1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 28-43
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Western Division
Postseason: 0-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0
Coach: Herm Schaefer (28-43)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians Statistics
1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians 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. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Olympians topped the league with just 5,493 points allowed. Indianapolis tossed in 5,295 points, worst in the league. Leo Barnhorst netted a team-best 967 points for the squad, and Joe Graboski scored 12 or more per game, too. Joe Graboski contributed 687 rebounds. Leo Barnhorst doled out 277 assists for the team.

Herm Schaefer coached the team. The 1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Leo BarnhorstF-GMay 17, 19246'4"190Notre DameBeech Grove, IN USA
Joe GraboskiF-CJanuary 15, 19306'7"195noneChicago, IL USA
Don HanrahanFFebruary 6, 19296'7"200Loyola (IL)Chicago, IL USA
Kleggie HermsenC-FMarch 12, 19236'8"225MinnesotaHill City, MN USA
Bob LavoyF-CJune 29, 19266'7"185Western KentuckyAurora, IL USA
Ed MikanC-FOctober 20, 19256'8"230DePaul
Bob NaberFSeptember 3, 19296'3"185LouisvilleCovington, KY USA
Mel PaytonF-GJuly 16, 19266'4"185TulaneMartinsville, IN USA
Gene RhodesGSeptember 2, 19276'1"170Western KentuckyLouisville, KY USA
Bill TosheffGJune 2, 19266'1"175IndianaGary, IN USA
Paul WaltherG-FMarch 23, 19276'2"160TennesseeCovington, KY USA
Zeke ZawolukF-COctober 13, 19306'7"215St. John's (NY)Brooklyn, NY USA