PLAYER PROFILE

GEORGE SMITH

STATISTICS & HISTORY

George Smith was a basketball and baseball star at Stamford High School in Connecticut. By the standards of the era, Smith,  at six-feet three inches and 220 pounds was huge. Smith was not very mobile, but he took advantage of his size and his ambidextrous shooting ability to score a lot of points close to the basket. Smith’s first pro success came when he was just 20 years old, playing for Uniontown in the tough Central Basketball League. Because he had a well-paying job with the Post Office in Stamford, Smith spent much of his career with independent teams based in his hometown. In the early 1920’s, Smith had three standout years in the Metropolitan Basketball League. Smith was a popular player with teammates and fans where ever he played.  Smith remained active into his late thirties playing  independent basketball in Connecticut.

 

GEORGE SMITH Height: 6:03 Weight: 220 College: None
George Edwin Smith Born: Jun 30, 1890 Died:  Jan 2, 1953 Hometown: Stamford, Conn.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1909-10 Yonkers HRL 5 12 0 24 4.8
1910-11 Uniontown CBL 56 156 0 312 5.6
1911-12 Uniontown CBL 7 31 0 62 8.9
1911-12 Newburgh HRL 1 2 0 4 4.0
1912-13 Catskill NYSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1913-14 Stamford 7th Co. Indep
1914-15 Stamford Indep
1915-16 Norwalk 6th Co. Indep 17 55 11 121 7.1
1915-16 Bridgeport Blue Ribbons Indep 10 41 2 84 8.4
1915-16 Stamford IBL 32 76 54 206 6.4
1916-17 Stamford IBL 16 29 42 100 6.3
1917-20 Stamford Indep
1920-21 Stamford IBL 5 26 6 58 11.6
1921-22 Brooklyn Pros MBL 11 21 29 71 6.5
1921-22 Stamford Five Indep
1922-23 Greenpoint MBL 35 76 99 251 7.2
1923-24 Greenpoint MBL 35 62 90 214 6.1
1924-25 TrentonGreenpoint MBL 12 10 15 35 2.9
1924-25 NorwalkRed Men Indep
1925-26 Stamford Blues Indep
1925-26 Norwalk Red Men Indep
1926-27 Stamford Blues Indep
Major League Totals 216 501 335 1337 6.2
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