Blasts From the Past: What Did Basketball Stars Do in "Real World"?

There comes a day when the cheers from the stands stop, but their standing in life still went on. Have you ever wondered "What Ever Happened to ...?"

No longer defined solely as basketball stars, following is an alphabetical list of the majority of All-Americans who turned "pro" in a wide variety of vocations after their playing days ended:

Sharef Abdur-Rahim, California - Averaged 18.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 2.5 apg with four different NBA franchises in 12 seasons from 1996-97 through 2007-08. Forced to retire because of chronic knee problems, he became an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings before moving into their front office as assistant general manager. Despite being a "one-and-done" player with Cal, he continued to take classes and earned a degree in sociology there in the spring of 2012.

Alvan Adams, Oklahoma - Averaged 14.1 ppg and 7 rpg in 13 NBA seasons with the Phoenix Suns from 1975-76 through 1987-88. Senior vice president of operations at Sports Entertainment Services, the company that manages America West Arena and Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix.

John Adams, Arkansas - Joined AAU powerhouse Phillips 66ers.

Mark Aguirre, DePaul - Averaged 20 ppg and 5 rpg with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers in 13 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1993-94. Assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers under fellow Chicago native Isiah Thomas before moving with him to the New York Knicks in a similar capacity.

Danny Ainge, Brigham Young - Averaged 11.5 ppg and 4 apg with the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns in 14 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1994-95. Hit .220 as a utilityman with the Toronto Blue Jays in three years from 1979 through 1981. Coached the Phoenix Suns (136-90 record in four seasons from 1996-97 to 1999-2000 before becoming an NBA analyst for TNT. Accepted a front-office job with the Celtics after the 2002-03 season, helping them capture the 2008 NBA title.

Mark Alarie, Duke - Averaged 7.5 ppg and 3.4 rpg with the Denver Nuggets and Washington Bullets in five NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 1990-91. Earned a MBA from The Wharton School in 1995 before going into institutional sales at Alex Brown covering the Southeast United States. Served as an assistant coach at Navy for one season in 1999-2000.

Lew Alcindor, UCLA - Six-time league MVP averaged 24.6 ppg and 11.2 rpg in 20 NBA seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969-70 through 1988-89. Nineteen-time All-Star is one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). In 1999, he worked with a high school team at White Mountain Apache Reservation in Whiteriver, Ariz. He was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2000 and then worked in training camp with the Indiana Pacers before becoming head coach of the USBL's Oklahoma Storm for one season. Hired by the New York Knicks as a scout in March, 2004 before serving as a Lakers aide helping develop center Andrew Bynum. In January 2012, he was appointed a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State.

Courtney Alexander, Fresno State - Averaged 9 ppg and 2.2 rpg with the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets in three NBA seasons from 2000-01 through 2002-03. Established a non-profit foundation specializing in youth development before being hired as boys basketball coach for Dominion Christian School in Marietta, Ga.

Steve Alford, Indiana - Averaged 4.4 ppg with the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors in four NBA seasons from 1987-88 through 1990-91. Began college head coaching career with Manchester (Ind.) in 1991-92 before accepting NCAA Division I jobs with Southwest Missouri State, Iowa, New Mexico and UCLA.

Lucius Allen, UCLA - Averaged 13.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 4.5 apg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Kansas City Kings in 10 NBA seasons from 1969-70 through 1978-79. He was a marketing and sales manager with his wife for pharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb's Los Angeles office.

Ray Allen, Connecticut - Averaged 18.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3.4 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat in 18 NBA seasons from 1996-97 through 2013-14.

Tom Amaker, Duke - Assistant coach at his alma mater under Mike Krzyzewski for nine seasons before becoming a head coach with Seton Hall, Michigan and Harvard.

Cliff Anderson, St. Joseph's - Averaged 3 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers in four NBA/ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1970-71. Played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Color commentator for his alma mater.

Harry Anderson, Tennessee - After graduation, he became athletic director at a textile plant in Chattanooga and coached and played for a semi-pro team (the Dixie Aces) before a stint in the service during World War II. After becoming basketball and track coach at his hometown (Messick, Tenn.), he refereed SEC basketball games in the early 1950s before accepting a job as a sales representative for Woodson and Bozeman Inc., which handled appliances and televisions.

Kenny Anderson, Georgia Tech - Averaged 12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 6.1 apg with nine different NBA teams in 14 seasons from 1991-92 through 2004-05. Named as coach of the CBA's Atlanta Krunk in 2007-08. Also worked with an elite AAU squad and small Jewish high school in South Florida, where he resided.

Ernie Andres, Indiana - Played in 15 games as a third baseman with the Boston Red Sox in 1946. Player and coach for the professional Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL) averaged 7.8 ppg in 1939-40 and from 1945-46 through 1947-48. Assistant basketball coach at his alma mater under Branch McCracken for 10 years was head baseball coach for IU from 1948 to 1973 (longest-tenured baseball coach in school history amassed 388 career victories).

Bobby Anet, Oregon - Worked as a lumber broker and resided in Lake Oswego, Ore.

Paul Arizin, Villanova - Ten-time All-Star averaged 22.8 ppg and 8.6 rpg with the Philadelphia Warriors in 10 seasons from 1950-51 through 1961-62 (spent two years in Marine Corps). One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Also played three seasons in the EBL with the Camden Bullets, earning MVP honors in 1962-63. Lived in Springfield, Pa., after retiring as sales manager for IBM.

Jesse Arnelle, Penn State - Averaged 4.7 ppg and 5.5 rpg with the Fort Wayne Pistons in one season in 1955-56. Founding partner of San Francisco-based Arnelle & Hastie, one of the first minority-owned national corporate law firms in America. Served as vice president of his alma mater's board of trustees.

Jay Arnette, Texas - Played in the Los Angeles Dodgers' farm system before averaging 3.7 ppg with the Cincinnati Royals in three seasons from 1963-64 through 1965-66. Became a dentist in college hometown of Austin, Tex.

Ron Artest, St. John's - Averaged 13.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.8 apg and 1.8 spg with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks in 15 NBA seasons from 1999-00 through 2013-14. Played overseas in China and Italy. Released a rap album, founded a media company and was an advocate for mental health issues.

Jim Ashmore, Mississippi State - Played basketball for the Denver-Chicago Truckers of the National Industrial Basketball League (NIBL) for three seasons while simultaneously beginning his medical school studies in Memphis, where he interned in family practice. Began private practice as a physician in 1964 in Leighton, Ala.-Muscle Shoals, Ala., area. His daughter, Angela, competed in the Miss USA pageant in 1981.

Chet Aubuchon, Michigan State - After active duty in the South Pacific as a Naval officer, he averaged 2.2 ppg with the NBL's Detroit Gems in one season in 1946-47. Aubuchon returned to Michigan State in the late 1940s and served one season as an assistant coach under Al Kircher. Then, he taught and coached in Owosso, Mich., and worked in Holly, Mich., before settling in Port Huron. Aubuchon spent 22 years at Port Huron Junior College, which became St. Clair County Community College during his stints as basketball coach, athletic director and dean of men. He retired in Ruskin, Fla.

Stacey Augmon, UNLV - Averaged 8 ppg and 3.2 rpg with five different NBA franchises in 15 seasons from 1991-92 through 2005-06. Became a player development coach for the Denver Nuggets.

John Austin, Boston College - Averaged 7.7 ppg with the Baltimore Bullets and New Jersey Americans in two NBA/ABA seasons in 1966-67 and 1967-68.

Dennis Awtrey, Santa Clara - Averaged 4.8 ppg and 4.6 rpg with six NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1970-71 through 1981-82. Represented a golf equipment manufacturer and sold commercial real estate before trying high school teaching and coaching. Retired in Phoenix, where he remodeled a 1920s-era house.

John Azary, Columbia - Secondary school teacher in Washington.

Jim Babcock, Denver - MVP in 1937 National AAU Tournament while playing for Denver KC Life. Played with the Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips 66 Oilers in 1937-38 and 1938-39, St. Louis Rangers' AAU team in 1939-40 and St. Louis Reception Center team in 1941-42 during military service.

Forrest "Whitey" Baccus, SMU - Coached his alma mater to a 55-71 record (.436) in six seasons in the 1940s. Co-owned a Ford dealership with his brother (Rusty) in Lockney, Tex., until returning to Dallas in the 1950s.

John Bagley, Boston College - Averaged 8.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 6 apg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks in 11 seasons from 1982-83 to 1993-94. Coach for Harper Community College in Palatine, Ill., and the IBL's Chicago Dogs.

Damon Bailey, Indiana - Played four seasons with the CBA's Fort Wayne Fury. Owned a business in his hometown of Bedford, Ind., before a two-year coaching stint at his prep alma mater where he finished as the greatest scorer in Indiana high school history. Part-owner of a maintenance supply warehouse selling lubricants, grease, filters, coolant, fuel conditioner, batteries and other equipment for off-highway equipment and highway trucks. Coached girls' team at his H.S. alma mater to state championship before joining Butler's staff as an assistant.

James Bailey, Rutgers - Averaged 8.8 ppg and 5 rpg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1979-80 through 1987-88. Trainer for Airborne Express kept his competitive juices flowing by drag racing.

Greg Ballard, Oregon - Averaged 12.4 ppg and 6 rpg with the Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors and Seattle SuperSonics in 12 seasons from 1977-78 through 1988-89. Played briefly in Italy and the CBA before becoming an assistant coach in Italy and with the Dallas Mavericks before joining the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching staff in 1994.

Gene Banks, Duke - Averaged 11.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg with the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls in six seasons from 1981-82 through 1986-87. Coached a high school girls' team as an assistant, at Bluefield (W. Va.) State, in Argentina and the USBL.

Mike Bantom, St. Joseph's - Averaged 12.1 ppg and 6.4 rpg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1973-74 through 1981-82. NBA's senior vice president for player and basketball development.

Charles Barkley, Auburn - Averaged 22.1 ppg, 11.7 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets in 16 NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1999-2000. Eleven-time All-Star is one of only four players in NBA history to compile in excess of 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. League MVP in 1993 is an NBA commentator for Turner Sports.

Don Barksdale, UCLA - Averaged 11 ppg and 8 rpg with the Baltimore Bullets and Boston Celtics in four seasons from 1951-52 through 1954-55. Scouted for the Celtics--he strongly recommended USF's Bill Russell to Red Auerbach--and the Warriors, owned several Bay Area nightclubs, and in 1982 created the Save High School Sports program.

Jim Barnes, Texas Western - Averaged 8.8 ppg and 6.5 rpg with five different NBA teams in seven seasons from 1964-65 through 1970-71. Went into private business in Washington, D.C., including his own barbecue sauce.

Marvin Barnes, Providence - Averaged 24.1 ppg and 13.4 rpg in two ABA seasons with the Spirits of St. Louis before averaging 9.2 ppg and 5.5 rpg with four different NBA teams in as many seasons from 1976-77 through 1979-80. Became a motivational speaker after a checkered past. Arrested for a variety of things--trespassing, being under the influence of narcotics, burglary of a locked vehicle, stealing X-rated videos to sell for drug money, etc.

Dick Barnett, Tennessee State - Averaged 15.8 ppg with the Syracuse Nationals, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks in 15 NBA seasons from 1959-60 through 1973-74. Averaged 26.2 ppg (second in the league) with the ABL's Cleveland Pipers in 1961-62. After serving as an assistant coach in the NBA, he published books of poems and began the Athletic Role Model Educational Institute, a nonprofit business with a goal to help change the lives of inner-city school children. Earned his doctorate in education at Fordham in 1991.

Leo Barnhorst, Notre Dame - Averaged 9.4 ppg with the Chicago Stags, Indianapolis Olympians, Baltimore Bullets and Fort Wayne Pistons in five NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1953-54. Earned sales agent emeritus honors with American United Life (insurance) after a 45-year career. In his business life, he was named Indiana Underwriter of the Year, and in 1989 was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Life Underwriters.

John Barr, Penn State - Draft pick of the ABL's Washington Brewers in 1941. Averaged 5.1 ppg with the St. Louis Bombers in one NBA season in 1946-47. Played in the ABL (Wilkes-Barre) and EPBL (Sunbury).

Ernie Barrett, Kansas State - Averaged 4.9 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1953-54 and 1955-56. Assistant coach at K-State under Tex Winter. Served as his alma mater's athletics director from 1969-75 and became vice president of marketing for Chief Drilling in Wichita before working in K-State's athletic department as a chief fund-raiser.

Rick Barry, Miami (Fla.) - Averaged 24.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 4.9 apg with the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, Oakland Oaks, Washington Capitols, New York Nets and Houston Rockets in 14 ABA/NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1979-80. Eight-time All-Star is one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Opinionated network analyst before becoming a minor-league coach (GBA and CBA). Hosted an afternoon radio show on KNBR in San Francisco, did insurance work for AFLAC and was a representative for Pre-Paid Legal Services. Also had ownership in a company that claimed to have a solution to hog waste problems and was an investor in a biotech firm.

Shane Battier, Duke - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 4.2 rpg with the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets and Miami Heat in 13 seasons from 2001-02 through 2013-14. Joined ESPN as a college hoops analyst.

Frankie Baumholtz, Ohio University - Averaged 12.7 ppg with the Youngstown Bears and Cleveland Rebels in two NBL/NBA seasons in 1945-46 and 1946-47. Outfielder hit .290 in 1,019 games in 10 seasons (1947 through 1949 and 1951 through 1957) with the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies. Served on his alma mater's board of trustees after going into business. He spent a number of years with the Chicago-based John Morrell Company, a grocery products firm. He served as district manager and regional manager before moving on to the Cleveland-based Marquardt Brothers Inc., where he retired as vice president of merchandising.

Elgin Baylor, Seattle - Eleven-time All-Star averaged 27.4 ppg, 13.5 rpg and 4.3 apg with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers in 14 seasons from 1958-59 through 1971-72. Coached the New Orleans Jazz four seasons in the late 1970s (86-135 record). Executive (vice president of basketball operations) for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Butch Beard, Louisville - Averaged 9.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 3.6 apg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1969-70 through 1978-79. Coach of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and two MEAC schools (Howard and Morgan State).

Ralph Beard, Kentucky - Averaged 15.9 ppg with the Indianapolis Olympians in two NBA seasons in 1949-50 and 1950-51. Retired in Louisville as vice president of a wholesale drug company. He also scouted and did front-office work for the ABA's Kentucky Colonels.

Zelmo Beaty, Prairie View - Averaged 17.1 ppg and 10.9 rpg with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Utah Stars and Los Angeles Lakers in 12 NBA/ABA seasons from 1962-63 through 1974-75. Stock and insurance broker and substitute school teacher fulfilled his desire to be a carpenter by building his own home in an upscale area of Bellevue, Wash. Lived in Salt Lake City and worked as a color commentator for the Utah Jazz radio and TV broadcasts.

Ernie Beck, Penn - Averaged 6.4 ppg and 3.2 rpg with the Philadelphia Warriors in six seasons from 1953-54 through 1959-60. Played in the CBA (Lancaster and Sunbury) in the early 1960s. Enjoyed a 28-year career as a history teacher and basketball coach for a Philly vocational school.

Lew Beck, Oregon State - Worked for the Phillips Oil Company before dying at the age of 58.

William Bedford, Memphis State - Averaged 4.1 ppg and 2.4 rpg with the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs in six seasons from 1986-87 to 1992-93. Arrested in February 2001 after Taylor, Mich., police said they found 25 pounds of marijuana in his car. In 1987, he was subpoenaed by a Maricopa County (Ariz.) grand jury investigating drug use among Phoenix Suns players and testified against his teammates after receiving immunity. In March 1988, Bedford admitted he was addicted to cocaine and marijuana and was committed to the NBA's treatment facility in Van Nuys, Calif. Known as "Willie B" - as in "Will he be at practice?" - Bedford relapsed the following October and was readmitted to the clinic. When he returned, his behavior on and off the court grew more erratic. He received a dozen traffic tickets and 10 license suspensions in less than four years. In September 1997, Bedford, who was on three years probation at the time, tested positive for cocaine and was sent to a Texas state jail for one year. Also arrested in Texas for failing to pay more than $300,000 in child support.

Ron Behagen, Minnesota - Averaged 10.3 ppg and 7 rpg with eight different NBA teams in seven seasons from 1973-74 through 1979-80 before playing in Italy.

Ed Beisser, Creighton - Named to AAU All-American team while playing for the Colorado Springs Army All-Stars in 1944. Member of AAU national championship teams from 1946 through 1948 while playing for the Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips 66 Oilers. Continued to work for Phillips after his playing career ended.

Charlie Bell, Michigan State - Averaged 8.5 ppg and 2.3 apg with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors in seven NBA seasons in 2001-02 and 2005-06 through 2010-11. Played overseas in Italy and Spain.

Troy Bell, Boston College - Played in six games for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2003-04. Played in the NBA Developmental League in 2006-07 with Austin and Albuquerque before choosing to go overseas to Italy. After his pro basketball career bottomed out, Bell tried to pursue a career singing R&B.

Walt Bellamy, Indiana - Four-time All-Star averaged 20.1 ppg and 13.7 rpg with five different NBA franchises in 14 seasons from 1961-62 through 1974-75. One of the few players in NBA history to collect more than 20,000 points and 14,000 rebounds. Public affairs consultant served as an ambassador of goodwill at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Irv Bemoras, Illinois - Averaged 6.3 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks in two seasons in 1953-54 and 1956-57. The son of Turkish immigrants was a general broker for Mass Mutual insurance company in Chicago.

Jules Bender, Long Island - Teacher was the athletic director at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.

Benoit Benjamin, Creighton - Averaged 11.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 2 bpg with nine different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1985-86 through 1999-00. Also played overseas in Greece, Puerto Rico, Lebanon and South America as well as for the Harlem Globetrotters and in CBA/ABA.

Ambrose "A.L." Bennett, Oklahoma A&M - Played with AAU team organized by the Phillips Petroleum Company. Also worked for a petroleum company in Lubbock, Tex. Returned to Oklahoma to work for William Company in Tulsa, where he retired.

Kent Benson, Indiana - Averaged 9.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg with four different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1977-78 through 1987-88 before playing one year in Italy. Resided in Bloomington, where he worked with Diversified Benefit Services. Director of new business development for The College Network, one of the nation's largest publishers of distance-learning materials for adults who complete their college educations at home, after being a self-employed life insurance salesman and estate planner for 14 years. He became an independent representative for Lightyear Network Solutions, Weddell Communications and Timber Buyer.

Louis "Bosey" Berger, Maryland - Infielder hit .236 in six seasons (1932, 1935 through 1939) with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Boston Braves. When World War II started, he made a career of the military. Served as a military officer for 20 years and worked for 12 more as head of building services for his alma mater.

Walter Berry, St. John's - Averaged 14.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets in three NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 1988-89. Played overseas all across the globe. Worked providing low and moderate income housing in Atlanta.

Henry Bibby, UCLA - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.3 apg with four different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1972-73 through 1980-81. Directed Southern California to three NCAA playoff appearances in his first six full seasons as the Trojans' head coach. Spent a year coaching in Venezuela after serving in the same capacity for eight seasons in the CBA and three summers in the USBL. Assistant coach at Arizona State under Bob Weinhauer for two seasons in 1983-84 and 1984-85, and at USC under Charlie Parker for most of one season in 1995-96. Coached the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks for a portion of the 2005 season.

Mike Bibby, Arizona - Averaged 14.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 5.5 apg with the Vancouver Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and New York Knicks in 14 NBA seasons from 1998-99 through 2011-12. Returned to his high school alma mater in Phoenix as an assistant to coach his son.

Chauncey Billups, Colorado - Averaged 15.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 5.4 apg with the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers in 17 NBA seasons from 1997-98 through 2013-14. Became a studio analyst for ESPN.

Dave Bing, Syracuse - Averaged 20.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 6 apg with the Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets and Boston Celtics in 12 seasons from 1966-67 through 1977-78. Seven-time All-Star is one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Chairman of the Bing Group, which encompassed five automobile-related companies and employed more than 600 people. Bing Steel was ranked in the top 10 largest companies in the nation among black-owned industrial and service companies by Black Enterprise. He went on to acquire Superb Manufacturing, a $28 million-per-year metal-stamping company, as well as a small construction firm. Elected as Detroit's mayor in a special election in May 2009.

Paul Birch, Duquesne - Toured with the Original Celtics before serving as player-coach for the Youngstown Bears (NBL) and Pittsburgh Ironmen (BAA). Averaged 4.3 ppg with Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne in six pro seasons in 1938-39 and 1941-42 through 1945-46. Compiled a 105-102 record (.507) with the Fort Wayne Pistons in three seasons from 1951-52 through 1953-54. Coach and teacher at General Braddock High School in Pittsburgh, leading it to the Class AAA Pennsylvania state title in 1973.

Larry Bird, Indiana State - Averaged 24.3 ppg, 10 rpg and 6.3 apg with the Boston Celtics in 13 seasons from 1979-80 through 1991-92. Special assistant in the Celtics' front office from 1992-93 through 1996-97 before coaching the Indiana Pacers. Failed in an effort to gain an expansion franchise in Charlotte before accepting an executive position with the Pacers.

Otis Birdsong, Houston - Averaged 18 ppg, 3 rpg and 3.2 apg with the Kansas City Kings, New Jersey Nets and Boston Celtics in 12 seasons from 1977-78 through 1988-89. Worked for and played in the Sports Legends Fantasy Camp in Dallas.

Gale Bishop, Washington State - Averaged 8.3 ppg with the Philadelphia Warriors in one NBA season in 1948-49. Two-time AAU All-American playing for Firecrest Dairy and Ft. Lewis. Established AAU record with 50 points in one game in 1944 before breaking the mark with 62 the next year. Athletic director of all-purpose sports arena in Bellingham, Wash., operated a basketball camp in Blaine, Wash., during the summer months.

Ralph "Stork" Bishop, Washington - Played in 12 games for Denver (NBL) in 1948-49. Played AAU ball for teams in Tacoma and Denver. Purchasing and sales manager for Oakley Plywood and Doors in Morgan Hill, Calif.

Charles Black, Kansas - Averaged 8.7 ppg with the Anderson Packers, Indianapolis Jets, Fort Wayne Pistons and Milwaukee Hawks in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1951-52. Farmed in Kansas and Missouri before serving as director of dealer sales for a welding supply enterprise in Kansas City. He retired in Rogers, Ark.

Rolando Blackman, Kansas State - Averaged 18 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 3 apg with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks in 13 seasons from 1981-82 through 1993-94. TV analyst while running Backcourt Aces International basketball camps during the summer with Derek Harper. Worked in player development with the Dallas Mavericks.

Nate Blackwell, Temple - Averaged 3.7 ppg in 10 games with the San Antonio Spurs in 1987-88. Assistant coach for his alma mater under John Chaney after serving in a similar capacity with Coppin State.

Daron "Mookie" Blaylock, Oklahoma - Averaged 13.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 6.7 apg with the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors in 13 seasons from 1989-90 through 2001-02.

Meyer "Mike" Bloom, Temple - Averaged 6.8 ppg with four different NBA teams in two seasons in 1947-48 and 1948-49. He coached and managed the SPHAS traveling team that played 136 games with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1949-50.

Ray Blume, Oregon State - Averaged 4.6 ppg with the Chicago Bulls in one season in 1981-82. Worked in road construction for the state of Oregon.

Bruno Boin, Washington - Worked for a local actuary firm specializing in pension and retirement programs after earning an advanced degree in mathematics in grad school at UCLA.

Ron Bonham, Cincinnati - Averaged 6.1 ppg with the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers in three NBA/ABA seasons from 1964-65 through 1967-68. Superintendent of Prairie Creek Lake in his hometown area (Muncie, Ind.). He also was active in politics, including an election as county commissioner in 1990.

George Bon Salle, Illinois - Played in three games with the NBA's Chicago Packers in 1961-62 after playing in Italy in 1957-58 and averaging 17 ppg with the AAU's Denver Truckers in three seasons from 1958-59 through 1960-61. Member of 1959 U.S. Pan American Games team became a financial consultant. Retired in Albuquerque.

Melvin Booker, Missouri - Averaged 5.2 ppg with the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors in two NBA seasons in 1995-96 and 1996-97. Played professionally overseas in Italy and Turkey. Assistant coach for his H.S. alma mater in Moss Point, Miss., where his son (Devin) played before committing to Kentucky.

Keith Booth, Maryland - Averaged 2.9 ppg and 2.2 rpg with the Chicago Bulls in two NBA seasons in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach before serving in a similar capacity with Loyola (Md.) for both the women's and men's staffs.

Bob Boozer, Kansas State - Averaged 14.8 ppg and 8.1 rpg with six different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1960-61 through 1970-71. Director of legislative and community affairs for U.S. West Communications. Omaha native was appointed to the Nebraska Parole Board in the 1990s and volunteered at Boys Town, the home for troubled youth.

Wally Borrevik, Oregon - Went into a service station business with his father in the 1950s before entering the real estate business in the early 1970s and worked until his retirement in November 1988.

Fred "Buzz" Borries, Navy - A pilot during World War II, he retired as a captain. Borries taught mathematics at St. John's Country Day School in a Jacksonville, Fla., suburb.

Vince Boryla, Denver - Averaged 11.2 ppg with the New York Knicks in five seasons from 1949-50 through 1953-54. Compiled an 80-85 record (.485) as coach of the Knicks for three seasons from 1955-56 through 1957-58. Denver businessman was G.M. of the Rockets and Nuggets.

Roosevelt Bouie, Syracuse - Businessman in Rochester, N.Y., worked as a go-between for Italian businesses wishing to open operation in the United States. He made numerous contacts when he played professionally in Italy.

Dick Boushka, St. Louis - In 1963, at the age of 29, he was named president of Vickers Petroleum Corporation. Boushka was involved in real estate development when he became the ninth president of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. But in December 2002, he pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita, Kan., to defrauding a bank of more than $17 million.

Sam Bowie, Kentucky - Averaged 10.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 1.8 bpg with the Portland Trail Blazers, New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in 10 NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1994-95. Analyst for his alma mater's radio broadcasts. Lived in Lexington and was involved in the standardbred horse industry.

Fred Boyd, Oregon State - Averaged 8.5 ppg and 3 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Jazz in six NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1977-78. Served as an assistant coach at his alma mater under Ralph Miller before becoming a high school counselor in Portland, Ore.

Harry Boykoff, St. John's - Averaged 10.1 ppg with the Toledo Jeeps, Waterloo Hawks, Boston Celtics and Tri-Cities Blackhawks in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1950-51. During and after pro basketball, he worked as an accountant and a businessman. He later lived in Los Angeles, made television commercials, and appeared in TV shows and movies in bit parts or as an extra. He was seen in "The Nanny" and "Frasier" TV series, the "Star Trek" movies and the film "Town and Country" with Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn.

Winford Boynes, San Francisco - Averaged 8.4 ppg with the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks in three NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1980-81. Apparently relinquished his U.S. citizenship and was last known to be living somewhere near Amsterdam.

Gary Bradds, Ohio State - Averaged 3.3 ppg with the Baltimore Bullets in two NBA seasons in 1964-65 and 1965-66 before averaging 14.1 ppg and 6.2 rpg with the Oakland Oaks, Washington Capitols, Carolina Cougars and Texas Chaparrals in four ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1970-71. Principal of an elementary school in Bowersville, Ohio, when he died of cancer in July 1983 at the age of 40.

Bill Bradley, Princeton - Rhodes Scholar averaged 12.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.4 apg with the New York Knicks in 10 NBA seasons from 1967-68 through 1976-77. Three-term U.S. Senator (Democrat-N.J.) until 1995 was a tax and trade expert with a strong voice on race issues and campaign finance reform. The presidential candidate against Al Gore in 2000 authored two basketball books (Life on the Run in 1976 and Values of the Game in 1998).

Charles "Tub" Bradley, Wyoming - Averaged 3.2 ppg with the Boston Celtics and Seattle SuperSonics in three NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1983-84. Head coach at Metro State (Colo.) and Loyola Marymount for six seasons from 1994-95 through 1999-2000. Worked in corporate offices for Pegasus Pharmaceuticals, Black Sands Holding Company and UPS.

Michael Bradley, Villanova - Averaged 2.8 ppg and 3.4 rpg with five different NBA franchises in five seasons from 2001-02 through 2005-06. Played overseas in Spain, Germany and Lithuania.

Clyde Bradshaw, DePaul - Resides in home state of New Jersey. Played in Italy before competing in CBA and USBL.

Bob Brannum, Kentucky - Averaged 7.3 ppg with the Sheboygan Redskins and Boston Celtics in six NBL/NBA seasons from 1948-49 through 1954-55. Coach at Brandeis (Mass.) and Framingham State (Mass.) College.

Jim Bredar, Illinois - Toured as a member of team providing the opposition for the Harlem Globetrotters in their exhibitions before serving two years in the U.S. Army. Worked in the oil and gas business.

Pete Brennan, North Carolina - Played in 16 games with the New York Knicks in 1958-59 before joining the Marines. Headed a sales force jout of New York for a large clothing manufacturing business selling lines to specialty stores. Lived in Jewett, N.Y., where he owned PJB Limited, a clothing firm.

Jim Brewer, Minnesota - Averaged 5.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers in nine NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1981-82. Served as an assistant coach in the NBA, including most recently with the Toronto Raptors.

Ron Brewer, Arkansas - Averaged 11.9 ppg with six different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1978-79 through 1985-86. Assistant director of development at his alma mater when his son starting playing for the Razorbacks.

