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1967-68 Minnesota Muskies Roster and Stats

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Record: 50-28, Finished 2nd in ABA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Pollard (50-28)

PTS/G: 108.6 (8th of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.7 (2nd of 11)
SRS: 3.79 (2nd of 11) ▪ Pace: 107.2 (6th of 11)
Off Rtg: 100.4 (7th of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 96.7 (1st of 11)
Expected W-L: 49-29 (3rd of 11)

Arena: Metropolitan Sports Center ▪ Attendance: NA

ABA 1968 Playoffs:
Lost ABA Eastern Division Finals (1-4) versus Pittsburgh Pipers  (Series Stats)
Won ABA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-3) versus Kentucky Colonels  (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
23 Richard Clark PG 6-4 190 January 5, 1944 R Eastern Kentucky University
34 Mel Daniels C 6-9 220 July 20, 1944 R University of New Mexico
20 Donnie Freeman SG 6-3 185 July 18, 1944 R University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
35 Les Hunter PF 6-7 210 August 16, 1942 1 Loyola University of Chicago
24 Ervin Inniger SG 6-4 190 January 16, 1945 R Indiana University
51 Gary Keller PF 6-9 220 June 13, 1944 R University of Florida
33 Terry Kunze SG 6-4 210 March 11, 1943 R University of Minnesota
32 Errol Palmer SF 6-5 195 R DePaul University
22 Ron Perry PG 6-3 190 December 29, 1943 R Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
52 Sam Smith SF 6-7 230 January 27, 1944 R Kentucky Wesleyan College
50 Skip Thoren C 6-10 230 April 5, 1943 R University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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 78 18895 3248 8084 .402 77 271 .284 3171 7813 .406 1896 2968 .639 4828 1019 1313 1860 8469
Team/G 242.2 41.6 103.6 .402 1.0 3.5 .284 40.7 100.2 .406 24.3 38.1 .639 61.9 13.1 16.8 23.8 108.6
Lg Rank 1 2 1 10 8 8 6 2 1 11 10 3 11 1 11 5 4 8
Opponent 78 18895 3019 7334 .412 136 468 .291 2883 6866 .420 1989 2779 .716 3910 1134 1317 2012 8163
Opponent/G 242.2 38.7 94.0 .412 1.7 6.0 .291 37.0 88.0 .420 25.5 35.6 .716 50.1 14.5 16.9 25.8 104.7
Lg Rank 1 3 4 3 10 10 7 2 3 3 4 4 6 1 5 7 9 2

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 49 29 3.92 -0.14 3.79 100.4 96.7 107.2 .367 .034 .407 12.3 .235 .421 13.3 .271 Metropolitan Sports Center
Lg Rank 3 3 3 8 2 11 1 1 9 8 11 3 10 3 6 5

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 Daniels 23 78 2938 669 1640 .408 1 5 .200 668 1635 .409 390 678 .575 502 711 1213 109 232 268 1729
2 Les Hunter 25 75 2552 513 1207 .425 2 17 .118 511 1190 .429 290 468 .620 332 406 738 116 204 297 1318
3 Donnie Freeman 23 69 2431 414 1013 .409 0 6 .000 414 1007 .411 296 414 .715 326 190 187 185 1124
4 Sam Smith 24 77 2175 284 750 .379 2 6 .333 282 744 .379 185 280 .661 586 81 94 171 755
5 Ron Perry 24 67 2125 339 878 .386 62 178 .348 277 700 .396 118 179 .659 223 139 169 151 858
6 Ervin Inniger 23 75 1993 345 790 .437 5 35 .143 340 755 .450 99 137 .723 325 115 94 201 794
7 Gary Keller 23 69 1211 184 483 .381 0 2 .000 184 481 .383 139 214 .650 383 39 87 168 507
8 Skip Thoren 24 63 1203 206 475 .434 0 1 .000 206 474 .435 102 164 .622 436 59 77 124 514
9 Errol Palmer 63 1191 165 453 .364 0 0 165 453 .364 170 253 .672 471 91 78 169 500
10 Terry Kunze 24 46 662 83 245 .339 5 11 .455 78 234 .333 59 102 .578 75 47 58 77 230
11 Richard Clark 24 26 414 46 150 .307 0 10 .000 46 140 .329 48 79 .608 52 33 33 49 140

