PLAYER PROFILE

JACKIE ADAMS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jackie Adams finished among the top-ten on scorers nine of the eleven years of his pro career. Adams was a diminutive man and not very athletic looking in appearance. In the rough and tumble atmosphere of early pro basketball, Adams seemed out of place. Adams survived the combat and excelled at scoring with a combination of speed and court intelligence. Adams was considered one of the best on-the-court leaders of his era in directing and executing team play. Adams first came to prominence in the pro game while playing for his hometown team, the Homestead Young Americans in the Central Basketball League. During the 1908-09 season, he led Homestead to the CBL championship. He served as the team’s designated free throw shooter and was the team’s primary offensive threat from the floor. In 1914-15, Adams was the leading scorer on the Eastern League champion Camden team. Adams died of tuberculosis in 1920, at the age of 37.

 

JACKIE ADAMS Height: 5:08 Weight: 150 College: None
John Croup Adams Born: Oct 5, 1885    Died: Jun 1, 1920 Hometown: Homestead, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1902-03 Homestead ISL 5 5 0 10 2.0
1903-06 Homestead Indep
1906-07 HomesteadButler CBL 42 143 272 558 13.3  
1907-08 Homestead CBL 67 146 605 897 13.4  
1908-09 Homstead NL
1908-09 UniontownHomestead CBL 49 166 267 599 12.2
1909-10 Homestead CBL 44 132 196 367 .534 460 10.5
1910-11 HomesteadUniontown CBL 60 164 762 1251 .609 1090 18.2  
1911-12 Charleroi CBL 63 206 895 1376 .650 1307 20.7  
1912-13 Camden EBL 34 91 467 48 649 19.1
1913-14 Camden EBL 43 84 566 48 734 17.1  
1914-15 Camden EBL 39 69 514 71 652 16.7  
1915-16 Camden EBL 40 71 527 760 .693 63 669 16.7  
1916-17 Camden EBL 39 55 547 781 .700 53 657 16.8  
1917-18 Wilmerding ICBWP 24 61 54 68 .794 176 7.3
1918-19 Wilmerding Airbrakes Indep
Major League Totals   520 1327 5618       8272 15.9  
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