Ulysses "Junior" Bridgeman, Louisville - Averaged 13.6 ppg and 3.5 rpg with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers in 12 NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1986-87. After becoming a Wendy's franchisee in Louisville in the late 1980s, he became owner of Milwaukee-based Bridgeman Foods Inc., overseeing nearly 200 Wendy's restaurants in Milwaukee, Louisville, Nashville, St. Louis, Fort Myers, Fla., and Naples, Fla., The restaurants employed more than 6,000 people. "How you do it is the same way you learn to be best in anything, with a lot of hard work," Bridgeman said. "In my day, you got into basketball not for money but if you had a passion for the game. If you take that same passion into anything else, you will be successful."

Bill Bridges, Kansas - Averaged 23.6 ppg and 13.9 rpg with the Kansas City Steers in two ABL seasons before averaging 11.9 ppg and 11.9 rpg with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angles Lakers and Golden State Warriors in 13 NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1974-75. Business consultant in Los Angeles.

Audley Brindley, Dartmouth - Played 12 games with the New York Knicks in 1946-47. Employed by the General Foods Corporation before joining an advertising agency as an account executive. Died of cancer in November, 1957, at the age of 33.

Gus Broberg, Dartmouth - Played professional basketball briefly before World War II. After enlisting in the Marines as an aviator, he lost his right arm in a plane crash. Broberg went on to study law and become a respected judge in Florida.

Tal Brody, Illinois - Israel's first modern day sports hero was named the country's "Sportsman of the Year" in 1967 after Maccabi-Tel Aviv took second place in the European Cup Basketball Championships. In 1969, he guided Israel to its first Maccabiah Games basketball gold medal. In what was then the State of Israel's greatest international sporting achievement, the Brody-led Maccabi team defeated a team from Italy to capture the European Cup Championship in 1977. During his playing career, Brody's Maccabi-Tel Aviv teams captured 10 Israeli championships and six Israeli State Cups. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1979, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Gary Brokaw, Notre Dame - Averaged 8 ppg and 3 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Buffalo Braves in four NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1977-78. Assistant for his alma mater under Digger Phelps compiled a 72-74 head coaching record (.493) with Iona in five seasons from 1986-87 through 1990-91 before working for the Orlando Magic. Worked as NBA director of basketball operations in the mid-1990s. Assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats was hired to replace Sam Mitchell after he left to become head coach for the Toronto Raptors.

Price Brookfield, West Texas State - Averaged 5.6 ppg with the Chicago American Gears, Anderson Duffey Packers, Indianapolis Olympians and Rochester Royals in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1949-50. ....

Michael Brooks, La Salle - Averaged 12.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the San Diego Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets in six NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1987-88. He was MVP in the CBA with Albany in 1987-88. Played and coached in France after busting his knee.

Charley Brown, Seattle - After less than a year in the Army, he returned home to Chicago and became a social worker for the YMCA and played for the Jamaco Saints, a top national AAU team. Averaged 11.3 ppg in 10 games for Chicago in the North American Basketball League in 1965-66. Founded the Windy City Senior Basketball League in 1995. Longtime high school referee in the Chicago Public League was a member of the first all-black team to go downstate and the first squad from the Windy City to advance to the Illinois championship game.

Fred Brown, Iowa - Averaged 14.6 ppg and 3.3 apg with the Seattle SuperSonics in 13 seasons from 1971-72 through 1983-84. Vice-president of Bank of America in Seattle. Worked in commercial and residential real estate before and after serving as assistant VP of sales and marketing for the Goodwill Games when they were conducted in Seattle.

Gene Brown, San Francisco - Averaged 3.8 apg with the ABL's San Francisco Saints/Oakland Oaks in two seasons in 1961-62 and 1962-63. Police officer became San Francisco's first African-American sheriff. He also served in the community relations section of the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, the Small Business Administration, and a spot as recreation director at the San Francisco City and County Youth Guidance Center.

John Brown, Missouri - Averaged 7.4 ppg and 4.4 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in seven NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1979-80. Worked in the real estate industry in Rolla, Mo.

Skip Brown, Wake Forest - President of a couple of banks in Winston-Salem, N.C., before joining his alma mater as assistant athletic director for student-athlete development and operations finance.

Omar "Bud" Browning, Oklahoma - AAU All-American first-team selection with Kansas City squads in 1935 and 1936. Played AAU basketball with Phillips 66 Oilers in 1936-37, 1937-38, 1942-43 and 1945-46. President of NIBL coached 1948 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic team. Coach of Phillips Oilers for 12 seasons from mid-1940s to mid-1960s worked for Phillips for more than 30 years.

Quinn Buckner, Indiana - Averaged 8.2 ppg and 4.3 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers in 10 NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1985-86. Compiled a 13-69 record (.159) as coach of the Dallas Mavericks in one season in 1993-94. Network TV analyst before serving in a similar capacity for the Indiana Pacers.

Art Bunte, Utah - Played several seasons of AAU basketball with the D-C Truckers before Colorado transfer turned to a career in the trucking business with offices in Denver, Salt Lake City and Virginia (where he retired).

Bill Buntin, Michigan - Averaged 7.7 ppg and 6 rpg with the Detroit Pistons in one NBA season in 1965-66. Collapsed and died during an informal workout one day after his 26th birthday in May 1968.

Luther "Ticky" Burden, Utah - Averaged 19.9 ppg with the Virginia Squires in one ABA season in 1975-76 before averaging 5.5 ppg with the New York Knicks in two NBA seasons in 1976-77 and 1977-78. Sentenced in August 1984 to the two years he already served in an update New York prison stemming from his involvement in a bank robbery of $18,000 in Hempstead, N.Y., in 1980 just five blocks from his house. Originally sentenced to six to 18 years after three associates struck deals with the state and testified against him. But he was released when a court ruled that police didn't have a search warrant when they raided his home. Upon release, he bounced back by promoting concerts and overseeing his own financial consulting company. Longtime counselor at a YWCA near his Winston-Salem, N.C., home.

Frank Burgess, Gonzaga - Averaged 15.3 ppg with the ABL's Hawaii Chiefs in 1961-62 before entering law school at his alma mater. Became a U.S. magistrate in 1981 in Tacoma, Wash., after working for that city as a prosecutor before entering into a private law practice partnership. Appointed U.S. District Court Judge of Western Washington in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.

Tommy Burleson, North Carolina State - Averaged 9.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Kansas City Kings and Atlanta Hawks in seven NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1980-81. Bought into a successful electrical supply business and raced speedboats as a hobby. Department head/building inspector for Avery County in North Carolina.

Don Burness, Stanford - Served in U.S. military during World War II. Played for the Oakland Bitters AAU team for two seasons in 1946-47 and 1947-48.

Jim Burns, Northwestern - Played in three games with the NBA's Chicago Bulls before averaging 4.7 ppg with the ABA's Dallas Chaparrals in 1967-68. U.S. attorney for the Northern Illinois District.

Bob Burrow, Kentucky - Averaged 5.7 ppg and 4.4 rpg with the Rochester Royals and Minneapolis Lakers in two NBA seasons in 1956-57 and 1957-58. Assistant superintendent for the Ft. Knox, Ky., school district.

Lawrence Butler, Idaho State - Living in hometown of Slater, Mo., after the turn of the century.

Leo Byrd, Marshall - Played AAU basketball for several years before becoming a businessman in his college hometown. He died in a fire in his own home.

Michael Cage, San Diego State - Averaged 7.3 ppg and 7.6 rpg with five different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1984-85 through 1997-98 and 1999-2000. Color analyst in his hometown area for the Memphis Grizzlies' TV games.

Carl Cain, Iowa - After being discharged from the Army, he worked on the assembly line at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. Later, he worked in the Los Angeles area as a probation counselor/officer. Cain also worked in Chicago for Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S., then was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa, where he worked for a bank before being employed by Iowa Power and Light Company as director of consumer affairs.

Joe Caldwell, Arizona State - Averaged 15.2 ppg and 5.1 rpg with the Detroit Pistons and St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks in six NBA seasons from 1964-65 through 1969-70 before averaging 17.5 ppg and 5.6 rpg with the Carolina Cougars and Spirits of St. Louis in five ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1974-75. Worked as a legal assistant at his lawyer's firm in Tempe, Ariz., after suing a defunct ABA franchise (Spirits of St. Louis) for withheld and deferred salary and the Spirits owners/front office for allegedly blacklisting him in the mid-1970s.

Corky Calhoun, Penn - Averaged 5.3 ppg and 3.6 rpg with the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers in eight NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1979-80. Worked for a quarter century with the ExxonMobil Oil Corporation. Among his responsibilities as Franchise Recruiting Manager was evaluating and approval of prospective franchise dealers who seek to own and operate an Exxon or Mobil service station.

Bob Calihan, Detroit - Played briefly with the World Pro Basketball Tournament champion Detroit Eagles in 1940-41 (7.9 ppg) before enlisting in the Navy during World War II and being assigned to a destroyer escort in the South Pacific. When the war concluded, Calihan played for the NBL's Chicago Bears, Flint Dow A.C and Syracuse, finishing his pro career with an average of 11 ppg. Posted a 306-237 record and advanced to postseason tournaments four times during his 21 years as coach of the Titans. Forced out as coach by UD's athletic board in 1970, he remained as athletic director, a position he had held since 1965, until his retirement in 1977.

Dan Callandrillo, Seton Hall - Worked on Wall Street while living in Spring Lake on Jersey Shore.

Ernie Calverley, Rhode Island - Averaged 3.5 ppg as a professional for Providence in three seasons from 1946-47 through 1948-49. Served as URI's head coach for 10 seasons from 1957-58 through 1966-67 before becoming associate athletic director for his alma mater another 20 years.

Marcus Camby, Massachusetts - Averaged 9.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 2.4 bpg with the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets in 17 NBA seasons from 1996-97 through 2012-13.

Larry Cannon, La Salle - Averaged 17.7 ppg, 3 rpg and 3.7 apg with the Miami Floridians, Denver Rockets, Memphis Pros and Indiana Pacers in four ABA seasons from 1969-70 to 1973-74 before averaging 6.2 ppg in 19 games with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in 1973-74. Coaches the boys' team at The Shipley School, a private institution in Bryn Mawr (near Villanova). Previously lived in Florida.

Joe Capua, Wyoming - Played several seasons of AAU basketball with the Denver-Chicago Truckers before living in Dallas, where he owned and operated an apparel company. Died in mid-February 1988 of a massive heart attack in his kitchen after a gym workout.

Howie Carl, DePaul - Averaged 5.5 ppg with the Chicago Packers in one NBA season in 1961-62. Resides in the Chicago suburbs and is involved in several different business ventures.

Bob Carney, Bradley - Averaged 3.6 ppg in 19 games with the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers in 1954-55 after serving in the Air Force as a Jet B-47 Bomber pilot. General insurance agent in Pekin, Ill.-area for 45 years.

Antoine Carr, Wichita State - Averaged 9.3 ppg and 3.4 rpg with six different NBA teams in 16 seasons from 1984-85 through 1999-2000. Laid carpet for a company in Salt Lake City.

Austin Carr, Notre Dame - Averaged 15.4 ppg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks and Washington Bullets in 10 NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1980-81. TV analyst and director of community and business development for the Cavs.

Kenny Carr, North Carolina State - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 7.4 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers in 10 NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1986-87. Owned and operated a construction business in Portland, Ore.

Chris Carrawell, Duke - Played overseas, including Holland, before being hired by his alma mater as Athletics Outreach Coordinator. He organized and carried out all aspects of the Verizon Read with the Blue Devils program, keeping track of all athletics' community service hours and activities, assisting coaches and teams in implementing community service initiatives, communicating the community service efforts to other departments in athletics and accompanying student-athletes to major service events.

Joe Barry Carroll, Purdue - Averaged 17.7 ppg and 7.7 rpg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1980-81 through 1990-91. Set up the Broadview Foundation, which helped youth in Denver generate funds toward their college educations. Ran a consulting group in Atlanta.

Howard Carter, Louisiana State - Averaged 5.3 ppg with the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks in two NBA seasons in 1983-84 and 1984-85. Played nearly a decade in France, eventually becoming a French citizen and competing on the French national team. He also played in Greece and the Philippines.

Reggie Carter, Hawaii/St. John's - Averaged 3.5 ppg with the New York Knicks in two NBA seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82. Assistant principal at Mineola High School on Long Island in December 1999 when he died at the age of 42 from complications of sarcoidosis, a disease of unknown origin that results in lesions and had affected his heart.

Bill Cartwright, San Francisco - Averaged 13.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Seattle SuperSonics in 15 NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1994-95. Bulls assistant coach before succeeding Tim Floyd as bench boss midway through the 2001-02 campaign. Two years later, he was replaced in mid-season. Went on to become an aide to Terry Porter with the Phoenix Suns.

Joe Cavanaugh, Canisius - Secretary-Treasurer of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company and Buffalo Bisons hockey franchise, which were both owned by the same trio of brothers.

Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas - Averaged 30.1 ppg, 22.9 rpg and 4.4 apg with the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers in 14 NBA seasons from 1959-60 through 1972-73. Made a fortune in the restaurant business, designed homes, owned racehorses and played professional volleyball. Also wrote four books: Wilt; A View From Above; Chamberlain House: The Possible Dream, and Who's Running the Asylum: The Insane World of Sports Today.

Jerry Chambers, Utah - Averaged 8.3 ppg and 3.2 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, San Diego Conquistadors and San Antonio Spurs in six NBA/ABA seasons from 1966-67 to 1973-74. Worked for the L.A. city parks and recreation department for many years.

Rex Chapman, Kentucky - Averaged 14.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 2.7 apg with the Charlotte Hornets, Washington Bullets, Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns in 12 NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 1999-2000. TNT color commentator served as director of operations for the Suns before becoming vice president of player personnel for the Denver Nuggets.

Len Chappell, Wake Forest - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg with eight different NBA franchises in nine seasons from 1962-63 through 1970-71 before averaging 7.7 ppg and 4 rpg with the Dallas Chaparrals in one ABA season in 1971-72. Owner of an athletic imprinting and awards business in the Milwaukee suburb of New Berlin.

Lorenzo Charles, North Carolina State - Averaged 3.4 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks in one NBA season in 1985-86 before a global odyssey playing in Italy, Turkey, Spain, Sweden and Argentina. Returned to Raleigh in 1997 to play for the Cougars of the United States Basketball League. He then became an assistant coach for the Fargo/Moorhead Beez of the International Basketball Association. After his playing career ended, he began driving buses and limousines. Charles worked for Elite Coach, a limo and bus company based in Apex, N.C., when he died in June 2011 as the charter bus he was driving with no passengers aboard crashed along Interstate 40 in Raleigh.

Ken Charlton, Colorado - Ravaged by several knee operations, he sold real estate in Arvada, Colo., for several years before joining a bank in a public relations capacity. He then became a top executive with a couple of banks. In 1993, Charlton was named president and CEO of Denver-based Banc One Colorado Corp., a $3 billion bank holding company with more than 40 banking centers in the state.

Calbert Cheaney, Indiana - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 3.2 rpg with the Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors in 13 NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 2005-06. Worked in the Warriors' front office as a special assistant before he was hired at his alma mater as director of basketball operations under coach Tom Crean. Joined SLU as an assistant coach under former IU player Jim Crews prior to the 2013-14 campaign.

Derrick Chievous, Missouri - Averaged 7.1 ppg and 2.4 rpg with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers in three NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 1990-91. Charged with felony stealing in May, 2001, for allegedly taking items from the United Parcel Service terminal in Columbia, Mo., where he had worked.

Randolph Childress, Wake Forest - Averaged 2.4 ppg with the Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons in two seasons in 1995-96 and 1996-97 before competing professionally in Europe. Joined his alma mater as director of player development in the spring of 2012.

Tom Chilton, East Tennessee State - Living in Madison, Ind., in 2007 when his No. 42 jersey came out of retirement so NJCAA Division II player of the year Kevin Tiggs could wear it.

Bill Chmielewski, Dayton - Played for ABL's Philadelphia franchise (10.4 ppg and 7.4 rpg in 1962-63), EBL's Trenton franchise (12.2 ppg and 10.8 rpg in 1962-63) and NABL's Battle Creek franchise (11.8 ppg and 10 rpg in 1966-67). Operated his own electrical contracting business in the Dayton area. He was still playing competitive basketball with other seniors after the turn of the century, earning a bronze medal in the 55-plus division of the 2000 World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

Jim Chones, Marquette - Averaged 13.1 ppg and 7.5 rpg with the New York Nets and Carolina Cougars in two ABA seasons in 1972-73 and 1973-74 before averaging 12.3 ppg and 8.3 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Bullets in eight NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1981-82. Worked as an analyst for the Cavs on SportsChannel and for a couple of brokerage firms.

Chuck Chuckovits, Toledo - Led NBL in points in 1941-42 with Toledo after playing for Hammond in 1939-40. Labor negotiation executive with Owens-Illinois Company.

Tom Churchill, Oklahoma - Signed a professional baseball contract to play in the New York Yankees' farm system before ending his career because of a damaged shoulder. Coached several years at New Mexico before leaving the profession. Worked as a hotel and club manager with jobs that took him and his family all over the country--Mississippi, California, Nevada and Florida.

Jim Cleamons, Ohio State - Averaged 8.3 ppg, 3 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Washington Bullets in seven NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1979-80. Head coach of Youngstown State and the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Assistant coach with Furman, Ohio State, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.

Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State - Averaged 3.6 ppg and 1.9 apg with the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers and Seattle SuperSonics in six NBA seasons from 2000-01 through 2005-06 before playing in Greece. TV analyst for the CBS Sports Network.

Charles Cleveland, Alabama - Parks & Recreation Director (Tuscaloosa & Bibb Counties).

Bill Closs, Rice - Averaged 8.2 ppg with the Indianapolis Kautskys, Anderson Duffey Packers, Philadelphia Warriors and Fort Wayne Pistons in six NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1951-52. President and owner of two companies that distributed sporting goods/apparel retired from Reebok.

Vinnie Cohen, Syracuse - Partner in a law firm, Hogan and Hartson, in Washington, D.C.

Derrick Coleman, Syracuse - Averaged 16.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.3 bpg with the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons in 15 NBA seasons from 1990-91 through 2004-05. Purchased land in Detroit to build a pizza shop, cellular phone store and upscale barber shop to accompany an ultra hip Snyx Sneaker Studio built in a strip mall dubbed Coleman's Corner. Finished requirements for his diploma in 2015.

Marvin Colen, Loyola (Ill.) - Played six games with Chicago/Sheboygan (NBL) in 1939-40. Also played in the BBYO (B'nai B'rith Youth Organization) League in Chicago and at Fort Custer in Michigan during World War II.

Don Collins, Washington State - Averaged 9.8 ppg and 2.8 rpg with four different NBA teams in six seasons from 1980-81 through 1986-87. He had two 63-point scoring games in the minor leagues, both in 1986, in the CBA and USBL. Led the Tampa Bay Thrillers to three consecutive CBA titles before spending several seasons playing in France and Switzerland.

Doug Collins, Illinois State - Averaged 17.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.3 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers in eight NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1980-81. Network TV analyst compiled a 332-287 record (.536) as coach of the Chicago Bulls (1986-87 through 1988-89), Detroit Pistons (1995-96 through 1997-98) and Washington Wizards (2001-02 and 2002-03). Returned to coaching in 2010-11 with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Jimmy Collins, New Mexico State - Averaged 3.8 ppg with the Chicago Bulls in two NBA seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72. Illinois-Chicago's all-time winningest coach (retired after 2009-10) started a trucking business in Chicago before becoming a hearing officer for the Cook County Probation Department for six years and serving as an assistant under Lou Henson at Illinois.

Dallas Comegys, DePaul - Averaged 6 ppg and 3.2 rpg with the New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs in two NBA seasons in 1987-88 and 1988-89. Had a decade-long playing career overseas. Coached at AAU level in Philadelphia area where he grew up.

Ed Conlin, Fordham - Averaged 10.1 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Syracuse Nationals, Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia Warriors in seven NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1961-62. President of Conlin & Conlin in Montclair, N.J.

Lester Conner, Oregon State - Averaged 6.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 3.9 apg with seven different NBA teams in 12 NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1994-95. Served as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.

Bobby Cook, Wisconsin - Averaged 8.9 ppg with the Sheboygan Redskins in two NBL/NBA seasons in 1948-49 and 1949-50. Owned a Ford dealership in Lake Geneva, Wis.

Chuck Cooper, Duquesne - Averaged 6.7 ppg and 5.9 rpg with the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks and Fort Wayne Pistons in six NBA seasons from 1950-51 through 1955-56. Served on his hometown school board in Pittsburgh before becoming the city's first black department head as a Park and Recreation director.

Michael Cooper, New Mexico - Averaged 8.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 4.2 apg with the Los Angeles Lakers in 12 NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1989-90. Coached the Los Angeles Sparks to a WNBA championship.

Chris Corchiani, North Carolina State - Averaged 3.7 ppg and 2.2 apg with the Orlando Magic, Washington Bullets and Boston Celtics in three NBA seasons from 1991-92 through 1993-94. Involved in several businesses in Raleigh while playing in Europe.

Dave Corzine, DePaul - Averaged 8.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg with five different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1978-79 through 1990-91. Resides in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, providing color commentary for his alma mater on radio. Co-owned a ticket agency in St. Charles, Ill., and sold real estate. He also coached the CBA's Chicago Rockers and was licensed as a real-estate appraiser. Opened a store in 2001 to sell refurbished major appliances before incurring a catastrophic fire estimated at $1.2 million.

Kresimir Cosic, Brigham Young - Deputy Ambassador to the United States for Croatia before dying of cancer in May, 1995, at the age of 46.

Norm Cottom, Purdue - Played two years with the professional Indianapolis Kautskys. After attending U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, he coached at several Indiana high schools. In 1952, he moved to Fullerton, Calif., to become chairman of the social studies department at a local high school.

Mel Counts, Oregon State - Averaged 8.3 ppg and 6 rpg with five different NBA teams in 12 NBA seasons from 1964-65 through 1975-76. Worked in real estate for Coldwell Banker in Woodburn, Ore.

Bob Cousy, Holy Cross - Averaged 18.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 7.5 apg with the Boston Celtics and Cincinnati Royals in 14 NBA seasons from 1950-51 through 1962-63 and 1969-70. Posted a 117-38 record (.755) as Boston College's coach in six seasons from 1963-64 through 1968-69. Compiled a 141-209 record (.403) as coach of the Cincinnati Royals/Kansas City-Omaha Kings for five seasons from 1969-70 to 1973-74.

Dave Cowens, Florida State - Averaged 17.6 ppg, 13.6 rpg and 3.8 apg with the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks in 11 NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1982-83. Compiled a 161-191 record (.457) as head coach of the Celtics (1978-79), Charlotte Hornets (1996-97 through 1998-99) and Golden State Warriors (2000-01 and 2001-02). Operated a basketball school in his name at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.

Johnny Cox, Kentucky - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.8 rpg with the Chicago Zephyrs in one NBA season in 1962-63 after averaging 18.5 ppg (sixth in the league) with the Cleveland Pipers in one ABL season in 1961-62. Insurance agent in Hazard, Ky.

Wesley Cox, Louisville - Averaged 4.6 ppg and 2.8 rpg with the Golden State Warriors in two NBA seasons in 1977-78 and 1978-79. Teacher in Louisville.

Cliff Crandall, Oregon State - Worked as an insurance agent in the Portland, Ore., area.

Claire Cribbs, Pittsburgh - Assembled a successful coaching career in the Pennsylvania and Ohio high school ranks.

Russ Critchfield, California - Averaged 3.4 ppg with the Oakland Oaks in one ABA season in 1968-69. Served as an assistant coach for several Far West universities before coaching Butte Community College (Calif.).

Terry Cummings, DePaul - Averaged 16.4 ppg and 7.3 rpg with seven different NBA teams in 18 seasons from 1982-83 through 1999-2000. His entertainment group signed a recording deal with Pyramid/Fontana in June, 2005.

Billy Cunningham, North Carolina - Averaged 21.2 ppg and 10.4 rpg with the Philadelphia 76ers and Carolina Cougars in 11 NBA/ABA seasons from 1965-66 through 1975-76. Compiled a 454-196 record (.698) as coach of the 76ers for eight seasons from 1977-78 through 1984-85. Executive with Miami Heat and president of Cunningham Corporation in Philadelphia.

Bill Curley, Boston College - Averaged 2.7 ppg and 2 rpg with five different NBA teams in five seasons in 1994-95 and from 1997-98 through 2000-01. Ran summer basketball camps in his hometown of Duxbury, Mass., and served as a volunteer assistant at Emerson College under his BC coach (Jim O'Brien).

Dell Curry, Virginia Tech - Averaged 11.7 ppg with five different NBA teams in 16 seasons from 1986-87 through 2001-02. Worked for the NBA expansion team Charlotte Bobcats.

Quintin Dailey, San Francisco - Averaged 14.1 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle SuperSonics in 10 NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1991-92. Worked in Las Vegas as a county basketball program administrator, dealing with at-risk adults and teens, helping them to channel anger and resolve conflict. Died naturally of hypertensive cardiovascular disease in Vegas in mid-November 2010 at the age of 49.

Howie Dallmar, Penn - Averaged 9.6 ppg with the Philadelphia Warriors in three NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1948-49. Compiled a 369-315 record (.539) as coach of Penn (six seasons from 1948-49 through 1953-54) and Stanford (21 seasons from 1954-55 through 1974-75).

Irwin Dambrot, CCNY - Became a dentist in New York City.

Louie Dampier, Kentucky - Averaged 18.9 ppg and 5.6 apg with the Kentucky Colonels in nine ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1975-76 before averaging 6.7 ppg and 2.8 apg with the San Antonio Spurs in three NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1978-79. Owned an audio-visual company in Louisville before becoming an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets.

Mel Daniels, New Mexico State - Averaged 18.7 ppg and 15.1 rpg with the Minnesota Muskies, Indiana Pacers and Memphis Sounds in eight ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1974-75 before averaging 3.5 ppg and 3.1 rpg with the New York Nets in one NBA season in 1976-77. Assistant coach and director of player personnel for the Pacers.

Adrian Dantley, Notre Dame - Averaged 24.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 3 apg with seven different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1976-77 through 1990-91. Worked in player development with the Denver Nuggets. Conducted an annual basketball camp for collegiate and professional players. Also worked as a crossing guard in Montgomery County, Md. "I didn't want to sit around the house all day," Dantley said. "It's not beneath me. I'm a regular guy."

Chuck Darling, Iowa - Geology student toiled for Phillips 66. He was the firm's senior exploration geologist for a division in Shreveport, La.

Jim Darrow, Bowling Green - Played in five games for the NBA's St. Louis Hawks in 1961-62. High school basketball coach at Shelby, Mich., and his hometown of Akron, Ohio (Green and St. Vincent Catholic) before working 13 years for a trucking company in Akron until his death in June, 1987.

Brad Daugherty, North Carolina - Averaged 19 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 3.7 apg with the Cleveland Cavaliers in eight NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 1993-94 before retiring because of a back injury. Worked as a TV basketball analyst for ESPN and CBS, but his post-playing passion was auto racing. He owned race teams in the NASCAR/Craftsman Truck Series and Busch Grand National stock car circuit. Also served as a NASCAR commentator for ESPN.

Bob Davies, Seton Hall - Played two seasons in the American Basketball League with the Brooklyn Indians and New York Gothams before averaging 13.7 ppg with the Rochester Royals in 10 NBL/NBA seasons from 1945-46 through 1954-55. Worked as a sales promotion executive with the Converse Rubber Company. Lived in Florida where he eventually retired.

A.W. Davis, Tennessee - Coach in high school, Tennessee (assistant) and junior college (Walters State) before entering private business in his hometown of Rutledge, Tenn. Served several years on the Volunteers' broadcast team.

Berkley "Bill" Davis, Kentucky - Retired GE Vice President in Fairfield, Iowa.

Charlie Davis, Wake Forest - Averaged 8.9 ppg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers in three NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1973-74. Worked in alma mater's athletic department before becoming athletic director at Bowie State and North Carolina A&T.

Dwight Davis, Houston - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 5.9 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in five NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1976-77 before addiction problems sidetracked his career. Living in New Hampshire and working for the NBA in community development. Dedicated to a variety of community-oriented programs, his time is focused on New Heights, an out-of-school program with a mission to help teens make a successful transition to adulthood by providing health-related opportunities and programs that foster respect for themselves, others and the environment. Davis also works in the business world utilizing his real estate license.

Mel Davis, St. John's - Averaged 5.3 ppg and 4.3 rpg with the New York Knicks and New York Nets in four NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1976-77. Executive director of the NBA's retired players association.

Ralph Davis, Cincinnati - Averaged 8 ppg and 2.8 apg with the Cincinnati Royals and Chicago Packers in two NBA seasons in 1960-61 and 1961-62. School administrator in hometown of Muncie, Ind.

Johnny Dawkins, Duke - Averaged 11.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 5.5 apg with the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons in nine NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 1994-95. Assistant coach at his alma mater under Mike Krzyzewski for 11 seasons from 1997-98 through 2007-08 before becoming head coach for Stanford.

Todd Day, Arkansas - Averaged 12.3 ppg and 3.4 rpg with five different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1992-93 to 2000-01. Played for the Arkansas Rimrockers and Arkansas Aeros in the ABA and overseas in Qatar. Coached the Arkansas Impact of the Premier Basketball League.

Dave DeBusschere, Detroit - Eight-time All-Star averaged 16.1 ppg and 11 rpg with the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks in 12 NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1973-74. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Compiled a 79-143 record (.356) as coach of the Pistons for three seasons from 1964-65 through 1966-67. Served as vice-president/general manager of the New York Nets and as the ABA commissioner in its final season (1975-76) before returning to the Knicks as executive vice-president and director of basketball operations from 1982 to 1986.

Archie Dees, Indiana - Averaged 8.1 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Cincinnati Royals, Detroit Pistons and St. Louis Hawks in four NBA seasons from 1958-59 through 1961-62. Longtime insurance agent was also a greeter at a casino in French Lick, Ind.

