PLAYER PROFILE

MERLE ALEXANDER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Merle Alexnader was a lanky, athletically talented kid from Moscow, Indiana who  who enjoyed a fourteen year career playing AAU, independent and professional basketball.  In 1928, Alexander signed a contract with Paul Zee, the Miami-based  owner of of a chain of tire stores. Zee’s band of basketball players embarked on a 46  game, two-month long  tour  that covered 12,000 miles though twelve states.  In 1931, Alexander led Wichita Henry’s Clothiers to the National AAU Championship. Alexander was named to the AAU All-American team. In 1933, Alexander was a starter for the Akron Firestones who captured the National Professional Basketball League championship.

 

MERLE ALEXANDER Height: 6:04 Weight: 185 College: None
Merle A. Alexander Born: Sep 2, 1907        Died:  Feb 2, 1987 Hometown: Moscow, In.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1925-26 Moscow Blue Horsemen AAU
1926-27 Rushville Independents Indep
1926-27 Cincinnati L.B. Harrison AAU
1927-28 Rushville Independents Indep
1928-29 Miami Paul’s Tires AAU
1928-29 St.Joseph’s Hillyards AAU
1929-30 St.Joseph’s Hillyards AAU
1930-31 Wichita Henry’s Clothiers AAU
1931-32 Akron Firestone Indep
1932-33 Akron Firestone NPBL 11 17 8 42 3.8
1933-34 Akron Firestone Indep
1934-35 Akron Firestone Indep
1935-36 Vountarily Retired
1936-37 Akron Firestone Indep
1937-38 Iindianpolis Pure Oils Indep
1938-39 Indianapolis NBL 2 0 0 0 0.0
Major League Totals 13 17 8 42 3.2
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1932-33 Akron Firestone NPBL 3 5 2 12 4.0
Major League Totals 3 5 2 12 4.0
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