PLAYER PROFILE

SONNY BOSWELL

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Wyatt “Sonny” Boswell was a basketball and baseball star at LIbbey High School in Toledo, Ohio. At age 18, Boswell began his pro basketball career with a two year stint barnstorming with Jessie Owens’  Olympians.  In 1939, Boswell was signed by Abe Saperstein to tour with the Harlem Globetrotters for the next two seasons. During the 1942-43 season, Boswell  played in the National Basketball League with  Chicago tStudebaker Flyers, the first fully integrated  team in pro basketball history. Boswell was Chicago’s top scorer and was the third leading scorer in the entire NBL Boswell made seven straight appearances in the World Basketball Tournament. After retiring from basketball in 1947, Boswell became a successful businessman in Chicago before he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1964 at the age of 45.

 

SONNY BOSWELL Height: 6:02 Weight: 180 College: None
Wyatt Boswell Born: May 19, 1919 Died: Oct 19, 1964 Hometown: Toledo, Oh.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1937-38 Jessie Owens Olympians Indep
1938-39 Jessie Owens Olympians Indep
1939-40 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1940-41 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1941-42 New York Rens Indep
1942-43 Chicago NBL 22 88 53 81 .654 229 10.4
1942-43 New York Rens
1943-44 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1944-45 New York Rens Indep
1945-46 Chicago Monarchs Indep
1945-46 Anderson Chiefs Indep
1946-47 Dayton Mets Indep
POST SEASON ROSTER
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Harlem Globetrotters WBT 4 20 9 15 .600 49 12.3
1940-41 Harlem Globetrotters WBT 2 5 5 6 .833 15 7.5
1941-42 42New York Rens WBT 2 17 13 17 .765 47 23.5
1942-43 1942-43 NBL 3 13 4 30 10.0
1942-43 South Bend WBT 1 5 1 2 .500 11 11.0
1943-44 Harlem Globetrotters WBT 4 5 5 9 .556 15 3.8
1944-45 New York Rens WBT 2 0 1 1 1.000 1 0.5
1945-46 Anderson Chiefs WBT 2 7 3 7 .429 17 8.5
Major League Totals 20 72 41 185 9.3
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