Sam Worthen Inducted in 2015

Player Inducted in 2015
Sam Worthen Sam Worthen, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2015
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Samuel Lee Worthen a Brooklyn native, attended Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn. Worthen spent his collegiate playing time at McLennan CC (1976-78), and at Marquette (1978-80). He was drafted in 1980 2nd round, 26th overall pick selected by the Chicago Bulls (1980-81).

Worthen played for the Utah Jazz (1981), Rochester Zeniths (1981-82), Albany Patroons (1982-83), Puerto Rico Coquis (1983-85), Springfield Fame (1985), Maine Windjammers (1985-86), Springfield Fame (1986), Charleston Gunners (1986-87), and the New Haven Skyhawks (1988).

Worthen started coaching in 1985 as a player/coach of the United States Basketball League's Springfield Fame guiding them to the league title.

Worthen and the New Haven Skyhawks won the 1988 USBL Championship. He has been the head coach of the Albany Patroons (CBA), Miami Tropics (USBL; 1987 Champions), New York Whitecaps (USBL), Harrisburg Hammerheads (CBA), Fort Wayne Fury (CBA), Long Island Surf (USBL), Brooklyn Kings (USBL), and Baltimore Bayrunners (IBL). Sam also was a player-coach of the Harlem Wizards show team for 15 years

Worthen was an assistant for three years 2004 through 2007 with the Iona College men's basketball program. He also was the assistant coach of the Fayetteville Patriots of the National Basketball Development League (NBDL).