American Basketball Association Rosters

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New York Nets 1968-69
Coach: Max Zaslofsky
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
3 Bob Lloyd Rutgers G 6' 2" 67 108 93 467 1.9 1.6 8.1
4 Walt Simon Benedict F/G 6' 5" 68 44 70 1436 3.7 2.5 14.7
9 Oliver Darden Michigan F/C 6' 7" 30 214 42 344 7.1 1.4 11.5
9 Steve Chubin Rhode Island G 6' 2" 28 103 139 445 3.7 5.0 15.9
10 Tom Hoover Villanova C 6' 9" 40 411 106 440 10.3 2.7 11.0
10 Stew Johnson Murray State F 6' 8" 9 44 9 74 4.9 1.0 8.2
10 Rod Knowles Davidson C/F 6' 9" 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10 Ken Wilburn Central State (OH) F 6' 6" 4 4 2 10 1.0 0.5 2.5
11 Hank Whitney Iowa State F/C 6' 7" 31 181 38 268 5.8 1.2 8.6
20 Dan Anderson Augsburg C 6' 10" 25 217 34 277 8.7 1.4 11.1
20 Randy Mahaffey Clemson F 6' 7" 48 387 64 662 8.1 1.3 13.8
22 Maurice McHartley North Carolina A&T G/F 6' 3" 24 76 76 297 3.2 3.2 12.4
22 Ron Perry Virginia Tech G 6' 3" 23 39 70 444 4.1 3.7 19.3
27 Tony Koski Providence F 6' 9" 5 7 4 6 1.4 0.8 1.2
27,32 Bob Verga Duke G 6' 1" 24 68 41 306 2.8 1.7 12.8
27 Leary Lentz Houston F 6' 6" 26 107 9 129 4.1 0.3 5.0
30 Wilbert Frazier Grambling C/F 6' 7" 75 416 66 554 5.5 0.9 7.4
30,40 Levern Tart Bradley G/F 6' 2" 35 128 87 513 3.7 2.5 14.7
32 Tom Bowens Grambling F/C 6' 8" 76 455 52 455 6.0 0.7 6.0
32 Tony Jackson St. John's F/G  6' 4" 3 3 0 1 1.0 0.0 0.3
33 Willie Somerset Duquesne G 5' 8" 31 135 106 747 4.4 3.4 24.1
33 Willie Worsley Texas Western G 5' 9" 24 35 39 145 1.5 1.6 6.0
3,9 Manny Leaks Niagara F/C 6' 8" 20 283 40 250 14.2 2.0 12.5
Pre-Season
30 Bob McIntyre St. John's F 6' 6" - - - - - - -
New York Nets 1969-70
Coach: York Larese
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
4 Walt Simon Benedict F/G 6' 5" 81 474 294 1162 5.9 3.6 14.3
5 Ron Taylor Southern Cal C 7' 1" 72 286 64 360 4.0 0.9 5.0
9,24 Steve Chubin Rhode Island G 6' 2" 11 35 26 119 3.2 2.4 10.8
10 John Smith Southern Colorado C  7' 0" 16 60 3 23 3.8 0.2 1.4
11 Sonny Dove St. John's F 6' 7" 80 543 107 1154 6.8 1.3 14.4
11 Jack Gillespie Montana State F  6' 6" 2 7 0 2 3.5 0.0 1.0
12 Bob Arnzen Notre Dame F 6' 5" 14 22 5 40 1.7 0.4 3.1
14 Luther Green Long Island C 6' 7" 59 263 27 283 4.5 0.5 4.8
15 Barry Kramer NYU F/G 6' 4" 7 13 3 27 1.9 0.4 3.9
20 Ed Johnson Tennessee State C 6' 8" 74 879 88 1037 11.9 1.2 14.0
20 Bob McIntyre St. John's F 6' 6" 7 20 5 25 2.9 0.7 3.6
21 Billy Evans Boston College G 6' 0" 53 39 100 102 0.7 1.9 1.9
23 Levern Tart Bradley G/F 6' 2" 80 546 1935 3.7 6.8 3.3 24.2
24 George Lehmann Campbell JC G 6' 1" 46 39 104 344 0.8 2.3 7.5
40 Les Hunter Loyola (IL) F 6' 7" 79 673 215 1295 8.5 2.7 16.4
