The excitement was focused on the backcourt - fast one-handed dribbling - two-handed set shots, with one-handed jumpers coming on in - and long passes dominated play after World War II ended. Great hardfloor generals challenged opposing taller players and dribbled right around them. Tall centers were coming onboard... forwards were starting to shoot one-handed jumpers from the outside of the circle. Although scores were still low compared to today's game, players were shooting more and more.
Stan Miasek, 6ft 6inch Center Detroit Falcons of the BAA /NBA- A good athlete, he could jump higher than most big-men of this era. Stan Miasek was honored by a panel of the media as the very-first NBA First Team All-Star for his outstanding all-around play in 1946-1947. One of the leading scorers after the War, he never played on a high school team or college team before joining the pros. IN 1946-47, Stan Miasek racked up a very solid 14.9 ppg, 3rd highest among NBA basketball players, and his 895 total points also ranked 3rd best. In 1947-1948 Stan Miasek was chosen a Second Team NBA All-Star after finishing again with a 14.9 ppg average.