Lewis "Pick" Dehner, Illinois - Scored 15 points in one game with Hammond (NBL) in 1938-39. High school basketball and baseball coach in East St. Louis. Early in the 1971-72 campaign, he became only the fifth basketball coach in Illinois prep history to reach the 500-win plateau with one high school. The next season, his 22-4 team compiled East Side's best record in 28 years.

Tony Delk, Kentucky - Averaged 9.1 ppg and 2.5 rpg with eight different NBA franchises in 10 seasons from 1996-97 through 2005-06 before playing overseas in Greece and Puerto Rico.

Marvin Delph, Arkansas - Played with Athletes in Action for a few years before selling cancer insurance in Conway, Ark.

Fennis Dembo, Wyoming - Averaged 1.2 ppg with the Detroit Pistons in one NBA season in 1988-89. Counselor for troubled teens in the Birmingham, Ala., area. After working in juvenile justice, he worked in his hometown of San Antonio for the water system while returning to school studying civil engineering.

Walt "Corky" Devlin, George Washington - Averaged 7.1 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons and Minneapolis Lakers in three NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1957-58. Compulsive gambler, married to a regular singer on the Arthur Godfrey Show, consistently stole money from his family and was penniless when migrating to a Trappist monastery in Kentucky. His addiction is depicted in a book about him called "In Search of Corky."

John Dick, Oregon - Lived in Eugene, Ore., after retiring as a rear admiral from the U.S. Navy.

Michael Dickerson, Arizona - Averaged 15.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.6 apg with the Houston Rockets and Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies in five NBA seasons from 1998-99 through 2002-03 before his career was stalled by a sports hernia.

Dick Dickey, North Carolina State - Averaged 2.8 ppg with the Boston Celtics in one NBA season in 1951-52. Retired in Marion, Ind., after 31 years in the insurance business.

Ernie DiGregorio, Providence - Averaged 9.6 ppg and 5.1 apg with the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in five NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1977-78. Sold electrical supplies, paper boxes and lumber before becoming celebrity host at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Bob Dille, Valparaiso - Averaged 6.3 ppg with the NBL's Hammond Ciesar All-Americans in three games in 1940-41 before averaging 5.2 ppg with the Detroit Pistons in one NBA season in 1946-47. Coached several high schools in Indiana, including Northrup (Fort Wayne) to a 28-1 record and state championship in 1974.

John "Hook" Dillon, North Carolina - Played in 22 games with the NBA's Washington Capitols in 1949-50. Owned an insurance agency in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Terry Dischinger, Purdue - Averaged 13.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg with the Chicago Zephyrs, Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers in nine NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1972-73. Became an orthodontist in Portland, Ore.

Juan Dixon, Maryland - Averaged 8.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.8 apg with four different NBA teams in seven seasons from 2002-03 through 2008-09 before briefly playing overseas. Named a special assistant to coach Mark Turgeon with his alma mater after the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

Wilfred "Gus" Doerner, Evansville - Averaged 4.6 ppg with the Indianapolis Kautskys and Fort Wayne Pistons in the mid-1940s. Opened a series of Tri-State sporting goods stores that still bear his name.

Bob Doll, Colorado - Averaged 8.3 ppg with the St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets in four NBA/NBL seasons from 1946-47 through 1949-50.

Bruce Douglas, Illinois - Played in eight games with the NBA's Sacramento Kings in 1986-87 before playing for the CBA's Rockford Lightning. Worked as a youth counselor in the Chicago area as an associate minister of the Broadview Baptist Church. He conducted an annual summer clinic in his hometown of Quincy, Ill., called Hoops for Christ Basketball Camp. Employed as a center manager for Commonwealth Edison.

Leon Douglas, Alabama - Averaged 7.9 ppg and 6.5 rpg with the Detroit Pistons and Kansas City Kings in seven NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1982-83 before an even longer career in Europe. HA-LO Marketing in Troy, Mich., prior to entering the coaching profession (Stillman and Tuskegee).

Sherman Douglas, Syracuse - Averaged 11 ppg and 5.9 apg with five different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1989-90 through 2000-01.

Lloyd "Sonny" Dove, St. John's - Averaged 3.1 ppg and 2 rpg with the Detroit Pistons in two NBA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69 before averaging 13.8 ppg and 7.4 rpg with the New York Nets in three ABA seasons from 1969-70 through 1971-72. Worked as a television reporter in Florida. Radio commentator for his alma mater when he died at the age of 37 in mid-February 1983 of injuries suffered when a taxicab he was moonlight driving plunged into a canal in Brooklyn.

Dave Downey, Illinois - Extremely successful insurance executive based in his college hometown (Champaign). He owned the AAA franchise of the San Francisco Giants in San Jose as well as many other business ventures.

Steve Downing, Indiana - Averaged 2.4 ppg with the Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1973-74 and 1974-75. Worked at IUPUI, where he earned his master's in counseling. He joined his alma mater's athletic department in 1979 and became an associate athletic director before following Bob Knight and accepting a similar position at Texas Tech. Downing was hired by Marian University, an NAIA school in Indianapolis, as athletic director in late summer 2011.

Clyde Drexler, Houston - Averaged 20.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 5.6 apg with the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets in 15 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1997-98. After coaching his alma mater for two seasons (19-39 record in 1998-99 and 1999-2000), he became a front-office executive and assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets.

Terry Driscoll, Boston College - Averaged 4.1 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Milwaukee Bucks and Spirits of St. Louis in five NBA/ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1974-75 after one year in Italy. He returned to Italy for three more campaigns before an injury forced his retirement. Driscoll then coached his former team to two Italian League championships before coming back to the U.S. He became an athletic sales promotion agent and marketing executive before launching an event management and services company. He accepted a position as athletics director at William & Mary in the mid-1990s.

Walter Dukes, Seton Hall - After two seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters, he averaged 10.4 ppg and 11.3 rpg with the New York Knicks, Minneapolis Lakers and Detroit Pistons in eight NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1962-63. He graduated in 1960 from New York Law School and was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1961, but was found guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court in 1975 of practicing law without a license, having been suspended from the Michigan bar for failing to pay mandatory dues. The heat in his Detroit home had been shut off because of unpaid bills before he was found dead in mid-March 2001 by police called to his home by a sister who had not seen him for some time.

"Sweet" Lou Dunbar, Houston - Played professionally in Switzerland before becoming a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for more than 25 years. Coached youth basketball and conducted private lessons in the Houston area. Founder of the R&B outfit, The GT 5, 6, Seven, which had a minor hit in 1985 called "Pass The Rock."

T.R. Dunn, Alabama - Averaged 5.1 ppg and 4.4 rpg with the Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns in 14 NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1990-91. Head coach of the WNBA's Charlotte Sting before becoming an assistant men's coach at his alma mater.

Devin Durrant, Brigham Young - Averaged 5 ppg with the Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns in two NBA seasons in 1984-85 and 1985-86. Played professionally in Europe from 1986 to 1988. Owned various real estate companies, conducted his own basketball camp for nine years and worked three years as an assistant basketball coach for the Timpanogos Utah) High School girl's team. Wrote a book called "Raising an All-American: Helping Your Child Excel in Athletics (and in life)." Speaker for numerous youth groups has been actively involved as a volunteer, serving and counseling hundreds of young adults over a couple of decades.

Ken Durrett, La Salle - Averaged 4 ppg with the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City-Omaha Kings and Philadelphia 76ers in four NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1974-75. Girls' basketball coach and community volunteer when he died of an apparent heart attack in Wilkinsburg, Pa., in January 2001 at the age of 52.

Dennis DuVal, Syracuse - Averaged 1.9 ppg with the Washington Bullets and Atlanta Hawks in two NBA seasons in 1974-75 and 1975-76. Entered law enforcement and became Syracuse's first black Chief of Police.

Bill Ebben, Detroit - Played in eight games with the NBA's Detroit Pistons in 1957-58. Worked in management level for the AT&T Foundation.

Paul Ebert, Ohio State - Became director of the American College of Surgeons in 1986. Nationally-recognized authority on children's thoracic and cardiovascular surgery was listed in Who's Who in America.

Dwight "Dike" Eddleman, Illinois - Averaged 12.1 ppg with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Milwaukee Hawks and Fort Wayne Pistons in four NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1952-53. He retired in November, 1992 after 23 years directing fund-raising efforts for his alma mater's athletic department.

Keith Edmonson, Purdue - Averaged 6 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets in two NBA seasons in 1982-83 and 1983-84. Played overseas in France, Belgium and Spain. Became a players' agent and conducted youth basketball summer camps in his hometown of San Antonio.

Jay Edwards, Indiana - Played in four games with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers in 1989-90. Beset by drug and alcohol problems, he played in CBA and overseas (Argentina, Israel, Philippines, Spain and Venezuela). Worked for an auto dealership in the Chicago area and as a technician for a pipe supplier in Bay St. Louis, Miss., before working with high schoolers in Muncie, Ind., at a youth basketball camp.

LeRoy "Cowboy" Edwards, Kentucky - Got married and worked for a local rubber company in Indianapolis after leaving college early. Averaged 10 ppg with the Oshkosh All-Stars in 12 NBL seasons from 1937-38 through 1948-49, leading the league in points his first three years. He later operated a bar in Oshkosh.

Frank Ehmann, Northwestern - Held numerous executive positions, including president and COO during a 28-year career with American Hospital Supply Corporation. He was named president and COO of United Stationers, Inc., in 1987.

Bob Elliott, Arizona - Averaged 7 ppg and 3.6 rpg with the New Jersey Nets in three NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1980-81 before playing a year in Italy. Owner of an accounting, tax and management advisory services company also serves as a TV and radio analyst on college basketball games. Involved in community affairs around Tucson, Elliott was on the board of directors of a medical center, the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and Airport Authority. He also is a life member of the NAACP and has been appointed twice to the Arizona Governor's Department of Corrections Venture Team Board.

Sean Elliott, Arizona - Averaged 14.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 2.6 apg with the San Antonio Spurs and Detroit Pistons in 12 seasons from 1989-90 through 2000-01. TV analyst for the Spurs before accepting a similar position with ESPN.

Maurice "Bo" Ellis, Marquette - Averaged 3.6 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Denver Nuggets in three NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1979-80. Coach of Chicago State for five seasons from 1998-99 to 2002-03 between stints as an assistant for his alma mater. Also spent time as a sports administrator for Chicago Public Schools and a Developmental League and college scout with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dale Ellis, Tennessee - Averaged 15.7 ppg and 3.5 rpg with six different NBA teams in 17 seasons from 1983-84 through 1999-2000.

LeRoy Ellis Sr., St. John's - Averaged 9.7 ppg and 8.3 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Baltimore Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers in 14 NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1975-76. After retiring, he made his home in Portland for several years before moving to Los Angeles, managing a tire store and working in property management. While two of his sons starred in Oregon prep basketball, he continued playing long after his pro career concluded, including being a part of several Senior Masters Games national championship teams sponsored by the East Bank Saloon in Portland.

Pervis Ellison, Louisville - Averaged 9.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 1.6 bpg with the Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets and Boston Celtics in 11 NBA seasons from 1989-90 through 1997-98, 1999-2000 and 2000-01. Coached basketball for various teams throughout Southern New Jersey, including his son, Malik, at Life Center Academy.

Len Elmore, Maryland - Averaged 10.6 ppg and 7.9 rpg with the Indiana Pacers in two ABA seasons in 1974-75 and 1975-76 before averaging 4.6 ppg and 4.2 rpg with five different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1976-77 through 1983-84. Practiced law, served as a player agent and was a network TV analyst.

Howard Engleman, Kansas - After serving in the military during World War II, he played two years for the Phillips 66ers, an AAU powerhouse, before becoming an assistant coach under legendary Phog Allen. Engleman filled in as his alma mater's interim head coach during the 1947 season when Allen took ill.

Gene Englund, Wisconsin - Averaged 10.9 ppg with the Oshkosh All-Stars in the National Professional Basketball League in seven seasons from 1941-42 through 1948-49 before averaging 7.8 ppg with the Boston Celtics and Tri-Cities Blackhawks in one NBA season in 1949-50. After his playing career, he was a basketball official in the Big Ten and NBA.

Bill Erickson, Illinois - Coached at Freeport, Ill., High School before becoming the first coach for the Rockford (Ill.) College men's basketball program. Also worked as personnel director for Elco Tool and Screw in Rockford and later became the assistant vice president of a local bank (American National).

Keith Erickson, UCLA - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg with the San Francisco Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns in 12 NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1976-77. Broadcaster for the Suns also was a businessman who lived in Santa Monica, Calif.

Vinnie Ernst, Providence - Delivered packages part-time for Airline Services Incorporated when he died in December 1996 at the age of 54. Previously, he was a part-owner of a restaurant in downtown Providence.

Julius Erving, Massachusetts - Averaged 28.7 ppg, 12.1 rpg and 4.8 apg with the Virginia Squires and New York Nets in five ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1975-76 before averaging 22 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers in 11 NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1986-87. Executive with the Orlando Magic.

Evan Eschmeyer, Northwestern - Averaged 2.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg with the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks in four NBA seasons from 1999-00 through 2002-03 before retiring because of chronic knee problems. Founded an online recruiting service and showed some interest in politics for the Democratic Party in his home state of Ohio before choosing to return to his alma mater and enroll in law school. Served as director of finance for Atlas Tower.

Brian Evans, Indiana - Averaged 3.7 ppg with the Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves in three NBA seasons from 1996-97 through 1998-99 before playing professionally in Italy. Senior Vice President for Mesirow Financial out of Illinois and co-owner of Uncle D's New York Pizza in Bloomington, Ind.

Mike Evans, Kansas State - Averaged 7.7 ppg and 2.6 apg with the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets in nine NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1987-88. TV analyst, assistant coach and director of player personnel for the Nuggets.

Patrick Ewing, Georgetown - Eleven-time All-Star averaged 21 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 2.4 bpg with the New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic in 17 seasons from 1985-86 through 2001-02. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996) became an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats.

John Fairchild, Brigham Young - Averaged 2 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers in one NBA season in 1965-66 before averaging 7.6 ppg and 3.5 rpg with the Anaheim Amigos, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and Kentucky Colonels in three ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1969-70. Daughter Jeanne was Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Year for New Mexico in 2008.

Bob Faris, George Washington - After coaching football at Nebraska, he became his alma mater's athletic director for 27 years until his retirement in 1982.

Mike Farmer, San Francisco - Averaged 6.7 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the New York Knicks, Cincinnati Royals and St. Louis Hawks in six NBA seasons from 1958-59 through 1964-65. Briefly coached the Baltimore Bullets in 1966-67. Served as assistant men's golf coach and taught in the exercise and sports science department for USF.

Bob Faught, Notre Dame - Averaged 6.7 ppg with the Cleveland Rebels in one NBA season in 1946-47.

Ron Feiereisel, DePaul - Played in 10 games with the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers in 1955-56. After a stint in the Army, he was an assistant at his alma mater under Ray Meyer for two years between stints as a Chicago area high school coach. After becoming a referee in the ABA and Big Ten Conference, he returned to DePaul in 1980 to take over as coach of the women's team, where his daughter, JoAnn, was one of his top scorers during his four seasons.

Arnie Ferrin, Utah - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the Minneapolis Lakers in three NBA seasons from 1948-49 through 1950-51. General Manager of the ABA's Utah Stars, athletic director for his alma mater and chairman of the NCAA Tournament selection committee in 1988.

Bob Ferry, St. Louis - Averaged 9.1 ppg and 5.3 rpg with the St. Louis Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Baltimore Bullets in 10 NBA seasons from 1959-60 through 1968-69. Bullets assistant coach before becoming the franchise's general manager for 17 seasons.

Danny Ferry, Duke - Averaged 7 ppg and 2.8 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs in 13 NBA seasons from 1990-91 through 2002-03. Sandwiched becoming director of basketball operations/GM for the Cavs from 2005 to 2010 between stints in the Spurs' front office before he was hired as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks just prior to the 2012 NBA draft.

Wes Fesler, Ohio State - Played minor league baseball as an outfielder before becoming head football coach for Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Minnesota. Woody Hayes' predecessor with the Buckeyes joined a California investment firm after his retirement from coaching.

Kenny Fields, UCLA - Averaged 6.2 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers in four NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1987-88.

Larry Finch, Memphis State - Averaged 8.6 ppg with the Memphis Tams/Sounds in two ABA seasons in 1973-74 and 1974-75. Compiled a 220-130 record (.629) as coach at his alma mater for 11 seasons from 1986-87 through 1996-97. Diabetic was confined to a wheelchair in a long-term care facility after suffering strokes and a heart attack before passing away in early April 2011.

Henry Finkel, Dayton - Averaged 5.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers, San Diego Rockets and Boston Celtics in nine NBA seasons from 1966-67 through 1974-75. Owned an office furniture business in Boston.

Eddie Finnigan, Western Reserve (Ohio) - Coached track, football and basketball at Baldwin-Wallace before returning to his alma mater and serving as professor of physical education, director of athletics and head football coach. He also coached golf and track at Western Reserve.

Marcus Fizer, Iowa State - Averaged 9.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg with the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets in six NBA seasons from 2000-01 through 2005-06. Played overseas in Spain and Puerto Rico before signing with European powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. Returned to his hometown of Arcadia, La., where he served as a youth minister at the local First Church of God in Christ. According to Yahoo Sports, Fizer thinks his injuries as a pro were a direct result of living an immoral life.

William Fleishman, Western Reserve (Ohio) - High school history teacher also coached basketball and baseball.

Vern Fleming, Georgia - Averaged 11.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 4.8 apg with the Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets in 12 NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1995-96. Assistant coach with the Pacers.

Rod Fletcher, Illinois - Environmental manager in Urbana, Ill., was president of recycling association.

Ken Flower, Southern California - Former broadcast-marketing and sales executive with the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Films, ABC-TV, CBS, Westinghouse Group and Golden Gate Bank. U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant resided in Sausalito, Calif., in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Darrell Floyd, Furman - Following a two-year stint in the Army, he returned to South Carolina and enjoyed a successful career in private business and as an entrepreneur.

Eric "Sleepy" Floyd, Georgetown - Averaged 12.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 5.4 apg with the New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs in 13 seasons from 1982-83 through 1994-95. Started Saxa Financial Management and owned the Cafe Fresco restaurant in the Houston suburbs.

Larry Fogle, Canisius - Played in two games with the NBA's New York Knicks in 1975-76. Competed in minor league basketball for Rochester (N.Y.) Zeniths franchise, where he worked as a counselor at Monroe County Children's Detention Center. Co-MVP in 1979 CBA playoffs.

Jack Foley, Holy Cross - Played in 11 games with the NBA's Boston Celtics and New York Knicks in 1962-63. Served as a part-time police officer. He was both a teacher and varsity basketball coach in Worcester, Mass.

Phil Ford, North Carolina - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 6.4 apg with the Kansas City Kings, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets in seven NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1984-85. Assistant coach at his alma mater for 12 seasons from 1988-89 through 1999-2000 before working as a color commentator on basketball telecasts. President of a foundation addressing the health concerns of overweight children. Also served as an assistant coach for the NBA's New York Knicks under Isiah Thomas and Charlotte Bobcats under Larry Brown.

Don Forman, NYU - Averaged 4.1 ppg with the Minneapolis Lakers in one NBA season in 1948-49. Lawyer in Dallas.

Chet Forte, Columbia - ABC Sports' top director was humbled by a gambling sickness leaving him $1.5 million in debt and with legal problems that almost sent him to prison. In March 1992, he was given five years' probation, ordered to perform 400 hours of community service, make restitution of past debts and pay $39,000 in back federal taxes.

Joseph Forte, North Carolina - Averaged 1.2 ppg with the Boston Celtics and Seattle SuperSonics in two NBA seasons in 2001-02 and 2002-03. Played overseas in Greece, Italy and Russia.

Danny Fortson, Cincinnati - Averaged 8.2 ppg and 7.2 rpg with five NBA franchises in 10 seasons from 1997-98 through 2006-07.

Rod Foster, UCLA - Averaged 7.5 ppg with the Phoenix Suns in three NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1985-86. Played for AIA after bouncing around the CBA and WBL before becoming an assistant coach with The Master's College (Calif.) and Wright State.

Adonal Foyle, Colgate - Averaged 4.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 1.6 bpg with the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies in 12 NBA seasons from 1997-98 through 2008-09.

Clarence "Bevo" Francis, Rio Grande (Ohio) - Played on a national barnstorming tour for a team that played against the Harlem Globetrotters. He was selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1956 draft, but couldn't reach a contract agreement with them and never played in the NBA. Worked in a steel mill and as a loading dock supervisor for a plastics manufacturing company outside Akron.

Steve Francis, Maryland - Averaged 18.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 6 apg and 1.5 spg with the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic and New York Knicks in nine NBA seasons from 1999-2000 through 2007-08. Played a handful of games professionally in China. Launched a music label (Maserati Music) in the summer of 2010 in Washington, D.C., area featuring local musicians.

Ricky Frazier, Missouri - Failed to earn a spot on the Chicago Bulls' roster after they picked him with their second-round choice in 1982. Played one year professionally in Turkey before giving up the sport after his father passed away. Returned to his hometown of Charleston, Mo., and struggled much of his life; especially after becoming nearly blind because of glaucoma.

Walt Frazier, Southern Illinois - Averaged 18.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 6.1 apg with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers in 13 NBA seasons from 1967-68 through 1979-80. Radio commentator for the Knicks.

Don Freeman, Illinois - Averaged 19.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 3.6 apg with eight different ABA franchises in eight seasons from 1967-68 through 1974-75 before averaging 10.8 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers in one NBA season in 1975-76. Landed a position right out of college in management training with All-State Insurance in Skokie, Ill. After his pro career concluded, he worked for banks in Champaign, Ill., and Dallas before retiring in late 2009 as a senior examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (based in Omaha, Neb.).

Robin Freeman, Ohio State - Attorney practiced law in Springfield, Ohio, after losing most of two fingers while chopping wood.

Larry Friend, California - Averaged 4 ppg with the New York Knicks in 1957-58 before badly injuring his knee at the end of the season. Returned to professional basketball in 1961, playing a starring role for the Los Angeles Jets of the American Basketball League before it folded. Built a successful investment practice in Orange County and later became a part-owner of the Phoenix Suns.

Richie Fuqua, Oral Roberts - Director of a YMCA in Tulsa.

Terry Furlow, Michigan State - Died in a car wreck just after 3:00 a.m. on May 23, 1980, with Valium and cocaine in his bloodstream after his fourth season in the NBA. Averaged 10.7 ppg with the Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz.

Dave Gambee, Oregon State - Averaged 10.6 ppg and 5.2 rpg with eight different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1958-59 through 1969-70. Lumber broker in western Oregon.

Jason Gardner, Arizona - Assistant coach with Loyola Chicago after serving in a similar capacity at the high school level in his hometown of Indianapolis. Previously played professionally in Europe.

Vern Gardner, Utah - Averaged 8.9 ppg with the Philadelphia Warriors in three NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1951-52. Opened a gas station in Roy, Utah, and coached basketball at Star Valley High School.

Dick Garmaker, Minnesota - Averaged 13.3 ppg and 4.2 rpg with the Minneapolis Lakers and New York Knicks in six NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1960-61. Enough things went right in his real estate dealings that he owned a beachfront condo in Naples, Fla., before pulling up stakes and following two sons to Tulsa when they got jobs there.

Bill Garnett, Wyoming - Averaged 5.5 ppg and 4.3 rpg with the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers in four NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1985-86. Went into college coaching.

Bill Garrett, Indiana - After 10 years as a coach and two as athletic director in the high school ranks (state title with Indianapolis Crispus Attucks in 1959), he moved to the collegiate level, including a stint as assistant dean at IUPUI. He also played briefly with the Harlem Globetrotters and worked in a foundry and later as a teacher.

Ed Gayda, Washington State - Averaged 3.9 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 14 games with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in 1950-51.

Harold Gensichen, Western Michigan - Rejected a contract offer from the NBL's Anderson franchise to take a job with Dow Chemical and play for its powerful AAU team. Tuberculosis hospitalized him three times for extended periods before finally getting a clean bill of health. He eventually became a success in the insurance business, but not until he took a fling at radio play-by-play in Arizona, handling both collegiate and professional events. After settling in Mission Viejo, Calif., Gensichen returned to athletic competition, playing tennis well enough to compete on the senior professional tour and excelling in golf where he developed into a low-handicap player.

Bob Gerber, Toledo - Averaged 6.8 ppg in four NBL seasons in the mid-1940s. Served in the Navy before playing for Kautsky in Indiana.

John Gianelli, Pacific - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 5.9 rpg with the New York Knicks, Buffalo Braves, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz in eight NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1979-80. Worked with his family's farm machinery business in Strawberry, Calif., not far from his Stockton hometown.

Ralph "Toddy" Giannini, Santa Clara - Played AAU basketball for Denver with legendary Hank Luisetti. Operated a restaurant before becoming an auto salesman for 35 years.

Joe Gibbon, Mississippi - Lefthander compiled a 61-65 pitching record and 3.52 ERA in 419 games during 13 National League seasons from 1960 through 1972 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros. Coached the Clarke College (a now defunct junior college) baseball team in Newton, Miss., for several years.

Chester "Chet" Giermak, William & Mary - Retired in 2004 from his position as Eriez President and CEO, a post he held for 43 years. During his tenure, Giermak led the magnetic laboratory equipment manufacturer from 40 employees and $1.8 million annual sales to 480 employees and $70 million in sales.

Kendall Gill, Illinois - Averaged 13.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3 apg with seven different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1990-91 through 2004-05. Chicago-area real estate investor. Upset over critical comments about him stemming from his late-game analysis of a controversial Chicago Bulls contest, the Comcast SportsNet analyst was suspended from his on-air duties in mid-March 2013 after a physical altercation with a Big Ten Network analyst in the CSN newsroom.

Armen Gilliam, UNLV - Averaged 13.7 ppg and 6.9 rpg with six different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1987-88 through 1999-2000. Worked as a volunteer assistant at Mount Lebanon (Pa.) High until he coached Penn State-McKeesport and PSU-Altoona. Died at the age of 47 in early July 2011 while playing basketball in a local gym.

Artis Gilmore, Jacksonville - Averaged 22.3 ppg and 17.1 rpg with the Kentucky Colonels in five ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1975-76 before averaging 17.1 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 1.9 bpg with the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics in 12 NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1987-88. Sold air conditioning and plumbing systems in Jacksonville.

Jack Givens, Kentucky - Averaged 6.7 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks in two NBA seasons in 1978-79 and 1979-80. Announcer for the Orlando Magic before becoming the VP of Business Development and External Affairs at Bowlin Group.

George Glamack, North Carolina - Averaged 10.5 ppg with the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, Rochester Royals, Hammond Calumet Buccaneers and Indianapolis Jets in five NBL/NBA seasons from 1941-42 through 1948-49. Went to medical school before returning to his home state of Pennsylvania and practicing his profession there.

Mike Gminski, Duke - Averaged 11.7 ppg and 6.9 rpg with the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in 14 NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1993-94. Serves as TV color commentator for Fox Sports games in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Tom Gola, La Salle - Averaged 11.3 ppg and 8 rpg with the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and New York Knicks in 11 NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1965-66. He invested in driving ranges, apartment complexes, recycling companies and residential sites. Gola owned his own insurance company and a skating rink. He was a spokesman for Texaco, Vitalis and the Army Reserve. In 1966, Gola began a two-term career as a state legislator while coaching his alma mater before becoming Philadelphia's city controller. After being defeated in a reelection bid in 1973, he returned to the political arena a decade later when he failed in bid seeking the Republican nomination for mayor. He later became a vice president of the Valley Forge Investment Corporation and served on the board of the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Moe Goldman, CCNY - Played professionally with the Philadelphia Sphas. Served as commissioner of the New York City Public Schools Athletic League before retiring in 1977.

Don Goldstein, Louisville - Dentist in Melville, N.Y.

Gail Goodrich, UCLA - Five-time All-Star averaged 18.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 4.7 apg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Jazz in 14 NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1978-79. President of National Fairways.

Hy Gotkin, St. John's - Played briefly for the ABL's New York franchise in 1945-46 and averaged 5.3 ppg in 18 games for Elizabeth the next season. Played four years in the Eastern League before working in his family's infant-clothing business. After earning a master's degree in education, he taught at Brooklyn high schools for 25 years before retiring in Delray Beach, Fla.

Mal Graham, New York University - Averaged 4.7 ppg with the Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Playing career shortened after contracting an illness during basic training at Fort Dix. Became a Superior Court Judge in Massachusetts.

Otto Graham, Northwestern - Played 10 seasons (1946 through 1955) with the Cleveland Browns and led team to championship game each year (All-America Football Conference from 1946 through 1949 and NFL from 1950 through 1955). Coached the College All-Stars in 1958 before accepting a similar position at the Coast Guard Academy, guiding the team to an undefeated regular season and Tangerine Bowl appearance in 1963. Moonlighted as a radio commentator for the AFL's New York Jets before predecessor to legendary Vince Lombardi coached the NFL's Washington Redskins to a 17-22-3 record in three years from 1966 through 1968. Returned as athletic director of the Coast Guard Academy before retiring at the end of 1984.

Gary Grant, Michigan - Averaged 8 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 5.5 apg with the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers in 12 NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 1999-2000. Stints as an assistant coach at San Diego State under Steve Fisher and with the Blazers under Maurice Cheeks. Lived in Southern California working with about 200 children to improve their basketball game.

Harvey Grant, Oklahoma - Averaged 9.9 ppg and 4.4 rpg with the Washington Bullets, Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers in 11 NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 1998-99. Assistant coach with Hampton had three sons sign with major universities - Jerai (Clemson), Jerian (Notre Dame) and Jerami (Syracuse).