45 Bob Christian Grambling C 6' 10" 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.0 2.0
10,20 Dennis Grey California Western C/F 6' 8" 4 25 0 18 6.3 0.0 4.5
3,25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 80 230 457 1218 2.9 5.7 15.2
Pre-Season
42 Tom Bowens Grambling F/C 6' 8" - - - - - - -
  Wilbert Frazier Grambling C/F 6' 7" - - - - - - -
  Tom Hoover Villanova C 6' 9" - - - - - - -
  Bill Jones Fairfield G 6' 4" - - - - - - -
  Elvin Ivory SW Louisiana F 6' 8" - - - - - - -
  Fred Lind Duke C 6' 7" - - - - - - -
  Willie Somerset Duquesne G 5' 8" - - - - - - -
New York Nets 1970-71
Coach:
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
3 Manny Leaks Niagara F/C 6' 8" 40 385 49 678 96 1.2 17.0
4 Jeff Congdon Brigham Young G 6' 1" 42 54 97 160 1.3 2.3 3.8
5 Billy Paultz St. John's C 6' 11" 83 940 160 1221 11.3 1.9 14.7
10 Jim Hayes Boston University G 6' 3" 47 45 47 144 1.0 1.0 3.1
11 Sonny Dove St. John's F 6' 7" 83 676 88 1124 8.1 1.1 13.5
12 Jim Ard Cincinnati F/C 6' 8" 73 337 40 427 4.6 0.5 5.8
14 Luther Green Long Island C 6' 7" 26 55 3 98 2.1 0.1 3.8
15 Bill Bunting North Carolina F 6' 8" 39 142 34 190 3.6 0.9 4.9
20 Ed Johnson Tennessee State C 6' 8" 26 222 26 268 8.5 1.0 10.3
21 Joe DePre St. John's G 6' 3" 72 175 138 632 2.4 1.9 8.8
22 Ollie Taylor Houston G 6' 2" 80 307 146 694 3.8 1.8 8.7
23 Levern Tart Bradley G/F 6' 2" 27 106 73 490 3.0 2.7 18.1
24 Rick Barry Miami (FL) F 6' 7" 59 401 294 1734 6.8 5.0 29.4
25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 81 237 672 1425 2.9 8.3 17.6
27 Luther Green Long Island C 6' 7" 26 55 3 98 2.1 0.1 3.8
40 Les Hunter Loyola (IL) F 6' 7" 5 21 2 32 4.2 0.4 6.4
3,21 Billy DeAngelis St. Joseph's (PA) G 6' 1' 8 6 8 10 0.8 1.0 1.3
Pre-Season
  Walt Simon Benedict F/G 6' 5" - - - - - - -
New York Nets 1971-72
Coach: Lou Carneseca
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
3 Manny Leaks Niagara F/C 6' 8" 9 43 4 54 4.8 0.4 6.0
4 Elnardo Webster St. Peter's F 6' 5" 8 1 1 6 0.1 0.1 0.8
5 Billy Paultz St. John's C 6' 11" 83 1035 128 1203 12.5 1.5 14.5
10 Gene Moore St. Louis C 6' 9" 68 409 40 502 6.0 0.6 7.4
11 Sonny Dove St. John's F 6' 7" 2 1 1 6 0.5 0.5 3.0
12 Jim Ard Cincinnati F/C 6' 8" 71 368 34 397 5.2 0.5 5.6
13 John Roche South Carolina G 6' 3" 82 172 259 1058 2.1 3.2 12.9
14 Bobby Greacen Rutgers F 6' 7" 4 2 1 2 0.5 0.3 0.5
14 Gary Zeller Drake G 6' 3" 12 10 2 18 .08 0.2 1.5
20 John Baum Temple F 6' 5" 44 135 17 247 3.1 0.4 5.6
21 Joe DePre St. John's G 6' 3" 46 49 45 194 1.1 1.0 4.2
22 Ollie Taylor Houston G 6' 2" 82 330 153 708 4.0 1.9 8.6
23 Jarrett Durham Duquesne F 6' 5" 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
