February 22, 1928 |
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
(New York City, New York)
|College||Holy Cross (1945–1949)|
|BAA draft||1949 / Round: 2|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Number||9, 17, 6|
|1950–1952||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career BAA and NBA statistics|
|Points||1,594 (7.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||424 (3.1 rpg)|
|Assists||399 (1.9 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
George Kaftan (born February 22, 1928) is an American former professional basketball player.
George grew up in New York City and went to Xavier High School in Manhattan before going to Holy Cross for college. Though just 6'3", Kaftan was the starting center for the College of the Holy Cross team that won the 1947 NCAA Basketball Tournament. In 1947 Kaftan also won Most Outstanding Player honors after averaging 21 points per game in three games.
Kaftan was selected in the second round of the 1949 BAA Draft. Kaftan later played professionally for the Boston Celtics (1949–1950), New York Knicks (1950–1952) and Baltimore Bullets (1952–1953). He averaged 7.5 points per game in his professional career.
Kaftan is now a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame.
Kaftan is of Greek descent. His family's original name was Kapetanakis.
BAA/NBA career statistics
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|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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