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 Daniels 23 78 37.7 8.6 21.0 .408 0.0 0.1 .200 8.6 21.0 .409 5.0 8.7 .575 6.4 9.1 15.6 1.4 3.0 3.4 22.2
2 Donnie Freeman 23 69 35.2 6.0 14.7 .409 0.0 0.1 .000 6.0 14.6 .411 4.3 6.0 .715 4.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 16.3
3 Les Hunter 25 75 34.0 6.8 16.1 .425 0.0 0.2 .118 6.8 15.9 .429 3.9 6.2 .620 4.4 5.4 9.8 1.5 2.7 4.0 17.6
4 Ron Perry 24 67 31.7 5.1 13.1 .386 0.9 2.7 .348 4.1 10.4 .396 1.8 2.7 .659 3.3 2.1 2.5 2.3 12.8
5 Sam Smith 24 77 28.2 3.7 9.7 .379 0.0 0.1 .333 3.7 9.7 .379 2.4 3.6 .661 7.6 1.1 1.2 2.2 9.8
6 Ervin Inniger 23 75 26.6 4.6 10.5 .437 0.1 0.5 .143 4.5 10.1 .450 1.3 1.8 .723 4.3 1.5 1.3 2.7 10.6
7 Skip Thoren 24 63 19.1 3.3 7.5 .434 0.0 0.0 .000 3.3 7.5 .435 1.6 2.6 .622 6.9 0.9 1.2 2.0 8.2
8 Errol Palmer 63 18.9 2.6 7.2 .364 0.0 0.0 2.6 7.2 .364 2.7 4.0 .672 7.5 1.4 1.2 2.7 7.9
9 Gary Keller 23 69 17.6 2.7 7.0 .381 0.0 0.0 .000 2.7 7.0 .383 2.0 3.1 .650 5.6 0.6 1.3 2.4 7.3
10 Richard Clark 24 26 15.9 1.8 5.8 .307 0.0 0.4 .000 1.8 5.4 .329 1.8 3.0 .608 2.0 1.3 1.3 1.9 5.4
11 Terry Kunze 24 46 14.4 1.8 5.3 .339 0.1 0.2 .455 1.7 5.1 .333 1.3 2.2 .578 1.6 1.0 1.3 1.7 5.0

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 Mel Daniels 23 78 2938 8.2 20.1 .408 0.0 0.1 .200 8.2 20.0 .409 4.8 8.3 .575 6.2 8.7 14.9 1.3 2.8 3.3 21.2
2 Les Hunter 25 75 2552 7.2 17.0 .425 0.0 0.2 .118 7.2 16.8 .429 4.1 6.6 .620 4.7 5.7 10.4 1.6 2.9 4.2 18.6
3 Donnie Freeman 23 69 2431 6.1 15.0 .409 0.0 0.1 .000 6.1 14.9 .411 4.4 6.1 .715 4.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 16.6
4 Sam Smith 24 77 2175 4.7 12.4 .379 0.0 0.1 .333 4.7 12.3 .379 3.1 4.6 .661 9.7 1.3 1.6 2.8 12.5
5 Ron Perry 24 67 2125 5.7 14.9 .386 1.1 3.0 .348 4.7 11.9 .396 2.0 3.0 .659 3.8 2.4 2.9 2.6 14.5
6 Ervin Inniger 23 75 1993 6.2 14.3 .437 0.1 0.6 .143 6.1 13.6 .450 1.8 2.5 .723 5.9 2.1 1.7 3.6 14.3
7 Gary Keller 23 69 1211 5.5 14.4 .381 0.0 0.1 .000 5.5 14.3 .383 4.1 6.4 .650 11.4 1.2 2.6 5.0 15.1
8 Skip Thoren 24 63 1203 6.2 14.2 .434 0.0 0.0 .000 6.2 14.2 .435 3.1 4.9 .622 13.0 1.8 2.3 3.7 15.4
9 Errol Palmer 63 1191 5.0 13.7 .364 0.0 0.0 5.0 13.7 .364 5.1 7.6 .672 14.2 2.8 2.4 5.1 15.1
10 Terry Kunze 24 46 662 4.5 13.3 .339 0.3 0.6 .455 4.2 12.7 .333 3.2 5.5 .578 4.1 2.6 3.2 4.2 12.5
11 Richard Clark 24 26 414 4.0 13.0 .307 0.0 0.9 .000 4.0 12.2 .329 4.2 6.9 .608 4.5 2.9 2.9 4.3 12.2

