Dean Tolson

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Dean Tolson
Personal information
Born (1951-11-25) November 25, 1951 (age 65)
Kansas City, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Central (Kansas City, Missouri)
College Arkansas (1971–1974)
NBA draft 1974 / Round: 5 / Pick: 80th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Position Power forward
Number 20
Career history
1974–1975 Seattle SuperSonics
1975–1976 Hazleton Bullets
19761977 Seattle SuperSonics
1978–1979 Anchorage Northern Knights
1979 Gilbey's Gin
1979–1980 Anchorage Northern Knights
1980–1981 Rochester Zeniths
1981 St. George's Whiskies
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Byron Dean Tolson (born November 25, 1951) is a former American professional basketball player.

Tolson was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 5th round (8th pick, 80th overall) of the 1974 NBA Draft, after completing his career at the University of Arkansas. He played three seasons for the SuperSonics, appearing in 80 games over his career.[1]

Tolson was also selected in the 7th round of the 1974 American Basketball Association Draft by the New York Nets.[2]

Following his NBA career, Tolson played eleven years internationally[3] before returning to school to complete his education at the University of Arkansas.[4]


  1. ^ "Dean Tolson". Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "1974 ABA Draft". Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Schauffler, Allen (October 5, 2007), A new chapter in the Dean Tolson story, KING 5 News, archived from the original on October 15, 2007 
  4. ^ Raley, Dan (July 31, 2007), "Ex-Sonic Tolson makes most of second-chance education", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer