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Willie Somerset

Willard F. Somerset

Position: Point Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-8 ▪ Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: March 17, 1942 in Sharon, Pennsylvania
High School: Farrell in Farrell, Pennsylvania
College: Duquesne University
Draft: Baltimore Bullets, 7th round (3rd pick, 56th overall), 1965 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 16, 1965 ▪ ABA Debut: November 17, 1967

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
1965-66 23 BAL NBA PG 8 98 18 43 .419 18 43 .419 9 11 .818 15 9 21 45
1966-67 24 Did Not Play
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 61 2334 467 1042 .448 33 107 .308 434 935 .464 359 460 .780 305 225 164 211 1326
1968-69 ★ 26 TOT ABA PG 74 3118 619 1510 .410 36 139 .259 583 1371 .425 484 583 .830 141 191 332 280 215 261 1758
1968-69 ★ 26 HSM ABA PG 43 1793 337 853 .395 17 75 .227 320 778 .411 320 383 .836 79 118 197 174 123 158 1011
1968-69 ★ 26 NYA ABA PG 31 1325 282 657 .429 19 64 .297 263 593 .444 164 200 .820 62 73 135 106 92 103 747
Career TOT 143 5550 1104 2595 .425 69 246 .280 1035 2349 .441 852 1054 .808 141 191 652 514 379 493 3129
ABA 135 5452 1086 2552 .426 69 246 .280 1017 2306 .441 843 1043 .808 141 191 637 505 379 472 3084
NBA 8 98 18 43 .419 18 43 .419 9 11 .818 15 9 21 45
2 seasons HSM ABA 104 4127 804 1895 .424 50 182 .275 754 1713 .440 679 843 .805 79 118 502 399 287 369 2337
1 season NYA ABA 31 1325 282 657 .429 19 64 .297 263 593 .444 164 200 .820 62 73 135 106 92 103 747
1 season BAL NBA 8 98 18 43 .419 18 43 .419 9 11 .818 15 9 21 45

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
1965-66 23 BAL NBA PG 8 12.3 2.3 5.4 .419 2.3 5.4 .419 1.1 1.4 .818 1.9 1.1 2.6 5.6
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 61 38.3 7.7 17.1 .448 0.5 1.8 .308 7.1 15.3 .464 5.9 7.5 .780 5.0 3.7 2.7 3.5 21.7
1968-69 ★ 26 TOT ABA PG 74 42.1 8.4 20.4 .410 0.5 1.9 .259 7.9 18.5 .425 6.5 7.9 .830 1.9 2.6 4.5 3.8 2.9 3.5 23.8
1968-69 ★ 26 HSM ABA PG 43 41.7 7.8 19.8 .395 0.4 1.7 .227 7.4 18.1 .411 7.4 8.9 .836 1.8 2.7 4.6 4.0 2.9 3.7 23.5
1968-69 ★ 26 NYA ABA PG 31 42.7 9.1 21.2 .429 0.6 2.1 .297 8.5 19.1 .444 5.3 6.5 .820 2.0 2.4 4.4 3.4 3.0 3.3 24.1
Career TOT 143 38.8 7.7 18.1 .425 0.5 1.8 .280 7.2 16.4 .441 6.0 7.4 .808 1.9 2.6 4.6 3.6 2.8 3.4 21.9
ABA 135 40.4 8.0 18.9 .426 0.5 1.8 .280 7.5 17.1 .441 6.2 7.7 .808 1.9 2.6 4.7 3.7 2.8 3.5 22.8
NBA 8 12.3 2.3 5.4 .419 2.3 5.4 .419 1.1 1.4 .818 1.9 1.1 2.6 5.6
2 seasons HSM ABA 104 39.7 7.7 18.2 .424 0.5 1.8 .275 7.3 16.5 .440 6.5 8.1 .805 1.8 2.7 4.8 3.8 2.8 3.5 22.5
1 season NYA ABA 31 42.7 9.1 21.2 .429 0.6 2.1 .297 8.5 19.1 .444 5.3 6.5 .820 2.0 2.4 4.4 3.4 3.0 3.3 24.1
1 season BAL NBA 8 12.3 2.3 5.4 .419 2.3 5.4 .419 1.1 1.4 .818 1.9 1.1 2.6 5.6

