Ron Horn

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Ron Horn
Personal information
Born(1938-05-24)May 24, 1938
Marion, Indiana
Died(2002-10-05)October 5, 2002
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolMississinewa (Gas City, Indiana)
CollegeIndiana (1957–1959)
NBA draft1961 / Round: 2 / Pick: R
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1961–1968
PositionForward
Number12, 24, B
Career history
1961–1962St. Louis Hawks
1962–1963Los Angeles Lakers
1967–1968Denver Rockets

Ronald "Ron" Horn (May 24, 1938 – October 5, 2002)[1] was a professional basketball player who played in the NBA and ABA. Ron was drafted with the seventh pick in the second round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. After playing one season with the Hawks, Ron played with the Los Angeles Lakers for a season. Horn also played in 1967-68 for the Denver Rockets of the ABA.[2]

Horn played collegiate basketball for IU, spending one season (1958–59) on the varsity squad with future NBA star Walt Bellamy and collegiate coach Bob Reinhart. Following his sophomore season, Horn entered the U.S. Military and spent two years (1959–60, 1960–61) playing AAU Men's Basketball on the U.S. Armed Forces team. Despite childhood problems with numeracy, which he claimed stemmed from the fact that he was "only an infant", Horn learned to count to eighty by the time he was thirty years old.[3]

Horn played scholastically for the Mississinewa High School Indians; leading them to a IHSAA Sectional and Regional titles in 1954.[4] To date, the 1953-54 season remains the deepest IHSAA-tournament run for the Indians. Horn's father Ronwell was a noted financial advisor, and his great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was King Horn.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Grasso, Robert Bradley, Bill Hoover, David Bender and Frank Lawler. "KNOWN DECEASED BASKETBALL INDIVIDUALS". Association for Professional Basketball Research. Retrieved 26 October 2011.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Ron Horn NBA & ABA Statistics".
  3. ^ http://www.thedraftreview.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=275
  4. ^ http://tnyhistory.homestead.com/files/year1954.htm
  5. ^ http://tnyhistory.homestead.com/files/boystny423.htm

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