PLAYER PROFILE

JIMMY BROWN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Jimmy Brown was one of many early stars to emerge out of the basketball incubator in Homestead, Pa. Brown’s brother Allie also played professionally for over ten years. Brown began his professional stint with three years in the Central League. When the league folded, he moved to the Eastern League, where he starred for ten more seasons. His best years were with the Camden Skeeters where he was always among the league leaders in scoring despite never shooting free throws (in the era of designated free throw shooters.) Brown led the EBL in 1915-16 and 1916-17 in field goals by a wide margin.

 

JIMMY BROWN Height: 5:07 Weight: 150 College: None
James Brown Jr. Born:   Apr 13, 1892 Died: Hometown: Homestead, Pa.
Brother of Alexander Brown REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1909-10 Uniontown CBL 15 33 5 71 4.7
1910-11 Uniontown CBL 40 99 245 494 .496 443 11.1
1911-12 Charleroi CBL 63 200 9 409 6.5
1912-13 Camden CL 34 72 15 35 159 4.7
1913-14 Camden EBL 42 103 14 23 220 5.2
1914-15 Camden EBL 36 121 30 63 .496 26 272 7.6
1915-16 Camden EBL 39 132 2 4 .500 31 266 6.8
1916-17 Camden EBL 40 125 13 25 .520 39 263 6.6
1917-18 Camden EBL 5 16 11 1 43 8.6
1917-18 Hazleton PSL 12 31 11 73 6.1
1917-18 St.Columbus ALP 9 46 12 104 11.6
1918-19 St.Columbus ALP 14 55 25 28 135 9.6
1919-20 North PhiladelphiaReadingDe Neri EBL 32 81 53 106 .500 30 215 6.7
1920-21 PhiladelphiaCoatesville EBL 34 77 49 101 .485 17 203 6.0
1921-22 Coatesville EBL 19 40 23 40 .575 12 103 5.4
1922-23 Philadelphia EBL 12 20 10 26 .385 2 50 4.2
1923-24 Camden PBL 22 47 32 58 .552 126 5.7
1924-25 Did Not Play
1925-26 Camden EBL 10 4 0 8 0.8
1926-27 Did Not Play
1927-28 Did Not Play
1928-29 Camden SJL 1 0 1 1 1.0
1929-30 Did Not Play
1930-31 Camden EBL 3 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 455 1201 522 2924 6.4

 

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