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Odie Spears

Marion Odicca Spears

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-5 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: June 26, 1925
Died: March 28, 1985
High School: Scottsville in Scottsville, Kentucky
College: Western Kentucky University
Draft: Chicago Stags, 1948 BAA Draft

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 57 200 631 .317 200 631 .317 131 197 .665 97 200 531
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 68 277 775 .357 277 775 .357 158 230 .687 159 250 712
1950-51 25 Did Not Play (other pro league—NPBL)
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 66 1673 225 570 .395 225 570 .395 116 152 .763 303 163 225 566
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 62 1414 198 494 .401 198 494 .401 199 243 .819 251 113 227 595
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 72 1633 184 505 .364 184 505 .364 183 238 .769 310 109 211 551
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 71 1888 226 585 .386 226 585 .386 220 271 .812 299 148 252 672
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 72 1378 166 468 .355 166 468 .355 159 201 .791 231 121 191 491
1956-57 31 TOT NBA 11 118 12 38 .316 12 38 .316 19 22 .864 15 7 24 43
1956-57 31 FTW NBA
1956-57 31 STL NBA
Career TOT 479 8104 1488 4066 .366 1488 4066 .366 1185 1554 .763 1409 917 1580 4161
NBA 422 8104 1288 3435 .375 1288 3435 .375 1054 1357 .777 1409 820 1380 3630
BAA 57 200 631 .317 200 631 .317 131 197 .665 97 200 531
4 seasons ROC NBA 271 6608 833 2154 .387 833 2154 .387 718 904 .794 1163 533 915 2384
2 seasons CHS BAA 125 477 1406 .339 477 1406 .339 289 427 .677 256 450 1243
1 season FTW NBA 72 1378 166 468 .355 166 468 .355 159 201 .791 231 121 191 491

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 57 3.5 11.1 .317 3.5 11.1 .317 2.3 3.5 .665 1.7 3.5 9.3
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 68 4.1 11.4 .357 4.1 11.4 .357 2.3 3.4 .687 2.3 3.7 10.5
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 66 25.3 3.4 8.6 .395 3.4 8.6 .395 1.8 2.3 .763 4.6 2.5 3.4 8.6
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 62 22.8 3.2 8.0 .401 3.2 8.0 .401 3.2 3.9 .819 4.0 1.8 3.7 9.6
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 72 22.7 2.6 7.0 .364 2.6 7.0 .364 2.5 3.3 .769 4.3 1.5 2.9 7.7
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 71 26.6 3.2 8.2 .386 3.2 8.2 .386 3.1 3.8 .812 4.2 2.1 3.5 9.5
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 72 19.1 2.3 6.5 .355 2.3 6.5 .355 2.2 2.8 .791 3.2 1.7 2.7 6.8
1956-57 31 TOT NBA 11 10.7 1.1 3.5 .316 1.1 3.5 .316 1.7 2.0 .864 1.4 0.6 2.2 3.9
1956-57 31 FTW NBA
1956-57 31 STL NBA
Career TOT 479 22.9 3.1 8.5 .366 3.1 8.5 .366 2.5 3.2 .763 4.0 1.9 3.3 8.7
NBA 422 22.9 3.1 8.1 .375 3.1 8.1 .375 2.5 3.2 .777 4.0 1.9 3.3 8.6
BAA 57 3.5 11.1 .317 3.5 11.1 .317 2.3 3.5 .665 1.7 3.5 9.3
4 seasons ROC NBA 271 24.4 3.1 7.9 .387 3.1 7.9 .387 2.6 3.3 .794 4.3 2.0 3.4 8.8
2 seasons CHS BAA 125 3.8 11.2 .339 3.8 11.2 .339 2.3 3.4 .677 2.0 3.6 9.9
1 season FTW NBA 72 19.1 2.3 6.5 .355 2.3 6.5 .355 2.2 2.8 .791 3.2 1.7 2.7 6.8

