Friday, August 10, 2018

John Phoenix

John Jasper Phoenix III


Born:
April 2, 1924
Greensboro, NC

Died:
August 31, 1988
Los Angeles, CA


Career
1940-41 American Falls High School - Idaho (High School)
1946-47 University of Idaho (College)
1947-48 University of Idaho (College)
1948-49 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1948-49 Scranton Miners (ABL)

Phoenix, a 6'9 center who grew up in Idaho, served in the military before finishing college at the University of Idaho. He signed with the Syracuse Nationals in October of 1948 but didn't make the opening day roster. He played with Wilkes-Barre in the the ABL, averaging 5.7 points in 14 games before being let go. He finished the season with the Scranton Miners.

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