Don Carlson

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Don Carlson
Personal information
Born (1919-03-22)March 22, 1919
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died October 16, 2004(2004-10-16) (aged 85)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1940–1942, 1945–1946)
Playing career 1946–1951
Position Guard / Forward
Number 15
Career history
1946–1947 Chicago Stags
1947–1951 Minneapolis Lakers
1950–1951 Baltimore Bullets
Career highlights and awards

Donald Vernon Carlson (March 22, 1919 – October 16, 2004)[1] was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A 6'0" (1.83 m) guard/forward from the University of Minnesota, Carlson played four seasons (1946–1947; 1948–1951) in the Basketball Association of America/National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Stags, Minneapolis Lakers, and Baltimore Bullets. He averaged 8.0 points per game in his NBA career and won two championships with the Lakers. He also played one season in the National Basketball League. After his playing days, he was a coach and athletic director at Columbia Heights High School in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.

Carlson died in 2004.[2]


  1. ^ Social Security Death Index
  2. ^ Don Carlson

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