Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Phil Elliott

Phil Elliott



1944-45 Wilmington Bombers (ABL)

"Big Phil" Elliott joined Wilmington and scored six points against the Bullets on February 1, 1945. In the Baltimore newspaper, his name in the boxscore is "Novak." So is he Elliott or Novak? Or is he another player going under an assumed name? This was the only game Chuck Connors missed this year, but the article says he was unable to play.

I am keeping him in here as Phil Elliott since the Wilmington Newspapers mention him specifically. The Novak moniker is unknown reason. He could be Paul Nowak, who was in the military at the time and may have filled in for one game. At 6'6, Paul Nowak could be "Big Phil Elliott."



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