Saturday, March 12, 2016

Billy Hassett

William Joseph Hassett

October 21, 1921
New York, NY

November 18, 1992
Leonardo, NJ

1940-41 LaSalle Academy - New York (High School)
1942-43 Georgetown (College)
1943-44 Dow Chemical (AAU)
1944-45 Notre Dame (College)
1945-46 Notre Dame (College)
1946-47 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)
1947-48 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)
1947-48 Chicago Gears (PBLA)
1948-49 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBL)
1949-50 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers  (NBA)
1950-51 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

Hassett played basketball at Georgetown, but when Georgetown dropped basketball due to World War 2, Hassett played a year of AAU ball before transferring over to Notre Dame. After graduating, he played in the NBL, PBLA and NBA.

Billy's older brother Buddy played pro basketball in the ABL and also played baseball for seven years in the major leagues.


1 comment:

  1. Billy Hassett worked for the Syracuse Nationals in various capacities. Most notably, he worked the shot clocks and also appeared in a few exhibition games for the Nats. Since stats for these games are not official, he never really played for them.