PLAYER PROFILE

JACK HASTON

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.

JACK  HASTON Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: None
John George Haston Born: Feb 7, 1889 Died: Nov 24, 1973 Hometown: Pittston, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1910-11 Pittston  Co. C Indep
1911-12 Pittston  Co. C Indep
1912-13 Pittston Independents Indep 23 85 79 249 10.8
1913-14 Pittston Independents Indep 31 102 86 290 9.4
1914-15 Pittston PSL 19 63 186 334 .557 312 16.4
1914-15 Pittston Orioles Indep
1915-16 Pittston PSL 4 5 3 2 13 3.3
1916-17 Voluntarily Retired
1917-18 Military Service
1918-19 Military Service
1919-20 Pittston PSL 2 1 5 9 .556 0 7 3.5
191-20 Newark Whirlwinds Indep
1920-21 Stamford CSL 1 5 1 11 11.0
Major League Totals 26 74 195 343 13.2
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