1948-49 Providence Steamrollers Roster

Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Team Record: 12-48
Finishing 6th in the BAA's Eastern Division
Coach: Ken Loeffler (12-48)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers Statistics
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers Results

The Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 12 wins and 48 losses, finishing sixth in the BAA's Eastern Division.

Providence racked up 4,707 points and yielded 5,255, most in the league. Kenny Sailors netted a team-high 899 points for the Steamrollers, and Howie Shannon scored 13 or more per game, too. Ernie Calverley dished out 251 assists for the squad.

Ken Loeffler coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Bob BrownFNovember 12, 19236'4"205Miami (OH)Versailles, OH
Ernie CalverleyGJanuary 30, 19245'10"145Rhode IslandPawtucket, RI USA
Johnny EzerskyF-G6'3"175noneNew York, NY USA
Chick HalbertCFebruary 27, 19196'9"225West Texas State
Bob HubbardC-FDecember 27, 19226'6"215Springfield
Carl MeinholdG-FMarch 29, 19266'2"185LIU
George NostrandC-FJanuary 25, 19246'8"195WyomingUniondale, NY USA
Buddy O'GradyGJanuary 19, 19205'11"160GeorgetownNew York, NY USA
Fred PaineFDecember 7, 19256'5"210Westminister (PA)
Les PughC-FSeptember 18, 19236'7"190Ohio State
Mel RiebeG-FJuly 12, 19165'11"180none
Lee RobbinsFFebruary 11, 19226'3"175Colorado
Giff RouxF-CJune 28, 19236'5"195Kansas
Kenny SailorsGJanuary 14, 19225'10"175WyomingHillsdale, WY USA
Ben ScharnusFDecember 11, 19176'2"173Seton Hall
Otto SchnellbacherF-GApril 15, 19236'2"183KansasSublette, KS USA
Earl ShannonG-FNovember 23, 19215'11"170Rhode IslandProvidence, RI USA
Howie ShannonG-FJune 10, 19236'1"175Kansas StateManhattan, KS USA
Andy TonkovichGNovember 1, 19226'1"185MarshallUniontown, WV USA
Brady WalkerF-CMarch 15, 19216'6"205Brigham YoungProvo, UT USA