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Pep Saul

Frank Benjamin Saul Jr.

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: February 16, 1924
High School: Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey
College: Seton Hall University
Draft: Rochester Royals, 1st round (10th pick, 10th 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 ROC NBA SG 49 74 183 .404 74 183 .404 34 47 .723 28 33 182
1950-51 26 ROC NBA SG 65 105 310 .339 105 310 .339 72 105 .686 84 68 85 282
1951-52 27 TOT NBA 64 1479 157 436 .360 157 436 .360 119 153 .778 165 147 120 433
1951-52 27 BLB NBA 39 720 85 251 48 60 79 54 218
1951-52 27 MNL NBA 25 759 72 185 71 93 68 66 215
1952-53 28 MNL NBA SG 70 1796 187 471 .397 187 471 .397 142 200 .710 141 110 174 516
1953-54 29 MNL NBA SG 71 1805 162 467 .347 162 467 .347 128 170 .753 159 139 149 452
1954-55 30 MLH NBA SG 65 1139 96 303 .317 96 303 .317 95 123 .772 134 104 126 287
Career NBA 384 6219 781 2170 .360 781 2170 .360 590 798 .739 683 596 687 2152
2 seasons MNL NBA 141 3601 349 938 .372 349 938 .372 270 370 .730 300 249 323 968
2 seasons ROC NBA 114 179 493 .363 179 493 .363 106 152 .697 84 96 118 464
1 season MLH NBA 65 1139 96 303 .317 96 303 .317 95 123 .772 134 104 126 287

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 ROC NBA SG 49 1.5 3.7 .404 1.5 3.7 .404 0.7 1.0 .723 0.6 0.7 3.7
1950-51 26 ROC NBA SG 65 1.6 4.8 .339 1.6 4.8 .339 1.1 1.6 .686 1.3 1.0 1.3 4.3
1951-52 27 TOT NBA 64 23.1 2.5 6.8 .360 2.5 6.8 .360 1.9 2.4 .778 2.6 2.3 1.9 6.8
1951-52 27 BLB NBA 39
1951-52 27 MNL NBA 25
1952-53 28 MNL NBA SG 70 25.7 2.7 6.7 .397 2.7 6.7 .397 2.0 2.9 .710 2.0 1.6 2.5 7.4
1953-54 29 MNL NBA SG 71 25.4 2.3 6.6 .347 2.3 6.6 .347 1.8 2.4 .753 2.2 2.0 2.1 6.4
1954-55 30 MLH NBA SG 65 17.5 1.5 4.7 .317 1.5 4.7 .317 1.5 1.9 .772 2.1 1.6 1.9 4.4
Career NBA 384 23.0 2.0 5.7 .360 2.0 5.7 .360 1.5 2.1 .739 2.0 1.6 1.8 5.6
2 seasons MNL NBA 141 25.5 2.5 6.7 .372 2.5 6.7 .372 1.9 2.6 .730 2.1 1.8 2.3 6.9
2 seasons ROC NBA 114 1.6 4.3 .363 1.6 4.3 .363 0.9 1.3 .697 1.3 0.8 1.0 4.1
1 season MLH NBA 65 17.5 1.5 4.7 .317 1.5 4.7 .317 1.5 1.9 .772 2.1 1.6 1.9 4.4

