PLAYER PROFILE

FIDDLE MORLEY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Fiddle Morley was the most prominent figure in Boston basketball for over two decades.  He captained the Boston University High School basketball team his junior and senior years. He played football and basketball at Georgetown University for one year before transferring to to Boston  College were he played basketball for two seasons. In 1921, Morley helped organize the Boston Whirlwinds which within a few seasons grew to become the most  powerful independent basketball team in New England. In 1925, the Whirlwinds joined the newly-formed American Basketball League, but dropped out at mid-season because of poor attendance. Morley continued in the role of player-manager of the Whirlwinds for another decade. In 1934,  the team joined a different version of the American Basketball League for one season.

 

FIDDLE MORLEY Height: Weight:  180 College: Georgetown/Boston College’21
James S. Morley Born:  Jun 5, 1901 Died:  Aug 24, 1968 Hometown: Boston, Ma.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1921-22 Adams IL 1 0 3 3 3.0
1921-22 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1922-23 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1923-24 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1924-25 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1925-26 Boston  ABL 14 21 20 62 4.4
1926-34 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1934-35 Boston  ABL 5 1 0 2 0.4
Major League Totals 20 22 23 67 3.4
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