PLAYER PROFILE

ALLIE SCHUCKMAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Allie Schuckman graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. He enrolled at Long Island University, but transferred to St. John’s where he became a star of the famed team known as the “Wonder Five” the most highly publicized college team of the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. The St. John’s  squad compiled an 86-8 record over a four year period. Schuckman was one of the most accurate shooters of the era. He teamed with backcourt whiz, Mac Kinsbrunner, to provide the defensive- minded Jewels with most of the team’s offense. In 1931-32 season, the “Wonder Five” turned pro as a unit and became known as the Brooklyn Jewels. In their first season as pros, the Jewels lost in the finals of the Metropolitan Basketball League to the famed Brooklyn Visitation, but came back in 1932-33 to win the MBL title. When the MBL folded in 1933, the Jewels joined the resurrected American Basketball League. Although Schuckman consistently finished among the league’s top scorers, the Jewels found success hard to come by in the ABL and usually finished in the middle of the pack. When the team slumped to a dismal 4-15 mark in the second half of 1936-37, owner-coach Eddie Wilde released several of the original Jewels including Schuckman. He quickly signed with Kingston, but returned to the Jewels as substitute player at midseason. Early the next season he was released by the Jewels so he could take the position of player-coach at Wilkes Barre. He lasted as coach only four games, but found renewal as a player enjoying his best season in four years. He was rehired as coach the following season, but with equally disastrous results. Schuckman returned one last time to the Jewels in 1944-45 to bolster their war-depleted roster.

 

 

ALLIE SCHUCKMAN Height: 5:08 Weight: 155 College: L.I.U./ St.John’s(NY)’31
Albert Schuckman Born: Nov 25, 1907 Died: Apr 29, 1982 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1931-32 Brooklyn Jewels MBL 15 45 29 119 7.9
1932-33 Brooklyn Jewels MBL 35 96 30 222 6.3
1932-33 Bridgeton EBL 10 17 12 46 4.6
1933-34 Brooklyn Jewels ABL 36 93 93 279 7.8
1933-34 Tunkhannock PSL 6 23 24 70 11.7
1934-35 New York ABL 37 95 67 257 6.9
1934-35 Tunkhannock PSL 19 32 38 102 5.4
1935-36 New York ABL 35 83 48 214 6.1
1935-36 Wilkes-Barre PSL 1 1 3 5 5.0
1936-37 New York Jewels ABL 29 72 36 180 6.2
1936-37 Hazleton/Tunkhannock PSL 12 39 30 108 9.0
1937-38 Kingston-New York Jewels ABL 35 30 33 93 2.7
1937-38 Tunkhannock-Hazleton-Wilkes Barre NYPA 14 37 54 128 9.1
1938-39 New YorkWilkes-Barre ABL 37 98 59 255 6.9
1939-40 Wilkes-BarreBaltimore ABL 27 64 39 167 6.2
1940-41 BaltimoreNew York ABL 17 9 1 19 1.1
1941-44 Military Service
1944-45 New York ABL 16 6 7 19 1.2
Major League Totals 329 708 454 1870 5.7
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1932-33 Brooklyn Jewels MBL 2 10 2 22 11.0
1933-34 Tunkhannock PSL 3 4 14 22 7.3
1934-35 New York ABL 5 0 1 1 0.2
1937-38 New York Jewels ABL 6 5 3 13 2.2
1938-39 New York Yankees WBT 2 3 3 4 .750 9 4.5
1939-40 Baltimore ABL 7 8 8 24 3.4
Major League Totals 22 26 17 69 3.1

 

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