PLAYER PROFILE

RED CONATY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

RED CONATY signed his first pro contract in late January of 1922, a few weeks before his eighteenth birthday. He joined the Ware, Massachusetts team in the Interstate League were he created an immediate sensation by leading all scorers during the second half of the season. The teenager was quickly signed to a contract for the 1922-23 seasons, with his hometown Brooklyn Visitation. It soon became apparent that Conaty was not going to duplicate the his first season scoring heroics in the tougher Metropolitan League. While Conaty never did become a top-ten scorer again, he was in fact a talented and valuable addition to the Visitation who were just entering their most successful years. He was agile, fast, handled the ball well and was equally comfortable playing forward or guard. During his six seasons with the Visitation, the team won three championships.  At the beginning of the 1930-31 season, Conaty was a victim of a new America Basketball League  rule that forced every team to add at least two rookies to their roster. Conaty, still in his prime, lost his job to his younger brother, Frank. Conaty continued to play professionally for another five seasons, but never recaptured the spirit of his great days with the Visitation.

 

RED CONATY Height: 5:11 Weight: 160 College: None
John Francis Conaty Born:  Feb 12, 1904 Died:  May 27, 1979 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Brother of Edward and Frank Conaty REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1920-21 Brooklyn Prospect Big-Five Indep
1921-22 Brooklyn Whirlwinds Indep
1921-22 Ware IL 9 34 13 81 9.0
1922-23 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 35 60 45 165 4.7
1922-23 Schenectady NYSL 1 2 1 5 5.0
1923-24 Brooklyn Visitation MBL 29 57 33 147 5.1
1923-24 Gloversville NYSL 6 15 4 34 5.7
1924-25 Brooklyn MBL 19 31 22 84 4.4
1924-25 Kayoula PBL 9 11 13 35 3.9
1924-25 Washington Palace-Five Indep
1925-26 WashingtonBrooklyn ABL 25 63 36 162 6.5
1926-27 Brooklyn NLN 25 64 45 173 6.9
1926-27 Brooklyn MBL 10 38 12 88 8.8
1927-28 BrooklynKingston MBL 6 10 6 26 4.3
1927-28 Washington/Brooklyn ABL 47 148 28 324 6.9
1928-29 Brooklyn ABL 39 107 37 251 6.4
1929-30 Brooklyn ABL 53 109 40 258 4.9
1930-31 Paterson ABL 11 8 5 21 1.9
1930-31 Dunsmore PSL 9 23 32 78 8.7
1931-32 Bridgeton EBL 5 8 9 25 5.0
1931-32 Carbondale PSL 11 54 12 120 10.9
1931-32 Brooklyn Americans Indep
1932-33 Brooklyn HillHouse/Broooklyn AmericansBronx MBL 31 40 18 98 3.2
1932-33 Carbondale-Pittston PSL 13 28 27 83 6.4
1933-34 Newark ABL 7 5 0 10 1.4
1933-34 Pittston PSL 24 50 39 139 5.8
1934-35 NewarkBrooklyn ABL 15 13 3 29 1.9
Major League Totals 382 823 370 2016 5.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1925-26 Paterson MBL 3 4 6 14 4.7
1926-27 Brooklyn MBL 3 12 5 29 9.7
1930-31 Bridgeton TSL 1 4 2 10 10.0
1931-32 Carbondale PSL 5 11 19 41 8.2
1932-33 Pittston PSL 5 5 14 24 4.8
1933-34 Pittston PSL 2 3 2 8 4.0
Major League Totals 6 16 11 43 7.2
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