PLAYER PROFILE

DAVE KERR

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Dave Kerr was a product of Philadelphia’s Central High School. He made his pro debut with the Eastern Basketball League Reading team in 1915. The next season, he returned to Philadelphia to play with his hometown Jaspers, who had finished a lackluster fifth the previous season. With twenty-year-old Kerr at center, the revitalized Jaspers won the first half of the EBL split-season and came within two points of the league title in the playoffs. Even early in his career, Kerr stood out because of his versatility. He could play all three positions. He had the size and strength to play center. He was also an adroit scorer who could slip into a forward slot and was learning the nuances of guard from veteran Jaspers’ teammates Marty Friedman and Jack Fox, two of the very best defenders in the game.   When Kerr returned from military service in World War I, he joined Camden in the EBL. By this time. He had developed into a strong and agile guard, who could provide scoring punch when necessary. He was the outstanding defender on the perennially powerful Camden EBL clubs of the early 1920s. In 1925, Kerr followed Friedman to Cleveland to play in the newly-established American Basketball League. He averaged a mere two points a game for the Rosenblums who won the initial ABL championship, but Kerr was the team’s defensive linchpin and most valuable player. Kerr remained with the team for four more seasons. He served as the player- coach the last three seasons when the team won additional championships in 1929 and 1930.

 

DAVE KERR Height: 6:03 Weight: 200 College: None
David Kerr Born:   Feb 3, 1896 Died:  Jun 12,  1959 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1914-15 Philadelphia Garnets Indep
1914-15 Philadelphia Rookwood Indep
1914-15 Camden ISBL 3 14 2 15 30 10.0
1915-16 Girard ALP 4 17 0 13 34 8.5
1915-16 Reading EBL 14 13 0 15 26 1.9
1916-17 Jasper EBL 29 50 0 20 100 3.4
1917-18 Miltary Service
1918-19 Miltary Service
1919-20 Camden EBL 37 74 50 100 .500 35 198 5.4
1919-20 PiittstonWilkes-Barre PSL 3 8 3 12 .250 0 19 6.3
1920-21 Camden EBL 38 75 54 97 .557 40 204 5.4
1920-21 Plymouth PSL 4 7 3 0 17 4.3
1921-22 Camden EBL 45 99 68 266 5.9
1922-23 Camden EBL 23 55 39 79 .494 34 149 6.5
1922-23 Brooklyn Dodgers MBL 6 3 5 11 1.8
1922-23 St.Henry PBL 16 31 27 89 5.6
1923-24 St.Henry PBL 18 42 42 126 7.0
1923-24 Cleveland Rosenblooms Indep
1923-34 Fort Wayne Caseys Indep
1924-25 Hazleton Professionals AnBL 6 6 4 16 2.7
1924-25 St.HenryShanhan PBL 37 67 62 196 5.3
1925-26 Camden EBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1925-26 Cleveland ABL 24 21 13 55 2.3
1926-27 Cleveland ABL 38 38 41 117 3.1
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 42 30 11 71 1.7
1928-29 Cleveland ABL 11 4 0 8 0.7
1929-30 Cleveland ABL 10 0 3 3 0.3
Major League Totals 396 618 421 1657 4.2
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1916-17 Jasper EBL 3 1 0 2 0.7
1922-23 St.Henry PBL 2 3 1 7 3.5
1925-26 Cleveland ABL 3 3 4 10 3.3
1926-27 Cleveland ABL 3 3 4 10 3.3
1927-28 Cleveland ABL 2 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 13 10 9 29 2.2

 

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