Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Rosters

1951-1952 Minneapolis Lakers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Bud Grant - - - 1 Minnesota 1950 Rnd 4 Pick 11 United States
Bob Harrison G 6-1 190 2 Michigan 1949 Rnd 2 Pick 11 United States
Lew Hitch FC 6-8 200 0 Kansas State 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Joe Hutton G 6-1 170 1 Hamline 1950 Rnd 7 Pick 11 United States
Slater Martin PG 5-10 170 2 Texas 1949 Rnd 3 Pick 11 United States
George Mikan C 6-10 245 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Vern Mikkelsen F 6-7 230 2 Hamline 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 11 United States
John Pilch G 6-3 185 0 Wyoming 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Jim Pollard F 6-4 185 3 Stanford 1947 Rnd 7 Pick 5 United States
Pep Saul GF 6-2 185 2 Seton Hall 1949 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Howie Schultz GF 6-6 190 1 Hamline 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Whitey Skoog G 5-11 180 0 Minnesota 1951 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States

1951-1952 Minneapolis Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Martin P. Saul J. Pollard V. Mikkelsen G. Mikan
Rotation   B. Harrison H. Schultz L. Hitch  
Rotation   J. Hutton      
Lim PT   W. Skoog      

1951-1952 Western Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Rochester Royals41-25-
2Minneapolis Lakers40-261
3Indianapolis Olympians34-327
4Fort Wayne Pistons29-3712
5Milwaukee Hawks17-4924

1951-1952 Minneapolis Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
George Mikan All-NBA First Team (1952)
Vern Mikkelsen All-NBA Second Team (1952)
Jim Pollard All-NBA Second Team (1952)
Vern Mikkelsen Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1952)
George Mikan Western All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1952)
Jim Pollard Western All-Star Coaches Selection (1952)

1951-1952 Minneapolis Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
George Mikan 64 40.2 23.8 13.5 3.0
Vern Mikkelsen 66 35.5 15.3 10.3 2.7
Jim Pollard 65 39.2 15.5 9.1 3.6
Slater Martin 66 37.6 9.3 3.5 3.8
Pep Saul 64 23.1 6.8 2.6 2.3
Bob Harrison 65 26.3 6.2 2.5 2.9
Howie Schultz 66 19.7 4.1 3.7 1.5
Whitey Skoog 35 28.2 6.7 3.5 1.7
Lew Hitch 61 13.9 3.6 4.0 0.8
Joe Hutton 60 12.1 2.6 1.4 1.0
John Pilch 9 4.6 0.6 1.0 0.2

1951-1952 Minneapolis Lakers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Bud Grant was selected as the #11 pick in the 4 Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers.

Bob Harrison was selected as the #11 pick in the Second Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Bob Harrison signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on August 22, 1949.

Lew Hitch was selected as the #10 pick in the Second Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Lew Hitch signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1951.

Joe Hutton was selected as the #11 pick in the 7 Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Joe Hutton signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1950.

Slater Martin was selected as the #11 pick in the 3 Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Slater Martin signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1949.

George Mikan with the on September 1, 1951.

Vern Mikkelsen was selected as the #11 pick in the First Round of the 1949 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Vern Mikkelsen signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on September 1, 1949.

Whitey Skoog was selected as the #10 pick in the First Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Minneapolis Lakers. Whitey Skoog signed a multi-year contract with the Minneapolis Lakers on May 9, 1951.

Acquired via Trade

Pep Saul was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on January 27, 1952.

Howie Schultz was acquired in a trade by the Minneapolis Lakers from the Fort Wayne Pistons on October 10, 1951.

Acquired via Free Agency

Jim Pollard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Minneapolis Lakers on May 10, 1948.