John Wetzel

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John Wetzel
No. 24, 25, 33
Small forward / Guard
Personal information
Born (1944-10-22) October 22, 1944 (age 69)
Waynesboro, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Wilson Memorial
(Fishersville, Virginia)
College Virginia Tech (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 8 / Pick: 75th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Pro playing career 1967–1976
Career history
As player:
1967–1968 Los Angeles Lakers
19701972 Phoenix Suns
19721975 Atlanta Hawks
1975–1976 Phoenix Suns
As coach:
1987–1988 Phoenix Suns
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,215 (3.4 ppg)
Rebounds 682 (1.9 rpg)
Assists 494 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

John Francis Wetzel (born October 22, 1944) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. A 6'5" guard, he played collegiately at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 8th round of the 1966 NBA Draft. Over a seven-year career, Wetzel played for three teams: the Lakers, the Phoenix Suns, and the Atlanta Hawks. He later coached the Suns during the 1987-88 NBA season. He served as an assistant for several other teams, retiring from basketball in 2004. Wetzel currently splits time in Tucson, Arizona and Maui, Hawaii.

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