PLAYER PROFILE

MAURICE TOME

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Maurice Tome was discovered by legendary coach, Pop Morganweck, as a teenager in a Trenton city amateur league. The city of Trenton and coach Morganweck became the cornerstones of Tome’s illustrious nineteen-year pro career. Tome played for Morganweck for six seasons in Kingston before he returned to Trenton where he performed for the next eight seasons before finishing up his career playing once again for Morganweck during the final two years of his career. Morganweck admired Tome as a player and a person who always played the game of basketball with intensity and poise. Throughout the teens and early twenties, he always ranked among the very best centers in basketball. Tome’s shooting skills were limited, but he was a gifted defender and a strong rebounder. After perfecting his skills as a center for over a decade, Tome successfully switched positions in the later years of his career. In 1921, with the addition of 6’7″ Stretch Meehan to Trenton’s roster, Tome moved to the guard position where he quickly proved himself to be equally capable. For the 1922-23 season, Tome assumed the role of player-coach. He led the team to its best start in over twenty years with a 19-3 record, but the season came to an abrupt halt with the mid-January collapse of the Eastern Basketball League. Tome remained active as a player through the 1926-27 season. After his retirement from the professional game, Tome served as the longtime coach of the Trenton High School team.

 

 

MAURICE TOME Height: 6:02 Weight: 185 College: None
Maurice Urban Tome Born: Feb16 , 1891       Died: Dec 23, 1941 Hometown: York, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1908-09 Harrisburg Independents Indep
1909-10 Huntingdon Collegians Indep
1910-11 Kingston HRL 36 54 23 131 3.6
1911-12 Kingston HRL 18 20 0 40 2.2
1911-12 Kingston NYSL 15 13 6 32 2.1
1911-12 South Side CBL 14 24 0 48 3.4
1912-13 Kingston NYSL 50 83 49 215 4.3
1913-14 Kingston NYSL 64 103 72 278 4.3
1914-15 CohoesKingston NYSL 26 34 39 107 4.1
1914-15 Wilkes Barre PSL 9 10 0 20 2.2
1915-16 Kingston/Elizabeth/North Hudson IBL 35 73 66 212 6.1
1916-17 Trenton EBL 38 58 0 19 116 3.1
1917-18 Trenton EBL 7 18 6 6 42 6.0
1918-19 Indep
1919- Passaic IBL 6 16 1 33 5.5
1919-20 Trenton EBL 39 34 50 98 .510 28 118 3.0
1919-20 Wilkes Barre PSL 1 0 1 3 .333 0 1 1.0
1920-21 Trenton EBL 37 39 39 117 3.2
1921-22 Trenton EBL 43 81 42 91 .462 20 204 4.7
1922-23 Trenton EBL 22 30 29 56 .518 15 89 4.0
1922-23 New York MacDowell MBL 28 59 26 144 5.1
1922-23 Kingston NYSL 4 3 5 11 2.8
1923-24 TrentonKingston MBL 25 29 25 83 3.3
1924-25 TrentonKingston MBL 27 24 29 77 2.9
1924-25 Pottsville Big-Five AnBL 5 8 9 25 5.0
1925-26 Pottsville EBL 11 16 3 35 3.2
1925-26 NewarkPerth Amboy/Passiac MBL 20 26 28 80 4.0
1926-27 Paterson*Kingston NLN 5 3 2 8 1.6
1926-27 Kingston MBL 2 4 4 12 6.0
Major League Totals 582 854 545 2253 3.9
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1915-16 Kingston IBL 5 10 7 27 5.4
1921-22 Trenton EBL 3 4 2 10 3.3
1924-25 Kingston MBL 2 0 2 2 1.0
Major League Totals 10 14 11 39 3.9
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