PLAYER PROFILE

JOHN PLANT

STATISTICS & HISTORY

John Plant, known as the “Grand Old Man” and the “Old Roman,”  was active  in professional basketball for a span of  fourteen years. For most of his career,  Plant  was a “standing guard”  who sometimes didn’t cross the half court  when his team had the ball. A fierce competitor, Plant was both admired  and feared.  Although he scored only 16 field goals in 39 games, Plant was a valuable member of the 1901-02 NBL champion Bristol team. When faster teammates like Harry Hough or Charlie Klein could not get the center tap from center Fred Mulliner,  Plant would methodically bring the ball up the court fending off rugby-like scrums with defenders until he could pass the ball to either Hough or Klein near the basket. Plant was the longtime basket ball coach at the Peddie School located in Highstown, New Jersey. His teams won six New Jersey Prep School Championships.  In 1926, Plant moved to Bucknell University were he coached basketball from 1926 to 1932 and track and field from 1926 from until 1947.

 

JOHN PLANT Height: 5:09 Weight: 185 College: Yale/Wisconsin
John Danza Plant Born: Nov 19, 1877 Died:  Feb 19, 1954 Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Brother of Leonard Plant REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1896-97 Trenton YMCA YMCA
1897-98 Trenton YMCA YMCA
1898-99 Bristol Indep
1899-00 Bristol NBL 28 11 0 22 0.8
1900-01 Bristol NBL 30 13 6 32 1.1
1901-02 Bristol NBL 39 16 0 32 0.8
1902-03 BristolBurlington NBL 34 38 0 76 2.2
1903-04 Trenton ABL 4 3 0 6 1.5
1903-04 ChicopeeNorthampton WMBL 35 67 20 154 4.4
1904-05 North Philadelphia PBL 34 34 0 68 2.0
1905-06 North Philadelphia PBL 27 26 0 52 1.9
1906-07 Did Not Play
1907-08 Did Not Play
1908-09 North Philadelphia PBL 2 0 2 2 1.0
1908-09 Millville Indep
1909-10 Princeton EBL 3 4 0 8 2.7
1909-10 Millville Indep
1910-11 Trenton EBL 12 7 0 14 1.2
1911-12 Kingston HRL 2 1 0 2 1.0
1914-15 Bristol ISBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 250 220 28 468 1.9

 

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