PLAYER PROFILE

JULIE BENDER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Julie Bender starred  for legendary Long Island University coach Clair Bee on the great Blackbird teams of the mid-1930’s. Bender possessed a deadly outside set shot that he delivered on a flat trajectory. He was the first player in New York metropolitan college basketball to score over 1,000 career points, and the first winner of the Haggerty Award given annually to the outstanding player in the Metropolitan New York area.  Bender led LIU to a four-year mark of 105-6. That record included a 43-game winning streak and an 26-0 undefeated season in 1936. After his college career, Bender played professionally for six seasons in the American Basketball League. After retiring as a player,  Bender refereed high school basketball games in New York City and taught at his alma mater, Boy’s High School. He coached one year each for Brooklyn College and Kings Point Maritime Academy and also officiated ECAC basketball for 20 years until his retirement in 1969.

 

JULIE BENDER Height: 5:11 Weight: 175 College: L.I.U.’37
Jules Bender Born: Apr 2, 1914 Died: Jan 13, 1982 Hometown: Bronx, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 New York Jewels ABL 1 2 0 4 4.0
1937-38 New York Celtics ABL 24 33 13 79 3.3
1938-39 TroyKingstonWilkes Barre ABL 26 53 29 135 5.2
1939-40 Wilkes BarreBaltimore ABL 25 59 29 147 5.9
1943-44 Military Service
1944-45 New YorkPaterson ABL 6 0 4 4 0.7
1945-46 BaltimorePaterson ABL 11 24 9 57 5.2
Major League Totals 93 171 84 426 4.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Baltimore ABL 8 13 9 35 4.4
Major League Totals 8 13 9 35 4.4
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