Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bobby McDermott

Robert Frederick McDermott


Born:
January 7, 1914
Queens, NY 

Died:
October 14, 1963
Yonkers, NY


Career
1933-34 Long Island Imps (independent)
1934-35 Long Island Imps (independent)
1934-35 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1935-36 Original Celtics (independent)
1935-36 Tunkhannock (PSL)
1936-37 Brooklyn Visitations (ABL)
1936-37 uncertain team (NYPL)
1936-37 Original Celtics (independent)
1937-38 Original Celtics (independent)
1938-39 Original Celtics (independent)
1939-40 Original Celtics (independent)
1939-40 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1940-41 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1940-41 Original Celtics (independent)
1941-42 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1942-43 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1943-44 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1944-45 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1945-46 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Chicago American Gears (NBL) - Player / head coach
1947-48 Chicago Gears (PBLA) - Player / head coach
1947-48 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL) - Player / head coach
1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL) - Player / head coach
1948-49 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL) - Player / head coach
1948-49 Hammond Calumet Buccaneers (NBL)
1949-50 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1950-51 Grand Rapids Hornets (NPBL) - Player / head coach

NATIONAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME, 1988

McDermott dropped out of high school after one year, and went on to become a basketball legend. One of the game's first shooters, McDermott won the MVP award of the NBL in four-straight seasons. He went on to play and coach through 1951 for various teams. One of the most dominating players in the game in the 1930's and 40's, McDermott was killed in a car accident in 1963 at 49 years of age.

Sources:
Naismith Hall of Fame
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel article
Jock Bio

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/m/mcderro01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=morri01

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