Thursday, January 18, 2018

Skeets Lonoff

Abraham "Skeets" Lonoff


Born:
October 26, 1898
Russia

Died:
May 1967
Maplewood, NJ


Career
1933-34 Newark Joe Fays (ABL)
1939-40 Hebrew Club - Newark (Independent) Head coach

Played two games for Newark. Not much to be found about this guy.


Update 12/20/18 
I found a couple newspaper articles that speak of a Newark-area basketball star named Abe. I am reasonably certain the player is Abe, and not "Al." He was married to Olga (d. 1965)

SSDI says he was born Oct 12, 1897, but his WW1 registration card says October 26, 1898. I am going with the WW1 registration for now.


Source:
The Record (Hackensack, NJ), April 5, 1939
The Daily Standard (Red Bank, NJ), January 5, 1940

Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/skeets-lonoff/


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