Nick Werkman

Nick Werkman
Personal information
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Trenton Catholic
(Trenton, New Jersey)
College Seton Hall (1961–1964)
NBA draft 1964 / Round: 5 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Position Forward
Career history
As coach:
1972–1978 Stockton
Career highlights and awards

Nicholas G. Werkman III is an American former basketball player for the Seton Hall Pirates of South Orange, New Jersey, who led the NCAA in scoring in 1962-63 and was in the top three nationally on his two other collegiate seasons.[1]

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Werkman played for the basketball team that won 100 consecutive games for Immaculate Conception Grammar School. Werkman earned varsity letters in both baseball and basketball all four years he attended Trenton Catholic High School (not to be confused with Trenton Catholic Academy) where he graduated in 1960. The basketball team won the Parochial A state championship all four years in high school.[2]

In just three seasons of collegiate basketball -- the NCAA did not allow freshman to play varsity ball at the time -- Nick "The Quick" Werkman compiled 2,273 points and 1,036 rebounds and is currently one of only four players in Seton Hall University history to score 1,000+ points and grab 1,000+ rebounds. Among the nation's top scorers in each of his three seasons, Werkman averaged 32.0 points per game in 1962 (third nationally), 29.5 in 1963 (top scorer), and 33.2 in 1964 (second nationally).[3] His career 32.0 points per game average is ninth all-time in NCAA Division I history.[4] He was inducted into Seton Hall's Athletics Hall of Fame in 1972.[5]

Only several months after Werkman's senior campaign ended, he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 5th Round as the 43rd overall selection in the 1964 NBA Draft.[6] Werkman never played in the NBA.[6]

Werkman played for Trenton Colonials for nine seasons in the Eastern Professional Basketball League.[2] In the 1972-73 school year, he became the coach of both the baseball and basketball teams at Stockton State College.[2]

See also


  1. "Nick Werkman player profile, stats, career". Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  2. 1 2 3 "Former All-American Cager, Werkman, Is Now Coaching", Asbury Park Press, July 22, 1973. Accessed November 9, 2017. "Nick Werkman, Seton Hall University's last All-America basketball player, is now the varsity baseball and basketball coach at Stockton State College. He was born in Trenton, where he started playing CYO basketball when he was 10 years old. He played for the Immaculate Conception Grammar School team that reeled off 100 successive victories before losing to St. Catherine's of Spring Lake. Before graduating from Trenton Catholic High School in 1960, he earned eight varsity letters, four each in baseball and basketball."
  3. Delozier, Alan. Seton Hall Pirates: A Basketball History. Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  4. "NCAA Division I Individual Career Records — Scoring: Average Points". Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  5. "SHU Pirates Hall of Fame". Seton Hall University. Archived from the original on June 22, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  6. 1 2 "1964 NBA Draft". Retrieved June 8, 2009.
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