PLAYER PROFILE

HOWARD THOMAS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Howard Thomas was one of the most accurate shooters in the early years of professional basketball. After attending Temple University for one year,  where he played basketball, Thomas turned professional in 1901. In the 1903-04 season, he was one of the group of the best Philadelphia players who were lured north by huge salary increases to play basketball in Massachusetts. Starting in 1905, Thomas finished among the top ten scorers every year in either the Philadelphia Basketball League  or the Eastern Basketball League through 1913. In 1908, he led the Philadelphia League in scoring.

 

HOWARD THOMAS Height: 5:10 Weight: 170 College: Temple’00
Born: 1881 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1900-01 Tannhaenser IL 7 25 10 60 8.6
1901-02 Philadelphia ABL 8 35 24 94 11.8
1901-02 Camden NBL 4 4 5 13 3.3
1902-03 Camden NBL 26 38 8 84 3.2
1903-04 Pittsfield/Chicopee/Springfield WML 27 74 5 153 5.7
1903-04 St.Simeon PBL 1 7 0 14 14.0
1904-05 St.Simeon PBL 8 20 34 74 9.3
1905-06 North Philadelphia PBL 23 37 164 238 10.3
1906-07 De Neri PBL 13 32 104 168 12.9
1907-08 De Neri PBL 20 50 238 338 16.9
1908-09 Johnstown CBL 18 12 54 78 4.3
1908-09 Germantown PBL 3 6 11 23 7.7
1909-10 PhiladelphiaGermantown EBL 28 57 186 300 10.7
1910-11 Camden EBL 24 43 235 321 13.4
1911-12 Camden EBL 36 35 314 33 384 10.7
1912-13 CamdenGreystock EBL 21 15 219 249 11.9
1913-14 Greystock EBL 2 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 254 430 1577 2437 9.6
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