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PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE OF AMERICA 1947-48

SPECIAL THANKS

This information was compiled by basketball historian Roger Meyer and we thank
him for his generosity in allowing us to include it on our site.

FINAL STANDINGS
SOUTHERN DIVISION        W   L   Pct.  GB   Pnts  PPG   Opp  PPG   Diff
Chicago Gears            8   0  1.000  ..    583  72.9  455  56.9  16.0
St. Paul Saints          6   3   .667   2.5  497  55.2  446  49.6   5.6
Grand Rapids Rangers     3   3   .500   4    317  52.8  308  51.3   1.5
Louisville Colonels      2   4   .333   5    301  50.2  323  53.8  -3.6
Omaha Omahawks           2   4   .333   5    298  49.7  345  57.5  -7.8
Kansas City Blues        1   5   .167   6    275  45.8  304  50.7  -4.9
Waterloo Pro-Hawks       1   5   .167   6    308  51.3  340  56.7  -5.4
St. Joseph Outlaws       1   6   .143   6.5  340  48.6  406  58.0  -9.4
        
SOUTHERN DIVISION        W   L   Pct.  GB   Pnts  PPG   Opp  PPG   Diff
Houston Mavericks        2   0  1.000   2    121  60.5   98  49.0  11.5
Atlanta Crackers         7   1   .875  ..    421  52.6  353  44.1   8.5
Birmingham Skyhawks      5   2   .714   1.5  388  55.4  358  51.1   4.3
Tulsa Ranchers           7   3   .700   1    433  43.3  412  41.2   2.1
Chattanooga Majors       3   3   .500   3    299  49.8  327  54.5  -4.7
Oklahoma City Drillers   2   3   .400   3.5  216  43.2  224  44.8  -1.6
New Orleans Hurricanes   3   5   .375   4    455  56.9  491  61.4  -4.5
Springfield Squires      1   7   .125   6    385  48.1  447  55.9  -7.8


PBLA ALL-STAR TEAMS
[Unofficial]

FIRST TEAM
Pos Name, Team                       Hgt  Wgt Age
F   Colby Gunther, Atlanta           6-4  190  23    
F   Jim Gibbs, Tulsa                 6-5  195  29    
C   George Mikan, Chicago            6-10 230  23    
G   Bob McDermott                    6-0  185  32
G   Bruce Hale, St. Paul             6-1  175  29    

SECOND TEAM
Pos Name, Team                       Hgt  Wgt Age
F   Paul Seymour, New Orleans        6-2  180  19
F   Jack Dwan, St. Paul              6-4  195  26
C   Elmore Morganthaler, Birmingham  7-0  235  25
G   Norm Rosen, New Orleans          6-1  180  26
G   Jules Kasner, Chattanooga        6-1  170  27


GAME SCORES
Date    Result                                      Attendance
Oct 25  Atlanta 44, Oklahoma City 43 (Wichita, KS)
Oct 27  Oklahoma City 35 @Grand Rapids 34           1200
        St. Paul 55 @Waterloo 49 OT                 1600
        Atlanta 43 Tulsa 36 (Hutchinson, KS)
Oct 28  Tulsa 46 @Omaha 41
        Atlanta 48 Kansas City 38 (Wichita, KS)
Oct 29  Tulsa 46 @St. Joseph 41                     1000 (estimate)
Oct 30  Atlanta 60 St. Joseph 44 (Salina, KS)
        @Springfield 57 Louisville 36
        @Birmingham 51 New Orleans 42               800
Oct 31  Tulsa 46 @Kansas City 38
        Chicago 59 @St. Paul 49                     3128
        New Orleans 75 @Chattanooga 57              300
Nov 1   New Orleans 51 @Louisville 49
        Chicago 82 @Waterloo 56                     2450
        @Houston 56 Oklahoma City 44                550
Nov 2   Chicago 80 @St. Joseph 66
        @Tulsa 46 Springfield 33                    300
Nov 3   @St. Joseph 42 Kansas City 34               300 (estimate)
        Chicago 74 @Omaha 54                        1000 (estimate)
        New Orleans 58 @Waterloo 53                 1000 (estimate)
        St. Paul 57 @Springfield 42                 700
Nov 4   @Grand Rapids 53 Louisville 43              1000
        @Atlanta 59 Birmingham 48                   600
        @Chattanooga 47 Springfield 41
Nov 5   @Houston 65 St. Joseph 54
        @St. Paul 67 New Orleans 56                 1825
        @Tulsa 46 Waterloo 44 OT                    400
        @Birmingham 58 Springfield 54
Nov 6   @Louisville 57 Grand Rapids 49
        St. Paul 52 @Omaha 39
        @Birmingham 49 Chattanooga 44 OT
        @Atlanta 56 Springfield 46
Nov 7   @Chicago 97 New Orleans 65
        Louisville 60 Omaha 48 (Chicago, IL)
        @Kansas City 52 St. Paul 47
        @Chattanooga 53 Birmingham 51
Nov 8   @Waterloo 45 St. Joseph 36
        @Grand Rapids 67 New Orleans 62             1000
        St. Paul 60 @Oklahoma City 53               609
        @Birmingham 72 Springfield 51
Nov 9   Chicago 51 @Tulsa 48    1500
Nov 10  Grand Rapids 62 @Kansas City 58
        @Oklahoma City 41 Tulsa 30                  479
        Omaha 63 @Waterloo 61
        St. Paul 76 @St. Joseph 57
        Chicago 75 @Springfield 61                  861
Nov 11  @Omaha 53 Grand Rapids 52
        @Atlanta 65 Chattanooga 50
        Tulsa 50 @New Orleans 46
Nov 12  Chicago 65 @Louisville 56
        @Tulsa 39 St. Paul 34
        @Birmingham 59 Kansas City 55 OT
        @Chattanooga 48 Atlanta 46
Nov 13  League disbands


TEAM STATISTICS

Offense
Team            GP  FGM  FTM  FTA  Pct.   PF  Pnts   PPG  Hi
Chicago          8  248   87  141  .617   89   583  72.9  97
Houston          2   48   25   41  .610   25   131  60.5  65
New Orleans      8  181   93  143  .650  128   455  56.9  75
Birmingham       7  139  110  172  .640  115   388  55.4  72
St. Paul         9  204   89  152  .586  135   497  55.2  76
Grand Rapids     6  125   67  108  .620   96   317  52.8  67
Atlanta          8  158  105  158  .665  122   421  52.6  65
Waterloo         6  126   56  104  .538   94   308  51.3  61
Louisville       6  118   65  111  .586   77   301  50.2  60
Chattanooga      6  112   75  119  .630  102   299  49.8  57
Omaha            6  118   62  103  .602   79   298  49.7  63
St. Joseph       7  134   72  127  .567   99   340  48.6  66
Springfield      8  156   73  144  .507  137   385  48.1  61
Kansas City      6  102   71  122  .582  119   275  45.8  58
Tulsa           10  167   99  160  .619  133   433  43.3  50
Oklahoma City    5   79   58   93  .624   91   216  43.2  53
Totals          54 2215 1207 1998  .604 1641 5637  52.1  97

Defense
Team            GP  FGM  FTM  FTA  Pct.   PF  Pnts   PPG  Hi
Tulsa           10  157   98  163  .594  149   412  41.2  51
Atlanta          8  133   87  154  .565  135   353  44.1  50
Oklahoma City    5   80   64  108  .593   71   224  44.8  60
Houston          2   40   18   31  .581   27    98  49.0  54
St. Paul         9  178   90  159  .566  117   446  49.6  59
Kansas City      6  108   88  128  .688  106   304  50.7  62
Birmingham       7  139   80  130  .615  146   358  51.1  59
Grand Rapids     6  115   78  122  .639   86   308  51.3  62
Louisville       6  131   61   94  .649   93   323  53.8  65
Chattanooga      6  123   81  122  .664   97   327  54.5  75
Springfield      8  169  109  175  .623  120   447  55.9  75
Waterloo         6  134   72  122  .590   74   340  56.7  82
Chicago          8  198   59  112  .527  115   455  56.9  66
Omaha            6  144   57   98  .581   86   345  57.5  74
St. Joseph       7  168   70  118  .593  103   406  58.0  80
New Orleans      8  198   95  168  .565  114   491  61.4  97
Totals          54 2215 1207 1998  .604 1641  5637  52.1  97


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

ATLANTA CRACKERS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Colby Gunther         8  49  61  83  .735  22  159  19.9  30
Mike McCarron         7  26  13  17  .765  12   65   9.3  16
Bill Roberts          8  27   8  14  .571  20   62   7.8  14
Bob Fitzgerald        8  24  13  21  .619  19   61   7.6  14
Moe Becker            8  11   5   7  .714  20   27   3.4  11
Howie Radar           8  12   3   8  .375  16   27   3.4   9
Harry Miller          4   7   2   4  .500   6   16   4.0   7
Julie Silverman       5   1   0   0  .000   1    2   0.4   2
Charlie Scruggs       6   1   0   3  .000   4    2   0.3   2
Ken Keller            5   0   0   1  .000   2    0   0.0   0
Totals                8 158 105 158  .665 122  421  52.6  65
Opponents             8 133  87 154  .565 135  353  44.1  50

BIRMINGHAM SKYHAWKS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Elmore Morganthaler   7  35  32  50  .640  27  102  14.6  25
Fred Lewis            7  29  13  23  .565  16   71  10.1  13
Len Rader             7  20  16  22  .727  16   56   8.0  12
Gene Rock             7  19  10  16  .625   7   48   6.9  10
Al Grenert            7  15  16  21  .762  11   46   6.6  15
Bob Holm              7  16   6  10  .600  18   38   5.4  10
Grant Dunlap          7   4  16  28  .571  14   24   3.4   7
Harry Shor            4   1   0   0  .000   4    2   0.5   2
Ernie DiBenedetto     5   0   1   2  .500   2    1   0.2   1
Totals                7 139 110 172  .640 115  388  55.4  72
Opponents             7 139  80 130  .615 146  358  51.1  59

CHATTANOOGA MAJORS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Jules Kasner          5  18  27  33  .818  18   63  12.6  18
Bill "Dick" Kraus     6  20  13  24  .542  18   53   8.8  12
Dan Kirkland          6  14  11  14  .786  13   39   6.5  11
Bob Dehnert           5  14   4   9  .444  10   32   6.4  11
Tony Kelly            5  13   3   4  .750  15   29   5.8  14
Nat Silverberg        6  10   8  15  .533  11   28   4.7  10
Harry Johnson         5  10   3   3 1.000   2   23   4.6  11
LeRoy Carlton         6  10   3   9  .333  11   23   3.8  12
Bill Arnett           5   3   3   8  .375   4    9   1.8   4
Lou Fitzgerald        3   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
Bill Anderson         1   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
John Sullivan         1   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
Totals                6 112  75 119  .630 102  299  49.8  57
Opponents             6 123  81 122  .664  97  327  54.5  75

