PLAYER PROFILE

JACK PORTER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jack Porter was the best player in New England during the the first five professional seasons of the newly-invented game. ln the early years of basketball, the skills of most players were very limited, particularing on offense. The best defenders seldom scored many points and the better shooters seldom played much defense. Porter was the most feared defender in the game and from 1898 through 1903 scored more points than any other player in New England.  Porter led Hudson to the championship of the inaugural season of the New England Basketball league. Three years later, he starred for   South Framingham, the  1901-02 Western Massachusetts Basketball League champions.

 

JACK PORTER Height: 5:09 Weight: 185 College: None
John McKinnell Porter Born: Oct 15, 1877 Died: Hometown: Hudson, Ma.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1897-98 Clinton Indep
1898-99 Hudson MBL 9 11 4 26 2.9
1899-00 Hudson MBL 27 33 133 199 7.4
1900-01 Hudson MBL 35 70 152 292 8.3
1901-02 South Worcester CYML MCBL 2 3 2 8 4.0
1901-02 South Framingham MBL 28 33 81 147 5.3
1902-03 Worcester/MaynardMarlboroLowell PACNatick NEBL 29 45 0 90 3.1
1902-03 Hudson MCBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 131 195 372 762 5.8
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