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Hyman "Hy" Gotkin (August 16, 1922 – April 11, 2004) was an American professional basketball player who played the guard position.[1][2] He was Jewish, and attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn.[3][4][5] He played basketball for St. John's University from 1942–44, as they won the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) championships in 1943 and 1944.[1] He had a four-year professional career, playing in the American Basketball League.[1]

Gotkin died in 2004 at the age of 81.[1] He is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and St. John's Athletic Hall of Fame and the Jewish National Hall of Fame[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gotkin, Hy". Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter Levine. Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ilana Abramovitch, Seán Galvin. Jews of Brooklyn. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". June 8, 2008. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Peter S. Horvitz. The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes; An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and The 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. Retrieved August 10, 2011.