John Abramovic

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John Abramovic
Personal information
Born (1919-02-09)February 9, 1919
Etna, Pennsylvania
Died June 9, 2000(2000-06-09) (aged 81)
Ormond Beach, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Etna (Etna, Pennsylvania)
College Salem (1939–1943)
Playing career 1946–1948
Position Forward
Number 3, 9, 31
Career history
1946–1947 Pittsburgh Ironmen
1947 St. Louis Bombers
1947 Baltimore Bullets
1947–1948 Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

John "Brooms" Abramovic Jr. (February 9, 1919 – June 9, 2000) was an American professional basketball player of Croatian origin[1] who played in the Basketball Association of America (BAA).

He played basketball at Salem College (now Salem University) in Salem, West Virginia before going on to play for three different BAA teams (and one NBL team) in the mid-1940s.

John is a member of the 1984 Salem University Hall of Fame class.

BAA career statistics

  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Pittsburgh 47 .242 .691 .7 11.2
1947–48 St. Louis 4 .100 .500 .3 1.0
1947–48 Baltimore 5 .000 .667 .2 .4
Career 56 .237 .686 .7 9.5


  1. ^ Croatian Heritage by Adam Eterovich

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from

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