Howie Lassoff (LM '74) Inducted into Philly Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Howie Lassoff (LM '74) Inducted into Philly Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Howard Lassoff has had a love and passion for basketball all of his life. Because of this, the game has given him unique experiences in international travel that have taken him all over the world.

Lassoff first gained notice as the starting center for Lower Merion High School's 1978 Central League First Half Champions and eventually lost the title in his final game. From there, he matriculated at American University in Washington, D.C. where he was a 4-year varsity letterman and a 3-year starting center. His coach for the Eagles was Philadelphia native Jim Lynam who also coached basketball at St. Joseph's University and with the 76ers. In Lassoff's final year, American went to the East Coast Conference finals where they lost to Temple University. He graduated from American University with a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice.

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