George Stone (basketball)

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George Stone
George Stone 1968.jpeg
Personal information
Born (1946-02-09)February 9, 1946
Murray, Kentucky
Died December 30, 1993(1993-12-30) (aged 47)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school William Grant
(Covington, Kentucky)
College Marshall (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 9 / Pick: 115th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Position Small forward
Number 33
Career history
19681971 Utah / Los Angeles Stars
1971 Carolina Cougars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

George E. Stone (February 9, 1946 – December 30, 1993) was an American professional basketball player who spent several seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA). He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1968 NBA draft (115th pick overall) by the Los Angeles Lakers, but never played for them or any other NBA team.

A 6'7" forward from Marshall University, Stone played four seasons (1968–1972) in the ABA as a member of the Los Angeles Stars, Utah Stars, and Carolina Cougars. He averaged 13.6 points per game over the course of his career and ranked tenth in ABA history in three point field goal percentage (.323).[1] He also won a league championship with the Utah Stars in 1971.[2]

Stone died of a heart attack on December 30, 1993.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Stone statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Dan Pattison. "Stars search: Catching up with the 1971 ABA champions". Deseret News. May 21, 2001. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.