IBCA Hall of Fame

Frank LinskeyName: Frank Linskey

Year Inducted: 1977

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) St.Phillip High School
DePaul University
Cicero Elks
NBL: Oshkosh All-Stars; Chicago Bruins

 

Biography:  Frank Linskey was one of the great athletes at St. Phillips High School in Chicago. He was considered one of the best players ever in the old Catholic League. Frank was a good all-around player, outstanding on defense and a good shooter. Frank Linskey was born in Braidwood, Illinois, but the family moved to Chicago when Linskey was 3 after the death of his father. He went to St. Philip High School and then to DePaul University on a scholarship. He played basketball there as well as studied business and commerce. Upon graduation, he went to play professionally with the Cicero Elks, an independent team. He then moved to the Oshkosh All-Stars of the National Basketball League (predecessor of the NBA). Finally, he became the player/coach the Chicago Bruins from 1939-41.  Frank served his country proudly during WWII. Frank Linskey passed away on July 3, 1999.