NBA's first scorer Ossie Schectman dies at 94

  • IANS, Washington
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  • Updated: Jul 31, 2013 13:16 IST

In this October 31, 1996, file photo, former Toronto Huskies players, from left, Dick Schulz, Gino Sovran, Harry Miller and Ray Wertis try to steal the ball from former New York Knicks' Ossie Schectman, the first person to ever score a basket in the NBA, during an event in Toronto. (AP Photo)


New York Knicks announced that Ossie Schectman, who made the NBA history by making the first basket - putting the tourney's first ball into the basket - died at 94.

Schectman made a two-hand layup for the Knicks Nov 1, 1946, against the Toronto Huskies. The performance was recorded as the first basket made in the NBA history, reports Xinhua.

Schectman played for the Knicks in 1946-1947 season, averaging 8.1 points and 2.0 assists.

 

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