Jimmy Malcolm was the star of one of the greatest teams in the history of Holyoke (Massachusetts) High School. Malcom was sensational on  the Dartmouth University freshman team . He joined the varsity the following season where  two things became quickly apparent. Malcolm was enormously talented player but he was also high strung and  temperamental. By mid-season, Dartmouth coach, George Zahn,  had enough of his   talented young star’s emotional outbursts and suspended him from the team.  Malcolm  turned professional the following season and was and an instant sensation in the tough Interstate League .  Malcom led the league in scoring and his hometown team, Holyoke, to the league championship. The  Interstate League folded at the end of the season leaving  New England without a pro league. Malcolm remained active throughout the 1920’s playing independent basketball primarily with the Bristol Endees, a perennial regional powerhouse.


JIMMY MALCOLM Height: 5:08 Weight: 140 College: Dartmouth’22
James Anderson Malcolm Born:  Dec 5, 1898 Died:  Nov 12, 1994 Hometown: Holyoke, Ma.
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1920-21 Dartmouth (Frosh) College
1921-22 Dartmouth College
1922-23 Holyoke IL 21 52 54 158 7.5
1923-24 Holyoke Pros Indep
1923-24 Hartford Kaceys Indep
1923-24 Middletown Independents Indep
1924-25 Hartford Lyric All-Stars Indep
1925-26 Bristol Endees Indep
1926-27 Bristol Endees Indep
1926-27 Terryville AA Indep
1927-28 Bristol Endees CBL 10 26 9 61 6.1
1928-29 Bristol Endees Indep
1929-30 Bristol Endees Indep
Major League Totals 21 52 54 158 7.5


This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.