Blog Archives

The 6’2″-and-Under Champions Club

Life should be grand for Chris Paul. He delivered 22.5 points, 12 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 51% FG, 75% FT, and 45.5% 3PT in the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His regular season

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Statistical Analyses

ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bob Davies

One of the very first players to routinely toss slick passes and weave through defenses with fancy dribbles, Bob Davies is a legend of the highest stylistic order. He is, after all, the man who brought the behind-the-back dribble to

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame

ProHoopsHistory HOF: Bob Wanzer

A wee fellow of only 5’11”, Bob Wanzer was a big part of the Rochester Royals’ great teams of the late 1940s and early 1950s. His first games with the Royals came during the 1947-48 NBL season when he was

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame

Pro Hoops History HOF: Jack Twyman

Jack Twyman was a man with a soft touch and a soft heart. He is most famous for caring after his Royals’ teammate Maurice Stokes who was paralyzed by an on-court accident. For over a decade Twyman helped raise funds

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame

Pro Hoops History HOF: Maurice Stokes

Although he played a career that lasted just three seasons, Maurice Stokes left us a surefire Hall of Fame career with the Rochester and Cincinnati Royals. To begin appreciating Maurice, consider how many players have averaged over 15 points, 15

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame

ProHoopsHistory HOF: Arnie Risen

Arnie Risen’s pro basketball career spanned 13 years that saw dramatic change in the sport. The NBA didn’t exist. Towns like Sheboygan were in the major leagues. Regulation games were 40 minutes long just like in college. And, of course,

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame

Warm and Fuzzy thoughts on Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane

Editor’s Note: This was originally written May 6, 2012, shortly after Levane’s passing. Andrew “Fuzzy” Levane passed away last Sunday. Obviously, I’m a bit slow on putting something together acknowledging his contribution to professional basketball, but the Internet has ably

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Legends of Hardwood Paroxysm

The Lowdown: Jack Twyman

Years Active: 1956 – 1966 Regular Season Stats: 823 games, 31.8 mpg 19.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.3 apg, 45% FG, 77.8% FT Postseason Stats: 34 games, 32.2 mpg 18.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 44.1% FG, 82.4% FT Accolades: 2x

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Legends of Hardwood Paroxysm, The Lowdown

The Lowdown: Maurice Stokes

Years Active: 1956 – 1958 Regular Season Stats: 202 games, 37.3 mpg 16.4 ppg, 17.3 rpg, 5.3 apg, 35.1% FG, 69.8% FT Postseason Stats: 1 game, 39 mpg 12 ppg, 15 rpg, 2 apg, 25% FG, 85.7% FT Accolades: 3x

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Legends of Hardwood Paroxysm, The Lowdown
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,444 other followers