Rod Fletcher (basketball)

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Rod Fletcher
College Illinois
Conference Big Ten
Sport Basketball
Position Guard
Jersey # 37
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Nationality American
High school Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
Awards
  • Consensus NCAA All-American (1952)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (1951)
  • First Team All-Big Ten (1952)
  • Univ. of Illinois honored jersey
Championships
  • 2× Big Ten Conference (1951, 1952)
Tournaments

Rodney Adams "Rod" Fletcher is an American former basketball player for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who was named a consensus First Team NCAA All-American as a senior in 1951–52.[1] A 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) guard, Fletcher led the Fighting Illini to two straight Big Ten Conference championships as well as two consecutive NCAA Tournament Final Four appearances in 1951 and 1952 alongside teammate John "Red" Kerr.[2] He was a two-time All-Big Ten selection in his three varsity seasons, and at the end of his collegiate career Fletcher was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1952 NBA Draft, although he never played professionally.[2][3]

Fletcher grew up in Champaign, Illinois and attended Champaign Central High School, where he was named second team all-state as a senior in 1948 by the Champaign News Gazette.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA College Basketball AP All-America Teams". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Phillip, Kerr and Fletcher Next on List of Honored Jerseys". University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. September 9, 2008. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Rosters". Illinois Basketball History. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boys' Basketball All-State Selections". Illinois High School Association. 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010.