PLAYER PROFILE

GEORGE NORMAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

George Norman gained most of his early experience playing basketball on independent teams in and around Brooklyn. His first real acclaim came as a member of the powerful Sheepshead Bay St. Gabriel’s. The 1914-15 squad won 34 and lost only 2 games and also launched the careers of Norman’s teammates Johnny Beckman and Chris Leonard. The following season, Norman joined the Stamford team in the Interstate League where he averaged just under seven points a game, the fourth-best average in the league.  Norman was a flashy and talented scorer which made him a favorite with fans. His reputation was clouded, however, by the perception that he cared at times more about scoring than winning. This produced a career-long pattern of mid-season shuffles as one team tired of his self-centered play, only to see another team, tantalized by his abilities, sign him up. Norman enjoyed his best overall performance during the 1922-23 Metropolitan League season.  Norman finished second to Benny Borgmann in the MBL scoring and helped the Brooklyn Pros tie for first place in the second-half of the season. Norman remained a talented scorer to the very end of his career. In the 1925-26 season, at age 36, Norman was still among the MBL top-ten scorers.

 

GEORGE NORMAN Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: St.John’s(NY)’10
George Robert Norman Born: Sep 21, 1889 Died: Dec 24, 1963 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1910-11 Brooklyn St.Stephen’s Indep
1911-12 Yonkers HRL 7 8 0 16 2.3
1911-12 Brooklyn St.Stephen’s Indep
1911-12 Brooklyn All Stars Indep
1912-13 Bro St. James Triangles Indep
1913-14 Brooklyn Kirkman AA Indep
1913-14 Brooklyn TSL 1 5 1 11 11.0
1913-14 Brooklyn NYSL 3 4 3 11 3.7
1913-14 Sheepshead Bay St.St.Gabriel Indep
1913-14 Brooklyn St.Vincent’s Indep
1914-15 Rosedale (NJ) Indep 17 46 116 208 12.2
1914-15 Brooklyn St.Vincent’s Indep
1915-16 Norwalk 6th Co. Indep 6 9 31 49 8.2
1915-16 Stamford IBL 33 72 75 219 6.6
1915-16 Reading EBL 5 3 0 3 .000 1 6 1.2
1916-17 DanburyNewark Turners IBL 39 62 109 233 6.0
1916-17 De Neri EBL 20 34 120 198 .606 25 188 9.4
1917-18 DanburyJersey City CSL 22 53 48 154 7.0
1917-18 Jasper EBL 6 12 17 3 41 6.8
1917-18 Union Hill Troy Five Indep
1918-19 Ansonia indep
1919-20 Ansonia IBL 8 15 23 53 6.6
1919-20 De NeriReadingTrenton EBL 20 43 50 94 .532 16 136 6.8
1919-20 Newark Turners Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn Whirlwinds Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn St.Stephen’s Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn Van & Schenck Indep
1919-20 Brooklyn St. James Triangles Indep
1919-20 Danbury Indep
1920-21 Trenton EBL 37 69 74 212 5.7
1920-21 Stamford CSL 5 16 3 35 7.0
1921-22 TrentonWilkes-Barre EBL 21 30 41 81 .506 17 101 4.8
1921-22 Brooklyn Dodgers MBL 20 31 60 122 6.1
1921-22 Holyoke IL 6 16 19 51 8.5
1922-23 Brooklyn DodgersBrooklyn Pros MBL 41 127 132 386 9.4
1922-23 Schenectady NYSL 18 25 65 115 6.4
1923-24 GreenpointPatersonYonkers MBL 25 37 55 82 .671 129 5.2
1923-24 UticaAmsterdam NYSL 2 5 5 15 7.5
1923-24 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep
1924-25 GreenpointKingston MBL 34 43 92 178 5.2
1925-26 New YorkNewark MBL 25 52 80 184 7.4
1926-27 Ridgewood*Orange

Ridgewood*Newburgh

MBL 10 13 20 46 4.6
1926-27 Kingston MBL 4 3 8 14 3.5
1927-28 Troy MBL 2 4 5 13 6.5
Major League Totals 413 777 1104 2658 6.4
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1921-22 Holyoke IL 3 3 8 14 4.7
1924-25 Kingston MBL 3 1 8 10 3.3
Major League Totals 6 4 16 24 4.0
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