Calvin Fowler

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Calvin Fowler
Personal information
Born (1940-02-11)February 11, 1940
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died March 5, 2013(2013-03-05) (aged 73)
Burlington, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Oliver (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College Saint Francis (PA) (1959–1962)
NBA draft 1962 / Undrafted
Position Shooting guard
Number 24
Career history
1960–1970 Akron Wingfoots
1969–1970 Carolina 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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