PLAYER PROFILE

MOE BECKER

STATISTICS & HISTORY

 Moe Becker, along with Ed Milkovich and Paul Widowitz was part of a  trio nicknamed the “Iron Dukes” who led Duquesne  Universityto a 51-10 record over three seasons.  In 1940, Duquesne became the the first team in NCAA history to play in the both the NIT and NCAA Tournament in the same season.  In 1941, Duqusne declined a NCAA Tournament bid to play in the NIT.  Becker, a was named 1st team All-American by Madison Square Garden in 1941. During World War II, Becker served served in the Army at the Aberdeen, Maryland Proving Grounds. He played for the base team, one of the most talented service teams  in the country and also moonlighted with American Basketball League teams in nearby Baltimore and Philadelphia. After the war, Becker played professionally in the National Basketball League , the National Basketball Association and the professional Basketball League of America. Becker returned to Pittsburgh after his playing career was over to coach at Baddock High School .

 

 

MOE BECKER Height: 6:01 Weight: 185 College: Duquesne’41
Morris Robert Becker Born: Feb 24, 1917 Died: Jan 9, 1996 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1936-37 Irene Kaufman Settlement Indep
1937-38 Duquesne College
1938-39 Duquesne (Frosh) College
1939-40 Duquesne College
1940-41 Duquesne College
1941-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1941-42 Wilmington ABL 2 2 0 4 2.0
1941-42 Saratoga Indians Indep
1941-42 Hagerstown Conico Oilers Indep
1941-42 Aberdeen Proving Grounds Bombers Military
1942-43 Aberdeen Proving Grounds Bombers Military
1943-44 Philadelphia ABL 10 13 4 30 3.0
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 24 28 5 61 2.5
1945-46 Youngstown NBL 30 115 40 270 9.0
1945-46 Buffalo Knights Indep
1946-47 PittsburghBostonDetroit BAA 43 70 22 44 .500 30 162 3.8
1947-48 Atlanta PBLA 8 11 5 7 .714 27 3.4
1947-48 Albany*Mohawk NYSL 4 3 2 8 2.0
1947-48 Altoona AAL 9 36 10 82 9.1
1948-49 Altoona-Washington AAL 20 100 5.0
Major League Totals 117 239 76 554 4.7
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1941-42 Aberdeen Proving Ground Bombers WBT 2 9 2 3 .667 19 20 10.0
1944-45 Baltimore ABL 4 1 1 3 0.8
1947-48 Altoona AAL 2 7 3.5
Major League Totals 6 10 3 23 3.8
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