Fred Sheffield

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Fred Sheffield
No. 4
Forward
Personal information
Born (1923-11-05)November 5, 1923
Kaysville, Utah
Died December 8, 2009(2009-12-08) (aged 86)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school Davis (Kaysville, Utah)
College Utah (1942–1946)
Career history
1946–1947 Philadelphia Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Frederick Jolley Sheffield (November 5, 1923 – December 8, 2009) was an American basketball player. He won an NCAA championship with the University of Utah in 1944 and played one season for the Philadelphia Warriors in the Basketball Association of America (BAA).

Sheffield, a 6'2 forward and center, played for Utah and, as a sophomore, was a member of the Utes' 1944 national championship team. While many college athletes were called to serve for the military during World War II, Sheffield had a deferment as a pre-medicine major. Also an accomplished track athlete, Sheffield was also the men's collegiate champion in the high jump in 1943 and 1945 and the national champion in 1943.[1]

After the conclusion of his collegiate career, Sheffield played for the Philadelphia Warriors in the BAA for the 1946–47 season. Sheffield averaged 3.4 points in 22 games in a reserve role and the Warriors would go on to win the BAA championship.[2] Sheffield was cut the following year and became a doctor, practicing for most of his adult life. Sheffield died on December 8, 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Utah The First Cinderella, accessed August 14, 2011
  2. ^ [1], accessed August 14, 2011
  3. ^ [2], accessed August 14, 2011