Lew Hitch

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Lew Hitch
No. 11, 12, 15, 14
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1929-07-16)July 16, 1929
Griggsville, Illinois
Died February 8, 2012(2012-02-08) (aged 82)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Griggsville-Perry
(Griggsville, Illinois)
College Culver–Stockton College (1947–1948)
Kansas State (1949–1951)
NBA draft 1951 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Pro career 1951–1957
Career history
19511953 Minneapolis Lakers
19531954 Milwaukee Hawks
1954–1957 Minneapolis Lakers
1957 Philadelphia Warriors
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,075 (5.0 ppg)
Rebounds 2,183 (5.3 rpg)
Assists 499 (1.2 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lewis Rufus Hitch (July 16, 1929 – February 8, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Griggsville, Illinois.

A 6'8" forward/center from Kansas State University, Hitch played six seasons (1951–1957) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers, Milwaukee Hawks, and Philadelphia Warriors. He averaged 5.0 points per game in his career and won two championships with the Lakers.

He died on February 8, 2012 after an extended illness.[1]

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