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1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians Roster and Stats

Previous Season

Record: 28-43, Finished 4th in NBA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Herm Schaefer (28-43)

PTS/G: 74.6 (10th of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 77.4 (1st of 10)
SRS: -2.31 (7th of 10) ▪ Pace: 86.3 (10th of 10)
Off Rtg: 84.9 (8th of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 88.0 (7th of 10)
Expected W-L: 27-44 (8th of 10)

Arena: Hinkle Fieldhouse ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Division Semifinals (2-0) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (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
20 Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 May 11, 1924 3 University of Notre Dame
19 Joe Graboski C 6-7 195 January 15, 1930 3
18 Don Hanrahan F 6-7 200 February 6, 1929 R Loyola University of Chicago
10 Kleggie Hermsen C-F 6-9 225 March 12, 1923 5 University of Minnesota
8 Bob Lavoy PF 6-7 185 June 29, 1926 2 Western Kentucky University
10-18 Ed Mikan C 6-8 230 October 20, 1925 4 DePaul University
14 Bob Naber F 6-3 185 September 3, 1929 R University of Louisville
Ralph O'Brien G 5-9 160 April 8, 1928 1 Butler University
16 Mel Payton SF 6-4 185 July 16, 1926 1 Tulane University
7 Gene Rhodes SG 6-1 170 September 2, 1927 R Western Kentucky University
9 Bill Tosheff PG 6-1 175 June 2, 1926 1 Indiana University
5 Paul Walther SG 6-2 160 March 23, 1927 3 University of Tennessee
17 Zeke Zawoluk PF 6-7 215 October 13, 1930 R 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 71 1829 5204 .351 1829 5204 .351 1637 2277 .719 3326 1281 1765 5295 74.6
Lg Rank 10 10 10 9 9 6 10 10 10 10 10
Opponent 71 5493 77.4
Lg Rank 1 1

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 44 -2.79 0.48 -2.31 84.9 88.0 86.3 .438 .351 .315 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Lg Rank 8 8 8 4 7 8 7 10 8 10 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 Leo Barnhorst 28 71 2871 402 1034 .389 402 1034 .389 163 259 .629 483 277 245 967
2 Joe Graboski 23 69 2769 272 799 .340 272 799 .340 350 513 .682 687 156 303 894
3 Paul Walther 25 67 2468 227 645 .352 227 645 .352 264 354 .746 284 205 260 718
4 Bill Tosheff 26 67 2459 253 783 .323 253 783 .323 253 314 .806 229 243 243 759
5 Bob Lavoy 26 70 2327 225 560 .402 225 560 .402 168 242 .694 528 130 274 618
6 Mel Payton 26 66 1424 173 485 .357 173 485 .357 120 161 .745 313 81 118 466
7 Gene Rhodes 25 65 1162 109 342 .319 109 342 .319 119 169 .704 98 91 78 337
8 Zeke Zawoluk 22 41 622 55 150 .367 55 150 .367 77 116 .664 146 31 83 187
9 Ed Mikan 27 43 569 39 158 .247 39 158 .247 52 64 .813 118 17 84 130
10 Ralph O'Brien 24 34 526 59 190 .311 59 190 .311 57 65 .877 50 35 37 175
11 Don Hanrahan 23 18 121 11 32 .344 11 32 .344 11 15 .733 30 11 24 33
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 6 40 4 22 .182 4 22 .182 2 3 .667 12 4 12 10
13 Bob Naber 23 4 11 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 1 2 .500 5 1 6 1

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 Leo Barnhorst 28 71 40.4 5.7 14.6 .389 5.7 14.6 .389 2.3 3.6 .629 6.8 3.9 3.5 13.6
2 Joe Graboski 23 69 40.1 3.9 11.6 .340 3.9 11.6 .340 5.1 7.4 .682 10.0 2.3 4.4 13.0
3 Paul Walther 25 67 36.8 3.4 9.6 .352 3.4 9.6 .352 3.9 5.3 .746 4.2 3.1 3.9 10.7
4 Bill Tosheff 26 67 36.7 3.8 11.7 .323 3.8 11.7 .323 3.8 4.7 .806 3.4 3.6 3.6 11.3
5 Bob Lavoy 26 70 33.2 3.2 8.0 .402 3.2 8.0 .402 2.4 3.5 .694 7.5 1.9 3.9 8.8
6 Mel Payton 26 66 21.6 2.6 7.3 .357 2.6 7.3 .357 1.8 2.4 .745 4.7 1.2 1.8 7.1
7 Gene Rhodes 25 65 17.9 1.7 5.3 .319 1.7 5.3 .319 1.8 2.6 .704 1.5 1.4 1.2 5.2
8 Ralph O'Brien 24 34 15.5 1.7 5.6 .311 1.7 5.6 .311 1.7 1.9 .877 1.5 1.0 1.1 5.1
9 Zeke Zawoluk 22 41 15.2 1.3 3.7 .367 1.3 3.7 .367 1.9 2.8 .664 3.6 0.8 2.0 4.6
10 Ed Mikan 27 43 13.2 0.9 3.7 .247 0.9 3.7 .247 1.2 1.5 .813 2.7 0.4 2.0 3.0
11 Kleggie Hermsen 29 6 6.7 0.7 3.7 .182 0.7 3.7 .182 0.3 0.5 .667 2.0 0.7 2.0 1.7
12 Don Hanrahan 23 18 6.7 0.6 1.8 .344 0.6 1.8 .344 0.6 0.8 .733 1.7 0.6 1.3 1.8
13 Bob Naber 23 4 2.8 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 0.3 0.5 .500 1.3 0.3 1.5 0.3

