Jack Watkins (basketball)

Jack Austin Watkins (October 27, 1923 – May 22, 1998) was an American professional basketball and minor league baseball player.[1][2] He played in the National Basketball League for the Sheboygan Red Skins during the 1948–49 season and averaged 0.7 points per game.[1][3] In baseball, he played during the 1948 season for the Montgomery Rebels in the Southeastern League.[4]

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Personal information
Born(1923-10-27)October 27, 1923
Drumright, Oklahoma
DiedMay 22, 1998(1998-05-22) (aged 74)
Tecumseh, Oklahoma
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolTribbey (Tribbey, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma (1946–1947)
NBA draft1947 / Undrafted
Career history
1947–1948Oklahoma City Drillers
1948–1949Sheboygan Red Skins
1949Montgomery Rebels

Watkins served in the Marine Corps during World War II.[2] Upon returning, he played baseball and basketball at the University of Oklahoma, where in 1946–47 he appeared in the 1947 NCAA basketball tournament as the Sooners advanced to the national championship game before losing to Holy Cross, 58–47.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Jack Watkins NBL stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Jack Watkins". Peach Basket Society. July 22, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Jack Watkins Statistics". Just Sports Stats. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jack Watkins minor league stats". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2019.