STATISTICS & HISTORY
Firman Reeves played on one of the first teams in the country to play organized basketball. John Warner, a student at Springfield College when James Naismith designed the new game he called basketball, was hired by the Millville, New Jersey YMCA in 1893. He organized the first games played at the Y featuring nine men on a side shooting at peach baskets at each end of the gym. Sixteen year old Firman Reeves was an immediate standout at the new game and would continue to star for local basketball teams for the next dozen years. A fine all-around athlete, Reeves also excelled in track and football. Reeves was a defensive standout for the Millville during its four and half years in the National Basketball League. Reeves attended Bridgeton Business College before he embarked on a long and successful career in business and politics. Reeves served as a New Jersey State Assemblyman and Senator and state highway commissioner.
|Firman Mulford Reeves||Born: Sep 20, 1877||Died:||Jun 23, 1962||Hometown:||Millville, NJ|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|Major League Totals||103||155||71||381||3.7|