 156 12.2 .485 .421 .439 .000 11.7 3.8 11.7 18.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 .039

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Willie Long 3.5 2.1 1.2
Tom Hawkins 95.1 3.2 2.1 1.2
Gus Johnson 93.6 3.5 2.2 1.6
Trevor Ariza 93.4 3.4 2.1 0.9
Collis Jones 93.2 3.2 2.1 1.2
Mike Sweetney 92.6 3.8 2.1 1.4
Don Boven 92.4 3.8 2.2 1.5
Buck Johnson 91.2 3.6 2.1 0.7
Bingo Smith 91.2 3.3 2.4 1.1
Darren Daye 91.1 3.8 2.4 1.3
George Kaftan 90.2 3.4 2.4 1.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Willie Long 3.5 2.1 1.2
Don Boven 92.4 3.8 2.2 1.5
Mike Sweetney 88.0 3.8 2.1 1.4 0.4
Mike Farmer 84.8 3.2 1.8 1.3 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Zeke Zawoluk 82.9 3.9 2.5 1.7
Tobias Harris 82.3 4.1 2.4 0.9
Walter Berry 82.0 3.4 2.4 2.3
Derrick Williams 80.3 3.0 2.6 1.8
Paul Graham 80.2 3.6 1.9 0.2
Tyrone Nesby 79.9 3.1 2.9 1.3 0.3
Tony Jaros 79.2 4.4 2.2 1.3 0.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Free Throws
Career ABA 614 (97)

Free Throw Attempts
Career ABA 793 (99)

Offensive Rebounds
Career ABA 453 (93)

Defensive Rebounds
Career ABA 816 (97)

Free Throw Pct
1973-74 ABA .831 (10)
Career ABA .774 (51)

Offensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 8.7 (28)

Defensive Rebound Pct
Career ABA 16.5 (28)

 

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