Joe Rieff  was a basketball star at Crane Technical High School in Chicago. Rieff remained in Chicago to attended Northwestern University. In his sophomore year, he led the Western Conference in scoring with 1o points per game and Northwestern to the Conference championship. At the conclusion of the season, Rieff was named a consensus All-American. In his senior year, Reiff again led Northwestern to a conference title and led the league in scoring for a second time at 14 points per game. He was once again named a consensus All-AmericanAfter graduating from Northwestern, Rieff practiced law in Chicago, but remained active as a player throughout the 1930’s with Chicago area AAU  teams and in later years, professional teams. In addition, he refereed basketball games in the Western Conference from 1937 until 1947.


JOE REIFF Height: 6:03 Weight: 185 College: Northwestern’33
Joseph Reiff Born:  Jun 5, 1911 Died:  Feb 9, 1988 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1929-30 Northwestern (Frosh College
1930-31 Northwestern College
1931-32 Northwestern College
1932-33 Northwestern College
1932-33 Chicago Rosenberg-Averys AAU
1933-34 Chicago Lifschultz Fast Freighters AAU
1933-34 Indianapolis Kautskys AAU
1934-35 Chicago Lifschultz Fast Freighters AAU
1934-35 Chicago Duffy Florals Indep
1934-35 Oshkosh All Stars Indep
1935-36 Chicago MBC 3 12 5 29 9.7
1936-37 Whiting MBC 8 23 18 64 8.0
1937-38 Chicago Duffy Florals Indep
1938-39 Chicago Duffy Florals Indep
1939-40 Chicago Duffy Florals Indep
Major League Totals 11 35 23 93 8.5
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 Chicago MBC 1 2 3 7 7.0
Major League Totals 1 2 3 7 7.0
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