Ray Wertis

Raymond A. Wertis (January 1, 1922 – January 19, 2006[1]) was a professional basketball player. He played for the Cleveland Rebels, Toronto Huskies, and Providence Steamrollers of the Basketball Association of America (now known as the National Basketball Association).[2]

Ray Wertis
Personal information
Born(1922-01-01)January 1, 1922
Elmhurst, Queens, New York
DiedJanuary 19, 2006(2006-01-19) (aged 84)
Hollywood, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
High schoolFar Rockaway
(Queens, New York)
CollegeSt. John's (1943–1946)
Playing career1946–1948
PositionGuard
Number18, 14, 8
Career history
1946Toronto Huskies
1946–1947Cleveland Rebels
1947–1948Providence Steamrollers
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

College careerEdit

Ray played college basketball at St. John's University.[3]

Professional careerEdit

In the 1946–47 BAA season, Ray played for the Cleveland Rebels and Toronto Huskies. On November 1, 1946, Ray played in the first game in BAA league history in Toronto against the New York Knicks and then on December 16, 1947, Ray was traded by the Huskies with Ed Sadowski to the Cleveland Rebels for Leo Mogus, Dick Schulz, and cash.[2]

In the 1947–48 BAA season, Ray played for the Providence Steamrollers.[4]

In the 1948–1949 season, Ray played with the Saratoga Indians of the New York State Professional League.[5]

BAA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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
1946–47 Toronto 18 .222 .622 1.0 5.5
1946–47 Cleveland 43 .210 .611 .5 2.7
1947–48 Providence 7 .181 .429 .9 4.6
Career 68 .210 .590 .7 3.6

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Cleveland 3 .231 .800 2.0 5.3
Career 3 .231 .800 2.0 5.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paid obituaries. South Florida Sun-Sentinel. January 29, 2006. 5B.
  2. ^ a b "Ray Wertis". Basketball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "Ray Wertis Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07.
  4. ^ "Providence Steamrollers (1946 - 1948) 1947 Stats, History, Awards and More". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07.
  5. ^ "History of the New York State Basketball League 1946-47 - 1948-49".

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