PLAYER PROFILE

LOU SUGARMAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

 

Lou Sugarman was a teenage contemporary and occasional teammate of Barney Sedran and Marty Friedam on New York City’s lowerEast Side. Considered the best of  the bunch at that age , Sugarman won a scholarship to Syracuse University and later played at Notre Dame. Sugarman turned pro with the 1909-10 Hudson, New York team in the Hudson River League. Sugarman’s pro career, that spanned almost twenty seasons, was marked by turbulent relationships with teammates, and frequent outbursts at referees and opponents. Throughout his years in professional basketball, Sugarman remained a highly emotional battler, whose personality often overshadowed his substantial talents as a player. Sugarman was an good ballhandler and a excellent shooter. He led the New York State League  in scoring during the 1913-14 season. His most successful stint with one team was his three year (1914-15 through 1916-17) stay with Greystock of the Eastern Basketball League during which the team captured two league championships. On eight occasions during his career, Sugarman was hired as the coach of a professional team, but he never completed an entire season with any team without being fired or resigning. In 1920-21, he coached Princeton University for a half season, but quit in disgust with the comment that the players needed a baby-sitter, not a coach. When his playing career was over, Sugarman continued his dental practice and turned with success to refereeing. He remained among the handful of top referees for the next twenty years.

 

LOU SUGARMAN Height: 5:06 Weight: 145 College: Syracuse’08/Notre Dame’09
Louis L. Sugarman Born: Sep 1888 Died:  Jun 14, 1951 Hometown: New York, NY
Doc Sugarman REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1909-10 Hudson HRL 17 28 84 140 8.2
1910-11 Hudson HRL 25 55 26 136 5.4
1910-11 Uniontown CBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1911-12 Kingston HRL 9 21 0 42 4.7
1911-12 Kingston NYSL 19 33 19 85 4.5
1912-13 GloversvilleCohoes NYSL 43 108 62 278 6.5
1913-14 Cohoes EBL 63 187 164 538 8.5
1914-15 Greystock EBL 40 73 21 50 .420 48 167 4.2
1915-16 Greystock EBL 38 79 1 1 1.000 43 159 4.2
1915-16 Elizabeth IBL 4 10 6 26 6.5
1915-16 Danbury Wooster AC Indep 1 0 9 9 9.0
1916-17 Greystock EBL 40 77 0 68 154 3.9
1916-17 New York IBL 1 1 5 7 7.0
1917-18 ScrantonCarbondale PSL 25 43 34 120 4.8
1917-18 GreystockReading EBL 3 6 9 2 21 7.0
1917-18 Phil. Beth Israel ALP 6 18 14 50 8.3
1918-19 Phil. Midvale ALP 1 0 0 2 0 0.0
1919-20 Wilkes-Barre PSL 20 26 35 77 .455 10 87 4.4
1919-20 ReadingNorth PhiladelphiaDe Neri EBL 27 48 49 125 .392 34 145 5.4
1919-20 Passiac IBL 4 10 9 29 7.3
1920-21 Philadelphia-Camden EBL 23 32 33 68 .485 35 97 4.2
1920-21 Plymouth PSL 2 5 2 0 12 6.0
1920-21 Frank Bruggy All Stars Indep
1921-22 Wilkes-BarrePhiladelphiaCoatesville EBL 18 27 23 54 .426 26 77 4.3
1922-23 Coatesville EBL 24 38 44 109 .404 33 120 5.0
1922-23 Elizabeth MBL 29 61 33 155 5.3
1922-23 Cohoes NYSL 12 20 21 61 5.1
1922-23  SPHAS PBL 7 7 24 38 5.4
1923-24 Trenton MBL 21 31 25 87 4.1
1923-24 Shanahan PBL 2 1 5 14 .357 7 3.5
1924-25 KayoulaTri-Council PBL 8 6 10 26 .385 22 2.8
1924-25 Pottsville Big-Five AnBL 2 1 0 2 1.0
1925-26 Washington ABL 7 2 1 5 0.7
1926-27 Baltimore ABL 17 10 11 31 1.8
1928-29 Trenton ABL 1 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 550 1045 756 2846 5.2
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1915-16 Greystock WS 2 5 1 11 5.5
1916-17 Greystock EBL 3 3 0 6 2.0
1922-23 Elizabeth MBL 3 8 0 16 5.3
Major League Totals 8 16 1 33 4.1

 

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