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Frank Lubin

Born: Jan 7, 1910

Death: Jul 8, 1999

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Frank Lubin

Date of Birth : Jan 7, 1910
Date of Death : Jul 8, 1999
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Frank John Lubin was an American-Lithuanian basketball player. Lubin was born on the east side of Los Angeles, California, to a family of Lithuanian immigrants and died in Glendale, California. A veteran with the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, Lubin was buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. His father Konstantinas Lubinas was from Vilkaviskis, while his mother Paulina Vasiliauskaite was from Vabalninkas. Playing for the UCLA Bruins from 1928 to 1931, Lubin, a 6-foot 7-inch center, earned All-Pacific Coast Conference honors in his senior season. Following his college career, he joined the Twentieth Century Fox AAU team, which earned the right to represent the US as part of the first Olympic basketball tournament in 1936 in Berlin, winning the gold. During the Olympics, Lubin was invited to come to Lithuania and became their first national coach. They won the EuroBasket title in 1937, using American-born players of Lithuanian heritage. When the team hosted the tournament in 1939, they again won the title, this time with Lubin playing and coaching.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Also known as


  • Frank John Lubin
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