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1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 29-37, Finished 4th in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Birch (29-37)

PTS/G: 78.0 (9th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 80.1 (2nd of 10)
SRS: -1.82 (8th of 10) ▪ Pace: 90.1 (10th of 10)
Off Rtg: 85.6 (6th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.9 (5th of 10)
Expected W-L: 27-39 (8th of 10)

Arena: North Side High School Gym ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1952 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
7 Frankie Brian SG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 2 Louisiana State University
12 Art Burris SF 6-5 220 April 7, 1924 1 University of Tennessee
14 Bill Closs SF 6-5 195 January 8, 1922 2 Rice University
12 Dike Eddleman SF 6-3 189 December 27, 1922 2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6 Jake Fendley SG 6-0 180 June 12, 1929 R Northwestern University
16 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 1 La Salle University
5 Ralph Johnson PG 5-11 170 December 6, 1921 2 Huntington University
15 Jack Kerris PF 6-6 215 January 30, 1925 2 Loyola University of Chicago
11 Jack Kiley SG 6-1 170 January 5, 1929 R Syracuse University
17 Don Otten C 6-10 240 April 18, 1921 2 Bowling Green State University
8 Fred Schaus SF 6-5 205 June 30, 1925 2 West Virginia University
18 Chuck Share C 6-11 235 March 14, 1927 R Bowling Green State University
Zeke Sinicola G 5-10 165 January 25, 1929 R Niagara University

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 66 1771 5013 .353 1771 5013 .353 1609 2194 .733 3619 1403 1751 5151 78.0
Lg Rank 9 10 8 6 4 6 5 6 7 9 9
Opponent 66 5286 80.1
Lg Rank 2 2

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 27 39 -2.05 0.22 -1.82 85.6 87.9 90.1 .438 .353 .321 North Side High School Gym
Lg Rank 8 8 8 3 8 6 5 10 2 8 3

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Frankie Brian 28 66 2672 342 972 .352 342 972 .352 367 433 .848 232 233 220 1051
2 Larry Foust 23 66 2615 390 989 .394 390 989 .394 267 394 .678 880 200 245 1047
3 Fred Schaus 26 62 2581 281 778 .361 281 778 .361 310 372 .833 434 247 221 872
4 Ralph Johnson 30 66 2265 211 592 .356 211 592 .356 101 140 .721 222 210 243 523
5 Jack Kerris 27 66 2148 186 480 .388 186 480 .388 217 325 .668 514 212 265 589
6 Bill Closs 30 57 1120 120 389 .308 120 389 .308 107 157 .682 204 76 125 347
7 Chuck Share 24 63 882 76 236 .322 76 236 .322 96 155 .619 331 66 141 248
8 Jake Fendley 22 58 651 54 170 .318 54 170 .318 75 95 .789 80 58 118 183
9 Jack Kiley 23 47 477 44 193 .228 44 193 .228 30 54 .556 49 62 54 118
10 Dike Eddleman 29 16 288 43 113 .381 43 113 .381 18 39 .462 37 23 59 104
11 Art Burris 27 29 245 18 75 .240 18 75 .240 7 12 .583 49 11 39 43
12 Don Otten 30 7 63 5 20 .250 5 20 .250 14 16 .875 20 5 19 24
13 Zeke Sinicola 23 3 15 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 0 2 .000 1 0 2 2

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Fred Schaus 26 62 41.6 4.5 12.5 .361 4.5 12.5 .361 5.0 6.0 .833 7.0 4.0 3.6 14.1
2 Frankie Brian 28 66 40.5 5.2 14.7 .352 5.2 14.7 .352 5.6 6.6 .848 3.5 3.5 3.3 15.9
3 Larry Foust 23 66 39.6 5.9 15.0 .394 5.9 15.0 .394 4.0 6.0 .678 13.3 3.0 3.7 15.9
4 Ralph Johnson 30 66 34.3 3.2 9.0 .356 3.2 9.0 .356 1.5 2.1 .721 3.4 3.2 3.7 7.9
5 Jack Kerris 27 66 32.5 2.8 7.3 .388 2.8 7.3 .388 3.3 4.9 .668 7.8 3.2 4.0 8.9
6 Bill Closs 30 57 19.6 2.1 6.8 .308 2.1 6.8 .308 1.9 2.8 .682 3.6 1.3 2.2 6.1
7 Dike Eddleman 29 16 18.0 2.7 7.1 .381 2.7 7.1 .381 1.1 2.4 .462 2.3 1.4 3.7 6.5
8 Chuck Share 24 63 14.0 1.2 3.7 .322 1.2 3.7 .322 1.5 2.5 .619 5.3 1.0 2.2 3.9
9 Jake Fendley 22 58 11.2 0.9 2.9 .318 0.9 2.9 .318 1.3 1.6 .789 1.4 1.0 2.0 3.2
10 Jack Kiley 23 47 10.1 0.9 4.1 .228 0.9 4.1 .228 0.6 1.1 .556 1.0 1.3 1.1 2.5
11 Don Otten 30 7 9.0 0.7 2.9 .250 0.7 2.9 .250 2.0 2.3 .875 2.9 0.7 2.7 3.4
12 Art Burris 27 29 8.4 0.6 2.6 .240 0.6 2.6 .240 0.2 0.4 .583 1.7 0.4 1.3 1.5
13 Zeke Sinicola 23 3 5.0 0.3 1.3 .250 0.3 1.3 .250 0.0 0.7 .000 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.7

