PLAYER PROFILE

ART HILLHOUSE

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Art Hillhouse was the starting center on the Long Island Univerity  basketball teams from 1935-38 when they went 73-8.  He helped LIU to its first undefeated season in 1935-36 (25-0) and was then part of the 1936-37 team that set the school-record for wins with 28. As a senior in 1937-38, he served as team captain on a team that went 25-3 and advanced to the NIT Tournament.
Hillhouse went on to play professionally for the Philadelphia Spas for two seasons  and was the starting center for the 1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors, the champions of the initial season of the Basketball Association of America.

 

ART HILLHOUSE Height: 6:07 Weight: 235 College: LIU’39
Arthur S. Hillhouse Born:  Jun 12, 1916 Died: Oct, 1980 Hometown: Rutherford,, NJ
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 L.I.U. College
1936-37 L.I.U. College
1937-38 L.I.U. College
1938-39 L.I.U. College
1938-39 Binghamton NYPA 9 25 23 73 8.1
1938-39 Lancaster TCL 7 23 19 65 9.3
1939-40 Lancaster TCL 26 67 71 205 7.9
1939-40 Brooklyn Dodgers Indep
1939-40 Newark Canco Indep
1940-41 Lancaster TCL 23 68 65 201 8.7
1941-42 Lancaster TCL 8 10 26 46 5.8
1942-43 U.S. Army Military Service
1943-44 Philadelphia ABL 4 4 4 12 3.0
1943-44 Passaic Wood Ridge Areo Indep
1943-44 Rhode Island Americans Indep
1944-45 Philadelphia ABL 29 83 49 215 7.4
1945-46 Philadelphia ABL 35 145 147 437 12.5
1945-46 Hartford NEBL 2 7 6 20 10.0
1945-46 Syracuse Stars Indep
1946-47 Philadelphia BAA 10 24 39 46 .848 41 87 8.7
1947-48 Philadelphia BAA 11 14 30 37 .811 3 58 5.3
1947-48 Wilkes-Barre ABL 8 20 20 29 .690 60 7.5
1948-49 Lancaster EBL 7 22 14 58 8.3
Major League Totals 87 266 250 782 9.0
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1938-39 Binghamton NYPA 3 5 4 14 4.7
1938-39 Lancaster TCL 2 2 5 9 4.5
1939-40 Lancaster TCL 6 15 13 43 7.2
1940-41 Lancaster TCL 4 9 5 23 5.8
1943-44 Philadelphia ABL 4 4 3 11 2.8
1944-45 Philadelphia ABL 6 23 16 62 10.3
1945-46 Philadelphia ABL 6 34 16 84 14.0
1945-46 Pittston PSL 3 13 17 43 14.3
1946-47 Philadelphia BAA 10 24 39 46 .848 8 87 8.7
1947-48 Wilkes Barre ABL 5 8 10 26 5.2
Major League Totals 26 85 74 244 9.4

 

 

 

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