Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Rosters

1952-1953 Fort Wayne Pistons Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Boven GF 6-4 210 2 Western Michigan 1949 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
Frankie Brian G 6-1 180 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ray Corley G 6-0 180 2 Georgetown 1949 Rnd 5 Pick 1 United States
Dike Eddleman SF 6-3 189 3 Illinois 1949 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
Jake Fendley G 6-0 180 1 Northwestern 1951 Rnd 3 Pick 4 United States
Larry Foust FC 6-9 215 2 La Salle 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Dick Groat PG 5-11 180 0 Duke 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States
Ralph Johnson G 5-11 170 3 Huntington (IN) 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jack Kerris F 6-6 215 3 Loyola (IL) 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States
Jack Kiley G 6-1 170 1 Syracuse 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 4 United States
Monk Meineke PF 6-7 208 0 Dayton 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Ralph O'Brien G 5-9 160 1 Butler 1950 Rnd 6 Pick 9 United States
Andy Phillip GF 6-2 195 5 Illinois 1947 Rnd 5 Pick 7 United States
Fred Schaus GF 6-5 205 3 West Virginia 1949 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Charlie Share C 6-11 235 1 Bowling Green 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1952-1953 Fort Wayne Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters F. Brian F. Schaus M. Meineke L. Foust C. Share
Rotation     D. Eddleman    
Lim PT F. Scolari J. Fendley A. Phillip    
Lim PT D. Groat R. Johnson D. Boven    
Lim PT   R. Corley      

1952-1953 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Minneapolis Lakers49-21-
2Rochester Royals44-265
3Fort Wayne Pistons36-3312.5
4Indianapolis Olympians28-4321.5
5Milwaukee Hawks27-4422.5

1952-1953 Fort Wayne Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Andy Phillip All-NBA Second Team (1953)
Monk Meineke Rookie Of The Year (1953)
Larry Foust Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)
Andy Phillip Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)

1952-1953 Fort Wayne Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Larry Foust 67 34.4 14.3 11.5 2.3
Frankie Brian 68 28.1 10.7 2.0 2.1
Monk Meineke 68 33.1 10.7 6.9 2.2
Fred Schaus 69 36.8 10.5 6.0 3.6
Dike Eddleman 69 22.8 8.9 3.4 1.5
Charlie Share 67 15.6 5.3 5.6 1.1
Dick Groat 26 25.5 11.9 3.3 2.7
Jack Kerris 52 18.9 3.4 4.0 2.1
Fred Scolari 16 31.6 11.1 2.9 2.3
Don Boven 17 22.2 6.1 3.4 1.2
Jake Fendley 45 8.4 2.3 1.0 0.8
Andy Phillip 8 41.1 10.2 4.0 3.8
Ralph O'Brien 7 7.1 3.3 0.0 0.6
Ray Corley 8 8.1 1.4 0.6 0.6
Ralph Johnson 3 10.0 2.7 0.3 1.7
Jack Kiley 6 4.5 1.0 0.3 0.5

1952-1953 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Jake Fendley was selected as the #4 pick in the 3 Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Jake Fendley signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1951.

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.

Dick Groat was selected as the #3 pick in the First Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons. Dick Groat signed a contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1952.

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.

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 Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Charlie Share, the #1 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Boston Celtics on April 26, 1951. Charlie Share signed a multi-year contract with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1951.

Acquired via Trade

Don Boven was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on February 16, 1953.

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

Dike Eddleman was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Milwaukee Hawks on February 11, 1952.

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

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

Fred Scolari was acquired in a trade by the Fort Wayne Pistons from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on February 16, 1953.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ray Corley signed a contract as a free agent with the Fort Wayne Pistons on September 1, 1952.