Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bernard Opper

Bernard Opper

September 1, 1915  
New York, NY

February 24, 2000 
Encino, CA

Morris High School - Bronx (High School)
1936-37 University of Kentucky (College)
1937-38 University of Kentucky (College)
1938-39 University of Kentucky (College)
1939-40 Detroit Eagles (NBL)
1940-41 Detroit Eagles (NBL)
1941-42 Saratoga (NYSL)
1941-42 Albany (NYSL)
1943-44 Rochester (Independent)
1943-44 Brooklyn Eagles (Independent)
1944-45 Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)
1945-46 Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)
1946-47 Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)
1947-48 Philadelphia SPHAs (ABL)
1947-48 Jersey City Atoms (ABL)

In High School, he saw Kentucky play at Madison Square Garden and wrote coach Adolph Rupp to ask to play there. He was all-SEC in his junior year and all-American in his senior year. After graduation, he played for the Detroit Eagles, before joining the army in 1942. He played with Philadelphia SPHAs in the ABL after serving in World War 2. He later worked as a housewares salesman before dying in LA at 84.



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