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13. Freddie Lewis

13. Freddie Lewis

Freddie Lewis played just one season with the Cincinnati Royals backing up Hall of Famer, Oscar Robertson, before being chosen by the San Diego Rockets in the Expansion Draft.  Rather than report to the Rockets, he joined the Pacers of the ABA in their inaugural season, where he was a starter bouncing from the Point and Shooting Guard position.  Lewis was an ABA All-Star three times (1968, 1970 & 1972) and was the lynchpin to their dynasty that would win three ABA Titles in four seasons.  The Guard was traded to the Memphis Sounds after the 1973-74 Season but returned for one final season in Indiana, who was now in the NBA before retiring for good.

He would be named to the All-ABA Team, and during his tenure as a Pacer, he would average 16.1 Points per Game.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Point Guard, Shooting Guard
  • Acquired: Signed prior to the 1967-68 Season.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Memphis Sounds before the 1974-75 Season.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 8/31/76.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1976-77 Season.
  • Games Played: 575
  • Per Game Averages: 34.0 MP
    .442 eFG%
    .815 FT%
    16.1 PTS
    3.9 RB
    4.0 AST
    *1.1 STL
    *0.1 BLK

    *Steals and Blocks were not a stat until the 1973/74 Season.
  • Advanced Stats: 14.9 PER
    .515 TS%
    **0.2 VORP
    43.2 WS

    **VORP was not a stat until the 1973/74 Season.
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    ABA Champion (1970, 1972 & 1973)
    ABA All-Star (1968, 1970 & 1972)
    ABA Playoff MVP (1972)


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