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 Leo Barnhorst 28 71 2871 5.0 13.0 .389 5.0 13.0 .389 2.0 3.2 .629 6.1 3.5 3.1 12.1
2 Joe Graboski 23 69 2769 3.5 10.4 .340 3.5 10.4 .340 4.6 6.7 .682 8.9 2.0 3.9 11.6
3 Paul Walther 25 67 2468 3.3 9.4 .352 3.3 9.4 .352 3.9 5.2 .746 4.1 3.0 3.8 10.5
4 Bill Tosheff 26 67 2459 3.7 11.5 .323 3.7 11.5 .323 3.7 4.6 .806 3.4 3.6 3.6 11.1
5 Bob Lavoy 26 70 2327 3.5 8.7 .402 3.5 8.7 .402 2.6 3.7 .694 8.2 2.0 4.2 9.6
6 Mel Payton 26 66 1424 4.4 12.3 .357 4.4 12.3 .357 3.0 4.1 .745 7.9 2.0 3.0 11.8
7 Gene Rhodes 25 65 1162 3.4 10.6 .319 3.4 10.6 .319 3.7 5.2 .704 3.0 2.8 2.4 10.4
8 Zeke Zawoluk 22 41 622 3.2 8.7 .367 3.2 8.7 .367 4.5 6.7 .664 8.5 1.8 4.8 10.8
9 Ed Mikan 27 43 569 2.5 10.0 .247 2.5 10.0 .247 3.3 4.0 .813 7.5 1.1 5.3 8.2
10 Ralph O'Brien 24 34 526 4.0 13.0 .311 4.0 13.0 .311 3.9 4.4 .877 3.4 2.4 2.5 12.0
11 Don Hanrahan 23 18 121 3.3 9.5 .344 3.3 9.5 .344 3.3 4.5 .733 8.9 3.3 7.1 9.8
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 6 40 3.6 19.8 .182 3.6 19.8 .182 1.8 2.7 .667 10.8 3.6 10.8 9.0
13 Bob Naber 23 4 11 0.0 13.1 .000 0.0 13.1 .000 3.3 6.5 .500 16.4 3.3 19.6 3.3

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 Leo Barnhorst 28 71 2871 16.0 .421 .389 .250 1.1 3.5 4.6 .076
2 Joe Graboski 23 69 2769 16.2 .436 .340 .642 2.1 3.7 5.8 .101
3 Paul Walther 25 67 2468 13.2 .448 .352 .549 2.7 2.4 5.2 .100
4 Bill Tosheff 26 67 2459 12.5 .412 .323 .401 0.4 2.4 2.8 .055
5 Bob Lavoy 26 70 2327 14.8 .464 .402 .432 2.9 2.9 5.8 .119
6 Mel Payton 26 66 1424 15.5 .419 .357 .332 0.3 1.8 2.1 .069
7 Gene Rhodes 25 65 1162 11.2 .405 .319 .494 -0.1 1.0 0.9 .037
8 Zeke Zawoluk 22 41 622 15.4 .465 .367 .773 0.9 0.8 1.7 .129
9 Ed Mikan 27 43 569 7.0 .349 .247 .405 -1.0 0.6 -0.3 -0.029
10 Ralph O'Brien 24 34 526 11.7 .400 .311 .342 -0.2 0.5 0.3 .024
11 Don Hanrahan 23 18 121 14.1 .427 .344 .469 0.1 0.2 0.2 .098
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 6 40 -1.9 .214 .182 .136 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.364
13 Bob Naber 23 4 11 -10.4 .102 .000 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.418

