UK Professional Basketball Players

Beyond the National Basketball Association, there are quite a few former Kentucky players who played in other professional leagues. This page lists participation in leagues which were in existence prior to the formation of the NBA. For a list of former UK players who were drafted or played in the NBA (including the ABA), please see this page. An external link is available to view the status of former UK players who are currently playing overseas.

Much of the information on this page was found and extracted from the APBR and Bball Sports websites. Despite this, some of the information remains incomplete or missing. If anyone can fill in any missing information, provide statistics or provide suggestions for where to locate them, it would be greatly appreciated.

LeRoy Edwards - (UK Player 1935)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1935-36US Tire
(Midwest Basketball)
1936-37Dayton London Bobbys
(Midwest Basketball)
1937-38Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)138344633121016.1
1938-39Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)28124861186733411.9
1939-40Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)281111392036936112.9
1940-41Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)235776121701908.3
1941-42Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)248592--5326210.9
1942-43Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)237472103642209.6
1943-44Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)19485292411487.8
1944-45Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)30125157--9640713.6
1945-46Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)3412011920011435910.6
1946-47Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)441351442221344149.4
1947-48Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)46761422051462946.4
1948-49Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)10782024222.2

Homer Thompson - (UK Player 1937-39)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1939-40Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)24275278601064.4
1946-47Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)1101322.0
1946-47Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)3223--62.0

Bernard Opper - (UK Player 1937-39)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1939-40Detroit Eagles (NBL)274220 32581043.8
1940-41Detroit Eagles (NBL)5301161.2
1944-45Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)297321----1675.8
1945-46Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)339233----2176.6
1946-47Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)3214551----34110.7
1947-48Jersey City Atoms (ABL)104210----949.4

Lee Huber - (UK Player 1939-41)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1941-42Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)11326----706.4

Bruce Boehler - (UK Player 1941-42)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1945-46Cleveland Allmen Transfers (NBL)540--081.6

Milt Ticco - (UK Player 1941-43)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1946-47Youngstown Bears (NBL)3618046637940611.3
1947-48Flint Dow A.C.S. (NBL)30742535--1735.8
1947-48Indianpolis Kautskys (NBL)10333--90.9
1947-48Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)20351213--824.1
1948-49Wilkes-Barre Barrons (ABL)4113128----2907.1
1949-50Wilkes-Barre Barrons (ABL)358520----1905.4
1950-51Allentown/Carbondale Aces * (ABL)246912----1506.2
1950-51Pottsville (EPBL)12599----12710.6

* - Stats for Ticco's 1950-51 season are his combined stats at Allentown and Carbondale.

Wilbur Schu - (UK Player 1943-46)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1946-47Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)2281017--261.2
1946-47Youngstown Bears (NBL)11769--201.8

Kenton Campbell - (UK Player 1945-48)

YearTeam (League)GamesFGFTFTAPFPointsPPG
1948-49Hammond Calumet Buccaneers (NBL)1429121818705

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