Fred Hetzel

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Fred Hetzel
No. 44, 21, 20, 30
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1942-07-21) July 21, 1942 (age 72)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Woodrow Wilson
(Washington, D.C.)
College Davidson (1962–1965)
NBA draft 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Pro career 1965–1971
Career history
19651968 San Francisco Warriors
1968–1969 Milwaukee Bucks
1969 Cincinnati Royals
1969–1970 Philadelphia 76ers
1970–1971 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,658
Rebounds 2,444
Assists 462
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Fred W. Hetzel (born July 21, 1942) is a retired American basketball player.

Early life in D.C.[edit]

Hetzel initially attended Woodrow Wilson High School in D.C. and played for the Tigers in the 1958 season. He then transferred to Landon School in the Bethesda, MD. suburbs and was a 3 time All Met. As a Soph, he averaged 20.5 ppg, and as a Jr, 20.4 ppg. As a 3 time All Met in the Washington Daily News...he followed in the footsteps of Lew Luce and George Leftwich as the only 3-peats. He averaged 24.1 ppg in his Sr season and finished with 1,210 points during his Bears career. On March 2, 1961, Undefeated Landon and DeMatha (ranked 1-2 in the city) faced off in Cole Field House before a crowd of 6400. Fred Hetzel led Landon that night with 18 points but it was the tandem of John Austin and Gary Ward that led the Stags to victory 57-52.

Basketball career[edit]

A 6'8" forward/center from Davidson College, he was selected by the San Francisco Warriors with the first pick of the 1965 NBA Draft. Hetzel was named to the 1966 NBA All-Rookie Team. He played six seasons in the NBA (1965–71) with five teams, including the 1970-71 Los Angeles Lakers, and scored 4,658 career points. Currently residing in Virginia, and Bonita Springs, Florida and is in the Real Estate industry.

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