Frank Otway’s basketball odyssey is an interesting microcosm of sports during World War II and the chaotic post-war years. Otway was a star high school athlete in East Orange, New Jersey. Otway entered the Marines in 1943 and was  assigned to an ROTC program at the University of Chicago. While in college, he played independent basketball with the Arlington Heights American Legion and signed  to play a single game for the Chicago Bruins of the National Basketball League. After the war, Otway played pro basketball in New Jersey for one season  and the following season played freshmen  basketball for Long Island University. In 1948, Otway enrolled at Rider College in New Jersey where he played varsity basketball for the next three seasons. During his first season at Rider, he was simultaneously  playing professional basketball for a team in Poughkeepsie, New York.


FRANK OTWAY Height: 6:03 Weight: 200 College: Rider’51
Frank Hamilton Otway Born: Mar 1, 1923 Hometown: East Orange, NJ
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-46 U.S. Marines Military Service
1944-45 Arlington Heights American Legion Indep
1944-45 Chicago NBL 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
1946-47 Jersey Reds Indep
1946-47 Bergen-Newark NYNJ
1947-48 Island (Frosh) College
1948-49 Poughkeepsie Green Wave Indep
1948-49 Rider College
1949-50 Rider College
1950-51 Rider College
1951-52 East Orange Sporting Goods Indep
1952-53 East Orange Sporting Goods Indep
1953-54 East Orange Sporting Goods Indep
1954-55 Newark Iron Dukes Indep
Major League Totals 1 0 0 0 0 0.0


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