Earl Gardner (basketball)
September 18, 1923|
Montgomery County, Indiana
|Died||October 15, 2005(aged 82)|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||New Market
(New Market, Indiana)
|NBA draft||1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --|
|Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||89 (1.8 ppg)|
|Assists||19 (0.4 ppg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Earl Barker Gardner (September 18, 1923 – October 15, 2005) was an American professional basketball player.
A 6'3" (1.90 m) forward from DePauw University, Gardner played one season (1948–49) in the Basketball Association of America as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers. He averaged 1.8 points per game and won a league championship.
After leading the New Market Flyers to 3 consecutive county titles; Gardner enrolled at Wabash College; after his sophomore season (1942–43), he entered the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1946, he enrolled at DePauw to complete his education.
Twice named Little All-American, he led the Tigers in scoring for three seasons. After his BAA stint, he entered the high coaching ranks and spent 25 years as an educator/coach.
- Earl Gardner at Basketball-Reference.com
- Full name and statistics from Lakers' Universe.com
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