Earl Gardner (basketball)

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Earl Gardner
Personal information
Born (1923-09-18)September 18, 1923
Montgomery County, Indiana
Died October 15, 2005(2005-10-15) (aged 82)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school New Market
(New Market, Indiana)
College DePauw (1944–1948)
NBA draft 1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career 1948–1949
Position Small forward / Power forward
Number 14
Career history
1948–1949 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 89 (1.8 ppg)
Assists 19 (0.4 ppg)
Games played 50
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.[1]


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