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1952-53 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 36-33, Finished 3rd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Birch (36-33)

PTS/G: 81.0 (7th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 81.1 (5th of 10)
SRS: 0.17 (6th of 10) ▪ Pace: 91.1 (8th of 10)
Off Rtg: 87.6 (6th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.7 (6th of 10)
Expected W-L: 34-35 (6th of 10)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Finals (2-3) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Rochester Royals  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
13 Don Boven SF 6-4 210 March 6, 1925 2 Western Michigan University
7 Frankie Brian SG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 3 Louisiana State University
4 Ray Corley G 6-0 180 January 1, 1928 2 Georgetown University
12 Dike Eddleman SF 6-3 189 December 27, 1922 3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
6 Jake Fendley PG 6-0 180 June 12, 1929 1 Northwestern University
16 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 2 La Salle University
5 Dick Groat PG 5-11 180 November 4, 1930 R Duke University
5 Ralph Johnson PG 5-11 170 December 6, 1921 3 Huntington University
Jack Kerris F-C 6-6 215 January 30, 1925 3 Loyola University of Chicago
10 Jack Kiley SG 6-1 170 January 5, 1929 1 Syracuse University
17 Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 October 30, 1930 R University of Dayton
Ralph O'Brien G 5-9 160 April 8, 1928 1 Butler University
4-14 Andy Phillip SG 6-2 195 March 7, 1922 5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8 Fred Schaus SF 6-5 205 June 30, 1925 3 West Virginia University
10 Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 March 1, 1922 6 University of San Francisco
18 Chuck Share C 6-11 235 March 14, 1927 1 Bowling Green State University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 69 1876 5230 .359 1876 5230 .359 1839 2491 .738 3548 1438 2119 5591
Team/G 27.2 75.8 .359 27.2 75.8 .359 26.7 36.1 .738 51.4 20.8 30.7 81.0
Lg Rank 8 9 7 8 9 7 5 6 3 6 7 6 7
Year/Year 1.3% -0.2% +0.005 1.3% -0.2% +0.005 9.3% 8.6% +0.005 -6.2% -2.0% 15.8% 3.8%
Opponent 69 5599
Opponent/G 81.1
Lg Rank 4
Year/Year 1.3%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

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 34 35 -0.12 0.28 0.17 87.6 87.7 91.1 .476 .359 .352 War Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 8 4 7 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 Fred Schaus 27 69 2541 240 719 .334 240 719 .334 243 296 .821 413 245 261 723
2 Larry Foust 24 67 2303 311 865 .360 311 865 .360 336 465 .723 769 151 267 958
3 Monk Meineke 22 68 2250 240 630 .381 240 630 .381 245 313 .783 466 148 334 725
4 Frankie Brian 29 68 1910 245 699 .351 245 699 .351 236 297 .795 133 142 205 726
5 Dike Eddleman 30 69 1571 241 687 .351 241 687 .351 133 237 .561 236 104 220 615
6 Chuck Share 25 67 1044 91 254 .358 91 254 .358 172 234 .735 373 74 213 354
7 Jack Kerris 28 52 982 59 179 .330 59 179 .330 61 99 .616 207 108 117 179
8 Dick Groat 22 26 663 100 272 .368 100 272 .368 109 138 .790 86 69 90 309
9 Fred Scolari 30 16 505 61 162 .377 61 162 .377 56 68 .824 47 37 54 178
10 Jake Fendley 23 45 380 32 80 .400 32 80 .400 40 60 .667 46 36 82 104
11 Don Boven 27 17 377 36 111 .324 36 111 .324 32 43 .744 58 21 57 104
12 Ray Corley 25 8 65 3 24 .125 3 24 .125 5 6 .833 5 5 18 11
13 Ralph O'Brien 24 7 50 10 24 .417 10 24 .417 3 5 .600 0 4 7 23
14 Ralph Johnson 31 3 30 3 9 .333 3 9 .333 2 3 .667 1 5 6 8
15 Jack Kiley 24 6 27 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 2 2 1.000 2 3 7 6
16 Andy Phillip* 30 57 2147 202 505 .400 164 225 .729 286 181 568