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 Leo Barnhorst 28 2 79 12 33 .364 12 33 .364 6 9 .667 22 5 10 30
2 Joe Graboski 23 2 76 14 28 .500 14 28 .500 6 8 .750 16 0 5 34
3 Paul Walther 25 2 75 5 20 .250 5 20 .250 16 17 .941 8 4 8 26
4 Bill Tosheff 26 2 66 1 16 .063 1 16 .063 7 7 1.000 5 4 5 9
5 Gene Rhodes 25 2 51 4 14 .286 4 14 .286 1 4 .250 7 5 5 9
6 Bob Lavoy 26 2 47 4 16 .250 4 16 .250 2 5 .400 10 2 10 10
7 Mel Payton 26 2 36 7 17 .412 7 17 .412 7 8 .875 6 0 7 21
8 Ed Mikan 27 2 32 2 10 .200 2 10 .200 3 3 1.000 7 0 1 7
9 Zeke Zawoluk 22 2 18 1 6 .167 1 6 .167 0 2 .000 2 0 5 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 Leo Barnhorst 28 2 39.5 6.0 16.5 .364 6.0 16.5 .364 3.0 4.5 .667 11.0 2.5 5.0 15.0
2 Joe Graboski 23 2 38.0 7.0 14.0 .500 7.0 14.0 .500 3.0 4.0 .750 8.0 0.0 2.5 17.0
3 Paul Walther 25 2 37.5 2.5 10.0 .250 2.5 10.0 .250 8.0 8.5 .941 4.0 2.0 4.0 13.0
4 Bill Tosheff 26 2 33.0 0.5 8.0 .063 0.5 8.0 .063 3.5 3.5 1.000 2.5 2.0 2.5 4.5
5 Gene Rhodes 25 2 25.5 2.0 7.0 .286 2.0 7.0 .286 0.5 2.0 .250 3.5 2.5 2.5 4.5
6 Bob Lavoy 26 2 23.5 2.0 8.0 .250 2.0 8.0 .250 1.0 2.5 .400 5.0 1.0 5.0 5.0
7 Mel Payton 26 2 18.0 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 8.5 .412 3.5 4.0 .875 3.0 0.0 3.5 10.5
8 Ed Mikan 27 2 16.0 1.0 5.0 .200 1.0 5.0 .200 1.5 1.5 1.000 3.5 0.0 0.5 3.5
9 Zeke Zawoluk 22 2 9.0 0.5 3.0 .167 0.5 3.0 .167 0.0 1.0 .000 1.0 0.0 2.5 1.0

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 Leo Barnhorst 28 2 79 5.5 15.0 .364 5.5 15.0 .364 2.7 4.1 .667 10.0 2.3 4.6 13.7
2 Joe Graboski 23 2 76 6.6 13.3 .500 6.6 13.3 .500 2.8 3.8 .750 7.6 0.0 2.4 16.1
3 Paul Walther 25 2 75 2.4 9.6 .250 2.4 9.6 .250 7.7 8.2 .941 3.8 1.9 3.8 12.5
4 Bill Tosheff 26 2 66 0.5 8.7 .063 0.5 8.7 .063 3.8 3.8 1.000 2.7 2.2 2.7 4.9
5 Gene Rhodes 25 2 51 2.8 9.9 .286 2.8 9.9 .286 0.7 2.8 .250 4.9 3.5 3.5 6.4
6 Bob Lavoy 26 2 47 3.1 12.3 .250 3.1 12.3 .250 1.5 3.8 .400 7.7 1.5 7.7 7.7
7 Mel Payton 26 2 36 7.0 17.0 .412 7.0 17.0 .412 7.0 8.0 .875 6.0 0.0 7.0 21.0
8 Ed Mikan 27 2 32 2.3 11.3 .200 2.3 11.3 .200 3.4 3.4 1.000 7.9 0.0 1.1 7.9
9 Zeke Zawoluk 22 2 18 2.0 12.0 .167 2.0 12.0 .167 0.0 4.0 .000 4.0 0.0 10.0 4.0

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 Leo Barnhorst 28 2 79 18.5 .406 .364 .273 17.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 .089
2 Joe Graboski 23 2 76 23.7 .539 .500 .286 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4 .247
3 Paul Walther 25 2 75 15.4 .473 .250 .850 11.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 .147
4 Bill Tosheff 26 2 66 0.9 .236 .063 .438 12.0 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.130
5 Gene Rhodes 25 2 51 6.4 .286 .286 .286 22.2 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.052
6 Bob Lavoy 26 2 47 2.5 .275 .250 .313 9.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.125
7 Mel Payton 26 2 36 23.4 .512 .412 .471 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 .246
8 Ed Mikan 27 2 32 7.6 .309 .200 .300 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.083
9 Zeke Zawoluk 22 2 18 -13.1 .145 .167 .333 0.0 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.359