PLAYER PROFILE

PHIL RABIN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Phil Rabin starred for Hall of Fame coach Clair Bee at Long Island University in the mid-thirties. In his junior and senior years the Bluebirds compiled a 51-3 record. Rabin started his pro career (under an assumed name) while still playing his senior year (1934-35) at Long Island University.  Rabin scored 17 of his team’s 28 points in his professional debut with a minor-league team in Bridgeton, New Jersey Rabin made his major-league debut the in the 1935-36 season and finished second  among American basketball League scorers. Between 1937 and 1939, he reeled off three consecutive ABL scoring titles. He won his last scoring title during the 1938-39 season playing with the Jersey Reds. The season was marred, however, by a feud with teammate Moe Spahn and a wrist injury suffered during the playoffs that squashed the Reds title chances. The next season, Rabin lasted less than a month with the Philadelphia SPHAS who did not take well to his single-minded attitude about scoring. Traded to Washington, he finished the season second in league scoring. A combination of injuries and military service during World War II, brought Rabin’s career to a premature close.

 

 

PHIL RABIN Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: L.I.U.’35
Phil H. Rabinowitz Born: Jul 10, 1913 Died:   Oct 28, 2010 Hometown: Paterson, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1934-35 Bridgeton EBL 9 25 28 78 8.7
1935-36 Bridgeton-Atlantic City EBL 17 52 44 148 8.7
1935-36 Paterson/Trenton/Passiac ABL 27 84 63 231 8.6
1936-37 Kingston ABL 37 187 114 488 13.2
1937-38 Kingston ABL 39 203 108 514 13.2
1937-38 Plymouth-Hazleton NYPA 4 20 15 55 13.8
1938-39 Jersey ABL 33 116 109 341 10.3
1939-40 PhiladelphiaWashington ABL 34 108 72 288 8.5
1940-41 Washington ABL 29 83 53 219 7.6
1941-42 Saratoga NYSL 5 3 4 10 2.0
1942-43 New York ABL 4 10 8 28 7.0
1943-44 Brooklyn ABL 2 4 1 9 4.5
1944-45 BaltimoreTrenton ABL 4 1 4 6 1.5
1945-46 Paterson ABL 16 23 18 64 4.0
Major League Totals 225 819 550 2188 9.7
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1935-36 Atlantic City EBL 3 9 11 29 9.7
1938-39 Jersey ABL 3 4 9 17 5.7
1939-40 Washington ABL 7 16 13 45 6.4
1939-40 Washington WBT 3 11 9 10 .900 31 10.3
1940-41 Saratoga NYSL 1 1 2 4 4.0
Major League Totals 13 31 31 93 7.2

 

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