Milwaukee Hawks Regular Season Rosters

1953-1954 Milwaukee Hawks Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Irv Bemoras GF 6-3 185 0 Illinois 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 3 United States
Bill Calhoun GF 6-3 180 5 City College of San Francisco 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 3 Duquesne 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 1 United States
Gene Dyker F 6-6 225 0 DePaul 1953 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Bob Harrison G 6-1 190 4 Michigan 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Lew Hitch FC 6-8 200 2 Kansas State 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Red Holzman G 5-10 175 5 City College of New York 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob Houbregs FC 6-7 210 0 Washington 1953 Rnd 1 Pick 2 Canada
Noble Jorgensen FC 6-9 228 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bob Lavoy F 6-7 185 3 Western Kentucky 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Don Lofgran F 6-5 200 3 San Francisco 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Jack Nichols F 6-7 222 4 Washington 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Bob Peterson F 6-5 210 0 Oregon 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Charlie Share C 6-11 235 2 Bowling Green 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Don Sunderlage SG 6-1 180 0 Illinois 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 9 United States
Dick Surhoff GF 6-4 210 1 Long Island 1952 Rnd 6 Pick 6 United States
Bill Tosheff G 6-1 170 2 Indiana 1951 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States
Isaac Walthour G 5-11 163 0 - 1953 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Max Zaslofsky SG 6-2 170 7 St. John's 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1953-1954 Milwaukee Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Tosheff D. Sunderlage B. Calhoun G. Ratkovicz L. Hitch
Rotation   R. Holzman I. Bemoras    
Rotation   I. Walthour D. Surhoff    
Rotation     G. Dyker    
Lim PT   B. Harrison B. Peterson   C. Share

1953-1954 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Minneapolis Lakers46-26-
2Rochester Royals44-282
3Fort Wayne Pistons40-326
4Milwaukee Hawks21-5125

1953-1954 Milwaukee Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Don Sunderlage Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1954)

1953-1954 Milwaukee Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Don Sunderlage 68 32.8 11.2 3.3 2.8
Bill Calhoun 72 32.9 8.2 3.8 2.6
Lew Hitch 72 34.1 8.0 9.6 2.0
George Ratkovicz 69 31.4 8.3 7.6 2.2
Charlie Share 47 30.2 11.2 10.5 1.5
Irv Bemoras 69 21.7 7.4 3.1 1.1
Bill Tosheff 71 25.7 6.9 2.3 2.8
Bob Harrison 24 34.3 9.5 3.0 3.5
Red Holzman 51 12.7 3.8 0.9 1.5
Max Zaslofsky 9 33.2 15.1 3.1 2.6
Dick Surhoff 32 11.2 4.2 2.2 0.7
Don Lofgran 21 18.1 4.9 3.0 1.2
Jack Nichols 15 23.7 5.7 0.0 1.5
Bob Houbregs 11 15.1 5.8 4.2 0.8
Bob Lavoy 8 15.6 5.1 3.8 1.2
Gene Dyker 11 8.3 1.5 1.5 0.5
Bob Peterson 4 6.0 2.0 2.5 0.8
Isaac Walthour 4 7.5 0.5 0.2 0.5

1953-1954 Milwaukee Hawks Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Irv Bemoras was selected as the #3 pick in the 3 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Hawks. Irv Bemoras signed a contract with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1953.

Gene Dyker was selected as the #5 pick in the 4 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Hawks. Gene Dyker signed a contract with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1953.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Don Sunderlage, the #9 pick in the First Round of the 1951 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Philadelphia Warriors on November 19, 1952. Don Sunderlage signed a multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1953.

Acquired via Trade

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

Bob Harrison was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Minneapolis Lakers on February 2, 1954.

Lew Hitch was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Minneapolis Lakers on October 27, 1953.

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

Charlie Share was acquired in a trade by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Fort Wayne Pistons on December 21, 1953.

Acquired via Waiver Claim

Bob Peterson was claimed off of the waiver wire by the Milwaukee Hawks from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on November 22, 1953.

Acquired via Free Agency

Dick Surhoff signed a contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on January 5, 1954.

Isaac Walthour signed a contract as a free agent with the Milwaukee Hawks on September 1, 1953.