Elmer Behnke

Elmer H. Behnke (February 3, 1929 – May 25, 2018)[1] was an American basketball player. Born in Rockford, Illinois, he played collegiately for Bradley University. He was selected by the Rochester Royals in the 4th round (35th pick overall) of the 1951 NBA draft. He played for the Milwaukee Hawks (1951–52) in the NBA for 4 games.

Elmer Behnke
Personal information
Born(1929-02-03)February 3, 1929
Rockford, Illinois
DiedMay 25, 2018(2018-05-25) (aged 89)
Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolMarengo (Marengo, Illinois)
CollegeBradley (1947–1951)
NBA draft1951 / Round: 4 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
Playing career1951–1952
Career history
1951–1952Milwaukee Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MVC (1951)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com


  1. ^ "Elmer Herman Behnke's Obituary on The Birmingham News". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 24 June 2018.

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