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Andrew Levane

Andrew Levane
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Personal information
Born (1920-04-11)April 11, 1920
Brooklyn, New York
Died April 30, 2012(2012-04-30) (aged 92)
Nationality American
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Career information
High school James Madison (Brooklyn, New York)
College St. John's (1940–1943)
Pro career 1945–1953
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 13, 14, 3
Career history
As player:
1945–1949 Rochester Royals
1949–1950 Syracuse Nationals
1951–1952 Elmira Colonels (ABL)
1952–1953 Milwaukee Hawks
As coach:
1952–1954 Milwaukee Hawks
19581960 New York Knicks
1961–1962 St. Louis Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Andrew Joseph "Fuzzy" Levane (April 11, 1920 – April 30, 2012) was a basketball player and coach. A 6'2" guard, he played collegiately at St. John's University. He spent three years in the NBA and its predecessor league, the Basketball Association of America, playing for the Rochester Royals, the Syracuse Nationals and the Milwaukee Hawks. In his final year with the Hawks he was a player-coach.

Levane coached the Hawks for one additional season, then coached the New York Knickerbockers. He returned to the Hawks, now playing in St. Louis, for a final season in 1962.

Levane's son, Neil, aka Fuzzy, was a basketball star at Great Neck South high school on Long Island, New York from 1963 to 1967. Following his senior season, he was listed as a fifth-team Parade Magazine All-American. After playing for a year on the freshmen team at the University of Houston, he transferred to St. John's University in Queens where he played from 1968-70.{[1]

Andrew Levane died April 30, 2012, of heart failure, at the age of 92.[2]


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