PLAYER PROFILE

ASH RESNICK

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Irving “ASh” Resnich was a basketball star at New Ulrecht High School in Brooklyn and then went on to play two years of varsity basketball at N.Y.U. Resnick served in the army during WWII and played professional basketball for seven seasons. He was well know as a rough and tumble player who one newspaper described as fouling just about anyone that came near him on the court. During the 1946-47, he surprised everyone by leading the American Basketball in scoring by a wide margin. Soon after, Resnick  retired from pro basketball to enter the profession that would bring him considerable success, as well as considerable notoriety, He became a professional gambler. In 1958, Resnick appeared before a Federal Grand Jury in Indianapolis investigating his role in nationwide illegal gambling ring. In 1964, he was investigated  by the Florida State Attorney General for his role in the suspected fixing of the Cassius Clay vs.Sonny listen heavyweight championship fight. Resnick’s Las Vegas career spanned over four decades, making him one of the most famous gambling figures in the city. Both UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian and famed boxer Sugar Ray Robinson testified on Resnick’s  behalf at a gaming commission  hearing in 1975.  A short time later,  was named the director of all gambling operations at the Aladdin Hotel.

 

ASH RESNICK Height: 6:01 Weight: 210 College: NYU’40
Irving Resnick Born:  Mar 6, 1916 Died: Jan 18, 1989 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 N.Y.U. (Frosh) College
1937-38 N.Y.U. College
1938-3-39 N.Y.U. College
1939-40  Washington ABL 8 5 5 15 1.9
1939-40 New York Celtics Indep
1940-41 Baltimore ABL 2 1 1 3 1.5
1940-41 West Haven CSL
1940-41 New York Celtics Indep
1941-42 New York Celtics Indep
1941-42 Troy NYSL 2 8 1 17 8.5
1941-42 New London CSL
1942-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1945-46 Trenton ABL 31 77 83 237 7.6
1945-46 Troy Celtics Indep
1945-46 Indianapolis Kautskys Indep
1946-47 Trenton-Troy ABL 35 191 181 563 16.1
1947-48 Paterson ABL 6 12 12 21 .571 36 6.0
Major League Totals 41 83 89 255 6.2
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1939-40 Washington ABL 6 6 3 15 2.5
1939-40 Washington WBT 3 3 2 4 .500 8 2.7
1945-46 Indianapolis WBT 1 0 0 1 .000 0 0.0
Major League Totals 10 9 5 23 2.3
This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.