Syracuse Nationals forward, Schayes is 26 years old, 6 feet 8 inches tall and played college basketball at New York University. This is his 6th year in the NBA and as of last week he was third among leading scorers, fourth in rebounds.
Philadelphia Warriors center, Johnston is 25 years old, 6 feet 8 inches tall, and played college basketball at Ohio State. Winner of the individual scoring title for the past two years, Johnston was fifth in the race for this honor last week, led in points per game.
New York Knickerbockers guard, McGuire is 28 years old, 6 feet tall and played college basketball at St. John's. McGuire acts as Knickerbocker playmaker and is superb at working ball in. McGuire usually leads the Knickerbockers in assists.
Boston Celtics guard, Sharman is 27 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and played college basketball at Southern California. Sharman teams with Cousy to give Celtics top back-court combination. He is deadly shot, especially from outside.
Boston Celtics guard, Cousy is 27 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, and played college basketball at Holy Cross. Fourth in scoring leaders this year, Cousy is a wizard at ball handling, always a leader in assists, probably best all-round player in league.
Harry Gallatin, Nat Clifton of Knickerbockers; Ed Macauley, Don Barksdale of Celtics; Paul Seymour of Syracuse; Paul Arizin of Warriors.
Milwaukee Hawks center, Pettit is 22 years old, 6 feet 9 inches tall, and played college basketball at Louisiana State. Pettit, a rookie, has been fighting for top scoring honors with teammate Frank Selvy, averaging slightly better than 20 points a game.
Fort Wayne Pistons forward, Yardley is 24 years old, 6 feet 5 inches tall and played college basketball at Stanford where he broke records of great Hank Luisetti. Yardley also played AAU ball; specializes in jump shots, is Pistons' top scorer.