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1953-54 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 40-32, Finished 3rd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Birch (40-32)

PTS/G: 77.7 (8th of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 76.1 (2nd of 9)
SRS: 1.44 (5th of 9) ▪ Pace: 86.9 (8th of 9)
Off Rtg: 89.0 (3rd of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 87.2 (4th of 9)
Expected W-L: 41-31 (5th of 9)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Eliminated in Western Division Round Robin

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
8-15 Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 May 11, 1924 4 University of Notre Dame
7 Frankie Brian SG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 4 Louisiana State University
16 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 3 La Salle University
4-9 Mel Hutchins PF 6-6 200 November 22, 1928 2 Brigham Young University
17 Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 October 30, 1930 1 University of Dayton
6 Jack Molinas SF 6-6 200 October 31, 1931 R Columbia University
15 Ken Murray SG 6-2 190 April 20, 1928 1 St. Bonaventure University
14 Andy Phillip PG 6-2 195 March 7, 1922 6 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fred Schaus F 6-5 205 June 30, 1925 4 West Virginia University
10 Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 March 1, 1922 7 University of San Francisco
18 Chuck Share C 6-11 235 March 14, 1927 2 Bowling Green State University
5 Zeke Sinicola G 5-10 165 January 25, 1929 1 Niagara University
12 George Yardley SF 6-5 190 November 3, 1928 R Stanford University
6 Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 December 7, 1925 7 St. John's 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 72 1952 5187 .376 1952 5187 .376 1689 2315 .730 3785 1474 1669 5593 77.7
Lg Rank 7 7 3 5 5 2 4 3 9 8 8
Opponent 72 5476 76.1
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 41 31 1.63 -0.18 1.44 89.0 87.2 86.9 .446 .376 .326 War Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 5 5 5 5 5 3 4 8 5 3 4

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 Mel Hutchins 25 72 2934 295 736 .401 295 736 .401 151 223 .677 695 210 229 741
2 Andy Phillip 31 71 2705 255 680 .375 255 680 .375 241 330 .730 265 449 204 751
3 Larry Foust 25 72 2693 376 919 .409 376 919 .409 338 475 .712 967 161 258 1090
4 Fred Scolari 31 64 1589 159 491 .324 159 491 .324 144 180 .800 139 131 155 462
5 George Yardley 25 63 1489 209 492 .425 209 492 .425 146 205 .712 407 99 166 564
6 Monk Meineke 23 71 1466 135 393 .344 135 393 .344 136 169 .805 372 81 214 406
7 Max Zaslofsky 28 45 1164 174 456 .382 174 456 .382 147 212 .693 89 98 101 495
8 Frankie Brian 30 64 973 132 352 .375 132 352 .375 137 182 .753 79 92 100 401
9 Jack Molinas 22 32 958 114 292 .390 114 292 .390 142 187 .759 228 51 83 370
10 Ken Murray 25 49 528 53 195 .272 53 195 .272 43 60 .717 65 56 60 149
11 Fred Schaus 28 23 272 25 63 .397 25 63 .397 38 50 .760 50 21 35 88
12 Chuck Share 26 21 155 9 35 .257 9 35 .257 18 30 .600 62 10 26 36
13 Zeke Sinicola 25 9 33 4 16 .250 4 16 .250 3 6 .500 1 3 8 11
14 Leo Barnhorst 29 17 185 12 57 .211 5 6 .833 12 30 29

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 Mel Hutchins 25 72 40.8 4.1 10.2 .401 4.1 10.2 .401 2.1 3.1 .677 9.7 2.9 3.2 10.3
2 Andy Phillip 31 71 38.1 3.6 9.6 .375 3.6 9.6 .375 3.4 4.6 .730 3.7 6.3 2.9 10.6
3 Larry Foust 25 72 37.4 5.2 12.8 .409 5.2 12.8 .409 4.7 6.6 .712 13.4 2.2 3.6 15.1
4 Jack Molinas 22 32 29.9 3.6 9.1 .390 3.6 9.1 .390 4.4 5.8 .759 7.1 1.6 2.6 11.6
5 Max Zaslofsky 28 45 25.9 3.9 10.1 .382 3.9 10.1 .382 3.3 4.7 .693 2.0 2.2 2.2 11.0
6 Fred Scolari 31 64 24.8 2.5 7.7 .324 2.5 7.7 .324 2.3 2.8 .800 2.2 2.0 2.4 7.2
7 George Yardley 25 63 23.6 3.3 7.8 .425 3.3 7.8 .425 2.3 3.3 .712 6.5 1.6 2.6 9.0
8 Monk Meineke 23 71 20.6 1.9 5.5 .344 1.9 5.5 .344 1.9 2.4 .805 5.2 1.1 3.0 5.7
9 Frankie Brian 30 64 15.2 2.1 5.5 .375 2.1 5.5 .375 2.1 2.8 .753 1.2 1.4 1.6 6.3
10 Fred Schaus 28 23 11.8 1.1 2.7 .397 1.1 2.7 .397 1.7 2.2 .760 2.2 0.9 1.5 3.8
11 Ken Murray 25 49 10.8 1.1 4.0 .272 1.1 4.0 .272 0.9 1.2 .717 1.3 1.1 1.2 3.0
12 Chuck Share 26 21 7.4 0.4 1.7 .257 0.4 1.7 .257 0.9 1.4 .600 3.0 0.5 1.2 1.7
13 Zeke Sinicola 25 9 3.7 0.4 1.8 .250 0.4 1.8 .250 0.3 0.7 .500 0.1 0.3 0.9 1.2
14 Leo Barnhorst 29 17 10.9 0.7 3.4 .211 0.3 0.4 .833 0.7 1.8 1.7