Horace Grant, Clemson - Averaged 11.2 ppg and 8.1 rpg with the Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic, Seattle SuperSonics and Los Angeles Lakers in 17 NBA seasons from 1987-88 through 2003-04.

Josh Grant, Utah - Averaged 3 ppg with the Golden State Warriors in one NBA season in 1993-94 befoore playing professionally in Europe for nine seasons in Spain, France, Greece and Italy. Earned a Master's degree in teaching and became a history instructor and basketball coach in the Chicago area. Went on to work as a Regional Development Officer for his alma mater as part of the school's outreach program to alumni and friends.

Travis Grant, Kentucky State - Averaged 3.6 ppg in 36 games with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers before averaging 16 ppg and 4.6 rpg with the San Diego Conquistadors, Kentucky Colonels and Indiana Pacers in three ABA seasons from 1973-74 through 1975-76. Worked in real estate before becoming athletic director and assistant principal at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga.

Don Grate, Ohio State - Averaged 2.7 ppg with the Indianapolis Kautskys and Sheboyan Redskins in two NBL/NBA seasons in 1947-48 and 1949-50 after pitching briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945 and 1946. As an outfielder with Chattanooga in 1952 and 1953, he twice set a record for long toss of a baseball with throws in excess of 430 feet. Teacher in Ohio, Chattanooga and Miami until retiring in 1988. Stayed in Miami and raised greyhounds.

Ed Gray, California - Averaged 6.2 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Played for the EA Sports All-Stars.

Gary Gray, Oklahoma City - Averaged 2.4 ppg with the Cincinnati Royals in one NBA season in 1967-68. Successful banker before changing careers and graduating from the Harvard University Law School at age 45. He went on to head a major international investment capital company in Houston.

Jack Gray, Texas - Coached the Longhorns to a 194-97 record (.667) in 12 seasons from 1937-42 and 1946-51 (career interrupted by naval service). After retiring from coaching, he formed an oil pipeline construction business with a close friend. Several years later, he acquired his partner's interest, and renamed enterprise Grayco Construction Company, Inc. Gray died after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Wyndol Gray, Bowling Green - Averaged 5.3 ppg with the Boston Celtics, Toledo Jeeps, Providence Steamrollers and St. Louis Bombers in two NBA/NBL seasons in 1946-47 and 1947-48. Worked for Goodyear Aerospace Corporation in Akron.

Jeff Grayer, Iowa State - Averaged 7.4 ppg and 3 rpg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1988-89 through 1997-98. Executive with a CBA franchise in hometown of Flint, Mich., and Gary, Ind. Assistant coach for his alma mater until leaving when Fred Hoiberg was named coach in 2010.

A.C. Green, Oregon State - Averaged 9.6 ppg and 7.4 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat in 16 NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 2000-01. Toured the country with more than 100 events annually promoting abstinence as a motivational speaker as president and founder of the A.C. Green Foundation.

Bill Green, Colorado State - After several years of teaching in the public school system, he became principal of a junior high in the Bronx. He also coached Bronx Community College.

Cornell Green, Utah State - Intercepted 34 passes in 13 years as a defensive back with the Dallas Cowboys (1962 through 1974). Brother of Boston Red Sox infielder Pumpsie Green played in five Pro Bowl games and two Super Bowls (V and VI). NFL scouting career of almost 30 years with the Cowboys and Denver Broncos was interrupted by a stint in private business.

John Green, UCLA - Had a career in the banking business with 80 percent of his time spent as a real estate appraiser and the other 20 percent in loan administration. Lived in Hesperia, Calif., before retiring in 1999 and four years later moving back to his hometown of Houston, Minn.

Johnny Green, Michigan State - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 8.6 rpg with six different NBA teams in 14 seasons from 1959-60 through 1972-73. Went into the restaurant business and had one of the most popular McDonald's franchises in Brooklyn near LaGuardia Airport.

Rickey Green, Michigan - Averaged 9.4 ppg and 5.5 apg with eight different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1977-78 through 1991-92. Scored the NBA's 5,000,000th point on January 25, 1988. Worked as an assistant superintendent of recreation for the Cook County Forest Preserve.

Sidney Green, UNLV - Averaged 7.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg with six different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1983-84 through 1992-93. He owned an airport-concessions business in Las Vegas when he chose to get into college coaching at LIU-Southampton, North Florida and Florida Atlantic.

Sihugo Green, Duquesne - Averaged 9.2 ppg and 4.3 rpg with five different NBA franchises in 10 seasons from 1956-57 through 1965-66. He was vice president of the Associated Linen Supply Company when he died of cancer in October 1980 at the age of 47.

Steve Green, Indiana - Averaged 9.1 ppg and 3.7 rpg with the Utah Jazz and Spirits of St. Louis in one ABA season in 1975-76 before averaging 4.6 ppg with the Indiana Pacers in three NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1978-79. Runs his own dental practice in Indianapolis and is an occasional color commentator on the IU Television Network.

David Greenwood, UCLA - Averaged 10.8 ppg and 8.3 rpg with five different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1979-80 through 1989-90. Basketball coach for Don Lugo High School in Chino, Calif.

George Gregory, Columbia - After attending law school, he worked in settlement houses and youth clubs before becoming Commissioner of Civil Service for the City of New York.

Kevin Grevey, Kentucky - Averaged 11 ppg and 2.4 rpg with the Washington Bullets and Milwaukee Bucks in 10 NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1984-85. Operated "Grevey's," a popular restaurant in Washington, D.C., and worked as a radio broadcaster.

Rod Griffin, Wake Forest - Highest draft pick (17th in 1978 by the Denver Nuggets) from an American college in the last ?? years who never played in the NBA. Player-coach in Europe.

Darrell Griffith, Louisville - Averaged 16.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg with the Utah Jazz in 11 NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1990-91. Resides in Louisville where he has several real estate investments and business interests. Father-in-law of NBA standout Derek Anderson established a foundation in his hometown.

Dick Groat, Duke - Averaged 11.9 ppg and 3.3 rpg with the Fort Wayne Pistons in one NBA season in 1952-53. Eight-time All-Star Game shortstop hit .286 in 1,929 games in 14 seasons (1952 and 1955 through 1967) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants. Served as basketball radio color commentator for the University of Pittsburgh.

Alex Groza, Kentucky - Averaged 22.5 ppg with the Indianapolis Olympians in two NBA seasons in 1949-50 and 1950-51 before his pro career ended because of a college point-shaving scandal. Got a job at General Electric in Louisville before returning to his hometown (Martin's Ferry, Ohio) and running his mother's tavern. Compiled a 91-77 record (.542) as coach for Bellarmine College in seven seasons from 1959-60 through 1965-66. Executive with two ABA franchises (Kentucky Colonels and San Diego Conquistadors) before getting involved with professional volleyball. Joined Reynolds Metals in 1977 and traveled around the country as Pacific Coast manager of its chemical division.

Ernie Grunfeld, Tennessee - Averaged 7.4 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Kansas City Kings and New York Knicks in nine NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1985-86. President and general manager of the Knicks before accepting a similar position with the Bucks and Washington Wizards. His son, Dan, played basketball for Stanford.

Thomas Guerrero, UC Santa Barbara - Distinguished himself as a fighter pilot over Europe during World War II before his combat service ended in early 1944 when he was badly wounded. After briefly serving in an ambassadorship role promoting basketball in South America, he became an elementary school teacher in Bakersfield, Calif.

Tom Gugliotta, North Carolina State - Averaged 13 ppg and 7.3 rpg with seven different NBA franchises in 13 NBA seasons from 1992-93 through 2004-05. After retiring because of persistent knee and back problems, he played a lot of golf and was a member of the Georgia Hole-In-One club.

Matt Guokas, St. Joseph's - Averaged 5.8 ppg and 3 apg with five different NBA franchises in 10 seasons from 1966-67 through 1975-76. Network announcer compiled a 230-305 record (.430) in seven seasons as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers (1985-86 through 1987-88) and Orlando Magic (1989-90 through 1992-93).

Tony Guy, Kansas - Played in the CBA and Switzerland. Served as an assistant coach and coordinator of minority student affairs at UMKC.

A.J. Guyton, Indiana - Averaged 5.5 ppg with the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors in three NBA seasons from 2000-01 through 2002-03 before competing in NBDL. Also played professionally in Italy, Israel, Croatia and Sweden. Assistant coach with Illinois Central before becoming head coach of the Central Illinois Drive, a PBL team located in the Bloomington-Normal area.

Bill Haarlow Jr., University of Chicago - General manager for Illinois Bell Telephone worked with the company for about 40 years. The first Chicago prepster to score more than 50 points in a single game officiated Big Ten Conference contests before becoming supervisor of league officials for 17 years. He had three sons play for Princeton in the 1960s.

Rudy Hackett, Syracuse - Averaged 6.4 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Spirits of St. Louis in one ABA season in 1975-76 before playing six games with the NBA's New York Nets and Indiana Pacers the next year. Hired as strength and conditioning coach by new USC mentor Tim Floyd in 2005 after serving as assistant coach and dean of discipline at a high school in Bellflower, Calif. He moved there from Italy, where he played, coached and taught, so his son could be exposed to the American game.

Cliff Hagan, Kentucky - Averaged 18 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 3 apg with the St. Louis Hawks in 10 NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1965-66. Coached in the ABA (Dallas Chaparrals for three seasons from 1967-68 through 1969-70) and served as athletics director for his alma mater from 1975-88 before owning and operating an antique mall in Florida.

Jimmy Hagan, Tennessee Tech - Joined the marketing department at Phillips Petroleum Company, where he was a member of the Phillips 66er basketball team that became national AAU champion in 1962 and 1963 and runner-up in 1964. Hagan retired from the 66er team in 1964 and transferred to Louisville. In 1969, he transferred to Lexington. In 1975, he was elected president of the Bluegrass Oilmen's Club. Hagan resigned from Phillips in 1977 and moved to Oklahoma to become plant manager of a printing firm.

Ron Haigler, Penn - Played in the CBA with Scranton.

Charles "Chick" Halbert, West Texas State - Averaged 8.8 ppg with six different NBA teams in five seasons from 1946-47 through 1950-51 after four years of AAU basketball with Bartlesville, Okla. Lived in Texas before moving to Whidbey, Wash.

Dale Hall, Army - While in Europe on active duty, his wife, Laura Faye, spent a year as a third-grade teacher in Parsons, Kan. One of her pupils was Bill Guthridge, who went on to succeed Dean Smith as coach at North Carolina. Hall coached football at New Hampshire and was an assistant for Purdue and Florida before returning at Army as an aide. In 1959, he succeeded legendary Earle "Red" Blaik and compiled a 17-11-2 record in that post. Upon leaving Army, he managed a plant for Corning Glass in Rhode Island for eight years. He was president of a boat company and was in the export-import business. Then, he was a representative for an energy management firm in New Jersey before retiring to Florida.

Forrest Hamilton, Southwest Missouri - He was in business in the Portland, Ore., area before retiring.

Ralph Hamilton, Indiana - Averaged 7 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons and Indianapolis Jets in two NBL/NBA seasons in 1947-48 and 1948-49. Director of purchasing for a Lutheran hospital.

Roy Hamilton, UCLA - Averaged 4.6 ppg and 2.6 apg with the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers in two NBA seasons in 1979-80 and 1980-81. Coordinating producer for Fox Network.

Tom Hammonds, Georgia Tech - Averaged 5.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg with the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves in 12 NBA seasons from 1989-90 through 2000-01. Became a full-time NHRA drag racer.

Bill Hanson, Washington - Spent one season in Spain with a Read Madrid team that won the European championship before going to business school and working in New York and California. Resided in Bellevue, Wash., while serving as the accounting manager for Pacific Iron and Metal.

Tony Hanson, Connecticut - Coached at a tech school in Hartford, Conn., for a couple of years while rehabilitating a knee injury between playing professionally overseas in Italy, France, England and Ireland. Went on to live in England while coaching one of the most successful clubs in the country.

Vince Hanson, Washington State - Built a career in insurance/finance after playing for the Goodyear Wingfoots out of Akron, Ohio.

Bill Hapac, Illinois - Averaged 6.4 ppg with Chicago, Anderson and Oshkosh in four NBL seasons in the 1940s. Served in the military during World War II between minor-league baseball stints.

Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Memphis State - Averaged 16.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 5.4 apg with the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Miami Heat in 14 NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 2005-06 and 2007-08. Opened a high-profile salon and barbershop in Memphis and celebrity fitness center in Miami. Also launched a shooting skills website and became the executive producer of a sports talk show.

Charles Hardnett, Grambling - Averaged 7.3 ppg and 5.6 rpg with the Chicago Zephyrs and Baltimore Bullets in three NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1964-65 before playing three years in the Eastern League (CBA). Coached Coppin State to a 59-39 mark (.602) in four campaigns from 1970-71 through 1973-74 and Morris Brown (Ga.) to a 67-92 record (.421) in six years from 1974-75 through 1979-80. Also served as athletic director, baseball coach and golf coach for Morris Brown.

John Hargis, Texas - Averaged 9.5 ppg with the Anderson Packers, Fort Wayne Pistons and Tri-Cities Blackhawks in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1950-51.

Jerry Harkness, Loyola of Chicago - Played five games with the NBA's New York Knicks in 1963-64 before averaging 7.3 ppg and 2.8 rpg with the Indiana Pacers in two ABA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Became first African-American salesman for Quaker Oats, first African-American fundraiser in Indianapolis (United Way) and Indy's first African-American sportscaster (had a morning show on an FM station). Devoted much of his time to civil rights issues.

Jules "Skip" Harlicka, South Carolina - Averaged 4.1 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks in one NBA season in 1968-69. Lived in Raleigh, N.C.

Derek Harper, Illinois - Averaged 13.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 5.5 apg with the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers in 16 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1998-99. Ran Backcourt Aces International basketball camps during the summer with Rolando Blackman.

Jerry Harper, Alabama - An engineering student, he went to work for Phillips 66 after leaving college and played for the oil company's team in the old National Industrial Basketball League. Harper later went into business in Montgomery, Ala., and retired about 10 years before he died after a long illness in September 2001 at the age of 67.

Ron Harper, Miami (Ohio) - Averaged 13.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers in 15 NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 2000-01. Became an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.

Bob Harris, Oklahoma A&M - Averaged 6.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg with the Fort Wayne Pistons and Boston Celtics in five NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1953-54. Worked in Detroit after his basketball career. Returned to his hometown of Linden, Tenn., where he worked until his death.

Steve Harris, Tulsa - Averaged 7.3 ppg with the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons in four NBA seasons from 1985-86 to 1988-89. Worked for J&G Steel Company in Sapulpa, Okla. Master welder specialized in restoring classic cars.

Jack Harvey, Colorado - Played AAU basketball that in the early 1940s was Denver's biggest sports event. He was an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II and later became a civic leader in northern Colorado, serving as mayor of Fort Collins in the early 1960s.

Clem Haskins, Western Kentucky - Averaged 12.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 3.5 apg with the Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns and Washington Bullets for nine seasons from 1967-68 through 1975-76. Compiled a 339-240 coaching record (.585) with his alma mater (six seasons from 1980-81 through 1985-86) and Minnesota (13 seasons from 1986-87 through 1998-99).

Billy Hassett, Notre Dame - Averaged 6.6 ppg with the Buffalo Bisons, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Minneapolis Lakers and Baltimore Bullets for five NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1950-51. Played with the Chicago Gears in the Professional Basketball League of America in 1947-48.

Joe Hassett, Providence - Averaged 5.9 ppg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors in six NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1982-83. Radio color man for alma mater.

Bob Hassmiller, Fordham - Averaged 3.9 ppg with Non-Skids and Toledo in three NBL seasons from 1939-40 through 1941-42.

Kirk Haston, Indiana - Averaged 1.2 ppg and 1 rpg with the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets in two NBA seasons in 2001-02 and 2002-03 before joining the Florida Flame in the NBA Development League in 2004-05. Played briefly in Sicily before coming back to home state of Tennessee to coach Perry County High School team.

Vern Hatton, Kentucky - Averaged 5.5 ppg and 2.4 rpg with the Cincinnati Royals, Philadelphia Warriors, Chicago Packers and St. Louis Hawks in four NBA seasons from 1958-59 through 1961-62. Realtor and auctioneer in Lexington, Ky.

John Havlicek, Ohio State - Averaged 20.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 4.8 apg with the Boston Celtics in 16 NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1977-78. Hondo developed various business interests, including ties to a number of Wendy's franchises in his native Ohio.

Hersey Hawkins, Bradley - Averaged 14.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 2.9 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle SuperSonics and Chicago Bulls in 13 seasons from 1988-89 through 2000-01. TV broadcaster for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tom Hawkins, Notre Dame - Averaged 8.7 ppg and 6 rpg with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers and Cincinnati Royals in 10 NBA seasons from 1959-60 through 1968-69. Vice President of Communications for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Elvin Hayes, Houston - Twelve-time All-Star averaged 21 ppg and 12.5 rpg with the San Diego/Houston Rockets and Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets in 16 NBA seasons from 1968-69 through 1983-84. Missed only nine games in his career en route to being designated one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Owned a cattle ranch in Brenham, Tex., and three auto dealerships in Houston.

Spencer Haywood, Detroit - Averaged 30 ppg and 19.5 rpg with the Denver Rockets in one ABA season in 1969-70 before averaging 19.2 ppg and 9.3 rpg with five different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1970-71 through 1982-83. Four-time NBA All-Star played in Italy in 1980-81. Major partner in a real-estate development company and president of another company that trained and placed computer technicians into the labor force. He was married for 10 years to fashion model Iman, who subsequently wed British rock musician David Bowie.

Walt Hazzard, UCLA - Averaged 12.6 ppg, 3 rpg and 4.9 apg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1964-65 through 1973-74. Worked in the Lakers' front office as a West Coast advance scout and special consultant and coached his alma mater, Compton College and Chapman College before suffering a stroke and undergoing open-heart surgery in 1996.

Tom Heinsohn, Holy Cross - Six-time All-Star averaged 18.6 ppg and 8.8 rpg with the Boston Celtics in nine NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1964-65. Led the Celtics to two NBA championships (1974 and 1976) while compiling a 427-263 coaching record (.619) in nine seasons from 1969-70 through 1977-78. Longtime Celtics analyst also worked as a commentator for NBA network telecasts. Ran a life insurance company and indulged in his lifelong passion of fine-arts painting.

Ned "Dickie" Hemric, Wake Forest - Averaged 6.3 ppg and 5.1 rpg with the Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1955-56 and 1956-57. Worked as a consultant with a tire company. Lived in Ohio.

Alan Henderson, Indiana - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 5 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers in 12 NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 2006-07.

Tom Henderson, Hawaii - Averaged 9.4 ppg and 4.8 apg with the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Bullets and Houston Rockets in nine NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1982-83. Worked as an administrator at a Houston-area juvenile facility.

Larry Hennessy, Villanova - Averaged 4.5 ppg with the Philadelphia Warriors and Syracuse Nationals in two NBA seasons in 1955-56 and 1956-57 before becoming MVP in the Eastern League with Wilkes-Barre in 1957-58. Coached basketball at the high school in New Jersey and community college level (Brookdale) before completing his coaching career in Williamsburg, Va., with more than 600 lifetime victories to his credit.

Don Hennon, Pittsburgh - General surgeon at several Pittsburgh-area hospitals.

Bill Henry, Rice - Averaged 6.5 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons and Tri-Cities Blackhawks in two NBA seasons in 1948-49 and 1949-50. Insurance agent in Dallas.

Fred Hetzel, Davidson - Averaged 11.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg with five different NBA teams in six seasons from 1965-66 through 1970-71. Became a realtor in Virginia.

Art Heyman, Duke - Averaged 10.3 ppg and 2.8 rpg with the New York Knicks, Cincinnati Royals and Philadelphia 76ers in three NBA seasons from 1963-64 through 1965-66 before averaging 15.4 ppg and 6.4 rpg with the New Jersey Americans, Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers and Miami Floridians in three ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1969-70. Owned and operated several restaurants.

Wayne Hightower, Kansas - Played in Spain one season before averaging 9 ppg and 5.9 rpg with the San Francisco Warriors, Baltimore Bullets and Detroit Pistons in five NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1966-67 and 14.9 ppg and 8.4 rpg with the Denver Rockets, Los Angeles/Utah Stars, Texas Chaparrals and Carolina Cougars in five ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1971-72. After retirement, he returned to West Philadelphia, where he was active with St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Bobby Joe Hill, Texas Western - Accepted a buyout after several decades as a senior buyer with El Paso Natural Gas Company.

Simmie Hill, West Texas State - Averaged 9.7 ppg and 5.3 rpg with five different ABA teams in four seasons from 1969-70 through 1973-74. Hill did go to Europe and play for a few years but his pro career was curtailed because of personal demons. When Hill returned to the Pittsburgh area after playing overseas, he claims he "suffered an emotional relapse" before living with family in Denver and counseling mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed adults.

Paul Hoffman, Purdue - Averaged 10.2 ppg with the Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia Warriors in six NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1954-55. Salesman for Montgomery Ward in 1949-50 when he sat out the campaign. After his pro career, he served briefly as baseball coach and assistant basketball coach at his alma mater in the late 1950s. After a stint as general manager of the Bullets, Hoffman became recreation director of the Maryland Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore in 1973 until retiring in 1993.

Paul Hogue, Cincinnati - Averaged 6.3 ppg and 7.1 rpg with the New York Knicks and Baltimore Bullets in two NBA seasons in 1962-63 and 1963-64. Worked with the Tennessee juvenile program before moving back to Cincinnati to work at a milling machine firm. He served as a physical therapist at a state mental hospital, a counselor at a neighborhood youth center and as a counselor in a local school system before becoming the division supervisor for the Postal Services' Employee Assistance Program. Hogue served 12 years on a local board of education and was a village council member.

Lionel Hollins, Arizona State - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 4.5 apg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1975-76 through 1984-85. Interim head coach of the Vancouver Grizzlies. He had a son, Warren, play for Minnessota under coach Tubby Smith.

Joe Holup, George Washington - Averaged 7 ppg and 4.4 rpg with the Syracuse National and Detroit Pistons in three NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1958-59. Spent 26 years working for General Electric before retiring in 1992.

William "Red" Holzman, CCNY - Averaged 7.4 ppg with the Rochester Royals and Milwaukee Hawks in nine NBL/NBA seasons from 1945-46 through 1953-54. Compiled a 696-604 record (.535) in 18 seasons as coach of the Hawks (1953-54 through 1956-57) and New York Knicks (1967-68 through 1976-77 and 1978-79 through 1981-82).

Jerald Honeycutt, Tulane - Played for the CBA's Grand Rapids Hoops and overseas in Philippines, Greece, Russia, Korea, Puerto Rico, Italy, Spain and Japan.

Dennis Hopson, Ohio State - Averaged 10.9 ppg and 2.8 rpg with the New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings in five NBA seasons from 1987-88 through 1991-92. Played overseas for seven years in three different countries. Businessman in the trucking industry, part-owner of Circlevile Raceway Park (a go-kart race track) and as a land developer. Assistant coach at Northwood University (Fla.) under legendary Rollie Massimino after beginning his coaching career as an assistant to former Bulls teammate Stacey King with the CBA's Rockford Lightning and Sioux Falls Skyforce before working with the Philadelphia 76ers under Randy Ayers as a college scout. Became an assistant under Louis Orr with Bowling Green.

John Horan, Dayton - Played in 19 games with the NBA's Fort Wayne Pistons and Minneapolis Lakers in 1955-56. Co-owner of Rochester (MN) Indoor Tennis Club in mid-November 1980 when he died at the age of 47 following surgery.

Allan Hornyak, Ohio State - Went to work for coal mines in his hometown of Bellaire, Ohio. Avid golfer was employed by the Belmont County Engineering Department.

Bill Hosket, Ohio State - Averaged 4 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the New York Knicks and Buffalo Braves in four NBA seasons from 1968-69 through 1971-72. President of Millcraft Paper Company also served as an analyst on the Buckeyes' TV games.

Bob Houbregs, Washington - Averaged 9.3 ppg and 5.5 rpg with five different NBA teams in five seasons from 1953-54 through 1957-58. Sold shoes for Converse before and after serving as general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1970 to 1973.

Allan Houston, Tennessee - Averaged 17.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.4 apg with the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks in 12 NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 2004-05. Focused on helping different charities and non-profit organizations.

Byron Houston, Oklahoma State - Averaged 3.9 ppg and 3 rpg with the Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings in four NBA seasons from 1992-93 through 1995-96. Also played minor league basketball before pleading guilty to indecent exposure in 2007.

Kevin Houston, Army - Lived in New Windsor, N.Y., while working for Verizon Communications.

Frank Howard, Ohio State - Outfielder/first baseman for 16 seasons from 1958 through 1973 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Senators, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers. In 1,902 major league games, he hit .273 with 382 home runs and 1,119 RBI. Howard led the American League in homers with 44 in 1968 and 1970. Eight of his round-trippers came in a five-game stretch in 1968 to set a major league record.

Bailey Howell, Mississippi State - Averaged 18.7 ppg and 9.9 rpg with the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in 12 NBA seasons from 1959-60 through 1970-71. Retired in 1994 after 23 years in sales and promotion with Converse.

Phil Hubbard, Michigan - Averaged 10.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg with the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers in 10 NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1988-89. Advance scout with the Knicks before becoming director of scouting for the Raptors.

Lou Hudson, Minnesota - Averaged 20.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 2.7 apg with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers in 13 NBA seasons from 1966-67 through 1978-79. Delved in the real estate business and became a city councilman in the resort haven of Park City, Utah. He also conducted basketball camps. Suffered a stroke in mid-February 2005 after finishing skiing.

Wendell Hudson, Alabama - Assistant coach at Rice before becoming director of athletics at McClennan College (Waco, Tex.). Returned to his alma mater as women's basketball coach.

Marv Huffman, Indiana - Played one season with Goodyear in the National Industrial League in 1940-41 (5.1 ppg) and four with the Akron Collegians. After he stopped playing basketball, he was a special assistant to the president of Goodyear. He died in 1984 of multiple sclerosis.

Vern Huffman, Indiana - Quarterback-defensive back passed for 484 yards and rushed for 368 yards with the Detroit Lions in 1937 and 1938. Played three games with Indianapolis in the NBL in 1938-39. Earned a law degree and worked for the FBI before returning to Bloomington to enter private business.

Alfrederick Hughes, Loyola (Ill.) - Averaged 5.2 ppg with the San Antonio Spurs in one NBA season in 1985-86. Sold cars on the south side of Chicago.

Jimmy Hull, Ohio State - Employed as a dentist.

Rod Hundley, West Virginia - Averaged 8.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 3.1 apg with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers in six NBA seasons from 1957-58 through 1962-63. Longtime Utah Jazz announcer.

Bobby Hurley, Duke - In a career that steadily declined after a near-fatal auto accident, he averaged 3.8 ppg and 3.3 apg with the Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies in five NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 1997-98. Did TV commentary on the ACC for Fox Sports before moving to the Hollywood, Fla.-area, where he developed a 140-acre horse breeding and training facility before leaving the horse business in the summer of 2010 after his bank debt escalated to $3.3 million in defaulted loans and fees. Became an assistant coach to his brother, Dan, in with Wagner and Rhode Island before accepting a head position at Buffalo in 2013 and Arizona State in 2015.

Paul Huston, Ohio State - Averaged 3.6 ppg with the Chicago Stags in one NBA season in 1947-48. Became a pharmacist.

Mel Hutchins, Brigham Young - Averaged 11.1 ppg and 9.6 rpg with the Milwaukee Hawks, Fort Wayne Pistons and New York Knicks in seven NBA seasons from 1951-52 through 1957-58. Gained recognition in amateur golf in northern California and participated in water ski meets. Worked at the Mormon temple in San Diego.

Chuck Hyatt, Pittsburgh - Played AAU basketball with the Denver Ambrose Legion and Phillips 66ers. Coached AAU (Universal Pictures and Phillips 66ers) and professional (Pittsburgh Raiders and Kansas City Blues) basketball. He was a sales field representative for the Spalding Sporting Goods Company.

Darrall Imhoff, California - Averaged 7.2 ppg and 7.6 rpg with six different NBA teams in 12 NBA seasons from 1960-61 through 1971-72. Lived in Hillsboro, Calif. He was vice president of sales and marketing at the United States Basketball Academy (USBA), a prestigious, internationally recognizied camp located in Oregon's McKenzie River Valley, which is about 45 miles east of Eugene. Earlier, he held similar sales jobs with a golf business and NIKE.

Dan Issel, Kentucky - Averaged 25.6 ppg and 10.9 rpg with the Kentucky Colonels and Denver Nuggets in six ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1975-76 before averaging 20.4 ppg and 7.9 rpg with the Nuggets in nine NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1984-85. Six-time NBA All-Star ran his Courtland Farm horse-breeding business in Versailles, Ky. Broadcaster, coach (180-208 record in six seasons) and executive with the Denver Nuggets.

Dick Ives, Iowa - Coached basketball and baseball for one year at Parsons College before going into the hardware business in Cedar Rapids. Later, he was a partner in Ready Potatoes, a company in Miami that processed potatoes for restaurants.

Bobby Jackson, Minnesota - Averaged 9.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 2.6 apg with six different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1997-98 through 2008-09.

Chris Jackson, Louisiana State - Averaged 14.6 ppg and 3.5 apg with the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies in nine seasons from 1990-91 through 1997-98 and 2000-01. Ran real estate company in hometown of Gulfport, Miss.

Jim Jackson, Ohio State - Averaged 14.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.2 apg with 12 different NBA franchises in 14 seasons from 1992-93 through 2005-06. Owned numerous properties in the Dallas area with his business partners.

