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Frank Ramsey

Frank Vernon Ramsey Jr. (The Kentucky Colonel)

Position: Shooting Guard and Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: July 13, 1931 in Corydon, Kentucky
High School: Madisonville in Madisonville, Kentucky
College: University of Kentucky
Draft: Boston Celtics, 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall), 1953 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 30, 1954
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1982 (Full List)
As Coach: 1 Yr, 32-35, .478 W-L% (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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 64 1754 236 592 .399 236 592 .399 243 322 .755 402 185 250 715
1955-56 24 Did Not Play (military service—U.S. Army)
1956-57 25 BOS NBA SG 35 807 137 349 .393 137 349 .393 144 182 .791 178 67 113 418
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 69 2047 377 900 .419 377 900 .419 383 472 .811 504 167 245 1137
1958-59 27 BOS NBA SG 72 2013 383 1013 .378 383 1013 .378 341 436 .782 491 147 266 1107
1959-60 28 BOS NBA SG 73 2009 422 1062 .397 422 1062 .397 273 347 .787 506 137 251 1117
1960-61 29 BOS NBA SG 79 2019 448 1100 .407 448 1100 .407 295 354 .833 431 146 284 1191
1961-62 30 BOS NBA SG 79 1913 436 1019 .428 436 1019 .428 334 405 .825 387 109 245 1206
1962-63 31 BOS NBA SG 77 1541 284 743 .382 284 743 .382 271 332 .816 288 95 259 839
1963-64 32 BOS NBA SG 75 1227 226 604 .374 226 604 .374 196 233 .841 223 81 245 648
Career NBA 623 15330 2949 7382 .399 2949 7382 .399 2480 3083 .804 3410 1134 2158 8378

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 64 27.4 3.7 9.3 .399 3.7 9.3 .399 3.8 5.0 .755 6.3 2.9 3.9 11.2
1956-57 25 BOS NBA SG 35 23.1 3.9 10.0 .393 3.9 10.0 .393 4.1 5.2 .791 5.1 1.9 3.2 11.9
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 69 29.7 5.5 13.0 .419 5.5 13.0 .419 5.6 6.8 .811 7.3 2.4 3.6 16.5
1958-59 27 BOS NBA SG 72 28.0 5.3 14.1 .378 5.3 14.1 .378 4.7 6.1 .782 6.8 2.0 3.7 15.4
1959-60 28 BOS NBA SG 73 27.5 5.8 14.5 .397 5.8 14.5 .397 3.7 4.8 .787 6.9 1.9 3.4 15.3
1960-61 29 BOS NBA SG 79 25.6 5.7 13.9 .407 5.7 13.9 .407 3.7 4.5 .833 5.5 1.8 3.6 15.1
1961-62 30 BOS NBA SG 79 24.2 5.5 12.9 .428 5.5 12.9 .428 4.2 5.1 .825 4.9 1.4 3.1 15.3
1962-63 31 BOS NBA SG 77 20.0 3.7 9.6 .382 3.7 9.6 .382 3.5 4.3 .816 3.7 1.2 3.4 10.9
1963-64 32 BOS NBA SG 75 16.4 3.0 8.1 .374 3.0 8.1 .374 2.6 3.1 .841 3.0 1.1 3.3 8.6
Career NBA 623 24.6 4.7 11.8 .399 4.7 11.8 .399 4.0 4.9 .804 5.5 1.8 3.5 13.4

