Leo Mogus biography

Leo Mogus

Basketball Player

1921 –


Who is Leo Mogus?

Leo Mogus was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'4" forward/center, Mogus played at Youngstown State University from 1939 to 1943, where he scored 1,400 points. Mogus also played football at the school. After college, he played professional basketball in the Basketball Association of America as a member of the Cleveland Rebels, Toronto Huskies, Baltimore Bullets, Fort Wayne Pistons, Indianapolis Jets, and Philadelphia Warriors. He averaged 8.5 points per game in his BAA/NBA career, and during the 1946-47 BAA season, he ranked ninth in the league in total points, ninth in points per game, seventh in total assists, and ninth in assists per game.

To date, Mogus is the only player from Youngstown State University to play in the NBA. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1985.

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