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1956-57 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 34-38, Finished 3rd in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Charles Eckman (34-38)

PTS/G: 96.4 (7th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 98.7 (3rd of 8)
SRS: -2.17 (8th of 8) ▪ Pace: 107.7 (8th of 8)
Off Rtg: 88.8 (4th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 91.0 (8th of 8)
Expected W-L: 30-42 (8th of 8)

Arena: War Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1957 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Lost NBA Western Division Tiebreaker (0-1) versus St. Louis Hawks  (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
8 Corky Devlin SG 6-5 195 December 21, 1931 1 George Washington University
16 Larry Foust C 6-9 215 June 24, 1928 6 La Salle University
18 Alex Hannum PF 6-7 210 July 19, 1923 7 University of Southern California
17 Bob Houbregs C 6-7 210 March 12, 1932 3 University of Washington
9 Mel Hutchins PF 6-6 200 November 22, 1928 5 Brigham Young University
14 Billy Kenville SG 6-2 187 December 1, 1930 3 St. Bonaventure University
5 Chuck Noble SG 6-4 190 July 24, 1931 1 University of Louisville
6 Red Rocha C 6-9 185 September 18, 1923 8 Oregon State University
15 Dick Rosenthal SF 6-5 205 January 20, 1930 1 University of Notre Dame
7 Gene Shue PG 6-2 170 December 18, 1931 2 University of Maryland
19 Odie Spears SF 6-5 205 June 26, 1925 7 Western Kentucky University
10 Bill Thieben PF 6-7 215 March 28, 1935 R Hofstra University
12 George Yardley SF 6-5 190 November 3, 1928 3 Stanford 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 72 2532 6612 .383 2532 6612 .383 1874 2510 .747 4289 1398 1643 6938
Team/G 35.2 91.8 .383 35.2 91.8 .383 26.0 34.9 .747 59.6 19.4 22.8 96.4
Lg Rank 7 7 5 7 7 5 7 7 5 7 4 1 7
Year/Year 5.7% 7.1% -0.005 5.7% 7.1% -0.005 -6.4% -8.0% +0.013 7.9% -20.2% -8.2% 2.1%
Opponent 72 7104
Opponent/G 98.7
Lg Rank 3
Year/Year 5.4%

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 30 42 -2.31 0.14 -2.17 88.8 91.0 107.7 .380 .383 .283 War Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 8 8 8 3 8 4 8 8 5 5 6

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 George Yardley 28 72 2691 522 1273 .410 522 1273 .410 503 639 .787 755 147 231 1547
2 Mel Hutchins 28 72 2647 369 953 .387 369 953 .387 152 206 .738 571 210 182 890
3 Gene Shue 25 72 2470 273 710 .385 273 710 .385 241 316 .763 421 238 137 787
4 Billy Kenville 26 71 1701 204 608 .336 204 608 .336 174 218 .798 324 172 169 582
5 Bob Houbregs 24 60 1592 253 585 .432 253 585 .432 167 234 .714 401 113 118 673
6 Larry Foust 28 61 1533 243 617 .394 243 617 .394 273 380 .718 555 71 221 759
7 Chuck Noble 25 54 1260 200 556 .360 200 556 .360 76 102 .745 135 180 161 476
8 Corky Devlin 25 71 1242 190 502 .378 190 502 .378 97 143 .678 146 141 114 477
9 Red Rocha 33 72 1154 136 390 .349 136 390 .349 109 144 .757 272 81 162 381
10 Bill Thieben 21 58 633 90 256 .352 90 256 .352 57 87 .655 207 17 78 237
11 Dick Rosenthal 27 18 188 21 79 .266 21 79 .266 9 17 .529 52 17 22 51
12 Alex Hannum 33
13 Odie Spears 31

