PLAYER PROFILE

MICKEY KUPPERBERG

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Irving “Mickey” Kupperberg was a basketball star at James Monroe High School in the Bronx. He originally intended to follow his high school teammate, Ben Kramer, to Long Island University, but changed his mind several times. He successively enrolled at LIU, St.John’s and finally at the University of Minnesota. Kuppperberg performed sensationally for the Gophers during his only season (1934-35) at the midwest school. Kupperberg’s pro career was equally slow to get underway. He made his debut with the New York Jewels midway through the 1936-37 American Basketball League season in a backup role and did not become a starter until midway through the following season. Kupperberg was husky, fast and aggressive and with experience he became one of the better players in the league.  He  raised his scoring average every season during his five-year ABL career. By the 1940-41 season, he was the the league’s second best scorer at eight points per game. Kupperberg’s pro basketball career ended when he entered military service shortly after Pearl Harbor and served until the end of  World WarII.

 

MICKEY KUPPERBERG Height: 5:11 Weight: 185 College: Minnesota’35
Irving Kupperberg Born:  Mar 17, 1914 Died:  Feb 11, 2003 Hometown: Bronx, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 New York Jewels ABL 12 9 14 32 2.7
1937-38 New Haven/New York Jewels ABL 36 61 42 164 4.6
1937-38 Hazelton NYPA 7 22 40 84 12.0
1938-39 New York ABL 30 76 71 223 7.4
1939-40 Troy ABL 24 69 44 182 7.6
1940-41 Brooklyn ABL 26 81 45 207 8.0
1941-42 Wilmington Blue Bombers Indep
Major League Totals 128 296 216 808 6.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1937-38 New York Jewels ABL 4 2 3 7 1.8
1938-39 New York ABL 5 6 14 26 5.2
1939-40 Troy ABL 8 20 9 49 6.1
1940-41 Brooklyn ABL 4 12 8 32 8.0
Major League Totals 21 40 34 114 5.4
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