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 Mel Hutchins 25 72 2934 3.6 9.0 .401 3.6 9.0 .401 1.9 2.7 .677 8.5 2.6 2.8 9.1
2 Andy Phillip 31 71 2705 3.4 9.0 .375 3.4 9.0 .375 3.2 4.4 .730 3.5 6.0 2.7 10.0
3 Larry Foust 25 72 2693 5.0 12.3 .409 5.0 12.3 .409 4.5 6.3 .712 12.9 2.2 3.4 14.6
4 Fred Scolari 31 64 1589 3.6 11.1 .324 3.6 11.1 .324 3.3 4.1 .800 3.1 3.0 3.5 10.5
5 George Yardley 25 63 1489 5.1 11.9 .425 5.1 11.9 .425 3.5 5.0 .712 9.8 2.4 4.0 13.6
6 Monk Meineke 23 71 1466 3.3 9.7 .344 3.3 9.7 .344 3.3 4.2 .805 9.1 2.0 5.3 10.0
7 Max Zaslofsky 28 45 1164 5.4 14.1 .382 5.4 14.1 .382 4.5 6.6 .693 2.8 3.0 3.1 15.3
8 Frankie Brian 30 64 973 4.9 13.0 .375 4.9 13.0 .375 5.1 6.7 .753 2.9 3.4 3.7 14.8
9 Jack Molinas 22 32 958 4.3 11.0 .390 4.3 11.0 .390 5.3 7.0 .759 8.6 1.9 3.1 13.9
10 Ken Murray 25 49 528 3.6 13.3 .272 3.6 13.3 .272 2.9 4.1 .717 4.4 3.8 4.1 10.2
11 Fred Schaus 28 23 272 3.3 8.3 .397 3.3 8.3 .397 5.0 6.6 .760 6.6 2.8 4.6 11.6
12 Chuck Share 26 21 155 2.1 8.1 .257 2.1 8.1 .257 4.2 7.0 .600 14.4 2.3 6.0 8.4
13 Zeke Sinicola 25 9 33 4.4 17.5 .250 4.4 17.5 .250 3.3 6.5 .500 1.1 3.3 8.7 12.0
14 Leo Barnhorst 29 17 185 2.3 11.1 .211 1.0 1.2 .833 2.3 5.8 5.6

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 Mel Hutchins 25 72 2934 14.6 .444 .401 .303 2.5 3.4 5.8 .096
2 Andy Phillip 31 71 2705 16.0 .455 .375 .485 4.2 2.9 7.1 .125
3 Larry Foust 25 72 2693 22.8 .483 .409 .517 6.5 3.9 10.4 .186
4 Fred Scolari 31 64 1589 9.8 .405 .324 .367 0.0 1.2 1.2 .035
5 George Yardley 25 63 1489 19.5 .484 .425 .417 3.4 1.8 5.3 .170
6 Monk Meineke 23 71 1466 13.1 .434 .344 .430 1.0 1.7 2.6 .086
7 Max Zaslofsky 28 45 1164 15.0 .451 .382 .465 1.8 0.9 2.7 .111
8 Frankie Brian 30 64 973 15.6 .464 .375 .517 2.0 0.8 2.7 .135
9 Jack Molinas 22 32 958 19.2 .494 .390 .640 2.5 1.0 3.6 .179
10 Ken Murray 25 49 528 7.9 .336 .272 .308 -1.2 0.5 -0.7 -0.065
11 Fred Schaus 28 23 272 16.5 .518 .397 .794 0.8 0.3 1.0 .185
12 Chuck Share 26 21 155 13.8 .373 .257 .857 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .039
13 Zeke Sinicola 25 9 33 -1.7 .295 .250 .375 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.216
14 Leo Barnhorst 29 17 185 .243 .211

