Saturday, October 8, 2016

Ken Keller

William Kenneth "Ken" Keller


Born:
August 16, 1922
Brooklyn, NY

Died:
February 24, 1983
New York, NY


Career
1938-39 Bishop Loughlin High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1939-40 Bishop Loughlin High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1940-41 Bishop Loughlin High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1942-43 St. John's University - New York (College)
1945-46 Syracuse Stars (Independent)
1946-47 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1947-48 Atlanta Crackers (PBLA)
1947-48 Paterson (ABL)
1947-48 Glen Falls (NYSL) ?? Is he Hank Keller?
1948-49 Mohawk (NYSL)  ?? Is he Hank Keller?
1948-49 Bristol (ECL)
1949-50 Danbury (ECL)
1950-51 Torrington (ECL) 

Many encyclopedias have him as being born on July 30, 1925, but that is the incorrect Kenneth Keller. His obituary in the Asbury Park Press straightens this up.

He lettered in baseball, basketball and volleyball in high school before getting a scholarship at St. John's. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War 2, and after his discharge, finished his education at the University of  Vermont.  In signed with Providence of the BAA in 1946. After his playing days, he became the vice president and director of marketing at Helena Rubenstein Cosmetics.

Keller died suddenly in 1983 at 60 years of age.

He married Loretta McNulty (1925-2004) and they had a son and two daughters.

Source:
Post-Standard (Syracuse), January 22, 1946
Asbury Park Press, February 26, 1983


Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/k/kelleke01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=kelleke01

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