1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Team Record: 22-38
Finishing 5th in the BAA's Western Division
Coach: Carl Bennett (0-6)
Coach: Curly Armstrong (22-32)
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons Statistics
1948-49 Fort Wayne Pistons Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the Basketball Association of America ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 22 wins and 38 losses, finishing fifth in the BAA's Western Division.

Fort Wayne racked up 4,457 points, worst in the circuit and allowed 4,651. Bob Tough scored a team-best 466 points for the Pistons, and Jack Smiley dished out 138 assists for the squad.

Carl Bennett and Curly Armstrong coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Curly ArmstrongG-FNovember 1, 19185'11"170Indiana
Charlie BlackF-CJune 15, 19216'4"195KansasArco, ID USA
Dillard CrockerF-GJanuary 19, 19256'4"205Western MichiganNiles, MI USA
Bruce HaleG-FAugust 30, 19186'1"170Santa ClaraMedford, OR USA
Ralph HamiltonG-FJune 10, 19216'1"188IndianaFort Wayne, IN
Bill HenryCDecember 27, 19246'9"215RiceDallas, TX USA
Bob KinneyC-FSeptember 16, 19206'6"215RiceFort Scott, KS USA
Walt KirkG-FSeptember 3, 19246'3"173IllinoisMount Vernon, IL USA
Leo KlierF-GMay 21, 19236'1"170Notre DameWashington, IN USA
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220GeorgetownJersey City, NJ USA
Leo MogusF-CApril 13, 19216'4"190Youngstown StateYoungstown, OH USA
Richie NiemieraG-FMay 26, 19216'1"165Notre DameChicago, IL
Jake PelkingtonC-FJanuary 3, 19166'6"220Manhattan
Roy PughC-FOctober 16, 19226'6"210SMUJacksonville, TX USA
Jack SmileyF-GDecember 22, 19226'3"190IllinoisSandwich, IL
Bob ToughG-FAugust 28, 19206'0"185St. John's (NY)New York, NY
Blackie ToweryF-CJune 20, 19206'4"210Western KentuckyCaldwell, KY
Dick TriptowG-FNovember 3, 19226'0"170DePaul
Ward WilliamsFJune 26, 19236'4"195Indiana