PLAYER PROFILE

GEORGE GLASCO

STATISTICS & HISTORY

George Glasco was a high school basketball star in Trenton, New Jersey. He broke into professional basketball with the Germantown Eastern Basketball League 1920-21 team. The wide-eyed 19-year old year found himself playing beside two giants of the early pro game, Winnie Kincaide and Harry Hough. Unfortunately, both players were close to 40 years old and playing on pure guile. The team struggled to win only five of their first twenty games. Inserted into the starting lineup, Glasco’s speed and enthusiasm revitalized Germantown. The energized squad won 16 of 20 games on route to the second-half title and then crushed Reading in the playoffs to win the EBL title. After the EBL disbanded in January of 1923, Glasco spent three successful seasons in the Metropolitan League and five more in the American Basketball League. In 1929- 30, his final ABL season, he was a member of the champion Cleveland Rosenblooms. Glasco played forward during most of his 15-year pro career. He was a good shooter and an outstanding two-handed dribbler. His game was characterized by speed.  No defender could stay with Glasco long enough to prevent his gazelle-like dashes to the basket.In 1932, Glasco joined his hometown EBL Trenton squad at mid-season. After he arrival, the team won 14 of 15 regular season games and then defeated the Philadelphia Sphas in the playoffs to win the championship. Both teams joined the reincarnated ABL the next season where they quickly renewed their battle for supremacy. Each club won a half of the ABL split-season, but Philadelphia prevailed in title series. Glasco played in the majors for another season and half and remained active in Trenton basketball circles as a player and coach throughout the decade.

 

GEORGE GLASCO Height: 5:10 Weight: 150 College: None
George Benjamin Glasco Born:   Apr 7, 1901 Died: Dec 23, 1983 Hometown: Trenton. NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1919-20 Lenoxville Indep
1920-21 Germantown EBL 23 38 50 107 .467 6 126 5.5
1921-22 Coatesville EBL 37 61 83 165 .503 24 205 5.5
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros MBL 2 3 2 8 4.0
1921-22 Trenton All Stars Indep
1921-22 Brooklyn Brooklyns Indep
1922-23 Coatesville EBL 24 45 54 110 .491 22 144 6.0
1922-23 Booklyn ProsYonkers MBL 25 31 33 95 3.8
1922-23 Holy Name PBL 9 8 25 41 4.6
1923-24 Trenton MBL 37 75 77 227 6.1
1923-24 Holy Name PBL 13 21 39 69 .565 11 81 6.2
1924-25 TrentonGreenpoint MBL 34 60 95 215 6.3
1924-25 Tri-Council PBL 14 26 43 70 .614 17 95 6.8
1924-25 Pottsville Big Five AnBL 5 11 11 33 6.6
1924-25 S.Philadelpdia Arcadia AA Indep
1925-26 Pottsville EBL 3 5 32 42 14.0
1925-26 Greenpoint MBL 6 9 17 35 5.8
1925-26 BrooklynWashington ABL 35 64 70 198 5.7
1926-27 Washington ABL 38 51 84 186 4.9
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 51 118 70 306 6.0
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 39 69 26 164 4.2
1929-30 Fort WayneCleveland ABL 49 66 23 155 3.2
1930-31 Trenton-Reading TSL 12 23 56 102 8.5
1930-31 Reading EBL 19 39 55 133 7.0
1930-31 Carbondale EBL 6 9 13 31 5.2
1931-32 JasperBridgeton EBL 30 59 89 207 6.9
1932-33 WilmingtonTrenton EBL 22 32 45 109 5.0
1932-33 Union City MBL 18 30 9 69 3.8
1933-34 Trenton ABL 35 82 24 188 5.4
1933-34 Wilkes-Barre PSL 1 1 2 4 4.0
1934-35 Boston ABL 37 67 34 168 4.5
1935-36 JerseyPaterson/Trenton/

PassiacKingston

ABL 14 17 8 42 3.0
1935-36 Atlantic City EBL 3 8 2 18 6.0
1936-37 Trenton Indep
1937-38 Trenton NL 13 9 10 28 2.2
Major League Totals 595 1037 1032 3106 5.2
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1920-21 Germantown EBL 2 1 4 6 3.0
1927-28 Philadelphia ABL 2 3 0 6 3.0
1928-29 Fort Wayne ABL 3 3 1 7 2.3
1929-30 Cleveland ABL 4 1 0 2 0.5
1932-33 Union City MBL 2 1 0 2 1.0
1932-33 Trenton EBL 4 8 4 20 5.0
1933-34 Trenton ABL 6 14 5 33 5.5
Major League Totals 23 31 14 76 3.3
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