PLAYER PROFILE

SOUP CAMPBELL

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Soup Campbell was one of pro basketball’s top offensive stars in the early 1920s. Campbell was a fine set shooter, but speed and agility were the keys to his game.  He was considered one of the best of the “two-handed dribblers” of the era. Campbell’s greatest success came early in his pro basketball career.  In his first full pro season, he led the Camden Skeeters to the Eastern League championship and was the league’s leading scorer. He won two more EBL scoring titles in 1922 and 1923. He starred in the Metropolitan League for three seasons before he joined the American Basketball League in 1925. Campbell played for five ABL teams during the next four seasons. During the later years of his career, Campbell was no longer among the top echelon of scorers, but remained valuable as a floor leader and strategist.

 

SOUP CAMPBELL Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: None
James F. Campbell Born: 1896 Died: March 4, 1942 Hometown: Homestead, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1914-15 Homestead Shippers Indep
1915-16 Tower City (Pa) Indep 26 86 0 172 6.6
1916-17 Pitcairn IBLWP 17 76 9 161 9.5
1917-18 Pitcairn IBLWP 7 24 16 33 .485 64 9.1
1918-19 Wilmerding Airbrakes ICL
1919-20 Camden EBL 37 91 93 146 .637 38 275 7.4
1919-20 Nanticoke PSL 3 6 7 12 .583 0 19 6.3
1920-21 Camden EBL 26 57 63 108 .583 30 177 6.8
1920-21 Nanticoke PSL 21 37 35 18 109 5.2
1920-21 Easthampton IL 3 8 6 22 7.3
1921-22 Camden EBL 44 137 140 414 9.4
1922-23 Camden EBL 23 59 79 139 .568 47 197 8.6
1922-23 Brooklyn ProsYonkers MBL 31 77 72 226 7.3
1922-23 Cohoes NYSL 5 9 15 33 6.6
1922-23 Tri-Council PBL 18 37 90 164 9.1
1923-24 TrentonKingston MBL 18 48 42 138 7.7
1923-24 Tri-Council PBL 40 71 144 286 7.2
1923-24 Pottsville Big-5 Indep
1924-25 Passiac/KingstonTrenton MBL 31 60 48 168 5.4
1924-25 Tri-Council PBL 32 60 93 213 6.7
1924-25 Hazleton Professionals AnBL 7 9 7 25 3.6
1925-26 CamdenPottsville EBL 7 14 39 67 9.6
1925-26 Perth Amboy MBL 10 12 14 38 3.8
1925-26 Chicago ABL 21 27 39 93 4.4
1926-27 Philadelphia ABL 39 66 50 182 4.7
1927-28 PhiladelphiaDetroitCleveland ABL 29 41 31 113 3.9
1927-28 Salem SJL 7 13 19 45 6.4
1928-29 Trenton ABL 22 33 12 78 3.5
1928-29 Salem-Millville SJL 20 43 37 123 6.2
1929-30 Camden EBL 16 35 27 97 6.1
1932-33 Philadelphia WPEN EBL 4 3 3 9 2.3
Major League Totals 464 953 1115 3021 6.5
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1923-24 Tri-Council PBL 2 4 5 13 6.5
1927-28 Salem SJL 3 7 13 27 9.0
1928-29 Millville SJL 3 8 8 24 8.0
Major League Totals 2 4 5 13 6.5

 

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