PLAYER PROFILE

BABE ARTUS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

George “Babe” Artus began his career with his hometown Paterson Crescents. A powerfully built man, Artus was one of the premier defensive players of his era. A relentless performer, he was always ready to mix it up and was quick with his fists. Artus was also a capable offensive player and good passer. Like many stars of the time, he was a basketball vagabond. He performed for over a dozen teams during his fourteen year career. He played in the Pennsylvania State League, New York State League, Metropolitan Basketball League  and starred for five seasons in the American Basketball League.  He appeared on the roster his hometown Paterson team for parts of seven different seasons.

 

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BABE ARTUS Height: 6:00 Weight: 200 College: None
George Charles Jacob Artus Born: Nov 20, 1898 Died:  Jun 11, 1984 Hometown: Paterson, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1919-20 Paterson Kleen Maid Indep 31 77 99 253 8.2
1919-20 Paterson IBL 1 2 1 5 5.0
1920-21 Paterson PSL 10 10 21 41 4.1
1921-22 Kingston NYSL 28 32 61 125 4.5
1921-22 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 14 21 39 81 5.8
1922-23 Kingston NYSL 14 13 33 59 4.2
1922-23 NY MacDowellBrooklyn Vistitation MBL 10 8 25 41 4.1
1923-24 Amsterdam NYSL 7 8 10 26 3.7
1923-24 Kingston MBL 40 35 81 151 3.8
1924-25 Passaic/KingstonPaterson MBL 27 24 73 121 4.5
1925-26 Paterson MBL 31 56 77 189 6.1
1925-26 PhiladelphiaSPHAS EL 4 3 0 6 1.5
1926-27 Paterson*Kingston NLN 11 12 40 64 5.8
1926-27 Philadelphia ABL 41 33 68 134 3.3
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 51 106 35 247 4.8
1928-29 Rochester ABL 40 67 33 167 4.2
1929-30 Rochester ABL 52 90 36 216 4.2
1930-31 Paterson ABL 17 15 5 35 2.1
1930-31 Wilmington EBL 20 47 54 148 7.4
1930-31 Chester TSL 2 2 3 7 3.5
1930-31 Archibald PSL 10 20 32 72 7.2
1931-32 Wilmington EBL 28 43 68 154 5.5
1932-33 Paterson MBL 10 20 3 43 4.3
1932-33 BridgetonWPENJasper EBL 16 40 21 101 6.3
1932-33 Archibald PSL 2 3 5 11 5.5
1933-34 Philadelphia Moose EBL 4 4 3 11 2.8
Major League Totals 452 638 730 2006 4.4
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1923-24 Amsterdam NYSL 2 1 8 10 5.0
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 2 1 0 2 1.0
1929-30 Rochester ABL 5 3 2 8 1.6
1930-31 Archibald PSL 4 7 14 28 7.0
Major League Totals 9 5 10 20 2.2
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