1972-73 Virginia Squires Roster

American Basketball Association (ABA)
Team Record: 42-42
Finishing 3rd in the ABA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 1-4 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Kentucky Colonels 4-1
Coach: Al Bianchi (42-42)
Location: Richmond, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia
1972-73 Virginia Squires Statistics
1972-73 Virginia Squires Results

The Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 42 wins and 42 losses, finishing third in the ABA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

Virginia scored 9,581 points and surrendered 9,613. Julius Erving tossed in a team-best 2,268 points for the Squires and contributed 867 rebounds. Fatty Taylor dished out 374 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Fatty Taylor added 210 steals, while Jim Eakins blocked 131 shots.

Al Bianchi coached the team. The 1972-73 Virginia Squires lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Mike BarrGOctober 19, 19506'3"180DuquesneCanton, OH USA
Jim EakinsCMay 24, 19466'11"215Brigham YoungSacramento, CA USA
Julius ErvingF-G-CFebruary 22, 19506'6"200MassachusettsRoosevelt, NY USA
Will FranklinFOctober 19, 19496'7"220PurdueNorfolk, VA USA
George GervinG-FApril 27, 19526'7"180Eastern MichiganDetroit, MI USA
George IrvineF-GFebruary 1, 19486'6"200WashingtonSeattle, WA USA
Neil JohnsonF-CApril 17, 19436'7"220CreightonJackson, MI USA
Goose LigonF-CFebruary 22, 19446'7"210Tennessee State (DNP)Kokomo, IN USA
Erwin MuellerC-FMarch 12, 19446'8"230San FranciscoLivermore, CA USA
Al SandersFJanuary 1, 19506'7"240Louisiana StateBaton Rouge, LA USA
Billy ShepherdGNovember 18, 19495'10"160ButlerBedford, IN USA
Willie SojournerC-FSeptember 10, 19486'8"225Weber StatePhiladelphia, PA USA
Fatty TaylorGMarch 13, 19466'0"175LaSalleWashington, DC USA
Dave TwardzikGSeptember 20, 19506'1"175Old DominionHershey, PA USA
Bernie WilliamsGDecember 30, 19456'3"175LaSalleWashington, DC USA