Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1950-1951 Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Curly Armstrong G 5-11 170 2 Indiana 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Frankie Brian G 6-1 180 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Art Burris GF 6-5 220 0 Tennessee 1950 Rnd 3 Pick 8 United States
Bob Carpenter FC 6-5 200 1 Texas A&M Commerce 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 0 La Salle 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
John Hargis G 6-2 180 1 Texas 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob A. Harris F 6-7 195 1 Oklahoma State 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ralph Johnson G 5-11 170 1 Huntington (IN) 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jack Kerris F 6-6 215 1 Loyola (IL) 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Duane Klueh G 6-3 175 1 Indiana State 1949 Rnd 8 Pick 3 United States
Dick Mehen PF 6-5 195 1 Tennessee 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ken Murray SG 6-2 190 0 St. Bonaventure 1950 Rnd 4 Pick 6 United States
John Oldham G 6-3 175 1 Western Kentucky 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Don Otten C 6-10 240 1 Bowling Green 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jim Riffey GF 6-4 200 0 Tulane 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Fred Schaus GF 6-5 205 1 West Virginia 1949 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Bill Sharman G 6-1 175 0 USC 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1950-1951 Fort Wayne Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Johnson K. Murray F. Schaus J. Kerris L. Foust
Rotation   J. Oldham      
Rotation   C. Armstrong      
Rotation   D. Klueh      
Lim PT   B. Sharman J. Riffey D. Mehen D. Otten
Lim PT     A. Burris    

1950-1951 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Minneapolis Lakers44-24-
2Rochester Royals41-273
3Fort Wayne Pistons32-3612
4Indianapolis Olympians31-3713
5Tri-Cities Blackhawks25-4319

1950-1951 Fort Wayne Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Fred Schaus Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1951)
Larry Foust Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1951)

1950-1951 Fort Wayne Season Stat Leaders

Player GP PTS REB AST
Fred Schaus 68 15.1 7.3 2.7
Larry Foust 68 13.5 10.0 1.3
Ken Murray 66 12.9 5.4 3.1
Jack Kerris 68 10.5 7.0 2.7
Ralph Johnson 68 8.6 4.0 2.7
John Oldham 68 8.4 3.6 1.9
Duane Klueh 61 7.4 3.0 1.3
Don Otten 49 8.4 6.0 0.8
Dick Mehen 43 6.5 2.8 1.2
Curly Armstrong 38 5.3 2.3 2.0
Jim Riffey 35 4.3 1.7 0.5
Bob Carpenter 21 4.8 3.0 0.8
Art Burris 33 2.3 3.2 0.8
John Hargis 14 4.8 2.1 0.6
Bob A. Harris 12 3.4 3.7 0.7

1950-1951 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Art Burris was selected as the #8 pick in the 3 Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Art Burris signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1950.

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.

John Oldham was selected as the #3 pick in the Second Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. John Oldham signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1949.

Jim Riffey was selected as the #8 pick in the Second Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Jim Riffey signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1950.

Fred Schaus was selected as the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Fred Schaus signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on July 1, 1949.

Acquired via Trade

Ralph Johnson was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Anderson Packers on January 18, 1950.

Jack Kerris was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on November 9, 1949.

Duane Klueh was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Denver Nuggets (1950) on February 6, 1950.

Dick Mehen was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Boston Celtics on December 20, 1950.

Ken Murray was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on February 16, 1951.

Don Otten was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on December 8, 1950.

Acquired via Free Agency

Curly Armstrong signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1948.