Jim Kernan
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HS: Rome Free Academy Rome, NY
HS: St. Aloysius Academy Rome, NY
Born: Rome, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1918-19 So F/G
+11
5
+6
   
+11
+27
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+23
0.0
Career    
+11
5
+6
0
0.0
+11
+27
0.0
0
0
+23
0.0

Jimmy Kernan was a husky forward for the Syracuse basketball team for one season. He was an solid all around athlete playing basketball, football and baseball at Syracuse.

Jim KernanKernan originally started college at Lebanon Valley College in 1917. He would transfer to Syracuse in 1918. Kernan was a halfback on the varsity football team his sophomore and junior seasons. He also provided kicking duties for the team. Kernan was suspended from the team indefinitely his junior season for insubordination by Syracuse football coach Chick Meehan [1].

Kernan was a star catcher on the baseball team his freshman year; however would not play on the varsity in later years.

Kernan joined the Syracuse basketball team his sophomore season and played forward. He was the team's designated free throw shooter early in the season, but was not proficient, making less than 40% of this free throws, and lost that duty after a few games. He was, however, a valuable member of the team for the season.

Kernan would transfer to Yale for his senior year. He played football, baseball and basketball at Yale. He was one of the regular guards for the Yale Eli in the 1921-1922 season. Kernan would graduate from Yale Law School. [2]

Following college, Kernan would play professional minor league baseball as a catcher in London, Ontario and Flint, Michigan for a few years. After his baseball career concluded Kernan would pursue a career as a lawyer. He would move around the country and would be an attorney in Texas, Oklahoma and California. [3]

He passed away in 1965.

[Note 1918-1919 statistics missing scoring from one game, noted by the +]

[1] Syracuse Herald, September 24, 1919

[2] Rome Daily Sentinel, January 17, 1926

[3] Utica Observer Dispatch, February 18, 1965: Obituary

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