All-National Basketball League (United States) Team

The All-National Basketball League Team was an annual National Basketball League (NBL) honor bestowed upon the best players in the United States league following the NBL season. The team was selected every season of the league's existence, from 1937–38 through 1948–49.

Nine players earned at least four total selections, three of whom have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of FameBobby McDermott (1988),[1] Buddy Jeannette (1994),[2] and Al Cervi (1985).[3]

KeyEdit

 
Buddy Jeannette was selected to All-NBL Teams five times.
 
Buddy Jeannette was selected to All-NBL Teams seven times, including four consecutive MVP seasons between 1943 and 1946.
 
Curly Armstrong's lone All-NBL Team selection came in 1942–43.
 
Bob Davies earned two All-NBL Team selections, one of which he was also the league MVP (1947).
 
George Glamack was selected to All-NBL Teams twice.
 
Jerry Bush earned four all-NBL honors, three of them as First Team.
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Player
(in bold text)
Indicates the player who won the NBL Most Valuable Player in the same year

Annual selectionsEdit

Season First Team Second Team
Players Teams Players Teams
1937–38[4] Scott Armstrong Fort Wayne General Electrics Soup Cable Akron Firestone Non-Skids
Chuck Bloedorn Akron Goodyear Wingfoots Robert Kessler Indianapolis Kautskys
Leroy Edwards Oshkosh All-Stars Vince McGowan Whiting Ciesar All-Americans
Charley Shipp Akron Goodyear Wingfoots Jack Ozburn Akron Firestone Non-Skids
John Wooden* Whiting Ciesar All-Americans Bart Quinn Fort Wayne General Electrics
1938–39[5] Paul Birch Pittsburgh Pirates Chuck Bloedorn (2) Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
Jerry Bush Akron Firestone Non-Skids John Moir Akron Firestone Non-Skids
Soup Cable (2) Akron Firestone Non-Skids Jack Ozburn (2) Akron Firestone Non-Skids
Leroy Edwards (2) Oshkosh All-Stars Charley Shipp (2) Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
John Sines Indianapolis Kautskys Jewell Young Indianapolis Kautskys
1939–40[6] Soup Cable (3) Akron Firestone Non-Skids Ernie Andres Indianapolis Kautskys
Leroy Edwards (3) Oshkosh All-Stars Nat Frankel Detroit Eagles
Wibs Kautz Chicago Bruins Otto Kolar Sheboygan Red Skins
Charley Shipp (3) Oshkosh All-Stars Rube Lautenschlager Sheboygan Red Skins
Ben Stephens Akron Goodyear Wingfoots Jack Ozburn (3) Akron Firestone Non-Skids
1940–41[7] Leroy Edwards (4) Oshkosh All-Stars Bob Calihan Detroit Eagles
Buddy Jeannette* Detroit Eagles Bill Hapac Chicago Bruins
Jack Ozburn (4) Akron Firestone Non-Skids Wibs Kautz (2) Chicago Bruins
Ed Sadowski Detroit Eagles Bobby Neu Hammond Ciesar All-Americans
Charley Shipp (4) Oshkosh All-Stars Jake Pelkington Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
Ben Stephens (2) Akron Goodyear Wingfoots Ralph Vaughn Hammond Ciesar All-Americans / Chicago Bruins
1941–42[8] Chuck Chuckovits Toledo Jim White Chevrolets Ed Dancker Sheboygan Red Skins
Leroy Edwards (5) Oshkosh All-Stars George Glamack Akron Goodyear Wingfoots
Bobby McDermott* Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Herm Schaefer Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Charley Shipp (5) Oshkosh All-Stars Ralph Vaughn (2) Chicago Bruins
Ben Stephens (3) Akron Goodyear Wingfoots Jewell Young (2) Indianapolis Kautskys
1942–43[9] Curly Armstrong Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Sonny Boswell Chicago Studebaker Flyers
Ed Dancker (2) Sheboygan Red Skins Jerry Bush (2) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Bobby McDermott* (2) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Leroy Edwards (6) Oshkosh All-Stars
