George Nostrand

George Thomas Nostrand (January 25, 1924 – November 8, 1981) was an American professional basketball player.

George Nostrand
George Nostrand 1948.jpg
Nostrand in 1948
Personal information
Born(1924-01-25)January 25, 1924
Uniondale, New York
DiedNovember 8, 1981(1981-11-08) (aged 57)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
CollegeHigh Point (1941–1944)
Wyoming (1944–1945)
Playing career1946–1950
PositionCenter / Forward
Number16, 11, 9, 14, 6, 3, 18
Career history
1946Toronto Huskies
1946–1947Cleveland Rebels
19471949Providence Steamrollers
1949Boston Celtics
1949Tri-Cities Blackhawks
1949–1950Chicago Stags
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.[1]

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.[2]

BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  FG%  Field-goal percentage
 FT%  Free-throw percentage  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1946–47 Toronto 13 .338 .393 .8 8.9
1946–47 Cleveland 48 .281 .497 .4 7.6
1947–48 Providence 45 .297 .540 .7 11.6
1948–49 Providence 33 .315 .550 1.7 9.8
1948–49 Boston 27 .341 .615 1.4 9.8
1949–50 Boston 18 .300 .610 .9 6.0
1949–50 Tri-Cities 1 .500 .400 1.0 12.0
1949–50 Chicago 36 .296 .514 .3 2.6
Career 221 .305 .538 .8 8.2

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP FG% FT% APG PPG
1947 Cleveland 3 .350 .714 1.0 11.0
Career 3 .350 .714 1.0 11.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Career statistics.
  2. ^ "NBA.com: The First Game". Archived from the original on 2012-07-05. Retrieved 2007-07-06.

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