George Dempsey (basketball)

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George Dempsey
Personal information
Born (1929-07-19) July 19, 1929 (age 87)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Merchantville (Merchantville, New Jersey)
College The King's College (New York)
NBA draft 1951 / Round: 7 / Pick: 68th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
Playing career 1954–1959
Position Point guard
Number 19, 5, 3
Career history
19541959 Philadelphia Warriors
1959 Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 1,574 (5.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,125 (3.6 rpg)
Assists 711 (2.3 apg)
Stats at

George P. Dempsey (born July 19, 1929) is an American former professional basketball player. He was born in Philadelphia.

A 6'2" guard from King's College, Dempsey played five seasons (1954–1959) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors and Syracuse Nationals. He averaged 5.0 points per game in his career and won a league championship with Philadelphia in 1956.

Dempsey also played for the 1947 Merchantville High School team that won the New Jersey Group II state championship.[1]

Dempsey has been a resident of Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ NJSIAA Group Basketball Past Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Narducci, Marc. "Back On The Field After A Frustrating Time Haddon Heights Shortstop And Captain Brent Dempsey Remained A Leader Despite Missing Seven Games.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 2000. Accessed December 24, 2015. "George Dempsey played five years in the NBA, retiring after the 1958–59 season. 'I've always emphasized team,' said George Dempsey, 70, who lives in Pennsauken."

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