Terry Furlow

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Terry Furlow
Personal information
Born (1954-10-18)October 18, 1954
Flint, Michigan
Died May 23, 1980(1980-05-23) (aged 25)
Linndale, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Flint Northern (Flint, Michigan)
College Michigan State (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1976–1980
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 25
Career history
1976–1977 Philadelphia 76ers
1977-1979 Cleveland Cavaliers
1979 Atlanta Hawks
1979-1980 Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,550 (10.7 ppg)
Rebounds 507 (2.1 rpg)
Assists 568 (2.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Terry Furlow (October 18, 1954 – May 23, 1980) was an American basketball player. Furlow was a 6-foot-4-inch (1.93 m) shooting guard from Flint, Michigan. He played collegiately at Michigan State. In 1975-76, as a senior, he led the Big Ten in scoring, and finished his career at MSU with 1717 points – which places him seventh on the Spartans' all-time scoring list. The 50 points he scored against Iowa on January 5, 1976 is still the Michigan State men's all-time single game scoring record.[1]

Furlow was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 12th overall pick in the 1976 NBA Draft; he was also selected in the sixth round of the 1975 ABA draft by the Memphis Sounds.[2] In 1977, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he averaged 11.0 points in a one-and-a-half seasons with the team. In 1979, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for point guard Butch Lee, and midway through the 1979-80 season, he was traded to the Utah Jazz, where he averaged a career-best 16 points per game.

On May 23, 1980, Furlow was killed in a car accident when he crashed into a pole on Interstate 71 in Linndale, Ohio He leaves behind one son, Terrence O'Neal Paige from Hammond, IN.[3]


  1. ^ http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/hallfame/05/furlowT.shtml
  2. ^ BasketballReference.com Terry Furlow page
  3. ^ Crash kills Furlow

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