George Lehmann

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George Lehmann
No. 20, 12, 32, 26, 21, 24
Point guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1942-05-01) May 1, 1942 (age 72)
Riverside Township, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Camden Catholic
(Camden, New Jersey)
College Campbell
Pro playing career 1967–1974
Career history
1967–1968 St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks
1968–1969 Los Angeles Stars
1969–1970 New York Nets
1970 Miami Floridians
1970–1972 Carolina Cougars
1972–1974 Memphis Pros / Tams

George Lehmann (born May 1, 1942) is an American former professional basketball player born in Riverside Township, New Jersey.

A 6'3" guard from Campbell University, Lehmann played in the NBA and ABA from 1967 to 1974 as a member of the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Stars, New York Nets, Miami Floridians, Carolina Cougars, Memphis Pros, and Memphis Tams. He averaged 11.9 points per game and 4.5 assists per game in his professional career and holds the ABA's third best career three-point field goal percentage (.365).[1] Lehmann was the first professional basketball player to make more than 40% of his three point attempts in a season, which he did in 1970-71.[2]

Since retiring as a player, Lehmann has hosted basketball clinics,[3] worked for Pony Shoes,[4] and owned a t-shirt business.[5] His children, Nicole and Todd, played college basketball at North Carolina State University and Drexel University, respectively.[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George Lehman. basketball-reference.com
  2. ^ Bill Hass. "Roots of 3-pointer in wide open ABA". Greensboro News and Record. 3 March 1991.
  3. ^ Bill Buchalter. "Shooting clinic free to basketball players". The Orlando Sentinel. 15 October 1991.
  4. ^ Jeff White. "Hoop wizards stress need for discipline". Richmond Times-Dispatch. 14 December 1988.
  5. ^ Leonard Laye. "Notable Cougars". The Charlotte Observer. 19 March 2003.
  6. ^ Lou Misselhorn. "Catching up with ------Nicole Lehmann Tharrington". Burlington County Times. 23 January 2005.
  7. ^ Ted Silary. "It's in the genes: Like his father, Lehmann is able to score from long range". Philadelphia Daily News. 21 November 1989.