June 8, 1945|
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Died||October 23, 2013
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Hyde Park, New York)
|NBA draft||1967 / Round: 4 / Pick: 36th overall|
|Selected by the St. Louis Hawks|
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 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.
- Otterbein, Jeff (October 24, 2013). "Former UConn Basketball Great Wes Bialosuknia, 68, Dies". Hartford Courant. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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