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 27 69 36.8 3.5 10.4 .334 3.5 10.4 .334 3.5 4.3 .821 6.0 3.6 3.8 10.5
2 Larry Foust 24 67 34.4 4.6 12.9 .360 4.6 12.9 .360 5.0 6.9 .723 11.5 2.3 4.0 14.3
3 Monk Meineke 22 68 33.1 3.5 9.3 .381 3.5 9.3 .381 3.6 4.6 .783 6.9 2.2 4.9 10.7
4 Fred Scolari 30 16 31.6 3.8 10.1 .377 3.8 10.1 .377 3.5 4.3 .824 2.9 2.3 3.4 11.1
5 Frankie Brian 29 68 28.1 3.6 10.3 .351 3.6 10.3 .351 3.5 4.4 .795 2.0 2.1 3.0 10.7
6 Dick Groat 22 26 25.5 3.8 10.5 .368 3.8 10.5 .368 4.2 5.3 .790 3.3 2.7 3.5 11.9
7 Dike Eddleman 30 69 22.8 3.5 10.0 .351 3.5 10.0 .351 1.9 3.4 .561 3.4 1.5 3.2 8.9
8 Don Boven 27 17 22.2 2.1 6.5 .324 2.1 6.5 .324 1.9 2.5 .744 3.4 1.2 3.4 6.1
9 Jack Kerris 28 52 18.9 1.1 3.4 .330 1.1 3.4 .330 1.2 1.9 .616 4.0 2.1 2.3 3.4
10 Chuck Share 25 67 15.6 1.4 3.8 .358 1.4 3.8 .358 2.6 3.5 .735 5.6 1.1 3.2 5.3
11 Ralph Johnson 31 3 10.0 1.0 3.0 .333 1.0 3.0 .333 0.7 1.0 .667 0.3 1.7 2.0 2.7
12 Jake Fendley 23 45 8.4 0.7 1.8 .400 0.7 1.8 .400 0.9 1.3 .667 1.0 0.8 1.8 2.3
13 Ray Corley 25 8 8.1 0.4 3.0 .125 0.4 3.0 .125 0.6 0.8 .833 0.6 0.6 2.3 1.4
14 Ralph O'Brien 24 7 7.1 1.4 3.4 .417 1.4 3.4 .417 0.4 0.7 .600 0.0 0.6 1.0 3.3
15 Jack Kiley 24 6 4.5 0.3 1.7 .200 0.3 1.7 .200 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.3 0.5 1.2 1.0
16 Andy Phillip* 30 57 37.7 3.5 8.9 .400 2.9 3.9 .729 5.0 3.2 10.0

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 27 69 2541 3.4 10.2 .334 3.4 10.2 .334 3.4 4.2 .821 5.9 3.5 3.7 10.2
2 Larry Foust 24 67 2303 4.9 13.5 .360 4.9 13.5 .360 5.3 7.3 .723 12.0 2.4 4.2 15.0
3 Monk Meineke 22 68 2250 3.8 10.1 .381 3.8 10.1 .381 3.9 5.0 .783 7.5 2.4 5.3 11.6
4 Frankie Brian 29 68 1910 4.6 13.2 .351 4.6 13.2 .351 4.4 5.6 .795 2.5 2.7 3.9 13.7
5 Dike Eddleman 30 69 1571 5.5 15.7 .351 5.5 15.7 .351 3.0 5.4 .561 5.4 2.4 5.0 14.1
6 Chuck Share 25 67 1044 3.1 8.8 .358 3.1 8.8 .358 5.9 8.1 .735 12.9 2.6 7.3 12.2
7 Jack Kerris 28 52 982 2.2 6.6 .330 2.2 6.6 .330 2.2 3.6 .616 7.6 4.0 4.3 6.6
8 Dick Groat 22 26 663 5.4 14.8 .368 5.4 14.8 .368 5.9 7.5 .790 4.7 3.7 4.9 16.8
9 Fred Scolari 30 16 505 4.3 11.5 .377 4.3 11.5 .377 4.0 4.8 .824 3.4 2.6 3.8 12.7
10 Jake Fendley 23 45 380 3.0 7.6 .400 3.0 7.6 .400 3.8 5.7 .667 4.4 3.4 7.8 9.9
11 Don Boven 27 17 377 3.4 10.6 .324 3.4 10.6 .324 3.1 4.1 .744 5.5 2.0 5.4 9.9
12 Ray Corley 25 8 65 1.7 13.3 .125 1.7 13.3 .125 2.8 3.3 .833 2.8 2.8 10.0 6.1
13 Ralph O'Brien 24 7 50 7.2 17.3 .417 7.2 17.3 .417 2.2 3.6 .600 0.0 2.9 5.0 16.6
14 Ralph Johnson 31 3 30 3.6 10.8 .333 3.6 10.8 .333 2.4 3.6 .667 1.2 6.0 7.2 9.6
15 Jack Kiley 24 6 27 2.7 13.3 .200 2.7 13.3 .200 2.7 2.7 1.000 2.7 4.0 9.3 8.0
16 Andy Phillip* 30 57 2147 3.4 8.5 .400 2.7 3.8 .729 4.8 3.0 9.5