Luke Jackson, Oregon - Averaged 3.5 ppg and 1.2 rpg with four different NBA franchises in four seasons from 2004-05 through 2007-08. Bounced around the NBA D-League, Italy and Israel before coaching an NAIA school in Eugene (Northwest Christian).

Mark Jackson, St. John's - Averaged 9.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 8 apg seven different NBA franchises in 17 seasons from 1987-88 through 2003-04. NBA announcer for ESPN before becoming coach of the Golden State Warriors prior to the 2011-12 campaign.

Merv Jackson, Utah - Averaged 11.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 3.1 apg with the Los Angeles/Utah Stars and Memphis Tams in five ABA seasons from 1968-69 through 1972-73.

Tony Jackson, St. John's - An indictment obtained by a Manhattan district attorney in May 1961 in a scandal involving players from many colleges listed him among those who rejected bribes but failed to report that they were approached. Maurice Podoloff, the NBA commissioner at the time, barred him (drafted by New York Knicks) along with others named in the scandal although they were never accused of a crime. Averaged 15.9 ppg and 5.4 rpg with the New Jersey Americans, New York Nets, Minnesota Pipers and Houston Mavericks in two ABA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69 after averaging 17.2 ppg and 4.5 rpg with New York and Chicago in two ABL seasons in 1961-62 and 1962-63. Jackson worked as a recreation director in his hometown of Brooklyn.

Casey Jacobsen, Stanford - Averaged 5.2 ppg and 1.8 rpg with the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies in six NBA seasons from 2002-03 through 2007-08 before playing professionally in Germany.

Tim James, Miami (Fla.) - Averaged 1.6 ppg and 1.1 rpg with the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers in three NBA seasons from 1999-2000 through 2001-02 before playing professionally in Turkey, Japan and Israel. Served in Iraq after enlisting as a U.S. Army specialist. Named coach for Vance-Granville Community College (N.C.) in 2011.

Thad Jaracz, Kentucky - Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel lived in LaGrange, Ky.

Jim Jarvis, Oregon State - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the Pittsburgh/Minnesota Pipers and Los Angeles Stars in two ABA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Real estate agent in Bend, Ore.

Chester "Chet" Jaworski, Rhode Island - Insurance businessman in New Jersey.

Jared Jeffries, Indiana - Averaged 4.8 ppg and 4.1 rpg with four NBA franchises in 11-year career from 2002-03 through 2012-13. Hosts a fishing show on the Outdoor Channel.

Keith "Mister" Jennings, East Tennessee State - Averaged 6.6 ppg and 3.7 apg with the Golden State Warriors in three seasons from 1992-93 through 1994-95. Played overseas before becoming head varsity basketball coach at Highland School in Warrenton, Va. Returned to his alma mater as a trainer.

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Michigan State - Averaged 19.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 11.2 apg with the Los Angeles Lakers in 13 NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1990-91 and 1995-96. Business entrepreneur emphasized attempting to revitalize a number of minority neighborhoods. He owned the Magic Theatres, an L.A. restaurant chain (Fatburgers), a TGI Friday's and some Starbucks coffee shops. Johnson was a principal in a local black-owned bank and delved into the entertainment business as a concert promoter and owner of the Magic Johnson Record label. He was also an NBA analyst on cable networks.

Ervin Johnson, New Orleans - Averaged 4.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.3 bpg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves in 13 NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 2005-06.

Frank Johnson, Wake Forest - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 4.8 apg with the Washington Bullets and Houston Rockets in eight NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1988-89. Assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns before he was promoted to their top job in 2001-02.

John Johnson, Iowa - Averaged 12.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 3.8 apg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets and Seattle SuperSonics in 12 NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1981-82. Teacher and coach in the Bellevue, Wash., school system.

Larry Johnson, UNLV - Averaged 16.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 3.3 apg with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks in 10 NBA seasons from 1991-92 through 2000-01. Did promotional work for the Knicks. With no experience, he made an unsuccessful run at UNLV coaching job following 2010-11 campaign. He previously rejected offer to become an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls.

Marques Johnson, UCLA - Averaged 20.1 ppg and 7 rpg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors in 11 NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1986-87 and 1989-90. Commentator for the Fox Sports Network.

Oliver "Ollie" Johnson, San Francisco - Never played in NBA despite being a first-round draft choice in 1965 (11th pick overall by the Boston Celtics). Played with the AAU's San Francisco Athletic Club before competing overseas in Belgium for several seasons.

Reggie Johnson, Tennessee - Averaged 8.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg with five different NBA teams in four seasons from 1980-81 through 1983-84. Financial consultant in Atlanta.

Ron Johnson, Minnesota - Played in 14 games with the NBA's Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers in 1960-61. Went to law school and practiced in St. Cloud, Minn.

Steve Johnson, Oregon State - Averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.5 rpg with seven different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1981-82 through 1990-91. Went into private business.

Vinnie Johnson, Baylor - Averaged 12 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.3 apg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs in 13 NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1991-92. Known as the "Microwave," he worked in the Detroit area as the Chairman/CEO of Piston Automotive, a company comprised of five business units providing manufacturing, assembly to sequence, and logistics services to the automotive industry.

Jeff Jonas, Utah - Member of his alma mater's broadcast crew.

Bobby Jones, North Carolina - Averaged 12.1 ppg and 6.1 rpg with the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers in 12 ABA/NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1985-86. Assistant athletic director and head basketball coach at Charlotte Christian High School.

K.C. Jones, San Francisco - Averaged 7.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 4.3 apg with the Boston Celtics in nine NBA seasons from 1958-59 through 1966-67 after two years in the military. Member of eight NBA titlists. Head coach of the Bullets, Sonics and Celtics before accepting a similar position with the Hartford Blizzard in the women's ABL. Compiled a 522-252 (.674) record in the NBA. He also served as an assistant for URI's women's team. Had a brief stint as a vice president of the Celtics.

Wali Jones, Villanova - Averaged 9.8 ppg and 3.1 apg with the Baltimore Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Utah Stars and Detroit Pistons in 11 NBA/ABA seasons from 1964-65 through 1975-76. Community affairs liaison with the Miami Heat after eight years' experience in similar programs with the U.S. Department of Education. In 1999, he was honored by President Clinton and received the President's Award for his work on the "Stop the Violence" program.

Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones, Kentucky - Averged 10.2 ppg with the Indianapolis Olympians in three NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1951-52. Owner of Bluegrass Charters.

Michael Jordan, North Carolina - Averaged 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 5.3 apg with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards in 15 seasons from 1984-85 through 2002-03. Hit .202 as an outfielder during one summer of minor league baseball with AA Birmingham (Southern) in 1994 before returning to the Bulls and subsequently serving as an executive with the Washington franchise and minority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He had a couple of sons play at the DI level - Jeffrey (Illinois) and Marcus (UCF).

Kevin Joyce, South Carolina - Averaged 10.6 ppg and 3.2 apg with the Indiana Pacers, San Diego Sails and Kentucky Colonels in three ABA seasons from 1973-74 through 1975-76. Became a stockbroker.

Paul Judson, Illinois - After serving in the Army (played with Fort Leonard Wood team in 1957-58) following graduation from college, he toiled for several Illinois high schools as a coach and athletic director before retiring in 1993 and moving to Spring Hill, Fla.

George Kaftan, Holy Cross - Averaged 7.5 ppg with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Baltimore Bullets in five NBA seasons from 1948-49 through 1952-53. Graduated from Georgetown Dental School, coached C.W. Post for 17 seasons and maintained a dental practice.

Roger Kaiser, Georgia Tech - Averaged 18.9 ppg and 2.9 apg in the ABL in 1961-62 and 1962-63. Won 754 of 1,014 games as coach at Decatur (Ga.) High School, West Georgia and Life after serving as freshman coach at his alma mater in 1963-64. Captured four NAIA Tournament crowns.

Bob Kauffman, Guilford (N.C.) - Averaged 11.5 ppg and 7 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Chicago Bulls, Buffalo Braves and Atlanta Hawks in seven NBA seasons from 1968-69 through 1974-75. Assistant general manager for the Hawks for two years before becoming G.M. of the Detroit Pistons.

Wilbert Kautz, Loyola (Ill.) - Averaged 10.3 ppg with the Chicago Bruins in three NBL seasons from 1939-40 through 1941-42 before averaging 5.1 ppg with the Chicago Stags in one NBA season in 1946-47.

Tommy Kearns, North Carolina - Played in one game for the NBA's Syracuse Nationals in 1958-59. Worked in Greensboro for 10 years as an investment banker before returning home to New York.

Adam Keefe, Stanford - Averaged 5 ppg and 4.1 rpg in nine NBA seasons from 1992-93 through 2000-01. Executive VP for CSI Capital Management.

Dean Kelley, Kansas - Served in the U.S. military from 1953 to 1955 at Andrews Air Force Base. Worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 38 years, retiring as a planning superintendent at a parts plant in Morton, Ill., in January 1994. He was a member of four Caterpillar teams in the National Industrial Basketball League, earning all-star honors in 1958 when he played on the Peoria Cats team that captured the AAU national championship. Served as chairman of the board for a Mennonite Church.

Rich Kelley, Stanford - Averaged 7.6 ppg and 7 rpg with six different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1975-76 through 1985-86. General partner for a hotel in Palo Alto.

Clark Kellogg, Ohio State - Averaged 18.9 ppg and 9.5 rpg with the Indiana Pacers in five NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1986-87. Network TV commentator succeeded Billy Packer as the top analyst for CBS in 2008-09. Also served as VP of Player Relations for the Pacers.

Greg Kelser, Michigan State - Averaged 9.7 ppg and 4.6 rpg with the Detroit Pistons, Seattle SuperSonics, San Diego Clippers and Indiana Pacers in six NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1984-85. Had a successful career in broadcasting.

Bill "Pickles" Kennedy, Temple - Played in seven games for the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors in 1960-61 before averaging 10.4 ppg with Camden, Scranton and Sunbury in five EBL seasons from 1962-63 through 1965-66. Played several years of Organized Ball in the Pittsburgh Pirates' farm system. He was a teacher in the Philadelphia Public School system before forming a company, Excess Systems, Inc., with a friend. Died in an auto accident in West Palm Beach, Fla., in September 2006.

Larry Kenon, Memphis State - Averaged 17.2 ppg and 8.9 rpg with the New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in 10 ABA/NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1982-83. Sold used cars in San Antonio.

John "Red" Kerr, Illinois - Three-time All-Star averaged 13.8 ppg and 11.2 rpg with the Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers and Baltimore Bullets in 12 NBA seasons from 1954-55 through 1965-66. NBA Coach of the Year with the Chicago Bulls in 1967 before becoming the first coach of the expansion Phoenix Suns. Compiled a 93-190 record (.329) in four seasons from 1966-67 through 1969-70. Witty announcer for the Suns and Bulls owned Kerr Financial Services in Chicago.

Steve Kerr, Arizona - Averaged 6 ppg with five different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1988-89 through 2002-03. NBA analyst for ESPN and Yahoo Sports. Served as an executive with the Phoenix Suns before returning to the broadcast booth.

Jack Kerris, Loyola (Ill.) - Averaged 7.6 ppg with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Fort Wayne Pistons and Baltimore Bullets in four NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1952-53. Became a referee.

Alec Kessler, Georgia - Averaged 5.2 ppg and 3.6 rpg with the Miami Heat in four NBA seasons from 1990-91 through 1993-94. After enrolling at Emory University medical school in 1995, he became an orthopedic resident at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, specializing in spinal surgery. Kessler died of a heart attack during a pickup game in Pensacola, Fla., in mid-October 2007 at the age of 40.

Bob Kessler, Purdue - Averaged 8.9 ppg with Indianapolis and Hammond in the NBL in two seasons in 1937-38 and 1938-39. Became a vice president in the General Motors Corporation. Worked as a basketball referee.

Earl Keth, Central Missouri - High school coach at Stover and Herman, Missouri. Following World War II, he returned to his alma mater for 26 years as a P.E. professor and coach of a variety of sports (football, basketball, tennis and golf). Gene Bartow's predecessor guided the Mules' basketball team to a 159-167 record (.488) in 15 seasons from 1946-47 through 1960-61.

Greg "Bo" Kimble, Loyola Marymount - Averaged 5.5 ppg with the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks in three NBA seasons from 1990-91 through 1992-93 before playing overseas. After retiring from professional basketball in 1999, he carved out his own indentity in his hometown of Philadelphia, where the nonprofit Bo Kimble Foundation turns rundown buildings into affordable housing for low-income families. The foundation owns 10 apartments and hopes to eventually house 25 to 50 families per year. As a consultant, he also worked with low-income families in Los Angeles and Africa.

Albert King, Maryland - Averaged 12.2 ppg and 4.3 rpg with the New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs in eight NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1988-89. Color commentator for the Nets before focusing on ownership of multiple Wendy's restaurant franchises in New Jersey.

Bernard King, Tennessee - Four-time All-Star averaged 22.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 3.3 apg with five different NBA teams in 14 seasons from 1977-78 through 1992-93. The league's top scorer in 1984-85 with 32.9 ppg did some TV work for the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets before becoming an adviser to Nets Owner Bruce Ratner and speaking to community organizations on behalf of the ownership group. King, who lives in Duluth, Ga., outside Atlanta, owned a beauty supply company with his wife. He is also among the investors building a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx.

Reggie King, Alabama - Averaged 8.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg with the Kansas City Kings and Seattle SuperSonics in six NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1984-85. Teacher in Kansas City supervised in-school suspensions. Also served as an assistant coach for the ABA's Kansas City Knights.

Stacey King, Oklahoma - Averaged 6.4 ppg and 3.3 rpg with five different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1989-90 through 1996-97. Coach and general manager of the CBA's Rockford Lightning. Analyst for college basketball and the Chicago Bulls.

Bob Kinney, Rice - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons in three NBL seasons from 1945-46 through 1947-48 before averaging 9.5 ppg with the Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1948-49 and 1949-50. Operated concessions for the coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Harry "H.E." Kirchner, Texas Christian - Played two seasons of AAU basketball with the Phillips Oilers before working with Phillips for years in the Abilene/West Texas area. He was with Singer Business Machines before hooking on with the sales force at ICL (British company International Comp. Ltd.). Later, Kirchner worked for DataGraph-X in Houston.

Walt Kirk, Illinois - Averaged 6.6 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons, Indianapolis Jets, Anderson Packers, Tri-Cities Blackhawks and Milwaukee Hawks in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1947-48 to 1951-52. Worked in educational administration and coached.

Ted Kitchel, Indiana - After working in insurance in Kokomo and Indianapolis, he gained employment as a sales representative for Foot Joy in Cincinnati. Kitchel also handled the color commentary on IU's television broadcasts.

Kerry Kittles, Villanova - Averaged 14.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 2.6 apg with the New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers in eight NBA seasons from 1996-97 through 1999-2000 and 2001-02 through 2004-05. Part-time scout for the Nets is also a Merchant Banking Associate at Ledgement Capital Group LLC after completing an MBA at Villanova's School of Business.

Leo Klier, Notre Dame - Averaged 8.6 ppg with the Indianapolis Kautskys and Fort Wayne Pistons in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1949-50. Spent 27 years with the American Oil Company before starting his own business in Evergreen Park, Ill.

Duane Klueh, Indiana State - Averaged 8.2 ppg with the Denver Nuggets and Fort Wayne Pistons in two NBA seasons in 1949-50 and 1950-51. High school coach at Fowler, Ind., before becoming his college alma mater's all-time winningest basketball coach (182-122 in 12 seasons from 1955-56 through 1966-67) as well as devoting much of his time to teaching duties as an associate professor of physical education. School administrator at Martinsville, Ind. Won numerous masters-level tennis events (doubles partner was former Cincinnati Royals coach Charley Wolf) and served on an interim basis as his alma mater's assistant tennis coach.

Billy Knight, Pittsburgh - Averaged 16.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg with the Indiana Pacers, Buffalo Braves, Boston Celtics, Kansas City Kings and San Antonio Spurs in 11 ABA/NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1984-85. Executive with the Pacers, Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks.

Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh - Assistant coach for his alma mater after playing two seasons with the NBDL's Asheville Altitude.

Brevin Knight, Stanford - Averaged 7.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 6.1 apg and 1.7 spg with nine different franchises in 12 NBA seasons from 1997-98 through 2008-09. Joined the Memphis Grizzlies' broadcast team as a color commentator.

Dick Knostman, Kansas State - Played in five games for the NBA's Syracuse Nationals in 1953-54 before beginning a lifelong career in the mining industry. Lived on the western slopes of the Colorado Rockies.

Ed Koffenberger, Duke - Major benefactor to his alma mater.

Don Kojis, Marquette - Averaged 12.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg with six different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1963-64 through 1974-75. Worked for a company that built racquetball courts before getting involved developing the Whispering Winds Family Camp in La Mesa, Calif. He became the camp's executive director.

George Kok, Arkansas - Served 26 years as a high school geography teacher and athletic director in Arkansas (one), Missouri (one) and Kentucky (24) before retiring in Louisville.

Milo Komenich, Wyoming - Averaged 7.6 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons and Anderson Packers in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1949-50. Also played for 20th Century Fox and Dow Chemical. Worked for Presidential Life Insurance in California and as a color analyst for college basketball games with the Turner Broadcasting System. After leaving the insurance business, he was employed at a glass plant.

Howard "Butch" Komives, Bowling Green - Averaged 10.2 ppg and 4 apg with the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons, Buffalo Braves and Kansas City-Omaha Kings in 10 NBA seasons from 1964-65 through 1973-74. He and a partner purchased rights to four Wendy's restaurants in Colorado for a few years and later owned a restaurant in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Dealt with some demons and had a terrible run of health issues. He needed a kidney transplant and his son, Shane, who followed in his footsteps at BGSU, was the donor.

Jon Koncak, Southern Methodist - Averaged 4.5 ppg and 4.9 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic in 11 NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 1995-96. Dabbled in investments and real estate.

Tom Kondla, Minnesota - Averaged 3.3 ppg and 3 rpg with the Minnesota Pipers and Houston Mavericks in one ABA season in 1968-69.

Henry "Bud" Koper, Oklahoma City - Averaged 4.4 ppg with the San Francisco Warriors in one NBA season in 1964-65.

John Kotz, Wisconsin - Averaged 6.7 ppg for Sheboygan (NBL) in 1945-46. Retired in 1980 after working way up from shipping clerk to president and majority stockholder of Badger Sporting Goods Company.

Barry Kramer, NYU - Averaged 3.6 ppg with the San Francisco Warriors and New York Knicks in one NBA season in 1964-65 before playing seven games for the ABA's New York Nets in 1969-70. Voted Schenectady County (N.Y.) surrogate court judge.

Ron Kramer, Michigan - Offensive end for 10 seasons (1957 and 1959 through 1967) with the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Did football commentary on radio and TV.

Ed "Moose" Krause, Notre Dame - Athletic director at his alma mater for 32 years from 1948 to 1980 after coaching football and basketball at St. Mary's College (Minn.) and Holy before returning to South Bend as basketball coach and football assistant.

Jim Krebs, Southern Methodist - Averaged 8 ppg and 6.2 rpg with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers in seven NBA seasons from 1957-58 through 1963-64. A year after retiring from professional basketball, he was killed at the age of 30 in a freak accident. While helping a neighbor clear storm damage, a tree limb fell the wrong way and crushed his skull.

Jim Krivacs, Texas - Sports agent based in Florida. Among his baseball clients were Don Mattingly, Timo Martinez and Fred McGriff.

Mitch Kupchak, North Carolina - Averaged 10.2 ppg and 5.4 rpg with the Washington Bullets and Los Angeles Lakers in 10 NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1985-86. General Manager of the Lakers after Jerry West stepped aside.

Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A&M - Retired Phillips Petroleum executive had a retirement home in Florida.

George Lacy, Richmond - After playing minor league baseball, he became a scout for the Red Sox and Twins.

Christian Laettner, Duke - Averaged 12.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 2.6 apg with six different NBA franchises in 13 seasons from 1992-93 through 2004-05. Assistant coach of the NBA D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Minority holder for the Major League Soccer club D.C. United from 2007 until 2009. Previously joined Jason Kidd and other investors inpurchasing AAA baseball franchise in Phoenix.

Raef LaFrentz, Kansas - Averaged 10.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.6 bpg with four different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1998-99 through 2007-08.

Tom LaGarde, North Carolina - Averaged 7.6 ppg and 5.1 rpg with the Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics, Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets in six NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1981-82 and 1984-85. Investor became commissioner of the National Inline Basketball League in New York.

Dwight "Bo" Lamar, Southwestern Louisiana - Averaged 19.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 4.4 apg with the San Diego Conquistadors/Sails and Indiana Pacers in three ABA seasons from 1973-74 through 1975-76 before averaging 7.1 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers in one NBA season in 1976-77. Worked for the parish sheriff's office in Lafayette, La., teaching classes such as CPR, first aid, disease prevention, etc.

Jeff Lamp, Virginia - Averaged 5.1 ppg with the Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in six NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1988-89. Worked for the NBA's events division in Paris, France. He also ran a sports marketing company in San Diego and was part of the NBA's educational team that helped incoming rookies adjust to being a professional and current players prepare for life after basketball.

Jerome Lane, Pittsburgh - Averaged 5.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg with the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers in five NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 1992-93. Assistant coach at Central-Hower High School in his native Akron, Ohio.

Trajan Langdon, Duke - Averaged 5.4 ppg with the Cleveland Cavaliers in three seasons from 1999-2000 through 2001-02. Played overseas in Italy, Turkey and Moscow en route to being named to Euroleague All-Decade Team at end of the 2000s. Based in Arlington, Va., while working as the San Antonio Spurs' eastern region pro personnel scout.

Bob Lanier, St. Bonaventure - Six-time All-Star averaged 20.1 ppg and 10.1 rpg with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks in 14 NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1983-84. Compiled a 12-25 record (.324) as coach of the Golden State Warriors in 1994-95. Director/Special Programs for the NBA.

York Larese, North Carolina - Averaged 5.1 ppg with the Chicago Packers and Philadelphia Warriors in one NBA season in 1961-62. Coached the ABA's Nets to a 39-45 record in 1969-70 before becoming manager/promotions team sports for Puma USA and a scout for the Indiana Pacers.

Byron Larkin, Xavier - Played professionally five years in Latin America. Became financial advisor with Lifetime Financial Planning. Brother of Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was also a radio analyst for his alma mater.

David "Big Daddy" Lattin, Texas Western - Averaged 4.5 ppg and 3.8 rpg with the San Francisco Warriors and Phoenix Suns in two NBA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69 before averaging 9.3 ppg and 6 rpg with the Pittsburgh Condors and Memphis Tams in three ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1972-73. Public relations executive with a Houston-based liquor distributor.

Tony Lavelli, Yale - Averaged 6.9 ppg with the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks in two NBA seasons in 1949-50 and 1950-51. Accomplished accordion player went on tour for three years with the Harlem Globetrotters, playing for the opposing team and providing the halftime music. Studied at the Juilliard School of Music before devoting his life to music by writing thousands of songs and entertaining at nightclubs and theaters.

Dennis "Mo" Layton, Southern California - Averaged 6.9 ppg and 2.6 apg with the Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Tams, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs in six NBA/ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1977-78. Volunteer assistant coach at Rutgers worked as the director of recreation for South Orange (N.J.). Started blowing the whistle as a referee at the amateur level in the late 1980s.

Hal Lear, Temple - Played in three games for the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors in 1956-57 before playing 10 seasons in the Eastern Basketball League, becoming MVP in 1956-57 and averaging 39.7 ppg for Easton in 1960-61. Also averaged 13.1 ppg for Los Angeles and Cleveland in the ABL in 1961-62. Retired to Phoenix after a 30-year career at Albert Einstein School of Medicine as an Executive Administrator of the Department of Psychiatry.

Alfred "Butch" Lee, Marquette - Averaged 8.1 ppg and 3.2 apg with the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers in two NBA seasons in 1978-79 and 1979-80. Owned two restaurants (one in Ponce) and coached pro ball in Puerto Rico before starting a sign business in San Juan.

Clyde Lee, Vanderbilt - Averaged 7.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg with the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers in 10 NBA seasons from 1966-67 through 1975-76. President of "Spark," a youth counseling organization in Nashville, Tenn.

Keith Lee, Memphis State - Averaged 6.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Jersey Nets in three NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 1988-89. Player-coach for the USBL's Jackson Jackals. Worked security at the Breath of Life Christian Academy near Memphis.

Ron Lee, Oregon - Averaged 7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 3.8 apg with the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons in six NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1981-82. Also played in Italy. Went on to play in Sweden while working odd jobs and living with his family.

Russell Lee, Marshall - Averaged 2.9 ppg with the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Jazz in three NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1974-75. Operations manager for Sears Logistic Group in Atlanta.

Bob "Slick" Leonard, Indiana - Averaged 9.9 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Packers/Zephyrs in seven NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1962-63. Compiled a 186-264 record (.413) in six seasons with the Zephyrs (1962-63), Baltimore Bullets (1963-64) and Indiana Pacers (1976-77 through 1979-80). Analyst on the Pacers' radio broadcasts.

Ronnie Lester, Iowa - Averaged 7.3 ppg and 4 apg with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers in six NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1985-86. Longtime scout became vice-president of the Lakers.

Bob Lewis, North Carolina - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the San Francisco Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in four NBA seasons from 1967-68 through 1970-71. Worked at John F. Kennedy Center for Culture in Washington, D.C.

Mike Lewis, Duke - Averaged 12.1 ppg and 11.9 rpg with the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Pipers, Pittsburgh Condors and Carolina Cougars in six ABA seasons from 1968-69 through 1973-74. Outside sales representataive for a sporting good company and a paper company.

Quincy Lewis, Minnesota - Averaged 3.6 ppg with the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves in four NBA seasons from 1999-2000 through 2003-04 (did not play in the league in 2002-03). Played overseas in Israel, Spain and Greece.

Todd Lichti, Stanford - Averaged 7.9 ppg with the Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics in five NBA seasons from 1989-90 through 1993-94. Commentator for the Nuggets.

Paul Lindemann, Washington State - Played AAU basketball with the Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips 66 Oilers for five seasons from 1941-42 through 1945-46 (national AAU champions in 1945 and 1946). Worked for Phillips Petroleum as a safety/loss prevention manager.

Jim Line, Kentucky - Consulting engineer in Russell, Kan.

Cleo Littleton, Wichita - Averaged 7.2 ppg with the AAU's Wichita Vickers in three seasons from 1955-56 through 1957-58. In 1987, he launched Litco Inc., a general contracting company specializing in underground tank removal and building demolition with annual sales ranging from $800,000 to $1.2 million. Littleton, self-employed for about 50 years, formed University State Bank in 1974, the first minority-owned bank in Wichita.

Bob Lloyd, Rutgers - Averaged 9 ppg with the New Jersey Americans/New York Nets in two ABA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Jim Valvano's roommate and backcourtmate was the Chairman and CEO of Mindscape, Inc., a video computer company producing CD-ROM software outside San Francisco (Novato, Calif.).

Lewis Lloyd, Drake - Averaged 13.8 ppg and 3.2 rpg with the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets in six NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1986-87.

Kevin Loder, Alabama State - Averaged 5.9 ppg and 2.3 rpg with the Kansas City Kings and San Diego Clippers in three NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1983-84. Lived in a homeless shelter in South Bend, Ind., when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1994 for dealing cocaine. Kicked around the CBA for a few years and floated from job to job before eventually losing all of his money.

Don Lofgran, San Francisco - Averaged 6.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg with the Syracuse Nationals, Indianapolis Olympians, Philadelphia Warriors and Milwaukee Hawks in four NBA seasons from 1950-51 through 1953-54.

Bill Logan, Iowa - President of a bank in his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa.

Henry Logan, Western Carolina - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 3.5 rpg with the Oakland Oaks/Washington Capitols in two ABA seasons in 1968-69 and 1969-70 before incurring a career-ending knee injury. Worked for years with Rockwell before Buncombe County Parks and Recreation in his hometown of Asheville, N.C.

Elliott Loughlin, Navy - Retired rear admiral spent the majority of his Naval career in the submarine service. As commander of the USS Queenfish in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he was awarded the Navy Cross after he and his crew rescued 18 British prisoners of war who had been aboard a sunken Japanese ship. Loughlin later won a second Navy Cross, the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. After the war, the served with the staff of the Atlantic submarine service, as executive officer of the Annapolis Naval Station and as commander of Submarine Squadron Three. He returned to the Naval Academy as director of athletics in 1954, and later served with the headquarters of NATO's Supreme Allied Command Atlantic and as commander of a cruiser destroyer flotilla in the Pacific. He rejoined the submarine service in 1964 as commander of Flotilla Six, and retired in 1968 after a final tour of duty as commander of the Washington Naval District.

Stan Love, Oregon - Averaged 6.8 ppg and 4 rpg with the Baltimore Bullets and Los Angeles Lakers in four NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1974-75. Worked as an aide for his brother's band, the Beach Boys, traveling with them and acting as caretaker for their Hawaii retreat. He went on to reside with his family in Oregon, directing basketball camps. His son, Kevin, became an immediate standout with UCLA.

Clyde Lovellette, Kansas - Averaged 17 ppg and 9.5 rpg with the Minneapolis Lakers, Cincinnati Royals, St. Louis Hawks and Boston Celtics in 11 NBA seasons from 1953-54 through 1963-64. Assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers in 1967 when they started their ABA franchise. After brief, unrewarding stints as a restaurateur and in car sales, he served as sheriff of Vigo County in his native Indiana (noted for raid on Terre Haute brothels) before teaching and coaching at White's Institute, a school for troubled youngsters in Wabash. Subsequently moved to Munising, Mich.