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 64 1754 4.8 12.2 .399 4.8 12.2 .399 5.0 6.6 .755 8.3 3.8 5.1 14.7
1956-57 25 BOS NBA SG 35 807 6.1 15.6 .393 6.1 15.6 .393 6.4 8.1 .791 7.9 3.0 5.0 18.6
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 69 2047 6.6 15.8 .419 6.6 15.8 .419 6.7 8.3 .811 8.9 2.9 4.3 20.0
1958-59 27 BOS NBA SG 72 2013 6.8 18.1 .378 6.8 18.1 .378 6.1 7.8 .782 8.8 2.6 4.8 19.8
1959-60 28 BOS NBA SG 73 2009 7.6 19.0 .397 7.6 19.0 .397 4.9 6.2 .787 9.1 2.5 4.5 20.0
1960-61 29 BOS NBA SG 79 2019 8.0 19.6 .407 8.0 19.6 .407 5.3 6.3 .833 7.7 2.6 5.1 21.2
1961-62 30 BOS NBA SG 79 1913 8.2 19.2 .428 8.2 19.2 .428 6.3 7.6 .825 7.3 2.1 4.6 22.7
1962-63 31 BOS NBA SG 77 1541 6.6 17.4 .382 6.6 17.4 .382 6.3 7.8 .816 6.7 2.2 6.1 19.6
1963-64 32 BOS NBA SG 75 1227 6.6 17.7 .374 6.6 17.7 .374 5.8 6.8 .841 6.5 2.4 7.2 19.0
Career NBA 623 15330 6.9 17.3 .399 6.9 17.3 .399 5.8 7.2 .804 8.0 2.7 5.1 19.7

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 64 1754 14.8 .487 .399 .544 3.1 0.9 4.0 .110
1956-57 25 BOS NBA SG 35 807 17.4 .487 .393 .521 1.9 1.4 3.3 .194
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 69 2047 19.5 .513 .419 .524 6.4 3.6 10.0 .234
1958-59 27 BOS NBA SG 72 2013 15.7 .459 .378 .430 2.5 3.5 5.9 .142
1959-60 28 BOS NBA SG 73 2009 14.5 .460 .397 .327 2.0 3.4 5.3 .128
1960-61 29 BOS NBA SG 79 2019 15.2 .474 .407 .322 2.7 3.8 6.5 .155
1961-62 30 BOS NBA SG 79 1913 16.3 .504 .428 .397 3.9 3.4 7.3 .183
1962-63 31 BOS NBA SG 77 1541 12.8 .472 .382 .447 0.8 2.8 3.6 .113
1963-64 32 BOS NBA SG 75 1227 12.6 .459 .374 .386 0.5 2.7 3.2 .125
Career NBA 623 15330 15.5 .479 .399 .418 23.7 25.4 49.2 .154

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 7 154 28 54 .519 28 54 .519 19 26 .731 35 16 27 75
1956-57 ❍ 25 BOS NBA SG 10 229 38 82 .463 38 82 .463 46 59 .780 43 17 36 122
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 11 352 74 174 .425 74 174 .425 54 59 .915 90 16 50 202
1958-59 ❍ 27 BOS NBA SG 11 303 95 192 .495 95 192 .495 65 81 .802 68 20 52 255
1959-60 ❍ 28 BOS NBA SG 13 459 81 196 .413 81 196 .413 55 63 .873 100 27 51 217
1960-61 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SG 10 300 55 136 .404 55 136 .404 61 75 .813 64 23 40 171
1961-62 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SG 13 210 39 104 .375 39 104 .375 41 45 .911 38 10 38 119
1962-63 ❍ 31 BOS NBA SG 13 251 37 104 .356 37 104 .356 34 47 .723 35 12 43 108
1963-64 ❍ 32 BOS NBA SG 10 138 22 63 .349 22 63 .349 18 21 .857 21 10 25 62
Career NBA 98 2396 469 1105 .424 469 1105 .424 393 476 .826 494 151 362 1331

