Rod Fletcher (basketball)

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Rod Fletcher
Personal information
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Champaign (Champaign, Illinois)
College Illinois (1949–1952)
NBA draft 1952 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus first team All-American (1952)
  • First team All-Big Ten (1952)
  • Second team All-Big Ten (1951)
  • Univ. of Illinois honored jersey

Rodney Adams "Rod" Fletcher is an American former basketball player for the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign who was named a consensus First Team NCAA All-American as a senior in 1951–52.[1] A 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) guard, Fletcher led the Fighting Illini to two straight Big Ten Conference championships as well as two consecutive NCAA Tournament Final Four appearances in 1951 and 1952 alongside teammate John "Red" Kerr.[2] He was a two-time All-Big Ten selection in his three varsity seasons, and at the end of his collegiate career Fletcher was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1952 NBA draft, although he never played professionally.[2][3]

Fletcher grew up in Champaign, Illinois and attended Champaign Central High School, where he was named second team all-state as a senior in 1948 by the Champaign News Gazette.[4]

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  1. ^ "NCAA College Basketball AP All-America Teams". 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Phillip, Kerr and Fletcher Next on List of Honored Jerseys". University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. September 9, 2008. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Rosters". Illinois Basketball History. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boys' Basketball All-State Selections". Illinois High School Association. 2010. Retrieved October 12, 2010.