1954–55 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1954–55 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Conference Big Ten Conference
1954–55 record 11-11 (5-9 Big Ten)
Head coach William Perigo
Captain Paul Groffsky
Home arena Yost Field House
Seasons
« 1953–54 1955–56 »
1954–55 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Iowa 11 3   .786     19 7   .731
#18 Illinois 10 4   .714     17 5   .773
#11 Minnesota 10 4   .714     15 7   .682
Michigan State 8 6   .571     13 9   .591
Northwestern 7 7   .500     12 10   .545
Purdue 5 9   .357     12 10   .545
Michigan 5 9   .357     11 11   .500
Wisconsin 5 9   .357     10 12   .455
Indiana 5 9   .357     8 14   .364
Ohio State 4 10   .286     10 12   .455
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954–55 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate basketball during the 1954–55 season. The team finished the season in a tie for 6th place in the Big Ten Conference with an overall record of 11-11 and 5-9 against conference opponents.[1]

William Perigo was in his third year as the team's head coach. Sophomore Ron Kramer was the team's leading scorer with 352 points in 22 games for an average of 16.0 points per game. Paul Groffsky was the team captain.[1] Two members of the team went on to play as a professional in sports other than basketball. Kramer played in the National Football League, and Don Eaddy played Major League Baseball.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Player Pos. Yr G FG FT RB Pts PPG
Ron Kramer Soph. 22 133 86 352 16.0
Tom Jorgensen 22 121 91 333 15.1
Don Eaddy 22 132 63 327 14.9
Paul Groffsyk 22 84 53 221 10.0
Harvey Williams 18 72 34 178 9.9
Jim Barron 8 27 47 101 12.6
Jim Shearon 20 29 27 85 4.3
Totals 22 642 436 1720 78.2

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

One player from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[2]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1957 5 2 34 Ron Kramer Detroit Pistons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Michigan Basketball Record Book". University of Michigan. p. 31. 
  2. ^ "1957 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.