Jerry Lucas, Ohio State - Seven-time All-Star averaged 17 ppg and 15.6 rpg with the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New York Knicks in 11 NBA seasons from 1963-64 through 1973-74. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Memory expert and motivational speaker lived in Templeton, Calif., while working on revolutionary educational programs. Taught his memory and learning technique to many Fortune 500 companies and countless churches. He authored more than 60 books on learning, including The Memory Book, which was on the New York Times' best-seller list for 50 weeks and reached the No. 2 position behind All the President's Men, the investigative story that uncovered the Watergate scandal.

John Lucas II, Maryland - Averaged 10.7 ppg and 7 apg with six different NBA teams in 14 seasons from 1976-77 through 1989-90. Compiled a 173-258 coaching record (.401) with the San Antonio Spurs (1992-93 and 1993-94), Philadelphia 76ers (1994-95 and 1995-96) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2001-02 and 2002-03) in six seasons. Assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers during the Blake Griffin/Chris Paul era. After undergoing drug rehabilitation, Lucas started programs of his own to help other athletes. Also coached the Houston Wranglers in World Team Tennis.

Maurice Lucas, Marquette - Averaged 15.2 ppg and 10.8 rpg with the Spirits of St. Louis and Kentucky Colonels in two ABA seasons in 1974-75 and 1975-76 before averaging 14.4 ppg and 8.8 rpg with six different teams in 12 NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1987-88. Executive vice president for National Compu Screen in Portland, Ore., and VP of the NBA Players Association before becoming an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005. He also was a part-time announcer for the Blazers, head of an event marketing company called ML Sports and head of EID, a company that provided vendor security for plants, airports and military bases.

Hank Luisetti, Stanford - Joined the Navy, developed spinal meningitis and after his recovery rejected a $10,000 offer to play for a team in Chicago. He became a regional president of a travel firm until his retirement.

Ed Macauley, St. Louis - Averaged 17.5 ppg with the St. Louis Hawks and Boston Celtics in 10 NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1958-59. Coached the Hawks to two Western Division titles and a 89-48 record (.650) in 1958-59 and 1959-60. Basketball camp operation he ran was in eight states. Sports director for a couple of St. Louis TV stations while also serving as an announcer for several college conferences. Entered the investment business and worked with A.G. Edwards. Retired after selling his portion of local cable networks. Ordained deacon in the Catholic Church co-authored a book ("Homilies Alive") and companion web site that helped teach the art of giving sermons.

Durand "Rudy" Macklin, Louisiana State - Averaged 6.4 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks in three NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1983-84. Lived in Baton Rouge while serving as Director of the Governor's Council of Physical Fitness for Sports and creating a Bureau of Minority Health.

Don MacLean, UCLA - Averaged 10.9 ppg and 3.8 rpg with seven different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1992-93 through 2000-01. Analyst on his alma mater's radio broadcasts.

Mark Macon, Temple - Averaged 6.9 ppg with the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons in five NBA seasons from 1991-92 through 1995-96 before playing professionally overseas in Venezuela, Italy and China. Worked as the physical program director for the Abington (Pa.) YMCA, facilitating youth and adult recreation programs. Served as an assistant coach for his alma mater under Hall of Famer John Chaney for three seasons from 2003-04 through 2005-06 before accepting similar positions at Georgia State and Binghamton (named head coach prior to 2009-10 campaign and served in that capacity for three seasons).

Kyle Macy, Kentucky - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 4 apg with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers in seven NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1986-87 before playing three years professionally in Italy. He served as color analyst for his alma mater and was a Correspondent Banking Officer for Central Bank & Trust Company in Lexington, Ky., before becoming Morehead State's coach for nine seasons from 1997-98 through 2005-06 (106-144 record, .424).

Mark Madsen, Stanford - Averaged 2.2 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves in eight NBA seasons from 2000-01 through 2007-08. Assistant coach for the Utah Flash in NBA's D-League also enrolled in his alma mater's Graduate School of Business. Returned to Stanford as an assistant coach prior to the 2012-13 campaign.

Kevin Magee, UC Irvine - Played 12 seasons overseas in Italy, France, Israel and Spain before residing with his family in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. He dabbled in several business ventures before moving to Louisiana. He was killed at the age of 44 in an auto accident on I-55 south of Amite, La., on Oct. 22, 2003, while returning home after finishing the night shift at his job. His daughter, Brandy, was a starter for Texas' volleyball team.

Jeff Malone, Mississippi State - Averaged 19 ppg with the Washington Bullets, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat in 13 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1995-96. Coached Columbus (Ga.) Riverdragons in NBDL.

Karl Malone, Louisiana Tech - Averaged 25 ppg and 10.1 rpg with the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers in 19 NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 2003-04. Became director of basketball promotion and assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater and donated $350,000 to the school's athletic department. Malone, who was 3 when his father committed suicide, didn't have a relationship with daughter Cheryl Ford of the WNBA champion Detroit Shock until she was 17.

Mike Maloy, Davidson - Averaged 6.2 ppg and 3.8 rpg with the Virginia Squires and Dallas Chaparrals in three ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1972-73. Became an Austrian citizen and played professional basketball in Europe until he was 46. He lived in Vienna coaching boys club basketball teams and serving as lead singer for the Boring Blues Band.

John Mandic, Oregon State - Averaged 3.6 ppg with the Rochester Royals, Indianapolis Jets, Washington Capitols and Baltimore Bullets in three NBL/NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1949-50. Worked as a parole officer in Portland, Ore.

Danny Manning, Kansas - Averaged 14 ppg and 5.2 rpg with seven different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1988-89 through 2002-03. Returned to his alma mater in 2003 to assume the position of Director of Student-Athlete Development before becoming an assistant coach. Hired by Tulsa as head coach prior to 2012-13 campaign.

Pete Maravich, Louisiana State - Averaged 24.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 5.4 apg with the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans/Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics in 10 NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1979-80. After retiring from the NBA, he holed up in his Metairie, La., home like a recluse before turning his life around by finding religion. His evangelical faith included a Christian basketball camp in Clearwater, Fla. In addition to being a motivational speaker, he had an instructional videocassette series entitled Homework Basketball. He suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 40 due to an undiagnosed heart defect.

Stephon Marbury, Georgia Tech - Averaged 19.3 ppg, 3 rpg and 7.6 apg with five different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1996-97 through 2008-09 before playing professionally in China.

Jack Marin, Duke - Averaged 14.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg with the Baltimore Bullets, Houston Rockets, Buffalo Braves and Chicago Bulls in 11 NBA seasons from 1966-67 through 1976-77. Specialized in sports law and represented several professional athletes before becoming executive director of the Celebrity Player Golf Tour.

Donyell Marshall, Connecticut - Averaged 11.2 ppg and 6.7 rpg with eight different NBA teams in 15 seasons from 1994-95 through 2008-09. Served as an assistant coach with George Washington under Karl Hobbs, who was an aide at UConn when Marshall played with the Huskies, before accepting a similar position with Rider. Marshall also coached in the NBA D-League with the Maine Red Claws.

Tom Marshall, Western Kentucky - Averaged 5.7 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals and Detroit Pistons in four NBA seasons from 1954-55 through 1958-59. Shortly after entering the NBA, he was drafted into the military. Eventually, he compiled a 35-94 record (.271) as coach of the Royals for two seasons in 1958-59 and 1959-60. Following pro basketball, he and his wife owned and operated a bar and restaurant in Newport, Ky., for 3 1/2 years. The couple landed in Huntsville, Ala., where Marshall worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass, building windshields for airplanes. He moved to Florida after retiring in 1986.

Merlin "Mickey" Marty, Loras (Iowa) - Coached a total of six years at St. Joseph's in Mason City, Iowa, and St. Augustine's in Austin, Minn. Worked in sales for Zehenter's Sporting Goods of Dubuque for one year before buying a service station with his twin brother Milton. After selling his portion of the service station to Milt, he became general manager of Creslanes Bowling Center in Dubuque. He did this until 1965 when he accepted a similar position with a major recreation center in Galesburg, Ill., which he retired from in 1982. While owning the service station with his twin brother, they also refereed football and basketball games. During one year, they were gone almost 100 nights doing games.

Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky - Averaged 19.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 4 apg with the Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets in 11 NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 2003-04. Worked for ESPN as an analyst and was a partner in Ol Memorial Stable.

Bobby Joe Mason, Bradley - Member of the Harlem Globetrotters from 1962-74 before working in public relations for the troupe. Also served as an assistant to the Illinois comptroller prior to employment with the Springfield Housing Authority Community Center, coordinating after-school and summer programs for children ages 6 to 14.

Bob Mattick, Oklahoma A&M - Construction estimator in Florida before returning to his college hometown, where he oversaw Heritage Hall, a museum displaying the history of Oklahoma State University athletics.

Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell, UNC Charlotte - Averaged 12.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets in 11 NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1987-88. Color commentator for the Celtics.

Don May, Dayton - Averaged 8.8 ppg and 3.5 rpg with five different NBA teams in seven seasons from 1968-69 through 1974-75. His first job after basketball was with Converse working in promotions and sales. Later, he secured a job as an account executive for a TV station before entering a business venture with friends in 1982 creating a company that distributed industrial cleaning supplies. May also owned a couple of clock shops before filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Scott May, Indiana - Averaged 10.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons in seven NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1982-83. He went on to live in Bloomington, where he owned his own company. His son, Sean, became an All-American with North Carolina.

Lee Mayberry, Arkansas - Averaged 5.1 ppg and 3.6 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks and Vancouver Grizzlies in seven NBA seasons from 1992-93 through 1998-99. Returned to his hometown of Tulsa, scouting for the Golden State Warriors.

Clyde Mayes, Furman - Averaged 4 ppg and 3.8 rpg with four different NBA teams in two seasons in 1975-76 and 1976-77 before playing in Italy and France for eight seasons from 1977-78 through 1984-85. Went on to become an investment counselor.

Bob McAdoo, North Carolina - Five-time All-Star averaged 22.1 ppg and 9.4 rpg with seven different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1973-74 through 1985-86. He garnered NBA Rookie of the Year honors, three consecutive scoring crowns and an MVP Award in his first four years. Played seven campaigns overseas in Italy. Assistant coach for the Miami Heat.

Gale McArthur, Oklahoma A&M - Orthodontist before retiring in Ponca City, Okla.

Billy McCaffrey, Vanderbilt - Played professional basketball in Italy, Germany and Australia before becoming an assistant coach with St. Bonaventure.

Willie McCarter, Drake - Averaged 7 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers in three NBA seasons from 1969-70 through 1971-72. Scout for the Blazers before becoming a igh school coach in Gary, Ind., and an assistant at North Dakota State. Compiled a 33-48 record as University of Detroit coach in three seasons in the early 1980s before becoming a player agent. He was director of athletics for the Michigan prison system in 2005 when he suffered three strokes and underwent a surgery that removed a third of his brain.

John McCarthy, Canisius - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.4 rpg with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals, St. Louis Hawks and Boston Celtics in six NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1963-64. Coached his alma mater for three seasons from 1974-75 through 1976-77, compiling a 28-49 record.

George McCloud, Florida State - Averaged 9 ppg and 3.1 rpg with five different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1989-90 through 2001-02. Also played in Italy and CBA.

Julius McCoy, Michigan State - After a stint in the U.S. Army, he became the all-time leading scorer of the Eastern Basketball Association before working nearly 30 years in his home state for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was MVP in the EBA with Scranton in 1965-66.

E. "Branch" McCracken, Indiana - Coach of his alma mater compiled a 364-174 record (.677) in 24 seasons from 1938-39 through 1964-65 (served in the military during three campaigns from 1943-44 through 1945-46).

Rodney McCray, Louisville - Averaged 11.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 3.6 apg with the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls in 10 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1992-93. Built custom homes on vacant lots in the Houston area. CMC Custom Homes specializes in houses that are 5,000 square feet or less and cost $600,000 or less.

William "Red" McCrocklin, Western Kentucky - General Motors Corporation senior sales executive for the Buick Division after serving as a highly-decorated B-24 pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. The avid member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society retired in Florida before dying in June, 1982, at the age of 65.

Bob McCurdy, Richmond - Executive with Katz Media Corporation in New York. Lived in Weston, Conn., while running the Eastern Region sales branch of Clear Channel Communications.

Xavier McDaniel, Wichita State - Averaged 15.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg with five different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1985-86 through 1997-98. Coached a Slamball team on TNN.

Jim McDaniels, Western Kentucky - Averaged 19.9 ppg and 10.8 rpg with the Carolina Cougars and Kentucky Colonels in two ABA seasons in 1971-72 and 1975-76. Averaged 5.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers and Buffalo Braves in five NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1977-78. Worked as a real estate manager in Huntington Beach, Calif., from 1979-85. Coached two high schools and two small colleges (Pacific Christian and Azusa Pacific) from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s before relocating to Bowling Green, Ky. He remained active in the United Way and Salvation Army after moving to Charlotte, N.C.

Banks McFadden, Clemson - Longtime assistant football coach at his alma mater. He coached track, men's basketball and ran the intramural program from 1969-84.

Mike McGee, Michigan - Averaged 9.6 ppg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1981-82 through 1989-90. Also played in the Philippines. Coach/General Manager in China.

Billy McGill, Utah - Averaged 10.5 ppg and 4.3 rpg with eight different NBA/ABA franchises in five pro seasons from 1962-63 through 1969-70. Worked as a buyer at Hughes Aircraft for more than 20 years. Lived in Ladera Heights, Calif., while working as a material controller for Xontech Inc., a defense contractor.

George McGinnis, Indiana - Averaged 25.2 ppg, 12.9 rpg and 3.5 rpg with the Indiana Pacers in four ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1974-75 before averaging 17.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 3.8 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and Pacers in seven NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1981-82. Occasional TV analyst for the Pacers managed his company, GM Supply, which dealt in auto parts and components.

Dick McGuire, St. John's - Averaged 8 ppg and 5.7 apg with the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons in 11 NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1959-60. Coach of the Pistons and Knicks for seven seasons in the 1960s, compiling a 197-260 record (.431). He then became a scout for the Knicks and helped them assemble their two-time champion team sparked by Dave DeBusschere, Walt Frazier and Willis Reed en route to being employed by the franchise for almost 50 years.

Jim McIntyre, Minnesota - Several NBA teams held his rights (Rochester, Tri-Cities and Milwaukee). However, he chose instead to get involved in the Youth for Christ Movement although he did play two seasons (1952-53 and 1953-54) with the Akron Goodyears in the National Industrial Basketball League. Presbyterian reverend for congregations in the Twin Cities area.

Derrick McKey, Alabama - Averaged 11 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers in 15 NBA seasons from 1987-88 through 2001-02. Lives in Indianapolis but conducts basketball camps in his hometown of Meridian, Miss.

Tom McMillen, Maryland - Averaged 8.1 ppg and 4 rpg with the Buffalo Braves, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and Washington Bullets in 11 NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1985-86. Co-chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness under Bill Clinton. Elected in 1987 as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland.

Jim McMillian, Columbia - Averaged 13.8 ppg and 5.3 rpg with the Los Angeles Lakers, Buffalo Braves, New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers in nine NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1978-79 before playing two years for Bologna of the Italian League. Started a clothing company in New York, and then relocated it to North Carolina in 1984. Worked as a retail distributor for Polo Ralph Lauren while living in Greensboro, N.C.

Mark McNamara, California - Averaged 3.6 ppg and 3 rpg with five different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1982-83 through 1989-90. Advance scout for the Toronto Raptors. Worked as a stand-in for the furry alien life-form called a Wookie in "Return of the Jedi." Played in Europe and was an assistant coach of a boy's team in Alaska. Assistant director of a ski patrol while environmentalist lived in a cabin with a pet wolf.

Jimmy McNatt, Oklahoma - Worked for Phillips Petroleum more than 40 years.

Carl McNulty, Purdue - Played in one game with the NBA's Milwaukee Hawks in 1954-55. Won 453 high school games as coach at Kokomo, Ind.

Cliff Meely, Colorado - Averaged 8.4 ppg and 5.4 rpg with the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles in five NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1975-76. Worked with at-risk students as community liaison at Boulder (Colo.) High School after being charged in 1985 with possession of cocaine and two counts of selling the drug to an undercover officer.

Don Meineke, Dayton - The very first "NBA Rookie of the Year" averaged 6.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Fort Wayne Pistons and Rochester/Cincinnati Royals in five NBA seasons from 1952-53 through 1957-58. Spent 30 years in the broadcasting sales business before working in the home security industry.

Bill Melchionni, Villanova - Averaged 4.4 ppg with the Philadelphia 76ers in two NBA seasons in 1966-67 and 1967-68 before averaging 13.4 ppg and 6.4 apg with the New York Nets in six ABA seasons from 1969-70 through 1974-75 after refusing to go to the Phoenix Suns in the expansion draft. Joined the Nets' front office, serving as general manager for 1 1/2 years, when they merged with the NBA. Moved to Wall Street since 1977, becoming managing director in the fixed income department at Credit Suiss/First Boston, group.

Gene Melchiorre, Bradley - Opened a sporting goods store in Peoria, Ill.

Dean "The Dream" Meminger, Marquette - Averaged 6.1 ppg with the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks in six NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1976-77. Worked with youngsters in New York after coaching in the CBA, USBL and women's pro league. Also coached Manhattanville, a small liberal arts college 30 miles north of Manhattan. Meminger, who said his cocaine use escalated after leaving the NBA, worked as a substance-abuse counselor for several years while still using cocaine. He was treated at the Hazelden facility in Minnesota and had several relapses in the 1990s, ending up in a brownstone for transients in Harlem. In late November 2009, Meminger was hospitalized after a fire reportedly started by a crack pipe in a Bronx rooming house before he was found dead in a Hamilton Heights hotel of an apparent drug overdose in late August 2013. In a 2003 interview, he said his longest drug-free stint as an adult was three years.

Charley Mencel, Minnesota - Averaged 7 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the Minneapolis Lakers in two NBA seasons in 1955-56 and 1956-57. Retired as the CEO and president of Caterpillar Paving Products. He led the capital campaign that helped finance the renovation of the Gophers' Williams Arena.

Bill Menke, Indiana - His brother/teammate, Bob, founded a furniture company (OFS Brands Inc.) that expanded to more than 2,000 employees.

Ron Mercer, Kentucky - Averaged 13.6 ppg and 3.1 rpg with seven different NBA franchises in eight seasons from 1997-98 through 2004-05.

Joe C. Meriweather, Southern Illinois - Averaged 8.1 ppg and 5.6 rpg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1975-76 through 1984-85 before playing overseas in Spain and Italy. Coach/General Manager of the Kansas City Mustangs women's team from 1992 to 1995. He also coached in the Kansas City metro area at Bishop Hogan High School, Penn Valley Community College and the Park University women.

Porter Meriwether, Tennessee A&I - Averaged 3.8 ppg with the Syracuse Nationals in one NBA season in 1962-63. Worked for the law office of the Cook County Public Defender in Chicago.

Tom Meschery, St. Mary's - Averaged 12.7 ppg and 8.6 rpg with the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and Seattle SuperSonics in 10 NBA seasons from 1961-62 through 1970-71. After spending one year coaching the ABA's Carolina Cougars and two years as an assistant to Lenny Wilkens in Portland, Meschery enrolled in the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop. He opend an ill-fated bookstore in Truckee before teaching English at Reno High School, leading a creative writing class at Sierra College and publishing a book of his poetry.

Dave Meyers, UCLA - Averaged 11.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Milwaukee Bucks in four NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1979-80. Elementary school teacher lives in Temecula, Calif.

Chris Mihm, Texas - Averaged 7.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in nine NBA seasons from 2000-01 through 2008-09.

George Mikan, DePaul - Averaged 22.6 ppg with the Chicago American Gears and Minneapolis Lakers in nine NBL/BAA/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1955-56. After brief stints as an executive and coach of the Lakers, he was a lawyer and civic leader in Minneapolis before serving as the first commissioner of the defunct ABA.

Vern Mikkelsen, Hamline (Minn.) - Averaged 14.4 ppg with the Minneapolis Lakers in 10 NBA seasons from 1949-50 through 1958-59. Ran an insurance business.

Eddie Miles, Seattle - Averaged 13.4 ppg and 3.1 rpg with the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets and New York Knicks in nine NBA seasons from 1963-64 through 1971-72. Worked as a government accountant and financial services agent. Coached at the high school and college levels after serving as an assistant with his alma mater for its final two seasons at the NCAA Division I level.

Larry Miller, North Carolina - Averaged 13.6 ppg and 5 rpg with five different ABA teams in seven seasons from 1968-69 through 1974-75. Lived in Virginia Beach where he was involved in construction and was a real estate broker.

Reggie Miller, UCLA - Averaged 18.2 ppg, 3 rpg and 3 apg with the Indiana Pacers in 18 seasons from 1987-88 through 2004-05. National network TV commentator.

Chris Mills, Arizona - Averaged 11.2 ppg and 4.9 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors in 10 NBA seasons from 1993-94 through 2002-03.

Harold Miner, Southern California - Averaged 9 ppg with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers in four NBA seasons from 1992-93 through 1995-96. Settled in the Las Vegas area as a stay-at-home father after being active as a real estate investor.

Ryan Minor, Oklahoma - Third baseman with the Baltimore Orioles replaced Cal Ripken Jr. in lineup on September 20, 1998, ending Ripken's major league record of 2,632 consecutive games played. Coach and manager in the Orioles' farm system.

Roland Minson, Brigham Young - Put aside potential NBA career for three years of service as a Naval officer during the Korean War. Following his release from active duty, the New York Knicks again offered him a contract, but he chose to work in the banking industry. Minson was an assistant coach at his alma mater under Stan Watts for two years (1962-63 and 1963-64) and officiated WAC basketball games.

Mike Mitchell, Auburn - Averaged 19.8 ppg and 5.6 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs in 10 NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1987-88 before playing professionally in Italy until the late 1990s. Worked as a youth counselor in his adopted hometown of San Antonio, running after-school programs with his wife.

Todd Mitchell, Purdue - Averaged 5.1 ppg with the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs in one NBA season in 1988-89 before playing 10 seasons professionally in Europe and the Middle East (four in Italy, three in Greece, two in Israel and one in France). Color analyst for his alma mater's radio network and for ESPN-Plus TV. Part ownership of a Detroit-based car dealership was among his business interests.

Bill Mlkvy, Temple - Averaged 5.8 ppg and 3.3 rpg with the Philadelphia Warriors in one NBA season in 1952-53. After fulfilling a military obligation in the Army, he opened a dental practice in Bucks County (Pa.), where in retirement he ran four medical businesses as chairman.

Stan Modzelewski (Stutz), Rhode Island - Averaged 7.1 ppg with the New York Knicks and Baltimore Bullets in three seasons from 1946-47 through 1948-49. Referee officiated nine NBA seasons, including the 1952 Finals. Coached Washington/New York in the ABL before scouting one year for the Los Angeles Lakers. Affiliated with Universal Manufacturing Corporation in Paterson, N.J.

Doug Moe, North Carolina - Averaged 16.3 ppg and 6.8 rpg with the New Orleans Buccaneers, Oakland Oaks, Carolina Cougars and Virginia Squires in five ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1971-72. Compiled a 628-529 record (.543) with the San Antonio Spurs (1976-77 through 1979-80), Denver Nuggets (1980-81 through 1989-90) and Philadelphia 76ers (1992-93) in 15 seasons.

John Moir, Notre Dame - Played professionally with the Akron (Ohio) Firestones and Rochester (N.Y.) Seagrams and teams from Detroit and Cleveland. Held key positions in four major rubber companies. He was associated with Carlisle (Pa.) Tire & Rubber after moving from Akron, where he worked for Firestone Tire & Rubber.

Vic Molodet, North Carolina State - Played several years of AAU basketball with Goodyear, then found success as a salesman in the Asheville area before moving to Greensboro.

Sidney Moncrief, Arkansas - Four-time all-league first-team selection averaged 15.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.6 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks in 11 NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1990-91. Owned real estate and Arabian horses, sat as a director on two corporate boards, was an advisor to a savings and loan, and had voting rights in a public utility. Owned a Buick dealership in Little Rock, Ark., before being hired as coach of UALR in 1999. Became an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks.

Earl Monroe, Winston-Salem State - Four-time All-Star averaged 18.8 ppg, 3 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Baltimore Bullets and New York Knicks in 13 NBA seasons from 1967-68 through 1979-80. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Earl "The Pearl" took his flair for showmanship into the entertainment industry. He managed several singing groups and launched a record company called Pretty Pearl Records while also working as a TV commentator.

Rodney Monroe, North Carolina State - Averaged 3.4 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks in one NBA season in 1991-92 before playing in the CBA (Rochester and Florida) and overseas (Australia, Israel, Czech Republic, Italy and Spain). Lived in Florida while working with one of the biggest sports agencies, Interperformances, which primarily represents players in Europe.

Eric Montross, North Carolina - Averaged 4.5 ppg and 4.6 rpg with six different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1994-95 through 2001-02. Radio analyst for the Tar Heels.

Bill Morris, Washington - Served as his alma mater's freshman team coach from 1948-57 before gaining employment with Boeing Commercial Airline Company.

Max Morris, Northwestern - Averaged 8.6 ppg with the Chicago American Gears and Sheboygan Redskins in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1949-50. Played professional football for the Chicago Rockets and Brooklyn Dodgers. Merchandise manager of the tires division in Standard Oil's general office in Chicago. Took a job with the Union Starch company and was transferred to Columbus, Ind. He was with that firm for four years before he and his family moved to the Philippine Islands for four years. He returned to own and operated Max Morris Imports, Inc., which had a warehouse in Columbus and outlet stores at Nashville and Rockton, Ill.

Adam Morrison, Gonzaga - Averaged 7.5 ppg and 2.1 rpg with the Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers in three NBA seasons from 2006-07 through 2009-10 (missed entire 2007-08 campaign because of a knee injury). Played professionally overseas before joining his alma mater as a student assistant coach prior to the 2013-14 season.

Bob Morse, Pennsylvania - Played professionally in Italy and France for 14 seasons from 1972-73 through 1985-86 before making his home in Rome.

Lawrence Moten, Syracuse - Averaged 6.3 ppg with the Vancouver Grizzlies and Washington Bullets in three NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 1997-98. Played in the CBA and ABA plus Spain and Venezuela. Became the VP of player development for the ABA's Maryland Nighthawks. Returned to his alma mater to complete his degree in 2011-12, providing administrative and operational support for the basketball program.

Rick Mount, Purdue - Averaged 11.8 ppg and 2.4 apg with the Indiana Pacers, Kentucky Colonels, Utah Stars and Memphis Sounds in five ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1974-75. After an outdoors shop Mount opened went bankrupt, he operated summer "shooting" camps, helped the girls' high school basketball team in his native Lebanon, Ind., and sold the Shoot-Away, a net and ramp contraption that returns the basketball to the shooter.

Alonzo Mourning, Georgetown - Averaged 20 ppg and 9.7 rpg with the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat and New Jersey Nets in 10 seasons from 1992-93 through 2001-02 and 2003-04. Retired after 12 games in the 2003-04 campaign to undergo a kidney transplant. In late June 2009, returned to the Heat as VP of Player Programs and Development.

Ed Mullen, Marquette - Assistant basketball coach at his alma mater for one season in 1935-36. Player-coach for five seasons with the NBL's Oshkosh All-Stars. Attorney worked for the Veterans Administration in San Francisco.

Chris Mullin, St. John's - Five-time All-Star averaged 18.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3.5 apg with the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers in 16 NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 2000-01. One of the premier free-throw shooters in NBA history (86.5%) joined the front office of the Warriors as a special assistant. He subsequently aligned with ESPN as an analyst. Became coach of his alma mater in 2015.

Jeff Mullins, Duke - Averaged 16.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 3.8 apg with the St. Louis Hawks and San Francisco/Golden State Warriors in 12 NBA seasons from 1964-65 through 1975-76. Worked in athletic administration at his alma mater. Owned an auto dealership before coaching UNC Charlotte. Director of Athletics for UNCC before retiring.

George Munroe, Dartmouth - Averaged 6.1 ppg with the St. Louis Bombers and Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1946-47 and 1947-48. Industrialist worked his way up the executive ladder in a three-decade career with Phelps Dodge Corp., including vice president in 1962, president/director in 1966, CEO in 1969 and chair/CEO from 1975-87. Phelps Dodge is a Fortune 500 company and the nation's leading copper producer.

Eric Murdock, Providence - Averaged 9.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.4 apg with the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers in nine NBA seasons from 1991-92 through 1999-2000. Played with the Grand Rapids Hoops in the CBA after playing professionally in Italy. Served as director of player development for a couple of seasons with Rutgers.

Jack Murdock, Wake Forest - Coached his alma mater to an 8-18 record in 1965-66. Worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. World-class softball player became a member of the N.C. Softball Hall of Fame.

Allen Murphy, Louisville - Averaged 3.9 ppg with the Kentucky Colonels in one ABA season in 1975-76. Youth director in Birmingham, Ala.

Calvin Murphy, Niagara - Averaged 17.9 ppg and 4.4 apg with the San Diego/Houston Rockets in 13 NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1982-83. Claimed a national title in baton twirling as a teenager in 1963. Color analyst for the Rockets. Also has used his voice as a color commentator for PlayStation NBA Live.

Charles "Stretch" Murphy, Purdue - After a brief coaching career, John Wooden's teammate was hired by the Boys Clubs of America. In 1950, Murphy accepted a position as executive director of the Boys Club of Tampa, retiring in 1972.

Lamond Murray, California - Averaged 11.3 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and New Jersey Nets in 12 NBA seasons from 1994-95 through 2005-06. Played overseas in China.