CHICAGO GEARS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
George Mikan          8  79  35  54  .648  25  193  24.1  31
Bobby McDermott       8  65  10  14  .714  15  140  17.5  25
Stan Patrick          8  31  14  23  .609   8   76   9.5  15
Dick Triptow          8  24   7  14  .500   6   55   6.9  13
Bob Calihan           6  15   8  10  .800   7   38   6.3  11
Fritz Nagy            8  12   9  13  .692  11   33   4.1   7
Pete Fogo             8  11   2   6  .333   6   24   3.0  12
Billy Hassett         4   9   2   5  .400   6   20   5.0  11
Charlie Molner        3   2   0   2  .000   5    4   1.3   2
Totals                8 248  87 141  .617  89  583  72.9  97
Opponents             8 198  59 112  .527 115  455  56.9  66

GRAND RAPIDS RANGERS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
George Ratkovicz      6  35  18  25  .720  20   88  14.7  25
Stan Szukala          6  23  13  20  .650  11   59   9.8  14
Wibs Kautz            6  21  15  21  .714  14   57   9.5  16
Bill Davis            6  13   7  13  .538  15   33   5.5  10
Dick Starzyk          6   9   7  12  .583  14   25   4.2   8
Jim Cominsky          6  10   0   2  .000   6   20   3.3  10
Tony Kaseta           5   9   1   4  .250   8   19   3.8   8
Art Stolkey           6   5   6  11  .545   7   16   2.7   7
Bill Krall            2   0   0   0  .000   1    0   0.0   0
Carter O'Rourke       1   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
Totals                6 125  67 108  .620  96  317  52.8  67
Opponents             6 115  78 122  .639  86  308  51.3  62

HOUSTON MAVERICKS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Frank Carswell        2  11   6   8  .750   3   28  14.0  16
Bill Henry            2  10   7  12  .583   4   27  13.5  20
Harold Lambert        2  10   3   3 1.000   3   23  11.5  12
Frank Gates           2   5   4   7  .571   2   14   7.0   9
Roy Cox               2   6   0   2  .000   0   12   6.0  10
Bill Closs            2   4   3   7  .429   4   11   5.5  10
Willie Wells          2   1   2   2 1.000   4    4   2.0   3
Ben Gardner           2   1   0   0  .000   3    2   1.0   2
Harmon Walters        2   0   0   0  .000   2    0   0.0   0
Totals                2  48  25  41  .610  25  121  60.5  65
Opponents             2  40  18  31  .581  27   98  49.0  54

KANSAS CITY BLUES
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Bobby O'Brien         6  20  19  35  .543  20   59   9.8  18
Al Mazza              6  17  11  17  .647  12   45   7.5  13
Hal Brown             6  14  15  22  .682  19   43   7.2   9
Bob Nodler            6  19   5   9  .556  16   43   7.2  11
Hal Johnson           5  11   7  12  .583   8   29   5.8   9
Herb Gregg            6   8   3   5  .600  12   19   3.2   4
John Simmons          3   4   5   8  .625   7   13   4.3   5
Bill Hall             6   4   1   3  .333   6    9   1.5   4
Keith Thomas          5   3   1   2  .500  10    7   1.4   4
Joe Patanelli         1   2   2   4  .500   4    6   6.0   6
Del Loranger          3   0   2   4  .500   0    2   0.7   2
Totals                6 102  71 122  .582 119  275  45.8  58
Opponents             6 108  88 128  .688 106  304  50.7  62

LOUISVILLE COLONELS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Virgil Vaughn         6  21  17  29  .586   9   59   9.8  14
Stan Waxman           6  25   8  17  .471  14   58   9.7  22
Ed Kupper             6  18  16  20  .800   8   52   8.7  15
Bucky Schuler         6  21   9  12  .750   4   51   8.5  17
Art Grove             6  10   5  12  .417  18   25   4.2   8
Bill Wright           6  11   3   8  .375   8   25   4.2   8
Dale Morey            5   6   1   2  .500   4   13   2.6   6
Hy Grimmer            4   3   4   6  .667   5   10   2.5   8
Homer Thompson        4   1   2   4  .500   6    4   1.0   4
Clete Helms           1   1   0   1  .000   1    2   2.0   2
Herb Hurley           1   1   0   0  .000   0    2   2.0   2
Ken Walters           3   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
George Day            1   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
Totals                6 118  65 111  .586  77  301  50.2  60
Opponents             6 131  61  94  .649  93  323  53.8  65

NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Paul Seymour          8  43  27  33  .818  15  113  14.1  29
Norm Rosen            8  49   3   9  .333  22  101  12.6  19
Al Ingerman           8  34  25  33  .758  12   93  11.6  16
Milt Jackson          8  15  11  15  .733  26   41   5.1   8
Jack Mahnen           8  12  17  23  .739  23   41   5.1  11
Andy Gonczi           8  13   2   7  .286  13   28   3.5   9
John McGee            8  10   6  11  .545   5   26   3.3   9
VanBoovan             4   3   1   3  .333   3    7   1.8   7
Jack Vaughn           6   2   1   7  .143   7    5   0.8   3
Tony DiBartolo        1   0   0   0  .000   1    0   0.0   0
Pat Kennelly          1   0   0   2  .000   1    0   0.0   0
Pete Pasco            1   0   0   0  .000   0    0   0.0   0
Totals                8 181  93 143  .650 128  455  56.9  75
Opponents             8 198  95 168  .565 114  491  61.4  97

OKLAHOMA CITY DRILLERS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Lonnie Eggleston      5  19  17  26  .654  14   55  11.0  14
Weldon Kern           5  13  15  22  .682   8   41   8.2   9
Aubrey Davis          5  14   1   2  .500  17   29   5.8  10
Jack Watkins          5  11   5  11  .455  11   27   5.4   9
Austin Ernest         5   8   7  11  .636  13   23   4.6  10
Allie Paine           5   7   3   6  .500   6   17   3.4  10
Calvin Benson         5   4   4   7  .571  10   12   2.4   4
Garland Head          1   3   1   1 1.000   4    7   7.0   7
Bob Fritton           5   0   5   7  .714   7    5   1.0   4
Chet Bryan            2   0   0   0  .000   1    0   0.0   0
Totals                5  79  58  93  .624  91  216  43.2  53
Opponents             5  80  64 108  .593  71  224  44.8  60

OMAHA OMAHAWKS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Ralph Langer          6  26  15  22  .682  11   67  11.2  15
Fred Grann            6  27   9  16  .562  22   63  10.5  20
Jim Kaeding           6  21  10  18  .556   6   52   8.7  13
Bob Webster           6  16   5   8  .625   6   37   6.2  14
Wayne Kaeding         5  12   4   6  .667   8   28   5.6   9
Bob Butherus          6   8  11  20  .550   7   27   4.5  10
Rex Barney            6   4   2   2 1.000   7   10   1.7   4
Clyde Ehlers          6   2   2   5  .400   5    6   1.0   4
Dick Dermody          4   1   3   5  .600   2    5   1.3   2
Tom Shanley           5   1   1   1 1.000   5    3   0.6   3
Totals                6 118  62 103  .602  79  298  49.7  63
Opponents             6 144  57  98  .581  86  345  57.5  74

ST. JOSEPH OUTLAWS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Tom Meyer             7  33  19  31  .613  15   85  12.1  21
Hal Hutcheson         7  29  10  18  .556  20   68   9.7  16
Pete McCloud          7  27  11  20  .550  13   65   9.3  11
Don Fitz              7  18  13  30  .433  20   49   7.0  14
Bill "Red" Alleb      7  19   8  14  .571  15   46   6.6  13
Cy Singer             7   5   3   4  .750   5   13   1.9   6
Dave Latter           1   2   3   4  .750   4    7   7.0   7
Charley Epperson      7   1   5   6  .833   5    7   1.0   3
Jack Oxenrider        6   0   0   0  .000   2    0   0.0   0
Totals                7 134  72 127  .567  99  340  48.6  66
Opponents             7 168  70 118  .593 103  406  58.0  80

ST. PAUL SAINTS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Bruce Hale            9  57  31  36  .861  21  145  16.1  25
Jack Dwan             9  57  14  22  .636  18  128  14.2  23
Marty Passaglia       9  29   7  18  .389  11   65   7.2  18
Ed Oram               9  17  14  26  .538  25   48   5.3  15
Ed Bogdanski          9  14   9  19  .474  28   37   4.1  12
Abel Rodriquez        9  13   5   9  .556  13   31   3.4  12
Hal Kottman           9  10   5  15  .333  11   25   2.8   8
John Sebastian        8   6   3   5  .600   6   15   1.9   4
Merrill Hubbard       7   1   1   2  .500   2    3   0.4   2
Totals                9 204  89 152  .586 135  497  55.2  76
Opponents             9 178  90 159  .566 117  446  49.6  59

SPRINGFIELD SQUIRES
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Darrel Lorrance       8  31  25  40  .625  19   87  10.8  17
Billy Joe Hanks       8  29  12  32  .375  23   70   8.8  25
Jack Roffler          8  24   8  14  .571   8   56   7.0  14
Fred Barker           8  17   8  10  .800  20   42   5.3  14
Joe Pogue             8  18   6  22  .273  30   42   5.3  14
Bill Stockman         8  11   2   4  .500   8   24   3.0   8
Lowell Davis          7  10   3   5  .600   8   23   3.3  11
Ed Perry              4   4   6  11  .545   6   14   3.5   6
Ernie Young           7   6   1   4  .250   9   13   1.9   6
Clete Helms           4   3   2   2 1.000   2    8   2.0   4
Archie Vap            3   3   0   0  .000   4    6   2.0   6
Totals                8 156  73 144  .507 137  385  48.1  61
Opponents             8 169 109 175  .623 120  447  55.9  75

TULSA RANCHERS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Jim Gibbs            10  50  25  35  .714  15  125  12.5  19
Joe Trosper          10  28  12  17  .706  17   68   6.8  11
Jack London          10  19  22  37  .595  32   60   6.0   9
John Gibbs           10  16   8  14  .571  17   40   4.0  12
Don Platt            10  16   5  11  .455  16   37   3.7   8
Joe Maddox            9  14   6  11  .545  12   34   3.8  10
Clint Parmer         10  10  11  17  .647  10   31   3.1  13
Ken Scoff             8   7   2   6  .333   8   16   2.0   5
Chet Bryan            6   6   3   5  .600   2   15   2.5   6
Phil Moore            8   1   5   7  .714   4    7   0.9   5
Totals               10 167  99 160  .619 133  433  43.3  50
Opponents            10 157  98 165  .594 149  412  41.2  51

WATERLOO PRO-HAWKS
Name                 GP  FG FTM FTA  Pct.  PF Pnts   PPG  Hi
Noble Jorgensen       6  27  17  26  .654  20   71  11.8  15
Price Brookfield      6  28  10  17  .588  12   66  11.0  14
Otto Kerber           6  16   4   8  .500  11   36   6.0   9
Jack Spehn            6  12   6  13  .462   5   30   5.0  11
Dick Lynch            6  13   2   7  .286  17   28   4.7   9
Nick Vodick           6  12   3   9  .333   2   27   4.5   6
Ollie White           6   8   9  16  .563  12   25   4.2  12
Clarence Anderson     5   3   4   4 1.000   8   10   2.0   4
Harry Roos            3   4   1   4  .250   5    9   3.0   0
Emil Lussow           5   3   0   0  .000   1    6   1.2   2
Carl Bruch            1   0   0   0  .000   1    0   0.0   0
Totals                6 126  56 104  .538  94  308  51.3  61
Opponents             6 134  72 122  .590  74  340  56.7  82


