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.
|Born||February 9, 1946|
|Died||December 30, 1993 (aged 47)|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||William Grant|
|NBA draft||1968 / Round: 9 / Pick: 115th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|1968–1971||Utah / Los Angeles Stars|
|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). He also won a league championship with the Utah Stars in 1971.
Stone died of a heart attack on December 30, 1993.
- George Stone statistics. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.
- Dan Pattison. "Stars search: Catching up with the 1971 ABA champions". Deseret News. May 21, 2001. Retrieved on September 20, 2009.