PLAYER PROFILE

TONY KELLY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Tony Kelly was a star  athlete at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago. Kelly was the best player on the 1937-38  Marquette University freshman basketball squad, but sat out the following year because of   bone operation on his foot and the following season played only 7 games because of continuing foot problems.  In 1940, Kelley  returned to Chicago and enrolled at DePaul University and played  AAU basketball with the Palmer Hotel team that won the Chicago city championship. Kelly was finally healthy enough to return full time  to the sport in the fall of 1941.  He enjoyed  two  standout seasons at DePaul and  was captain of the 1942-43 squad. After graduation from DePaul, Kelly played professional basketball for five years including three seasons for Sheboygan in the National Basketball League . During the 1946-47 season, Kelly played for the Baltimore Bullets who posted a 31-3 record in the American Basketball League.

 

TONY KELLY Height: 6:01 Weight: 175 College: Marquette’40 / DePaul’43
Anthony M. Kelly Born: Feb 18, 1919 Died:  Mar, 1987 Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1937-38 Marquette (Frosh) College
1938-39 Marquette College Did Not Play – Injured
1939-40 Marquette College
1940-41 Chicago Palmer House AAU
1941-42 DePaul College
1942-43 DePaul College
1943-44 Sheboygan NBL 19 40 30 44 .682 110 5.8
1944-45 Sheboygan NBL 28 35 35 53 .660 105 3.8
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 29 26 29 48 .604 81 2.8
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 33 63 26 152 4.6
1947-48 Chattanooga PBLA 5 13 3 4 .750 29 5.8
1947-48 Saratoga NYSL 23 128 5.6
1948-49 Mohawk NYSL 1 2 2.0
Major League Totals 81 114 97 149 .651 325 4.0
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1943-44 Sheboyga NBL 6 13 8 13 .615 34 5.7
1943-44 Sheboygan WBT 1 3 2 2 1.000 8 8.0
1944-45 Sheboygan NBL 8 10 9 9 1.000 29 3.6
1945-46 Sheboygan NBL 8 11 7 29 3.6
1945-46 Sheboygan WBT 1 1 0 0 .000 2 2.0
1946-47 Baltimore ABL 3 8 6 22 7.3
1946-47 Baltimore WBT 1 2 3 4 .750 7 7.0
1948-49 Mohawk NYSL 2 17 8.5
Major League Totals 25 38 29 105 4.2

 

 

 

 

 

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