PLAYER PROFILE

JACK NOLL

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jack Noll was a native of the tiny upstate New York hamlet of Frankfort. At a shade over 5′ 10″ and never weighing more than 180 pounds, Noll carved out for himself  a niche as one of the most successful centers ever to play the game. Noll had an uncanny ability to outplay bigger and burlier opponents. Noll was an outstanding all-around athlete, who was always in superb condition, an advantage in the days when conditioning was not a top priority. Notable for his skills on both offense and defense, Noll played on two championship teams, 1912-13 Troy (New York State League ) and 1917-18 Pittston (Pennsylvania State League). He also led the NYSL in scoring during the 1919-20 season. In the early years of pro basketball, at the turn of the century, the center was usually not perceptibly bigger than any of his teammates, but by the late teens this had changed. PSL centers were big men such as 6’3″ Swede Grimstead and 6’5″ Dick Leary. Horse Haggerty was six inches taller and at least fifty pounds heavier than Noll. Despite this, Noll remained competitive at the tough center position until his retirement in 1922 at age 35. He succeeded because of his defensive skills, superior agility and intelligent approach to the game.

 

 

JACK NOLL Height: 5:10 Weight: 175 College: None
John Christopher Noll Born:   May 3, 1886       Died: Feb, 1971 Hometown: St.Johnsville, NY
Brother of Fred Noll REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1908-09 Poughkeepsie Monarchs Indep
1908-09 Frankfort Independents Indep
1909-10 Frankfort-Canajoharie MVL
1909-10 Johnstown CBL 3 0 0 0 .000 0 0.0
1909-10 Hudson HRL 14 32 2 66 4.7
1910-11 Hudson HRL 11 14 7 35 3.2
1910-11 Johnstown CBL 18 43 0 0 .000 86 4.8
1911-12 Newburgh HRL 1 2 0 4 4.0
1911-12 SchenectadyCohoes NYSL 24 32 13 77 3.2
1912-13 Troy NYSL 45 97 35 229 5.1
1913-14 Cohoes NYSL 61 145 96 386 6.3
1914-15 Cohoes NYSL 23 42 29 113 4.9
1914-15 Oswego Indians Indep
1915-16 Mohawk NYSL 40 94 106 294 7.4
1915-16 Scranton PSL 34 72 5 15 149 4.4
1916-17 ScrantonHazleton PSL 29 40 57 14 137 4.7
1916-17 Mohawk NYSL 23 48 58 154 6.7
1917-18 Pittston PSL 37 64 84 4 212 5.7
1917-18 Jersey City IBL 1 2 0 0 .000 4 4.0
1918-19 Basloe Globetrotters Indep
1919-20 Holyoke IL 7 14 2 30 4.3
1919-20 Mohawk NYSL 47 121 147 389 8.3
1920-21 Mohawk NYSL 37 56 108 220 5.9
1921-22 TroyUticaGlens FallsGloversville NYSL 24 31 56 118 4.9
1921-22 Holyoke IL 1 2 2 6 6.0
Major League Totals 480 951 807 2709 5.6
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1912-13 Troy WS 4 5 2 12 3.0
1917-18 Pittston PSL 4 2 8 12 3.0
Major League Totals 8 7 10 24 3.0
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