PLAYER PROFILE

SAM KAPLAN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Sam Kaplan was a basketball star at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. Kaplan was recruited to play college basketball by two of the most respected coaches in the country, Nat Holman of City College of New York and Clair Bee of Long Island University, he but declined both offers. Instead, Kaplan chose to play for many years for the Dux Club, a Brooklyn  AAU powerhouse, that was consistently among the best amateur teams in the East. In December of 1935, Kaplan played for four minutes for the New York Jewels in an American Basketball League against the Philadelphia SPHAS. This brief appearance in the game drew the wrath of the normally lax AAU enforcement committee who disqualified both Kaplan and the Dux Club from further AAU participation. A few weeks later, Kaplan signed with the New York Whirlwinds a strong independent professional team. Kaplan eventually spent six full seasons in the ABL as a productive player.

 

SAM KAPLAN Height: 5:10 Weight: 160 College: None
Samuel E. Kaplan Born: Dec 22, 1912 Died: Jul 1, 1998 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
 1931-32 Dux Club AAU
1932-33 Dux Club AAU
1933-34 Dux Club AAU
1934-35 Dux Club AAU
1935-36 Dux Club AAU
1935-36 New York ABL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1935-36 New York Whirlwinds Indep
1936-37 New York Whirlwinds Indep
1936-37 Tunnhannock PSL 1 3 0 6 6.0
1937-38 New York Celtics ABL 39 73 75 221 6.7
1938-39 Kingston ABL 35 91 61 243 6.9
1939-40 KingstonTroy ABL 34 87 57 231 6.8
1940-41 Brooklyn ABL 24 26 30 82 3.4
1941-42 Wilmington ABL 25 55 31 141 5.6
1941-42 GLens Falls NYSL 4 15 7 37 9.3
1942-43 CamdenNew YorkBrooklyn ABL 4 7 7 21 5.3
1943-45 Military Service
1945-46 Wilmington ABL 28 46 23 115 4.1
Major League Totals 190 385 284 1054 5.5
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1938-39 Kingston ABL 3 3 12 18 6.0
1938-39 New York WBT 1 1 1      2 3 3.0
1939-40 Troy ABL 8 12 9 33 4.1
1940-41 Brooklyn ABL 4 7 5 19 4.8
1945-46 Wilmington ABL 2 5 1 11 5.5
Major League Totals 18 28 28 84 4.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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