John Clawson

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John Clawson
Medal record
Men's basketball
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1968 Mexico City Team competition
Pan American Games
Gold 1967 Winnipeg Team competition

John Richard Clawson (born May 15, 1944 in Duluth, Minnesota) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'4" (1.93 m) forward from Naperville High School in Illinois, Clawson played at the University of Michigan, where his team won three Big Ten Conference titles and participated in two NCAA Final Fours. Clawson then represented the United States at the 1967 Pan American Games and the 1968 Summer Olympics, earning gold medals in basketball at both events. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1967 FIBA World Championship.[1] From 1968 to 1969, he played for the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association. He averaged 4.7 points per game with the Oaks and won a league championship in 1969.

After his basketball career ended, Clawson worked at Merrill Lynch and as a high school teacher in Danville, California. He later started his own construction company.


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