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Frankie Brian 28 66 2672 4.6 13.1 .352 4.6 13.1 .352 4.9 5.8 .848 3.1 3.1 3.0 14.2
2 Larry Foust 23 66 2615 5.4 13.6 .394 5.4 13.6 .394 3.7 5.4 .678 12.1 2.8 3.4 14.4
3 Fred Schaus 26 62 2581 3.9 10.9 .361 3.9 10.9 .361 4.3 5.2 .833 6.1 3.4 3.1 12.2
4 Ralph Johnson 30 66 2265 3.4 9.4 .356 3.4 9.4 .356 1.6 2.2 .721 3.5 3.3 3.9 8.3
5 Jack Kerris 27 66 2148 3.1 8.0 .388 3.1 8.0 .388 3.6 5.4 .668 8.6 3.6 4.4 9.9
6 Bill Closs 30 57 1120 3.9 12.5 .308 3.9 12.5 .308 3.4 5.0 .682 6.6 2.4 4.0 11.2
7 Chuck Share 24 63 882 3.1 9.6 .322 3.1 9.6 .322 3.9 6.3 .619 13.5 2.7 5.8 10.1
8 Jake Fendley 22 58 651 3.0 9.4 .318 3.0 9.4 .318 4.1 5.3 .789 4.4 3.2 6.5 10.1
9 Jack Kiley 23 47 477 3.3 14.6 .228 3.3 14.6 .228 2.3 4.1 .556 3.7 4.7 4.1 8.9
10 Dike Eddleman 29 16 288 5.4 14.1 .381 5.4 14.1 .381 2.3 4.9 .462 4.6 2.9 7.4 13.0
11 Art Burris 27 29 245 2.6 11.0 .240 2.6 11.0 .240 1.0 1.8 .583 7.2 1.6 5.7 6.3
12 Don Otten 30 7 63 2.9 11.4 .250 2.9 11.4 .250 8.0 9.1 .875 11.4 2.9 10.9 13.7
13 Zeke Sinicola 23 3 15 2.4 9.6 .250 2.4 9.6 .250 0.0 4.8 .000 2.4 0.0 4.8 4.8

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Frankie Brian 28 66 2672 14.8 .452 .352 .445 4.3 1.8 6.1 .110
2 Larry Foust 23 66 2615 21.2 .450 .394 .398 3.9 3.2 7.1 .130
3 Fred Schaus 26 62 2581 16.4 .463 .361 .478 4.5 2.3 6.8 .127
4 Ralph Johnson 30 66 2265 8.8 .400 .356 .236 0.0 1.6 1.6 .034
5 Jack Kerris 27 66 2148 16.1 .473 .388 .677 3.7 2.3 5.9 .132
6 Bill Closs 30 57 1120 10.4 .379 .308 .404 -1.0 0.9 0.0 -0.001
7 Chuck Share 24 63 882 15.9 .408 .322 .657 0.1 1.2 1.3 .070
8 Jake Fendley 22 58 651 9.8 .432 .318 .559 0.5 0.5 1.0 .076
9 Jack Kiley 23 47 477 3.7 .272 .228 .280 -2.1 0.4 -1.8 -0.177
10 Dike Eddleman 29 16 288 8.8 .400 .381 .345 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .022
11 Art Burris 27 29 245 1.9 .268 .240 .160 -0.9 0.2 -0.7 -0.132
12 Don Otten 30 7 63 15.0 .444 .250 .800 0.1 0.1 0.2 .126
13 Zeke Sinicola 23 3 15 -7.1 .205 .250 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.236