Phil "Red" Murrell, Drake - Joined Phillips Petroleum after graduation and continued to work for the firm as a retail market specialist. Played with the Phillips Oilers, an AAU team, for seven years and earned a spot on the 1960 Pan-American team. Spent a quarter century with Phillips before workig for several years as the transportation director for Bartlesville, Okla., schools. In later years, he drove cataract patients to the doctor's office.

Willie Murrell, Kansas State - Averaged 13.1 ppg and 7.3 rpg with the Denver Rockets, Miami Floridians and Kentucky Colonels in three ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1969-70 after earning MVP honors in the EBA with Scranton in 1966-67. Former Globetrotter retired in Colorado.

Dikembe Mutombo, Georgetown - Averaged 9.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg and 2.7 bpg with six different NBA teams in 18 seasons from 1991-92 through 2008-09.

Lee Nailon, Texas Christian - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.1 rpg with six different NBA franchises in six seasons from 2000-01 through 2005-06. Played overseas in Russia, Lebanon and Puerto Rico.

Larry Nance, Clemson - Averaged 17.1 ppg and 8 rpg with the Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers in 13 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1993-94. Nance, a special assistant coach for the Cavs, moved up as a drag racer to the National Hot Rod Association circuit in 1997. He had a son play for Wyoming.

Charles 'Cotton" Nash, Kentucky - Averaged 3 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers and San Francisco Warriors in one NBA season in 1964-65 before averaging 8.5 ppg and 4.9 rpg with the Kentucky Colonels in one ABA season in 1967-68. Owned a real estate and investment company in Lexington, Ky.

Calvin Natt, Northeast Louisiana - Averaged 17.2 ppg and 6.8 rpg with five different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1979-80 through 1989-90. Funeral home director and boys high school coach in Denver area.

Willie Naulls, UCLA - Averaged 15.8 ppg and 9.1 rpg with the St. Louis Hawks, New York Knicks, San Francisco Warriors and Boston Celtics in 10 NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1965-66. Owned an auto dealership in Los Angeles before becoming an ordained minister. He sank $1 million of his $1.2 million savings into a project called Concerned Parents of America.

Don Nelson, Iowa - Averaged 10.3 ppg and 4.9 rpg with the Chicago Zephyrs, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in 14 NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1975-76. Won more than 1,100 games in his first 26 seasons as an NBA coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks.

Dick Nemelka, Brigham Young - Went on a Mormon mission and played AAU basketball before averaging 5.5 ppg with the Utah Stars in one ABA season in 1970-71 when they won a championship. Attorney in Salt Lake City.

Jerry Nemer, Southern California - One of three young attorneys who founded a law firm in 1948 to serve Los Angeles' growing post-war commercial community. Their experience in corporate law and the apparel industry led to the establishment of a practice focused on insolvency and litigation counsel for the wholesale beverage, liquor and garment industries.

Johnny Neumann, Mississippi - Averaged 14.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 3.1 apg with the Memphis Pros/Tams, Utah Stars, Virginia Squires, Indiana Pacers and Kentucky Colonels in five ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1975-76 before averaging 5.6 ppg with the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers in two NBA seasons in 1976-77 and 1977-78. Sold used cars in California before coaching pro teams in Greece and Cyprus and the Louisville Shooters in the Global Basketball Association. Lived in Athens after being fired in 2002 as coach of the Lebanese national team.

Paul Neumann, Stanford - Averaged 11 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3.2 apg with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors in six NBA seasons from 1961-62 through 1966-67. Worked in the financial industry in San Jose.

Albert "Ab" Nicholas, Wisconsin - Milwaukee financier gave $10 million to his alma mater to help build its new arena.

Jack Nichols, Washington - Averaged 10.4 ppg with the Washington Capitols, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Milwaukee Hawks and Boston Celtics in nine NBA seasons from 1948-49 through 1957-58. Upon his retirement as a player, Dr. Nichols served as the team dentist for the University of Washington and for the Seattle SuperSonics.

Ken Norman, Illinois - Averaged 13.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg with the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks in 10 NBA seasons from 1987-88 through 1996-97. Became a professional softball player.

Mike Novak, Loyola (Ill.) - Averaged 6.9 ppg with the Chicago Bruins/Studebakers, Sheboygan Redskins, Syracuse Nationals, Rochester Royals and Philadelphia Warriors in 12 NBL/NBA seasons from 1939-40 through 1949-50 and 1953-54.

Paul Nowak, Notre Dame - Averaged 4.2 ppg in NBL in four seasons from 1938-39 through 1941-42. Worked for industrial giants like Firestone that sponsored a topflight AAU team. Except for Navy service, Nowak stayed with Firestone from 1938 until 1957 when he moved to Florida and went into business. He wasn't on the Gulf Coast a year before heading up the Chamber of Commerce and later lost a bid to become a district city commissioner.

Ed O'Bannon, UCLA - Averaged 5 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks in two NBA seasons in 1995-96 and 1996-97. Played professionally in Europe (Italy, Spain, Greece and Poland) before becoming a Toyota salesman/marketing director in the Las Vegas area. Lead plaintiff in lawsuit against the NCAA, disputing the organization's use of the images of its former student-athletes for commercial purposes.

Eddie O'Brien, Seattle - Infielder-outfielder played five seasons (1953 and 1955 through 1958) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, hitting .236 in 231 games. Served as his alma mater's athletic director for 12 years from the late 1960s to 1980. Runs baseball camps with twin brother Johnny in the Northwest.

Jim O'Brien, Boston College - Averaged 5.9 ppg and 4.1 apg with the Pittsburgh Condors, Kentucky Colonels and San Diego Conquistadors in four ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1974-75. Coach of St. Bonaventure, Boston College and Ohio State for more than 20 seasons.

Johnny O'Brien, Seattle - Infielder-pitcher played six seasons (1953 and 1955 through 1959) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Braves. Hit .250 and compiled 1-3 pitching record in 339 games. Former King County (Wash.) councilman and general manager of the Kingdome. Runs baseball camps with twin brother Eddie in the Northwest.

Bud Ogden, Santa Clara - Averaged 3.5 ppg with the Philadelphia 76ers in two NBA seasons in 1969-70 and 1970-71. Sold real estate in the Bay Area for two decades before going into youth sports and high school coaching and teaching. He became a ninth-grade algebra teacher at Valley Christian High School in San Jose.

Don Ohl, Illinois - Averaged 15.9 ppg, 3 rpg and 3.1 apg with the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets and St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks in 10 NBA seasons from 1960-61 through 1969-70. Survivor of six-way bypass surgery retired from a career in the bank insurance business to care for his wife stricken with Alzheimer's disease.

Mike O'Koren, North Carolina - Averaged 8.2 ppg and 3.4 rpg with the New Jersey Nets and Washington Bullets in eight NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1987-88. Radio analyst before becoming an assistant coach for the Nets.

Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston - Twelve-time All-Star averaged 21.8 ppg, 11.1 rpg and 3.1 bpg with the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors in 18 seasons from 1984-85 through 2001-02. Six-time All-NBA first-team selection was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Split time between his ranch near Houston (buying real estate in cash-only purchases) and Jordan, where he pursued Islamic studies.

John Oldham, Western Kentucky - Averaged 7.3 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons in two NBA seasons in 1949-50 and 1950-51. Coached at Tennessee Tech and his alma mater before serving as WKU's director of athletics.

Frank Oleynick, Seattle - Averaged 5 ppg with the Seattle SuperSonics in two NBA seasons in 1975-76 and 1976-77. Tried a start-up league in Hawaii, then played in Italy before giving up basketball. After more than a dozen years of computer marketing, he became executive director/co-founder of Future Stars Basketball Academy.

Mike Olliver, Lamar - Student assistant coach at his alma mater under Mike Newell in 1992-93 before returning to his hometown in North Carolina and coaching at Southern Wayne High School.

Oscar "Sonny" Olson, Carleton (Minn.) - Returned to his Minnesota hometown, where he became president and chairman of the First Bank of Braham.

Dick O'Neal, Texas Christian - Dentist/orthodontist worked in his hometown of Fort Worth, Tex. Also served as president of the Fort Worth School Board of Education for almost 10 years.

Shaquille O'Neal, Louisiana State - Averaged 23.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg and 2.3 bpg with six different NBA franchises in 19 seasons from 1992-93 through 2010-11. His first of four rap albums, Shaq Diesel, went platinum. General partner of a group that spent nearly $100 million for affordable housing communities throughout Colorado. Analyst on TNT program Inside the NBA.

Bernie Opper, Kentucky - Averaged 3.4 ppg with Detroit in two NBL seasons in 1939-40 and 1940-41. Representative for several southern California factories.

Eddie Oram, Southern California - Averaged 3.8 ppg with Chicago in 1939-40 and Syracuse in 1947-48. Also averaged 7.2 ppg for the barnstorming Los Angeles Red Devils in 1946-47 and 5.3 ppg for St. Paul in the PBLA in 1947-48.

Chuck Orebaugh, Drake - Teacher had a successful high school coaching career in the Des Moines school system and also was on his alma mater's staff several years. Played for several AAU basketball teams. Orebaugh was in the athletic equipment repair business with his father. Spent his winters in Florida for several years after retiring from teaching and living in Waterville, Minn.

Kevin O'Shea, Notre Dame - Averaged 5.2 ppg and 2.3 rpg with the Minneapolis Lakers, Milwaukee Hawks and Baltimore Bullets in three NBA seasons from 1950-51 through 1952-53. Coached the ABL's San Francisco Saints a portion of the 1961-62 season. Co-founded an insurance company in San Francisco before retiring from business in 1992. Served two years on San Francisco board of supervisors.

Don Otten, Bowling Green - Averaged 11.9 ppg with the Buffalo Bisons, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Washington Capitols, Baltimore Bullets, Fort Wayne Pistons and Milwaukee Hawks in seven NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1952-53. Worked as an industrial engineer for Ford in Lima, Ohio.

Billy Owens, Syracuse - Averaged 11.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 2.8 apg with six different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1991-92 through 2000-01. Philadelphia area native worked out NBA draft hopefuls for his former agent (Arn Tellem).

Eddie Owens, UNLV - Played in eight games with the Buffalo Braves in 1977-78.

Ken Owens, Idaho - Played for Athletes in Action before becoming a local high school assistant coach under his former J.C. coach. Served as an assistant at Columbia Basin College at Pasco, Wash. He also worked as a mental health counselor and took up weightlifting.

Alva "Allie" Paine, Oklahoma - Servied in the Army before playing for the San Diego Dons and Oklahoma City Drillers in the Professional Basketball League of America in 1947-48. Basketball and baseball coach for Phillips University (Okla.) in the mid-1950s prior to serving as president of Robert R. Nigh Associates for 35 years. Paine played noon basketball at the YMCA every day into his 80s.

Togo Palazzi, Holy Cross - Averaged 7.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg with the Boston Celtics and Syracuse Nationals in six NBA seasons from 1954-55 through 1959-60. Coached women's team at his alma mater before coaching men at Framingham State.

Wally Palmberg, Oregon State - Teacher and coach at Astoria (Ore.) High School.

Robert Parish, Centenary - Nine-time All-Star averaged 14.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 1.5 bpg with the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls in 21 NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1996-97. Retired in Charlotte.

Barry Parkhill, Virginia - Averaged 5.6 ppg with the Virginia Squires and Spirits of St. Louis in three ABA seasons from 1973-74 through 1975-76. Worked as a consultant with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Company between head coaching stints at William & Mary and St. Michael's College. He served as an assistant coach at William & Mary (43-68 in four seasons from 1983-84 through 1986-87) and Navy before toiling at his alma mater in a variety of capacities (associate director of regional development, director of alumni development, director of capital projects for athletics and associate director of athletics for development).

Jack Parkinson, Kentucky - Played in four games with the NBA's Indianapolis Olympians in 1949-50. Pitcher-manager for a semi-professional baseball team. He played with the Whiskered Wizards basketball team of St. Augustine, Fla., and with the Toledo Mercurys, who traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Partner in a wholesale plumbing and heating supply company in Muncie, Ind.

Jack Parr, Kansas State - Averaged 4 ppg and 4.2 rpg with the Cincinnati Royals in one NBA season in 1958-59. Owned a consulting firm in Salina, Kan., and was a Big Eight Conference basketball official.

Bob Patterson, Tulsa - Owner and CEO of Mid America Land Grain & Cattle Company.

Jim Paxson, Dayton - Averaged 14.3 ppg and 2.9 apg with the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics in 11 NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1989-90. General Manager of the Cavaliers.

John Paxson, Notre Dame - Averaged 7.2 ppg and 3.6 apg with the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls in 11 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1993-94. Color commentator for the Bulls' TV network before becoming general manager of the franchise.

Gary Payton, Oregon State - Averaged 16.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 6.7 apg and 1.8 spg with five different NBA franchises in 17 seasons from 1990-91 through 2006-07. Served as a studio analyst for NBA TV and as an occasional substitute analyst on The NBA on TNT. Worked on trying to bring an NBA franchise back to Seattle.

Anthony Peeler, Missouri - Averaged 9.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 2.4 apg with five different NBA franchises in 13 seasons from 1992-93 through 2004-05. Served as an assistant coach in China and with Virginia Union.

James "Scoonie" Penn, Ohio State - Played overseas in Italy, Serbia/Croatia and Greece.

Will Perdue, Vanderbilt - Averaged 4.7 ppg and 4.9 rpg with the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers in 13 NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 2000-01. Became an analyst for ESPN Radio.

Sam Perkins, North Carolina - Averaged 11.9 ppg and 6 rpg with the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics and Indiana Pacers in 17 NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 2000-01. Started a production company in Seattle called "848 Productions." Owned NEO Soul in Dallas and hosted his own local radio show every Sunday night.

Ronnie Perry, Holy Cross - Senior vice president at Whittier Partners, a real estate brokerage firm in Sudbury, Mass. Served from time to time as a TV analyst for college basketball games throughout New England.

Chuck Person, Auburn - Averaged 14.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 2.8 apg with five different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1986-87 through 1999-2000. Assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bob Pettit, Louisiana State - Eleven-time All-Star averaged 26.4 ppg, 16.2 rpg and 3 apg with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks in 11 NBA seasons from 1954-55 through 1964-65. Ten-time All-NBA first-team selection was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Financier was former chairman of Jefferson Guaranty Bank in Metairie, La.

Roger Phegley, Bradley - Averaged 8.7 ppg with five different NBA teams in six seasons from 1978-79 through 1983-84. After playing professionally in Europe, he returned to his hometown (Peoria, Ill.) and sold insurance for State Farm.

Milton "Milky" Phelps, San Diego State - Gave his life for his country during World War II in the crash of a Navy torpedo bomber.

Andy Phillip, Illinois - Averaged 9.1 ppg and 5.4 apg with the Chicago Stags, Philadelphia Warriors, Fort Wayne Pistons and Boston Celtics in 11 NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1957-58. Compiled a 6-4 record (.600) in a brief stint as coach of the St. Louis Hawks in 1958-59 before coaching the ABL's Chicago Majors in 1961-62. Probation supervisor in Riverside County (Calif.).

Eddie Phillips, Alabama - Averaged 3.2 ppg with the New Jersey Nets in one NBA season in 1982-83 before playing overseas in Italy, Spain and Israel. "As a Christian, it was a very religious experience," Phillips said while counting his stint in Israel as having the most impact on him. "I loved being able to actually walk in the same path and touch the same things as the people who I read about in the Bible." Upon finding it increasingly difficult to advance in the business world following his hoop retirement in the mid-1990s, he returned to his alma mater and received his degree in general business in December 2011.

Gary Phillips, Houston - Averaged 6.6 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Boston Celtics and San Francisco Warriors in five NBA seasons from 1961-62 through 1965-66. Lived in Houston where he was in the real estate business. Relocated to Hunt, Tex., where he owned and operated a mini-storage warehouse in Kerrville.

Ricky Pierce, Rice - Averaged 14.9 ppg and 2.4 rpg with eight different NBA teams in 16 seasons from 1982-83 through 1997-98. Owns a ranch in Sugarland, Tex.

John Pilch, Wyoming - Played in nine games with the Minneapolis Lakers in 1951-52. Worked for the Franklin Insurance Company in Cheyenne, Wyo.

John Pinone, Villanova - Played in seven games with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and averaged 18 ppg and 7 rpg with Ohio (CBA) in 1983-84. Played professionally in Spain for nine seasons from 1984-85 through 1992-93.

Chris Porter, Auburn - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.7 rpg with the Golden State Warriors in one NBA season in 2000-01. Played in the CBA, USBL and overseas (Portugal, Philippines and China).

Howard Porter, Villanova - Averaged 9.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets in seven NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1977-78. Senior probation officer for Ramsey County (Minn.) after getting clean from drugs with the help of a colleague working with him loading furniture for a construction firm in Orlando. Earlier, Porter failed at running a club in Florida and a convenience store.

Rolf Poser, Wisconsin - Cardiologist was member of one of the oldest family-run medical clinics in the state in Columbus.

Fred Pralle, Kansas - Played for AAU champion Phillips 66 Oilers in late 1930s and early 1940s. Served as public relations director for Phillips Petroleum before earning a Phillips dealership in Gainesville, Fla. After retiring, he worked in the motion picture and real estate fields.

Mike Pratt, Kentucky - Averaged 5.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg with the Kentucky Colonels in two ABA seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72. Head coach of UNC Charlotte and assistant for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets before becoming a Louisville businessman and TV analyst.

Paul Pressey, Tulsa - Averaged 10.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 5.1 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors in 11 NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1992-93. Assistant coach for the Orlando Magic had two sons play for Missouri's Top 10 team in 2011-12.

Jim Price, Louisville - Averaged 10 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 3.7 apg with five different NBA teams in seven seasons from 1972-73 through 1978-79. Assistant coach with the Bucks and at Butler. Women's coach at IUPUI.

Mark Price, Georgia Tech - Averaged 15.2 ppg and 6.7 apg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic in 12 seasons from 1986-87 through 1997-98. High school coach at a private academy in Georgia before becoming a partner in a real estate investment firm in Atlanta.

Lou Pucillo, North Carolina State - Assistant coach at his alma mater under Everett Case for three seasons in the early 1960s. President/owner of Lou E. Pucillo, Inc., a beverage brokerage company in Raleigh, after working for a friend of Wolfpack coach Everett Case in the liquor distribution business.

Bennie Purnell, Murray State - Tennis coach at his alma mater.

Dave Quabius, Marquette - Averaged 4.7 ppg with Sheboygan and Oshkosh in four NBL seasons from 1938-39 through 1940-41 and 1942-43. Assistant coach for his alma mater briefly before becoming a manufacturer's agent specializing in engineering work for machines. Involved in an auto accident that partially paralyzed his left arm and leg.

Art Quimby, Connecticut - Spent over 30 years as an administrator within the Connecticut Vocational Technical School system. He held a number of positions, ranging from simply working at the state department overseeing the schools to being headmaster (principal) for a time at Ellis Regional Vocational Technical School in Killingly, Conn.

Ray Ragelis, Northwestern - Averaged 1.3 ppg with the Rochester Royals in one NBA season in 1951-52. Served in the military for two years before coaching at Lake Forest College and at his alma mater as an assistant. Also toiled as an ironworker in the Calumet area.

Frank Ramsey, Kentucky - Averaged 13.4 ppg and 5.5 rpg with the Boston Celtics in 10 NBA seasons from 1954-55 through 1963-64. Became president of a bank in Dixon, Ky.

Terry Rand, Marquette - Played nine years in the National Industrial Basketball League with the Denver Truckers, worked with an aerospace firm and became a stockbroker. In 1970, he became president of Funds Inc., a Houston-based mutual fund management company. In 1974, he was briefly back in his hometown of Green Bay, Wis., between careers, having invested in and prospected for power from geothermal sources in California. He left that in 1978 to form an oil and gas exploration business in Dallas named Xenerex. It apparently went bankrupt in the mid-1980s. His brother, Tom, was his longtime business partner.

Mark Randall, Kansas - Averaged 2.6 ppg with four different NBA teams in four seasons from 1991-92 through 1994-95. Scout and community ambassador for the Denver Nuggets.

Kelvin Ransey, Ohio State - Averaged 11.4 ppg and 5.2 apg with the Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets in six NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1985-86. Retired from the game at the age of 27 to become a Christian minister in Toledo before moving to Mississippi.

Sam Ranzino, North Carolina State - Averaged 2.2 ppg with the Rochester Royals in one NBA season in 1951-52. After serving in the Korean War, he spent time on the Wake County Board of Education before working as a lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Bob Rascoe, Western Kentucky - Played semi-professional basketball with the Phillips 66 Oil Company for four years before joining the ABA's Kentucky Colonels (7.7 ppg and 2.8 rpg in three seasons from 1967-68 through 1969-70). WKU's assistant coach in the mid-1970s before becoming the Director of Teacher Certification and Placement at his alma mater.

Ed Ratleff, Long Beach State - Averaged 8.8 ppg, 4 rpg and 2.7 apg with the Houston Rockets in five NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1977-78. Men's and women's coach at his alma mater before opening a State Farm insurance agency. He also coached golf at Fullerton College.

James Ray, Jacksonville - Averaged 3.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg with the Denver Nuggets in three NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1982-83. Worked for the Gateway Community Services in Jacksonville, where he was a counselor. Ray was stricken with a fatal lung condition called Sarcoidosis in 2001.

Jimmy Rayl, Indiana - Played for Goodyear's national AAU championship team before averaging 11.1 ppg and 3 rpg with the Indiana Pacers in two ABA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Worked for Xerox in his hometown of Kokomo, Ind.

Dexter Reed, Memphis State - Worked for school booster and Memphis businessman Avron Fogelman before becoming his alma mater's minority business developer in the purchasing department and earning a master's degree in athletic administration.

Hubert "Hub" Reed, Oklahoma City - Averaged 5.5 ppg and 5.1 rpg with the St. Louis Hawks, Cincinnati Royals, Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons in seven NBA seasons from 1958-59 through 1964-65.

Bryant Reeves, Oklahoma State - Averaged 12.5 ppg and 6.9 rpg with the Vancouver Grizzlies in six NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 2000-01 before retiring because of chronic back pain after the franchise moved to Memphis. Owns a 300-acre cattle ranch outside his small hometown of Gans, Okla., where he lives in a 15,000-square foot home.

Khalid Reeves, Arizona - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.2 apg six different NBA teams in six seasons from 1994-95 through 1999-2000. Served as an assistant coach for his high school alma mater in New York before playing in Costa Rica.

Don Rehfeldt, Wisconsin - Averaged 7.1 ppg and 5 rpg with the Baltimore Bullets and Milwaukee Hawks in two NBA seasons in 1950-51 and 1951-52. Avid bridge player achieved the rank of Life Master along with his wife. He also served on the Board of Education of his adopted hometown (Wisconsin Rapids).

J.R. Reid, North Carolina - Averaged 8.5 ppg and 5 rpg with seven different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1989-90 through 2000-01. Also played overseas (France and Spain). Became an assistant coach with Chowan College (N.C.).

Joe Reiff, Northwestern - Ensign in the Navy at Great Lakes played for a professional team from Whiting, Ind. Practiced law in Chicago and wrote a book called "Fundamentals of Basketball." Officiated Big Ten Conference games.

Jesse "Cab" Renick, Oklahoma A&M - Part Indian joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federally funded public works project intended to promote environmental conservation, before attending junior college. Spent more than three years in the U.S. Naval Aviation and Primary Training Command. Played for and coached the Phillips 66ers, a prominent AAU team. Lived in Ardmore, Okla., when he died.

Bob Rensberger, Notre Dame - Played in 19 games with the Chicago Allmen Transfers/Stags in two NBL/NBA seasons in 1945-46 and 1946-47. Retired in South Bend after a teaching career in northern Indiana.

Shawn Respert, Michigan State - Averaged 4.9 ppg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns in four NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 1998-99. Played professionally in Italy before becoming director of basketball operations at Rice and serving as director of player development for the NBA Development League.

Glen Rice, Michigan - Averaged 18.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg with six different NBA franchises in 15 seasons from 1989-90 through 2003-04. He had a son play for Georgia Tech.

Joe Richey, Brigham Young - Assembled a book of poems ("Riding the Big Earth"). Wrote the Newark Review: "These poems trace the development of a young poet. Given the tradition he is from, a kind of humility and frankness have resulted, at the same time tender, which is what Walt Whitman asked from American poets."

Mitch Richmond, Kansas State - Averaged 21 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.5 apg with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Bullets and Los Angeles Lakers in 14 NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 2001-02.

John Richter, North Carolina State - Averaged 4.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Boston Celtics in one NBA season in 1959-60. Committed suicide in 1985.

Dick Ricketts, Duquesne - Averaged 9.3 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the St. Louis Hawks and Rochester/Kansas City Royals in three NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1957-58. Compiled a 1-6 pitching record in his only season with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959. Manager of industrial relations for Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y., when he died of leukemia in March 1988 at the age of 54.

Isaiah "J.R." Rider, UNLV - Averaged 16.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 2.7 apg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1993-94 through 2001-02.

Bill Ridley, Illinois - President of a management consulting firm and an insurance salesman before retiring in Springfield, Ill.

Tom Riker, South Carolina - Averaged 2.7 ppg with the New York Knicks in three NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1974-75. Lived in western North Carolina.

Pat Riley, Kentucky - Averaged 7.4 ppg with the San Diego Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns in nine NBA seasons from 1967-68 through 1975-76. Lakers commentator before compiling a 1,110-569 coaching record in 21 seasons with the Lakers and Miami Heat. Served as the Heat's general manager.

Arnie Risen, Ohio State - Averaged 12.2 ppg with the Indianapolis Kautskys, Rochester Royals and Boston Celtics in 13 NBL/NBA seasons from 1945-46 through 1957-58. Opened a home construction company in Rochester, where he spent most of his career. Later moved to Cleveland.

Eddie Riska, Notre Dame - Played with the Oshkosh All-Stars in the NBL before and after serving as a Navy officer in the South Pacific during World War II. Returned to his high school alma mater as basketball coach. Died in a Houston hospital in August 1992.

David Rivers, Notre Dame - Averaged 3.4 ppg with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers in three NBA seasons from 1988-89 to 1991-92. Continued to play professionally in Greece. Retiring from basketball in 2004, he spent his time running the various businesses he began during his playing career--International Academy of Sports Fundamentals and Education, Rivers-Clark Global Business Ventures and American International Players Association. Executive board member of CrossSports Mocean, Inc. (outdoor apparel) before becoming executive director and co-chairman of Integrity HealthFoods Inc.

Glenn "Doc" Rivers, Marquette - Averaged 10.9 ppg, 3 rpg and 5.7 apg with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs in 13 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1995-96. Cable network commentator before compiling a 170-158 coaching record for the Orlando Magic in five seasons from 1999-2000 to 2003-04. Coach of the Boston Celtics in 2007-08 when they won an NBA title and in 2009-10 when they lost in the Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers. He had two sons play basketball in power conferences.

Anthony Roberts, Oral Roberts - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.9 rpg with the Denver Nuggets and Washington Bullets in five NBA seasons from 1977-78 through 1980-81 and 1983-84. After a drug problem shortened his NBA career, he died at the age of 41 in March 1997 when a 19-year-old apartment complex neighbor in Tulsa shot him in the back during a heated argument.

Alvin Robertson, Arkansas - Averaged 14 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 5 apg with the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors in 10 NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1992-93 and 1995-96. Sentenced to a year in jail in August 1997 after pleading no contest to four misdemeanor charges stemming from confrontations with his ex-girlfriend.

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati - Twelve-time All-Star averaged 25.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 9.5 apg with the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks in 14 NBA seasons from 1960-61 through 1973-74. Owned three Cincinnati-area businesses (ORCHEM, ORPACK and ORDMS). Helped to build affordable housing in his hometown of Indianapolis. Served as his alma mater's interim head coach during the summer of 2004 when Bob Huggins was suspended.

Rick Robey, Kentucky - Averaged 7.6 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns in eight NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1985-86. Ran a Remax real estate business in Louisville.

David Robinson, Navy - Six-time All-Star averaged 21.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 3 bpg with the San Antonio Spurs in 14 seasons from 1989-90 through 2002-03 after serving two years in the military. "The Admiral" was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). His charitable activities included a $9 million commitment toward the construction and operation of The Carver Academy, an independent school for San Antonio students from a culturally diverse community.

Flynn Robinson, Wyoming - Averaged 14.5 ppg and 3.1 apg with five different NBA teams in seven seasons from 1966-67 through 1972-73 before averaging 8.8 ppg with the San Diego Conquistadors in one ABA season in 1973-74. Had a job in Chicago as a basketball instructor at a YMCA and was a prominent Masters League player (50 and over) before continuing to compete in the Senior Olympics. Moved to Los Angeles and conducted basketball clinics. Spends much of his retirement working with kids (976-Tuna), taking them out on a boat and teaching them how to fish.

Glenn Robinson Jr., Purdue - Averaged 20.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 2.7 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and San Antonio Spurs in 11 NBA seasons from 1994-95 through 2004-05. His son with the same name committed to play for Michigan starting in 2012-13.

Mike Robinson, Michigan State - He played with Athletes in Action USA and the Grand Rapids Tackers while working as an ombudsman for the Grand Rapids schools. Worked for General Dynamics in tank production, for Coca-Cola as a warehouse supervisor and for Solomon Software as a programmer. Owned MARZ Systems, specializing in home healthcare. Active in a 50-and-over competitive league, he represented his country in multiple World Masters Championships.

Rumeal Robinson, Michigan - Averaged 7.6 ppg and 3.5 apg with six different NBA teams in six seasons from 1990-91 through 1996-97. Also played in the CBA and in Europe plus with the EA Sports All-Stars. Beset by a strip club habit, he founded a real estate company in 2000 following a failed stint as a hip-hop producer. Strapped for cash, criminal scheming ensued. He wound up being sentenced to 6 1/2 years in jail for financial fraud and also allegedly caused his adoptive mother to be booted from her home in Cambridge, Mass., by tricking her into signing a deed that sold the house to a business associate.

