May 1, 1942 |
Riverside Township, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Camden Catholic
(Camden, New Jersey)
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|Number||20, 12, 32, 26, 21, 24|
|1967–1968||St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks|
|1968–1969||Los Angeles Stars|
|1969–1970||New York Nets|
|1972–1974||Memphis Pros / Tams|
A 6'3" guard from Campbell University, Lehmann played in the NBA and ABA from 1967 to 1974 as a member of the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Stars, New York Nets, Miami Floridians, Carolina Cougars, Memphis Pros, and Memphis Tams. He averaged 11.9 points per game and 4.5 assists per game in his professional career and holds the ABA's third best career three-point field goal percentage (.365). Lehmann was the first professional basketball player to make more than 40% of his three point attempts in a season, which he did in 1970-71.
Since retiring as a player, Lehmann has hosted basketball clinics, worked for Pony Shoes, and owned a t-shirt business. His children, Nicole and Todd, played college basketball at North Carolina State University and Drexel University, respectively.
- George Lehman. basketball-reference.com
- Bill Hass. "Roots of 3-pointer in wide open ABA". Greensboro News and Record. 3 March 1991.
- Bill Buchalter. "Shooting clinic free to basketball players". The Orlando Sentinel. 15 October 1991.
- Jeff White. "Hoop wizards stress need for discipline". Richmond Times-Dispatch. 14 December 1988.
- Leonard Laye. "Notable Cougars". The Charlotte Observer. 19 March 2003.
- Lou Misselhorn. "Catching up with ------Nicole Lehmann Tharrington". Burlington County Times. 23 January 2005.
- Ted Silary. "It's in the genes: Like his father, Lehmann is able to score from long range". Philadelphia Daily News. 21 November 1989.