Calvin Fowler

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Calvin Fowler
Personal information
Born(1940-02-11)February 11, 1940
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 5, 2013(2013-03-05) (aged 73)
Burlington, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolOliver (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
CollegeSaint Francis (PA) (1959–1962)
NBA draft1962 / Undrafted
PositionShooting guard
Number24
Career history
1960–1970Akron Wingfoots
1969–1970Carolina Cougars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Calvin B. Fowler (February 11, 1940 – March 5, 2013) was the captain of the United States gold medal basketball team at the 1967 Pan American Games. He also was co-captain of the U.S. gold medal team at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Born near Pittsburgh, he graduated from David B. Oliver High School in Pittsburgh in June 1957 and Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in 1962.[1] Calvin Fowler at David B. Oliver High School scored 61 points in a 101-35 win over Allegheny Vocational. Oliver only led 27-20 at the half on Fowler's 22 points, but Fowler poured in 39 in the final two quarters (January 1958).[2]

In the early 1960s, Fowler was a member of the Akron Wingfoots. Fowler was an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) All-America in 1967 and again in 1968 for Akron Goodyear Wingfoots.[3] He would later play in the American Basketball Association for the Carolina Cougars in the 1969-70 season. He played 18 times for the United States.

He is buried in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Maryland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2005 Saint Francis University Alumni Directory page 313 Class of 1962
  2. ^ (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "Looking Back.") (Credit: Paul Luchter)
  3. ^ http://www.apbr.org/aau.html

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