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 George Yardley 28 72 37.4 7.3 17.7 .410 7.3 17.7 .410 7.0 8.9 .787 10.5 2.0 3.2 21.5
2 Mel Hutchins 28 72 36.8 5.1 13.2 .387 5.1 13.2 .387 2.1 2.9 .738 7.9 2.9 2.5 12.4
3 Gene Shue 25 72 34.3 3.8 9.9 .385 3.8 9.9 .385 3.3 4.4 .763 5.8 3.3 1.9 10.9
4 Bob Houbregs 24 60 26.5 4.2 9.8 .432 4.2 9.8 .432 2.8 3.9 .714 6.7 1.9 2.0 11.2
5 Larry Foust 28 61 25.1 4.0 10.1 .394 4.0 10.1 .394 4.5 6.2 .718 9.1 1.2 3.6 12.4
6 Billy Kenville 26 71 24.0 2.9 8.6 .336 2.9 8.6 .336 2.5 3.1 .798 4.6 2.4 2.4 8.2
7 Chuck Noble 25 54 23.3 3.7 10.3 .360 3.7 10.3 .360 1.4 1.9 .745 2.5 3.3 3.0 8.8
8 Corky Devlin 25 71 17.5 2.7 7.1 .378 2.7 7.1 .378 1.4 2.0 .678 2.1 2.0 1.6 6.7
9 Red Rocha 33 72 16.0 1.9 5.4 .349 1.9 5.4 .349 1.5 2.0 .757 3.8 1.1 2.3 5.3
10 Bill Thieben 21 58 10.9 1.6 4.4 .352 1.6 4.4 .352 1.0 1.5 .655 3.6 0.3 1.3 4.1
11 Dick Rosenthal 27 18 10.4 1.2 4.4 .266 1.2 4.4 .266 0.5 0.9 .529 2.9 0.9 1.2 2.8
12 Alex Hannum 33
13 Odie Spears 31

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 George Yardley 28 72 2691 7.0 17.0 .410 7.0 17.0 .410 6.7 8.5 .787 10.1 2.0 3.1 20.7
2 Mel Hutchins 28 72 2647 5.0 13.0 .387 5.0 13.0 .387 2.1 2.8 .738 7.8 2.9 2.5 12.1
3 Gene Shue 25 72 2470 4.0 10.3 .385 4.0 10.3 .385 3.5 4.6 .763 6.1 3.5 2.0 11.5
4 Billy Kenville 26 71 1701 4.3 12.9 .336 4.3 12.9 .336 3.7 4.6 .798 6.9 3.6 3.6 12.3
5 Bob Houbregs 24 60 1592 5.7 13.2 .432 5.7 13.2 .432 3.8 5.3 .714 9.1 2.6 2.7 15.2
6 Larry Foust 28 61 1533 5.7 14.5 .394 5.7 14.5 .394 6.4 8.9 .718 13.0 1.7 5.2 17.8
7 Chuck Noble 25 54 1260 5.7 15.9 .360 5.7 15.9 .360 2.2 2.9 .745 3.9 5.1 4.6 13.6
8 Corky Devlin 25 71 1242 5.5 14.6 .378 5.5 14.6 .378 2.8 4.1 .678 4.2 4.1 3.3 13.8
9 Red Rocha 33 72 1154 4.2 12.2 .349 4.2 12.2 .349 3.4 4.5 .757 8.5 2.5 5.1 11.9
10 Bill Thieben 21 58 633 5.1 14.6 .352 5.1 14.6 .352 3.2 4.9 .655 11.8 1.0 4.4 13.5
11 Dick Rosenthal 27 18 188 4.0 15.1 .266 4.0 15.1 .266 1.7 3.3 .529 10.0 3.3 4.2 9.8
12 Alex Hannum 33
13 Odie Spears 31

