George Stone (basketball)

George E. Stone (February 9, 1946 – December 30, 1993) was an American professional basketball player who spent several seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA). He was drafted in the ninth round of the 1968 NBA draft (115th pick overall) by the Los Angeles Lakers, but never played for them or any other NBA team.

George Stone
George Stone 1968.jpeg
Personal information
Born(1946-02-09)February 9, 1946
Murray, Kentucky
DiedDecember 30, 1993(1993-12-30) (aged 47)
Columbus, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilliam Grant
(Covington, Kentucky)
CollegeMarshall (1965–1968)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 9 / Pick: 115th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
PositionSmall forward
Number33
Career history
19681971Utah / Los Angeles Stars
1971Carolina Cougars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'7" forward from Marshall University, Stone played four seasons (1968–1972) in the ABA as a member of the Los Angeles Stars, Utah Stars, and Carolina Cougars. He averaged 13.6 points per game over the course of his career and ranked tenth in ABA history in three point field goal percentage (.323).[1] He also won a league championship with the Utah Stars in 1971.[2]

Stone died of a heart attack on December 30, 1993.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ George Stone statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Dan Pattison. "Stars search: Catching up with the 1971 ABA champions". Deseret News. May 21, 2001. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.