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
1965-66 23 BAL NBA PG 8 98 6.6 15.8 .419 6.6 15.8 .419 3.3 4.0 .818 5.5 3.3 7.7 16.5
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 61 2334 7.2 16.1 .448 0.5 1.7 .308 6.7 14.4 .464 5.5 7.1 .780 4.7 3.5 2.5 3.3 20.5
1968-69 ★ 26 TOT ABA PG 74 3118 7.1 17.4 .410 0.4 1.6 .259 6.7 15.8 .425 5.6 6.7 .830 1.6 2.2 3.8 3.2 2.5 3.0 20.3
1968-69 ★ 26 HSM ABA PG 43 1793 6.8 17.1 .395 0.3 1.5 .227 6.4 15.6 .411 6.4 7.7 .836 1.6 2.4 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.2 20.3
1968-69 ★ 26 NYA ABA PG 31 1325 7.7 17.9 .429 0.5 1.7 .297 7.1 16.1 .444 4.5 5.4 .820 1.7 2.0 3.7 2.9 2.5 2.8 20.3
Career TOT 143 5550 7.2 16.8 .425 0.5 1.6 .280 6.7 15.2 .441 5.5 6.8 .808 1.6 2.2 4.2 3.3 2.5 3.2 20.3
ABA 135 5452 7.2 16.9 .426 0.5 1.6 .280 6.7 15.2 .441 5.6 6.9 .808 1.6 2.2 4.2 3.3 2.5 3.1 20.4
NBA 8 98 6.6 15.8 .419 6.6 15.8 .419 3.3 4.0 .818 5.5 3.3 7.7 16.5
2 seasons HSM ABA 104 4127 7.0 16.5 .424 0.4 1.6 .275 6.6 14.9 .440 5.9 7.4 .805 1.6 2.4 4.4 3.5 2.5 3.2 20.4
1 season NYA ABA 31 1325 7.7 17.9 .429 0.5 1.7 .297 7.1 16.1 .444 4.5 5.4 .820 1.7 2.0 3.7 2.9 2.5 2.8 20.3
1 season BAL NBA 8 98 6.6 15.8 .419 6.6 15.8 .419 3.3 4.0 .818 5.5 3.3 7.7 16.5

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
1965-66 23 BAL NBA PG 8 98 10.2 .470 .419 .256 12.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 .056
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 61 2334 20.5 .533 .464 .441 .103 5.7 15.5 11.6 22.9 6.6 2.8 9.4 .193
1968-69 ★ 26 TOT ABA PG 74 3118 16.3 .498 .422 .386 .092 4.6 14.0 10.9 23.0 3.3 2.0 5.3 .081
1968-69 ★ 26 HSM ABA PG 43 1793 16.5 .495 .405 .449 .088 4.7 14.8 10.7 23.0 1.8 1.4 3.2 .085
1968-69 ★ 26 NYA ABA PG 31 1325 16.2 .501 .444 .304 .097 4.6 12.9 11.0 23.1 1.5 0.6 2.1 .076
Career TOT 143 5550 18.0 .511 .439 .406 .095 5.1 14.6 11.2 23.0 10.0 4.8 14.8 .128
ABA 135 5452 18.1 .512 .439 .409 .096 5.1 14.6 11.2 23.0 9.9 4.7 14.7 .129
NBA 8 98 10.2 .470 .419 .256 12.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 .056
2 seasons HSM ABA 104 4127 18.7 .516 .437 .445 .096 5.2 15.2 11.2 22.9 8.4 4.2 12.6 .146
1 season NYA ABA 31 1325 16.2 .501 .444 .304 .097 4.6 12.9 11.0 23.1 1.5 0.6 2.1 .076
1 season BAL NBA 8 98 10.2 .470 .419 .256 12.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 .056

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
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 3 131 30 73 .411 4 14 .286 26 59 .441 27 34 .794 25 9 16 11 91
Career ABA 3 131 30 73 .411 4 14 .286 26 59 .441 27 34 .794 25 9 16 11 91
1 season HSM ABA 3 131 30 73 .411 4 14 .286 26 59 .441 27 34 .794 25 9 16 11 91

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
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 3 43.7 10.0 24.3 .411 1.3 4.7 .286 8.7 19.7 .441 9.0 11.3 .794 8.3 3.0 5.3 3.7 30.3
Career ABA 3 43.7 10.0 24.3 .411 1.3 4.7 .286 8.7 19.7 .441 9.0 11.3 .794 8.3 3.0 5.3 3.7 30.3
1 season HSM ABA 3 43.7 10.0 24.3 .411 1.3 4.7 .286 8.7 19.7 .441 9.0 11.3 .794 8.3 3.0 5.3 3.7 30.3

