Indianapolis Olympians Regular Season Rosters

1950-1951 Indianapolis Olympians Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Cliff Barker G 6-2 185 1 Kentucky 1949 Rnd 5 Pick 8 United States
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 1 Notre Dame 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ralph Beard G 5-10 175 1 Kentucky 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Leon Blevins G 6-2 160 0 Arizona 1950 Rnd 7 Pick 9 United States
Alex Groza C 6-7 218 1 Kentucky 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Bruce Hale GF 6-1 170 2 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Joe Holland GF 6-4 185 1 Kentucky 1948 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Wah Wah Jones GF 6-4 225 1 Kentucky 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Bob Lavoy F 6-7 185 0 Western Kentucky 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Don Lofgran F 6-5 200 0 San Francisco 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
John Mahnken C 6-8 220 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mal McMullen GF 6-5 210 1 Xavier 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Chuck Mrazovich GF 6-5 185 0 Eastern Kentucky 1950 Rnd 3 Pick 9 United States
Carl Shaeffer G 6-3 185 1 Alabama 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Paul Walther G 6-2 160 1 Tennessee 1949 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States

1950-1951 Indianapolis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Beard P. Walther J. Holland L. Barnhorst A. Groza
Rotation   C. Barker B. Lavoy    
Rotation     D. Lofgran    
Rotation     B. Hale    
Lim PT   C. Shaeffer W. Jones   J. Mahnken
Lim PT     M. McMullen    

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 Indianapolis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Alex Groza All-NBA First Team (1951)
Ralph Beard All-NBA First Team (1951)
Alex Groza Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1951)
Ralph Beard Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1951)

1950-1951 Indianapolis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP PTS REB AST
Alex Groza 66 21.7 10.7 2.4
Ralph Beard 66 16.8 3.8 4.8
Paul Walther 63 9.1 3.6 3.6
Leo Barnhorst 68 8.0 4.4 3.2
Bob Lavoy 63 8.3 4.9 1.2
Joe Holland 67 7.0 5.1 2.2
Wah Wah Jones 22 11.2 5.7 3.9
Mal McMullen 51 4.0 2.5 0.6
Cliff Barker 56 2.7 1.8 2.1
Bruce Hale 26 3.6 1.9 1.6
Chuck Mrazovich 25 3.4 1.6 0.5
John Mahnken 12 2.3 2.9 0.8
Carl Shaeffer 10 1.5 1.0 0.6
Leon Blevins 2 1.0 1.0 0.5

1950-1951 Indianapolis Olympians Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ralph Beard was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Chicago Stags. Ralph Beard signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on May 4, 1949.

Alex Groza was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Indianapolis Olympians. Alex Groza signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.

Bob Lavoy was selected as the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Indianapolis Olympians. Bob Lavoy signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1950.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Cliff Barker, the #8 pick in the 5 Round of the 1949 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Washington Capitols on June 1, 1949. Cliff Barker signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.

Draft Rights to Joe Holland, the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1948 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on June 1, 1949. Joe Holland signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.

Draft Rights to Wah Wah Jones, the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1949 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Washington Capitols on June 1, 1949. Wah Wah Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.

Acquired via Trade

Don Lofgran was acquired in a trade by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Syracuse Nationals on February 12, 1951.

John Mahnken was acquired in a trade by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Boston Celtics on February 12, 1951.

Paul Walther was acquired in a trade by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Minneapolis Lakers on December 21, 1949.

Acquired via Free Agency

Leo Barnhorst signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indianapolis Olympians on October 22, 1950.

Bruce Hale signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.

Mal McMullen signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.

Carl Shaeffer signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1949.