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Whitey Skoog

Myer Upton Skoog

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-11 ▪ Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: November 2, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota
High School: Brainerd in Brainerd, Minnesota
College: University of Minnesota
Draft: Minneapolis Lakers, 1951 NBA Draft (territorial selection)
NBA Debut: November 3, 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 25 MNL NBA SG 35 988 102 296 .345 102 296 .345 30 38 .789 122 60 94 234
1952-53 26 MNL NBA SG 68 996 102 264 .386 102 264 .386 46 61 .754 121 82 137 250
1953-54 27 MNL NBA SG 71 1877 212 530 .400 212 530 .400 72 97 .742 224 179 234 496
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 72 2365 330 836 .395 330 836 .395 125 155 .806 303 251 265 785
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 72 2311 340 854 .398 340 854 .398 155 193 .803 291 255 232 835
1956-57 30 MNL NBA SG 23 656 78 220 .355 78 220 .355 44 47 .936 72 76 65 200
Career NBA 341 9193 1164 3000 .388 1164 3000 .388 472 591 .799 1133 903 1027 2800

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 25 MNL NBA SG 35 28.2 2.9 8.5 .345 2.9 8.5 .345 0.9 1.1 .789 3.5 1.7 2.7 6.7
1952-53 26 MNL NBA SG 68 14.6 1.5 3.9 .386 1.5 3.9 .386 0.7 0.9 .754 1.8 1.2 2.0 3.7
1953-54 27 MNL NBA SG 71 26.4 3.0 7.5 .400 3.0 7.5 .400 1.0 1.4 .742 3.2 2.5 3.3 7.0
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 72 32.8 4.6 11.6 .395 4.6 11.6 .395 1.7 2.2 .806 4.2 3.5 3.7 10.9
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 72 32.1 4.7 11.9 .398 4.7 11.9 .398 2.2 2.7 .803 4.0 3.5 3.2 11.6
1956-57 30 MNL NBA SG 23 28.5 3.4 9.6 .355 3.4 9.6 .355 1.9 2.0 .936 3.1 3.3 2.8 8.7
Career NBA 341 27.0 3.4 8.8 .388 3.4 8.8 .388 1.4 1.7 .799 3.3 2.6 3.0 8.2

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 25 MNL NBA SG 35 988 3.7 10.8 .345 3.7 10.8 .345 1.1 1.4 .789 4.4 2.2 3.4 8.5
1952-53 26 MNL NBA SG 68 996 3.7 9.5 .386 3.7 9.5 .386 1.7 2.2 .754 4.4 3.0 5.0 9.0
1953-54 27 MNL NBA SG 71 1877 4.1 10.2 .400 4.1 10.2 .400 1.4 1.9 .742 4.3 3.4 4.5 9.5
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 72 2365 5.0 12.7 .395 5.0 12.7 .395 1.9 2.4 .806 4.6 3.8 4.0 11.9
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 72 2311 5.3 13.3 .398 5.3 13.3 .398 2.4 3.0 .803 4.5 4.0 3.6 13.0
1956-57 30 MNL NBA SG 23 656 4.3 12.1 .355 4.3 12.1 .355 2.4 2.6 .936 4.0 4.2 3.6 11.0
Career NBA 341 9193 4.6 11.7 .388 4.6 11.7 .388 1.8 2.3 .799 4.4 3.5 4.0 11.0

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 25 MNL NBA SG 35 988 7.7 .374 .345 .128 -0.7 1.7 1.0 .048
1952-53 26 MNL NBA SG 68 996 10.3 .430 .386 .231 0.5 1.4 1.9 .093
1953-54 27 MNL NBA SG 71 1877 11.3 .433 .400 .183 1.3 2.8 4.1 .106
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 72 2365 11.4 .434 .395 .185 1.1 2.6 3.6 .074
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 72 2311 11.9 .445 .398 .226 1.4 1.4 2.9 .059
1956-57 30 MNL NBA SG 23 656 10.1 .415 .355 .214 0.1 0.6 0.7 .054
Career NBA 341 9193 10.9 .429 .388 .197 3.8 10.5 14.3 .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
1952-53 ❍ 26 MNL NBA SG 11 198 24 56 .429 24 56 .429 16 20 .800 23 13 29 64
1953-54 ❍ 27 MNL NBA SG 13 402 42 107 .393 42 107 .393 12 21 .571 47 23 60 96
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 7 241 36 92 .391 36 92 .391 19 21 .905 37 16 30 91
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 3 90 13 31 .419 13 31 .419 3 11 .273 18 18 11 29
Career NBA 34 931 115 286 .402 115 286 .402 50 73 .685 125 70 130 280

