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Hy Gotkin

Hy Gotkin (College basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 16, 1922; died, Boca Raton, FL, Apr. 11, 2004.)  A two-time St. John’s basketball captain, at 5’8” Hymen Gotkin helped Redmen teams win back-to-back N.I.T. titles in 1943 and 1944.  Gotkin starred at Brooklyn’s Thomas Jefferson H.S. with 6’9” Harry Boykoff and both went to St. John’s to play […]

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