Ben Stephens

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For the American baseball player, see Ben Stephens (baseball).

Ben Stephens (1917–1966) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'0" guard-forward from the University of Iowa, Stephens played three seasons (1939–1942) in the National Basketball League as a member of the Akron Wingfoots.[1] He led the league in scoring during the 1940-41 season with an 11.0 points per game average.[2] His basketball career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the United States Navy. After the war, Stephens worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company before dying in 1966.[3]

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  1. ^ BBALLSports Statistical Database. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
  2. ^ Steve Dmitry's NBL Website at the Wayback Machine (archived August 18, 2005). Retrieved 28 August 2007.
  3. ^ Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 August 2007.