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 27 69 2541 .334 .334 .821
2 Larry Foust 24 67 2303 .360 .360 .723
3 Monk Meineke 22 68 2250 .381 .381 .783
4 Frankie Brian 29 68 1910 .351 .351 .795
5 Dike Eddleman 30 69 1571 .351 .351 .561
6 Chuck Share 25 67 1044 .358 .358 .735
7 Jack Kerris 28 52 982 .330 .330 .616
8 Dick Groat 22 26 663 .368 .368 .790
9 Fred Scolari 30 16 505 .377 .377 .824
10 Jake Fendley 23 45 380 .400 .400 .667
11 Don Boven 27 17 377 .324 .324 .744
12 Ray Corley 25 8 65 .125 .125 .833
13 Ralph O'Brien 24 7 50 .417 .417 .600
14 Ralph Johnson 31 3 30 .333 .333 .667
15 Jack Kiley 24 6 27 .200 .200 1.000
16 Andy Phillip* 30 57 2147 .400 .729

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 27 69 2541 13.2 .426 .334 .412 1.3 2.7 4.0 .076
2 Larry Foust 24 67 2303 20.5 .448 .360 .538 2.9 3.4 6.3 .131
3 Monk Meineke 22 68 2250 14.6 .472 .381 .497 3.6 2.5 6.1 .130
4 Frankie Brian 29 68 1910 12.2 .438 .351 .425 1.6 1.4 3.0 .076
5 Dike Eddleman 30 69 1571 10.8 .389 .351 .345 -1.6 1.5 -0.1 -0.002
6 Chuck Share 25 67 1044 19.1 .496 .358 .921 2.4 1.7 4.0 .186
7 Jack Kerris 28 52 982 11.8 .402 .330 .553 0.1 1.2 1.3 .065
8 Dick Groat 22 26 663 18.2 .464 .368 .507 1.4 0.7 2.0 .148
9 Fred Scolari 30 16 505 13.3 .464 .377 .420 0.8 0.4 1.2 .111
10 Jake Fendley 23 45 380 10.9 .489 .400 .750 0.7 0.4 1.1 .133
11 Don Boven 27 17 377 8.7 .400 .324 .387 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .029
12 Ray Corley 25 8 65 -6.9 .206 .125 .250 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.265
13 Ralph O'Brien 24 7 50 11.6 .439 .417 .208 0.0 0.0 0.1 .071
14 Ralph Johnson 31 3 30 8.4 .388 .333 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 .031
15 Jack Kiley 24 6 27 -0.5 .276 .200 .200 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.149
16 Andy Phillip* 30 57 2147 .470 .400

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 Larry Foust 24 8 332 48 121 .397 48 121 .397 57 68 .838 111 6 34 153
2 Andy Phillip 30 8 329 24 71 .338 24 71 .338 34 51 .667 32 30 23 82
3 Fred Scolari 30 8 268 29 90 .322 29 90 .322 49 61 .803 25 21 31 107
4 Fred Schaus 27 8 244 18 60 .300 18 60 .300 35 46 .761 42 12 40 71
5 Monk Meineke 22 8 227 15 40 .375 15 40 .375 30 44 .682 26 10 37 60
6 Chuck Share 25 8 198 11 27 .407 11 27 .407 26 39 .667 52 12 45 48
7 Frankie Brian 29 8 146 13 42 .310 13 42 .310 19 25 .760 9 11 23 45
8 Don Boven 27 8 111 7 28 .250 7 28 .250 9 16 .563 16 2 22 23
9 Dike Eddleman 30 7 63 9 23 .391 9 23 .391 4 15 .267 5 2 19 22
10 Jake Fendley 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

