George Hauptfuhrer

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George Hauptfuhrer
Personal information
BornAugust 1, 1926
Abington Township, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 2, 2013(2013-08-02) (aged 87)
Vero Beach, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school William Penn Charter
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College
BAA draft 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Position Center
Career highlights and awards

George Jost Hauptfuhrer, Jr. (August 1, 1926 – August 2, 2013) was an American basketball player who, despite being taken third overall in the 1948 BAA Draft after a collegiate career at Louisville and Harvard, decided to pursue a career in law.

Hauptfuhrer grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended William Penn Charter School. He then enrolled at Louisville where he played center on the basketball team for two seasons; while attending he was in a Navy training program. Hauptfuhrer transferred to Harvard for his final two years of college; while there, he played on the football, basketball, and track and field teams. He was named an all-Ivy League selection in basketball during his senior year in 1947–48.

In just the second-ever Basketball Association of America draft, Hauptfuhrer was selected third overall by the Boston Celtics. Instead of pursuing a professional basketball career, he decided to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and became a lawyer. [1]

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References

  1. "GEORGE J. HAUPTFUHRER Jr. Obituary: View GEORGE HAUPTFUHRER's Obituary by Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.