#6 Joe Glacken
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6'   Guard/Forward
HS: Freeport Freeport, NY
Born: Freeport, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1941-42 So F 21 7

167 8.0
1942-43 Jr F +14 +9

94 ~6.0
1946-47 Sr G 17     12 0.7

Joe Glacken played guard and forward for Syracuse basketball spanning the war years of the 1940's. He was known for his one handed push shot. [1]

Joe Glacken Syracuse OrangemenGlacken played baseball, football and basketball for Freeport High School in Long Island. He was coached in football by Syracuse legend Vic Hanson, who guided Glacken to Syracuse. Glacken once held the record for most points scored by a high school player at Madison Square Garden with 22 on January 17, 1939 and again on February 10, 1940.

Glacken would lead the freshman team in scoring.

Glacken led the team in scoring honors his sophomore season even though he was a reserve most of the season. He was a starting forward his junior season, and was named team captain going into his senior season. He would instead enter the Army in June of 1943, and rose to the rank of first lieutenant. Glacken returned to school in 1946 at the age of 24. He would be a frequently used reserve on the team for most the season.

Glacken also lettered in baseball at Syracuse in 1942, 1946 and 1947 playing centerfield. His younger brother Ed also played basketball and baseball at Syracuse.

Glacken would later own races horses and a stable he called 'Hardwood Stables'. He would pass away in August 2017. [1]

[1] Geneva Daily Times, Feb 2, 1943

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[participation missing from two games in 1942-43 indicated by +]

[1] Joseph Glacken Obituary