Saul Mariaschin

Saul William Marsch (born Saul George Mariaschin; August 10, 1924 – December 20, 1990) was an American professional basketball player.[1][2] He played college basketball at Syracuse University for one season in 1942–43 before leaving to join the United States Navy during World War II.[3] He played his final two years of college basketball at Harvard University, and helped to take the team to its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament after achieving a 19-1 record.[3] It would be the only time Harvard would reach the tournament for 66 years, until the 2011–12 team reached the Second Round in 2012.

American basketball player
Saul Mariaschin
Personal information
Born (1924-08-24)August 24, 1924
Died December 20, 1990(1990-12-20) (aged 66)
Alta, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
BAA draft 1947 / Round: 7 / Pick: 63rd overall
Selected by the Washington Capitols
Position Guard
Number 4
Career history
1947–1948 Boston Celtics
Stats  at
Stats at

Mariaschin was selected in the 1947 BAA draft by the Washington Capitols, but never played for the team. He instead signed with the Boston Celtics, and played for the team during the 1947–48 season. Mariaschin was the first and only player from Harvard to reach the BAA/NBA postseason until Jeremy Lin did so with the Houston Rockets in 2013.[4]

Mariaschin died in 1990 during a skiing vacation.[4]

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  GP Games played
 FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage
 APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game
Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947–48 Boston 43 .270 .709 1.4 7.7
Career 43 .270 .709 1.4 7.7
Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947–48 Boston 3 .238 .643 0.3 9.7
Career 3 .238 .643 0.3 9.7
  1. “Marsch, Saul Wm”. The Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1990. p. 72. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  2. Paisner, Richard D. (March 27, 1969). “Coach Harrison Engaged In Busy Recruiting Drive”. The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  3. Young, RL. “Saul Mariaschin”. 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  4. Kuttler, Hillel (April 27, 2013). “Harvard’s Playoff Duo, Divided by 65 Years”. The New York Times. Retrieved March 31, 2018.

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