LEAGUE LEADERS

Total Points    
Name, Team                       GP Pnts   PPG  Hi
George Mikan, Chicago             8  193  24.1  31
Colby Gunther, Atlanta            8  159  19.9  30
Bruce Hale, St. Paul              9  145  16.1  25
Bob McDermott, Chicago            8  140  17.5  25
Jack Dwan, St. Paul               9  128  14.2  23
Jim Gibbs, Tulsa                 10  125  12.5  19
Paul Seymour, New Orleans         8  113  14.1  29
Elmore Morganthaler, Birmingham   7  102  14.6  25
Norm Rosen, New Orleans           8  101  12.6  19
Al Ingerman, New Orleans          8   93  11.6  16
Darrel Lorrance, Springfield      8   93  11.6  17

Scoring Average
Name, Team                       GP Pnts   PPG  Hi
George Mikan, Chicago             8  193  24.1  31
Colby Gunther, Atlanta            8  159  19.9  30
Bob McDermott, Chicago            8  140  17.5  25
Bruce Hale, St. Paul              9  145  16.1  25
George Ratkovicz, Grand Rapids    6   88  14.7  25
Elmore Morganthaler, Birmingham   7  102  14.6  25
Jack Dwan, St. Paul               9  128  14.2  23
Paul Seymour, New Orleans         8  113  14.1  29
Frank Carswell, Houston           2   28  14.0  16
Bill Henry, Houston               2   27  13.5  20

Free Throw Percentage Leaders (20+ FTA)    
Name, Team                      FTA FTM  Pct.
Bruce Hale, St, Paul             36  31  .861
Jules Kasner, Chattanooga        33  27  .818
Paul Seymour, New Orleans        33  27  .818
Ed Kupper, Louisville            20  16  .800
Al Grenert, Birmingham           21  16  .762
Al Ingerman, New Orleans         33  25  .756
Jack Mahnen, New Orleans         23  17  .739
Colby Gunther, Atlanta           83  61  .735
Len Radar, Birmingham            22  16  .727
George Ratkovicz, Grand Rapids   25  18  .720
Jim Gibbs, Tulsa                 35  25  .714
Wibs Kautz, Grand Rapids         21  15  .714

Most Personal Fouls Committed
Name, Team                       GP  PF
Jack Landon, Tulsa               10  32
Joe Pogue, Springfield            8  30
Ed Bogdanski, St. Paul            9  28
Elmore Morganthaler, Birmingham   7  27
Milt Jackson, New Orleans         8  26
George Mikan, Chicago             8  25
Ed Oram, St. Paul                 9  25
Billy Joe Hanks, Springfield      8  23
Jack Mahnen, New Orleans          8  23
Fred Grann, Omaha                 6  22
Colby Gunther, Atlanta            8  22
Norm Rosen, New Orleans           8  22


LEAGUE RECORDS

Most Points In One Game-individual
George Mikan, Chicago (31 points) vs. New Orleans on 7Nov47
Colby Gunther, Atlanta (30 points) vs. St. Joseph on 30Oct47
Paul Seymour, New Orleans (29 points) vs. Chattanooga on 31Oct47
George Mikan, Chicago (29 points) vs. Springfield on 10Nov47
George Mikan, Chicago (28 points) vs. St. Joseph on 2Nov47
George Mikan, Chicago (28 points) vs. Omaha on 3Nov47
Bob McDermott, Chicago (25 points) vs. St. Joseph on 2Nov47
Bruce Hale, St. Paul (25 points) vs. Springfield on 3Nov47
Billy Joe Hanks, Springfield (25 points) vs Birmingham on 5Nov47
Elmore Morganthaler, Birmingham (25 points) vs. Springfield on 8Nov47
George Ratkovicz, Grand Rapids (25 points) vs. New Orleans on 8Nov47

Most Points In One Game-Team
Chicago Gears (97 points) vs. New Orleans on 7Nov47
Chicago Gears (82 points) vs. Waterloo on 1Nov47
Chicago Gears (80 points) vs. St. Joseph on 2Nov47
St. Paul Saints (76 points) vs. St. Joseph on 10Nov47
New Orleans Hurricanes (75 points) vs Chattanooga on 31Oct47
Chicago Gears (75 points) vs. Chattanooga on 10Nov47

Least Points In One Game-Team
Tulsa Ranchers (30 points) vs Oklahoma City on 10Nov47
Springfield Squires (33 points) vs. Tulsa on 2Nov47
Grand Rapids Rangers (34 points) vs. Oklahoma City on 27Oct47
Kansas City Blues (34 points) vs. St. Joseph on 3Nov47
St. Paul Saints (34 points) vs. Tulsa on 12Nov47

Largest Margin of Victory
Chicago 97 vs. New Orleans 65 (32 points) on 7Nov47
Chicago 82 Waterloo (56 (26 points) on 1Nov47
Chicago 74 Omaha 52 (22 points) on 3Nov47
Springfield 57 Louisville 36 (21 points) on 30Oct47
St. Paul 76 St. Joseph 57 (19 points) on 10Nov47


TEAM ROSTERS

ATLANTA CRACKERS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Colby Gunther        F    6-4   190  St. John's
Bob Fitzgerald       F    6-5   190  Seton Hall '45
Bill Roberts         C    6-9   210  Wyoming
Mike McCarron        G    6-1   180  Seton Hall
Moe Becker           G    6-1   185  Duquesne '41
Howie Radar          G    6-1   190  Long Island  45
Harry Miller         F-C  6-4   210  North Carolina
Julie Silverman      G    6-0   175  Boys High School - Atlanta
Charlie Scruggs      F    6-0   180  Georgia Tech
Ken Keller           G    6-1   180  St. John's  45

BIRMINGHAM SKYHAWKS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Fred Lewis           F    6-2   195  Eastern Kentucky  47
Len Rader            F    6-1   190  Long Island  45
Elmore Morganthaler  C    7-0   235  New Mexico Mines  46
Al Grenert           G    6-0   180  NYU  45
Bob Holm             G    5-11  200  Seton Hall
Gene Rock            G    5-10  160  Southern California  47
Grant Dunlap         F    6-3   185  College of Pacific  47
Harry Shor           F    6-4   185  Missouri
Ernie DiBenedetto    G    5-10  170  DePaul  47

CHATTANOOGA MAJORS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Bill Kraus           F    6-3   190  West Virginia  47
Tony Kelly           F    6-2   185  DePaul  43
LeRoy Carlton        C    6-6   200  North Carolina
Jules Kasner         G    6-1   170  Long Island
Bob Dehnert          G    6-3   175  St. John  s
Dan Kirkland         C    6-5   190  Georgia
Nat Silverberg       G    6-2   180  Brooklyn College
Harry Johnson        F    6-3   174  None
Bill Arnett          G    6-0   180  Long Island  46
Bill Anderson        F-G  6-0   170  None
John Sullivan        C    6-4   190  Loyola of Chicago
Lou Fitzgerald       F    6-1   155  None

CHICAGO GEARS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Stan Patrick         F-G  6-3   185  Illinois
Bob Calihan          F    6-4   190  Detroit
George Mikan         C    6-10  230  DePaul  46
Bob McDermott        G    6-0   185  None
Dick Triptow         G    6-0   170  DePaul  44
Fritz Nagy           F-G  6-2   170  Akron  45
Pete Fogo            F    6-5   180  Pepperdine  47
Billy Hassett        G    5-10  185  Notre Dame  46
Charlie Molner       G    6-0   168  LACC

GRAND RAPIDS RANGERS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Bill Davis           F    6-3   215  Notre Dame  41
Jim Cominsky         F    6-3   190  DePaul  43
George Ratkovicz     C    6-7   225  None
Stan Szukala         G    6-1   180  DePaul  40
Wibs Kautz           G    6-0   180  Loyola of Chicago  39
Dick Starzyk         G    5-10  180  DePaul
Tony Kaseta          C-F  6-8   210  None
Art Stolkey          G-F  6-1   180  Detroit
Carter O'Rourke      F    6-5   180  DePaul
Bill Krall           C-F  6-7   200  Michigan State

HOUSTON MAVERICKS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Frank Gates          F    6-0   167  San Houston State  42
Bill Closs           F    6-6   205  Rice  43
Bill Henry           C    6-9   215  Rice  45
Frank Carswell       G    6-0   185  Rice  40
Harold Lambert       G    6-0   180  Rice
Boy Cox              G    5-9   150  Texas  47
Willie Wells         F    6-3   182  Houston
Ben Gardner          F    6-3   190  San Houston State
Harmon Walters       G-F  6-0   200  Rice  47

KANSAS CITY BLUES    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Al Mazza             F    6-1   190  Marshall
Hal Brown            F    6-0   160  Evansville  46
Bobby O'Brien        C    6-5   190  Kansas/Pepperdine
Bob Nodler           G    6-4   195  Cessnas HS
Herb Gregg           G    5-8   150  Missouri
Hal Johnson          G-F  6-1   175  Kansas Wesleyan
John Simmons         F    6-2   190  NYU
Bill Hall            G    6-1   200  Washington & Jefferson
Joe Patanelli        F    6-3   200  None
Del Loranger         F-G  6-3   180  Western Michigan  44
Keith Thomas         G    6-2   190  Kansas State

LOUISVILLE COLONELS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Ducky Schuler        F    6-3   200  New Albany HS
Ed Kupper            F    6-2   185  Louisville  47
Virgil Vaughn        C-F  6-4   205  Kentucky Wesleyan
Stan Waxman          G    5-11  180  Long Island  46
Dale Morey           G    6-1   185  Louisiana State  41
Art Grove            G    6-0   185  Toledo  46
Bill Wright          F    6-2   185  Tennessee  47
Hy Grimmer           G-F  6-3   185  Murray State
Homer Thompson       C    6-4   215  Kentucky
Clete Helms          C    6-5   220  Warrensburg State
Herb Hurley          G    6-1   185  Murray State
George Day           F    6-4   187  Centre College
Ken Walters          G    6-0   170  Ohio University

NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Paul Seymour         F    6-2   180  Toledo  47
Jack Mahnen          F    6-4   190  Loyola/Toledo
Milt Jackson         C    6-3   190  Loyola NO
Norm Rosen           G    6-1   180  Temple
Al Ingerman          G    5-9   160  Temple
Andy Gonczi          F    6-1   165  None
John McGee           G    6-0   190  Tulane
VanBoovan
Jack Vaughn          F-C  6-6   190  Texas
Tony DiBartolo                       Loyola NO
Pat Kennelly
Pete Pasco           F    6-3   190  East Stroudsburg

