George Patterson (basketball)

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George Patterson
Personal information
Born (1939-11-26)November 26, 1939
Died December 22, 2003(2003-12-22)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Central Catholic
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College Toledo (1958–1961)
NBA draft 1961 / Round: 12 / Pick: 100th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career 1967–1968
Position Center
Number 20
Career history
1967–1968 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MAC (1960)
Career statistics
Points 120
Rebounds 159
Assists 51
Stats at

George Patterson (November 26, 1939 – December 22, 2003)[1] was an American basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association. Patterson was originally drafted in the twelfth round of the 1961 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals. He would finally play in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons from 1967 to 1968. Later, he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1968 NBA Expansion Draft.

He attended high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2]

George Patterson was the grandfather of Shea Patterson, quarterback of the University of Mississippi football team.


  1. ^ John Grasso, Robert Bradley, Bill Hoover, David Bender and Frank Lawler. "KNOWN DECEASED BASKETBALL INDIVIDUALS". Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "George Patterson". Retrieved 2011-06-18.