Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jack Phelan

John Edward "Jack" Phelan

November 6, 1925
Chicago, IL


1942-43 St. Michaels at Chicago, IL (High School)
1943-44 DePaul University (College)
1944-45 DePaul University (College)
1947-48 DePaul University (College)
1948-49 DePaul University (College)
1949-50 Waterloo Hawks (NBA)
1949-50 Sheboygan Redskins (NBA)
1951-52 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1952-53 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1953-54 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)
1954-55 Harlem Globetrotters (Independent)

Phelan went to DePaul, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy after a couple years there. He returned to DePaul after his service and finished his career there. After leaving DePaul, Phelan signed with the Hammond / Calumet Buccaneers of the NBL, but the league merged shortly thereafter the the BAA, and Hammond was disbanded and Phelan was reassigned to the Waterloo Hawks. He was released by the Hawks and signed with the Sheboygan Redskins on December 16, 1949.

He later worked as a salesman for many years at Nalco Chemical.



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