John "Jackie" Goldsmith (January 21, 1921 – February 15, 1968) was an American basketball player. He was an All-American at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University and played for one season in the American National Basketball League.

Goldsmith, a 5'8 guard, came to LIU following a high school career at nearby Thomas Jefferson High School. After a season on the school's freshman team, he spent three years in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.[1] Following the close of his college career, Goldsmith played briefly for the Toledo Jeeps of the NBL.

In 1951, Goldsmith became one of a number of New York City basketball figures implicated in the CCNY point shaving scandal.[2] He was ultimately sentenced to two and a half to four years in prison for fixing games at LIU and Manhattan College.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Goldsmith, Garden darling, refutes idea star of today must be one with altitude". News-Herald, Franklin, PA. 4 Jan 1946. p. 8. Retrieved February 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ "Police probing into history of Jackie Goldsmith". The Sheboygan Press. 25 April 1951. p. 25. Retrieved February 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ Goldstein, Joe (November 19, 2003). "Explosion: 1951 scandals threaten college hoops". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 

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