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Wally Osterkorn

Walter Raymond Osterkorn (Ox)

Position: Small Forward and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: July 6, 1928
Died: January 11, 2012
High School: Amundsen in Chicago, Illinois
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Draft: Chicago Stags, 2nd round, 1950 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 1, 1951

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 66 1721 145 413 .351 145 413 .351 199 335 .594 444 117 226 489
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 49 1016 85 262 .324 85 262 .324 106 168 .631 217 61 129 276
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 70 2164 203 586 .346 203 586 .346 209 361 .579 487 151 209 615
1954-55 26 SYR NBA SF 19 286 20 97 .206 20 97 .206 16 32 .500 70 17 32 56
Career NBA 204 5187 453 1358 .334 453 1358 .334 530 896 .592 1218 346 596 1436

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 66 26.1 2.2 6.3 .351 2.2 6.3 .351 3.0 5.1 .594 6.7 1.8 3.4 7.4
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 49 20.7 1.7 5.3 .324 1.7 5.3 .324 2.2 3.4 .631 4.4 1.2 2.6 5.6
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 70 30.9 2.9 8.4 .346 2.9 8.4 .346 3.0 5.2 .579 7.0 2.2 3.0 8.8
1954-55 26 SYR NBA SF 19 15.1 1.1 5.1 .206 1.1 5.1 .206 0.8 1.7 .500 3.7 0.9 1.7 2.9
Career NBA 204 25.4 2.2 6.7 .334 2.2 6.7 .334 2.6 4.4 .592 6.0 1.7 2.9 7.0

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 66 1721 3.0 8.6 .351 3.0 8.6 .351 4.2 7.0 .594 9.3 2.4 4.7 10.2
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 49 1016 3.0 9.3 .324 3.0 9.3 .324 3.8 6.0 .631 7.7 2.2 4.6 9.8
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 70 2164 3.4 9.7 .346 3.4 9.7 .346 3.5 6.0 .579 8.1 2.5 3.5 10.2
1954-55 26 SYR NBA SF 19 286 2.5 12.2 .206 2.5 12.2 .206 2.0 4.0 .500 8.8 2.1 4.0 7.0
Career NBA 204 5187 3.1 9.4 .334 3.1 9.4 .334 3.7 6.2 .592 8.5 2.4 4.1 10.0

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 66 1721 13.4 .436 .351 .811 1.4 2.6 4.0 .111
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 49 1016 11.2 .411 .324 .641 0.0 1.4 1.4 .065
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 70 2164 12.6 .413 .346 .616 0.3 4.0 4.3 .096
1954-55 26 SYR NBA SF 19 286 2.7 .252 .206 .330 -1.3 0.5 -0.8 -0.133
Career NBA 204 5187 12.0 .410 .334 .660 0.5 8.4 8.9 .082

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 7 249 23 67 .343 23 67 .343 28 47 .596 57 20 32 74
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 2 42 4 9 .444 4 9 .444 1 3 .333 4 2 11 9
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 13 542 45 122 .369 45 122 .369 50 90 .556 125 37 40 140
1954-55 ❍ 26 SYR NBA SF 11 75 11 34 .324 11 34 .324 13 17 .765 21 11 14 35
Career NBA 33 908 83 232 .358 83 232 .358 92 157 .586 207 70 97 258

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 7 35.6 3.3 9.6 .343 3.3 9.6 .343 4.0 6.7 .596 8.1 2.9 4.6 10.6
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 2 21.0 2.0 4.5 .444 2.0 4.5 .444 0.5 1.5 .333 2.0 1.0 5.5 4.5
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 13 41.7 3.5 9.4 .369 3.5 9.4 .369 3.8 6.9 .556 9.6 2.8 3.1 10.8
1954-55 ❍ 26 SYR NBA SF 11 6.8 1.0 3.1 .324 1.0 3.1 .324 1.2 1.5 .765 1.9 1.0 1.3 3.2
Career NBA 33 27.5 2.5 7.0 .358 2.5 7.0 .358 2.8 4.8 .586 6.3 2.1 2.9 7.8

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 7 249 3.3 9.7 .343 3.3 9.7 .343 4.0 6.8 .596 8.2 2.9 4.6 10.7
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 2 42 3.4 7.7 .444 3.4 7.7 .444 0.9 2.6 .333 3.4 1.7 9.4 7.7
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 13 542 3.0 8.1 .369 3.0 8.1 .369 3.3 6.0 .556 8.3 2.5 2.7 9.3
1954-55 ❍ 26 SYR NBA SF 11 75 5.3 16.3 .324 5.3 16.3 .324 6.2 8.2 .765 10.1 5.3 6.7 16.8
Career NBA 33 908 3.3 9.2 .358 3.3 9.2 .358 3.6 6.2 .586 8.2 2.8 3.8 10.2

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
1951-52 23 SYR NBA SF 7 249 12.1 .422 .343 .701 15.9 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .045
1952-53 24 SYR NBA SF 2 42 3.2 .436 .444 .333 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.016
1953-54 25 SYR NBA PF 13 542 13.4 .433 .369 .738 15.2 0.0 0.6 0.6 .054
1954-55 ❍ 26 SYR NBA SF 11 75 15.9 .422 .324 .500 28.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 .109
Career NBA 33 908 12.8 .428 .358 .677 16.4 -0.1 1.1 1.0 .053

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
Wally Osterkorn 4.3 4.0 1.4 -0.8
DeMarcus Cousins 86.0 4.4 4.2 1.1
Leonard Gray 85.9 4.1 4.0 1.8
Larry McNeill 80.4 4.4 4.3 1.5 0.7
Sam Smith 79.9 4.6 3.3 1.4 0.2
Stephen Jackson 79.0 4.8 4.4 0.9 -0.1
Jonas Jerebko 78.2 4.4 3.3 2.0
Walt Williams 78.1 5.1 5.1 1.6 -0.7
Brandon Bass 77.1 4.3 4.1 0.1 0.0
Nate Williams 76.9 4.5 4.0 2.5 0.4
Leon Powe 76.5 4.9 4.3 1.7 0.5
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Wally Osterkorn 4.3 4.0 1.4 -0.8
DeMarcus Cousins 86.0 4.4 4.2 1.1
Leonard Gray 85.9 4.1 4.0 1.8
Sam Smith 79.9 4.6 3.3 1.4 0.2
Jonas Jerebko 78.2 4.4 3.3 2.0
Travis Grant 74.9 5.6 4.1 1.5 0.5
Landry Fields 73.3 5.3 3.4 1.1
Gordon Hayward 72.3 5.4 4.9 1.2
Leon Powe 72.2 4.9 4.3 1.7 0.6 0.5
Larry Stewart 70.8 4.7 2.9 1.6 0.5 0.1
Patrick Patterson 68.8 4.1 2.4 1.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1955 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
Games
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)
Defensive Win Shares
1953-54 NBA 4.0 (10)

Transactions

April 25, 1950: Drafted by the Chicago Stags in the 2nd round (18th pick) of the 1950 NBA Draft.

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