|Born||August 16, 1922
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||April 11, 2004
Delray Beach, Florida
|Listed height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|High school||Thomas Jefferson
(Brooklyn, New York)
|College||St. John's (1942–1945)|
|Pro playing career||1945–1947|
|1945–1946||New York Gothams|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gotkin was Jewish, and attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn. He played basketball for St. John's University from 1942–45, as they won the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) championships in 1943 and 1944.
Gotkin died at the age of 81.
He is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and St. John's Athletic Hall of Fame.
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