Westchester Golden Apples

The Westchester Golden Apples was a professional basketball team based in the United States Basketball League (USBL). The team was a charter member of the USBL in 1985.[1]

Westchester Golden Apples
Westchester Golden Apples logo
ArenaWestchester County Center (1985)
John A. Mulcahy Campus Events Center (1986)
LocationWhite Plains, New York (1985)
New Rochelle, New York (1986)
Team colorsblue, yellow

The team was originally owned by former New York Knicks player Dick Barnett and an unnamed partner, but they failed to meet their financial obligation to the league and New Jerseyite Ed Rohan stepped in and purchased the Golden Apples.[2] In 1985, the team played home games at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.[3] Jim Bostic played for the Golden Apples and was named to the inaugural USBL All-Defensive Team in 1985.[4] The Golden Apples moved to the John A. Mulcahy Campus Events Center on the campus on Iona College in New Rochelle, New York in 1986.[5] Nancy Lieberman made her debut in the USBL as a member of the Springfield Fame against the Golden Apples—making Lieberman the first woman to play in a men's professional basketball league.[6]


  1. ^ Cavanaugh, John (April 28, 1985). "Summer basketball turning pro". The New York Times. New York.
  2. ^ "Sports brief". United Press International. White Plains, New York.
  3. ^ "Tuesday sports". The New York Times. New York. June 11, 1985.
  4. ^ "Untitled". United Press International. Milford, Connecticut. August 6, 1985.
  5. ^ Cavanaugh, John (May 4, 1986). "League reforms in second year". The New York Times. New York.
  6. ^ "Lieberman Makes Debut". The New York Times. New York. Associated Press. June 7, 1986.