George Kaftan Inducted in 2004

Player Inducted in 2004
George Kaftan George Kaftan, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2004
Photo credit: (Holy Cross Athletics)
George A. Kaftan a New York City native attended Xavier HS in Manhattan before going to Holy Cross for college. The College of the Holy Cross team won the 1947 NCAA basketball tournament. Kaftan earned Most Outstanding Player, in this tournament finishing with averaging 21 points per game in three games.

Professionally Kaftan was selected in the second round of the 1949 BAA Draft. Kaftan later played professionally for the Boston Celtics (1949–1950), New York Knicks (1950–1952), and Baltimore Bullets (1952–1953). He averaged 7.5 points per game in his BAA/NBA career.