Milwaukee Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1952-1953 Milwaukee Hawks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Don Boven GF 6-4 210 2 Western Michigan 1949 Rnd 6 Pick 2 United States
Jim Brasco G 6-1 170 0 NYU 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Bill Calhoun GF 6-3 180 4 City College of San Francisco 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dillard Crocker GF 6-4 205 3 Western Michigan 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Pete Darcey F 6-7 217 0 Oklahoma State 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
George Feigenbaum PG 6-1 185 1 Kentucky 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mel Hutchins FC 6-6 200 1 Brigham Young 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
Bob Lavoy F 6-7 185 2 Western Kentucky 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Andrew Levane G 6-2 190 2 St. John's 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Al Masino G 5-10 174 0 Canisius 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bucky McConnell G 5-10 170 0 Marshall 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
George McLeod GF 6-5 201 0 Texas Christian 1952 Rnd 4 Pick 1 United States
Stan Miasek F 6-5 210 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Eddie Miller F 6-8 225 0 Syracuse 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Dave Minor G 6-2 185 1 UCLA 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jack Nichols F 6-7 222 3 Washington 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
John O'Boyle G 6-2 185 0 Colorado State 1951 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Mike O'Neill GF 6-3 210 0 California 1952 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Don Otten C 6-10 240 3 Bowling Green 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Johnny Payak SG 6-2 174 1 Bowling Green 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Tosheff G 6-1 170 1 Indiana 1951 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Mark Workman FC 6-9 215 0 West Virginia 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States

1952-1953 Milwaukee Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. McConnell A. Masino J. Payak J. Nichols M. Hutchins
Rotation   A. Levane D. Crocker   D. Otten
Lim PT   J. Brasco S. Miasek G. Ratkovicz  
Lim PT   D. Minor B. Calhoun    

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 Milwaukee Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mel Hutchins Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)

1952-1953 Milwaukee Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Jack Nichols 69 38.1 15.8 7.7 2.8
Mel Hutchins 71 40.7 11.7 11.2 3.2
George Ratkovicz 61 33.4 10.3 7.7 3.3
Bill Calhoun 49 39.0 10.3 5.1 2.9
Johnny Payak 68 21.6 6.4 1.7 2.1
Al Masino 72 24.6 5.5 2.5 2.2
Dillard Crocker 61 12.7 5.4 1.7 1.0
Dave Minor 40 32.7 8.0 5.3 2.6
Don Boven 27 24.7 8.9 3.6 1.3
Stan Miasek 40 18.7 5.7 4.0 1.2
Don Otten 24 16.0 5.5 3.7 0.9
Bucky McConnell 14 21.2 4.9 2.4 2.9
Jim Brasco 10 13.7 4.4 0.9 0.9
Eddie Miller 10 16.0 3.9 6.0 0.6
John O'Boyle 5 19.4 4.2 2.0 1.0
George Feigenbaum 5 15.8 3.2 1.4 1.8
Mike O'Neill 4 12.5 3.0 2.2 0.8
Pete Darcey 12 7.5 0.9 0.8 0.2
Mark Workman 5 5.8 2.2 1.2 0.2
Andrew Levane 7 9.7 1.1 1.3 1.3

1952-1953 Milwaukee Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Mel Hutchins was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. Mel Hutchins signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1951.

Acquired via Trade

Jim Brasco was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Syracuse Nationals on November 25, 1952.

Bill Calhoun was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Syracuse Nationals on December 2, 1952.

Stan Miasek was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 2, 1953.

Dave Minor was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 2, 1953.

Jack Nichols was acquired in a trade by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks from the Washington Capitols on February 10, 1950. Jack Nichols signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1952.

George Ratkovicz was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on November 24, 1952.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dillard Crocker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on January 10, 1952.

Andrew Levane signed a contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1952.

Al Masino signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1952.

Bucky McConnell signed a contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on February 10, 1953.

Johnny Payak signed a contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1952.