OKLAHOMA CITY DRILLERS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Lonnie Eggleston     F    6-0   170  Oklahoma A&M
Weldon Kern          F    5-9   145  Oklahoma A&M
Austin Ernest        C    6-5   210  SE Oklahoma Teachers
Jack Watkins         G    6-2   185  Oklahoma
Allie Paine          G    6-0   165  Oklahoma  47
Aubrey Davis         G    6-2   178  Oklahoma A&M
Calvin Benson        F    6-5   215  Oklahoma Baptist
Garland Head         G-F  6-2   185  Texas Tech
Bob Fritton          C    6-9   195  Missouri Valley
Chet Bryan           G    5-10  170  Oklahoma City

OMAHA OMAHAWKS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Fred Grann           F    6-6   225  North Dakota
Jim Kaeding          F    6-2   155  York JC
Ralph Langer         C    6-7   200  Creighton
Bob Butherus         G    6-2   185  None
Re Barney            G    6-2   185  Omaha HS
Bob Webster          G    6-0   180  Southern California
Wayne Kaeding                        York JC
Clyde Ehlers         C    6-5   230  Nebraska
Dick Dermody         F    6-2   195  Arizona
Tom Shanley          G    6-1   175  Southern California

ST. JOSEPH OUTLAWS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Tom Meyer            F    6-4   215  None
Pete McCloud         F    5-11  165  Colorado
Hal Hutcheson        C    6-5   200  Marysville State
Bill "Red" Allen     G    6-1   180  St. John's
Cy Singer            G    6-2   200  Notre Dame
Don Fitz             F-G  6-4   195  Nebraska
Dave Latter          C-F  6-6   210  None
Charley Epperson     G-F  6-2   170  Wisconsin
Jack Oxenrider       G    6-0   170  William Penn

ST. PAUL SAINTS
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Jack Dwan            F    6-4   195  Loyola of Chicago  46
Ed Bogdanski         F    6-4   220  DePaul
Hal Kottman          C    6-7   220  Culver-Stockton
Bruce Hale           G    6-1   175  Santa Clara
Marty Passaglia      G    6-1   175  Santa Clara
Eddie Oram           G-F  6-3   180  Southern California
Abel Rodriquez       G    6-0   175  San Francisco
John Sebastian       F-G  6-2   185  Southern Illinois
Merrill Hubbard      F    6-4   205  Hamline

SPRINGFIELD SQUIRES    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Darrel Lorrance       F    6-2  185  Kentucky/Missouri
Joe Pogue             F    6-3  190  Notre Dame
Billy Joe Hanks       C    6-4  190  Drury (MO)
Jack Roffler          G    5-10 140  Eastern Washington
Lowell "Dolly" Davis  G    6-1  180  S. W. Missouri State
Fred Barker           F    6-4  200  Murray State JC
Bill Stockman         F-G  6-2  170  West Texas State
Ed Perry              G    6-1  175  None
Ernie Young           G    6-0  165  Drury (MO)
Clete Helms           C    6-5  220  Warrensburg State
Archie Vap            F    6-4  180  Hastings

TULSA RANCHERS
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Jim Gibbs            F    6-5   195  Warrensburg State
Joe Maddox           F    6-0   160  West Texas State
John Gibbs           C    6-6   192  Oklahoma A&M/Central Missouri State
Joe Trosper          G    5-6   145  Oklahoma
Clint Parmer         G    6-0   150  None
Jack Landon          G    6-0   170  Oklahoma
Don Platt            C-F  6-6   190  Wichita/Southeastern
Ken Scott            G-F  6-0   185  Tulsa
Chet Bryan           G    6-0   165  New Mexico Mines
Phil Moore           F    6-5   190  Southwestern (KS)

WATERLOO PRO-HAWKS    
Name                 Pos  Hgt   Wgt  College
Price Brookfield     F    6-4   200  West Texas State
Dick Lynch           F    6-4   210  Loras  47
Noble Jorgensen      C    6-9   230  Iowa  45
Otto Kerber          G    6-2   175  DePaul  47
Jack Spehn           G    6-2   185  Detroit
Nick Vodick          F    6-2   195  Northwestern
Ollie White          G    6-0   185  Michigan State
Clarence Anderson    F    6-5   212  St. Marys  40
Harry Roos           G    6-2   180  None
Emil Lussow          F    6-1   215  Dubuque
Carl Bruch           C-F  6-4   190  Iowa State


BOX SCORES

OCTOBER 25
Atlanta (44) - Gunther 21, Fitzgerald 3, Roberts 7, McCarron 8, Becker 0,
Rader 5, Scruggs 0, Keller 0.
Oklahoma City (43) - Eggleston 14, Kern 9, Ernest 5, Watkins 5, Paine 2, Davis
4, Benson 4, Fritton 0, Bryan 0.

OCTOBER 27
Oklahoma City (35) - Eggleston 13, Kern 7, Ernest 3, Watkins 8, Paine 0, Davis
1, Benson 2, Fritton 1, Bryan 0.
Grand Rapids (34) - Davis 7, Cominsky 0, Ratkovicz 7, Szukala 9, Kautz 4,
Starzyk 4, Kaseta 0, Stolkey 3.

St. Paul (55) - Dwan 13, Bogdanski 4, Kottman 3, Hale 14, Passaglia 4, Oram 8,
Rodriquez 7, Sebastian 2, Hubbard 0.
Waterloo (49) - Brookfield 11, Lynch 9, Jorgensen 13, Kerber 8, Spehn 0,
Vodick 5, White 1, Lussow 2.

Atlanta (43) - Gunther 13, Fitzgerald 14, Roberts 2, M.G. Carron 6, Becker 4,
Radar 4, Silverman 0
Tulsa (36) - Jim Gibbs 14, John Gibbs 2, Trosper 6, Parmer 0, Landon 8, Platt
4, Scott 2, Moore 0.

OCTOBER 28
Tulsa (46) - Jim Gibbs 17, Maddox 4, John Gibbs 2, Trosper 6, Parmer 3, Landon
5, Platt 4, Scott 5, Moore 0.
Omaha (41) - Grann 4, J. Kaeding 9, Langer 12, Butherus 3, Barney 0, Webster
7, Ehlers 4, Dermody 2, Shanley 0.

Atlanta (48) - Gunther 15, Fitzgerald 8, Roberts 13, McCarron 6, Becker 6,
Radar 0, Silverman 0, Scruggs 0, Keller 0.
Kansas City (38) - Mazza 0, Brown 6, O'Brien 9, Nodler 8, Gregg 2, Hall 4,
Johnson 3, Patanelli 6.

OCTOBER 29
Tulsa (46) - Jim Gibbs 13, Maddox 2, John Gibbs 5, Trosper 8, Parmer 13,
Landon 5, Platt 0, Scott 0, Moore 0.
St. Joseph (41) - Meyer 14, McCloud 7, Hutcheson 4, Allen 7, Singer 6, Fitz 3,
Oxenrider 0.

OCTOBER 30
Atlanta (60) - Gunther 30, Fitzgerald 7, Roberts 6, McCarron 14, Becker 1,
Radar 2, Silverman 0, Scruggs 0.
St. Joseph (44) - Meyer 8, McCloud 8, Hutcheson 12, Allen 6, Singer 0, Fitz 8,
Epperson 2, Oxenrider 0.

Springfield (57) - Lorrance 17, Pogue 0, Hanks 6, Roffler 10, Davis 0, Barker
6, Stockman 8, Parry 4, Young 0, Vap 6.
Louisville (36) - Schuler 6, Vaughn 11, Waxman 11, Morey 2, Grove 3, Wright 3,
Thompson 0, Day 0, Walters 0.

Birmingham (51) - Lewis 11, Radar 11, Morganthaler 11, Grenert 11, Holm 4,
Rock 0, Dunlap 3, Shor 0.
New Orleans (42) - Seymour 11, Mahnen 3, Jackson 5, Rosen 8, Ingerman 13,
Gonczi 0, McGee 0, VanBoovan 0, Vaughn 2.

OCTOBER 31
Tulsa (46) - Jim Gibbs 10, Maddox 3, John Gibbs 8, Trosper 9, Parmer 5, Landon
7, Platt 1, Scott 3.
Kansas City (38) - Mazza 13, Brown 8, O'Brien 6, Nodler 2, Gregg 3, Johnson 5,
Flail 0, Thomas 1, Jacob 0.

Chicago (59) - Patrick 4, Mikan 17, McDermott 15, Triptow 6, Nagy 7, Fogo 1,
Hassett 9.
St. Paul (49) - Dwan 9, Bogdanski 3, Kottman 7, Hale 17, Passaglia 5, Oram 4,
Rodriquez 0, Sebastian 4, Hubbard 0.

New Orleans (75) - Seymour 29, Mahnen 7, Jackson 2, Rosen 16, Ingerman 13,
Gonczi 4, McGee 4, VanBoovan 0, Vaughn 0.
Chattanooga (57) - Kraus 8, Carlton 12, Dehnert 11, Kirkland 1, Silverberg 10,
Johnson 11, Arnett 4, Anderson 0, Sullivan 0, Fitzgerald 10.

NOVEMBER 1
New Orleans (51) - Seymour 8, Mahnen 0, Jackson 7, Rosen 15, Ingerman 9,
Gonczi 3, McGee 9, Vaughn 0.
Louisville (49) - Schuler 4, Kupper 15, Vaughn 8, Waxman 4, Morey 0, Grove 8,
Wright 8, Helms 2, Waiters 0.

Chicago (82) - Patrick 10, Calihan 11, Mikan 22, McDermott 24, Triptow 4, Nagy
7, Fogo, 4, Hassett 0.
Waterloo (56) - Brookfield 8, Lynch 6, Jorgensen 12, Kerber 9, Spehn 11,
Vodick 6, White 0, Anderson 2, Lussow 2, Bruch 0.

Houston (56) - Gates 9, Closs 10, Henry 7, Carswell 12, Lambert 11, Cox 2,
Wells 3, Gardner 2, Walters 0.
Oklahoma City (44) - Eggleston 8, Kern 8, Ernest 1, Watkins 9, Paine 2, Davis
10, Benson 2, Fritton 4.

NOVEMBER 2
Chicago (80) - Patrick 8, Calihan 4, Mikan 28, McDermott 25, Triptow 4, Nagy
0, Fogo 0, Hassett 11.
St. Joseph (66) - Meyer 13, McCloud 11, Hutcheson 11, Allen 13, Singer 2, Fitz
14, Epperson 2, Oxenrider 0.

Tulsa (46) - Jim Gibbs 9, Maddox 10, John Gibbs 3, Trosper 11, Parmer 0,
Landon 9, Platt 1, Scott 2, Bryan 0, Moore 1.
Springfield (33) - Lorrance 12, Pogue 3, Hanks 8, Roffler 1, Barker 1,
Stockman 2, Parry 6, Young 0, Vap 0.

NOVEMBER 3
St. Joseph (42) - Meyer 10, McCloud 11, Hutcheson 4, Allen 3, Singer 0, Fitz
11, Epperson 3, Oxenrider 0.
Kansas City (34) - Mazza 6, Brown 6, O'Brien 3, Nodler 11, Gregg 4, Hall 2,
Thomas 2, Jacob 0, Costello 0.

