PLAYER PROFILE

ELMER JOHNSON

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Elmer Johnson attended East Leydon High School in Chicago and then went on to attend college at nearby Northwestern University.During his three varsity seasons at Northwestern, the Wildcats captured two Big Ten championships. After graduation, Johnson played professional baseball for six seasons, mainly in the low minors. In the baseball off-season, Johnson played amateur and independent basketball in and around Chicago. In 1939, Johnson signed with the Chicago in the National Basketball League where he played for two seasons. In his first season with the Bruins, they went to finals of the World Basketball Tournament in Chicago, but lost to the Harlem Globetrotters.

 

ELMER JOHNSON Height: 6:04 Weight: 190 College: Northwestern’33
Elmer C. Johnson Born: Jan 23, 1910    Died: Jul 7, 1988 Hometown: Chicago, Il.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1933-1934 Chicago Lifschultz Fast Freighters AAU
1934-35  Chicago Lifschultz Fast Freighters AAU
1934-35 Oshkosh All-Stars Indep
1934-35 Crookston Gunners Indep
1935-36 Chicago Indep
1936-37 Chicago Indep
1937-38 House of David Indep
1938-39 Chicago Indep
1939-40 Chicago NBL 28 32 39 109 3.7
1940-41 Chicago NBL 13 4 4 12 0.9
1941-45 Military Service
Major League Totals 41 36 43 115 2.8
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Chicago WBT 4 3 4  14  .286 10 2.5
Major League Totals 4 3 4  14  .286 10 2.5
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