PLAYER PROFILE

JAKE AHEARN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

John “Jake Ahearn” was a Brooklyn prep basketball star.  Ahearn was a standout freshman basketball player St John’s University in Brooklyn but a combination of academic and personal issues limited him to just one season of varsity basketball.  Ahearn played professional basketball for the Detroit Eagles for two seasons,   The Eagles won the 1941 World Basketball Tournament in Chicago,  and returned  to the finals in 1942, but lost championship game to Oshkosh All-Stars.  Ahearn served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during World War II. In 1945, he returned to pro basketball with the Baltimore in the American Basketball League.  Ahearn was key performer as the Bullets won the 1946 ABL championship and dominated the 1947 season.

JAKE AHEARN Height: 6:03 Weight: 190 College: St.John’s(NY)’40
John Ahearn Born: Jan 6, 1918 Died: Feb 17, 1968 Hometown: Brooklyn , NY
(Cousin of George Bush & Jerry Bush) REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 St.John’s (NY) (Frosh) College
1939-40 St.John’s (NY) College
1940-41 Brooklyn Dodgers Indep
1940-41 Detroit NBL 15 32 15 27 .556 79 5.3
1941-42 Detroit Eagles Indep
1941-42 Sartoga NYSL 2 10 7 27 13.5
1942-45 U.S. Army Air Corp. Military Service
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 17 49 22 120 7.1
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 34 131 68 330 9.7
Major League Totals 32 81 37 199 6.2
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1940-41 Detroit NBL 3 3 2 8 2.7
1940-41 Detroit WBT 4 6 9 13 .692 21 5.3
1941-42 Detroit WBT 4 12 5 5 1.000 29 7.3
1943-44 Wilmington ABL 1 1 2 4 4.0
1945-46 Baltimore ABL 5 18 6 42 8.4
1945-46 rBaltimore WBT 5 11 5 8 .625 27 5.4
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 3 9 4 22 7.3
1946-47 Baltimore WBT 1 0 2 2 1.000 2 2.0
Major League Totals 23 51 31 133 5.8
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