17 Facts About Bobby McDermott


Robert Frederick McDermott was an American professional basketball player in the 1930s and 1940s.


Bobby McDermott was known as an outstanding shooter and has been called "the greatest long-distance shooter in the history of the game" by contemporaries.


Bobby McDermott was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988.


Bobby McDermott dropped out of high school after just one year, and was picked up by the Brooklyn Visitations after making a name for himself on the playgrounds.


Bobby McDermott continued the trend in the American Basketball League.


Bobby McDermott spent a year in the New York Professional League where he set a playoff record for most points with 32.


Bobby McDermott played with the recently reorganized Original Celtics for the next three years.


Bobby McDermott went back to the ABL and was again the league's scoring leader, returned to the Celtics for another season, then settled down for a while with the Ft.


Bobby McDermott continued to get more accurate and dangerous while keeping his legendary range.


Bobby McDermott took up the same position when he moved to the Chicago Gears.


Bobby McDermott landed with the Sheboygan Red Skins, with whom he was a player-coach for about a month.


That postseason, Bobby McDermott led the Blackhawks past the Indianapolis Kautskys in the opening round, before losing to the eventual champion Minneapolis Lakers in the semifinals.


Bobby McDermott was fired midseason after a profanity-filled coaching performance in Casper, Wyoming during which the Hornets lost, and the franchise folded only a month later.


Bobby McDermott died in 1963, due to injuries he suffered in a car accident on September 23.


Bobby McDermott had been employed at Yonkers Raceway at the time of his death.


Bobby McDermott was the World Professional Basketball Tournament MVP in 1944 and was named the NBL MVP in four consecutive seasons during the 1940s.


Bobby McDermott was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988.