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 Larry Foust 24 8 41.5 6.0 15.1 .397 6.0 15.1 .397 7.1 8.5 .838 13.9 0.8 4.3 19.1
2 Andy Phillip 30 8 41.1 3.0 8.9 .338 3.0 8.9 .338 4.3 6.4 .667 4.0 3.8 2.9 10.3
3 Fred Scolari 30 8 33.5 3.6 11.3 .322 3.6 11.3 .322 6.1 7.6 .803 3.1 2.6 3.9 13.4
4 Fred Schaus 27 8 30.5 2.3 7.5 .300 2.3 7.5 .300 4.4 5.8 .761 5.3 1.5 5.0 8.9
5 Monk Meineke 22 8 28.4 1.9 5.0 .375 1.9 5.0 .375 3.8 5.5 .682 3.3 1.3 4.6 7.5
6 Chuck Share 25 8 24.8 1.4 3.4 .407 1.4 3.4 .407 3.3 4.9 .667 6.5 1.5 5.6 6.0
7 Frankie Brian 29 8 18.3 1.6 5.3 .310 1.6 5.3 .310 2.4 3.1 .760 1.1 1.4 2.9 5.6
8 Don Boven 27 8 13.9 0.9 3.5 .250 0.9 3.5 .250 1.1 2.0 .563 2.0 0.3 2.8 2.9
9 Dike Eddleman 30 7 9.0 1.3 3.3 .391 1.3 3.3 .391 0.6 2.1 .267 0.7 0.3 2.7 3.1
10 Jake Fendley 23 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

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 Larry Foust 24 8 332 5.2 13.1 .397 5.2 13.1 .397 6.2 7.4 .838 12.0 0.7 3.7 16.6
2 Andy Phillip 30 8 329 2.6 7.8 .338 2.6 7.8 .338 3.7 5.6 .667 3.5 3.3 2.5 9.0
3 Fred Scolari 30 8 268 3.9 12.1 .322 3.9 12.1 .322 6.6 8.2 .803 3.4 2.8 4.2 14.4
4 Fred Schaus 27 8 244 2.7 8.9 .300 2.7 8.9 .300 5.2 6.8 .761 6.2 1.8 5.9 10.5
5 Monk Meineke 22 8 227 2.4 6.3 .375 2.4 6.3 .375 4.8 7.0 .682 4.1 1.6 5.9 9.5
6 Chuck Share 25 8 198 2.0 4.9 .407 2.0 4.9 .407 4.7 7.1 .667 9.5 2.2 8.2 8.7
7 Frankie Brian 29 8 146 3.2 10.4 .310 3.2 10.4 .310 4.7 6.2 .760 2.2 2.7 5.7 11.1
8 Don Boven 27 8 111 2.3 9.1 .250 2.3 9.1 .250 2.9 5.2 .563 5.2 0.6 7.1 7.5
9 Dike Eddleman 30 7 63 5.1 13.1 .391 5.1 13.1 .391 2.3 8.6 .267 2.9 1.1 10.9 12.6
10 Jake Fendley 23 1 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0.0

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
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 Larry Foust 24 8 332 .397 .397 .838
2 Andy Phillip 30 8 329 .338 .338 .667
3 Fred Scolari 30 8 268 .322 .322 .803
4 Fred Schaus 27 8 244 .300 .300 .761
5 Monk Meineke 22 8 227 .375 .375 .682
6 Chuck Share 25 8 198 .407 .407 .667
7 Frankie Brian 29 8 146 .310 .310 .760
8 Don Boven 27 8 111 .250 .250 .563
9 Dike Eddleman 30 7 63 .391 .391 .267
10 Jake Fendley 23 1 2

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 Larry Foust 24 8 332 25.0 .507 .397 .562 5.9 1.0 0.1 1.1 .158
2 Andy Phillip 30 8 329 12.5 .439 .338 .718 24.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 .040
3 Fred Scolari 30 8 268 16.0 .458 .322 .678 22.7 0.4 0.1 0.4 .076
4 Fred Schaus 27 8 244 11.8 .442 .300 .767 13.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .042
5 Monk Meineke 22 8 227 10.8 .505 .375 1.100 11.4 0.4 0.0 0.5 .096
6 Chuck Share 25 8 198 14.5 .543 .407 1.444 15.2 0.5 0.1 0.5 .127
7 Frankie Brian 29 8 146 9.7 .425 .310 .595 20.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 .019
8 Don Boven 27 8 111 2.0 .328 .250 .571 4.6 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.104
9 Dike Eddleman 30 7 63 2.2 .372 .391 .652 10.2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.088
10 Jake Fendley 23 1 2 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .023