Connie Simmons

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Connie Simmons
Connie Simmons.jpeg
Personal information
Born(1925-03-15)March 15, 1925
Newark, New Jersey
DiedApril 15, 1989(1989-04-15) (aged 64)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High schoolFlushing
(Flushing, New York)
Playing career1946–1956
PositionCenter / Forward
Number10, 33, 11, 6, 18, 4
Career history
19461948Boston Celtics
19481949Baltimore Bullets
19491954New York Knicks
1954–1955Syracuse Nationals
1954Baltimore Bullets
1955–1956Rochester Royals
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA/NBA statistics
Points5,859
Rebounds2,294
Assists940
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Cornelius Leo "Connie" Simmons (March 15, 1925 – April 15, 1989) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Newark, New Jersey.

A 6'8" forward/center from Flushing High School in New York City, Simmons played ten seasons (1946–56) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Boston Celtics, Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Syracuse Nationals and Rochester Royals. He averaged 9.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game in his career and was a member of two league championship teams: the 1948 Bullets and the 1955 Nationals. He was the second player to enter the NBA without having played in college, after Tony Kappen.[1]

Connie was the brother of professional basketball and baseball player Johnny Simmons.[2]

BAA/NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Simmons won a BAA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1946–47 Boston 60 .320 .677 1.0 10.3
1947–48 Boston 32 .295 .593 .5 7.8
1947–48 Baltimore 13 .302 .556 .5 10.6
1948–49 Baltimore 60 .377 .683 1.9 13.0
1949–50 New York 60 .331 .662 1.7 11.3
1950–51 New York 66 .374 .702 6.5 1.8 9.2
1951–52 New York 66 23.6 .378 .689 7.1 1.8 9.5
1952–53 New York 65 26.3 .377 .732 7.0 2.0 11.2
1953–54 New York 72 27.9 .358 .689 6.7 1.8 10.0
1954–55 Baltimore / Syracuse 36 23.9 .357 .632 6.1 1.7 9.6
1955–56 Rochester 68 13.3 .336 .605 3.5 1.2 5.4
Career 598 22.9 .351 .678 6.2 1.6 9.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1948 Baltimore 11 .371 .744 1.0 17.1
1949 Baltimore 3 .351 .759 2.3 16.0
1950 New York 5 .275 .952 1.4 8.4
1951 New York 14 .364 .618 6.7 1.7 10.9
1952 New York 14 30.5 .464 .764 7.7 .9 15.9
1953 New York 11 31.0 .367 .729 7.5 2.3 13.2
1954 New York 4 27.8 .323 .694 8.3 2.5 11.3
Career 62 30.3 .382 .731 7.4 1.5 13.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "High School Players to enter NBA". Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  2. ^ "Johnny Simmons BAA stats". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 6, 2016.

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