Wes Bialosuknia

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Wes Bialosuknia
Personal information
Born (1945-06-08)June 8, 1945
Poughkeepsie, New York
Died October 23, 2013(2013-10-23) (aged 68)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Hyde Park, New York)
College Connecticut (1964–1967)
NBA draft 1967 / Round: 4 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career 1967–1968
Position Guard
Number 44
Career history
1967–1968 Oakland Oaks (ABA)

Wesley John "Wes" Bialosuknia (June 8, 1945 – October 23, 2013) was an American basketball player. He was a 6'2" (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) guard, and played collegiately for the University of Connecticut Huskies. An accurate and prolific medium- and long-range jump shooter, Bialosuknia still holds the University of Connecticut season and career scoring average records: his 1966-67 average of 28.0 PPG ranked 5th in the nation. He also holds the UConn records for career scoring average of 23.6 pts per game and consecutive foul shots made (43). In 1967, he was the MVP of the annual North-South College All-Star Game.

He was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 4th round (37th pick overall) of the 1967 NBA Draft and by the Oakland Oaks in the 1967 ABA Draft.

He played for the Oakland Oaks (1967–68) for 70 games and was variously nicknamed "The Mad Bomber" or "The Typographical Terror"; Bialosuknia finished 2nd in the league in 3-point shooting percentage, and his 9 consecutive 3-pointers made is tied for the most in ABA history.

Bialosuknia died at the age of 68 on October 23, 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otterbein, Jeff (October 24, 2013). "Former UConn Basketball Great Wes Bialosuknia, 68, Dies". Hartford Courant. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 

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