Fort Wayne Pistons Playoff Rosters

1953-1954 Fort Wayne Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 May 11, 1924 29 Notre Dame 4 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Indianapolis Olympians
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Indianapolis Olympians
Frankie Brian PG 6-1 180 May 1, 1923 30 LSU 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 Jun 24, 1928 25 La Salle 3 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Fort Wayne Pistons
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 Nov 22, 1928 25 Brigham Young 2 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 Oct 30, 1930 23 Dayton 1 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 3, Fort Wayne Pistons
Jack Molinas SF 6-6 200 Oct 31, 1931 22 Columbia 0 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 3, Fort Wayne Pistons
Ken Murray SG 6-2 190 Apr 20, 1928 25 St. Bonaventure 2 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 6, Chicago Stags
Andy Phillip GF 6-2 195 Mar 7, 1922 32 Illinois 6 1947 NBA Draft, Rnd 5, Pick 7, Chicago Stags
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Philadelphia Warriors
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 Mar 1, 1922 32 San Francisco 7 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Zeke Sinicola PG 5-10 165 Jan 25, 1929 25 Niagara 1 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 4, Fort Wayne Pistons
George Yardley GF 6-5 190 Nov 3, 1928 25 Stanford 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 8, Fort Wayne Pistons
Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 Dec 7, 1925 28 St. John's 7 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, New York Knicks

1953-1954 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Conference Finals #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics SYR in 2
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W2 Rochester Royals MIN in 3
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #2 Syracuse Nationals MIN in 7
Round Robin #1 New York Knicks W3 Fort Wayne Pistons -

1953-1954 Fort Wayne Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Yardley 4 26.8 10.5 6.0 0.8
Mel Hutchins 4 40.5 10.5 9.2 1.5
Larry Foust 4 32.2 10.2 9.5 1.8
Frankie Brian 4 26.5 10.2 3.0 2.5
Max Zaslofsky 4 24.5 8.8 0.8 1.5
Andy Phillip 4 34.0 8.8 3.0 4.2
Leo Barnhorst 4 15.0 5.8 1.2 1.5
Monk Meineke 4 21.8 4.8 3.8 1.5
Ken Murray 3 5.0 4.7 0.0 0.0
Fred Scolari 4 15.0 3.0 1.8 1.5

1953-1954 Fort Wayne Pistons Round Robin Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Fort Wayne Leaders New York Leaders
* Nov 19, 1954
v.
New York
N/A
Round Robin
- N/A N/A