PLAYER PROFILE

STAN STUTZ

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Stan Modzeleski was  a three‐time Helms Foundation basketball All‐America at Rhode Island State College. After graduation, with his name shortened to Stan Stutz, he joined  the New York Americans of the Americans Basketball League. The following year he was traded to the Baltimore Bullets where he played for two seasons. During the 1945-46 season, Stutz led the league  in scoring and the Bullets to the ABL championship.  For the 1946-47 season, Stutz joined the New York Knicks in the newly established Basketball Association of America. He set a Knicks’ scoring record for playoff games that was not broken until 1969 by Willis Reed. After retiring as an active player, he served as one of the National Basketball Association’s top referees for many years. In later life, Stutz  was an executive with the Technical Tape Corporation of New Rochelle, NewYork. He coached “Tuck-Tape”  sponsored teams in the National Industrial Basketball League and the American Basketball League. Stutz was elected to the Helms Foundation Basketball Hall of Fame.

 

STAN STUTZ Height: 5:11 Weight: 175 College: Rhode Island’42
Stanley John Modzelewski Born: Apr 14, 1920        Died: Oct 28, 1975 Hometown: Worcester, Ma.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1941-42 New London CSL
1942-43 Bath (Ma) Ironworks Indep
1943-44 Rhode Island Americans Indep
1943-44 New York ABL 15 18 15 51 3.4
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 25 41 29 111 4.4
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 32 134 134 402 12.6
1946-47 New York BAA 60 172 133 170 .782 49 477 8.0
1947-48 New York BAA 47 109 113 135 .837 57 331 7.0
1948-49 Baltimore BAA 59 121 131 159 .824 82 373 6.3
Major League Totals 238 595 555 1745 7.3
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 6 13 8 34 5.7
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 6 32 12 76 12.7
1945-46 Baltimore WBT 4 16 26 30 .867 58 14.5
1946-47 New York BAA 5 28 28 32 .875 7 84 16.8
1947-48 New York BAA 3 3 9 11 .818 1 15 5.0
1948-49 Baltimore BAA 3 1 3 6 .500 0 5 1.7
Major League Totals 27 93 86 272 10.1

 

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