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
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]

Gotkin 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 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.