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John Michael Beasley (born February 5, 1944) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Texarkana, Texas.

John Beasley
Personal information
Born (1944-02-05) February 5, 1944 (age 75)
Texarkana, Texas
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolLinden-Kildare (Linden, Texas)
CollegeTexas A&M (1963–1966)
NBA draft1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career1966–1974
PositionForward / Center
Career history
1966–1967Phillips 66ers
1967Allentown Jets
19671971Dallas/Texas Chaparrals
19711974Utah Stars
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA statistics
Stats at

A 6'9" forward/center from Texas A&M University, Beasley was selected in the fifth round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets. Beasley never played in the NBA, however, spending his entire career with the rival American Basketball Association.

Beasley played seven seasons (1967–1974) in the ABA as a member of the Dallas Chaparrals and Utah Stars, making ABA All-Star Game appearances in 1968, 1969, and 1970. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1969 game, following his 19-point and 14 rebound performance for the West squad.[1] Beasley scored 6,909 total points and grabbed 4,257 total rebounds in his career.


  1. ^ The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 240. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.

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