PLAYER PROFILE

RED ROSAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Red Rosan enjoyed his first success on the basketball court as a schoolboy star at Southern High School in Philadelphia. During three seasons at Temple University, Rosan was a versatile center- forward who stood out for his hustle and determination. In the spring of 1935, he joined the Philadelphia SPHAS for two late season games. He sat on the bench through most of the 1935-36 season, but then emerged as the team’s leading scoring the next year when he assumed a role as a starter. Rosan starred for nine full seasons with the SPHAS. Rosan was a good shooter and excellent passer, a trademark of all the SPHAS of the 1930s. He was also a standout on defense with his aggressive tactics. Rosan’s overall value to the SPHAS transcended his athletic skills. His exemplary work ethic, fiercely determined play, and intelligent, demanding leadership were one of the key elements of the SPHAS long, successful run through the 1930s and into the mid-1940s. In 1944-45, Rosan signed with Baltimore and just five games into the season, assumed the role as player-coach. The following season, he retired as a player, but remained as coach of the Baltimore franchise and led the Bullets to the American Basketball League  championship, defeating his old club, the SPHAS, in the finals.

 

RED ROSAN Height: 6:02 Weight: 185 College: Temple’35
Howard Rosan Born: May 22, 1911 Died: Sept, 1976 Hometown: South Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1934-35 Philadelphia ABL 2 0 3 3 1.5
1935-36 Philadelphia ABL 35 56 36 148 4.2
1936-37 Philadelphia ABL 36 101 100 302 8.4
1936-37 Hazleton PSL 1 2 1 5 5.0
1937-38 Philadelphia ABL 42 71 79 221 5.3
1937-38 Hazleton NYPA 6 30 31 91 15.2
1937-38 Allentown TCL 2 6 7 19 9.5
1938-39 Philadelphia ABL 32 77 54 208 6.5
1939-40 Philadelphia ABL 33 67 58 192 5.8
1940-41 Philadelphia ABL 28 65 54 184 6.6
1941-42 Philadelphia ABL 18 35 26 96 5.3
1942-43 Philadelphia ABL 14 22 17 61 4.4
1943-44 Philadelphia ABL 25 42 32 116 4.6
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 19 14 15 43 2.3
Major League Totals 284 550 474 1574 5.5
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1935-36 Philadelphia ABL 7 7 16 30 4.3
1936-37 Philadelphia ABL 6 11 12 34 5.7
1937-38 Hazleton NYPA 2 5 4 14 7.0
1938-39 Philadelphia ABL 2 6 8 20 10.0
1939-40 Philadelphia ABL 8 18 16 52 6.5
1940-41 Philadelphia ABL 4 11 15 37 9.3
1940-41 Philadelphia WBT 2 5 5 6 .833 15 7.5
1942-43 Philadelphia ABL 7 20 10 50 7.1
1943-44 Philadelphia ABL 7 17 17 51 7.3
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 5 7 7 21 4.2
Major League Totals 48 102 106 310 6.5

 

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