PLAYER PROFILE

GEORGE GLAMACK

STATISTICS & HISTORY

GEORGE GLAMACK was an excellent athlete who overcame extreme near sightedness to become a college and professional star. Glamack was known as the “Blind Bomber” because he wore glasses as thick as coke bottles. Despite the handicap, the Allentown, Pennsylvania native went on to become a two-time All- American at North Carolina and the fourth highest scorer in college history at the time of his graduation in 1941. Glamack entered pro basketball in the 1941-42 season as a member of the Akron Goodyears in the National Basketball League. He finished fifth in individual scoring and was named second-team All-League. During World War II, Glamack starred for the powerful Great Lakes Naval Training Center team.He returned to pro basketball in 1945 as a member of the NBL Rochester Royals and enjoyed his greatest season. The Royals captured the 1945-46 NBL championship. Glamack led the team in scoring and was named a first-team all-league selection. He helped the team to the finals again the next season, but they lost to the George Mikan-led Chicago Gears. Glamack played for two more seasons in the NBL with undistinguished teams. In 1950, he was lured out of a one-year retirement to join Bobby McDermott as part owner of the Grand Rapids franchise in the National Professional Basketball League, a successor to the old National League. The venture turned out to out to be ill-fated and after two months the team disbanded and Glamack retired for good.

 

GEORGE GLAMACK Height: 6:06 Weight: 235 College: North Carolina State’41
George Gregory Glamack Born:  Jun 7, 1918 Died: Mar 10, 1987 Hometown: Allentown, Pa.
Gjuro Gregorvitch Glamocli REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1941-42 Akron Goodyear NBL 24 87 82 256 10.7
1941-42 East Liverpool Fleetwings Indep
1942-44 Military Service
1944-45 PatersonWilmington ABL 6 20 10 50 8.3
1944-45 Rochester Pros Indep 2 13 5 31 15.5
1944-45 Long Island Grumans Indep
1945-46 Wilmington ABL 1 3 3 9 9.0
1945-46 Rochester NBL 34 151 115 184 .625 417 12.3
1946-47 Rochester NBL 44 141 90 135 .667 372 8.5
1947-48 Indianapolis NBL 57 215 162 244 .664 592 10.4
1948-49 Indianapolis BAA 11 30 42 55 .764 19 102 9.3
1948-49 Hammond NBL 43 169 163 216 .755 501 11.7
1949-50 Schenectady All Stars Indep
1950-51 Grand Rapids NPBL 13 27 31 85 6.5
Major League Totals 235 856 703 2415 10.3
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1941-42 Akron Goodyear NBL 3 11 15 37 12.3
1944-45 Wilmington ABL 2 7 5 19 9.5
1945 Long Island Hellcats WBT 1 1 1 2 .500 3 3.0
1945-46 Rochester NBL 7 34 20 27 .741 88 12.6
1946-47 Rochester NBL 10 35 28 33 .848 98 9.8
1947-48 Indianapolis NBL 4 24 20 28 .714 68 17.0
1947-48 Indianapolis WBT 1 4 2 2 1.000 10 10.0
1948-49 Hammond NBL 2 5 5 8 .625 15 7.5
Major League Totals 30 121 96 338 11.3

 

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