Kleggie Hermsen

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Kleggie Hermsen
Personal information
Born (1923-03-12)March 12, 1923
Hill City, Minnesota
Died March 2, 1994(1994-03-02) (aged 70)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College Minnesota
Playing career 1943–1953
Position Center / Forward
Number 11, 16, 29, 13, 10
Career history
Sheboygan Red Skins
1946 Cleveland Rebels
1946–1947 Toronto Huskies
1947–1948 Baltimore Bullets
1948–1949 Washington Capitols
1949–1950 Chicago Stags
1950–1951 Tri-Cities Blackhawks
1951 Boston Celtics
1952–1953 Indianapolis Olympians
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA/NBA statistics
Points 2,669
Rebounds 467
Assists 366
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Clarence Henry "Kleggie" Hermsen (March 12, 1923 – March 2, 1994) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6-foot-9 center from the University of Minnesota, Hermsen began his professional career with the Sheboygan Red Skins of the National Basketball League in 1943–44 and 1945–46. He scored 11 points in 12 games during his rookie campaign, but played a greater role in his second season, scoring 55 points in 21 games. Both Red Skins teams advanced to the NBL championship series — losses to the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons and Rochester Royals.

Hermsen then played six seasons (1946–1951; 1952–1953) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Cleveland Rebels, Toronto Huskies, Baltimore Bullets, Washington Capitols, Chicago Stags, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Boston Celtics, and Indianapolis Olympians. He averaged 9.3 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game in his career and won a league championship with the Bullets in 1948.

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