Frido Frey

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Frido Frey
Personal information
Born(1921-10-26)October 26, 1921
DiedMay 16, 2000(2000-05-16) (aged 78)
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolNew Utrecht (Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeLIU Brooklyn
Career history
1945–1946New York Gothams
1946–1947Brooklyn Gothams
1947New York Knicks
1947–1949Paterson Crescents
1949Brooklyn Gothams
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Frido Frey (October 26, 1921 – May 16, 2000[1]) was an American basketball player. A 6'2" forward, he was the first German-born player in the National Basketball Association (then the Basketball Association of America).[2]

Frey attended New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, where he served as captain of his basketball team. Art Modell described him as "one of the best high-school basketball players in the city".[3] Frey then played basketball at Long Island University and with the Manhattan Beach Coast Guard.[4] He played 23 regular season games for the New York Knicks during the 1946–47 BAA season and scored 88 points.[5]

BAA career statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 New York 23 .289 .571 .6 3.8
Career 23 .289 .571 .6 3.8


Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 New York 5 .158 .364 1.4 2.0
Career 5 .158 .364 1.4 2.0


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  2. ^ "Foreign firsts". Houston Chronicle. 23 June 2002.
  3. ^ Art Modell. "Modell destined to own a team; His football dream grew up in Brooklyn". The Plain Dealer. 11 October 1992.
  4. ^ "Manhattan Beach Five wins". New York Times. 4 February 1943.
  5. ^ Frido Frey. Retrieved 10 December 2007.