Rochester Royals Playoff Rosters

1953-1954 Rochester Royals Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Cal Christensen SF 6-5 210 Jul 8, 1927 26 Toledo 3 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 5, Pick 4, Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Jack Coleman PF 6-7 195 May 23, 1924 29 Louisville 4 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 1, Providence Steamrollers
Bob Davies PG 6-1 175 Jan 15, 1920 34 Seton Hall 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 Jul 19, 1923 30 USC 4 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 2, Indianapolis Jets
Jack McMahon PG 6-1 185 Dec 3, 1928 25 St. John's 1 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 9, Rochester Royals
Frank Reddout SF 6-5 195 Jan 1, 1940 N/A Syracuse 0 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 5, Rochester Royals
Arnie Risen C 6-9 200 Oct 9, 1924 29 Ohio State 5 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Odie Spears GF 6-5 205 Jun 26, 1925 28 Western Kentucky 4 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 4, Pick 5, Chicago Stags
Norm Swanson SF 6-6 210 Oct 4, 1930 23 Detroit-Mercy 0 1953 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 5, Rochester Royals
Bobby Wanzer PG 6-0 170 Jun 4, 1921 32 Seton Hall 5 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 10, Rochester Royals

1953-1954 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Conference Finals #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics SYR in 2
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W2 Rochester Royals MIN in 3
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #2 Syracuse Nationals MIN in 7
Round Robin #1 New York Knicks W3 Fort Wayne Pistons -

1953-1954 Rochester Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bobby Wanzer 6 40.8 16.0 5.8 4.3
Arnie Risen 6 33.3 14.8 9.0 0.7
Jack Coleman 6 39.7 11.7 12.3 2.0
Jack McMahon 6 32.8 11.3 4.0 4.0
Bob Davies 6 28.7 8.5 2.0 2.3
Alex Hannum 6 17.8 6.5 3.7 0.8
Cal Christensen 6 22.8 5.3 5.8 2.5
Odie Spears 6 20.2 4.7 2.2 1.3
Norm Swanson 6 3.8 1.3 0.8 0.0

1953-1954 Rochester Royals Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Rochester Leaders Minneapolis Leaders
Mar 24, 1954
@
Minneapolis
L, 89-76 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 17. Jack Coleman
PTS: 28. George Mikan
Mar 27, 1954
v.
Minneapolis
W, 74-73 Edgerton Park Arena
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 16. Bobby Wanzer
PTS: 17. George Mikan
Mar 28, 1954
@
Minneapolis
L, 82-72 Minneapolis Auditorium
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 24. Arnie Risen
PTS: 17. George Mikan