George Bon Salle
July 1, 1935|
|Died||July 20, 2015
South Miami, Florida
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1957 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Syracuse Nationals|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
George H. Bon Salle (July 1, 1935 – July 20, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) forward, he starred at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, before playing at the University of Illinois. As a senior in 1957, Bon Salle was awarded All-American honors, and he was selected by the NBA's Syracuse Nationals in that year's professional draft. However, Bon Salle never played for the Nationals, spending most of his professional career with the National Industrial Basketball League's Denver Truckers. A gold-medalist at the 1959 Pan-American Games, Bon Salle also played briefly for the NBA's Chicago Packers (now the Washington Wizards) during the 1961–62 season.
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- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Profile at Loyola Academy Hall of Fame
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