Jim Oler
Jim Oler
Full Name:  James John Oler
     Born:  April 3, 1934 in Economy, In
     Died:  April 10, 1989 in Panama City, Fl
   School:  Economy High School in Economy, Indiana


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Tom Garcia, Bob Williams, JIM OLER JIM OLER, Rick Benson, Bob Williams, Dick Artmeier, Ham Wernke, Bud Kennedy Ham Wernke and JIM OLER


FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
52-53 22  G       5-11 178  Fr   *   Economy, IN                 
53-54 23  G       5-11 180  So   *   Economy, IN                 
54-55 23  G       5-11 180  Jr   *   Economy, IN                 
55-56 21  G       5-10 185  Sr   *   Economy, IN                 


Awards
Basketball
Year  Award
1956  Converse - All-American - Honorable Mention
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1979
From 1952 through 1956, Jimmy Oler wrote basketball records, some of which have lasted into the 21st century. Over his 91 games at FSU, Oler scored 1,820 points to become the school's all-time leader, a mark that lasted 28 years until Bob Sura overtook him. In the 1955-56 campaign, Oler scored 742 points, the best single season record for more than 50 years. That same year Oler averaged 29.7 points a game, a mark no Seminole since has approached. As FSU sports moved into the 2000s, Oler still held or shared five offensive records including single-game free throws made (22) and attempted (30). His 42 points in a game in 1952-53 was FSU's fourth best single-game performance entering the new millennium.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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52-53 20           52  139 .374          .000   90 118 .763  194  9.7                  0.0  50                       
53-54 20           96  280 .343          .000  140 188 .745  332 16.6                  0.0                           
54-55 26   4      164  414 .396          .000  221 289 .765  549 21.1              76  2.9  65  1                    
55-56 25          216  470 .460          .000  310 380 .816  742 29.7             136  5.4  61                       
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tot   91   4    0 528 1303 .405    0   0 .000  761 975 .781 1817 20.0      0   0  212  2.3 176  1    0    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1952-53                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  5 MERCER               1            0                  0   0    0                   0                    
Dec 13 MERCER               1            2                  2   4    6                                        
Dec 15 CENTRAL COLLEGE      1            0                  1   1    1                                        
Dec 19 SEWANEE              1            0                  2   4    2                                        
Dec 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            1                  8       10                                        
Jan  6 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            2                  4   5    8                                        
Jan  9 MIAMI                1            4                  3   6   11                                        
Jan 12 TAMPA                1            1                  3        5                                        
Jan 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g        6                  7   9   19                                        
Jan 31 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            2                  5        9                                        
Feb  2 MEMPHIS STATE        1            1                  3   8    5                   1                    
Feb  4 ARKANSAS STATE       1            0                  5        5                                        
Feb 10 STETSON              1   g        3                  3        9                                        
Feb 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            3                  6       12                                        
Feb 14 TAMPA                1            5                  8       18                                        
Feb 21 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            2                  2        6                                        
Feb 23 MIAMI                1   g        4                 10  14   18                                        
Feb 25 STETSON              1            7                  5   5   19                                        
Feb 27 MERCER               1            5                  4   4   14                                        
Feb 28 STETSON              1            4                  9  11   17                                        
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Totals                     20   3    0  52    0    0   0   90  71  194      0   0    0   1    0    0    0    0

1953-54                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  4 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            1    6             8  13   10                                        
Dec  8 MERCER               1            7   13             9  13   23                   4                    
Dec 11 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            5   13             3   8   13                                        
Dec 16 JACKSONVILLE STATE   1            8                  2   4   18                                        
Dec 18 STETSON              1            7                  7   7   21                                        
Dec 19 SPRING HILL COLLEGE  1            1                  3   3    5                                        
Jan  6 TAMPA                1            5                  9   9   19                                        
Jan  7 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            1                 10  16   12                   4                    
Jan  9 MIAMI                1            4                  6   6   14                                        
Jan 11 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            2                  9  12   13                                        
Jan 12 TAMPA                1            1                  8       10                                        
Jan 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            8                  3       19                                        
Jan 16 STETSON              1            2                  5   7    9                                        
Jan 19 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            6                  4   5   16                   2                    
Jan 21 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g       11                  4   8   26                                        
Jan 30 MERCER               1            5                  5   6   15                                        
Feb  5 MIAMI                1            7                 12  15   26                   3                    
Feb 13 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            5                 13  17   23                                        
Feb 17 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1   g        7                  9       23                                        
Feb 20 ARKANSAS STATE       1            3                 11  12   17                                        
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Totals                     20   2    0  96   32    0   0  140 161  332      0   0    0  13    0    0    0    0