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
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 3 131 8.2 20.1 .411 1.1 3.8 .286 7.1 16.2 .441 7.4 9.3 .794 6.9 2.5 4.4 3.0 25.0
Career ABA 3 131 8.2 20.1 .411 1.1 3.8 .286 7.1 16.2 .441 7.4 9.3 .794 6.9 2.5 4.4 3.0 25.0
1 season HSM ABA 3 131 8.2 20.1 .411 1.1 3.8 .286 7.1 16.2 .441 7.4 9.3 .794 6.9 2.5 4.4 3.0 25.0

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
1967-68 25 HSM ABA PG 3 131 21.8 .517 .438 .466 .192 9.6 11.9 15.4 31.4 0.3 0.1 0.4 .134
Career ABA 3 131 21.8 .517 .438 .466 .192 9.6 11.9 15.4 31.4 0.3 0.1 0.4 .134
1 season HSM ABA 3 131 21.8 .517 .438 .466 .192 9.6 11.9 15.4 31.4 0.3 0.1 0.4 .134

All-Star Games

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1968-69 26 HSM ABA PG 1 17:00 2 7 .286 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 3 3 1 3 6
Career ABA 1 17 2 7 .286 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 3 3 1 3 6

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 Somerset 9.4 5.3 0.1
Kevin Martin 93.3 10.2 5.5 0.1
Jose Calderon 89.0 10.2 5.4 0.9
Monta Ellis 85.2 9.0 4.0 0.5
Larry Costello 84.9 9.2 3.4 0.2
Russell Westbrook 84.3 9.4 6.1 1.9
Michael Redd 83.3 8.0 4.6 -0.1
Mike Woodson 81.2 7.8 5.7 0.9
Bill Sharman 80.8 9.8 4.3 1.8
Doug Collins 79.4 10.0 7.7 -0.3
Jeff Hornacek 79.3 7.7 5.0 1.2
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Willie Somerset 9.4 5.3 0.1
Lance Stephenson 80.0 7.4 5.5 -0.2 -0.3
Buddy Jeannette 74.7 8.2 4.9 2.6
Levern Tart 72.1 10.9 5.8 1.9 1.2
Isaiah Thomas 63.5 7.7 5.0 4.3
Charles Beasley 63.3 8.0 4.1 2.6 0.7
Al Cervi 62.7 9.3 5.3 5.3 2.1
Klay Thompson 62.6 6.7 4.3 1.7
Stephen Chubin 62.5 6.9 4.1 1.7
Jim Spanarkel 60.6 5.5 5.2 1.0 0.4 0.2
Kemba Walker 59.3 5.1 4.8 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

All-Star Games
1969 ABA
Minutes Played
1968-69 ABA 3118 (3)
Field Goals
1968-69 ABA 619 (6)
Field Goal Attempts
1968-69 ABA 1510 (3)
Career ABA 2552 (100)
3-Pt Field Goals
Career ABA 69 (47)
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
Career ABA 246 (47)
Free Throws
1968-69 ABA 484 (3)
Career ABA 843 (66)
Free Throw Attempts
1968-69 ABA 583 (4)
Career ABA 1043 (77)
Assists
1968-69 ABA 280 (8)
Points
1968-69 ABA 1758 (5)
Career ABA 3084 (97)
Field Goal Pct
Career ABA .425 (92)
Free Throw Pct
1968-69 ABA .830 (6)
Career ABA .808 (29)
Minutes Per Game
1968-69 ABA 42.1 (2)
Points Per Game
1968-69 ABA 23.8 (5)
Assists Per Game
1968-69 ABA 3.8 (8)
Player Efficiency Rating
1967-68 ABA 20.5 (9)
True Shooting Pct
Career ABA .512 (59)
Effective Field Goal Pct
Career ABA .439 (94)
Assist Pct
1967-68 ABA 15.5 (8)
Offensive Win Shares
1967-68 ABA 6.6 (6)
Career ABA 9.9 (69)
Win Shares
1967-68 ABA 9.4 (5)
Career ABA 14.7 (88)
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1967-68 ABA .193 (4)
   

Transactions

May 6, 1965: Drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 7th round (59th pick) of the 1965 NBA Draft.

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