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Scranton Apollos

The Scranton Apollos (also known as the Scranton Miners) were a long-time team in the Eastern Basketball Association (EBA), which was composed mostly of teams in PA, NY, and other mid-Atlantic state. The Apollos started as the Miners back in 1946 in the ABL and played at the Scranton CYC for much of their existence. Their most famous alum is Jim Boeheim, who both played for and coached the team. They would be re-named the Apollos in 1970, and would make the EBA finals in 1970-71, losing to the Hamden Bics in four games. They would also win ABL or EBA titles in 1950, 1951, and 1957. As the EBA expanded and became more than a Pennsylvania bus league – including rebranding to the CBA – the Apollos and other small teams were forced out as they couldn’t afford the expenses. The Apollos would fold in 1977.