Monday, April 25, 2016

John Abramovic

John M. "Brooms" Abramovic, Jr.

February 9, 1919
Etna, PA

June 9, 2000
Ormond, FL

1934-35 Etna High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1935-36 Etna High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1936-37 Etna High School - Pennsylvania (High School)
1940-41 Salem College - West Virginia (College)
1941-42 Salem College - West Virginia (College)
1942-43 Salem College - West Virginia (College)
1945-46 Pittsburgh Pirates (Independent)
1946-47 Pittsburgh Ironmen (BAA)

1947-48 St. Louis Bombers (BAA)
1947-48 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1947-48 Syracuse Nationals (NBL)

Born in Etna, Pennsylvania, to John and Dorothy Abramovic, "Brooms" became the first collegiate basketball player to score 2000 points in this career, while at Salem College (Now Salem International University). He went into the U.S. Navy after college before playing a couple of season of professional basketball in the BAA and NBL. He worked for the family business, Etna Broom and Mop Manufacturing, with his brothers for many years before retiring in 1981. He was also a part-time scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He was married to Bertha and they had a son and a daughter. He later remarried to Jessie.



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