George “Red” Pugh was the captain of the 1927-28 of the Newtown High School basketball team that won the New York City prep title. Eight months later, in early December, the schoolboy star was the starting forward for the famed Brooklyn Visitation in an American Basketball League game. In his debut he scored three baskets  playing along side veteran professionals such as Pat Herlihy, Willie Scrill and future Hall of Famer Joe Brennan. In spite of  his meteoric rise within the professional game, Pugh’s  overall career was only a modest success.


RED PUGH Height: 5:08 Weight: 150 College: None
George Francis Pugh Born:  Apr 2, 1907 Died: Mar 30, 1983 Hometown: Queens, NY
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1928-29 Long Island Imperials Indep
1928-29 Brooklyn ABL 17 10 13 33 1.9
1929-30 Long Island Pro-Imps Indep
1929-30 Flushing Yankees Indep
1930-31 Chester TCL 12 26 24 76 6.3
1930-31 Long Island Pro-Imps Indep
1030-31 Bronx Morris Park Caseys Indep
1931-32 Long Island MBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
1932-33 Jamaica MBL 12 18 4 40 3.3
1933-34 Jackson Heights Joan of Arc Big Five Indep
1934-35 Jackson Heights Joan of Arc Big Five Indep
1935-36 Jackson Heights Joan of Arc Big Five Indep
Major League Totals 30 29 17 75 2.5


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