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1956 U.S. Olympic Trials

Kansas City, Mo. April 2-4 Invited Teams For Round Robin Play
  1. Buchan Bakers – National AAU Champions
  2. Phillips Oilers – AAU Second Place
  3. College All Stars
  4. Armed Forces All Stars
Day One
Armed Forces All Stars 78, Phillips Oilers 77 (OT)
College All Stars 86, Buchan Bakers 79

Day Two
Phillips Oilers 72, Buchan Bakers 64
College All Stars 82, Armed Forces All Stars 74

Day Three
Phillips Oilers 79, College All Stars 75
Buchan Bakers 82, Armed Forces All Stars 79

Final Standings

Team W L
Phillips Oilers 2 1
College All Stars 2 1
Buchan Bakers 1 2
Armed Forces All Stars 1 2


By defeating the College All Stars, the Phillips Oilers were the winners of the round robin competition, earning five spots on the U.S. Olympic basketball team.

U.S. Olympic Team Selections

Phillips Oilers –
Chuck Darling, Burdette Haldorson, Bill Hougland, Bob Jeangerard, Jim Walsh.

College All Stars –
Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Carl Cain

Armed Forces All Stars –

Bill Evans, Gib Ford, Ron Tomsic

Buchan Bakers
–Dick Boushka

Alternates
Phillips Oilers: – Joe Dean
College All Stars: – Hal Lear, Willie Naulls
Armed Forces All Stars: – Ray Warren
Buchan Bakers: – Charlie Koon, Terry Rand

Box scores
Day One, Game One

Armed Forces All Stars (78)

Player FG FT PF TP
Gib Ford 5 4-5 2 14
Bernie Janicki 1 0-3 1 2
Jim Bingham 2 3-4 1 7
Ray Warren 4 1-3 1 9
Al Bianchi 0 0-0 1 0
Larry Dugan 4 4-4 4 12
McCoy Ingram 1 0-0 1 2
Ron Tomsic 11 6-7 1 28
Billy Evans 2 0-0 1 4
Tom Fuller 0 0-0 0 0
Totals 30 18-26 13 78


Phillips Oilers (77)

Player FG FT PF TP
Burdie Haldorson 9 4-4 2 22
George Linn 1 0-0 1 2
Arnold Short 0 0-1 0 0
Joe Dean 3 0-0 0 6
Chuck Darling 4 1-4 2 9
Jerry Harper 1 1-2 2 3
Jim Walsh 4 0-0 3 8
Ray Steiner 1 6-7 3 8
Bill Hougland 4 2-2 2 10
Bob Jeangerard 4 1-2 1 9
Totals 31 15-22 16 77


Day One, Game Two

Buchan Bakers (79)

Player FG FT PF TP
Ed Halberg 0 0-0 0 0
Dick Boushka 7 6-11 2 20
Dean Parsons 2 1-2 2 5
Dick Eicher 0 0-0 5 0
Phil Jordon 4 3-5 2 11
Terry Rand 5 0-0 0 10
George Swyers 3 0-1 1 6
Joe Cipriano 3 4-8 1 10
Charlie Koon 4 7-8 4 15
Frank Guisness 0 0-0 0 0
Stan Glowaski 1 0-0 1 2
Totals 29 21-35 18 79


College All Stars (86)

Player FG FT PF TP
Carl Cain, Iowa 1 1-2 4 3
Gary Bergen, Utah 1 0-2 0 2
Willie Naulls, UCLA 5 4-7 1 14
Jim Paxson, Dayton 3 2-3 2 8
Bill Russell, USF 11 2-4 4 24
Bill Uhl, Dayton 0 0-0 1 0
Bob Burrow, Kentucky 0 0-0 1 0
K.C. Jones, USF 6 6-7 2 18
John McCarthy, Canisius 0 0-0 0 0
Paul Judson, Illinois 1 0-0 3 2
Hal Lear, Temple 7 1-1 3 15
Totals 35 16-26 21 86


Day Two, Game One

Buchan Bakers (64)

Player FG FT PF TP
Ed Halberg 0 4-4 1 4
Dick Boushka 4 2-2 3 10
Dean Parsons 2 3-4 2 7
Dick Eicher 1 2-2 2 4
Stan Glowaski 1 0-0 1 2
Phil Jordon 2 1-2 1 5
Terry Rand 2 1-3 0 5
Bruno Boin 1 0-1 0 2
George Swyers 7 0-3 2 14
Charlie Koon 3 1-3 5 7
Joe Cipriano 2 0-0 3 4
Totals 25 14-24 20 64


Phillips Oilers (72)

Player FG FT PF TP
Burdie Haldorson 5 2-2 0 12
Bob Jeangerard 1 5-6 2 7
Bill Hougland 1 4-4 2 6
Chuck Darling 3 8-8 5 14
Bob Mattick 1 1-4 1 3
Jim Walsh 3 8-8 2 14
Ray Steiner 1 2-2 0 4
Jim Buchanan 0 0-0 0 0
Joe Dean 5 2-5 4 12
Dick Miller 0 0-0 0 0
Totals 20 32-39 16 72


