Bob Harrison (basketball)

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Bob Harrison
Bob Harrison (basketball).jpg
Harrison from 1948 Michiganensian
Personal information
Born (1927-08-12) August 12, 1927 (age 92)
Toledo, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolWoodward (Toledo, Ohio)
CollegeMichigan (1945–1949)
NBA draft1949 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career1949–1958
PositionGuard
Number16, 7, 3
Career history
19491953Minneapolis Lakers
19531956Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks
19561958Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points4,418 (7.2 ppg)
Rebounds1,358 (2.5 rpg)
Assists1,672 (2.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Robert William Harrison (born August 12, 1927) is an American retired professional basketball player. A 6'1" guard from the University of Michigan, Harrison played nine seasons (1949–1958) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers, Milwaukee Hawks, St. Louis Hawks, and Syracuse Nationals. He averaged 7.2 points per game in his professional career and appeared in the 1956 NBA All-Star Game.

Harrison later coached basketball at Kenyon College and Harvard University.[1]

On February 3, 1941, as a 13-year-old 8th grader in Toledo, Ohio, Harrison scored all 139 points during his LaGrange School team's 139–8 win over Arch Street School.[2][3] In the game, he made 69 field goals and one free throw.[2][3]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Harrison won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1949–50 Minneapolis 66 .359 .676 2.0 4.5
1950–51 Minneapolis 68 .347 .789 2.5 2.9 5.9
1951–52 Minneapolis 65 26.3 .320 .718 2.5 2.9 6.2
1952–53 Minneapolis 70 23.5 .376 .648 2.2 2.3 7.1
1953–54 Minneapolis 40 15.5 .298 .662 1.5 1.4 3.9
1953–54 Milwaukee 24 34.3 .336 .540 3.0 3.5 9.5
1954–55 Milwaukee 72 31.9 .342 .681 3.1 3.5 10.1
1955–56 St. Louis 72 30.8 .359 .664 2.7 3.8 8.6
1956–57 St. Louis/Syracuse 66 27.4 .386 .715 2.4 2.4 8.8
1957–58 Syracuse 72 25.0 .348 .795 2.3 2.3 7.2
Career 615 26.9 .352 .693 2.5 2.7 7.2
All-Star 1 25.0 .286 .500 0.0 1.0 5.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1950 Minneapolis 12 .432 .714 1.0 3.5
1951 Minneapolis 7 .462 .750 3.9 2.7 7.7
1952 Minneapolis 12 19.6 .441 .824 1.7 2.0 6.2
1953 Minneapolis 12 17.0 .385 .500 1.8 1.2 5.0
1956 St. Louis 8 32.0 .360 .632 3.0 3.6 8.3
1957 Syracuse 5 26.6 .267 .889 2.6 3.0 6.4
1958 Syracuse 3 14.3 .250 .667 2.3 1.7 3.3
Career 59 21.8 .385 .689 2.4 2.0 5.7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William E. Steidman Jr. (March 11, 1976). "The Bob Harrison Saga". The Harvard Crimson. Harvard University. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Scores Whole Game". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. February 4, 1941. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "The Greatest Games Ever". Dime Magazine. November 13, 2008. Archived from the original on October 24, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010.

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