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Leo John Mogus (April 13, 1921 – May 31, 1971) was an American professional basketball player.

Leo Mogus
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Personal information
Born(1921-04-13)April 13, 1921
Ohio
DiedMay 31, 1971(1971-05-31) (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
CollegeYoungstown State (1939–1943)
Playing career1946–1951
PositionForward / Center
Number7, 22, 14, 29, 44, 18
Career history
1946Cleveland Rebels
1946–1947Toronto Huskies
1947–1948Youngstown Cubs
1948Baltimore Bullets
1948–1949Fort Wayne Pistons
1949Indianapolis Jets
19491951Philadelphia Warriors
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'4" forward/center, Mogus played at Youngstown State University from 1939 to 1943, where he scored 1,400 points. Mogus also played football at the school.[1] After college, he played professional basketball in the Basketball Association of America (later National Basketball Association) as a member of the Cleveland Rebels, Toronto Huskies, Baltimore Bullets, Fort Wayne Pistons, Indianapolis Jets, and Philadelphia Warriors. He averaged 8.5 points per game in his BAA/NBA career, and during the 1946–47 BAA season, he ranked ninth in the league in total points (753), ninth in points per game (13.0), seventh in total assists (84), and ninth in assists per game (1.4).[2]

To date, Mogus is the only player from Youngstown State University to play in the NBA. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1985.[1]

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BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  PPG  Points per game
 Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1946–47 Cleveland 17 .323 .716 1.6 12.3
1946–47 Toronto 41 .285 .726 1.4 13.3
1948–49 Baltimore 13 .200 .694 .2 3.5
1948–49 Fort Wayne 20 .335 .743 1.4 8.7
1948–49 Indianapolis 19 .364 .729 3.9 15.9
1949–50 Philadelphia 64 .396 .727 1.5 8.8
1950–51 Philadelphia 57 .352 .616 1.8 .6 2.4
Career 231 .332 .716 1.8 1.4 8.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1950 Philadelphia 2 .167 .571 3.5 5.0
1951 Philadelphia 1 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0
Career 3 .167 .571 .0 2.3 3.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Leo Mogus. Youngstown State University. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Leo Mogus. basketball-reference. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.

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