Monday, February 12, 2018

Leo Merson

Leo Merson

May 1, 1915
Rockville Centre, NY

May 8, 2001
New York, NY

Boys High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1934-35 Long Island University (College)
1934-35 Bridgeton (EBL)
1935-36 Long Island University (College)
1936-37 Long Island University (College)
1936-37 New York Jewels (ABL)
1937-38 New York Yankees (ABL)
1938-39 Chicago Cavaliers (AAU)
1944-45 Kingston Recreations (Independent)
1946-47 New Britain Pros (EBL-Ct) Head coach
1946-47 Elizabeth Braves (ABL) Head coach
1947-48 Elizabeth Braves (ABL) Head coach
1948-49 Paterson Crescents (ABL) Head coach

Did he play under an assumed name for Bridgeton in 1934-35??

Leo was a baseball and basketball player in high school and at LIU, 

Merson would serve in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and after the war, returned to basketball as a coach.

Leo and his wife Paula had two sons and a daughter.

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