Indianapolis Olympians Playoff Rosters

1951-1952 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 31 Kentucky 2 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 5, Pick 8, Washington Capitols
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 May 11, 1924 27 Notre Dame 2 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 2, Indianapolis Olympians
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Indianapolis Olympians
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 Jan 15, 1930 22   2 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Joe Holland GF 6-4 185 Sep 26, 1925 26 Kentucky 2 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 6, Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Wah Wah Jones GF 6-4 225 Jul 14, 1926 25 Kentucky 2 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 9, Washington Capitols
Bob Lavoy SF 6-7 185 Jun 29, 1926 25 Western Kentucky 1 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 9, Indianapolis Olympians
Don Lofgran SF 6-5 200 Nov 18, 1928 23 San Francisco 1 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 12, Syracuse Nationals
Ralph O'Brien PG 5-9 160 Apr 8, 1928 23 Butler 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 6, Pick 9, Indianapolis Olympians
Bill Tosheff PG 6-1 170 Jun 2, 1926 25 Indiana 0 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 3, Indianapolis Olympians
Paul Walther PG 6-2 160 Mar 23, 1927 25 Tennessee 2 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 9, Minneapolis Lakers

1951-1952 Playoff Matchups

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

1951-1952 Indianapolis Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Joe Graboski 2 48.0 23.0 11.5 1.5
Paul Walther 2 42.5 16.0 3.5 3.0
Leo Barnhorst 2 42.5 15.5 4.5 4.0
Bob Lavoy 2 39.0 12.0 10.0 2.0
Ralph O'Brien 2 24.5 7.5 1.5 1.5
Bill Tosheff 2 34.0 3.5 3.0 3.5
Wah Wah Jones 1 8.0 2.0 0.0 0.0
Joe Holland 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Don Lofgran 2 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1951-1952 Indianapolis Olympians Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Indianapolis Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 23, 1952
@
Minneapolis
L, 78-70 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 17. L. Barnhorst
PTS: 24. George Mikan
Mar 25, 1952
v.
Minneapolis
L, 87-94 Hinkle Fieldhouse
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 29. Joe Graboski
PTS: 36. George Mikan