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
1949-50 25 ROC NBA SG 49 .404 .404 .723
1950-51 26 ROC NBA SG 65 .339 .339 .686
1951-52 27 TOT NBA 64 1479 3.8 10.6 .360 3.8 10.6 .360 2.9 3.7 .778 4.0 3.6 2.9 10.5
1951-52 27 BLB NBA 39 720
1951-52 27 MNL NBA 25 759
1952-53 28 MNL NBA SG 70 1796 3.7 9.4 .397 3.7 9.4 .397 2.8 4.0 .710 2.8 2.2 3.5 10.3
1953-54 29 MNL NBA SG 71 1805 3.2 9.3 .347 3.2 9.3 .347 2.6 3.4 .753 3.2 2.8 3.0 9.0
1954-55 30 MLH NBA SG 65 1139 3.0 9.6 .317 3.0 9.6 .317 3.0 3.9 .772 4.2 3.3 4.0 9.1
Career NBA 384 6219 3.5 9.7 .360 4.5 12.6 .360 2.8 3.7 .739 3.5 2.9 3.3 9.8
2 seasons MNL NBA 141 3601 3.5 9.4 .372 3.5 9.4 .372 2.7 3.7 .730 3.0 2.5 3.2 9.7
2 seasons ROC NBA 114 .363 .363 .697
1 season MLH NBA 65 1139 3.0 9.6 .317 3.0 9.6 .317 3.0 3.9 .772 4.2 3.3 4.0 9.1

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 ROC NBA SG 49 .447 .404 .257 1.0 0.5 1.5
1950-51 26 ROC NBA SG 65 .396 .339 .339 0.1 0.5 0.6
1951-52 27 TOT NBA 64 1479 .430 .360 .351
1951-52 27 BLB NBA 39 720
1951-52 27 MNL NBA 25 759
1952-53 28 MNL NBA SG 70 1796 11.1 .462 .397 .425 2.2 2.0 4.2 .111
1953-54 29 MNL NBA SG 71 1805 9.7 .417 .347 .364 0.6 2.2 2.8 .075
1954-55 30 MLH NBA SG 65 1139 8.1 .402 .317 .406 -0.3 1.1 0.8 .032
Career NBA 384 6219 9.8 .427 .360 .368 3.5 6.3 9.8 .060
2 seasons MNL NBA 141 3601 10.4 .440 .372 .394 2.8 4.2 7.0 .093
2 seasons ROC NBA 114 .414 .363 .308 1.1 1.0 2.0
1 season MLH NBA 65 1139 8.1 .402 .317 .406 -0.3 1.1 0.8 .032

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 ROC NBA SG 2 7 13 .538 7 13 .538 4 5 .800 4 8 18
1950-51 ❍ 26 ROC NBA SG 9 4 12 .333 4 12 .333 1 2 .500 3 6 2 9
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA 13 530 56 121 .463 56 121 .463 35 48 .729 36 45 42 147
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA SG 12 297 31 74 .419 31 74 .419 24 33 .727 28 18 40 86
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA SG 13 227 18 51 .353 18 51 .353 25 34 .735 27 14 27 61
Career NBA 49 1054 116 271 .428 116 271 .428 89 122 .730 94 87 119 321
3 seasons MNL NBA 38 1054 105 246 .427 105 246 .427 84 115 .730 91 77 109 294
2 seasons ROC NBA 11 11 25 .440 11 25 .440 5 7 .714 3 10 10 27

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 ROC NBA SG 2 3.5 6.5 .538 3.5 6.5 .538 2.0 2.5 .800 2.0 4.0 9.0
1950-51 ❍ 26 ROC NBA SG 9 0.4 1.3 .333 0.4 1.3 .333 0.1 0.2 .500 0.3 0.7 0.2 1.0
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA 13 40.8 4.3 9.3 .463 4.3 9.3 .463 2.7 3.7 .729 2.8 3.5 3.2 11.3
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA SG 12 24.8 2.6 6.2 .419 2.6 6.2 .419 2.0 2.8 .727 2.3 1.5 3.3 7.2
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA SG 13 17.5 1.4 3.9 .353 1.4 3.9 .353 1.9 2.6 .735 2.1 1.1 2.1 4.7
Career NBA 49 27.7 2.4 5.5 .428 2.4 5.5 .428 1.8 2.5 .730 2.0 1.8 2.4 6.6
3 seasons MNL NBA 38 27.7 2.8 6.5 .427 2.8 6.5 .427 2.2 3.0 .730 2.4 2.0 2.9 7.7
2 seasons ROC NBA 11 1.0 2.3 .440 1.0 2.3 .440 0.5 0.6 .714 0.3 0.9 0.9 2.5