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 57 .317 .317 .665
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 68 .357 .357 .687
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 66 1673 4.8 12.3 .395 4.8 12.3 .395 2.5 3.3 .763 6.5 3.5 4.8 12.2
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 62 1414 5.0 12.6 .401 5.0 12.6 .401 5.1 6.2 .819 6.4 2.9 5.8 15.1
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 72 1633 4.1 11.1 .364 4.1 11.1 .364 4.0 5.2 .769 6.8 2.4 4.7 12.1
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 71 1888 4.3 11.2 .386 4.3 11.2 .386 4.2 5.2 .812 5.7 2.8 4.8 12.8
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 72 1378 4.3 12.2 .355 4.3 12.2 .355 4.2 5.3 .791 6.0 3.2 5.0 12.8
1956-57 31 TOT NBA 11 118 3.7 11.6 .316 3.7 11.6 .316 5.8 6.7 .864 4.6 2.1 7.3 13.1
1956-57 31 FTW NBA
1956-57 31 STL NBA
Career TOT 479 8104 4.5 11.8 .366 6.6 18.1 .366 4.0 5.0 .763 6.3 2.9 5.0 13.0
NBA 422 8104 4.5 11.8 .375 5.7 15.3 .375 4.0 5.0 .777 6.3 2.9 5.0 13.0
BAA 57 .317 .317 .665
4 seasons ROC NBA 271 6608 4.5 11.7 .387 4.5 11.7 .387 3.9 4.9 .794 6.3 2.9 5.0 13.0
2 seasons CHS BAA 125 .339 .339 .677
1 season FTW NBA 72 1378 4.3 12.2 .355 4.3 12.2 .355 4.2 5.3 .791 6.0 3.2 5.0 12.8

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 57 .317 .317 .665
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 68 .357 .357 .687
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 66 1673 .395 12.3 .395 .763
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 62 1414 .401 12.6 .401 .819
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 72 1633 .364 11.1 .364 .769
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 71 1888 .386 11.2 .386 .812
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 72 1378 .355 12.2 .355 .791
1956-57 31 TOT NBA 11 118 .316 11.6 .316 .864
1956-57 31 FTW NBA
1956-57 31 STL NBA
Career TOT 479 8104 .366 .366 .763
NBA 422 8104 .375 .375 .777
BAA 57 .317 .317 .665
4 seasons ROC NBA 271 6608 .387 .387 .794
2 seasons CHS BAA 125 .339 .339 .677
1 season FTW NBA 72 1378 .355 .355 .791

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 57 .370 .317 .312 0.4 2.8 3.3
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 68 .406 .357 .297 1.9 3.7 5.6
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 66 1673 13.9 .444 .395 .267 1.9 1.2 3.1 .090
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 62 1414 17.2 .495 .401 .492 3.7 1.6 5.2 .177
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 72 1633 14.2 .452 .364 .471 2.1 2.6 4.7 .137
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 71 1888 12.4 .477 .386 .463 2.8 1.0 3.8 .096
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 72 1378 11.3 .441 .355 .429 0.7 1.3 2.0 .070
1956-57 31 TOT NBA 11 118 .451 .316 .579
1956-57 31 FTW NBA
1956-57 31 STL NBA
Career TOT 479 8104 13.7 .438 .366 .382 13.4 14.2 27.6 .111
NBA 422 8104 13.7 .450 .375 .395 13.0 11.3 24.4 .111
BAA 57 .370 .317 .312 0.4 2.8 3.3
4 seasons ROC NBA 271 6608 14.2 .467 .387 .420 10.4 6.4 16.8 .122
2 seasons CHS BAA 125 .390 .339 .304 2.3 6.5 8.8
1 season FTW NBA 72 1378 11.3 .441 .355 .429 0.7 1.3 2.0 .070

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 2 7 26 .269 7 26 .269 4 7 .571 2 9 18
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 2 9 22 .409 9 22 .409 5 10 .500 1 11 23
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 6 123 10 33 .303 10 33 .303 9 16 .563 21 9 18 29
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 3 62 8 19 .421 8 19 .421 4 5 .800 12 0 12 20
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 6 121 8 28 .286 8 28 .286 12 14 .857 13 8 17 28
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 3 90 12 45 .267 12 45 .267 11 16 .688 14 10 14 35
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 10 177 20 62 .323 20 62 .323 13 23 .565 29 14 33 53
Career TOT 32 573 74 235 .315 74 235 .315 58 91 .637 89 44 114 206
NBA 30 573 67 209 .321 67 209 .321 54 84 .643 89 42 105 188
BAA 2 7 26 .269 7 26 .269 4 7 .571 2 9 18
4 seasons ROC NBA 18 396 38 125 .304 38 125 .304 36 51 .706 60 27 61 112
1 season FTW NBA 10 177 20 62 .323 20 62 .323 13 23 .565 29 14 33 53
2 seasons CHS BAA 4 16 48 .333 16 48 .333 9 17 .529 3 20 41

