Nate DeLong

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Nate DeLong
Personal information
Born (1926-01-05)January 5, 1926
Died May 5, 2010(2010-05-05) (aged 84)
Duluth, Minnesota
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Chippewa Falls
(Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin)
College Wisconsin–River Falls (1946–1950)
NBA draft 1950 / Round: 9 / Pick: 99th overall
Selected by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Playing career 1952–1952
Position Center
Number 21
Career history
1952 Milwaukee Hawks
Career statistics
Points 64
Rebounds 31
Assists 14
Stats at

Nathan J. DeLong (January 5, 1926 – May 5, 2010) was a center in the National Basketball Association.


A native of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, DeLong was a long-time resident of Hayward, Wisconsin.[1] He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. From 1989 to 2008, he served on the Board of Supervisors of Sawyer County, Wisconsin. After serving aboard the USS Valencia (AKA-81) in the United States Navy during World War II, DeLong married Donna Wells. He had two children.

Professional basketball career[edit]

DeLong was drafted in the ninth round of the 1950 NBA draft by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.[2] He later played with the franchise after it moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Moline, Illinois and became the Milwaukee Hawks.


  1. ^ "River Falls legend DeLong dies". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Nate DeLong". Retrieved 2011-06-13.