Burdette Haldorson

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Burdette Haldorson
Burdette Haldorson.jpg
Haldorson with the Phillips 66ers.
Personal information
Born (1934-01-24) January 24, 1934 (age 83)
Austin, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Austin (Austin, Minnesota)
College Colorado (1951–1955)
NBA draft 1955 / Round: 4 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Position Forward
Number 22
Career history
1955 Luckett-Nix Clippers
1955–1960 Phillips 66ers
Career highlights and awards

Burdette Eliele "Burdie" Haldorson (born January 12, 1934) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics and in the 1960 Summer Olympics. Haldorson played collegiately at the University of Colorado.

He was part of the American basketball team that won the gold medal in 1956. He never played professionally, but was a member of the AAU Phillips 66ers for a number of years.

Four years later, in 1960, he won his second gold medal as part of the American team. He was inducted into the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, March 10, 2012.[1]


  1. ^ 2011-12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pac-12 Conference, February 7, 2012

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