Porter Meriwether

Porter Louis Meriwether (March 16, 1940 – November 13, 2009) was an American professional basketball player.[1] He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Syracuse Nationals after a collegiate career at Tennessee State University.[1] Meriwether scored 119 points in his NBA career.[1] He was drafted by the Hawaii Chiefs of the ABL, but chose to sign with the Nationals in the more established NBA.[2]

Porter Meriwether
Personal information
Born(1940-03-16)March 16, 1940
Evansville, Indiana
DiedNovember 13, 2009(2009-11-13) (aged 69)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolLincoln (Evansville, Indiana)
CollegeTennessee State (1958–1962)
NBA draft1962 / Round: 3 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Syracuse Nationals
Playing career1962–1970
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1962–1963Syracuse Nationals
1963–1969Chicago Bombers
1968–1970New Haven Elms / Hamden Bics
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

From 1963-1969, Meriwether played with the Chicago Bombers. Beginning in 1964-1965, he led the North American Basketball League in scoring for three consecutive seasons, averaging 28.1, 28.3 and 29.9 points. [3]

Following his basketball career, he was employed by the Cook County (Illinois) Public Defender Office.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Porter Meriwether NBA stats". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.apbr.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4030
  3. ^ "North American Basetball League Standings".
  4. ^ http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.meriwether/2105/mb.ashx?pnt=1