Basketball

Glenn Fine

Former Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice, Glenn Fine has achieved outstanding success in three of this country’s most important arenas: athletic, academic and professional. Fine, despite the height of merely 5 feet, 9 inches, earned basketball honors in both high school and college. A 1974 graduate of Cheltenham High School, he… Read more »

Larry Friedman

Larry Friedman was the Co-Captain and leading scorer of the 1948-1949 Central High School basketball team that went to the Public League Playoffs. Larry was selected First Team All-Public. At Muhlenberg College from 1951-1954, Larry played Varsity Basketball, and was the first player to be named Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years. He was… Read more »

Lexie Gerson

As a freshman in high school Lexie Gerson had a tough decision to make. Since she was eight years old, she had broken records as a swimmer but had also played basketball on several championship AAU and travel teams. By the eighth grade she was receiving recruiting letters from college basketball coaches. Both sports were… Read more »

Menchy Goldblatt

“Menchy” Goldblatt, a native of South Philadelphia, will always be remembered not only for his skills as a basketball player and coach, but as a father figure and mentor to generations of basketball players in the City of Philadelphia. He was an all-city basketball player at Southern High. As a member of the University of… Read more »

Joe Goldenberg

Joe Goldenberg is renowned in Philadelphia for his love of basketball, as a player and as a coach. He played for West Philadelphia High School from 1952-1955, where in 1955 he made the All-Public First Team and earned Honorable Mention All-American. He then played at Temple University from 1956-1959. Goldenberg played for the Jewish Basketball… Read more »

Larry Goldsborough

Larry Goldsborough was a star basketball player, a first-team All-Public selection and a rare three-year starter at Overbrook High School in the late 1940’s. As Captain of the Panthers, he led Overbrook to the Public League Basketball Championship in 1948. Following the basketball season in his senior year, Goldsborough was honored with the prestigious William… Read more »

Helen & Estelle Goldstein

“Like mother, like daughter” is an adage that aptly describes Helen Josephs Goldstein and her daughter Estelle Goldstein, two outstanding athletes, sports pioneers and community leaders. Helen Goldstein had a passion for sports and would not be denied the joy of competition, but in the 1920s there were no leagues for her to compete in-or… Read more »

Eddie Gottlieb

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Eddie Gottlieb was known as the “Mogul” of basketball. He was one of the pioneers of the sport, helping to develop it to national prominence. A founder of the National Basketball Association, he was the first promoter to use the doubleheader as part of the program in basketball. He… Read more »

Carol Schultz Greenberg

Carol grew up in suburban Philadelphia and played basketball, field hockey and lacrosse at Abington Friends School from 1977 to 1979. In her senior year, she was selected Captain of the team in each of these three sports. Carol initially attended college at the University of Bridgeport, where she was the high scorer on the… Read more »

Norm Grekin

The late Norm Grekin was a member of one of the best basketball teams in LaSalle University history. He was one of the most productive rebounders and scorers ever to play for the school. After graduating from West Philadelphia High School, where he was All-Public in basketball, Grekin attended LaSalle University. It was during his… Read more »