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University of Miami Athletics

John Tobin

position

Player

Height

5-11

Class

Sophomore

John Tobin - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

At Miami: Basketball was Tobin’s natural game…He was a exceptional set-shooter, as well as being captain of the 1941-42 team,Ā when he averaged 13.8 points per game… He lead the team in scoring all three seasons, the first Miami player to do so,Ā scoring a career total of 586 points for a 11.3 career average…Back before 3 point shots and a shot clock made college basketball a high scoring affair, his total was nearly 35Ā % of the teams scoring…Red excelled at the wingback position out of the single wing system.Ā  During this era, players played both offense and defense…Red also excelled as a defensive halfback.Ā 

As a Senior (1941-42)

Captain of the Miami Menā€™s Basketball team..8-2 season… 5 shutouts

As a Junior (1940-41)

Sharpshooter who led the teamā€¦ most successful season for Hurricanes since 1930ā€¦ recorded wins over Stetson, YMHA, Rollins and Florida Southernā€¦ won YMCA Gold Ball Tournament for second consecutive yearā€¦ was part of Morrisā€™s innovative ā€œfastā€ teamā€¦ high scorer with sixteen points for 57-43 win over Florida Southern in Lakelandā€¦ tied for highest scorer in game against Rollinsā€¦ recorded 17 points vs. University of Floridaā€¦ highest scorer of the season.

As a Sophomore (1939-1940)

Basketball was back for second straight year as a major sportā€¦ won only 4 regular season gamesā€¦ had a huge performance against the Gatorsā€¦ team won their first game against University of Tampa 39-31 (2/10)ā€¦ scored 11 points against Stetsonā€¦ led team to fourth win against Florida Southernā€¦ team won Annual Gold Ball Tournament.

Personal: All-around athlete… lettered in baseball, too, as a pitcher… inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1969