Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Frankie Brian G 6-1 180 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 4 La Salle 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jim Fritsche FC 6-8 210 1 Hamline 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 1 Washington 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Canada
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 3 Brigham Young 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 2 Dayton 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Andy Phillip GF 6-2 195 7 Illinois 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Al Roges GF 6-4 195 1 Long Island 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dick Rosenthal F 6-5 205 0 Notre Dame 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Paul Walther G 6-2 160 5 Tennessee 1949 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
George Yardley GF 6-5 190 1 Stanford 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 8 St. John's 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Brian A. Phillip G. Yardley M. Hutchins L. Foust
Rotation   M. Zaslofsky D. Rosenthal M. Meineke  
Rotation   P. Walther      
Lim PT     A. Roges B. Houbregs  
Lim PT       J. Fritsche  

1954-1955 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Fort Wayne Pistons43-29-
2Minneapolis Lakers40-323
3Rochester Royals29-4314
4Milwaukee Hawks26-4617

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Larry Foust All-NBA First Team (1955)
Larry Foust Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
George Yardley Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
Andy Phillip Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1955)

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Larry Foust 70 32.3 17.0 10.0 1.7
George Yardley 60 35.8 17.3 9.9 2.1
Mel Hutchins 72 39.7 12.0 9.2 3.4
Max Zaslofsky 70 26.6 11.2 2.7 2.9
Frankie Brian 71 19.5 9.7 1.8 2.0
Andy Phillip 64 36.4 9.6 4.5 7.7
Dick Rosenthal 67 21.0 7.8 4.5 2.3
Monk Meineke 68 15.1 5.8 3.6 0.9
Paul Walther 68 12.1 2.4 2.3 1.9
Jim Fritsche 16 9.4 2.8 2.0 0.2

1954-1955 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Larry Foust was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Chicago Stags. Larry Foust signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1950.

Monk Meineke was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Monk Meineke signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on July 13, 1952.

Dick Rosenthal was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Dick Rosenthal signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1954.

George Yardley was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. George Yardley signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on July 1, 1953.

Acquired via Trade

Frankie Brian was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on May 4, 1951.

Jim Fritsche was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on October 26, 1954.

Mel Hutchins was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Milwaukee Hawks on August 23, 1953.

Andy Phillip was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Philadelphia Warriors on November 28, 1952.

Paul Walther was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Philadelphia Warriors on October 19, 1954.

Max Zaslofsky was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Milwaukee Hawks on December 21, 1953.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Bob Houbregs was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Boston Celtics on December 7, 1954.