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 2 3.5 13.0 .269 3.5 13.0 .269 2.0 3.5 .571 1.0 4.5 9.0
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 2 4.5 11.0 .409 4.5 11.0 .409 2.5 5.0 .500 0.5 5.5 11.5
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 6 20.5 1.7 5.5 .303 1.7 5.5 .303 1.5 2.7 .563 3.5 1.5 3.0 4.8
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 3 20.7 2.7 6.3 .421 2.7 6.3 .421 1.3 1.7 .800 4.0 0.0 4.0 6.7
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 6 20.2 1.3 4.7 .286 1.3 4.7 .286 2.0 2.3 .857 2.2 1.3 2.8 4.7
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 3 30.0 4.0 15.0 .267 4.0 15.0 .267 3.7 5.3 .688 4.7 3.3 4.7 11.7
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 10 17.7 2.0 6.2 .323 2.0 6.2 .323 1.3 2.3 .565 2.9 1.4 3.3 5.3
Career TOT 32 20.5 2.3 7.3 .315 2.3 7.3 .315 1.8 2.8 .637 3.2 1.4 3.6 6.4
NBA 30 20.5 2.2 7.0 .321 2.2 7.0 .321 1.8 2.8 .643 3.2 1.4 3.5 6.3
BAA 2 3.5 13.0 .269 3.5 13.0 .269 2.0 3.5 .571 1.0 4.5 9.0
4 seasons ROC NBA 18 22.0 2.1 6.9 .304 2.1 6.9 .304 2.0 2.8 .706 3.3 1.5 3.4 6.2
1 season FTW NBA 10 17.7 2.0 6.2 .323 2.0 6.2 .323 1.3 2.3 .565 2.9 1.4 3.3 5.3
2 seasons CHS BAA 4 4.0 12.0 .333 4.0 12.0 .333 2.3 4.3 .529 0.8 5.0 10.3

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 2 .269 .269 .571
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 2 .409 .409 .500
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 6 123 2.9 9.7 .303 2.9 9.7 .303 2.6 4.7 .563 6.1 2.6 5.3 8.5
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 3 62 4.6 11.0 .421 4.6 11.0 .421 2.3 2.9 .800 7.0 0.0 7.0 11.6
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 6 121 2.4 8.3 .286 2.4 8.3 .286 3.6 4.2 .857 3.9 2.4 5.1 8.3
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 3 90 4.8 18.0 .267 4.8 18.0 .267 4.4 6.4 .688 5.6 4.0 5.6 14.0
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 10 177 4.1 12.6 .323 4.1 12.6 .323 2.6 4.7 .565 5.9 2.8 6.7 10.8
Career TOT 32 573 3.6 11.7 .315 4.6 14.8 .315 3.1 4.6 .637 5.6 2.6 5.9 10.4
NBA 30 573 3.6 11.7 .321 4.2 13.1 .321 3.1 4.6 .643 5.6 2.6 5.9 10.4
BAA 2 .269 .269 .571
4 seasons ROC NBA 18 396 3.5 11.4 .304 3.5 11.4 .304 3.3 4.6 .706 5.5 2.5 5.5 10.2
1 season FTW NBA 10 177 4.1 12.6 .323 4.1 12.6 .323 2.6 4.7 .565 5.9 2.8 6.7 10.8
2 seasons CHS BAA 4 .333 .333 .529

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 2 .269 .269 .571
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 2 .409 .409 .500
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 6 123 .303 9.7 .303 .563
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 3 62 .421 11.0 .421 .800
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 6 121 .286 8.3 .286 .857
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 3 90 .267 18.0 .267 .688
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 10 177 .323 12.6 .323 .565
Career TOT 32 573 .315 .315 .637
NBA 30 573 .321 .321 .643
BAA 2 .269 .269 .571
4 seasons ROC NBA 18 396 .304 .304 .706
1 season FTW NBA 10 177 .323 .323 .565
2 seasons CHS BAA 4 .333 .333 .529

