Jackie Goldsmith starred at Jefferson High School in Brooklyn and the Union Temple in the late 1930’s before entering the U.S. Army during World War II. Following the war, he joined Long Island University’s basketball team in the fall of 1945. LIU finished 14-9 and Goldsmith was named Helms second team All-America and first team All-Metropolitan, leading LIU and the New York Metropolitan area in scoring. with 395 points (17.2 average). During the year, he set LIU game and season scoring records.  Famed LIU coach, Clair Bee, called Goldsmith the best setshooter in all of college basketball. Goldsmith played professional basketball  during the 1947-48 season appearing with Toledo in the National Basketball League and with Portland of the Pacific Coast Basketball League. Goldsmith retired at the end of the season to concentrate on his other sports’ interest – illegal  gambling and point shaving of college basketball games. Over the next six years, Goldsmith  was heavily involved in the point-shaving scandals that rocked college basketball in the late 40’s and early 50’s. Goldsmith was arrested in April of  1951 and pleaded guilty in May of 1952 to bribery charges. Goldsmith was eventually sentenced to 2 1/2 to 4 years in prison for his participation in the scandal.


JACKIE GOLDSMITH Height: 5:07 Weight: 155 College: Long Island’47
John Goldsmith Born: Jan 21, 1921       Died:  Oct 23, 1968 Hometown: New York, NY
Brother of George Goldsmith REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1940-41 Brooklyn Union Temple AAU
1941-42 Long Island University (Frosh) College
1941-42 New London CBL 4 12 5 29 7.3
1942-43 New London Bears Indep
1942-45 U.S. Coast Guard Military Service
1945-46 Long Island University College 25 175 54 404 16.2
1946-47 Long Island University College 21 84 32 200 9.5
1947-48 Toledo NBL 12 20 6 9 .667 46 3.8
1947-48 Portland PCL 16 204 12.8
1948-49 Brooklyn ABL 1 1 1 3 .333 3 3.0
Major League Totals 12 20 6 9 .667 46 3.8
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1941-42 New London CBL 1 0 1 1 1.0


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