PLAYER PROFILE

ROOKIE BROWN

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Bill (Rookie” Brown was a basket ball star at Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia. In the fall of 1944, at age 19, Brown joined the Washington Bears, a veteran black team, that had had won the World Pro Basketball Tournament in 1943. He spent two years with the Bears gaining valuable experience from some of the most talented pro players of the era, including Tarzan Cooper and future Hal of Famer, Pop Gates. Brown later toured with  Globetrotters for over a decade. In 1960, Brown formed his own barnstorming team, the Harlem Satellites, and toured for another ten years until he finally retired in 1970.

 

ROOKIE BROWN Height: 6:04 Weight: 190 College: None
William Brown Born: Feb 13, 1925 Died:  May 22, 1971 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Bill Brown REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1944-45 Washington Bears Indep 20 50 5 105 5.3
1945-46 Washington Bears Indep 28 131 38 300 10.7
1945-46 Hazleton PSL 3 9 5 23 7.7
1946-47 Washington Bears Indep 59 222 54 498 8.4
1947-48 New York Rens Indep
1946-47 Hazleton EBL 9 36 6 78 8.7
1947-48 Hazleton EBL 27 130 45 305 11.3
1948-49 New York Rens Indep
1948-49 Dayton NBL 10 19 10 20 .500 48 4.8
1949-50 New York Rens Indep
1949-50 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1950-51 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1951-52 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1952-53 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1953-54 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1954-55 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1955-56 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1956-57 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1957-58 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1958-59 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1959-60 Harlem Globetrotters Indep
1960-61 Harlem Satellites Indep
1961-63 Harlem Satellites Indep
1962-63 Harlem Satellites Indep
1963-64 Harlem Satellites Indep
1964-65 Harlem Satellites Indep
1965-66 Hartlem Satellites Indep
1966-67 Harlem Satellites Indep
1967-68 Harlem Satellites Indep
1968-69 Hatlem Satellites Indep
1969-70 Hrlem Satellites Indep
Major League Totals 10 19 10 20 .500 48 4.8
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1945-46 Hazleton PSL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1947-48 Hazelton EBL 6 35 19 89 14.8

 

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