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 Mel Hutchins 25 4 162 15 46 .326 15 46 .326 12 17 .706 37 6 18 42
2 Andy Phillip 31 4 136 13 38 .342 13 38 .342 9 12 .750 12 17 9 35
3 Larry Foust 25 4 129 11 41 .268 11 41 .268 19 25 .760 38 7 21 41
4 George Yardley 25 4 107 16 33 .485 16 33 .485 10 12 .833 24 3 10 42
5 Frankie Brian 30 4 106 15 36 .417 15 36 .417 11 16 .688 12 10 7 41
6 Max Zaslofsky 28 4 98 11 36 .306 11 36 .306 13 15 .867 3 6 7 35
7 Monk Meineke 23 4 87 6 23 .261 6 23 .261 7 11 .636 15 6 11 19
8 Fred Scolari 31 4 60 6 24 .250 6 24 .250 0 0 7 6 8 12
9 Leo Barnhorst 29 4 60 10 19 .526 10 19 .526 3 5 .600 5 6 10 23
10 Ken Murray 25 3 15 6 10 .600 6 10 .600 2 2 1.000 0 0 6 14

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 Mel Hutchins 25 4 40.5 3.8 11.5 .326 3.8 11.5 .326 3.0 4.3 .706 9.3 1.5 4.5 10.5
2 Andy Phillip 31 4 34.0 3.3 9.5 .342 3.3 9.5 .342 2.3 3.0 .750 3.0 4.3 2.3 8.8
3 Larry Foust 25 4 32.3 2.8 10.3 .268 2.8 10.3 .268 4.8 6.3 .760 9.5 1.8 5.3 10.3
4 George Yardley 25 4 26.8 4.0 8.3 .485 4.0 8.3 .485 2.5 3.0 .833 6.0 0.8 2.5 10.5
5 Frankie Brian 30 4 26.5 3.8 9.0 .417 3.8 9.0 .417 2.8 4.0 .688 3.0 2.5 1.8 10.3
6 Max Zaslofsky 28 4 24.5 2.8 9.0 .306 2.8 9.0 .306 3.3 3.8 .867 0.8 1.5 1.8 8.8
7 Monk Meineke 23 4 21.8 1.5 5.8 .261 1.5 5.8 .261 1.8 2.8 .636 3.8 1.5 2.8 4.8
8 Fred Scolari 31 4 15.0 1.5 6.0 .250 1.5 6.0 .250 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.5 2.0 3.0
9 Leo Barnhorst 29 4 15.0 2.5 4.8 .526 2.5 4.8 .526 0.8 1.3 .600 1.3 1.5 2.5 5.8
10 Ken Murray 25 3 5.0 2.0 3.3 .600 2.0 3.3 .600 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.7

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 Mel Hutchins 25 4 162 3.3 10.2 .326 3.3 10.2 .326 2.7 3.8 .706 8.2 1.3 4.0 9.3
2 Andy Phillip 31 4 136 3.4 10.1 .342 3.4 10.1 .342 2.4 3.2 .750 3.2 4.5 2.4 9.3
3 Larry Foust 25 4 129 3.1 11.4 .268 3.1 11.4 .268 5.3 7.0 .760 10.6 2.0 5.9 11.4
4 George Yardley 25 4 107 5.4 11.1 .485 5.4 11.1 .485 3.4 4.0 .833 8.1 1.0 3.4 14.1
5 Frankie Brian 30 4 106 5.1 12.2 .417 5.1 12.2 .417 3.7 5.4 .688 4.1 3.4 2.4 13.9
6 Max Zaslofsky 28 4 98 4.0 13.2 .306 4.0 13.2 .306 4.8 5.5 .867 1.1 2.2 2.6 12.9
7 Monk Meineke 23 4 87 2.5 9.5 .261 2.5 9.5 .261 2.9 4.6 .636 6.2 2.5 4.6 7.9
8 Fred Scolari 31 4 60 3.6 14.4 .250 3.6 14.4 .250 0.0 0.0 4.2 3.6 4.8 7.2
9 Leo Barnhorst 29 4 60 6.0 11.4 .526 6.0 11.4 .526 1.8 3.0 .600 3.0 3.6 6.0 13.8
10 Ken Murray 25 3 15 14.4 24.0 .600 14.4 24.0 .600 4.8 4.8 1.000 0.0 0.0 14.4 33.6

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 Mel Hutchins 25 4 162 10.3 .393 .326 .370 7.8 -0.2 0.2 0.0 .001
2 Andy Phillip 31 4 136 11.8 .404 .342 .316 26.5 -0.1 0.1 0.1 .020
3 Larry Foust 25 4 129 12.9 .394 .268 .610 11.2 -0.2 0.2 0.0 .008
4 George Yardley 25 4 107 19.4 .549 .485 .364 6.7 0.3 0.1 0.4 .197
5 Frankie Brian 30 4 106 17.1 .476 .417 .444 22.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .111
6 Max Zaslofsky 28 4 98 9.8 .411 .306 .417 13.4 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.012
7 Monk Meineke 23 4 87 7.1 .341 .261 .478 13.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.057
8 Fred Scolari 31 4 60 1.8 .250 .250 .000 21.4 -0.3 0.1 -0.3 -0.223
9 Leo Barnhorst 29 4 60 16.4 .542 .526 .263 24.9 0.2 0.1 0.2 .185
10 Ken Murray 25 3 15 30.3 .643 .600 .200 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 .548