Indianapolis Olympians Playoff Rosters

1950-1951 Indianapolis Olympians Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Cliff Barker PG 6-2 185 Jan 15, 1921 30 Kentucky 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 5, Pick 8, Washington Capitols
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 May 11, 1924 26 Notre Dame 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Indianapolis Olympians
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Indianapolis Olympians
Ralph Beard PG 5-10 175 Dec 2, 1927 23 Kentucky 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 10, Chicago Stags
Alex Groza C 6-7 218 Oct 7, 1926 24 Kentucky 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 2, Indianapolis Olympians
Bruce Hale GF 6-1 170 Aug 30, 1918 32   2 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Joe Holland GF 6-4 185 Sep 26, 1925 25 Kentucky 1 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 6, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Wah Wah Jones GF 6-4 225 Jul 14, 1926 24 Kentucky 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 9, Washington Capitols
Bob Lavoy SF 6-7 185 Jun 29, 1926 24 Western Kentucky 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 9, Indianapolis Olympians
Don Lofgran SF 6-5 200 Nov 18, 1928 22 San Francisco 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 12, Syracuse Nationals
John Mahnken C 6-8 220 Jun 16, 1922 28 Georgetown 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Mal McMullen GF 6-5 210 Aug 23, 1927 23 Xavier 1 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Carl Shaeffer PG 6-3 185 Oct 25, 1924 26 Alabama 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 1, Providence Steamrollers
Paul Walther PG 6-2 160 Mar 23, 1927 23 Tennessee 1 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 9, Minneapolis Lakers

1950-1951 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 San Francisco Warriors #4 Syracuse Nationals SYR in 2
Second Round #2 Boston Celtics #3 New York Knicks NYK in 2
Second Round W1 Minneapolis Lakers W4 Indianapolis Olympians MIN in 3
Second Round W2 Rochester Royals W3 Fort Wayne Pistons ROR in 3
Conference Finals #3 New York Knicks #4 Syracuse Nationals NYK in 5
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W2 Rochester Royals ROR in 4
NBA Finals W2 Rochester Royals #3 New York Knicks ROR in 7

1950-1951 Indianapolis Playoff Stats

Player GP PTS REB AST
Alex Groza 3 32.3 14.0 0.7
Ralph Beard 3 22.0 4.0 4.3
Joe Holland 3 11.7 4.0 3.7
Leo Barnhorst 3 11.3 3.0 4.0
Paul Walther 3 5.7 1.7 3.0
Cliff Barker 3 2.7 5.0 3.3
Don Lofgran 1 5.0 1.0 0.0
John Mahnken 3 1.3 3.7 3.0
Bob Lavoy 3 1.0 2.0 1.3
Bruce Hale 1 0.0 0.0 0.0

1950-1951 Indianapolis Olympians Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Indianapolis Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 21, 1951
@
Minneapolis
L, 95-81 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 19. Ralph Beard
PTS: 41. George Mikan
Mar 23, 1951
v.
Minneapolis
W, 108-88 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 40. Alex Groza
PTS: 30. V. Mikkelsen
Mar 25, 1951
@
Minneapolis
L, 85-80 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 38. Alex Groza
PTS: 30. George Mikan