Chicago (74) - Patrick 16, Calihan 9, Mikan 26, McDermott 12, Triptow 11, Nagy
3, Fogo 5, Hassett 0.
Omaha (54) - Grann 7, J. Kaeding 6, Langer 10, Butherus 4, Barney 2, Webster
14, W. Kaeding 4, Ehlers 2, Dermody 2, Shanley 3.

New Orleans (58) - Seymour 13, Mahnen 5, Jackson 7, Rosen 8, Ingerman 16,
Gonczi 4, McGee 5, Vaughn 0.
Waterloo (53) - Brookfield 14, Lynch 2, Jorgensen 14, Kerber 7, Spehn 5,
Vodick 6, White 4, Anderson 1.

St. Paul (57) - Dwan 15, Bogdanski 2, Kottman 3, Hale 25, Passaglia 5, Oram 2,
Rodriquez 3, Sebastian 2, Hubbard 0.
Springfield (42) - Lorrance 14, Pogue 4, Hanks 8, Roffler 0, Davis 0, Barker
14, Stockman 2, Parry 0, Young 0, Vap 0.

NOVEMBER 4
Grand Rapids (53) - Davis 6, Cominsky 6, Ratkovicz 17, Szukala 8, Kautz 9,
Starzyk 7, Kaseta 0, Stolkey 0, O'Rourke 0, Krall 0.
Louisville (43) - Schuler 7, Kupper 9, Vaughn 11, Waxman 9, Grove 3, Might 4,
Grimmer 0, Thompson 0, Walters 0.

Atlanta (59) - Gunther 21, Fitzgerald 6, Roberts 5, McCarron 16, Becker 1,
Radar 3, Miller 7.
Birmingham (48) - Lewis 8, Radar 2, Morganthaler 10, Grenert 7, Holm 5, Rock
12, Dunlap 4, Shor 0, DiBenedetto 0.

Chattanooga (47) - Kraus 3, Kelly 14, Carlton 2, Kasner 6, Kirkland 11,
Silverberg 3, Johnson 4, Arnett 4.
Springfield (41) - Lorrance 7, Pogue 3, Hanks 5, Roffler 14, Davis , Barker 2,
Stockman 4, Parry 4, Helms 2.

NOVEMBER 5
Houston (65) - Gates 5, Cloud 1, Henry 20, Carswell 16, Lambert 12, Cox 10,
Wells 1, Gardner 0, Walters 0.
St. Joseph (54) - Meyer 21, McCloud 10, Hutcheson 16, Allen 3, Singer 0, Fitz
4, Epperson 0.

St. Paul (67) - Dwan 23, Bogdanski 12, Kottman 2, Hale 17, Passaglia 7, Oram
1, Rodriquez 5, Sebastian 0, Hubbard 0.
New Orleans (56) - Seymour 18, Mahnen 1, Jackson 8, Rosen 16, Ingerman 9,
Gonczi 4, McGee 0, VanBoovan 0, Vaughn 0.

Tulsa (46) - Jim Gibbs 15, Maddox 2, John Gibbs 5, Trosper 6, Parmer 2, Landon
8, Platt 8, Bryan 0.
Waterloo (44) - Brookfield 6, Lynch 2, Jorgensen 7, Kerber 3, Spehn 6, Vodick
4, White 5, Anderson 2, Roos 9, Lussow 0.

Birmingham (58) - Lewis 10, Radar 4, Morganthaler 19, Grenert 4, Holm 4, Rock
10, Dunlap 4, Shor 2, DiBenedetto 1.
Springfield (54) - Lorrance 7, Pogue 5. Hanks 25, Roffler 4, Davis 0, Barker
7, Stockman 6, Helms 0.

NOVEMBER 6
Louisville (57) - Schuler 17, Kupper 8, Vaughn 14, Waxman 8, Morey 2, Grove 2,
Wright 6, Grimmer 0, Thompson 0.
Grand Rapids (49) - Davis 8, Cominsky 0, Ratkovicz 8, Szukala 10, Kautz 11,
Starzyk 6, Kaseta 6, Stolkey 0, O'Rourke 0, Krall 0.

St. Paul (52) - Dwan 12, Bogdanski 4, Kottman 8, Hale 16, Passaglia 7, Oram 3,
Rodriquez 0, Sebastian 2, Hubbard 0.
Omaha (39) - Grann 1, J. Kaeding 8, Langer 13, Butherus 3, Barney 3, Webster
7, W. Kaeding 3, Ehlers 0, Dermody 1, Shanley 0.

Birmingham (49) - Lewis 12, Radar 12, Morganthaler 15, Grenert 3, Holm 4, Rock
1, Dunlap 2, Shor 0, DiBenedetto 0.
Chattanooga (44) - Kraus 10, Kelly 4, Carlton 3, Kasner 8, Dehnert 8, Kirkland
5, Silverberg 1, Johnson 4, Arnett 1, Fitzgerald 0.

Atlanta (56) - Gunther 23, Fitzgerald 14, Roberts 9, Becker 11, Radar 2,
Miller 7, Silverman 0, Scruggs 0, Keller 0.
Springfield (46) - Lorrance 6, Pogue 8, Hanks 5, Roffler 10, Davis 5, Barker
4, Stockman 1, Young 3, Helms 4.

NOVEMBER 7
Chicago (97) - Patrick 15, Mikan 31, McDermott 17, Triptow 13, Nagy 7, Fogo
12, Molner 2.
New Orleans (65) - Seymour 8, Mahnen 11, Jackson 0, Rosen 16, Ingerman 11,
Gonczi 9, McGee 0,  VanBoovan 7, Vaughn 3.

Louisville (60) - Schuler 13, Kupper 12, Vaughn 8, Waxman 4, Morey 3, Grove 4,
Wright 4, Grimmer 8, Thompson 4.
Omaha (48) - Grann 14, J. Kaeding 6, Langer 15, Butherus 2, Barney 0, Webster
5, W. Kaeding 6, Ehlers 0, Shanley 0.

Kansas City (52) - Mazza 10, Brown 7, O'Brien 8, Nodler 7, Gregg 4, Johnson
10, Simmons 4, Hall 0, Thomas 0, Loranger 2.
St. Paul (47) - Dwan 19, Bogdanski 0, Kottman 1, Hale 10, Passaglia 3, Oram 0,
Rodriquez 12, Sebastian 0, Hubbard 2.

Chattanooga (53) - Kraus 11, Kelly 5, Carlton 2, Kasner 17, Dehnert 10,
Kirkland 8, Silverberg 0, Johnson 0, Arnett 0.
Birmingham (51) - Lewis 13, Radar 9, Morganthaler 8, Grenert 4, Holm 8, Rock
7, Dunlap 2.

NOVEMBER 8
Waterloo (45) - Brookfield 13, Lynch 5, Jorgensen 10, Kerber 3, Spehn 6,
Vodick 2, White 3, Anderson 1, Roos 0, Lussow 2.
St. Joseph (36) - Meyer 7. McCloud 11, Hutcheson 9, Allen 5, Singer 3, Fitz 1,
Epperson 0, Oxenrider 0.

Grand Rapids (67) - Davis 10, Cominsky 10, Ratkovicz 25, Szukala 4, Kautz 10,
Starzyk 1, Stolkey 7.
New Orleans (62) - Seymour 10, Mahnen 8, Jackson 6, Rosen 19, Ingerman 12,
Gonczi 4, McGee 3.

St. Paul (60) - Dwan 20, Bogdanski 1, Kottman 0, Hale 14, Passaglia 12, Oram
9, Rodriquez 4.
Oklahoma City (53) - Eggleston 14, Kern 9, Ernest 10, Watkins 0, Paine 10,
Davis 8, Benson 2, Fritton 0.

Birmingham (72) - Lewis 10, Radar 10, Morganthaler 25, Grenert 2, Holm10, Rock
8, Dunlap 7, DiBenedetto 0.
Springfield (51) - Lorrance 8, Pogue 5, Hanks 8, Roffler 11, Davis 7, Barker
6, Stockman 0, Perry 0, Young 4, Helms 2.

NOVEMBER 9
Chicago (51) - Patrick 11, Calihan 2, Mikan 18, McDermott 14, Triptow 3, Nagy
3, Fogo 0.
Tulsa (48) - Jim Gibbs 13, Maddox 4, John Gibbs 12, Trosper 8, Parmer 0,
Landon 3, Platt 5, Bryan 3, Moore 0.

NOVEMBER 10
Grand Rapids (62) - Davis 2, Cominsky 2, Ratkovicz 19, Szukala 14, Kautz 7,
Starzyk 4, Kaseta 8, Stolkey 6.
Kansas City (58) - Mazza 10, Brown 9, O'Brien 15, Nodler 15, Gregg 2, Johnson
3, Simmons 4, Hall 1, Thomas 4, Loranger 0.

Oklahoma City (41) - Eggleston 6, Kern 8, Ernest 4, Watkins 5, Paine 3, Davis
6, Benson 2, Head 7, Fritton 0.
Tulsa (30) - Jim Gibbs 7, Maddox 0, John Gibbs 0, Trosper 3, Parmer 4, Landon
4, Platt 3, Scott 2, Bryan 2, Moore 5.

Omaha (63) - Grann 20, J. Kaeding 13, Langer 6, Butherus 10, Barney 4, Webster
4, W. Kaeding 6, Ehlers 0, Shanley 0.
Waterloo (61) - Brookfield 14, Lynch 4, Jorgensen 15, Kerber 6, Spehn 2,
Vodick 4, While 12, Anderson 4, Roos 0, Lussow 0.

St. Paul (76) - Dwan 13, Bogdanski 9, Kottman 1, Hale 16, Passaglia 18, Oram
15, Rodriquez 0, Sebastian 3, Hubbard 1.
St. Joseph (57) - Meyer 12, McCloud 7, Hutcheson 12, Allen 9, Singer 2, Fitz
8, Latter 7, Epperson 0, Oxenrider 0.

Chicago (75) - Patrick 7, Calihan 9, Mikan 29, McDermott 17, Triptow 7, Nagy
2, Fogo 2, Molner 2.
Springfield (61) - Lorrance 16, Pogue 14, Hanks 5, Roffler 6, Davis 11, Barker
2, Stockman 1, Young 6.

NOVEMBER 11
Omaha (53) - Grann 17, J. Kaeding 10, Langer 11, Butherus 5, Barney 1, Webster
0, W. Kaeding 9, Ehlers 0, Dermody 0.
Grand Rapids (52) - Davis 0, Cominsky 2, Ratkovicz 12, Szukala 14, Kautz 16,
Starzyk 3, Kaseta 5, Stolkey 0, Krall 0.

Atlanta (65) - Gunther 13, Fitzgerald 13, Roberts 14, McCarron 10, Becker 2,
Radar 9, Miller 0, Silverman 2, Scruggs 2, Keller 0.
Chattanooga (50) - Kraus 12, Carlton 4, Kasner 14, Dehnert 3, Kirkland 5,
Silverberg 4, Johnson 4, Arnett 0, Fitzgerald 0.

