Lou Sugarman
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5'7" 145 lbs Guard
HS: New York, NY
Born: 1890 NewYork, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1907-08 Fr F
+9
+7
+18    
+8
        +59  
Career    
+11
+7
+18
0
0.0
+8
0
0.0
0
0
+59
0.0

Lou Sugarman was an outstanding guard for Syracuse for one season. 'Sug' was the first Jewish basketball scholarship player at Syracuse.

Sugarman grew up in New York City, and was an outstanding playground basketball player. He was renowned for his dribbling skills. He was also considered to have a highly volatile personality, often getting into fights on and off the court.

After his one season at Syracuse, Sugarman transferred to Notre Dame, where he played one more year of college basketball. He then played professional basketball for ten years in the New York Hudson League and the New York State League, leading the latter in scoring in 1914.

Sugarman eventually graduated as a dentist from Philadelphia Dental College in 1917. He was the freshman basketball coach at Penn in 1920, and the varsity head coach at Princeton in 1921. Sugarman started the season at 8-3, and then suddenly quit as he disliked having to coach the college players. In the late 20’s and early 30’s Sugarman was a prominent basketball referee in the Syracuse area.

He passed away in 1951.

[Note: Scoring missing for 3 games indicated by the +]

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