Zangwill Golobe
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    Center
HS: Brooklyn, NY
Born: 3/19/1910  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1929-30 So C
+9
0
               
+6
0.0
1930-31 Jr C
8
0
               
7
0.9
Career    
+17
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
+13
0.0

Zangwill Golobe was a reserve center for Syracuse for two seasons. He was described as awkward angular player, who has limited playing time. He also lettered in swimming and track and field.

Golobe had never played the game of basketball before playing for Syracuse. Coach Lew Andreas spotted Golobe fooling around in the gym one afternoon in the of 1928. Impressed with Golobe's height and the fact Syracuse had no height, Andreas asked Golobe to join the basketball team. In the first practice, Golobe did not even know how to hold the basketball. But Golobe practiced hard for Andreas each year, and he slowly improved. [1]

Golobe was thrust into the season finale versus Colgate in 1930. Starting center Slim Elliott was tiring late in the game, so Andreas inserted the unproven and rarely used Golobe to replace him. He responded by playing solid basketball down the stretch and scoring the final basket of the game, as the Orangemen won 26-21.

Golobe would graduate from Syracuse in 1931.

Golobe passed away in 2003.

[Missing season stats from three games in the 1929-30 season; his name was spelled Zangwell Golobe in the Syracuse newspapers]

[1] Syracuse Herald, 3-11-1930, column Skidding the Sports Field with Skid

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