John Curtin was a schoolboy basketball star at Boston College High School. Curtin went on to attend Boston College, but did not participate in sports at the school. Instead, he played for professional teams in Cambridge and Boston. During the 1920-21 season, Curtin gained invaluable experience playing for a professional team in Windsor, Vermont  led by legendary  coach, Lew Wachter. For much of the 1920’s, Curtin played for the Boston Whirlwinds, the most powerful independent team in New England. Curtin was a valued member of the squad because of his versatility and his notoriety  as the originator of the unique “kangaroo” style of dribbling.


JOHN CURTIN Height: 6:00 Weight: 175 College: Boston College’23
John Joseph Curtin Born: Jul 21, 1900 Died: Jun,1968 Hometown: Lowell, Ma.
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1917-18 Cambridge Institute A.A. Indp 5.0
1918-19 Boston Fitton A.C. Indep
1918-19 Cambridge St.Mary’s Catholic Association Undep
1919-20 Cambridge St.Mary’s Cahtolic Association Indep
1920-21 Windsor Namcos Indep
1920-21 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1921-22 Adams IL 2 4 1 9 4.5
1921-22 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1922-23 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1923-24 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1924-25 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1925-26 Boston ABL 9 11 8 30 3.3
1925-26 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1926-27 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
1927-28 Boston Whirlwinds Indep
Major League Totals 11 15 9 39 3.5




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