PLAYER PROFILE

TINY HEARN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

William “Tiny” Hearn was one of the first very tall players in professional basketball.  As late as the mid-thirties, when the average height of a professional basketball player was about six-feet tall, the 6’9″ Hearn towered over most players. Hearn was he very slow and did not move well under the basket, but  his shear size was  a huge impediment to opposing teams.  With the center tap after every basket in force until very late in his career, Hearn could often control the flow of the game. In Hearn’s first season in the American Basketball league, he led Rochester to the American Basketball League 1929-30 finals. In the 1932-33 ABL finals, Hearn, playing for Trenton, was totally outplayed by Philadelphia’s Moe Goldman, who was six inches shorter, but much faster and far more agile.

 

TINY HEARN Height: 6:09 Weight: 230 College: Georgia Tech’27
William W. Hearn Born:  Jun 3, 1905 Died:  Dec 20, 1962 Hometown: Eatonton, Ga.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1927-28 Thorpe Indians Indep
1928-29 World Famous Indians Indep
1929-30 Rochester ABL 51 70 23 163 3.2
1930-31 Rochester ABL 34 40 23 103 3.0
1931-32 Injured – Did Not Play
1932-33 PatersonBrooklyn AmericansBrooklyn VisitationJersey City MBL 26 16 11 43 1.7
1932-33 BridgetonJasper EBL 26 26 29 81 3.1
1932-33 Tunkhannock PSL 20 29 20 78 3.9
1933-34 Trenton ABL 41 24 13 61 1.5
1933-34 Plymouth PSL 15 7 7 21 1.4
1933-34 Philadelphia Passon EBL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1934-35 Newark/New Britain Mules ABL 42 21 8 50 1.2
1935-36 Kingston ABL 35 12 11 35 1.0
1936-37 Kingston ABL 37 29 23 81 2.2
1937-38 Kingston ABL 38 24 11 59 1.6
1937-38 Binghamton NYPA 8 15 12 42 5.3
Major League Totals 330 262 152 676 2.0
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1929-30 Rochester ABL 5 5 0 10 2.0
1932-33 Tunkhannock PSL 3 1 2 4 1.3
1933-34 Trenton ABL 6 3 1 7 1.2
Major League Totals 11 8 1 17 1.5
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