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 Mel Daniels 23 78 2938 .408 .200 .409 .575
2 Les Hunter 25 75 2552 .425 .118 .429 .620
3 Donnie Freeman 23 69 2431 .409 .000 .411 .715
4 Sam Smith 24 77 2175 .379 .333 .379 .661
5 Ron Perry 24 67 2125 .386 .348 .396 .659
6 Ervin Inniger 23 75 1993 .437 .143 .450 .723
7 Gary Keller 23 69 1211 .381 .000 .383 .650
8 Skip Thoren 24 63 1203 .434 .000 .435 .622
9 Errol Palmer 63 1191 .364 .364 .672
10 Terry Kunze 24 46 662 .339 .455 .333 .578
11 Richard Clark 24 26 414 .307 .000 .329 .608

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 Daniels 23 78 2938 22.4 .446 .408 .413 .003 17.9 5.9 10.7 26.1 0.1 9.1 9.2 .150
2 Les Hunter 25 75 2552 18.0 .466 .426 .388 .014 12.5 6.9 12.6 22.4 1.8 6.6 8.4 .158
3 Donnie Freeman 23 69 2431 14.1 .470 .409 .409 .006 5.8 11.3 13.5 20.1 1.9 5.4 7.3 .144
4 Sam Smith 24 77 2175 13.0 .432 .380 .373 .008 11.7 5.1 9.7 15.7 -0.6 5.2 4.6 .101
5 Ron Perry 24 67 2125 9.8 .448 .421 .204 .203 4.5 9.3 15.0 18.7 0.3 4.1 4.4 .099
6 Ervin Inniger 23 75 1993 13.2 .467 .440 .173 .044 7.1 8.4 10.0 16.7 1.2 4.2 5.4 .129
7 Gary Keller 23 69 1211 12.9 .439 .381 .443 .004 13.7 4.6 13.1 19.4 -0.2 3.1 2.9 .116
8 Skip Thoren 24 63 1203 17.7 .470 .434 .345 .002 15.7 7.1 12.3 18.3 0.8 3.6 4.4 .176
9 Errol Palmer 63 1191 17.2 .443 .364 .558 .000 17.1 10.6 12.1 19.0 0.0 4.1 4.2 .168
10 Terry Kunze 24 46 662 5.1 .397 .349 .416 .045 4.9 9.7 16.7 18.6 -0.8 1.3 0.6 .041
11 Richard Clark 24 26 414 5.2 .379 .307 .527 .067 5.4 10.7 15.2 18.6 -0.7 0.9 0.2 .026

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 Daniels 23 10 409 98 226 .434 0 0 98 226 .434 57 94 .606 161 19 33 35 253
2 Les Hunter 25 10 388 76 188 .404 0 4 .000 76 184 .413 62 98 .633 110 24 27 48 214
3 Sam Smith 24 10 374 56 142 .394 0 0 56 142 .394 35 51 .686 81 12 15 39 147
4 Donnie Freeman 23 10 365 56 134 .418 0 4 .000 56 130 .431 46 63 .730 50 56 39 46 158
5 Ervin Inniger 23 10 364 55 140 .393 2 11 .182 53 129 .411 26 32 .813 57 35 15 36 138
6 Richard Clark 24 10 231 17 65 .262 1 6 .167 16 59 .271 21 28 .750 33 13 13 18 56
7 Gary Keller 23 10 142 25 67 .373 0 0 25 67 .373 13 23 .565 50 8 15 27 63
8 Errol Palmer 6 75 10 25 .400 0 0 10 25 .400 8 10 .800 27 7 7 17 28
9 Skip Thoren 24 2 52 14 28 .500 0 0 14 28 .500 7 12 .583 27 4 7 5 35

