career summary for C. W. Post Pioneers Men's Basketball: " Ellbert Platt, aka Bert Platt had an outstanding two year basketball career at C.W. Post college. During the 1973-1974 basketball season Bert averaged 13 points on a 15-11 C.W. Post basketball team that was coached by the highly respected Herb Brown, brother and assistant coach of Larry Brown, coach of the 2001... " NBA Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia 76ers and the 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons. Bert was voted to the ECAC conferecnce team.
During the 1974-1975 season, Bert led a Phil Robinson coached C.W. Post team to a 24-4 record and a National Division II Top 10 Ranking while averaging 21 pts per game. In the process, Bert broke the single season scoring record, which stood for twelve years. Bert also broke the field goal record, shoot 60 percent from the field.
Bert led the team to three out of three tournment championship victories while being voted to the All-Tournment Team in all three and MVP in two. Bert also led the team to the NCAA Division II Eastern Regional finals. The team finished the season ranked # 15 nationally. Bert was voted Second Team Division II All-American and MVP of Newsdays ALL Long Island College team.
Before coming to C.W. Post, Bert two years of college basketball in Texas, at the highly regarded and national recognized San Jacinto Junior College. In the 1971-1972 season he started and averaged 8 points on a star layden 36-6 San Jacinto team that was ranked # 1 in the nation in the National Junior College Polls. Bert's backcourt partner was Tom Henderson who started on the 1972 U,S. Olympic Silver
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In his 1972-1973 San Jacinto season, Bert led the nationally recongnized team to a 23-11 record while averaging 17 points per game. Bert was an Honorable mention Junior College All-American and voted to All-Regional Team.
Bert attended and played basketball at Malverne High, which was and continues to be one of the top high school basketball programs on Long Island.
During the 1968-1969 season, Bert Platt led the team in scoring with a 17 point per game average as a sophomore. He was voted to the All-league and All - Conference teams.
During the 1969-1970 season, Bert averaged 14 points on a well balanced team directed by point guard Tom Hammond, that posted a 21-1 record, which was the best record in the history of Malverne basketball. The team finished #1 in the county and top ten in the state of New York. Bert was voted to All_League Team. Bert played in front court with Al Skinner, who went on to play in the ABA and NBA with the Nets, 76ers, and Pistons. After his career as a pro, AL Skinner went on to become the winningest caoch in Boston College Eagles' Basketball history.
In his 1970-1971 season at Malverne High, Bert averaged 18 pts on a 17-4 Division IV South Shore Athletic League Championship team. Bert was voted to the All-League and All-Conference teams.He played in the backcourt along side of ALL-Long Island star teammate Bernard Tomlin, who was a star both at the University of Utah and Hofstra University. The team finished in th Top Ten in the County.