Jack Garfinkel

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Jack Garfinkel
Jack Garfinkel 1948.jpg
Garfinkel in 1948
Personal information
Born(1918-06-13)June 13, 1918
DiedAugust 14, 2013(2013-08-14) (aged 95)
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolThomas Jefferson (Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeSt. John's (1938–1941)
Playing career1946–1949
Number15, 21
Career history
1944–1945Philadelphia Sphas
1945–1946Rochester Royals
1946–1949Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA statistics
ReboundsNot tracked
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jack "Dutch" Garfinkel (June 13, 1918 – August 14, 2013) was an American basketball player.

Garfinkel attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn and then nearby St. John's University to play for future Hall of Fame coach Joe Lapchick. In 1941, he won the Haggerty Award, given to the top player in the New York City metropolitan area.

After his college career was over, Garfinkel served in the United States Army during World War II. He then played for the Philadelphia Sphas of the American Basketball League, the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball League (NBL), and finally settled in with the Boston Celtics of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), where he was a member of the franchise's first team in 1946–47.[1] Garfinkel lasted three seasons with the Celtics, but his career ended prior to the NBL/BAA merger that formed the National Basketball Association in 1949.[2]

After his playing days were over, Garfinkel became a basketball coach and official. He died on August 14, 2013.[3]

BAA career statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Boston 40 .266 .607 1.5 4.5
1947–48 Boston 43 .300 .761 1.4 6.1
1948–49 Boston 9 .171 .714 1.9 3.8
Career 92 .275 .705 1.5 5.2


Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1948 Boston 3 .304 .800 2.3 7.3
Career 3 .304 .800 2.3 7.3


  1. ^ Jewish Sports HOF profile, accessed November 1, 2010
  2. ^ NBA statistics, accessed November 1, 2010
  3. ^ "Jack Garfinkel obituary". New York Times. August 15, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013.