Andrew j. Siket
- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 20, 2023
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Andy Siket was one of Kulpmont’s all-time greats. He starred in both basketball and baseball for three years at Kulpmont; and as an All-League player led the Wildcats to Susquehanna Valley League Championships and in 1939 to the District 4 Finals.
He entered Villanova University in 1939 on a basketball scholarship and played there for two years before leaving. He played for a number of semi-pro teams including the Sunoco Oilers which once won 66 games in a row. In 1945 he and John Barr formed a semi-pro team called Star Lane which played 17 exhibition games against touring professional teams and won all 17 games.
In 1946 he played for Sunbury Mercuries in the newly-formed Easter Pro Basketball League. One of the players n that league was the legendary “Sonny” Hill a Philadelphia player who is considered the “Godfather” of basketball in Philadelphia.
He played in the Eastern League for three years, and was named MVP in a number of Gold Medal tournaments. After retirement he became a basketball official and continued in that capacity for years. He died in 1995.