1954-55                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  4 JACKSONVILLE STATE   1            8   23            10  12   26               4   2                    
Dec  6 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1   g        5   14             4   8   14               3   3                    
Dec 14 TAMPA                1            5   13             7   9   17               2   1                    
Dec 18 STETSON              1            6   13             9  12   21               1   3                    
Dec 20 MIAMI                1   g        4   15            12  17   20              11   2                    
Dec 27 FLORIDA              1            6    9             2   4   14               3   5                    
Dec 28 GEORGIA              1           11   24             7  11   29               4   1                    
Jan  3 DUKE                 1            5   16            10  15   20               2   3                    
Jan  7 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            3    8             7   9   13               2   3                    
Jan  8 TAMPA                1            8   18             7   7   23               1   3                    
Jan 15 GEORGIA              1           11   19             4   4   26               3   1                    
Jan 18 SPRING HILL COLLEGE  1            4   12            13  15   21               2   2                    
Jan 19 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1   g        8   18            11  12   27               4   1                    
Jan 29 STETSON              1   g        5    8             9  18   19               1   4                    
Jan 31 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            6   22            22  29   34               4   2                    
Feb  7 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            8   11             7   8   23               2   2                    
Feb 14 GEORGIA              1            8   20             3   4   19               4   3                    
Feb 16 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            8   15            11  12   27               6   3                    
Feb 19 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            8   16             8   9   24               5   3                    
Feb 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            9   15             6   8   24               0   2                    
Feb 23 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            7   15            10  12   24               1   2                    
Feb 25 MIAMI                1            7   20             7  10   21               4   2                    
Feb 28 STETSON              1            5   16             8  11   18               0   2                    
Mar  1 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            3   20             7  11   13               4   2                    
Mar  7 MONTANA STATE        1            2   18            16  17   20               2   3                    
Mar  9 BELOIT COLLEGE       1            4   16             4   5   12               1   5                    
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Totals                     26   4    0 164  414    0   0  221 289  549      0   0   76  65    0    0    0    0

1955-56                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  1 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 1            8                 10  11   26                                        
Dec  3 EAST TENNESSEE STATE 1            5                  2   2   12                   2                    
Dec  5 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            8                  8       24                   2                    
Dec 10 STETSON              1            9                 10  12   28                   2                    
Dec 13 TAMPA                1           12                 10  11   34                                        
Dec 16 MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE  1           10                 22  30   42                   2                    
Dec 19 CLEMSON              1           12                 13       37                                        
Dec 20 BOSTON               1            6                 17  19   29                                        
Dec 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            5                  8  11   18                                        
Dec 28 WEST VIRGINIA        1            8                  8  10   24                                        
Dec 29 SANTA CLARA          1            7                 12  15   26                                        
Dec 30 NEW YORK             1            9                  5   6   23                                        
Jan  7 MIAMI                1            8                 17  22   33                   3                    
Jan  9 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1           11                 12  13   34                                        
Jan 13 GEORGIA              1            9                 10  15   28                                        
Jan 14 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1           12                 17  23   41                   3                    
Jan 16 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            8                 13  16   29                                        
Feb  6 TROY STATE           1           12                 14  17   38                   2                    
Feb  7 TAMPA                1            8                 17  21   33                   2                    
Feb 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            6                 20  23   32                   0                    
Feb 18 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1           10                 15  19   35                   4                    
Feb 20 STETSON              1            9                  9  11   27                                        
Feb 25 MIAMI                1            6                 15  17   27                   3                    
Mar  3 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            8                 12  13   28                   0                    
Mar  5 GEORGIA              1           10                 14  16   34                   4                    
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Totals                     25   0    0 216    0    0   0  310 353  742      0   0    0  29    0    0    0    0