Charley Shipp (6) Oshkosh All-Stars Buddy Jeannette* (2) Sheboygan Red Skins
Ralph Vaughn (3) Oshkosh All-Stars Ken Suesens Sheboygan Red Skins
1943–44[10] Ed Dancker (3) Sheboygan Red Skins Jerry Bush (3) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Buddy Jeannette* (3) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Rube Lautenschlager (2) Sheboygan Red Skins
Bobby McDermott* (3) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Jake Pelkington (2) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Mel Riebe Cleveland Chase Brassmen Charley Shipp (7) Oshkosh All-Stars
Clint Wager Oshkosh All-Stars Ken Suesens (2) Sheboygan Red Skins
1944–45[11] Leroy Edwards (7) Oshkosh All-Stars Jerry Bush (4) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Buddy Jeannette* (4) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Ed Dancker (4) Sheboygan Red Skins
Bobby McDermott* (4) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Huck Hartman Pittsburgh Raiders
Stan Patrick Chicago American Gears Jake Pelkington (3) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Mel Riebe (2) Cleveland Allmen Transfers Dick Triptow Chicago American Gears
1945–46[12] Bob Carpenter Oshkosh All-Stars Frank Baumholtz Youngstown Bears
Ed Dancker (5) Sheboygan Red Skins Bob Calihan (2) Chicago American Gears
George Glamack (2) Rochester Royals Al Cervi* Rochester Royals
Red Holzman* Rochester Royals Leroy Edwards (8) Oshkosh All-Stars
Buddy Jeannette* (5) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Mike Novak Sheboygan Red Skins
Bobby McDermott* (5) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons Jerry Steiner Indianapolis Kautskys
1946–47[13] Al Cervi* (2) Rochester Royals Bob Calihan (3) Chicago American Gears
Bob Davies* Rochester Royals Bob Carpenter (2) Oshkosh All-Stars
Fred Lewis Sheboygan Red Skins Red Holzman* (2) Rochester Royals
Bobby McDermott* (6) Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons / Chicago American Gears Arnie Risen* Indianapolis Kautskys
George Mikan* Chicago American Gears Hal Tidrick Toledo Jeeps
1947–48[14] Al Cervi* (3) Rochester Royals Frank Brian Anderson Duffey Packers
Red Holzman* (3) Rochester Royals Bob Calihan (4) Flint Dow A.C.'s
George Mikan* (2) Minneapolis Lakers Bob Davies* (2) Rochester Royals
Jim Pollard* Minneapolis Lakers Bobby McDermott* (7) Sheboygan Red Skins / Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Mike Todorovich Sheboygan Red Skins Don Otten Tri-Cities Blackhawks
1948–49[15] Frank Brian (2) Anderson Duffey Packers Bill Closs Anderson Duffey Packers
Al Cervi* (4) Syracuse Nationals Hoot Gibson Tri-Cities Blackhawks / Denver Nuggets
Gene Englund Oshkosh All-Stars Boag Johnson Anderson Duffey Packers
Dick Mehen Waterloo Hawks Mike Todorovich (2) Sheboygan Red Skins
Don Otten (2) Tri-Cities Blackhawks Whitey Von Nieda Tri-Cities Blackhawks

Most selectionsEdit

The following table only lists players with at least four total selections.

Player Total First Team Second Team MVP Seasons played
Leroy Edwards 8 6 2 3 12
Bobby McDermott* 7 6 1 4 8
Charley Shipp 7 5 2 0 12
Ed Dancker 5 3 2 0 11
Buddy Jeannette* 5 4 1 0 7
Jerry Bush 4 1 3 0 9
Bob Calihan 4 0 4 0 5
Al Cervi* 4 3 1 0 5
Jack Ozburn 4 1 3 0 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "All-NBL Teams". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
Specific
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  2. ^ "Buddy Jeannette". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Al Cervi". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
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  15. ^ "1948–49 NBL Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2019.