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
1948-49 23 CHS BAA SF 2 .309 .269 .269 -0.1 0.1 0.0
1949-50 24 CHS NBA SF 2 .436 .409 .455 0.1 0.0 0.1
1951-52 26 ROC NBA SF 6 123 7.0 .362 .303 .485 15.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.020
1952-53 27 ROC NBA SF 3 62 11.3 .472 .421 .263 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .127
1953-54 28 ROC NBA SF 6 121 7.4 .410 .286 .500 13.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.008
1954-55 29 ROC NBA SF 3 90 7.2 .336 .267 .356 20.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.068
1955-56 30 FTW NBA SF 10 177 6.1 .367 .323 .371 14.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.004
Career TOT 32 573 7.3 .374 .315 .387 13.6 -0.8 0.8 0.0 -0.004
NBA 30 573 7.3 .382 .321 .402 13.6 -0.7 0.7 0.0 -0.004
BAA 2 .309 .269 .269 -0.1 0.1 0.0
4 seasons ROC NBA 18 396 7.8 .380 .304 .408 13.4 -0.5 0.5 0.0 -0.004
1 season FTW NBA 10 177 6.1 .367 .323 .371 14.0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.004
2 seasons CHS BAA 4 .370 .333 .354 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 8 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Odie Spears 5.6 5.2 4.7 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.0
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 91.8 5.4 5.3 5.0 4.5 3.3 2.5 2.2 0.2
Jarrett Jack 90.7 5.6 4.8 4.8 4.1 3.8 3.2 2.4 1.2
John Paxson 90.1 6.0 5.7 4.8 4.2 3.3 2.3 2.2 0.6
Bill Keller 89.8 6.1 5.4 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.6 2.7
Larry Steele 89.6 5.7 5.2 4.8 3.6 3.0 2.0 1.9 1.6
John Long 88.9 5.3 4.7 3.6 3.6 3.3 2.4 2.0 0.2
Sherman Douglas 88.5 5.4 4.6 4.4 4.2 3.3 2.7 2.6 1.0
Ricky Sobers 88.4 5.3 4.8 4.3 3.8 2.8 2.4 2.4 1.0
Louis Williams 88.3 6.1 5.2 5.1 4.4 3.4 2.4 1.1 -0.1
Bonzi Wells 87.5 6.0 5.9 4.0 3.4 3.1 3.1 0.9 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Odie Spears 5.6 5.2 4.7 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.0
Bill Keller 89.8 6.1 5.4 4.4 4.1 4.0 3.6 2.7
Ricky Davis 88.8 5.7 5.0 4.4 4.2 3.0 2.8 1.9 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.4
Larry Steele 88.5 5.7 5.2 4.8 3.6 3.0 2.0 1.9 1.6 0.5
Louis Williams 88.0 6.1 5.2 5.1 4.4 3.4 2.6 2.4 1.1 -0.1
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman 87.8 5.4 5.3 5.0 4.5 3.3 2.5 2.2 1.1 0.6 0.2
Mario Chalmers 87.4 5.2 5.2 4.8 4.3 2.9 2.7
J.J. Redick 87.3 6.5 5.2 4.5 4.5 3.0 2.3 1.7 0.5
Bobby Phills 86.7 7.1 5.0 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.0 1.5 -0.1 -0.1
Bonzi Wells 86.0 6.0 5.9 4.0 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.0 0.9 0.1 -0.1
Dorell Wright 85.8 5.8 4.9 4.3 3.4 2.2 1.9 1.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1949-50 NBA 68 (2)
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)
1955-56 NBA 72 (2)

Free Throw Pct
1952-53 NBA .819 (6)
1953-54 NBA .769 (9)
1954-55 NBA .812 (7)

True Shooting Pct
1952-53 NBA .495 (9)

Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.005 (347)

Transactions

September 23, 1950: Signed as a free agent with the Rochester Royals.

September 30, 1955: Traded by the Rochester Royals to the Fort Wayne Pistons for Monk Meineke.

November 15, 1956: Claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Hawks from the Fort Wayne Pistons

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