24 Rick Barry Miami (FL) F 6' 7" 80 602 327 2581 7.5 4.1 31.5
25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 80 248 669 1682 3.1 8.4 21.0
32 Tom Washington Cheney State F/C 6' 7" 80 750 161 881 9.4 2.0 11.0
Pre-Season
4 Jeff Congdon Brigham Young G 6' 1"              
10 Jim Hayes Boston University G 6' 3"              
20 Bud Ogden Santa Clara F 6' 6" - - - - - - -
  Larry Holliday Oregon G 6' 4" - - - - - - -
  Warren Isaac Iona F 6' 8" - - - - - - -
  Ed Leftwich North Carolina State     - - - - - - -
New York Nets 1972-73
Coach: Lou Carneseca
  Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
3 George Bruns Manhattan G 6' 0" 13 8 36 86 0.6 2.8 6.6
5 Billy Paultz St. John's C 6' 11" 81 1015 189 1351 12.5 2.3 16.7
12 Jim Ard Cincinnati F/C 6' 8" 42 148 14 140 3.5 0.3 3.3
13 John Roche South Carolina G 6' 3" 77 146 348 1107 1.9 4.5 14.4
14 Brian Taylor Princeton G 6' 2" 63 203 175 962 3.2 2.8 15.3
20 John Baum Temple F 6' 5" 75 201 31 549 2.7 0.4 7.3
21 Joe DePre St. John's G 6' 3" 1 2 2 4 2.0 2.0 4.0
21 Brian Mahoney Manhattan G 6' 3" 19 14 12 58 0.7 0.6 31.
22 Jim Chones Marquette C 6' 11" 82 586 95 932 7.1 1.2 1.4
25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 61 127 453 751 2.1 7.4 12.3
30 Bob Lackey Marquette F 6' 5" 68 160 136 407 2.4 2.0 6.0
32 Tom Washington Cheney State F/C 6' 7" 76 553 203 521 7.3 2.7 6.9
40 George Carter St. Bonaventure F/G 6' 4" 83 515 173 1578 6.2 2.1 19.0
43 Art Becker Arizona State F 6' 7" 8 6 1 23 0.8 0.1 2.9
20,44 Gary Gregor South Carolina F 6' 7" 40 150 31 231 3.8 0.8 5.8
Pre-Season
3 Glenn Summors Gannon   6' 7" - - - - - - -
  Greg Cluess St. John's F   - - - - - - -
  George Tinsley Kentucky Wesleyan F 6' 5" - - - - - - -
New York Nets 1973-74
Coach: Kevin Loughery
Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
4 Wendall Ladner Southern Miss F 6' 5" 30 161 65 203 2.4 2.2 6.8
5 Billy Paultz St. John's C 6' 11" 77 782 167 1260 10.2 2.2 16.4
12 Mike Gale Elizabeth City State G 6' 4" 32 152 124 257 4.8 3.9 8.0
13 John Roche South Carolina G 6' 3" 50 59 208 570 1.2 4.2 11.4
14 Brian Taylor Princeton G 6' 2" 75 214 341 834 2.9 4.5 11.1
15 Billy Schaeffer St. John's F 6' 5" 59 141 37 385 2.4 0.6 6.5
22 Rich Rinaldi St. Peters G 6' 3" 5 5 1 12 1.0 0.2 2.4
22 Ollie Taylor Houston G 6' 2" 8 14 10 28 1.8 1.3 3.5
23 John Williamson New Mexico State G 6' 2" 77 213 341 834 2.8 2 14.5
25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 56 77 207 296 1.4 3.7 5.3
30 Bob Lackey Marquette F 6' 5" 3 4 1 1.3 0.3 2.0
32 Julius Erving Massachusetts F 6' 6" 84 899 434 2299 10.7 5.2 27.4
35 Larry Kenon Memphis State F 6' 9" 84 962 112 1334 11.5 1.3 15.9
40 Willie Sojourner Weber State C 6' 8" 82 335 54 458 4.1 0.7 5.6
