Greater Washington
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Elliot Karver

Elliot Karver

Sport: Basketball
Category: Athlete
Primary Team: George Washington University Colonials
Year Inducted: 2004

Born in the Bronx, Elliot Karver was one of the most dominant players for George Washington University in the early 1950s. In 1954, he led the Colonials to a 23-2 record and a Southern Conference title. GWU finished in seventh place in the country that year. He was named Conference Player of the Week twice. Elliot, nicknamed the “Bronx Bull” for his defensive playing skills, averaged 15 points per game and was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets. He was offered a $7,500 contract, but decided against a career in basketball in order to better support his family.

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