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Fred Schaus 26 2 90 12 35 .343 12 35 .343 7 8 .875 15 14 9 31
2 Frankie Brian 28 2 81 6 24 .250 6 24 .250 5 6 .833 6 9 10 17
3 Larry Foust 23 2 77 12 23 .522 12 23 .522 6 7 .857 30 5 8 30
4 Ralph Johnson 30 2 70 8 23 .348 8 23 .348 1 1 1.000 6 7 11 17
5 Jack Kerris 27 2 63 7 20 .350 7 20 .350 11 20 .550 18 9 11 25
6 Dike Eddleman 29 2 37 6 16 .375 6 16 .375 4 7 .571 7 4 9 16
7 Chuck Share 24 2 35 8 11 .727 8 11 .727 3 5 .600 10 3 8 19
8 Bill Closs 30 1 21 1 6 .167 1 6 .167 3 3 1.000 8 4 0 5
9 Jake Fendley 22 1 4 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 0 0 1 1 2 2
10 Jack Kiley 23 1 2 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 0 1 0 2

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Fred Schaus 26 2 45.0 6.0 17.5 .343 6.0 17.5 .343 3.5 4.0 .875 7.5 7.0 4.5 15.5
2 Frankie Brian 28 2 40.5 3.0 12.0 .250 3.0 12.0 .250 2.5 3.0 .833 3.0 4.5 5.0 8.5
3 Larry Foust 23 2 38.5 6.0 11.5 .522 6.0 11.5 .522 3.0 3.5 .857 15.0 2.5 4.0 15.0
4 Ralph Johnson 30 2 35.0 4.0 11.5 .348 4.0 11.5 .348 0.5 0.5 1.000 3.0 3.5 5.5 8.5
5 Jack Kerris 27 2 31.5 3.5 10.0 .350 3.5 10.0 .350 5.5 10.0 .550 9.0 4.5 5.5 12.5
6 Bill Closs 30 1 21.0 1.0 6.0 .167 1.0 6.0 .167 3.0 3.0 1.000 8.0 4.0 0.0 5.0
7 Dike Eddleman 29 2 18.5 3.0 8.0 .375 3.0 8.0 .375 2.0 3.5 .571 3.5 2.0 4.5 8.0
8 Chuck Share 24 2 17.5 4.0 5.5 .727 4.0 5.5 .727 1.5 2.5 .600 5.0 1.5 4.0 9.5
9 Jake Fendley 22 1 4.0 1.0 4.0 .250 1.0 4.0 .250 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
10 Jack Kiley 23 1 2.0 1.0 3.0 .333 1.0 3.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Fred Schaus 26 2 90 4.8 14.0 .343 4.8 14.0 .343 2.8 3.2 .875 6.0 5.6 3.6 12.4
2 Frankie Brian 28 2 81 2.7 10.7 .250 2.7 10.7 .250 2.2 2.7 .833 2.7 4.0 4.4 7.6
3 Larry Foust 23 2 77 5.6 10.8 .522 5.6 10.8 .522 2.8 3.3 .857 14.0 2.3 3.7 14.0
4 Ralph Johnson 30 2 70 4.1 11.8 .348 4.1 11.8 .348 0.5 0.5 1.000 3.1 3.6 5.7 8.7
5 Jack Kerris 27 2 63 4.0 11.4 .350 4.0 11.4 .350 6.3 11.4 .550 10.3 5.1 6.3 14.3
6 Dike Eddleman 29 2 37 5.8 15.6 .375 5.8 15.6 .375 3.9 6.8 .571 6.8 3.9 8.8 15.6
7 Chuck Share 24 2 35 8.2 11.3 .727 8.2 11.3 .727 3.1 5.1 .600 10.3 3.1 8.2 19.5
8 Bill Closs 30 1 21 1.7 10.3 .167 1.7 10.3 .167 5.1 5.1 1.000 13.7 6.9 0.0 8.6
9 Jake Fendley 22 1 4 9.0 36.0 .250 9.0 36.0 .250 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 18.0 18.0
10 Jack Kiley 23 1 2 18.0 54.0 .333 18.0 54.0 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 36.0

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Fred Schaus 26 2 90 13.9 .402 .343 .229 30.4 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.019
2 Frankie Brian 28 2 81 4.0 .319 .250 .250 19.4 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.109
3 Larry Foust 23 2 77 22.8 .575 .522 .304 13.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 .194
4 Ralph Johnson 30 2 70 5.1 .363 .348 .043 18.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.067
5 Jack Kerris 27 2 63 16.8 .434 .350 1.000 26.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 .037
6 Dike Eddleman 29 2 37 11.3 .419 .375 .438 22.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.009
7 Chuck Share 24 2 35 26.8 .720 .727 .455 20.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 .386
8 Bill Closs 30 1 21 19.4 .342 .167 .500 31.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.049
9 Jake Fendley 22 1 4 -3.4 .250 .250 .000 63.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.601
10 Jack Kiley 23 1 2 25.0 .333 .333 .000 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.499