Don Sunderlage

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Don Sunderlage
Personal information
Born (1929-12-20)December 20, 1929
Roselle, Illinois
Died July 15, 1961(1961-07-15) (aged 31)
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Elgin (Elgin, Illinois)
College Illinois (1948–1951)
NBA draft 1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Playing career 1953–1955
Position Point guard
Number 11, 18
Career history
1953–1954 Milwaukee Hawks
1954–1955 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 874 (7.7 ppg)
Rebounds 281 (2.5 rpg)
Assists 224 (2.0 apg)
Stats at

Don J. Sunderlage (December 20, 1929 – July 15, 1961) was an American basketball player.

A 6'1" guard from Roselle, Illinois, Sunderlage played collegiately at the University of Illinois, earning the Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball award in 1951. From 1953 to 1955, he played in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Milwaukee Hawks and Minneapolis Lakers. He averaged 7.7 points per game in his career and represented the Hawks at the 1954 NBA All-Star Game.[1]

On July 15, 1961, Sunderlage died following a car accident in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.[2]