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Farbman, Phil

Phillip M. Farbman

In the 1940s, Farbman was a star basketball player at City College of New York (CCNY) before playing one season in the NBA. He is a member of the CCNY Athletic Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. April 3, 1924 - d. Sept. 15, 1996

Career Highlights:
Farbman played at CCNY in the 1940s, and helped lead City to a 14-4 record in 1946. The following year, City College was one of the best teams in the nation with a 16-4 regular season record and a berth in the NCAA tournament. In the first round, the Beavers fell behind Wisconsin 26-10 in the first half, but came back to win the game, 70-56. In the semifinal, they lost to Holy Cross (led by Bob Cousy), 60-45. Holy Cross eventually won the tournament, the first Eastern team to do so. In the consolation game, City lost to Texas, 54-50. Farbman played in all three tournament games and averaged 2.7 points per game. In 1948, CCNY remained among the country's elite teams as they finished 18-3, but did not play in a postseason tournament.

After graduating, Farbman was the first-round draft pick in the 1948 NBA Draft, selected by the Philadelphia Warriors. The NBA began the previous year, and Farbman played only one season in the new league. In 1948-49, he began the season with the Warriors before being sent to the Boston Celtics which finished 25-35 and did not make the playoffs. Farbman played in 48 games and averaged 3.2 points per game for the Warriors and Celtics.

Origin:
New York

Career Dates:
Farbman played forward and center at CCNY, 1946-1948. He played in the NBA during the 1948-49 season with the Philadelphia Warriors, and the Boston Celtics.

Physical description:
6'4", 185 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NBA:
Games: 48
Points: 155
Points Per Game: 3.2

Field Goals Made: 50
Field Goals Attempted: 163
Field Goal Percentage: .307

Free Throws Made: 55
Free Throws Attempted: 81
Free Throw Percentage: .679

Rebounds: not available
Assists: 36
Assists Per Game: 0.8
Personal Fouls: 86



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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia: Third Edition, edited by Jan Hubbard (New York: Doubleday, 2000)
Inside Sports Magazine: College Basketball, by Mike Douchant with Jim Nantz (Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1997)
Ronald Encyclopedia of Basketball, edited by William G. Mokray (Ronald Press: 1962)


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