STATISTICS & HISTORY
Jack Haston was the star of the Pittson Co. C (later known as the Independents) basketball team, a powerful independent team that dominated professional basketball in the Eastern Pennsylvania coal mining region from 1910 through 1915. In the fall of 1915, the Pennsylvania Basketball league was formed. Pittston captured first place with an 18-2 record and Haston led the league in scoring with 19.4 points per game. Haston ‘s basketball career was cut short when he left Pittston just a few months later, in the summer of 1915, to take a position as a director at the Brooklyn YMCA. Haston was Army pilot during World War II.
|John George Haston||Born: Feb 7, 1889||Died: Nov 24, 1973||Hometown:||Pittston, Pa.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1910-11||Pittston Co. C||Indep|
|1911-12||Pittston Co. C||Indep|
|Major League Totals||26||74||195||343||13.2|