Fred Lewis (basketball, born 1921)

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Fred Lewis
Fred Lewis 1948.jpg
Lewis in 1948
Personal information
Born(1921-01-06)January 6, 1921
Brooklyn, New York
DiedDecember 27, 1994(1994-12-27) (aged 73)
Sacramento, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolJames Madison
(Brooklyn, New York)
College
Playing career1945–1952
PositionForward / Guard
Number20, 5, 11
Coaching career1947–1985
Career history
As player:
1945–1948Sheboygan Redskins
1947–1948Birmingham Skyhawks
1947–1948Indianapolis Kautskys
1948Indianapolis Jets
19481949Baltimore Bullets
1949–1950Philadelphia Warriors
1949–1950Hartford Hurricanes
1951–1952Washington Capitols
As coach:
1947–1948Birmingham Skyhawks
1957–1962Southern Miss
1962–1968Syracuse
1984–1985Sacramento State
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Frederick Bott Lewis Jr. (January 6, 1921 – December 27, 1994) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He was the head basketball coach at Syracuse University from 1962 to 1968. He compiled a 91-57 (.615) record during his tenure. He took his team to the National Invitation Tournament two years after the team finished the season with a record of 2-22. Prior to coaching at Syracuse, he coached at Southern Mississippi University, where he compiled an 89-38 record. He coached at Amityville High School, where he compiled a 63-40 record from 1950 to 1953.

One of his teams almost became the first team in NCAA history to average 100 or more points per game. Lewis's 1965-66 team, led by Dave Bing, participated in the NCAA Tournament and won against Davidson College in the first round before Syracuse lost to Duke University. He died in Sacramento, California, in 1994.[1]

BAA/NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
1948–49 Indianapolis 8 .270 .708 2.4 9.9
1948–49 Baltimore 53 .335 .771 1.7 11.4
1949–50 Baltimore 18 .227 .684 1.0 3.5
1949–50 Philadelphia 16 .284 .923 .4 3.4
Career 95 .312 .765 1.4 8.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1949 Baltimore 3 .429 .700 1.0 12.3
Career 3 .429 .700 1.0 12.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis, ex-Syracuse coach, dead". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1994-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-16.

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