PLAYER PROFILE

HAGAN ANDERSEN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Hagan “Hook” Andersen was never among the top scorers or the flashiest players of his era, but he was nevertheless a star throughout his college and professional career. Andersen was a hard-working, team oriented performer whose selfless style always improved the play of his teammates. Howard Cann, the legendary coach of NYU, called Andersen the most fundamentally sound player he ever coached. In his senior year, Andersen was the linchpin of the Violets undefeated 1933-34 season. In the last game of the season, NYU played Nat Holman’s also undefeated CCNY squad. Andersen played what coach Cann described as a “perfect game” to lead NYU to a 24-18 victory. He was named first-team All American. Anderson turned pro with the Jersey Reds in the 1934-35 season. He played on two championship teams during his pro career. Jersey won the 1937-38 American Basketball League championship and eight years later, he helped Baltimore capture the ABL title. After retiring as a player, Andersen began a second successful career in basketball as a longtime professional and college referee.

 

HAGAN ANDERSEN Height: 5:11 Weight: 175 College: N.Y.U.’34
Hook Andersen Birthdate:   April 8, 1912 Died: Sep 23, 1975 Hometown: New York, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1933-34 New Britain ABL 7 4 4 12 1.7
1934-35 Jersey ABL 27 53 70 176 6.5
1935-36 Jersey ABL 4 5 3 13 3.3
1936-37 Jersey ABL 5 8 11 19 .579 27 5.4
1937-38 Jersey ABL 33 35 55 125 3.8
1937-38 Binghamton NY-PA 2 2 6 10 5.0
1938-39 Jersey ABL 30 42 69 153 5.1
1939-40 JerseyNew York ABL 16 19 12 50 3.1
1940-41 New York ABL 29 51 33 135 4.7
1941-42 New YorkWashington ABL 10 18 7 43 4.3
1941-42 Kingston-Pittsfield NYSL 13 35 41 111 8.5
1942-43 New YorkHarrisburg ABL 9 24 23 71 7.9
1943-44 NewYork ABL 20 49 36 134 6.7
1944-45 New York ABL 18 47 42 136 7.6
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 33 79 92 250 7.6
1946-47 Bergen NYNJ 16 46 77 169 10.6
Major League Totals 241 434 457 1325 5.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 Jersey ABL 7 10 10 30 4.3
1937-38 Jersey ABL 6 8 24 40 6.7
1938-39 Jersey ABL 5 8 15 31 6.2
1939-40 New York ABL 6 6 3 15 2.5
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 6 23 19 65 10.8
1945-46 Baltimore WBT 5 13 13 17 .765 39 7.8
1946-47 Bergen NYNJ 1 0 1 1 1.0
Major League Totals 35 68 84 220 6.3
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