Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Regular Season Rosters

1953-1954 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Asmonga G 6-2 185 0 - 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 4 Notre Dame 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Bill Bolger F 6-5 205 0 Georgetown 1953 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Ray Felix C 6-11 220 0 Manchester (ABL) (United States) 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Jim Fritsche FC 6-8 210 0 Hamline 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Rollen Hans SG 6-2 210 0 Long Island 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Paul Hoffman GF 6-2 195 4 Purdue 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 2 United States
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 0 Washington 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Canada
Jim Luisi - - - 0 St. Francis (NY) 1951 Rnd 6 Pick 7 United States
Mo Mahoney G 6-2 205 1 Brown 1950 Rnd 6 Pick 1 United States
Eddie Miller F 6-8 225 1 Syracuse 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Paul Nolen C 6-10 - 0 Texas Tech 1953 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Bob Peterson F 6-5 210 0 Oregon 1952 Rnd 11 Pick 2 United States
Connie Rea G 6-3 175 0 Centenary 1953 Rnd 8 Pick 2 United States
Al Roges GF 6-4 195 0 Long Island 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Joe Smyth GF 6-3 215 0 Niagara 1953 Rnd 6 Pick 8 United States
Hal Uplinger G 6-4 180 0 Long Island 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mark Workman FC 6-9 215 1 West Virginia 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 7 St. John's 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1953-1954 Baltimore Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Hans P. Hoffman A. Roges E. Miller R. Felix
Rotation   C. Rea      
Rotation   D. Asmonga      
Lim PT     J. Smyth B. Houbregs  
Lim PT       J. Fritsche  

1953-1954 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks44-28-
2Boston Celtics42-302
3Syracuse Nationals42-302
4San Francisco Warriors29-4315
5Baltimore Bullets (BAA)16-5628

1953-1954 Baltimore Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ray Felix Rookie Of The Year (1954)
Ray Felix Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1954)

1953-1954 Baltimore Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Ray Felix 72 37.1 17.6 13.3 1.1
Paul Hoffman 72 34.8 10.0 6.8 4.0
Eddie Miller 72 23.0 10.0 7.5 1.3
Al Roges 67 28.9 8.5 3.2 2.4
Bob Houbregs 59 30.6 9.2 5.6 1.9
Rollen Hans 67 23.2 7.2 2.4 2.7
Leo Barnhorst 55 34.2 7.9 0.0 3.9
Jim Fritsche 66 18.4 4.2 3.3 1.1
Max Zaslofsky 11 38.0 16.4 3.9 3.0
Joe Smyth 32 13.6 3.6 2.8 1.5
Jim Luisi 31 11.8 2.9 0.8 1.1
Hal Uplinger 23 11.7 3.7 1.3 1.1
Mark Workman 14 10.8 4.0 2.6 0.5
Bill Bolger 20 10.1 2.8 1.8 0.6
Connie Rea 20 7.7 1.1 1.6 0.8
Bob Peterson 4 9.0 1.8 0.5 0.0
Don Asmonga 7 6.6 0.7 0.1 0.7
Paul Nolen 1 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
Mo Mahoney 2 5.5 0.0 1.0 0.5

1953-1954 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ray Felix was selected as the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA). Ray Felix signed a multi-year contract with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1953.

Connie Rea was selected as the #2 pick in the 8 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA). Connie Rea signed a contract with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 30, 1954.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Jim Luisi, the #7 pick in the 6 Round of the 1951 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the New York Knicks on August 24, 1953. Jim Luisi signed a contract with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 1, 1954.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Fritsche was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Minneapolis Lakers on November 5, 1953.

Bob Houbregs was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the Milwaukee Hawks on November 25, 1953.

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

Joe Smyth was acquired in a trade by the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) from the New York Knicks on January 20, 1954.

Acquired via Free Agency

Don Asmonga signed a contract as a free agent with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on December 29, 1953.

Rollen Hans signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1953.

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.

Al Roges signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on September 1, 1953.

1953-1954 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) Front Office

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