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 George Yardley 28 72 2691 .410 .410 .787
2 Mel Hutchins 28 72 2647 .387 .387 .738
3 Gene Shue 25 72 2470 .385 .385 .763
4 Billy Kenville 26 71 1701 .336 .336 .798
5 Bob Houbregs 24 60 1592 .432 .432 .714
6 Larry Foust 28 61 1533 .394 .394 .718
7 Chuck Noble 25 54 1260 .360 .360 .745
8 Corky Devlin 25 71 1242 .378 .378 .678
9 Red Rocha 33 72 1154 .349 .349 .757
10 Bill Thieben 21 58 633 .352 .352 .655
11 Dick Rosenthal 27 18 188 .266 .266 .529
12 Alex Hannum 33
13 Odie Spears 31

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 George Yardley 28 72 2691 21.9 .498 .410 .502 8.0 2.1 10.0 .179
2 Mel Hutchins 28 72 2647 13.0 .426 .387 .216 0.9 1.9 2.8 .050
3 Gene Shue 25 72 2470 13.8 .463 .385 .445 3.0 1.7 4.6 .090
4 Billy Kenville 26 71 1701 12.2 .413 .336 .359 0.2 1.2 1.4 .039
5 Bob Houbregs 24 60 1592 17.6 .489 .432 .400 3.3 1.2 4.5 .134
6 Larry Foust 28 61 1533 19.2 .484 .394 .616 3.4 1.3 4.7 .148
7 Chuck Noble 25 54 1260 10.9 .396 .360 .183 -0.5 0.8 0.4 .014
8 Corky Devlin 25 71 1242 12.2 .422 .378 .285 0.4 0.8 1.2 .046
9 Red Rocha 33 72 1154 11.0 .420 .349 .369 0.2 0.8 1.0 .044
10 Bill Thieben 21 58 633 12.1 .403 .352 .340 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .015
11 Dick Rosenthal 27 18 188 6.8 .295 .266 .215 -0.6 0.2 -0.5 -0.124
12 Alex Hannum 33
13 Odie Spears 31

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 George Yardley 28 2 85 24 53 .453 24 53 .453 9 11 .818 19 8 7 57
2 Gene Shue 25 2 79 14 27 .519 14 27 .519 4 4 1.000 7 8 3 32
3 Mel Hutchins 28 2 68 9 30 .300 9 30 .300 5 7 .714 23 10 8 23
4 Larry Foust 28 2 64 13 23 .565 13 23 .565 19 23 .826 25 6 10 45
5 Chuck Noble 25 2 45 10 26 .385 10 26 .385 1 2 .500 3 4 5 21
6 Bob Houbregs 24 2 38 7 17 .412 7 17 .412 8 11 .727 6 3 3 22
7 Billy Kenville 26 2 30 2 13 .154 2 13 .154 0 1 .000 1 5 1 4
8 Bill Thieben 21 2 28 6 7 .857 6 7 .857 2 6 .333 6 3 5 14
9 Corky Devlin 25 1 25 6 8 .750 6 8 .750 1 1 1.000 5 5 5 13
10 Red Rocha 33 2 18 0 5 .000 0 5 .000 4 6 .667 6 0 4 4

