PLAYER PROFILE

HY GOTKIN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Hy Gotkin starred in basketball at Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. Gotkin attended nearby St.John’s University where he became one of the most acclaimed stars in the country. Gotkin was one of the best long range shooters in college basketball, but where  he really excelled was  with his deft dribbing and  dazzling passing. Gotkin led St.John’s to back to back National Invitaional Tournament championships in 1943 and 1944 and  in 1945 was named an All-American. In the fall of 1945, Gotkin turned professional with the New York Gothams of the American basketball League, but he had difficulty adjusting to the rougher pro game. In 1946, Gotkin signed to play for the the New York Knickerbockers of the newly-formed Basketball Association of American, but was released prior to the regular season. Gotkin spent the rest of the season with the Eizabeth Braves in the American Basketball League, in what would turn out to be his only full season of professional basketball.

 

HY GOTKIN Height: 5:08 Weight: 140 College: St.John’s(NY)’45
Hyman Gotkin Born: Aug 16, 1922 Died: Apr 11, 2004 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Brother of David Gotkin REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1941-42 St.John’s (NY) (Frosh) College
1942-43 St.John’s (NY) College 24 84 31 49 .633 199 8.3
1943-44 St.John’s (NY) College 23 91 23 43 .535 205 8.9
1944-45 St.John’s (NY) College 22 28 20 39 .513 76 3.5
1945-46 46New York ABL 3 0 1 1 0.3
1945-46 Brooklyn Jewish Center Indep
1946-47 Elizabeth ABL 18 37 22 96 5.3
Major League Totals 3 0 1 1 0.3
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG 8
1946-47 Elizabeth ABL 2 9 3 21 10.5

 

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