Kleggie Hermsen

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

Kleggie Hermsen
Personal information
Born(1923-03-12)March 12, 1923
Hill City, Minnesota
DiedMarch 2, 1994(1994-03-02) (aged 70)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolVocational (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (1944–1945)
Playing career1943–1953
PositionCenter / Forward
Number11, 16, 29, 13, 10
Career history
1943–1944,
1945–1946
Sheboygan Red Skins
1946Cleveland Rebels
1946–1947Toronto Huskies
1947–1948Baltimore Bullets
1948–1949Washington Capitols
1949–1950Chicago Stags
1950–1951Tri-Cities Blackhawks
19511952Boston Celtics
1952Indianapolis Olympians
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA/NBA statistics
Points2,669
Rebounds467
Assists366
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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 Basketball Association of America and 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 BAA/NBA career and won a league championship with the Bullets in 1948.

BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit

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
 †  Won an NBA championship

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1946–47 Cleveland 11 .269 .467 .9 3.9
1946–47 Toronto 21 .291 .660 .7 12.1
1947–48 Baltimore 48 .277 .665 1.0 12.0
1948–49 Washington 60 .312 .682 1.7 11.8
1949–50 Chicago 67 .319 .619 1.5 8.1
1950–51 Tri-Cities/Boston 71 .293 .654 6.3 1.3 7.5
1952–53 Boston 4 5.5 .000 .500 1.8 .0 .3
1952–53 Indianapolis 6 6.7 .182 .667 2.0 .7 1.7
Career 288 6.2 .297 .654 5.8 1.3 9.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1948 Baltimore 11 .252 .714 1.1 11.0
1949 Washington 11 .268 .663 1.1 12.3
1950 Chicago 2 .292 .800 2.5 9.0
1951 Boston 2 .167 .000 1.5 .0 1.0
Career 26 .261 .689 1.5 1.1 10.6

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