Indianapolis Olympians Playoff Rosters

1952-1953 Indianapolis Olympians Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 May 11, 1924 28 Notre Dame 3 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Indianapolis Olympians
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 Jan 15, 1930 23   3 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Bob Lavoy SF 6-7 185 Jun 29, 1926 26 Western Kentucky 2 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 9, Indianapolis Olympians
Ed Mikan FC 6-8 229 Oct 20, 1925 27 DePaul 4 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 5, Chicago Stags
Mel Payton GF 6-4 185 Jul 16, 1926 26 Tulane 1 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 9, Philadelphia Warriors
Gene Rhodes PG 6-1 170 Sep 2, 1927 25 Western Kentucky 0 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 5, Indianapolis Olympians
Bill Tosheff PG 6-1 170 Jun 2, 1926 26 Indiana 1 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 3, Indianapolis Olympians
Paul Walther PG 6-2 160 Mar 23, 1927 25 Tennessee 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 9, Minneapolis Lakers
Zeke Zawoluk FC 6-7 216 Oct 13, 1930 22 St. John's 0 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 5, Indianapolis Olympians

1952-1953 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 New York Knicks #4 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) NYK in 2
Second Round #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics BOS in 2
Second Round W1 Minneapolis Lakers W4 Indianapolis Olympians MIN in 2
Second Round W2 Rochester Royals W3 Fort Wayne Pistons FWP in 3
Conference Finals #1 New York Knicks #3 Boston Celtics NYK in 4
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W3 Fort Wayne Pistons MIN in 5
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #1 New York Knicks MIN in 5

1952-1953 Indianapolis Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Joe Graboski 2 38.0 17.0 8.0 0.0
Leo Barnhorst 2 39.5 15.0 11.0 2.5
Paul Walther 2 37.5 13.0 4.0 2.0
Mel Payton 2 18.0 10.5 3.0 0.0
Bob Lavoy 2 23.5 5.0 5.0 1.0
Bill Tosheff 2 33.0 4.5 2.5 2.0
Gene Rhodes 2 25.5 4.5 3.5 2.5
Ed Mikan 2 16.0 3.5 3.5 0.0
Zeke Zawoluk 2 9.0 1.0 1.0 0.0

1952-1953 Indianapolis Olympians Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Indianapolis Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 22, 1953
@
Minneapolis
L, 85-69 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 22. Joe Graboski
PTS: 18. V. Mikkelsen
Mar 23, 1953
v.
Minneapolis
L, 79-81 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 17. Paul Walther
PTS: 16. Jim Pollard