Tulsa (50) - Jim Gibbs 19, Maddox 7, John Gibbs 0, Trosper 5, Parmer 1, Landon
6, Platt 6, Scoff 2, Bryan 4, Moore 0.
New Orleans (46) - Seymour 16, Mahnen 6, Jackson 6, Rosen 3, Ingerman 10,
Gonczi 0, McGee 5, DiBartolo 0, Kennelly 0, Pasco 0.

NOVEMBER 12
Chicago (65) - Patrick 5, Calihan 11, Mikan 22, McDermott 16, Triptow 7, Nagy
4, Fogo 0, Molner 0.
Louisville (56) - Schuler 4, Kupper 8, Vaughn 7, Waxman 22, Morey 6, Grove 5,
Wright 0, Grimmer 2, Hurley 2.

Tulsa (39) - Jim Gibbs 8, Maddox 2, John Gibbs 3, Trosper 6, Parmer 3, Landon
6, Platt 4, Scott 0, Bryan 6, Moore 1
St. Paul (34) - Dwan 4, Bogdanski 2, Kottman 0, Hale 16, Passaglia 4, Oram 6,
Rodriquez 0, Sebastian 2.

Birmingham (59) - Lewis 7, Radar 8, Morganthaler 14, Grenert 15, Holm 3, Rock
10, Dunlap 2, DiBenedetto 0.
Kansas City (55) - Mazza 6, Brown 7, O'Brien 18, Nodler 5, Gregg 4, Johnson 8,
Simmons 5, Hall 2, Thomas 0, Loranger 0.

Chattanooga (48) - Kraus 9, Kelly 2, Carlton 0, Kasner 18, Dehnert 0, Kirkland
9, Silverberg 10.
Atlanta (46) - Gunther 23, Fitzgerald 16, Roberts 6, McCarron 5, Becker 2,
Radar 2, Miller 2, Scruggs 0, Keller 0.

NOVEMBER 13
League Disbands


PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES

ATLANTA CRACKERS
  Moe Becker- All-American from Duquesne University Most Valuable Player with
the College All-Stars in 1941. Played with the Youngstown Bears in the NBL in
1945-46. Was with the Pittsburgh Ironmen of the newly formed BAA in 1946-47.
  Bob Fitzgerald- Has three years of prep basketball experience. Played with
Toronto of the BAA in 1946-47.
  Colby Gunther- Player-Coach for Atlanta. Set the all-time record of 420
points in 18 games as a freshman at St. John's. Played with the famous
Mitchell Field Flyers, the top service team in 1942-43. Led Ft. Benning to the
Southeastern AAU title in 1945. Set the single game scoring record with 44
points against Turner Field. Averaged better than 15 points per game for
Pittsburgh of the BAA in 1946-47.
  Ken Keller- Played three seasons for St. John's University. Played service
ball at Westover Field. Led team in scoring. Was with Washington of the BAA in
1946-47.
  Mike McCarron- Played at Seton Hall under Honey Russell's tutelage. Was a
member of the Toronto Huskies of the BAA during 1946-47.
  Harry Miller- A husky University of North Carolina product. Another player
who saw service with Toronto of the BAA last season.
  Howie Radar- A member of the Long Island University undefeated National
championship team. Played with the Mitchell Field Flyers. Was on the
Philadelphia Spahs championship team of the American Basketball League in
1944-45. Joined the Tri-Cities Blackhawks; of the NBL in 1946-47.
  Bill Roberts- Spent two seasons at the University of Wyoming. Averaged 20
points per game with General Electrics of Fort Wayne in Independent play.
  Charlie Scruggs- Played college ball at Georgia Tech. Was cited for his fine
play in the Southeastern AAU Tournament and the Georgia State Tournament last
year.
  Julius Silverman- Participated in the Philippine Olympics. Played with the
1947 national champions of the American Basketball Congress.

BIRMINGHAM SKYHAWKS
  Grant Dunlap- All-Conference at Occidental College in 1943-44.
All-Conference at College of Pacific in 1946-47. Averaged 15 points per game
at Occidental. Was their most valuable player. Played service ball with the
Marine All Stars.
  Al Grenert- The top scorer in Eastern college basketball as a member of New
York University. Helped Sheboygan Redskins to the NBL Western Division
championship in 1945-46. Played last season with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks of
the NBL.
  Bob Holm- Played four seasons at Seton Hall. Was with the Sheboygan Redskins
of the NBL the past three years. Seton Hall won 80 games and lost just six
during his four years. They rang up 43 straight wins before losing to LIU in
the NIT.
  Fred Lewis- All-American at Eastern Kentucky. Top scorer in college ball in
1944-45. Fifth highest in 1945-46. Player-coach for Birmingham. Rookie of the
year and All-NBL guard for Sheboygan in 1946-47. Second highest scorer with
585 points.
  Elmore Morganthaler- Tallest player in professional basketball. Nation's
leading college scorer in 1945-46 while at New Mexico Mines. Scored 37 points
for Boston College against Fordam at Boston Garden in 1946-47. Also scored 41
points in a Kansas City exhibition with 12 foot baskets. Played with
Providence of the BAA during the latter part of last season.
  Len Radar- High school team-mate of Fred Lewis in Brooklyn where they once
compiled a 37 game winning streak. Was a member of the LIU undefeated freshman
team which had a 23 game win streak. With LIU in 1941-42. Later played service
ball with the Mitchell Field Flyers. Joined the Philadelphia Spahs after his
discharge and then played with Tri-Cities of the
NBL in 1946-47.
  Gene Rock- One of Southern California's standouts. Rated the best ball
handler on the Pacific Coast. Led all scorers in the PCC in 1943. PIC
All-American selection in 1943.
  Harry Shor- Played college ball at Missouri. Played with various Navy teams
during his service stint. Played one year with the Detroit Eagles.

CHATTANOOGA MAJORS
  Bill Anderson- Rated the finest set shot in service basketball. Led Camp
Roberts in scoring for three years with an average of 17 points per game. Once
hit all 12 shots taken during a high school game.
  Bill Arnett- His college play was divided between Tusculum College in
Tennessee and LIU Sported an 18 point average during his high school career.
  LeRoy Carlton- North Carolina center. One of many Tar Heels to be playing
professionally.
  Bob Dehnert- An Alumnus of St. John's. Toured with a team of US Army
All-Stars. With Providence of the BAA in 1946-47.
  Jules Kasner- Scored 43 points in one half for Brooklyn College in 1941.
Leading scorer in the Metropolitan area in 1941. Assistant coach at his Alma
Mater. Also coached at Ft. Monmouth and Camp Kohler. Has played professionally
with Troy Celtics and Philadelphia Spahs in a storied career.
  Lou Fitzgerald- Jumped from high school ball to Chattanooga independent play
in 1941. The city's high scorer with 728 points in 1941. The high scorer of
the Southeastern Serviceman's basketball tournament in 1945.
  Harry Johnson- Played one year in the New England professional league.
  Tony Kelly- Captained DePaul University under Ray Meyer. Participated in the
NCAA Finals in 1943. All-Midwestern in 1943.
  Dan Kirkland- Captained the University of Georgia. All-Southern center.
Averaged 20 points per game with the House of David. Once considered Georgia's
best amateur golfer.
  Bill Kraus- Played most of his basketball in West Virginia. Has some eastern
experience.
  Nat Silverburg- Played college ball at LIU. His service ball was with the
Brooklyn Armed Guards. Played professionally with the Troy Celtics.

CHICAGO GEARS
  Bob Calihan- All-American at University of Detroit. Scored 795 points in 64
games during his college career. Scored 484 points for an 11 point per game
average for Chicago in 1946-47. Rated the finest southpaw hook shot artist in
pro basketball. Previously starred for the Detroit Eagles.
  Pete Fogo- Pepperdine College All-American. Holder of the individual scoring
mark of 38 points in a single game at the Inter-collegiate Tournament in
Kansas City. Scored 1,372 points in four seasons at Pepperdine. Has high
jumped 6'4".
  Billy Hassett- One of the great guards in Notre Dame basketball history. In
1946-47, he played with Tri-Cities of the NBL, averaging almost 8 points per
game. His play earned him a spot on the All-Rookie team.
  Bob McDermott- One of the all time greats in pro basketball. MVP in the NBL
five straight years with the Fort Wayne Pistons. All-NBL guard for six years. 
Holds the NBL record of 16 field goals in a single game. Also the season
record of 257 baskets, set in 1944-45. Scored 2,419 points in 171 NBL games in
the last six years for an average of more than 14 points per game. Has coached
four NBL championship teams in those six years - three with Fort Wayne and
last year with Chicago. All-World Tourney selection three times.
  George Mikan- Most sought after big man in the game today. Was All-American
choice for three years at DePaul. Helms Foundation all time All-American
Center. Scored 1,870 points in 98 college games for better than 19 point
average. Averaged 16.5 points in just 25 games and added a 19.7 average to
lead the Gears to a playoff championship in 1946-47. Holds all the World
Tourney scoring marks, including 100 points in five games in 1946.
  Fred Nagy- All-American from Akron University. Scored 373 points in 23 games
for Akron in 1944-45 when he was the nation's fifth highest scorer. All-Ohio
selection in 1945. Nicknamed Fritz.
  Stan Patrick- All-American at Santa Clara and Illinois. Has averaged better
than 12 points per game in three years of NBL play, all with the Gears.
Formerly held the single game scoring record (38 points) and field goals (14).
  Dick Triptow- Rated one of the fastest men in pro basketball. All-American
and co-captain with Mikan at DePaul in 1943-44. All-World Tourney forward in
1945. Sixth in the NBL in scoring in 1944-45 with 309 points. Three year
veteran with the Gears.

GRAND RAPIDS RANGERS
  Jim Cominsky- Played at DePaul University. Their MVP in 1943. Service
basketball at Okinawa. Previously played with Chicago and Rochester of the
NBL.
  Bill Davis- Notre Dame alumnus. Played with Camp Grant and Valley Forge
during the war. Was with Chicago of the BAA last year and previously played
with Wilmington of the American Basketball League.
  Tony Kaseta- Played service bail at Kelly Field and Wright Field. His
previous pro background was with an independent Detroit team. Did not attend
college.
  Wibs Kautz- All-American at Loyola of Chicago. Played service ball with
Coach Szukala at Camp Grant and Valley Forge. A member of the Chicago Bruins
of the NBL from 1939-40 through 1941-42, averaging just over 10 points per
game. Played with the Chicago Stags of the BAA last year.
  Bill Krall- Collegiately played at Michigan State where he was their MVP in
1945-46. Played independent ball in Detroit last season.
  Carter O'Rourke- Another DePaul alumnus. Second high scorer as a sophomore
in 1940-41. A member of the PBS All-Star service team in Italy. With the
Chicago Gears in 1945-46 and last year, performed with Gary Ingots independent
team.
  George Ratkovicz- Played with the Chicago Bruins In 1942 at the age of 17,
and spent the last two years with Chicago of the NBL In between, he compiled
405 points in 32 games as Camp Cook won 31 and lost just 1. Never played
college ball.
  Dick Starzyk- DePaul University graduate. Played AAU ball with Salt Lake
City in 1943-44. Voted "Most Aggressive" in the 1941 National AAU Tournament
with Tri-Cities of the NBL in 1946-47.
  Art Stolkey- University of Detroit scoring leader in 1941-42. Played service
basketball with Alexandine AAF. Played with Detroit of the BAA last year where
he averaged 4.4 points.
  Stan Szukala- All-American at DePaul. MVP and co-captain of the College
All-Stars in 1940. Played service ball with Camp Grant and Valley Forge
General Hospital. With Chicago Bruins for two years before the war, and was
with the Chicago Gears last year. The player/coach for Grand Rapids.

