Andrew Levane

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Andrew Levane
Andrew Levane.jpeg
Personal information
Born(1920-04-11)April 11, 1920
Brooklyn, New York
DiedApril 30, 2012(2012-04-30) (aged 92)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolJames Madison
(Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeSt. John's (1940–1943)
Playing career1945–1953
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
Number13, 14, 3
Career history
As player:
1945–1949Rochester Royals
1949–1950Syracuse Nationals
1951–1952Elmira Colonels
1952–1953Milwaukee Hawks
As coach:
19521954Milwaukee Hawks
19581960New York Knicks
1961–1962St. Louis Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrew Joseph "Fuzzy" Levane (April 11, 1920 – April 30, 2012) was an American professional basketball player and coach. A 6'2" guard, he played collegiately at St. John's University. He spent three years in the NBA and its predecessor league, the Basketball Association of America, playing for the Rochester Royals, the Syracuse Nationals and the Milwaukee Hawks. In his final year with the Hawks he was a player-coach.

Levane coached the Hawks for one additional season, then coached the New York Knickerbockers. He returned to the Hawks, now playing in St. Louis, for a final season in 1962.

Levane's son, Neil, a.k.a. Fuzzy, was a basketball star at Great Neck South high school on Long Island, New York from 1963 to 1967. Following his senior season, he was listed as a fifth-team Parade Magazine All-American. After playing for a year on the freshmen team at the University of Houston, he transferred to St. John's University in Queens where he played from 1968–70.[1]

Andrew Levane died April 30, 2012, of heart failure, at the age of 92.[2]

BAA/NBA career statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1948–49 Rochester 36 .285 .619 1.1 3.4
1949–50 Syracuse 60 .333 .635 2.6 5.5
1952–53 Milwaukee 7 9.7 .125 .667 1.3 1.3 1.1
Career 103 9.7 .310 .633 1.3 2.0 4.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1950 Syracuse 9 .351 1.000 1.4 3.4
Career 9 .351 1.000 1.4 3.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ fanbase.com[permanent dead link] visited 1/27/2015
  2. ^ Weber, Bruce (May 3, 2012), "Fuzzy Levane, Fixture of New York City Basketball, Dies at 92", The New York Times

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