PLAYER PROFILE

WALTER BARBER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

In the fall 0f 1894, Walter Barber, a seventeen year old high school student, signed to play for the Millville, New Jersey YMCA’s  first basketball team, a nine-man combination. The newly invented sport captured the imagination of the prosperous southern New Jersey community where it  remained  at a fever pitch for the next decade. Within a few years, Barber, a splendid all-around athlete, was widely heralded  as one of the best players in basketball. Barber ranked among the leading scorers in the National Basketball League  every season in the league’s five and half year existence. Barber worked for many years as a glassblower in Millville and later served as the town’s postmaster.

 

WALTER BARBER Height: 5:11 Weight: 160 College: None
Walter G. Barber Born: Aug 4, 1877 Died:   Mar, 1952 Hometown: Millville, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1994-95 Millville AAU
1995-96 Millville AAU
1896-97 Millville Indep
1897-98 Millville Indep
1898-99 Millville NBL 20 47 44 138 6.9
1899-00 Millville IBL 3 10 4 24 8.0
1899-00 Millville NBL 22 65 77 207 9.4
1900-01 Millville NBL 28 49 89 187 6.7
1901-02 Millville NBL 35 83 188 354 10.1
1902-03 Philadelphia/Wilmington NBL 30 51 195 297 9.9
1903-04 Millville NBL 11 60 71 191 17.4
1903-04 East Falls PBL 11 36 72 144 13.1
1906-07 Camden Nationals Indep
Major League Totals 157 391 736 1518 9.7
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