PLAYER PROFILE

BILL POWELL

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bill Powell’s career  spanned  the seven-year history of the Central Basketball League. Powell was a mainstay of  his hometown team, East Liverpool Potters, the most powerful   independent team in eastern Ohio during 1904-05 and 05-06 seasons. When his younger brother, Earl, was cut from the Potters on the eve of the 1906-07 Central Basketball League  season, Powell demanded and received his release as well.   He was quickly signed by the Greensburg club and soon established himself as one of the most dependable centers in the CBL.  Powell was never much of a scorer, but he was always a strong rebounder and effective defender close to  the basket.  Powell also played professional baseball for eight years. He made brief appearances in the major league during four seasons.

 

BILL POWELL Height: 6:02 Weight: 180 College: None
William Burris Powell Born: May 8, 1885 Died: Sep 28, 1967 Hometown: East Liverpool, Oh.
Brother of Earl Powell REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1904-05 East Liverpool Indep
1905-06 East Liverpool Indep
1906-07 East LiverpoolGreensburg CBL 42 99 31 229 5.5
1907-08 Greensburg-Homestead CBL 62 144 1 289 4.7
1908-09 Homestead CBL 61 185 0 370 6.1
1909-10 South Side CBL 37 59 0 118 3.2
1910-11 South Side CBL 53 75 0 150 2.8
1911-12 Uniontown CBL 35 69 3 141 4.0
1912-13 Cohoes NYSL 2 3 1 7 3.5
Major League Totals 292 634 36 1304 4.5

 

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