HOUSTON MAVERICKS
  Frank Carswell- All-Southwest-Conference in 1941. Selected as an
All-American as well while averaging 13 points per game at Rice. Highest
average for a guard in SWC history. Scored 34 points against Texas A&M in
1941. Averaged 17 points per game with Camp Lejeune. Scored 29 points against
Memphis in service championship game of the South.
  Bill Closs- Another Rice alumnus who is the Maverick's player/coach. Played
from 1940 to 1942 and was All-SWC twice. All-American in 1942. Played with the
Central Pacific service champions. Played with Indianapolis of the NBL last
season. Very smooth and graceful player.
  Roy Cox- Hot shooting little redhead from the University of Texas. One of
the league's fastest men.
  Frank Gates- Went to San Houston College. Played service ball at Norfolk and
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. Norfolk was the National service champs. Was
with both Anderson and Fort Wayne of the NBL in 1946-47 where he averaged just
over 5 points per game.
  Ben Gardner- Collegiately played at San Houston. Was with the Camp Wallace
team during his service tour. Selected to play with the College All-Stars in
1943 but was unable due to service duties. Played with Anderson of the NBL
last year.
  Bill Henry- All-time Rice star. All-SWC and All-American in 1943-44 and
1944-45. Scored 280 points in 12 conference games in 1944-45 for a 23.3 points
per game average. One of the biggest players in the league.
  Harold Lambert- An alumnus of Rice. Has compiled an outstanding record as a
player and coach.
  Harmon Walters- Split his college ball between Houston and Rice. Another of
the former Owl expert ball handlers and scoring aces.
  Willie Wells- Attended San Houston and the University of Houston. Played at
Camp Wallace for three years. Led Houston to the Lone Star Conference
championship in 1944-45 and 1945-46. All-Conference guard both years and
co-captain for his senior year. Averaged 12 points per game.

KANSAS CITY BLUES
  Harold Brown- Evansville College star from 1941 through 1946. Led Indiana
college scorers in points per game average in 1944-45. Highest in Indiana and
fifth highest in the nation in 1945-46. With Detroit of the BAA last year
where he averaged 4.9 points in 54 games as a starting guard.
  Herb Gregg- Product of Missouri University. Coached and played with a Motor
Torpedo Squadron overseas. Played professionally at Hutchinson.
  Bill Hall- Third among the nation's scorers at Washington & Jefferson in
1945-46 with 572 points. Name to TRUE Magazine's All-American team that year.
NNIB All-Tournament team in 1946-47.
  Harold Johnson- Holder of Kansas scoring record of 40 points in one game.
All-Conference three years at Kansas Wesleyan, two at forward and one at
guard. Played with the Naval Hospital team at Corvalis, Oregon.
  Al Mazza- Left Marshall College to play with Bainbridge Naval, and later
with the Columbus professionals.
  Bob Nodler- All-State forward. All-Naismith league forward in 1941.
Excellent high jumper in track with best of 6'1".
  Bob O'Brien- Received All-American mention at Pepperdine in 1945.
All-Tournament center In the American Basketball Congress. Among the top
scorers in the American Basketball League.
  Keith Thomas- Was a starting guard at Kansas State. Played on the Naval Air
Station team In the service. Property of the baseball New York Yankees.

LOUISVILLE COLONELS
  George Day- As a forward at Centre College, he scored 240 points in 18
games. Played service ball at Boca Raton.
  Hy Grimmer- Honorable mention All-American at Murray State in 1941.
All-Kentucky selection in 1943.
  Art Grove- From Washington, Indiana. All-State guard in 1941 and selected to
the all time All-State team in 1942. Played at Toledo. Player/Coach at Ft.
Harrison. All-League AAU last year.
  Clete Helms- Averaged 22 points per game during four years of service ball
in the USA and India. All-American IBAA in the Springfield tournament in 1947.
  Ed Kupper- Rang up a 13 point per game average in three seasons of play at
the University of Louisville.
  Dale Morey- Former Louisiana State player, and later a coach. With
Indianapolis and Anderson of the NBL last season. Set the Texas high school
broad jump record of 23'8". Golf pro at the Louisville Country Club.
  Chuck Schuler- Played seven years of basketball in New Albany, Indiana; high
school, National Guard, semi-pro and Catholic Community Center. Did not attend
college.
  Homer Thompson- All-State high school center from Jeffersonville, Indiana.
All-SEC center and heavyweight boxing champion at the University of Kentucky.
  Virgil Vaughn- Played at Western Kentucky. Spent two years at Ft. Monmouth.
Scored 37 points in one game in independent pro ball at Evansville, Indiana.
Topped that as a freshman in college by tallying 43. Has seven years of pro
experience. Played with Boston of the BAA last year. The Colonels
player/coach.
  Ken Waiters- Led Ohio University in scoring for three years with a 15 point
average. Won the MVP award in a West Virginia semi-pro tournament.
  Stan Waxman- Played college ball at LIU. Service ball was with the Mitchell
Field Flyers. Was with Tri-Cities of the NBL in 1946-47. Once scored 25 points
in a service game where his team tallied just 27.
  Bill Wright- All-State for Knoxville City High in 1941. All-Southern
Conference while a Marine trainee at Duke in 1944. Graduated from Tennessee
last year. Shortstop for Aberdeen, South Dakota of the Northern League. Led
the league in RBI's.

NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES
  Andy Gonczi- Did not play college ball. Has a background of considerable
service basketball experience; NACSB in New Orleans, NAPS in Natchitoches,
Louisiana, and NAGS. in Miami, Florida.
  Al Ingerman- Temple University star. All-Philadelphia college selection.
Rated the best shooter in the East by Grantland Rice. Played service ball with
Norfolk Navy.
  Milt Jackson- Played all his basketball in New Orleans St. Aloysius High and
Loyola of the South.
  John McGee- Product of Tulane University. Experienced in independent
basketball play.
  Jack Mahnen- College ball divided with Loyola of the South and Toledo
University. Played service ball at Camp Miles Standish where he scored 361
points in one year. Has played professionally with Toledo.
  Norm Rosen- Another former Temple star. Has played pro ball with the New
York Bombardiers. Was a member of the Eastern College All-Stars.
  Paul Seymour- From the University of Toledo to the independent Toledo Jeeps.
Expects to play Class A baseball with Elmira of the Eastern League. One of the
brightest looking prospects to enter pro ball this year.

OKLAHOMA CITY DRILLERS
  Calvin Benson- Played two years at Oklahoma Baptist under Eddie Hurt, and
two years in the Navy.
  Aubrey "Dave" Davis- An Oklahoma Baptist star where he was All-Conference
guard for two years. Was an All-State high school star before that. All-Star
of the 8th Air Force service team.
  Lonnie Eggleston- Oklahoma A&M All-American. All-Missouri Valley forward for
three years. All-College selection at Oklahoma City Tourney for two years. Was
All-Western service selection.
  Bob Fritton- Played independent pro ball with the third place team in the
IBA at Springfield. Also competed in the American Basketball Congress at
Atlanta.
  Weldon Kern- All-Missouri Valley Conference selection for two years at
Oklahoma A&M. Played on two National Championship teams for the Aggies. Fourth
highest scorer in Aggies' cage history.
  Allie Paine- One of Oklahoma's all time greats. All-Big Six guard in
1943-44, Led the conference in scoring. Named to All-American teams by PIC
Magazine, Helms Foundation and Chuck Taylor in 1944. MVP in the Oklahoma City
college tournament in 1944.
  Jack Watkins- Earned a freshman numeral at the University of Oklahoma, Had
one year of service ball with San Diego. Played basketball with the West
All-Stars at Boston's Fenway Park in 1946.

OMAHA OMAHAWKS
  Rex Barney- All-State from Creighton Prep, Omaha. Played 2.5 years with the
baseball Brooklyn Dodgers. Pitched in the 1947 World Series.
  Bob Butherus- Aggressive defender and rebounder. Jumped from Marysville High
School in Missouri to Kansas City M&O where he has played for the last two
years.
  Dick Dermody- Played at the University of Arizona. Service ball was played
at Ft. Riley, Camp Roberts, and Base X in Manila. His pro experience was
gained with Wayne's of Whiting, Indiana on the independent circuit.
  Clyde Ehlers- College ball was played at Nebraska. Was All-State in high
school where he scored 75 points in four state meet games. Played in the
National AAU Tournament three times.
  Fred Grann- College ball played at the University of North Dakota. Service
ball was at San Antonio Pre-Flight in 1942.
  Jim Kaeding- Played four years at York Junior College in Nebraska. Scored 29
points against Akron University in the Kansas City tournament in 1943.
Three-time selection to the All-College tournament team. Averaged 21 points
for 27 games in 1946-47.
  Ralph Langer- All-American at Creighton University in 1943. All-Madison
Square Garden in 1942. Played service ball with 10th Mounted Division.
  Tom Shanley- Collegiately played at the University of Southern California.
Played service basketball with the 76th Infantry Division.
  Bob Webster- Averaged 19 points per game at Oceanside Junior College. Scored
game high 31 points. Went on to lead U.S.C. scorers six times in 12 conference
games in 1945-46. Scored 21 against Stanford.

ST. JOSEPH OUTLAWS
  Bill "Red" Allen- St. John's University alumnus. Played service ball at
Cherry Point. Professional experience with Allentown, Trenton, Hartford and
Fitchburg.
  Charlie Epperson- A forward on the University of Wisconsin's Big Ten and
NCAA Champions of 1941. Set the pace for the Badgers in the Eastern Regionals,
supplying four baskets late in a 51-50 squeaker. Played with Sheboygan of the
NBL in 1941-42 and in 1945-46.
  Don Fitz- All-Big Six at the University of Nebraska for two years. All-State
guard at Lincoln High School for two years.
  Hal Hutcheson- Attended Maryville State Teachers College. All-Missouri
selection in 1941. Finished third twice in Missouri Association scoring.
Played and coached with various army teams. Player/coach of the Outlaws.
  Pete McCloud- Product of Colorado University. All-American in 1942. Big-Six
scoring leader in 1940-41 and 1941-42. Had service ball experience with Scott
Field, Randolph Field, and South Plains AAF teams.
  Tom Meyer- Did not attend college but an experienced pro player. Averaged
7.8 points per game for last place Detroit of the NBL in 1946-47.
  Jack Oxenrider- Attended William Penn College. Was the Iowa Conference
scoring leader in  1945-46.
  Cy Singer- Notre Dame standout of 1940-41. Second high scorer for the Irish.

