Barry Kramer

Barry D. Kramer (born November 10, 1942[1]) is a retired American professional basketball player, a retired jurist, and an attorney.

Barry Kramer
Personal information
Born (1942-11-10) November 10, 1942 (age 77)
Schenectady, New York
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolLinton (Schenectady, New York)
CollegeNYU (1961–1964)
NBA draft1964 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career1964–1970
PositionSmall forward / Guard
Number34, 21, 15
Career history
1964–1965San Francisco Warriors
1965New York Knicks
1969–1970New York Nets
Career highlights and awards

Basketball careerEdit

A 6'4" (1.93 m), 200-pound guardforward, Kramer played for Linton High School in Schenectady, New York.[1][2] Future NBA basketball player and coach Pat Riley was a freshman at Linton when Kramer was a senior.[3] Kramer won two Section II championships at Linton and was named a first-team Parade All-American in 1960.[2][4] He was later inducted into the Schenectady School District Hall of Fame.[2][5]

After graduating from Linton in 1960,[2] Kramer attended New York University (NYU). Kramer was named a consensus first-team All-American in 1963[6] when he played with teammate Happy Hairston.[7] That year, Kramer was the second-leading scorer in college basketball, averaging 29.3 points per game;[8] he also received the Haggerty Award as the best college basketball player in the New York City metropolitan area.[9] Kramer played in the 1963 NCAA Tournament and the 1964 NIT with NYU.[2] As a senior in the 1963–64 season, Kramer was named a third-team All-American by both the Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.[10][11] He was later named to the NYU Athletic Hall of Fame.[2]

Kramer was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the sixth pick in the 1964 NBA draft. He played one season in the NBA, a portion of which he spent playing for the Warriors and a portion of which he spent playing for the New York Knicks. Kramer averaged 3.6 points per game that season. Kramer later played in the rival American Basketball Association with the New York Nets in the 1969-1970 season.[2][12]

In 2009, Kramer was selected by the Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame as the premier area basketball player over the past 50 years.[2] He was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.[13][14]

Legal and judicial careerEdit

Kramer became an attorney[15] after graduating from Albany Law School in 1968;[2] he finished second in his class.[8] He was appointed to a Surrogate Court judgeship in Schenectady, New York by Gov. Mario Cuomo in 1993, was elected to the post later that year, and was re-elected in 2003.[16] In November 2009, Kramer was elected as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court--a trial-level court--in New York's Fourth Judicial District.[16] After reaching the mandatory retirement age for New York judges in 2012, Kramer continued to serve on the court through a certification process available to retired judges.[17][18] Kramer joined the law firm of McNamee Lochner P.C. in 2019.[19]


  1. ^ a b "Barry Kramer Stats".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame: Ex-Linton star Kramer No. 1 player over last 50 years - The Daily Gazette".
  3. ^ Justin Mason. "Local star Riley was ‘destined for great things’". Daily Gazette. April 8, 2008. Retrieved on May 5, 2008.
  4. ^ "Clipping from Sunday Gazette-Mail".
  5. ^ "Blaha heads new CD Basketbal Hall of Fame class - The Daily Gazette".
  6. ^ "The Village People". 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Award Winners" (PDF). Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Four vie in largest judicial district -". 28 October 2009.
  9. ^ "Seton Hall basketball: Myles Powell wins Haggerty Award as metro area's top player". Asbury Park Press.
  10. ^ "Bradds, Nash, Hazzard, Stallworth, Bradley on AP All America". The Berkshire Eagle. March 4, 1964. p. 22. Retrieved November 10, 2019 – via  
  11. ^ "Bradds Named Player of Year". Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. March 22, 1964. p. 9. Retrieved November 10, 2019 – via  
  12. ^ Barry Kramer Basketball-reference. Retrieved on May 5, 2008.
  13. ^ "Schwartz: National Jewish Sports Hall Of Fame Welcomes Its 2014 Class". 12 September 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  14. ^ "National Jewish HOF holds induction ceremony". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Abba of Schenectady Recruited For N.Y. U. by Kramer, Ex‐Star". 22 November 1970 – via
  16. ^ a b "Sch'dy judge 1 of 2 to win Supreme Court jobs - The Daily Gazette".
  17. ^ "3 district judges reach age to retire - The Daily Gazette".
  18. ^ "Portraits of judges Reilly, Kramer unveiled - The Daily Gazette".
  19. ^ January 04, Patricia Kane; PM, 2019 at 03:02. "Retired Justice Barry Kramer Joins McNamee Lochner". New York Law Journal.