Hy Gotkin

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Hy Gotkin
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Personal information
Born August 16, 1922
Brooklyn, New York
Died April 11, 2004(2004-04-11) (aged 81)
Delray Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Career information
High school Thomas Jefferson
(Brooklyn, New York)
College St. John's (1942–1945)
Pro career 1945–1947
Position Guard
Career history
1945–1946 New York Gothams
1946–1947 Elizabeth Braves
Career highlights and awards
  • St. John's Hall of Fame
  • NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

Hyman "Hy" Gotkin (August 16, 1922 – April 11, 2004) was an American professional basketball player who played the guard position.[1][2] He was Jewish, and attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn.[3][4][5] He played basketball for St. John's University from 1942–45, as they won the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) championships in 1943 and 1944.[1] He had a four-year professional career, playing in the American Basketball League.[1]

Gotkin died in 2004 at the age of 81.[1] He is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and St. John's Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gotkin, Hy". Jewsinsports.org. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter Levine. Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ilana Abramovitch, Seán Galvin. Jews of Brooklyn. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". Jewishsports.org. June 8, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Peter S. Horvitz. The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes; An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and The 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. Retrieved August 10, 2011.