Phil Farbman

Philip M. Farbman (April 3, 1924 – September 15, 1996) was an American professional basketball player.

Phil Farbman
Personal information
Born(1924-04-03)April 3, 1924
Brooklyn, New York
DiedSeptember 15, 1996(1996-09-15) (aged 72)
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
CollegeBrooklyn (1941–1943)
CCNY (1947–1948)
BAA draft1948 / Undrafted
Playing career1948–1949
Number15, 8
Career history
1948–1949Philadelphia Warriors
1949Boston Celtics
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He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lebanese-Jewish immigrants Harry and Ida Farbman and was Jewish.[citation needed] He attended and played basketball at Brooklyn College (1941–43) and City College of New York (1947–48).[1] He entered the US Army in 1943 to fight in World War II.[citation needed]

He was drafted in the first round of the 1948 Draft by the Philadelphia Warriors.[1] He spent one season in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors and Boston Celtics (1948–49).

BAA career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1948–49 Philadelphia 27 .341 .581 .7 3.1
1948–49 Boston 21 .269 .789 .9 3.4
Career 48 .307 .679 .8 3.2


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