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 7 22.0 4.0 7.7 .519 4.0 7.7 .519 2.7 3.7 .731 5.0 2.3 3.9 10.7
1956-57 ❍ 25 BOS NBA SG 10 22.9 3.8 8.2 .463 3.8 8.2 .463 4.6 5.9 .780 4.3 1.7 3.6 12.2
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 11 32.0 6.7 15.8 .425 6.7 15.8 .425 4.9 5.4 .915 8.2 1.5 4.5 18.4
1958-59 ❍ 27 BOS NBA SG 11 27.5 8.6 17.5 .495 8.6 17.5 .495 5.9 7.4 .802 6.2 1.8 4.7 23.2
1959-60 ❍ 28 BOS NBA SG 13 35.3 6.2 15.1 .413 6.2 15.1 .413 4.2 4.8 .873 7.7 2.1 3.9 16.7
1960-61 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SG 10 30.0 5.5 13.6 .404 5.5 13.6 .404 6.1 7.5 .813 6.4 2.3 4.0 17.1
1961-62 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SG 13 16.2 3.0 8.0 .375 3.0 8.0 .375 3.2 3.5 .911 2.9 0.8 2.9 9.2
1962-63 ❍ 31 BOS NBA SG 13 19.3 2.8 8.0 .356 2.8 8.0 .356 2.6 3.6 .723 2.7 0.9 3.3 8.3
1963-64 ❍ 32 BOS NBA SG 10 13.8 2.2 6.3 .349 2.2 6.3 .349 1.8 2.1 .857 2.1 1.0 2.5 6.2
Career NBA 98 24.4 4.8 11.3 .424 4.8 11.3 .424 4.0 4.9 .826 5.0 1.5 3.7 13.6

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 7 154 6.5 12.6 .519 6.5 12.6 .519 4.4 6.1 .731 8.2 3.7 6.3 17.5
1956-57 ❍ 25 BOS NBA SG 10 229 6.0 12.9 .463 6.0 12.9 .463 7.2 9.3 .780 6.8 2.7 5.7 19.2
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 11 352 7.6 17.8 .425 7.6 17.8 .425 5.5 6.0 .915 9.2 1.6 5.1 20.7
1958-59 ❍ 27 BOS NBA SG 11 303 11.3 22.8 .495 11.3 22.8 .495 7.7 9.6 .802 8.1 2.4 6.2 30.3
1959-60 ❍ 28 BOS NBA SG 13 459 6.4 15.4 .413 6.4 15.4 .413 4.3 4.9 .873 7.8 2.1 4.0 17.0
1960-61 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SG 10 300 6.6 16.3 .404 6.6 16.3 .404 7.3 9.0 .813 7.7 2.8 4.8 20.5
1961-62 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SG 13 210 6.7 17.8 .375 6.7 17.8 .375 7.0 7.7 .911 6.5 1.7 6.5 20.4
1962-63 ❍ 31 BOS NBA SG 13 251 5.3 14.9 .356 5.3 14.9 .356 4.9 6.7 .723 5.0 1.7 6.2 15.5
1963-64 ❍ 32 BOS NBA SG 10 138 5.7 16.4 .349 5.7 16.4 .349 4.7 5.5 .857 5.5 2.6 6.5 16.2
Career NBA 98 2396 7.0 16.6 .424 7.0 16.6 .424 5.9 7.2 .826 7.4 2.3 5.4 20.0

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
1954-55 23 BOS NBA SF 7 154 18.1 .573 .519 .481 16.9 0.6 0.0 0.5 .161
1956-57 ❍ 25 BOS NBA SG 10 229 19.2 .565 .463 .720 11.4 1.0 0.4 1.4 .290
1957-58 26 BOS NBA SG 11 352 19.2 .505 .425 .339 7.7 1.2 0.6 1.7 .235
1958-59 ❍ 27 BOS NBA SG 11 303 23.4 .560 .495 .422 10.0 1.5 0.5 2.0 .322
1959-60 ❍ 28 BOS NBA SG 13 459 14.7 .485 .413 .321 7.8 0.8 0.8 1.6 .169
1960-61 ❍ 29 BOS NBA SG 10 300 16.7 .506 .404 .551 10.1 0.7 0.5 1.2 .196
1961-62 ❍ 30 BOS NBA SG 13 210 13.2 .481 .375 .433 6.5 0.3 0.3 0.6 .139
1962-63 ❍ 31 BOS NBA SG 13 251 7.8 .433 .356 .452 6.0 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .026
1963-64 ❍ 32 BOS NBA SG 10 138 10.7 .429 .349 .333 10.8 0.0 0.3 0.3 .088
Career NBA 98 2396 16.3 .506 .424 .431 9.2 5.8 3.7 9.5 .190

