Ben Stephens

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Ben Stephens
Personal information
Born (1927-11-27)November 27, 1927
Died April 6, 1966(1966-04-06) (aged 49)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
College Iowa (1936–1939)
Playing career 1936–1939
Position Guard / Forward
Career history
1936–1939 Akron Wingfoots (NBL)
For other people named Ben Stephens, see Ben Stephens (disambiguation).

Ben Stephens (November 27, 1916 - April 6, 1966)[1] was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'0" guard/forward from the University of Iowa, Stephens played three seasons (1939–1942) in the National Basketball League as a member of the Akron Wingfoots.[2] He led the league in scoring during the 1940-41 season with an 11.0 points per game average.[3] His basketball career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the United States Navy. After the war, Stephens worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company before dying of a heart attack while on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1966.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SSSDI SSDI. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  2. ^ BBALLSports Statistical Database. Retrieved 28 August 2007.
  3. ^ Steve Dmitry's NBL Website at the Wayback Machine (archived August 18, 2005). Retrieved 28 August 2007.
  4. ^ Toledo Blade April 7, 1966 Obituary. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  5. ^ Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 August 2007.