PLAYER PROFILE

CY KASELMAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

 

Cfy Kaselman graduated from South Philadelphia High School. At age 20, he joined the SPHAS for the 1929-30 season and remained with the team for next thirteen seasons. Kaselman won two consecutive Eastern Basketball League scoring titles in 1931 and 1932. The SPHAS style emphasized a balanced scoring attack, but Kaselman as a shooter was always considered first among equals. After the SPHAS joined the American Basketball League in 1933, Kaselman finished among the league’s top-ten scorers for five years in a row. Kaselman possessed a deadly two-handed set shot. His skills as a shooter were such that he was the only player ever mentioned as a possible rival to Bobby McDermott as the best long-distance shooter of the 1930’s. He also possessed excellent quickness with the ball, was an accomplished passer and steadily improved during the course of his career as a defensive player. Kaselman lost his starting spot to Pete Rosenberg during 1938-39 season, but stayed on with the SPHAS as a key reserve for three more seasons. After military service during World War II, Kaselman served as his assistant coach during Philadelphia’s early years in the Basketball Association of America.

 

CY KASELMAN Height: 5:10 Weight: 165 College: None
David Kaselman Born:  May 1, 1909       Died:  Jul 3, 1971 Hometown: South Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1928-29 AAU
1929-30 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 27 49 83 181 6.7
1930-31 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 40 111 171 393 9.8
1931-32 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 39 92 241 425 10.9
1932-33 Philadelphia SPHAS EBL 33 102 137 341 10.3
1933-34 Philadelphia ABL 39 115 102 332 8.5
1933-34 Philadelphia Turners EBL 6 12 18 42 7.0
1933-34 Nanticoke PSL 25 105 130 340 13.6 #
1934-35 Philadelphia ABL 44 110 102 322 7.3
1934-35 Wilkes Barre/Plymouth PSL 20 51 85 187 9.4
1935-36 Philadelphia ABL 39 80 58 218 5.6
1936-37 Philadelphia ABL 38 93 79 265 7.0
1936-37 Tunkhannock/Nanticoke PSL 3 7 15 29 9.7
1937-38 Philadelphia ABL 42 117 93 327 7.8
1937-38 Wilkes Barre NYPA 1 3 3 9 9.0
1937-38 Reading TCL 3 10 9 29 9.7
1938-39 Philadelphia ABL 26 54 27 135 5.2
1939-40 Philadelphia ABL 24 20 5 45 1.9
1940-41 Philadelphia ABL 19 8 11 27 1.4
1941-42 Philadelphia ABL 4 6 8 20 5.0
1942-45 Military Service
Major League Totals 347 797 863 2457 7.1
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1929-30 Philadelephia SPHAS EBL 4 11 27 49 12.3
1930-31 Philadelephia SPHAS EBL 4 10 27 47 11.8
1931-32 Philadelephia SPHAS EBL 4 4 10 18 4.5
1932-33 Philadelephia SPHAS EBL 4 11 17 39 9.8
1933-34 Philadelephia ABL 6 13 21 47 7.8
1933-34 Nanticoke PSL 4 11 22 44 11.0
1935-36 Philadelephia ABL 7 7 5 19 2.7
1936-37 Philadelephia ABL 7 13 28 54 7.7
1937-38 Reading TCL 4 6 17 29 7.3
1938-39 Philadelephia ABL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1939-40 Philadelephia ABL 3 6 0 12 4.0
1940-41 Philadelphia ABL 2 1 3 5 2.5
Major League Totals 34 55 84 194 5.7
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