Bill Hougland

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Bill Hougland
Bill Hougland.jpg
Hougland with the Phillips 66ers.
Personal information
Born (1930-06-20)June 20, 1930
Caldwell, Kansas
Died March 6, 2017(2017-03-06) (aged 86)
Lawrence, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Beloit (Beloit, Kansas)
College Kansas (1949–1952)
NBA draft 1952 / Undrafted
Position Point guard
Career history
1952–1958 Phillips 66ers
Career highlights and awards

William Marion "Bill" Hougland (June 20, 1930 – March 6, 2017) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics.[1] He was also a member of the Kansas Jayhawks' 1952 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship team.

He was a member of the 1952 American basketball team, which won the gold medal. He played all eight matches. First Round Draft Pick in 1952 by the Minnesota Lakers

Four years later he won his second gold medal as part of the 1956 American team.

Hougland died on March 6, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas, aged 86.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bill Hougland Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bill Hougland, national and Olympic basketball champion from KU, dies at 86". University of Kansas. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 

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