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 Daniels 23 10 40.9 9.8 22.6 .434 0.0 0.0 9.8 22.6 .434 5.7 9.4 .606 16.1 1.9 3.3 3.5 25.3
2 Les Hunter 25 10 38.8 7.6 18.8 .404 0.0 0.4 .000 7.6 18.4 .413 6.2 9.8 .633 11.0 2.4 2.7 4.8 21.4
3 Sam Smith 24 10 37.4 5.6 14.2 .394 0.0 0.0 5.6 14.2 .394 3.5 5.1 .686 8.1 1.2 1.5 3.9 14.7
4 Donnie Freeman 23 10 36.5 5.6 13.4 .418 0.0 0.4 .000 5.6 13.0 .431 4.6 6.3 .730 5.0 5.6 3.9 4.6 15.8
5 Ervin Inniger 23 10 36.4 5.5 14.0 .393 0.2 1.1 .182 5.3 12.9 .411 2.6 3.2 .813 5.7 3.5 1.5 3.6 13.8
6 Skip Thoren 24 2 26.0 7.0 14.0 .500 0.0 0.0 7.0 14.0 .500 3.5 6.0 .583 13.5 2.0 3.5 2.5 17.5
7 Richard Clark 24 10 23.1 1.7 6.5 .262 0.1 0.6 .167 1.6 5.9 .271 2.1 2.8 .750 3.3 1.3 1.3 1.8 5.6
8 Gary Keller 23 10 14.2 2.5 6.7 .373 0.0 0.0 2.5 6.7 .373 1.3 2.3 .565 5.0 0.8 1.5 2.7 6.3
9 Errol Palmer 6 12.5 1.7 4.2 .400 0.0 0.0 1.7 4.2 .400 1.3 1.7 .800 4.5 1.2 1.2 2.8 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 Daniels 23 10 409 8.6 19.9 .434 0.0 0.0 8.6 19.9 .434 5.0 8.3 .606 14.2 1.7 2.9 3.1 22.3
2 Les Hunter 25 10 388 7.1 17.4 .404 0.0 0.4 .000 7.1 17.1 .413 5.8 9.1 .633 10.2 2.2 2.5 4.5 19.9
3 Sam Smith 24 10 374 5.4 13.7 .394 0.0 0.0 5.4 13.7 .394 3.4 4.9 .686 7.8 1.2 1.4 3.8 14.1
4 Donnie Freeman 23 10 365 5.5 13.2 .418 0.0 0.4 .000 5.5 12.8 .431 4.5 6.2 .730 4.9 5.5 3.8 4.5 15.6
5 Ervin Inniger 23 10 364 5.4 13.8 .393 0.2 1.1 .182 5.2 12.8 .411 2.6 3.2 .813 5.6 3.5 1.5 3.6 13.6
6 Richard Clark 24 10 231 2.6 10.1 .262 0.2 0.9 .167 2.5 9.2 .271 3.3 4.4 .750 5.1 2.0 2.0 2.8 8.7
7 Gary Keller 23 10 142 6.3 17.0 .373 0.0 0.0 6.3 17.0 .373 3.3 5.8 .565 12.7 2.0 3.8 6.8 16.0
8 Errol Palmer 6 75 4.8 12.0 .400 0.0 0.0 4.8 12.0 .400 3.8 4.8 .800 13.0 3.4 3.4 8.2 13.4
9 Skip Thoren 24 2 52 9.7 19.4 .500 0.0 0.0 9.7 19.4 .500 4.8 8.3 .583 18.7 2.8 4.8 3.5 24.2

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 Mel Daniels 23 10 409 .434 .434 .606
2 Les Hunter 25 10 388 .404 .000 .413 .633
3 Sam Smith 24 10 374 .394 .394 .686
4 Donnie Freeman 23 10 365 .418 .000 .431 .730
5 Ervin Inniger 23 10 364 .393 .182 .411 .813
6 Richard Clark 24 10 231 .262 .167 .271 .750
7 Gary Keller 23 10 142 .373 .373 .565
8 Errol Palmer 6 75 .400 .400 .800
9 Skip Thoren 24 2 52 .500 .500 .583

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 Daniels 23 10 409 22.1 .473 .434 .416 .000 17.1 7.6 11.0 25.8 0.2 1.1 1.3 .153
2 Les Hunter 25 10 388 17.3 .463 .404 .521 .021 12.3 9.5 10.5 23.4 0.1 0.9 1.0 .118
3 Sam Smith 24 10 374 11.9 .447 .394 .359 .000 9.4 4.6 8.4 16.8 -0.1 0.6 0.5 .070
4 Donnie Freeman 23 10 365 13.0 .488 .418 .470 .030 6.0 22.1 19.4 19.3 0.3 0.8 1.2 .154
5 Ervin Inniger 23 10 364 12.6 .448 .400 .229 .079 6.8 13.8 8.9 16.3 -0.1 0.7 0.6 .085
6 Richard Clark 24 10 231 4.1 .362 .269 .431 .092 6.2 7.3 14.4 13.7 -0.4 0.4 0.0 -0.009
7 Gary Keller 23 10 142 9.6 .408 .373 .343 .000 15.3 8.4 16.3 22.8 -0.2 0.4 0.1 .048
8 Errol Palmer 6 75 12.4 .476 .400 .400 .000 15.7 13.1 19.2 17.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 .159
9 Skip Thoren 24 2 52 27.4 .526 .500 .429 .000 22.6 13.3 17.4 27.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 .283