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 George Yardley 28 2 42.5 12.0 26.5 .453 12.0 26.5 .453 4.5 5.5 .818 9.5 4.0 3.5 28.5
2 Gene Shue 25 2 39.5 7.0 13.5 .519 7.0 13.5 .519 2.0 2.0 1.000 3.5 4.0 1.5 16.0
3 Mel Hutchins 28 2 34.0 4.5 15.0 .300 4.5 15.0 .300 2.5 3.5 .714 11.5 5.0 4.0 11.5
4 Larry Foust 28 2 32.0 6.5 11.5 .565 6.5 11.5 .565 9.5 11.5 .826 12.5 3.0 5.0 22.5
5 Corky Devlin 25 1 25.0 6.0 8.0 .750 6.0 8.0 .750 1.0 1.0 1.000 5.0 5.0 5.0 13.0
6 Chuck Noble 25 2 22.5 5.0 13.0 .385 5.0 13.0 .385 0.5 1.0 .500 1.5 2.0 2.5 10.5
7 Bob Houbregs 24 2 19.0 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 8.5 .412 4.0 5.5 .727 3.0 1.5 1.5 11.0
8 Billy Kenville 26 2 15.0 1.0 6.5 .154 1.0 6.5 .154 0.0 0.5 .000 0.5 2.5 0.5 2.0
9 Bill Thieben 21 2 14.0 3.0 3.5 .857 3.0 3.5 .857 1.0 3.0 .333 3.0 1.5 2.5 7.0
10 Red Rocha 33 2 9.0 0.0 2.5 .000 0.0 2.5 .000 2.0 3.0 .667 3.0 0.0 2.0 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 George Yardley 28 2 85 10.2 22.4 .453 10.2 22.4 .453 3.8 4.7 .818 8.0 3.4 3.0 24.1
2 Gene Shue 25 2 79 6.4 12.3 .519 6.4 12.3 .519 1.8 1.8 1.000 3.2 3.6 1.4 14.6
3 Mel Hutchins 28 2 68 4.8 15.9 .300 4.8 15.9 .300 2.6 3.7 .714 12.2 5.3 4.2 12.2
4 Larry Foust 28 2 64 7.3 12.9 .565 7.3 12.9 .565 10.7 12.9 .826 14.1 3.4 5.6 25.3
5 Chuck Noble 25 2 45 8.0 20.8 .385 8.0 20.8 .385 0.8 1.6 .500 2.4 3.2 4.0 16.8
6 Bob Houbregs 24 2 38 6.6 16.1 .412 6.6 16.1 .412 7.6 10.4 .727 5.7 2.8 2.8 20.8
7 Billy Kenville 26 2 30 2.4 15.6 .154 2.4 15.6 .154 0.0 1.2 .000 1.2 6.0 1.2 4.8
8 Bill Thieben 21 2 28 7.7 9.0 .857 7.7 9.0 .857 2.6 7.7 .333 7.7 3.9 6.4 18.0
9 Corky Devlin 25 1 25 8.6 11.5 .750 8.6 11.5 .750 1.4 1.4 1.000 7.2 7.2 7.2 18.7
10 Red Rocha 33 2 18 0.0 10.0 .000 0.0 10.0 .000 8.0 12.0 .667 12.0 0.0 8.0 8.0

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 George Yardley 28 2 85 .453 .453 .818
2 Gene Shue 25 2 79 .519 .519 1.000
3 Mel Hutchins 28 2 68 .300 .300 .714
4 Larry Foust 28 2 64 .565 .565 .826
5 Chuck Noble 25 2 45 .385 .385 .500
6 Bob Houbregs 24 2 38 .412 .412 .727
7 Billy Kenville 26 2 30 .154 .154 .000
8 Bill Thieben 21 2 28 .857 .857 .333
9 Corky Devlin 25 1 25 .750 .750 1.000
10 Red Rocha 33 2 18 .000 .000 .667

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 George Yardley 28 2 85 21.0 .493 .453 .208 14.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 .110
2 Gene Shue 25 2 79 15.0 .556 .519 .148 13.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 .117
3 Mel Hutchins 28 2 68 11.9 .348 .300 .233 18.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.105
4 Larry Foust 28 2 64 30.1 .679 .565 1.000 12.6 0.5 -0.1 0.4 .312
5 Chuck Noble 25 2 45 8.4 .391 .385 .077 12.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.047
6 Bob Houbregs 24 2 38 17.6 .504 .412 .647 10.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 .113
7 Billy Kenville 26 2 30 -2.2 .149 .154 .077 18.9 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.297
8 Bill Thieben 21 2 28 20.5 .726 .857 .857 14.6 0.2 0.0 0.1 .246
9 Corky Devlin 25 1 25 24.4 .770 .750 .125 28.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 .283
10 Red Rocha 33 2 18 0.6 .262 .000 1.200 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.186