Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Regular Season Rosters

1952-1953 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jim Baechtold F 6-4 205 0 Eastern Kentucky 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Don Barksdale F 6-6 200 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 3 Notre Dame 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Don Boven GF 6-4 210 2 Western Michigan 1949 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
Dick Bunt G 6-0 170 0 NYU 1952 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States
Pete Darcey F 6-7 217 0 Oklahoma State 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Blaine Denning G 6-2 175 0 Lawrence Tech (MI) 1952 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Chick Halbert PF 6-9 225 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Henriksen FC 6-7 225 0 California 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Paul Hoffman GF 6-2 195 3 Purdue 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 2 United States
George Kaftan G 6-3 190 4 Holy Cross 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Jack Kerris F 6-6 215 3 Loyola (IL) 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Frank Kudelka GF 6-2 193 3 Saint Mary's 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ray Lumpp G 6-1 178 4 NYU 1948 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
George McLeod GF 6-5 201 0 Texas Christian 1952 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
Stan Miasek F 6-5 210 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Eddie Miller F 6-8 225 0 Syracuse 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Dave Minor G 6-2 185 1 UCLA 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ralph O'Brien G 5-9 160 1 Butler 1950 Rnd 6 Pick 9 United States
Kevin O'Shea G 6-2 175 2 Notre Dame 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
Bob Priddy G 6-3 190 0 New Mexico State 1952 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1952-1953 Baltimore Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Priddy P. Hoffman J. Baechtold D. Henriksen  
Lim PT   D. Bunt D. Barksdale    
Lim PT   K. O'Shea E. Miller    
Lim PT   G. Kaftan G. McLeod    
Lim PT   R. Lumpp P. Darcey    

1952-1953 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks47-23-
2Syracuse Nationals47-240.5
3Boston Celtics46-251.5
4Baltimore Bullets (BAA)15-5532
5San Francisco Warriors12-5734.5

1952-1953 Baltimore Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Don Barksdale Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)
Fred Scolari Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)

1952-1953 Baltimore Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Don Barksdale 65 35.4 13.8 9.2 2.6
Paul Hoffman 69 28.3 10.2 4.6 3.4
Eddie Miller 60 31.0 11.6 10.2 1.8
Jim Baechtold 64 29.6 10.3 3.4 2.4
Fred Scolari 46 35.2 14.2 3.5 4.3
Don Henriksen 68 33.3 8.4 7.4 1.9
Ray Lumpp 49 27.0 10.2 2.4 3.1
Stan Miasek 25 33.4 11.3 8.0 2.9
Kevin O'Shea 46 14.0 4.1 1.7 1.9
George Kaftan 23 16.5 5.8 3.3 1.3
Don Boven 23 14.3 4.6 2.7 1.0
Jack Kerris 17 26.0 5.6 5.2 2.8
Dave Minor 19 15.8 4.6 2.2 1.2
Frank Kudelka 16 14.2 4.9 2.7 1.8
Ralph O'Brien 14 13.0 5.1 1.4 1.2
Dick Bunt 12 10.4 4.2 1.2 0.6
George Ratkovicz 10 19.7 5.1 5.2 1.8
Bob Priddy 16 9.3 2.2 2.2 0.4
George McLeod 10 8.5 1.2 2.1 0.4
Blaine Denning 1 9.0 5.0 4.0 0.0

1952-1953 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jim Baechtold was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA). Jim Baechtold signed a multi-year contract with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1952.

Bob Priddy was selected as the #2 pick in the 6 Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA). Bob Priddy signed a contract with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1952.

Acquired via Trade

Don Barksdale was acquired in a trade by the from the New York Knicks on February 10, 1953.

Dick Bunt was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the New York Knicks on February 10, 1953.

Pete Darcey was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Milwaukee Hawks on January 2, 1953.

George Kaftan was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the New York Knicks on November 20, 1952.

Jack Kerris was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Fort Wayne Pistons on February 16, 1953.

Ray Lumpp was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the New York Knicks on November 28, 1952.

George McLeod was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Milwaukee Hawks on January 2, 1953.

Eddie Miller was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Milwaukee Hawks on November 24, 1952.

Ralph O'Brien was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Fort Wayne Pistons on February 16, 1953.

Kevin O'Shea was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Milwaukee Hawks on February 3, 1952.

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Henriksen signed a contract as a free agent with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1952.

Paul Hoffman signed a contract with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1947. Paul Hoffman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1949. Paul Hoffman re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1952.

1952-1953 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Elmer General Manager 1952-1953 N/A
Clair Bee General Manager 1952-1953 N/A