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 ROC NBA SG 2 .538 .538 .800
1950-51 ❍ 26 ROC NBA SG 9 .333 .333 .500
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA 13 530 3.8 8.2 .463 3.8 8.2 .463 2.4 3.3 .729 2.4 3.1 2.9 10.0
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA SG 12 297 3.8 9.0 .419 3.8 9.0 .419 2.9 4.0 .727 3.4 2.2 4.8 10.4
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA SG 13 227 2.9 8.1 .353 2.9 8.1 .353 4.0 5.4 .735 4.3 2.2 4.3 9.7
Career NBA 49 1054 3.6 8.4 .428 4.0 9.3 .428 2.9 3.9 .730 3.1 2.6 3.7 10.0
3 seasons MNL NBA 38 1054 3.6 8.4 .427 3.6 8.4 .427 2.9 3.9 .730 3.1 2.6 3.7 10.0
2 seasons ROC NBA 11 .440 .440 .714

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 ROC NBA SG 2 .592 .538 .385 0.2 0.0 0.2
1950-51 ❍ 26 ROC NBA SG 9 .349 .333 .167 -0.1 0.0 0.0
1951-52 ❍ 27 MNL NBA 13 530 13.3 .517 .463 .397 17.4 0.9 0.7 1.5 .139
1952-53 ❍ 28 MNL NBA SG 12 297 11.9 .486 .419 .446 12.4 0.4 0.4 0.9 .141
1953-54 ❍ 29 MNL NBA SG 13 227 11.4 .462 .353 .667 12.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 .120
Career NBA 49 1054 12.5 .494 .428 .450 14.8 1.7 1.5 3.2 .136
3 seasons MNL NBA 38 1054 12.5 .496 .427 .467 14.8 1.5 1.5 3.0 .136
2 seasons ROC NBA 11 .481 .440 .280 0.2 0.0 0.2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 6 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6
Pep Saul 4.2 2.8 1.5 0.8 0.6
Al Smith 87.7 4.5 3.3 1.8 0.9 0.6
Eddie Robinson 86.0 4.0 3.0 2.2 0.8 0.2
Johnny Neumann 85.5 4.6 2.0 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.0
Lucious Harris 85.3 4.1 2.1 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.4
Rick Mount 85.2 4.6 3.5 1.1 0.7 0.6
Roger Phegley 84.9 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.0 -0.1
Craig Ehlo 84.5 4.6 3.1 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.0
Ron Lee 84.1 3.8 2.8 1.6 1.4 0.8 0.3
Keith Askins 84.1 4.4 1.9 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.3
Kelenna Azubuike 83.6 4.1 3.4 1.2 0.7 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Pep Saul 4.2 2.8 1.5 0.8 0.6
Al Smith 87.7 4.5 3.3 1.8 0.9 0.6
Eddie Robinson 86.0 4.0 3.0 2.2 0.8 0.2
Rick Mount 85.2 4.6 3.5 1.1 0.7 0.6
Roger Phegley 84.9 3.7 2.6 1.6 0.8 0.0 -0.1
Johnny Neumann 84.4 4.6 2.0 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.0 -0.1
Ron Lee 84.1 3.8 2.8 1.6 1.4 0.8 0.3
Kelenna Azubuike 83.6 4.1 3.4 1.2 0.7 -0.1
Eddie Jordan 82.5 4.1 2.4 1.9 0.7 0.6 -0.1 -0.8
Sonny Hertzberg 81.7 4.0 2.5 2.3 1.4 0.7
Jerryd Bayless 80.5 4.0 2.7 2.0 1.6 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

March 21, 1949: Drafted by the Rochester Royals in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1949 BAA Draft.

January 26, 1952: Sold by the Baltimore Bullets to the Minneapolis Lakers.

September 18, 1954: Traded by the Minneapolis Lakers to the Milwaukee Hawks for Don Sunderlage.

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