John Clawson

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John Clawson
Personal information
Born (1944-05-15) May 15, 1944 (age 72)
Duluth, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Naperville (Naperville, Illinois)
College Michigan (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Undrafted
Position Small forward
Number 32
Career history
1968–1969 Oakland Oaks
Stats at

John Richard Clawson (born May 15, 1944) is a retired American basketball player.

A 6'4" (1.93 m) small forward born in Duluth, Minnesota and from Naperville High School in Illinois, Clawson played at the University of Michigan, where his team won three Big Ten Conference titles and participated in two NCAA Final Fours. Clawson then represented the United States at the 1967 Pan American Games and the 1968 Summer Olympics, earning gold medals in basketball at both events. He also played for the United States men's national basketball team at the 1967 FIBA World Championship.[1] From 1968 to 1969, he played for the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association. He averaged 4.7 points per game with the Oaks and won a league championship in 1969.

After his basketball career ended, Clawson worked at Merrill Lynch and as a high school teacher in Danville, California. He later started his own construction company.


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