1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 29-37
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 0-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Rochester Royals 2-0
Coach: Paul Birch (29-37)
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons Statistics
1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons Results

The Fort Wayne Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1951-52 season with a record of 29 wins and 37 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Pistons scored 5,151 points and yielded 5,286. Frank Brian scored a team-best 1,051 points for Fort Wayne, while Fred Schaus and Larry Foust netted 12 or more per game also. Larry Foust contributed 880 rebounds. Fred Schaus dished out 247 assists for the squad.

Paul Birch coached the team. The 1951-52 Fort Wayne Pistons lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Frank BrianGMay 1, 19236'1"180Louisiana StateZachary, LA USA
Art BurrisFApril 7, 19246'5"220Tennessee
Bill ClossF-CJanuary 8, 19226'5"195RiceEdge, TX USA
Dike EddlemanF-GDecember 27, 19226'2"189IllinoisCentralia, IL USA
Jake FendleyGJune 12, 19296'0"180Northwestern
Larry FoustC-FJune 24, 19286'9"215LaSallePainesville, OH USA
Ralph JohnsonGDecember 6, 19215'11"170Huntington
Jack KerrisF-CJanuary 30, 19256'6"215Loyola (IL)
Jack KileyGJanuary 5, 19296'1"170Syracuse
Don OttenCApril 18, 19216'10"240Bowling GreenBellefontaine, OH USA
Fred SchausFJune 30, 19256'4"205West VirginiaNewark, OH USA
Chuck ShareCMarch 14, 19276'11"235Bowling Green
Zeke SinicolaGJanuary 25, 19295'10"165NiagaraNew York, NY USA