ST. PAUL SAINTS
  Ed Bogdanski- Attended Loyola and DePaul Universities. Leading scorer in
three successive National YMCA tournaments. All-Tournament twice. A member of
the Fifth Corps All-Stars. Played with R. Sheridan and 78th Division.
  Jack Dwan- Played four years at Loyola of Chicago. Captain for two years.
Sixth highest scorer In the nation In 1945-46. All-Southern while in the Army.
Played with Alexandria Air Base.
  Bruce Hale- One of Santa Clara's all-time greats. Set Pacific Coast scoring
records with the Broncos in 1939, 1940 and 1941. All-American in 1941.
All-World Tourney choice in 1945. Led Dayton into the finals. Scored 77 points
in four games with a single-game Tourney high of 25 point. Captain of the NBL
Champion Chicago Gears in 1946-47. Scored 428 points for a 10.4 average and
added 94 points in the playoffs for an 8.5 average. Saints player/coach.
  Harold Kottman- Collegiately played at Culver-Stockton. All-Missouri College
Athletic Conference center. Played with the Boston Celtics of the BAA in
1946-47.
  Ed Oram- Southern California All-American in 1937. All-Coast in 1936 and
1937. Professional experience with the Chicago Bruins; in 1939-40 and with the
Los Angeles Red Devils in 1947.
  Marty Passaglia- Santa Clara All-American in 1941. Played with Aberdeen
Proving Grounds in the service. A member of the Dayton Bombers pro team
coached by Bruce Hale. Played with the Washington Capitols of the BAA last
year.
  Abel Rodriquez- Four seasons at the University of San Francisco. Played
service ball with the 16th Fleet.
  John Sebastian- Led the Illinois Intercollegiate Conference in scoring three
out of four years he played at Southern Illinois. All-Conference three years.
Has excellent long shot.

SPRINGFIELD SQUIRES
  Fred Barker- Was the leading scorer for two years at the Merchant Marine
school. Played independent ball with the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis
All-Stars.
  Lowell "Dolly" Davis- Former star at Southwest Missouri State. Led the MIAA
Conference in scoring. Played service ball at Garden City AAF, Leesler Field
and Selman Field. Was the founder of the Independent tournament at
Springfield. Playing coach for the Squires.
  Billy Joe Hanks- Graduate of Drury College. All-State center in 1944.
All-Tournament IBAA in 1947. Just 20 years old.
  Darrell Lorrance- University of Kentucky in 1945-46. University of Missouri
in 1946-47 where he was All-Big Six at guard. Only 19 years old.
  Ed Parry- Experienced pro player with the Detroit Eagles and the Detroit
Gems of the NBL With the Eagles' World Tourney champions in 1941 and as the
losing finalist in 1942. Scored 14 points in 46-29 win over Toledo in 1942
tourney. Scored 235 points for a 6.9 average for the Gems last year. Did not
attend college.
  Joe Pogue- Played college ball at Drury College. On campus championship team
at Notre Dame while in service.
  Jack Roffler- Attended Eastern Washington College. All-Washington
Intercollegiate Conference. Captained his team to the NICAA quarter-finals
against Pepperdine College in 1946.
  Bill Stockman- West Texas State guard for four seasons.
  Archie Vap- Once scored 30 points in a single game for Hastings College. Hit
for 19 in one game during the collegiate tourney in Kansas City in 1946.
  Ernie Young- Averaged 19 points per game in high school. Played under Clair
Bee at Sheepshead Bay in 1943-44.

TULSA RANCHERS
  Jim Gibbs- Product of Warrensburg Teachers. All-State choice two years.
Played in the National AAU meet in 1938 and was named to the All-Tournament
team. Played service ball with Norfolk and Norman, Oklahoma. Signed a two year
contract for $7,000 to be the Ranchers' player/coach.
  John Gibbs- Divided his college play with two years each at Oklahoma A&M and
Central Missouri State Teachers.
  Jack Landon- All-Big Six guard at Oklahoma University for two years. Played
with runner-up team at the Oklahoma City Tournament last season.
  Joe "Red" Maddox- Competed at Northwestern State for four years. Played
service ball with the Quantico Marines. Played with Wichita in the National
AAU meet.
  Phil Moore- Played four years at Southwestem-Winfield. Has three years of
AAU experience.
  Clint Parmer- Did not play college ball. Opache, Oklahoma youngster who
played service ball at Ream Field.
  Don Platt- Attended Wichita University. Participated in the National AAU
tournament in Denver in 1945.
  Ken Scott- Played at Tulsa University. Played service ball at the San Diego
Naval Station. Also excels at softball. Played with the national championship
Tulsa softball team in 1942.
  Joe Trosper- College ball was played at Oklahoma City. His service ball was
played with Hutchinson. Named to the Florida State all-star team in 1945. Also
selected to the American Basketball Congress tournament all-stars.

WATERLOO PRO-HAWKS
  Clarence Anderson- AAU All-American for two years with the Phillips "66"
Oilers. All-Coast guard in 1938. Coached St. Mary's College last season.
  Price Brookfield- All-American at West Texas State in 1941-42. His team won
the Border Conference title without the loss of a single game. Starting
forward on the Chicago Gears NBL championship team in 1946-47. Scored 188
points for a 4.5 average and added 61 points in the playoffs for a 5.5
average.
  Carl Bruch- A regular with Iowa State when they were in the Big Six
champions. A high jumper and hurdler for the Cyclones. Played service ball
with the 842nd Signal.
  Noble Jorgenson- Led Pennsylvania collegiate scorers at Westminster College
in 1943-44 and 1944-45, Finished up at the University of Iowa in 1945-46 and
1946-47. All-American in 1943. Played with Pittsburgh of the BAA last year.
  Otto Kerber- College ball played at DePaul. Played service ball with the 3rd
Air Force at Tampa, Florida. Coached Jesuit High School to a 24-3 record in
1944-45. Selected to the Southern Service All-Star team in 1945.
  Emil Lussow- Former University of Dubuque All-Conference choice for four
years. Finished in the top three in scoring three times. Had a four year
average of 15 points per game.
  Dick Lynch- A member of the Iowa Conference championship teams for three
successive years at Loras College. Picked as an All-Conference guard for two
years.
  Jack Spehn- Chosen as a Chicago High School All-State in 1945. Played one
season with Detroit University.
  Nick Vodick- A basketball and football star at Northwestern University under
"Dutch" Longborg and "Pappy" Waldorf.
  Ollie White- Attended Shaw High in Cleveland. Played his college ball at
Michigan State under Coach VanAlstyne.


LEAGUE HISTORY

Maurice White, owner of the Chicago Gears (National Basketball League
champions for 1946-47), took his team and, together with fifteen other
businessmen, formed the Professional Basketball League of America for the
1947-48 season They produced a 60 game schedule for each team (30 at home and
30 away), signed all players to two year contracts, and branched out into many
new cities in the South and Midwest for professional sports first venture in
those areas.

Unfortunately, expenses increased and attendance sagged, and after just three
weeks of operation, the league disbanded on November 13, 1947. Representatives
from six teams met in Springfield, Missouri on November 14th to discuss
forming the Western Basketball League that would include a 40 game schedule
and traveling by car. A second meeting was held on the 17th of November and
St. Joseph, Oklahoma City, Springfield, Kansas City, Tulsa and Des Wines began
a two week series of exhibitions with plans to begin league play on December
1st. However, attendance was poor (a high of 216) and after playing games
through November 27th, they decided to quit for good.

The existence and records of the PBLA might not seem significant. But many
players achieved success elsewhere, and were previously and subsequently
active in both the NBL and the BAA So this fills in the gaps in their career
and provides a complete record of the league.


LEAGUE DIRECTORY

LEAGUE OFFICERS
Founder- Maurice A. White
Executive Directors- Maurice A. White, Walter S. Aftemeier, R.C. Becker, Harry
A. Foote
Commissioner- Holland C. Pile

EXECUTIVE STAFF
Director of Public Relations and Radio- John Harrington
Director of Press Relations- Charles Wiley
Publicity- Robert Curley
Field Supervisor- O.R. Frost
League Trainer- Jack Goldie
Ticket Manager- William O'Neill
Field Representatives- C. Guy Grimm Sid Goldberg Dee Sparr
Statistician- William Karger
Traffic Manager- E.E. McCullough


TEAM DIRECTORIES

ATLANTA CRACKERS
General Manager- Johnny Moon
Coach- Colby Gunther
Court- Sports Arena
Road Colors- Royal Blue and Gold

BIRMINGHAM SKYHAWKS
General Manager- Jack House
Coach- Fred Lewis
Court- Municipal Auditorium
Road Colors- Orange and Black

CHATTANOOGA MAJORS
General Manager- M. S. Roth
Coach- Dutch Dehnert
Court- Memorial Auditorium
Road Colors- Gray and Scarlet

CHICAGO GEARS
General Manager- Henry A. Bourne
Coach- Bob McDermott
Court- International Amphitheatre
Road Colors- Maroon and White

GRAND RAPIDS RANGERS
General Manager- Gerald Ford, Jr.
Coach- Stan Szukala
Court- Civic Auditorium
Road Colors- Gold and Royal Blue

HOUSTON MAVERICKS
General Manager- Whitlock Zander, Jr.
Coach- Bill Closs
Court- Municipal Auditorium
Road Colors- Green and Gold

KANSAS CITY BLUES
General Manager- Dr. Joseph A. Reilly
Coach- Chuck Hyatt
Court- Municipal Auditorium (MO)
Memorial Hall (KS)
Road Colors- Gold and Purple

LOUISVILLE COLONELS
General Manager- Francis McDonagh
Coach- Virgil Vaughn
Court- Louisville Armory
Road Colors- Gray and Green

NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES
General Manager- Herb Pailet
Coach- Herb Pailet
Court- Coliseum Arena
Road Colors- Gold and Purple

OKLAHOMA CITY DRILLERS
General Manager- Max Keiffer
Coach- Glen Rose
Court- Municipal Auditorium
Road Colors- Scarlet and White

OMAHA OMAHAWKS
General Manager- Frank Hagen
Coach- Len Shepherd
Court- Creighton University
Road Colors- Purple and Gold

ST. JOSEPH OUTLAWS
General Manager- Gust Karras
Coach- Hal Hutcheson
Court- City Auditorium
Road Colors- Gray and Maroon

ST. PAUL SAINTS
General Manager- Phil Gallivan
Coach- Bruce Hale
Court- Municipal Auditorium
Road Colors- Red and White

SPRINGFIELD SQUIRES
General Manager- Perry E. Smith
Coach- Lowell "Dolly" Davis
Court- Mosque Temple
Road Colors- Maroon and Gold

TULSA RANCHERS
General Manager- Forrest DeBemardi
Coach- Jim Gibbs
Court- Fair Grounds Pavilion
Road Colors- Red and Royal Blue

WATERLOO PRO-HAWKS
General Manager- Andrew L. George
Coach- Harry "Swede" Roos
Court- Hippodrome
Road Colors- Gold and Green