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 9 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Frank Ramsey 10.0 7.3 6.5 5.9 5.3 4.0 3.6 3.3 3.2
Josh Smith 92.4 9.3 6.8 6.4 5.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 3.6 2.4
Charles Oakley 89.7 10.5 7.3 6.7 6.2 6.0 5.7 5.7 3.5 3.3
Hedo Turkoglu 89.6 9.0 7.6 7.3 6.7 5.2 4.9 3.4 2.8 2.6
Corey Maggette 89.0 8.6 8.1 7.0 6.9 5.0 3.9 3.3 3.0 2.6
Udonis Haslem 88.9 9.2 7.0 6.0 5.7 5.1 4.8 3.5 2.5 0.9
Grant Long 88.6 8.4 7.7 6.6 6.5 5.1 5.0 4.6 2.7 2.6
James Posey 88.5 10.0 6.2 5.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 3.8 2.7 2.3
Brian Grant 88.4 8.7 7.7 6.3 5.9 5.3 4.8 4.7 3.5 1.0
Maurice Lucas 88.3 8.7 7.4 7.1 6.2 5.8 5.5 4.7 3.5 2.4
Greg Ballard 88.1 9.4 7.9 6.9 6.9 6.0 5.6 3.9 3.6 2.0
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Frank Ramsey 10.0 7.3 6.5 5.9 5.3 4.0 3.6 3.3 3.2
Josh Smith 90.9 9.3 6.8 6.4 5.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 3.6 2.4 1.1
Udonis Haslem 89.9 9.2 7.0 6.0 5.7 5.1 4.8 3.5 3.2 2.5 1.1 0.9
Danny Manning 87.2 9.8 7.9 6.5 5.3 5.2 5.2 3.5 3.4 2.6 2.6 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2
Mike Mitchell 86.7 8.3 7.6 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.5 4.4 3.6 2.4 0.4
Sidney Wicks 86.6 9.7 7.1 6.1 5.6 5.6 4.2 2.3 1.5 0.4 -0.1
Greg Ballard 86.1 9.4 7.9 6.9 6.9 6.0 5.6 3.9 3.6 2.0 1.7 0.0
Brian Grant 86.1 8.7 7.7 6.3 5.9 5.3 4.9 4.8 4.7 3.5 1.6 1.0 0.2
Jamal Mashburn 85.3 9.0 7.3 6.4 6.3 4.1 3.6 3.4 1.8 0.9 0.7 0.2
Truck Robinson 84.8 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.5 6.0 5.1 4.3 3.3 3.2 2.7 -0.1
Donyell Marshall 84.4 10.4 8.5 6.0 6.0 5.0 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.0 1.3 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1950-51 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1951-52 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1953-54 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)

Games
1958-59 NBA 72 (1)
1960-61 NBA 79 (1)

Free Throws
1957-58 NBA 383 (10)
1958-59 NBA 341 (10)

Free Throw Attempts
1958-59 NBA 436 (10)

Free Throw Pct
1960-61 NBA .833 (4)
1961-62 NBA .825 (4)
1962-63 NBA .816 (6)

True Shooting Pct
1957-58 NBA .513 (4)

Offensive Win Shares
1957-58 NBA 6.4 (9)

Defensive Win Shares
1957-58 NBA 3.6 (6)
1958-59 NBA 3.5 (8)
1959-60 NBA 3.4 (9)
1960-61 NBA 3.8 (10)
1961-62 NBA 3.4 (10)

Win Shares
1957-58 NBA 10.0 (9)

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1957-58 NBA .234 (1)
1961-62 NBA .183 (8)
Career NBA .154 (74)
Career .154 (78)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.655 (93)

Transactions

April 24, 1953: Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1953 NBA Draft.

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