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
1952-53 ❍ 26 MNL NBA SG 11 18.0 2.2 5.1 .429 2.2 5.1 .429 1.5 1.8 .800 2.1 1.2 2.6 5.8
1953-54 ❍ 27 MNL NBA SG 13 30.9 3.2 8.2 .393 3.2 8.2 .393 0.9 1.6 .571 3.6 1.8 4.6 7.4
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 7 34.4 5.1 13.1 .391 5.1 13.1 .391 2.7 3.0 .905 5.3 2.3 4.3 13.0
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 3 30.0 4.3 10.3 .419 4.3 10.3 .419 1.0 3.7 .273 6.0 6.0 3.7 9.7
Career NBA 34 27.4 3.4 8.4 .402 3.4 8.4 .402 1.5 2.1 .685 3.7 2.1 3.8 8.2

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
1952-53 ❍ 26 MNL NBA SG 11 198 4.4 10.2 .429 4.4 10.2 .429 2.9 3.6 .800 4.2 2.4 5.3 11.6
1953-54 ❍ 27 MNL NBA SG 13 402 3.8 9.6 .393 3.8 9.6 .393 1.1 1.9 .571 4.2 2.1 5.4 8.6
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 7 241 5.4 13.7 .391 5.4 13.7 .391 2.8 3.1 .905 5.5 2.4 4.5 13.6
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 3 90 5.2 12.4 .419 5.2 12.4 .419 1.2 4.4 .273 7.2 7.2 4.4 11.6
Career NBA 34 931 4.4 11.1 .402 4.4 11.1 .402 1.9 2.8 .685 4.8 2.7 5.0 10.8

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
1952-53 ❍ 26 MNL NBA SG 11 198 13.9 .494 .429 .357 13.9 0.4 0.3 0.7 .165
1953-54 ❍ 27 MNL NBA SG 13 402 8.1 .413 .393 .196 11.7 -0.2 0.7 0.5 .060
1954-55 28 MNL NBA SG 7 241 12.7 .449 .391 .228 13.6 0.2 0.4 0.5 .104
1955-56 29 MNL NBA SG 3 90 12.5 .405 .419 .355 30.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 .057
Career NBA 34 931 11.0 .440 .402 .255 14.5 0.3 1.5 1.8 .093

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
Whitey Skoog 4.1 3.6 2.9 1.9 1.0 0.7
Thabo Sefolosha 88.5 4.1 4.0 2.2 1.8 1.5 0.8
Jamaal Tinsley 87.9 4.4 3.7 2.8 2.8 1.7 0.7
Marquis Daniels 87.9 4.2 3.2 2.5 1.3 0.9 0.6
Al Wood 87.7 4.4 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.0 0.9
Darrell Walker 87.3 3.8 3.7 2.8 2.3 2.1 0.8
Darnell Valentine 87.0 5.0 3.7 3.4 1.7 1.1 1.0
Eric Money 86.7 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Jack George 86.7 4.6 3.8 3.4 1.8 1.5 1.2
Daniel Gibson 86.6 4.1 3.8 2.6 2.4 2.0 0.5
John Salmons 86.5 3.7 3.6 2.1 1.7 1.4 0.6
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Whitey Skoog 4.1 3.6 2.9 1.9 1.0 0.7
Al Wood 87.7 4.4 4.2 2.5 2.3 1.0 0.9
Bob Harrison 87.6 3.5 3.3 2.9 2.2 0.9 0.9 0.0 -0.4
Eric Money 86.7 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Slick Watts 86.3 4.7 3.3 2.7 1.2 1.2 0.8
Billy Kenville 85.7 4.5 3.9 3.0 1.4 0.5 0.4
Devin Brown 85.2 3.7 3.5 2.4 1.7 1.4 0.4 0.1 -0.1
Daniel Gibson 84.2 4.1 3.8 2.6 2.4 2.0 0.5 0.5
Joe Hamilton 83.8 4.1 2.9 2.9 2.2 0.2 0.2
T.J. Ford 83.7 4.3 4.3 3.3 2.5 1.4 0.7 0.2 0.2
Fred Jones 83.7 4.8 4.0 2.6 2.2 1.6 1.2 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1948-49 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)
1949-50 NCAA AP All-America (2nd)
1950-51 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1953 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
1954 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)

Games
1954-55 NBA 72 (2)
1955-56 NBA 72 (2)

Personal Fouls
1954-55 NBA 265 (7)

Transactions

April 25, 1951: Drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1951 NBA Draft.

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