44 Gary Gregor South Carolina F 6' 7" 25 71 15 91 2.8 0.6 3.6
44 Jim O'Brien Maryland F 6' 7" 11 17 6 39 1.5 0.5 3.5
Pre-Season (7 games were played)
  George Bruns Manhattan G 6' 0" - - - - - - -
24 Mo Layton Southern Cal G 6' 1" - - - - - - -
43 Neil Jorgenson Oregon State   6' 9" - - - - - -  
  Sterling Wright Lincoln (MO) F 6' 8" - - - - - -  
New York Nets 1974-75
Coach: Kevin Loughery
Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
4 Wendall Ladner Southern Miss F 6' 5" 25 68 32 103 2.7 1.6 4.1
5 Billy Paultz St. John's C 6' 11" 80 722 179 1262 9.7 2.2 15.8
12 Mike Gale Elizabeth City State G 6' 4" 72 236 165 535 5.2 3.7 11.9
14 Brian Taylor Princeton G 6' 2" 79 232 282 1104 2.9 3.6 14.0
15 Billy Schaeffer St. John's F 6' 5" 27 37 20 139 4.8 2.6 17.9
22 Ed Manning Jackson State F 6' 7" 70 212 58 241 3.0 0.8 3.4
23 John Williamson New Mexico State G 6' 2" 75 149 197 866 2.9 3.8 16.7
25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 77 75 320 472 1.0 4.2 6.1
30 Al Skinner Massachusetts G 6' 3" 51 120 121 333 2.4 2.4 6.5
32 Julius Erving Massachusetts F 6' 6" 84 914 462 2343 10.9 5.5 27.9
35 Larry Kenon Memphis State F 6' 9" 84 900 122 1570 10.7 1.5 18.7
40 Willie Sojourner Weber State C 6' 8" 79 275 42 360 3.5 0.5 4.6
Pre-Season
  Otto Moore Pan American C 6' 11" - - - - - - -
  Tom Patterson (NBA) Quachita Sate F 6' 6" - - - - - - -
  John Ryan Fairfield G 6' 2" - - - - - - -
  Pete Smith Pepperdine F 6' 6" - - - - - - -
New York Nets 1975-76
Coach: Kevin Loughery
Num Name University Pos Ht GP Reb Asts Pts RPG APG PPG
11 George Bucci Manhattan G 6' 3" 33 37 15 128 1.1 0.5 3.9
12 Chuck Terry Long Beach State F 6' 6" 66 144 38 220 2.2 0.6 3.3
14 Brian Taylor Princeton G 6' 2" 54 238 320 1227 3.0 3.8 16.7
15,24 Billy Schaeffer St. John's F 6' 5" 20 22 9 72 1.1 0.5 3.6
21 Tim Bassett Georgia F 6' 8" 84 531 65 405 6.3 0.8 4.8
22 Jim Eakins Brigham Young C 6' 11" 34 120 18 211 3.5 0.5 6.2
23 John Williamson New Mexico State G 6' 2" 76 190 188 1233 2.5 2.5 16.2
24 Ted McClain Tennessee State G 6' 1" 30 73 106 340 2.4 3.5 11.3
25 Bill Melchionni Villanova G 6' 1" 67 88 266 386 1.3 4.0 5.8
30 Al Skinner Massachusetts G 6' 3" 83 307 280 865 3.7 3.4 10.4
31 Swen Nater UCLA C 6' 11" 43 441 19 376 10.3 0.4 8.7
32 Julius Erving Massachusetts F 6' 6" 84 925 423 2462 11.0 5.0 29.3
33 Rich Jones Memphis State F 6' 6" 83 428 131 1096 5.2 1.6 13.2
35 Kim Hughes Wisconsin C 6' 11" 84 775 55 692 9.2 0.7 8.2
Pre-Season
21 Bob Warren Vanderbilt G 6' 5" - - - - - - -
40 Willie Sojourner Weber State C 6' 8" - - - - - - -
  Sylvester Cuyler Marymount F 6' 8" - - - - - - -
  Bob Guyette Kentucky F 6' 9" - - - - - - -