Day Two, Game Two

College All Stars (82)

Player FG FT PF TP
Carl Cain, Iowa 4 3-5 1 11
Vic Molodei, NC St. 0 0-0 0 0
Willie Naulls, UCLA 6 0-0 1 12
Jim Paxson, Dayton 3 1-2 2 7
Gary Bergen, Utah 0 0-0 0 0
Bill Reigel, McNeese St. 0 1-4 2 1
Bill Russell, USF 13 3-7 4 29
Bill Uhl, Dayton 0 0-0 0 0
K.C. Jones, USF 2 9-12 2 13
Hal Lear, Temple 0 2-2 0 2
Paul Judson, Illinois 0 0-0 1 0
John McCarthy, Canisius 1 5-6 1 7
Chuck Rolles, Cornell 0 0-0 0 0
Totals 29 24-38 14 82


Armed Forces All Stars (74)

Player FG FT PF TP
Gib Ford 2 6-6 1 10
Don Lange 1 0-0 2 2
Jim Bingham 0 0-0 2 0
Ted Henderson 0 0-0 0 0
McCoy Ingram 3 0-1 3 6
Larry Dugan 4 3-7 3 11
Ray Warren 3 3-4 1 9
Ron Tomsic 7 3-4 0 17
Al Bianchi 3 0-0 5 6
Stan Kernan 0 0-0 0 0
Billy Evans 5 1-2 4 11
Bernie Janicki 1 0-0 1 2
Clarence Hannon 0 0-0 0 0
Totals 29 16-24 22 74


Day Three, Game One

Phillips Oilers (79)

Player FG FT PF TP
Bob Jeangerard 2 6-6 1 10
Arnold Short 0 0-1 0 0
Burdie Haldorson 0 6-7 5 6
Chuck Darling 9 3-5 1 21
Bob Mattick 0 0-1 1 0
Jim Walsh 7 4-4 2 18
Bill Hougland 0 4-5 2 4
Joe Dean 5 6-8 1 16
Ray Steiner 0 4-4 1 4
Totals 23 33-41 14 79


College All Stars (75)

Player FG FT PF TP
Carl Cain, Iowa 0 0-0 4 0
Jim Paxson, Dayton 2 2-3 5 6
Willie Naulls, UCLA 6 4-5 3 16
Bob Burrows, Kentucky 0 0-0 0 0
Bill Russell, USF 8 3-6 4 19
KC Jones, USF 2 4-5 3 8
John McCarthy, Canisius 1 0-0 1 2
Hal Lear, Temple 10 4-4 3 24
Totals 29 17-23 23 75
 


Day Three, Game Two

Buchan Bakers (82)

Player FG FT PF TP
Ed Halberg 3 0-0 2 6
Dick Eicher 0 2-2 0 2
Stan Glowaski 1 0-0 0 2
Dean Parsons 1 0-1 1 2
Dick Boushka 10 5-5 1 25
Frank Guisness 1 0-0 1 2
Bruno Boin 2 0-1 2 4
Phil Jordon 1 0-0 1 2
Terry Rand 4 5-6 2 13
George Swyers 1 2-3 2 4
Joe Cipriano 1 0-0 4 2
Charlie Koon 5 8-9 2 18
Totals 30 22-27 18 82


Armed Forces All Stars (79)

Player FG FT PF TP
Gib Ford 3 0-1 2 6
Clarence Hannon 2 0-0 0 4
Ray Warrren 12 2-4 4 26
Larry Dugan 1 2-5 3 4
McCoy Ingram 2 1-3 0 5
Don Lange 0 2-2 1 2
Ron Tomsic 9 5-9 3 23
Tom Fuller 0 1-2 0 1
Billy Evans 4 0-1 2 8
Bernie Janicki 0 0-0 1 0
Totals 33 13-27 16 79
 


Leading Scorers

Player Team FG FT TP
Bill Russell, USF College All Stars 32 8 72
Ron Tomsic Armed Forces 27 14 68
Dick Boushka Buchan Bakers 21 13 55
Chuck Darling Phillips Oilers 16 12 44
Ray Warren Armed Forces 19 6 44
Willie Naulls, UCLA College All Stars 17 8 42
Hal Lear, Temple College All Stars 17 7 41
Burdie Haldorson Phillips Oilers 14 12 40
Jim Walsh Phillips Oilers 14 12 40
Charlie Koon Buchan Bakers 12 16 40
KC Jones, USF College All Stars 10 19 39
Joe Dean Phillips Oilers 13 8 34
Gib Ford Armed Forces 10 10 30
Terry Rand Buchan Bakers 11 6 28
Larry Dugan Armed Forces 9 9 27


Leading Rebounders

Player Team RB
Bill Russell, USF College All Stars 39
Dick Boushka Buchan Bakers 32
Willie Naulls, UCLA College All Stars 28
Jim Walsh Phillips Oilers 23
Billy Evans Armed Forces 21
Gib Ford Armed Forces 21
KC Jones, USF College All Stars 20
Terry Rand Buchan Bakers 17
Larry Dugan Armed Forces 14
Chuck Darling Phillips Oilers 14