Don Lofgran

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Don Lofgran
Personal information
Born (1928-11-18)November 18, 1928
Oakland, California
Died June 17, 1976(1976-06-17) (aged 47)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Oakland (Oakland, California)
College Grant Tech (1946–1948)
San Francisco (1948–1950)
NBA draft 1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Pro career 1950–1954
Position Power forward / Center
Number 11, 18, 9, 8
Career history
1950–1951 Syracuse Nationals
1951–1952 Indianapolis Olympians
1952–1953 Philadelphia Warriors
1953–1954 Milwaukee Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,265 (6.1 ppg)
Rebounds 817 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 216 (1.0 apg)
Stats at

Donald "Don" Lofgran (November 18, 1928 – June 17, 1976) was an American basketball player who was a Consensus Second Team All-American in 1950 while at the University of San Francisco. He also played professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1950–54.

Lofgran, a native of Oakland, California, spent the first two years of college (1946–48) at Grant Technical College, a junior college in Sacramento California (now American River College). He graduated Grant Tech and enrolled at the University of San Francisco to play for the Dons basketball team. While at USF, Lofgran averaged approximately 15 points per game for his career. In his junior season of 1948–49, Lofgran led the Dons to a 48–47 win over Loyola (IL) in the 1949 National Invitation Tournament and was named the Most Valuable Player.

Lofgran was drafted as the 11th pick in the first round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. He was traded to the Indianapolis Olympians his rookie year. During Lofgran's four year NBA career, he also played for the Philadelphia Warriors and Milwaukee Hawks.


  1. "Donald (Don) Lofgran". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. "Don Lofgran". Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. "NIT history: Past champions and MVPs". CBS Sports Interactive. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 

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