PLAYER PROFILE

EDDIE WHITE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Eddie White was one of the best offensive players to come out of Brooklyn in the early years of pro basketball. In his prime, he was among the fastest and most elusive players in the game. White finished among the top-ten scorers in seven of the nine seasons he played. White played for Bridgeport during 1916-17, his first full pro season. The team won the first-half of split season, but did not return for second half of season. The players were parceled out to other teams for second half, but then reunited for the playoffs and captured the Interstate League championship.  White finished fifth in league scoring and followed up with a 4th-place finish the next season. In the 1919-20 season, he was leading the circuit in scoring before the league folded at midseason. White had two top-ten finishes during a three-year stint in the Eastern League. In 1922, he returned to Brooklyn to play for the Visitation and finished third in Metropolitan League scoring. White spent the next year and half with Yonkers before he returned to the Visitation in late January of 1925. His arrival coincided with a resurgence by Brooklyn that propelled them to the league championship. White was fifth in MBL scoring during the 1925-26, his last full season.

 

 

EDDIE WHITE Height: 5:11 Weight: 165 College: None
Edwin J. White Born: 1894         Died:  Apr 5, 1953 Hometown: Bronx, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1914-15 Indep
1915-16 Elizabeth IBL 1 4 1 9 9.0
1916-17 BridgeportHoboken IBL 29 72 54 198 6.8
1916-17 Reading EBL 5 13 0 2 26 5.2
1917-18 Bridgeport CSL 21 64 23 151 7.2
1918-19 Military Service
1919-20 Trenton EBL 30 77 53 119 .445 15 207 6.9
1919-20 Bridgeport IBL 14 41 23 105 7.5
1920-21 Trenton EBL 37 79 52 210 5.7
1920-21 Bridgeport CSL 4 19 5 43 10.8
1921-22 TrentonWilkes-Barre EBL 31 67 68 124 .548 29 202 6.5
1921-22 Brooklyn ProsBrooklyn Visitation MBL 16 36 34 106 6.6
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 39 96 76 268 6.9
1922-23 Atlantic City EBL 4 6 12 22 .545 3 24 6.0
1923-24 Yonkers MBL 19 44 53 141 7.4
1923-24 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep
1924-25 YonkersBrooklyn MBL 30 52 66 170 5.7
1925-26 New YorkNewark MBL 23 57 66 180 7.8
1926-27 Newburgh*Jersey City NLN 4 3 2 8 2.0
1926-27 Kingston MBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 310 733 588 2054 6.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1916-17 Bridgeport IBL 2 4 6 14 7.0
1920-21 Pittston PSL 2 3 10 16 8.0
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 3 5 7 17 5.7
Major League Totals 7 12 23 47 6.7
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