|August 6, 1930
Brooklyn, New York
|February 11, 1990 59)(aged
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
|195 lb (88 kg)
|1952: 5th round, 43rd overall pick
|Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors
|Stats at NBA.com
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Thomas F. Brennan (August 6, 1930 – February 11, 1990 ) was an American basketball player. He played collegiately for the Villanova Wildcats. Brennan was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1952 NBA draft. He played for the Warriors (1954–55) in the NBA for 11 games.
Brennan played three seasons of college basketball at Villanova University from 1949 until 1952. In 1951, Brennan helped the Wildcats to a 25–7 record and played in the 1951 NCAA tournament, losing to NC State in the first round.
Brennan was drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1952 NBA draft. He made his NBA debut on November 20, 1954 against the Fort Wayne Pistons at Philadelphia Civic Center in Philadelphia, Brennan scored two points in the Warriors 99–82 win. Brennan would only play 11 games in the NBA and played his final game on December 26, 1954 also against the Pistons.
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