PLAYER PROFILE

HANK DeZONIE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Hank DeZonie attended Benjamin Franklin High School in New York City and then went to Atlanta, Georgia where he played basketball at Clark College during the 1941-42  school year. After one season, he returned home and joined the famed New York Rens. DeZonie was a terrific rebounder and scorer under the basket, but he was also an accurate set-shooter from the outside. He enjoyed the best years of his career with the Rens. When the Rens joined the National Basketball League midway through the 1948-49 season, De Zonie led the team in scoring. In December of 1950, DeZonie signed to play for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks of the  National Basketball Association. Playing for a bad team in a small Midwest city, it did not go well and he departed after five games. Of the four pioneer black players that entered the  league that season, DeZonie was the only one who did not enjoy a successful NBA career. From 1949 through 1953, DeZonie accumulated more points than any player in the American Basketball League, the top minor league of the era, but he never received another opportunity to play for a NBA team.

 

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HANK DeZONIE Height: 6:06 Weight: 215 College: Clark(Ga)’42
Henry E. DeZonie Born:   Feb 12, 1922 Died:  Jan 2, 2009 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1942-43 New York Rens Indep
1943-44 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1944-45 New York Rens Indep
1944-45 New York Rens Indep
1945-46 New York Rens Indep
1946-47 New York Rens Indep
1947-48 New York Rens Indep
1947-48 Trenton ABL 5 33 19 85 17.0
1948-49 New York Rens Indep
1948-49 Harlem NYSL 2 32 16.0
1948-49 Dayton NBL 18 90 44 59 .746 224 12.4
1949-50 New York ABL 37 286 78 650 17.6
1949-50 Danbury ECL 1 5 1 11 11.0
1950-51 Saratoga ABL 24 158 49 365 15.2
1950-51 Tri Cities NBA 5 6 5 7 .714 17 3.4
1951-52 Saratoga ABL 21 118 56 292 13.9
1952-53 Saratoga-Manchester ABL 22 118 50 286 13.0
Major League Totals 23 96 49 .742 241 10.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-44 New York Rens WBT 4 7 1 2 .500 15 3.8
1944-45 New York Rens WBT 4 19 5 11 .455 43 10.8
1945-46 New York Rens WBT 2 14 3 6 .500 31 15.5
1946-47 New York Rens WBT 1 6 0 1 .000 12 12.0
1947-48 Saratoga NYSL 2 19 9.5
1949-50 New York ABL 3 20 6 46 15.3
1950-51 Manchester ECL 7 43 25 111 15.9
1951-52 Saratoga ABL 2 13 3 29 14.5
1952-53 Manchester ABL 4 19 7 45 11.3
Major League Totals 11 46 9 20 .450 101 9.2
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