Thursday, November 12, 2015

Willie Phillips

Willie Phillips


Born:
c. 1915    


Died:
 



Career
1934-35 DePaul University (College)
1935-36 DePaul University (College)
1936-37 DePaul University (College)
1937-38 Catholic Central High School - Hammond, IN (High School) - Head coach
1937-38 Chicago Demons (Independent)
1938-39 Chicago Harmons (Independent)
1939-40 Chicago Bruins (NBL)
1943-44 Detroit Eagles (Barnstorming) 




He also played football for DePaul, and was a member of the all-white Chicago Gunners semi-pro team in 1940. He was coaching Catholic Central HS (Hammond) football and basketball teams in 1937. He was working for Thordarson Electric in 1944.









Couple possibilities:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW1V-M9J
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW12-2MZ
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1TT-BSH

I like the last one  best. Born in Illinois, lived in Hammond

Source:
Hammond Times, February 8, 1938

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/p/phillwi01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=phillwi01

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