PLAYER PROFILE

WILLIE ZIRKEL

STATISTICS & HISTORY

William “Bill”  Zirkel” was  a high scoring scholastic basketball star at Fanklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn. As a freshmen, Zirkel  played varsity basketball at the University of  West Virginia. Zirkel was the third leading scorer at 11.9 points per  game on the Mountaineers’ team tha posted a 19-3 record and was rated one of the top teams in the country. Ziirkel seemed primed for stardom, but surprisingly dropped out at the end of the school year. Zirkel, ( known by the first name “Willie) , played played minor league professional basketball for a half-dozen seasons and made a one game appearance in the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1948.

 

WILLIE ZIRKEL Height: 6:03 Weight: 165 College: West Virginia’47
William Frederick Zirkel Born: Jul 20 1927 Died:Oct 24, 2011 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Bill Zirkel REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1946-47 West Virginia College 22 262 11.9
1947-48 Bridgeport Newfields Indep
1947-48 Trenton ABL 6 6 1 5 .200 13 2.2
1948-49 Bridgeport ABL 40 220 156 218 .716 596 14.9
1949-50 Bridgeport ABL 34 110 43 82 .524 27 263 7.7
1950-52 U.S. Army Military Service
1951-52 Bridgeport ABL 4 5 13 13.0
1952-53 Middleton-Scranton ABL 9 110 43 82 524 .524
1953-54 Bristol ECBL 3 3 3 9 3.0
POST SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA  FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1947-48 Bridgeport Newfields WBT 1 5 2 5 .400 12 12.0
1949-50 Bridgeport ABL 8 16 10 42 5.3
Major League Totals 1 5 2 5 .400 12 12.0

 

 

 

 

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