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Indianapolis Olympians

1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 28-43
Finished 4th in the NBA's Western Division

Postseason: 0-2
Lost division semi-finals

Division Semifinals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0

Coach: Herm Schaefer (28-43)

1952-53 Statistics
1952-53 Game-by-Game Results

The Indianapolis Olympians of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 28 wins and 43 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Western Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-2. Herm Schaefer coached the team. The 1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians lost in the division semi-finals.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Leo BarnhorstF-GMay 17, 19246'4"190Notre Dame
Joe GraboskiF-CJanuary 15, 19306'7"195none
Don HanrahanFFebruary 6, 19296'7"200Loyola (IL)
Kleggie HermsenC-FMarch 12, 19236'8"225Minnesota
Bob LavoyF-CJune 29, 19266'7"185Western Kentucky
Ed MikanC-FOctober 20, 19256'8"230DePaul
Bob NaberFSeptember 3, 19296'3"185Louisville
Mel PaytonF-GJuly 16, 19266'4"185Tulane
Gene RhodesGSeptember 2, 19276'1"170Western Kentucky
Bill TosheffGJune 2, 19266'1"175Indiana
Paul WaltherG-FMarch 23, 19276'2"160Tennessee
Zeke ZawolukF-COctober 13, 19306'7"215St. John's (NY)