George Thomas Nostrand (January 25, 1924 – November 8, 1981) was an American professional basketball player.
Nostrand in 1948
|Born||January 25, 1924|
Uniondale, New York
|Died||November 8, 1981(aged 57)|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||High Point (1941–1944) |
|Position||Center / Forward|
|Number||16, 11, 9, 14, 6, 3, 18|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'8" (2.03 m) forward/center from High Point University (1941–1944) and the University of Wyoming (1944–1945), Nostrand played four seasons (1946–1950) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Toronto Huskies, Cleveland Rebels, Providence Steamrollers, Boston Celtics, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, and Chicago Stags. He averaged 8.2 points per game in his professional career.
Nostrand is perhaps best known for appearing in a series of Canadian newspaper advertisements to promote the first National Basketball Association game, a November 1, 1946 contest between Nostrand's Toronto Huskies and the New York Knicks. The advertisements promised that anyone taller than Nostrand would receive free admission to the opening game.
BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit
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- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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