PLAYER PROFILE

COULBY GUNTHER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Colby Gunther was a star basketball player at Rockville Centre High School on Long Island, New York. Gunther set a freshman scoring record at at St.John’s University of 23.3 points per game. Gunther entered the military after his freshmen year to serve in World War II. In 1946-47, Gunther was the leading scorer for the Pittsburgh Ironmen in the new Basketball Association of America. The following season, Gunther became the player-coach of the Atlanta team in the Professional Basketball League of America. In the short-lived PBLA, Gunther was the second leading scorer in the league, behind George Mikan. Gunther returned to the BAA in 1948-49 with St.Louis, but averaged only 5 points a game. He remained a double-digit scorer in various minor leagues until his final season in 1952-53.

 

COULBY GUNTHER Height: 6:04 Weight: 190 College: St.John’s(NY) (Frosh)’42
Coulby D. Gunther Born: Feb 5, 1923       Died:   Jul 14, 2005 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1942-46 Military Service
1946-47 Pittsburgh BAA 52 254 226 351 .644 32 734 14.1
1947-48 Atlanta PBLA 8 49 61 83 .735 159 19.9
1947-48 Brooklyn-Hartford ABL 15 74 57 205 13.7
1947-48 Saratoga-Mohawk-Schenectady NYSL 9 149 16.6
1947-48 Danbury CSL 3 22 8 52 17.3
1948-49 St.Louis BAA 32 57 45 71 .634 33 159 5.0
1948-49 Troy-Schenectady NYSL 7 112 16.0
1948-49 Danbury CSL 6 41 33 115 19.2
1949-50 Meriden CSL 23 484 21.0
1950-51 Allentown ABL 9 24 27 75 8.3
1950-51 Bristol CSL 15 214 14.3
1952-53 Pawtucket ABL 14 65 40 170 12.1
Major League Totals 119 456 397 505 1309 11.0
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1948-49 St.Louis BAA 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1949-50 Meriden CSL 5 41 28 110 22.0
Major League Totals 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0

 

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