Indianapolis Olympians Regular Season Rosters

1952-1953 Indianapolis Olympians Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Leo Barnhorst SF 6-4 190 3 Notre Dame 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 3 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Hanrahan F 6-7 190 0 Loyola (IL) 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Kleggie Hermsen FC 6-9 225 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob Lavoy F 6-7 185 2 Western Kentucky 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Ed Mikan FC 6-8 229 4 DePaul 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bob Naber GF 6-3 185 0 Louisville 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Ralph O'Brien G 5-9 160 1 Butler 1950 Rnd 6 Pick 9 United States
Mel Payton GF 6-4 185 1 Tulane 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Gene Rhodes G 6-1 170 0 Western Kentucky 1952 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Bill Tosheff G 6-1 170 1 Indiana 1951 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Paul Walther G 6-2 160 3 Tennessee 1949 Rnd 4 Pick 9 United States
Zeke Zawoluk FC 6-7 216 0 St. John's 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States

1952-1953 Indianapolis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Tosheff G. Rhodes P. Walther L. Barnhorst J. Graboski
Rotation     B. Lavoy Z. Zawoluk  
Rotation     M. Payton    
Lim PT       E. Mikan  

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 Indianapolis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Leo Barnhorst Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)

1952-1953 Indianapolis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Leo Barnhorst 71 40.4 13.6 6.8 3.9
Joe Graboski 69 40.1 13.0 10.0 2.3
Bill Tosheff 67 36.7 11.3 3.4 3.6
Paul Walther 67 36.8 10.7 4.2 3.1
Bob Lavoy 70 33.2 8.8 7.5 1.9
Mel Payton 66 21.6 7.1 4.7 1.2
Gene Rhodes 65 17.9 5.2 1.5 1.4
Zeke Zawoluk 41 15.2 4.6 3.6 0.8
Ralph O'Brien 34 15.5 5.1 1.5 1.0
Ed Mikan 43 13.2 3.0 2.7 0.4
Don Hanrahan 18 6.7 1.8 1.7 0.6
Kleggie Hermsen 6 6.7 1.7 2.0 0.7
Bob Naber 4 2.8 0.2 1.2 0.2

1952-1953 Indianapolis Olympians Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Gene Rhodes was selected as the #5 pick in the 4 Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Indianapolis Olympians. Gene Rhodes signed a contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1952.

Bill Tosheff was selected as the #3 pick in the 4 Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Indianapolis Olympians. Bill Tosheff signed a multi-year contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1951.

Zeke Zawoluk was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Indianapolis Olympians. Zeke Zawoluk signed a contract with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1952.

Acquired via Trade

Ed Mikan was acquired in a trade by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Philadelphia Warriors on December 11, 1952.

Mel Payton was acquired in a trade by the Indianapolis Olympians from the Philadelphia Warriors on September 11, 1952.

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 with the Indianapolis Olympians on October 22, 1950. Leo Barnhorst re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 14, 1952.

Joe Graboski signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Indianapolis Olympians on September 1, 1951.