Weldon Kern

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Weldon Kern
Personal information
Born (1923-04-30)April 30, 1923
Lawton, Oklahoma
Died April 21, 2014(2014-04-21) (aged 90)
Shawnee, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Career information
High school Lawton (Lawton, Oklahoma)
College Cameron (1942–1944)
Oklahoma State (1944–1946)
Position Guard
Number 7
Career history
1947 Oklahoma City Drillers
Career highlights and awards

Weldon Kern (April 30, 1923 – April 21, 2014) was an American basketball player. He won two national championships at Oklahoma A&M University and was later an early professional in the Professional Basketball League of America.

Kern, a 5'10 forward from Lawton, Oklahoma, attended Oklahoma A&M from 1944–46, winning championships as a starting forward for the Aggies in both 1945 and 1946 with future Hall of Fame teammate Bob Kurland.[1] Kern was named first team All-Missouri Valley Conference in 1946, in a year when all five Aggie starters composed the all-conference first team.[2]

Following the completion of his collegiate career, Kern signed with the Oklahoma City Drillers in the Professional Basketball League of America, a short-lived predecessor to the National Basketball Association.[3]

Kern died on April 21, 2014 at the age of 90.[4]


  1. ^ 2010-11 Oklahoma State men's basketball media guide, p. 187, Accessed May 31, 2011
  2. ^ 2008-09 MVC men's basketball media guide, p. 186 Accessed May 31, 2011
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "OSU Loses Pair Of Iba-Era Basketball Players". Newson6.com. April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.