PLAYER PROFILE

CARL HUSTA

STATISTICS & HISTORY

 

Carl Husta was one of pro basketball’s  most dependable stars during  the twenties and thirties. His career was marked by a remarkable consistency of effort and pride in his ability to play the game hard but fairly. Husta began his 18-year pro career in 1920-21 with the “Big 5” team in his hometown of Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The next season, Husta was recruited by Pop Morgenweck to play for Kingston in the New York State Basketball League. Husta quickly became a standout on Morgenweck’s powerful team and a key performer on his 1922-23 NYSL championship team. Husta played on three American Basketball League  championship teams (1925-26, 28-29, 29-30) during five and half seasons with Cleveland. Husta was the only player to finish in the top-ten scoring all six years of the ABL. While lacking his flair, Husta had a style remarkably similar to Celtics’ star Nat Holman. Husta, like Holman, was an “modern” guard who performed skillfully on defense, but who was also an important part of the offense with his fine shooting and passing ability. Husta played one season with the Original Celtics in the early thirties, before returning to Kingston for three years. In his last pro season, 1938-39, Husta served as player-coach of Troy. Husta  also  played  minor league baseball for four seasons and appeared in six major league games in 1925 with the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

CARL HUSTA Height: 5:11 Weight: 175 College: None
Carl Lawrence Husta Born: Apr 8, 1902 Died: Nov 6, 1951 Hometown: Egg Harbor, NJ
Brother of William Husta
Played Major League Baseball REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1919-20 Egg Harbor Big Five Indep
1920-21 Egg Harbor Big Five Indep
1921-22 Kingston NYSL 30 35 55 125 4.2
1922-23 Kingston NYSL 31 46 46 138 4.5
1922-23 Springfield IL 1 2 7 11 11.0
1923-23 Kingston MBL 40 76 148 300 7.5
1923-24 Amsterdam NYSL 7 25 26 76 10.9
1923-24 Tri-Council PBL 1 1 6 8 8.0
1924-25 Passiac/Kingston MBL 37 93 149 335 9.1
1925-26 Perth Amboy MBL 2 2 6 10 5.0
1925-26 Cleveland ABL 30 50 68 168 5.6
1926-27 Cleveland ABL 41 84 162 330 8.0
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 41 115 89 319 7.8
1928-29 Cleveland ABL 42 101 83 285 6.8
1929-30 Cleveland ABL 56 135 61 331 5.9
1930-31 ClevelandFort Wayne ABL 37 67 43 177 4.8
1931-32 Toledo Red Men Indep
1932-33 WilmingtonBridgeton EBL 24 59 39 157 6.5
1932-33 Paterson MBL 9 17 6 40 4.4
1932-33 Original Celtics Indep
1933-34 Camden ABL 4 11 6 28 7.0
1933-34 Original Celtics Indep
1934-35 Boston ABL 11 27 12 66 6.0
1934-35 Kingston NYSL 23 54 27 135 5.9
1934-35 Original Celtics Indep
1935-36 Kingston ABL 38 109 74 292 7.7
1936-37 Kingston ABL 37 124 51 299 8.1
1937-38 Kingston ABL 36 50 42 142 3.9
1938-39 Troy ABL 27 48 37 133 4.9
Major League Totals 582 1277 1216 3770 6.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1923-24 Amsterdam NYSL 2 5 9 19 9.5
1924-25 Kingston MBL 3 5 11 21 7.0
1925-26 Cleveland ABL 3 8 4 20 6.7
1926-27 Cleveland ABL 3 4 15 23 7.7
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 2 1 5 7 3.5
1928-29 Cleveland ABL 4 9 1 19 4.8
1929-30 Cleveland ABL 5 10 7 27 5.4
1930-31 Fort Wayne ABL 6 9 2 20 3.3
1934-35 Kingston NYSL 4 12 8 32 8.0
Major League Totals 28 51 54 156 5.6

 

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