Ron Bontemps

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Ron Bontemps
Personal information
Born (1926-08-11)August 11, 1926
Taylorville, Illinois
Died May 13, 2017(2017-05-13) (aged 90)
Peoria, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Taylorville (Taylorville, Illinois)
College Beloit (1948–1951)
NBA draft 1951 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Tri-Cities Blackhawks
Position Guard
Career history
1951–? Peoria Caterpillars
Career highlights and awards

Ronald Yngve Bontemps (August 11, 1926 – May 13, 2017) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was born in Taylorville, Illinois and attended Beloit College. He was a captain of the United States men's basketball team, which won the gold medal. He played in all eight games. Bontemps died on May 13, 2017 in Peoria, Illinois, aged 90.[1]


  1. ^ "Ronald Bontemps's Obituary". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 

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