PLAYER PROFILE

STEVE WHITE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Steve White, a Philadelphia native, ranked as one the best set-shooters in the early years of professional basketball. In his first pro season, White finished second in scoring in the minor-league American Basketball League. His contract was purchased by Philadelphia of the National Basketball League where he quickly made his mark with 12 points a game, good for fourth-best in league scoring. White starred for the powerful Conshohocken team for four seasons during which they won two Philadelphia League titles. At at end of the 1906-07 Philadelphia League season, White  was lured to the the higher-paying Central Basketball League were he joined Greensburg team for the second half of the Central League  season. White led the CBL in scoring in for the 1907-08 and 1908-09 seasons. Despite his small stature, White was a feisty and  aggressive player. Fearless and combative, White received a great deal of  punishment from larger players. As a result, injuries nagged him throughout his career and by his last two seasons in the CBL he was crippled to the point that he managed to play in only a third of the games.

 

STEVE WHITE Height: 5:06 Weight: 140 College: None
Stephen White Born: 1881 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1901-02 St.James IL 29 65 180 310 10.7
1901-02 Philadelphia NBL 5 12 36 60 12.0
1902-03 Philadelphia/Wilmington NBL 39 83 267 433 11.1
1903-04 Camden NBL 13 37 83 157 12.1
1903-04 Conshohocken PBL 5 8 24 40 8.0
1903-04 Westfield WMBL 15 22 7 51 3.4
1904-05 New BedfordFall River NEBL 9 36 0 72 8.0
1904-05 Conshohocken PBL 37 137 304 578 15.6
1905-06 Conshohocken Indep
1905-06 Baldwin PBL 6 19 58 96 16.0
1906-07 Conshohocken PBL 29 103 206 412 14.2
1906-07 Greensburg CBL 16 40 96 176 11.0
1907-08 Greensburg CBL 65 157 668 982 15.1
1908-09 Greensburg CBL 70 162 750 1074 15.3
1909-10 GreensburgUniontown CBL 60 118 547 912 .600 783 13.1
1910-11 UniontownConnellsville CBL 23 38 212 358 .592 288 12.5
1911-12 Connellsville CBL 15 31 10 72 4.8
1911-12 De Neri EBL 13 16 127 6 159 12.2
1912-13 De NeriCamden EBL 3 1 13 1 15 5.0
1913-14 Camden EBL 1 1 5 0 7 7.0
1913-14 GloversvillePoughkeepsie NYSL 2 3 0 6 3.0
1915-16 Philadelphia Rockwood Indep
Major League Totals 421 1016 3389 5421 12.9
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