Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1955-1956 Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jesse Arnelle F 6-5 225 0 Penn State 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States
Don Bielke C 6-8 240 0 Valparaiso 1954 Rnd 8 Pick 4 United States
Frankie Brian G 6-1 180 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 5 Duquesne 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Corky Devlin F 6-5 200 0 George Washington 1955 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 5 La Salle 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jim Holstein SF 6-3 180 3 Cincinnati 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Johnny Horan F 6-8 190 0 Dayton 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 2 Washington 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Canada
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 4 Brigham Young 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Chuck Noble SG 6-4 200 0 Louisville 1954 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Andy Phillip GF 6-2 195 8 Illinois 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Gene Shue G 6-2 170 1 Maryland 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Odie Spears GF 6-5 205 6 Western Kentucky 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
George Yardley GF 6-5 190 2 Stanford 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 9 St. John's 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1955-1956 Fort Wayne Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Noble G. Yardley C. Devlin M. Hutchins L. Foust
Rotation   F. Brian O. Spears B. Houbregs  
Rotation     A. Phillip    
Lim PT   M. Zaslofsky J. Arnelle   D. Bielke
Lim PT     C. Cooper    
Lim PT     J. Holstein    

1955-1956 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Fort Wayne Pistons37-35-
2St. Louis Hawks33-394
3Minneapolis Lakers33-394
4Rochester Royals31-416

1955-1956 Fort Wayne Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Yardley Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1956)
Mel Hutchins Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1956)
Larry Foust Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1956)

1955-1956 Fort Wayne Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Yardley 71 33.1 17.4 9.7 2.2
Larry Foust 72 28.1 16.2 9.0 1.8
Mel Hutchins 66 33.9 12.0 7.5 2.7
Bob Houbregs 70 21.9 11.1 5.9 2.3
Chuck Noble 72 28.0 9.5 3.6 3.9
Corky Devlin 69 22.2 7.9 2.5 2.0
Odie Spears 72 19.1 6.8 3.2 1.7
Andy Phillip 70 29.7 5.8 3.7 5.9
Frankie Brian 37 18.4 6.2 2.4 2.0
Jesse Arnelle 31 13.2 4.7 5.5 0.6
Chuck Cooper 32 17.8 3.9 3.2 0.9
Max Zaslofsky 9 20.2 9.8 1.8 1.8
Johnny Horan 7 6.1 3.1 0.6 0.1
Don Bielke 7 5.4 2.0 1.3 0.1

1955-1956 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jesse Arnelle was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Jesse Arnelle signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1955.

Don Bielke was selected as the #4 pick in the 8 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Don Bielke signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1955.

Larry Foust was selected as the #5 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.

George Yardley was selected as the #7 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 Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Corky Devlin, the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1955 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Philadelphia Warriors on August 1, 1955. Corky Devlin signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1955.

Draft Rights to Chuck Noble, the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Philadelphia Warriors on June 1, 1955. Chuck Noble signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1955.

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 Holstein was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Minneapolis Lakers on November 28, 1955.

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.

Odie Spears was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Rochester Royals on September 30, 1955.

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

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Chuck Cooper was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Milwaukee Hawks on January 16, 1956.

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