Wil Robinson, West Virginia - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 2.9 apg with the Memphis Tams in one ABA season in 1973-74. Worked for Roadway Express before returning to his alma mater as a graduate assistant coach. Turned to the retail business to work for Pickway Shoes from 1984 to 1994 (including a stint as district coordinator in Buffalo). Rejoined Roadway Express as district supervisor in Grand isle, N.Y., before accepting a retail management position with the popular children's store chain Toyz-R-Us.

Dave Robisch, Kansas - Averaged 14.6 ppg and 8.4 rpg with the Denver Rockets/Nuggets, San Diego Sails and Indiana Pacers in five ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1975-76 before averaging 8.7 ppg and 5.2 rpg with six different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1976-77 through 1983-84. Working for the Illinois Department of Human Services, he gave inspirational speeches to students in an after-school program (Teen Reach).

John Roche, South Carolina - Averaged 12.6 ppg and 3.9 apg with the New York Nets, Kentucky Colonels and Utah Stars in five ABA seasons from 1971-72 to 1975-76 before averaging 8.4 ppg and 4 apg with the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets in four NBA seasons in 1975-76 and from 1979-80 through 1981-82. Became an attorney in Denver.

Gene Rock, Southern California - Played in 11 games for the NBA's Chicago Stags in 1947-48. Ex-Marine retired from the Los Angeles police department in 1979 as a captain.

Guy Rodgers, Temple - Averaged 11.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 7.8 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks in 12 NBA seasons from 1958-59 through 1969-70.

Lou Roe, Massachusetts - Averaged 2 ppg with the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors in two NBA seasons in 1995-96 and 1996-97. Competed in the CBA before playing professionally in Argentina, Italy, Mexico, South Korea and Spain. Joined alma mater's coaching staff as an assistant prior to 2012-13 campaign.

Carlos Rogers, Tennessee State - Averaged 7.4 ppg and 4.3 rpg with five different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1994-95 through 2001-02.

Marshall Rogers, Pan American - Averaged 3.8 ppg in 26 games with the NBA's Golden State Warriors in 1976-77. Returned to his hometown and worked as a substitute history teacher in the St. Louis school system before starting a lawn care business. Died at the age of 57 in mid-June 2011, ending his days in a wheelchair at a nursing home with both legs amputated because of diabetes.

Rodney Rogers, Wake Forest - Averaged 10.9 ppg and 4.5 rpg with seven different NBA franchises in 12 seasons from 1993-94 through 2004-05. Returned to his hometown of Durham, N.C., and was working for the city public works department as a heavy machinery operator in the winter of 2008 when he was paralyzed from the shoulders down as the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident while riding in the woods. He had also started his own trucking company and was usually the lead driver.

Wayne "Tree" Rollins, Clemson - Averaged 5.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg with five different NBA teams in 18 seasons from 1977-78 through 1994-95. Assistant coach before becoming an NBA developmental league coach.

Elwood "Woody" Romney, Brigham Young - Played semi-professional ball with the Denver Athletic Club for three years. Became coach at the Colorado School of Mines and Western State College. He organized the Western League (Class C baseball) and became president of the alliance. Romney owned the Denver Bears franchise.

Jalen Rose, Michigan - Averaged 14.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.8 apg with six different NBA franchises in 13 seasons from 1994-95 through 2006-07. Analyst for FOX Sports and ESPN.

Malik Rose, Drexel - Averaged 6.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg with four NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1996-97 through 2008-09. Lennie Rosenbluth, North Carolina--Averaged 4.2 ppg with the Philadelphia Warriors in two NBA seasons in 1957-58 and 1958-59. High school history teacher and basketball coach in Coral Gables, Fla.

Dick Rosenthal, Notre Dame - Banker and member of a council advising his alma mater's business school before being named Irish athletic director in 1987. He was instrumental in Notre Dame joining the Big East Conference.

Curtis Rowe, UCLA - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 7.2 rpg with the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics in eight NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1978-79. Community service worker in Detroit.

Clifford Rozier, Louisville - Averaged 4.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg with the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves in four NBA seasons from 1994-95 through 1997-98. Played in the CBA and USBL before some personal issues led to trouble with the law. His ex-wife had him committed various times to a psychiatric care facility under Florida's Baker Act.

John Rudometkin, Southern California - Averaged 6.3 ppg and rpg with the New York Knicks and San Francisco Warriors in three NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1964-65. Son of Russian immigrants became a lay preacher after enduring drug and cobalt cancer treatment to deal with an octopus-shaped malignant tumor that had encircled his heart.

Joe Ruklick, Northwestern - Averaged 3.5 ppg with the Philadelphia Warriors in three NBA seasons from 1959-60 through 1961-62. Reporter for the Chicago Defender.

Jeff Ruland, Iona - Averaged 17.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg with the Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons in eight NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1986-87, 1991-92 and 1992-93. Coach of his alma mater for nine seasons from 1998-99 through 2006-07. Became an assistant coach with the 76ers.

Bill Russell, San Francisco - Twelve-time All-Star averaged 15.1 ppg, 22.5 rpg and 4.3 apg with the Boston Celtics in 13 NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1968-69. Five-time MVP was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Compiled a 341-290 record (.540) with the Celtics (1966-67 through 1968-69), Seattle SuperSonics (1973-74 through 1976-77) and Sacramento Kings (1987-88) in eight seasons. Network analyst dabbled with acting but retreated to the quiet life on Mercer Island in Washington, and has a clothing line company called Center Court.

Michael "Campy" Russell, Michigan - Averaged 15.8 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks in nine NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1981-82 and 1984-85. Worked for a steel company before returning to college and earning his diploma more than 25 years after leaving school as an undergraduate.

Cazzie Russell, Michigan - Averaged 15.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg with the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls in 12 NBA seasons from 1966-67 through 1977-78. Assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks for a couple of years. Associate pastor at a Baptist church while teaching at a high school in Columbus, Ohio, before becoming coach at Savannah College of Arts and Design in Georgia.

Kent "Rip" Ryan, Utah State - Played three seasons as a halfback with the NFL's Detroit Lions from 1938 through 1940. Got into the oil business in Texas.

Kenny Sailors, Wyoming - Averaged 12.6 ppg and 2.8 apg with seven different NBA teams in five seasons from 1946-47 through 1950-51. Lived in Gakona, Alaska, where he owned a guided big-game hunting business with his son. He coached four girls' high school state champions, bring basketball to the Native Americans of the state. Had a winter home in Arizona but moved back to Laramie, Wyo., after his wife developed Alzheimer's and died in 2002.

Forest "Aggie" Sale, Kentucky - Coached basketball at his old Kavanaugh High School in Anderson County and later coached and taught at Harrodsburg High with time out to serve in the Navy during World War II. He retired from coaching in 1963 and served in the Kentucky General Assembly from 1972-82.

John Salley, Georgia Tech - Averaged 7 ppg and 4.5 rpg with five different NBA teams in 14 seasons from 1986-87 through 1999-2000. One of the hosts for Fox's Best Damned Sports Show Period.

Ralph Sampson, Virginia - Averaged 15.4 ppg and 8.8 rpg with the Houston Rockets, Golden State, Sacramento Kings and Washington Bullets in nine NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1991-92. Spent one year as an assistant coach at James Madison. Served as president of Sampson Sportswear in Richmond, Va., before becoming vice-president and general manager of an International Basketball League franchise (Richmond Rhythm). Also lived in Atlanta, where he hosted his own radio talk show and worked as a private coach for male and female big players. He had a son with same name play for Minnesota under coach Tubby Smith.

Juan "Pepe" Sanchez, Temple - Collected 20 points, 21 rebounds and 49 assists in 38 games with the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons in two NBA seasons in 2000-01 and 2002-03. Played professionally overseas in Greece and Spain.

Tom "Satch" Sanders, NYU - Averaged 9.6 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Boston Celtics in 13 NBA seasons from 1960-61 through 1972-73. Harvard's coach for four seasons from 1973-74 through 1976-77 before becoming NBA vice president for player programs.

Jason Sasser, Texas Tech - Scored 30 points in 14 games with the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Vancouver Grizzlies in two NBA seasons in 1996-97 and 1998-99. Also played in the CBA and overseas (Portugal, Germany and Kuwait).

Joe Schaaf, Pennsylvania - Served as an assistant coach for his alma mater and played for the Penn Athletic Club (Penn AC) in the Eastern Athletic League. Coached Reading (Pa.) Central Catholic High School for 24 years.

Billy Schaeffer, St. John's - Averaged 5.9 ppg with the New York Nets and Virginia Squires in three ABA seasons from 1973-74 through 1975-76. Worked with Price Waterhouse before becoming director of alumni relations at his alma mater.

Oscar "Ossie" Schectman, Long Island - Credited with scoring the first basket in NBA history when he averaged 8.1 ppg with the New York Knicks in one season in 1946-47. Worked in the garment district in New York before moving to Florida.

Steve Scheffler, Purdue - Averaged 1.9 ppg with the Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics in seven NBA seasons from 1990-91 through 1996-97. Owner of K S Specialties Inc., a food and beverages company in the greater Seattle area.

Dave Schellhase, Purdue - Averaged 2.8 ppg with the Chicago Bulls in two NBA seasons in 1966-67 and 1967-68. Coached Indiana State and Moorhead State (Minn.) before coaching high school at Cannelton, Ind. Became dean of students at Logansport (Ind.) High.

Jon Scheyer, Duke - Played in NBADL and overseas before returning to his alma mater as a special assistant under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Don Schlundt, Indiana - Played amateur basketball with the Peoria, Ill., Caterpillars in 1956 and worked as an insurance agent for 30 years.

Harv Schmidt, Illinois - Coached his alma mater to an 89-77 record (.536) in seven seasons from 1967-68 through 1973-74. Retired in Denver, where he had played AAU basketball with the D-C Truckers.

Dick Schnittker, Ohio State - Averaged 8.3 ppg and 3.8 rpg with the Washington Capitols and Minneapolis Lakers in six NBA seasons in 1950-51 and from 1953-54 through 1957-58.

Dave Scholz, Illinois - Played in one game with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in 1969-70. Worked for a steel fabricator in Nashville, Ill.

Detlef Schrempf, Washington - Averaged 13.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 3.4 apg with the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Seattle SuperSonics and Portland Trail Blazers in 16 NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 2000-01. Director of business development at a wealth management firm in Seattle.

Danny Schultz, Tennessee - Son Danny played for Tennessee Tech and grandson played for the Volunteers.

Charlie Scott, North Carolina - Averaged 30.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 5.2 apg with the Virginia Squires in two ABA seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72 before averaging 17.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 4.8 apg with the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets in nine NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1979-80. President of CTS Enterprises, a sports marketing firm in Atlanta.

Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech - Averaged 12.9 ppg and 2.8 rpg with six different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1990-91 through 1999-2000. Commentator for NBA TV and radio analyst for the Atlanta Hawks. Served as general manager of the ABA's Atlanta Vision.

Shea Seals, Tulsa - Played in four games with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers in 1997-98. Played overseas in France before joining the Mobile Revelers in the NBA Development League. Asked his alma mater to postpone his 2011 induction into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Seals was suspended from coaching and teacher duties at a local high school. Joined his alma mater as an assistant coach as part of Danny Manning's first staff in the spring of 2012.

Malik Sealy, St. John's - Averaged 10.1 ppg and 3.2 rpg with the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves in eight NBA seasons from 1992-93 through 1999-2000 before dying in a summer automobile accident.

Ken Sears, Santa Clara - Averaged 13.9 ppg and 7.8 rpg with the New York Knicks and San Francisco Warriors in eight NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1963-64. Also played in the ABL for the San Francisco Saints, averaging 17.7 ppg and 4.6 apg in 1961-62. Worked for a RV sales company in his native Watsonville, Calif. After regularly hitting the flea markets for bikes and shoes in the South Bay while at home, he and his wife would distribute the items each winter in the small Mexican river village of Mismaloya, near Puerto Vallarta.

Alan Seiden, St. John's - Played one season in the ABL in 1961-62 with the legendary Connie Hawkins as a Pittsburgh Rens teammate. Also played for an extended period in the EBL. Operated a ticket agency in Fort Lee, N.J.

Rony Seikaly, Syracuse - Averaged 14.7 ppg and 9.5 rpg with the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic and New Jersey Nets in 11 NBA seasons from 1988-89 through 1998-99. Tried out for the pro beach volleyball circuit. Married Elsa Benitez, the cover girl for the 2001 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Phil Sellers, Rutgers - Averaged 4.5 ppg with the Detroit Pistons in one NBA season in 1976-77. Employed in Edison, N.J., as an officer at a mortgage and banking firm.

Rollie Seltz, Hamline (Minn.) - Averaged 7.4 ppg with the Anderson Packers and Waterloo Hawks in four NBL/NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1949-50. Played minor-league baseball (Duluth in Twin Ports League in 1943) before becoming the player-manager for Excelsior of the Minnesota Valley League, which won the state Class A title in 1949.

Frank Selvy, Furman - Averaged 10.8 ppg and 3.7 rpg with five different NBA teams in nine seasons from 1954-55 through 1963-64. Served in the U.S. Army during part or all of three seasons. Coached his alma mater to a 44-59 record (.427) in four seasons from 1966-67 through 1969-70. Retired after working 25 years as a salesman for a paper container company in nearby Laurens, S.C.

Ben Selzer, Iowa - Lived in Glen Rock, N.J., in 1993 when he passed away.

George Senesky, St. Joseph's - Averaged 7.2 ppg and 3.2 apg with the Philadelphia Warriors in eight NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1953-54. Coached the Philadelphia Warriors to the 1956 NBA title in his first season with them, compiling a three-year record of 119-97 (.551). Lived in Sea Isle City, N.J., in June 2001 when the cancer victim died during a surgical procedure.

Ansu Sesay, Mississippi - Averaged 3.2 ppg and 1.8 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics and Golden State Warriors in four NBA seasons from 2001-02 through 2004-05. Played overseas in the Philippines and Spain.

Lee Shaffer, North Carolina - Averaged 16.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia 76ers in three NBA seasons from 1961-62 through 1963-64. Returned to college hometown and became CEO of Kenan Transport. His son, Lee Jr., was a star linebacker for Tar Heel football squads that went to three bowl games from 1979 to 1981.

Charlie Share, Bowling Green - Averaged 8.3 ppg and 8.4 rpg with the Fort Wayne Pistons, Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks and Minneapolis Lakers in nine NBA seasons from 1951-52 through 1959-60. Worked for six years with the Weyerhaeuser Company before eventually forming and becoming president of Sharick Packaging, Inc., in the St. Louis area.

Bill Sharman, Southern California - Eight-time All-Star averaged 17.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3 apg with the Washington Capitols and Boston Celtics in 11 NBA seasons from 1950-51 through 1960-61. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996) led the league in free-throw shooting seven times, finishing with a career mark of 88.3 percent. Became the only coach to win titles in three professional leagues (ABL in 1962, ABA in 1971 and NBA in 1972). Compiled a 333-240 record (.581) with the San Francisco Warriors (1966-67 and 1967-68) and Lakers (1971-72 through 1975-76) in seven seasons. He was an executive with the Lakers after coaching them to a league championship. Played minor league baseball as an outfielder for five summers the first half of the 1950s.

Lloyd Sharrar, West Virginia - Competed in AAU basketball for Akron Goodyear before serving as an executive with that organization.

Ed Shaver, Purdue - Played a year with the professional Indianapolis Kautskys and a season in the Missouri Valley AAU League before beginning a successful business career.

Ronnie Shavlik, North Carolina State - Played in eight games with the New York Knicks in two NBA seasons in 1956-57 and 1957-58. Returned to Raleigh, N.C., to start a successful janitorial service that grew large enough to be written up on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. He died from pancreatic cancer in mid-1983 shortly before his grandson, Shavlik Randolph, was born. Randolph went on to become one of the state's most highly-recruited players and attended Duke before leaving college early for the NBA despite modest career averages of 6.3 ppg and 4.3 rpg. The Shavlik-founded business, which once employed 1,200 people throughout the Carolinas, was toppled in late 2002 by a $4.7 million lien filed by the IRS for unpaid employee withholding taxes.

Doron Sheffer, Connecticut - One of the premier professional players in Israel before retiring at the age of 28. He was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor while traveling all over the world during retirement. Sheffer lost an excessive amount of weight from being ill but was able to return to pro basketball.

Arnold Short, Oklahoma City - Averaged 11.8 ppg with Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips 66 Oilers AUU team in five seasons from 1953-54 to 1959-60. Served in U.S. military in 1956-57 and 1957-58. He was the Professional/Manager of the Oklahoma City Tennis Center for five years and coached the OCU tennis team for five years. Short attained his highest national ranking of #11 in Singles and #5 in Doubles in the Men's 35 division. In 2005, he entered the 70-over doubles in the Senior Olympics, finishing fifth in Pittsburgh. Pastor of the Putnam City United Methodist Church.

Gene Shue, Maryland - Averaged 14.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3.7 apg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1954-55 through 1963-64. Compiled a 784-861 record (.477) with the Baltimore/Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers and San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers in 22 seasons from 1966-67 through 1988-89. Also worked in the 76ers' front office much of the 1990s.

John Shumate, Notre Dame - Averaged 12.3 ppg and 7.5 rpg with six different NBA teams in five seasons from 1975-76 through 1980-81. Compiled a 78-118 record (.398) as coach of SMU in seven seasons from 1988-89 through 1994-95 (best mark was 20-8 in 1992-93) after coaching Grand Canyon for three seasons to a 58-33 mark (.637). Assistant coach for his alma mater in the mid-1980s and the Toronto Raptors in the late 1990s before rejoining the Phoenix Suns' organization on their community relations staff and later as a scout. Became head coach of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.

Larry Siegfried, Ohio State - The third selection overall in the 1961 NBA draft refused to play for the Cincinnati Royals after OSU lost to UC in the NCAA championship game. Averaged 10.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 3.5 apg with the Boston Celtics, San Diego/Houston Rockets and Atlanta Hawks in nine NBA seasons from 1963-64 through 1971-72 after averaging 9 ppg for the ABL's Cleveland Pipers in 1961-62. Served as an assistant coach for his alma mater and later the Rockets. He also ran numerous skills and leadership clinics and camps before hooking on with the Toronto Raptors as a scout based out of Cleveland. Went on to counsel prisoners at a correctional institution.

Paul Silas, Creighton - Averaged 9.4 ppg and 9.9 rpg with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics in 16 NBA seasons from 1964-65 through 1979-80. Compiled a 355-400 coaching record (.470) in 10 NBA seasons with the San Diego Clippers (1980-81 through 1982-83), Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (1998-99 through 2002-03) and Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-04 and 2004-05). Returned to sideline with Charlotte Bobcats during Michael Jordan's ownership.

Mike Silliman, Army - Averaged 2.5 ppg with the Buffalo Braves in one NBA season in 1970-71. He became a mortgage banker and developer who worked with companies that constructed several buildings around his hometown area of Louisville. He owned the Silliman Development Company and was developer of the Hunnington Place Office Building and Shopping Center and the downtown One Corporate Plaza office building. He was vice president of Faulkner Hinton & Associates and former manager of corporate real estate development for HFH Commercial Real Estate Services.

Gary Simmons, Idaho - Retired from his dental practice at Salinas, Calif.

Lionel Simmons, La Salle - Averaged 12.8 ppg and 6.2 rpg with the Sacramento Kings in seven NBA seasons from 1990-91 through 1996-97. Dabbled in several business ventures and bought a restaurant in South Philly. He also lives in South Beach in Miami.

Miles Simon, Arizona - Appeared in five games with the NBA's Orlando Magic in 1998-99. Played professionally in Israel in 2000 and Italy in 2001 before joining the Dakota Wizards of the CBA where he earned 2002 Newcomer of the Year and MVP honors. Also played in Venezuela and Turkey before joining his alma mater's staff as an assistant under Lute Olson in 2005. Served as a commentator for ESPN.

Ralph Simpson, Michigan State - Averaged 20.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Denver Rockets/Nuggets in six ABA seasons from 1970-71 through 1975-76 before averaging 8.4 ppg with four NBA teams in four seasons from 1976-77 through 1979-80. Operated a credit counseling business in Aurora, Colo., before running afoul of the law.

Emilio "Zeke" Sinicola, Niagara - Played in 12 games with the Fort Wayne Pistons in two NBA seasons in 1951-52 and 1953-54. Served as a recreation manager with the NYC Parks Department, an elementary school teacher and an independent retailer. Continued as an active athlete for most of his adult life, playing softball with various teams on Long Island and in New Jersey well into his fifties.

Charlie Sitton, Oregon State - Averaged 2.1 ppg with the Dallas Mavericks in one NBA season in 1984-85 before playing five years in Europe. Married into the hotel business (Century).

Scott Skiles, Michigan State - Averaged 11.1 ppg and 6.5 apg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1986-87 through 1995-96. Compiled a 116-73 coaching record (.614) for the Phoenix Suns in three seasons from 1999-2000 to 2001-02 before hooking on with the Chicago Bulls early in the 2003-04 campaign and subsequently coaching the Milwaukee Bucks.

Meyer "Whitey" Skoog, Minnesota - Averaged 8.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg with the Minneapolis Lakers in six NBA seasons from 1951-52 through 1956-57. Coached basketball, assisted in baseball and taught in the physical education department at Gustavus Adolphus from 1957 through 1981. In 1973, he quit baseball and became the golf coach.

Jerry Sloan, Evansville - Averaged 14 ppg and 7.4 rpg with the Baltimore Bullets and Chicago Bulls in 11 NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1975-76. Compiled a 1,221-803 NBA coaching record (.603) with the Chicago Bulls (1979-80 through 1981-82) and Utah Jazz (1988-89 to midway through 2010-11).

Doug Smart, Washington - Prominent Seattle dentist.

Jack Smiley, Illinois - Averaged 5.2 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons, Anderson Packers and Waterloo Hawks in three NBL/NBA seasons from 1947-48 through 1949-50. Corporal in the Army during World War II. Owned En-Save Inc., a farm and garden machine wholesaler.

Robert "Bingo" Smith, Tulsa - Averaged 12.6 ppg and 4.2 rpg with the San Diego Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and San Diego Clippers in 11 NBA seasons from 1969-70 through 1979-80. Invested in an airport car-rental business that went broke. Color commentator for Cleveland State University and counselor at a facility for youth offenders (did a short stint at Memphis detention center himself for what he called teenage "gang stuff"). He moved to Akron after going to jail for not paying child support. Already beset by heart problems when his son, Andre, went to prison stemming from the death of a fellow apartment dweller.

Charles Smith, Georgetown - Averaged 2.5 ppg with the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves in three NBA seasons in 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1995-96. After serving almost 2 1/2 years in prison for vehicular homicide, he founded event planning organizations that promote fund-raising activities for non-profit enterprises.

Chris Smith, Virginia Tech - Opting not to sign with the NBA, he returned to to his home state of West Virginia to work as a chemical engineer for Union Carbide. During his 34 years with the company, he worked in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina as a plant manager and eventually as a Division Director. In 1994, he retired from the chemical industry to work as the Business Manager for the Charleston (W. Va.) school system. In 1999, he was elected the treasurer of Charleston and later ran for mayor.

Don Smith, Iowa State - Averaged 9 ppg and 8 rpg with six different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1968-69 through 1977-78. Counselor at a drug rehabilitation center in Seattle.

Don Smith, Pittsburgh - Semipro player in Pittsburgh was commissioner of the Basketball Officials Association of Western Pennsylvania. Dentist in the Pittsburgh area served on board of directors of the Condors' ABA franchise.

Doug Smith, Missouri - Averaged 8 ppg and 4.2 rpg with the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics in five NBA seasons from 1991-92 through 1995-96. Also played minor league basketball.

Elmore Smith, Kentucky State - Averaged 13.4 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 2.1 bpg with the Buffalo Braves, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers in eight NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1978-79. Marketed his All-Natural Gourmet BBQ Sauces in more than 50 stores in Ohio, New York, Florida and Kentucky.

Glen Smith, Utah - Played with the Denver Central Bank Bankers' AAU team for four seasons from 1952-53 through 1955-56. NIBL Most Valuable Player in 1953.

Kenny Smith, North Carolina - Averaged 12.8 ppg and 5.5 apg with six different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1987-88 through 1996-97. TV studio commentator on the NBA for Turner Sports and color analyst on the ACC for Fox Sports.

Michael Smith, Brigham Young - Averaged 5 ppg with the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers in three NBA seasons in 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1994-95. Also played in the CBA and overseas (Italy and Spain). Broadcaster for his alma mater and the Clippers.

Steve Smith, Michigan State - Averaged 14.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.1 apg with six different NBA franchises in 14 seasons from 1991-92 through 2004-05. TV color analyst for the Atlanta Hawks served on several boards and conducted three annual golf tournaments to benefit a number of charities.

Willie Smith, Missouri - Averaged 4.6 ppg and 3.6 apg with four different NBA teams in as many seasons from 1976-77 through 1979-80 before becoming MVP in the EBA with Montana in 1980-81. After leaving the Shawnee, Okla., area, he became a youth counselor in Columbia, Mo., for The Intersection, a not-for-profit community center. In Columbia, he was owner of Magic Services Inc., a cleaning company, and Mama Bessie's Dry Cleaning.

Dick Snyder, Davidson - Averaged 12.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 2.9 apg with the St. Louis Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and Cleveland Cavaliers in 13 NBA seasons from 1966-67 through 1978-79. Settled in Arizona, where he owned an insurance agency.

Ron Sobieszczyk, DePaul - Averaged 8.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the New York Knicks and Minneapolis Lakers in four NBA seasons from 1956-57 through 1959-60. Long-time teacher and coach in the Chicago area.

Mike Sojourner, Utah - Averaged 8.7 ppg and 6.5 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks in three NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1976-77.

Willie Sojourner, Weber State - Averaged 6 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Virginia Squires and New York Nets in four ABA seasons from 1971-72 through 1974-75. He played in Europe for a couple of years before coming back to Roy, Utah, where he started his own small construction business (siding on houses). He subsequently moved to Florida. Returning twice to Italy as a coach, he was killed in a one-car accident there in mid-October 2005 at the age of 57.

Dale Solomon, Virginia Tech - Played professionally in Italy for more than 10 seasons before training to become a police officer.

Willie Somerset, Duquesne - Played in eight games with the NBA's Baltimore Bullets in 1965-66 and with Scranton in the Eastern Basketball Association (MVP in 1970-71) before averaging 22.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.7 apg with the Houston Mavericks and New York Nets in two ABA seasons in 1967-68 and 1968-69. Owned his own pharmacy (South Broad Drugs in Newark) and worked for Happy Harry's, a pharmaceutical firm that had about 70 percent of the market in Delaware. Active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, for which he was involved with youth programs and served as a member of the Deacon Board.

Edgar Sonderman, Syracuse - After graduating with a degree in Applied Science (now the College of Engineering), he retired from U.S. Steel.

Dave Sorenson, Ohio State - Averaged 8.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers in three NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1972-73. After playing professionally in Italy, he served as a sales representative for Converse. For a time, he was co-owner of Totem Nuts, a retail shop in Findlay, Ohio, and later was national sales manager for Peterson Nut Company.

Ken Spain, Houston - Played in 11 games with the ABA's Pittsburgh Condors in 1970-71. Regional sales manager for Russell Athletics in Houston.

Jim Spanarkel, Duke - Averaged 9.7 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks in five NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1983-84. Broadcaster for CBS is a financial adivsor with Merrill Lynch.

Wayne Sparks, Carleton (Minn.) - Died in a bomber crash during World War II (September 13, 1942).

Odie Spears, Western Kentucky - Entered the Army and worked with the 326th Glider Infantry at Fort Bragg, N.C., before averaging 8.7 ppg with four different NBA teams in eight seasons from 1948-49 through 1956-57. He became a successful insurance executive for many years in Louisville.

Bobby Speight, North Carolina State - Played one AAU season with the Phillips Oilers in 1954. Chairman of board at E&S Contract Carrier, Inc., in Richmond, Va.

Bob Spessard, Washington & Lee - Coached alma mater in late 1940s. Lawyer and tree farmer in Roanoke. Member of Virginia General Assembly in the mid-1960s.

Bill Spivey, Kentucky - Averaged 9.4 ppg with the Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips 66 Oilers in three seasons from 1957-58 through 1959-60 before becoming MVP in the EBL with Wilkes-Barre franchise in 1958-59. Averaged 22.7 ppg and 10.7 rpg with the ABL's Hawaii/Long Beach Chiefs in two seasons in 1961-62 and 1962-63. After 16 years in the bush leagues with assorted nondescript teams, he extended his nomadic existence with a series of jobs--salesman, insurance agent, real estate developer, government official (Kentucky's deputy insurance commissioner) and restaurant and bar owner--before relocating to Costa Rica.

Jim Spivey, Southeastern Oklahoma State - Played three years with the Phillips 66 team of the National Industrial Basketball League. Coached Grayson County Junior College (Denison, Tex.) in 1973.

Kevin Stacom, Providence - Averaged 5.1 ppg with the Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks in six NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1978-79 and 1981-82. Scouted for the Dallas Mavericks.

Isaac "Bud" Stallworth, Kansas - Averaged 7.7 ppg and 2.8 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics and New Orleans Jazz in five NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1976-77. Served as assistant director of design and construction management for his alma mater.

Dave Stallworth, Wichita State - Averaged 9.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg with the New York Knicks and Baltimore/Capital Bullets in 10 NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1974-75. Returned to Wichita and worked for Boeing (aircraft manufacturer) as a parts distributor.

George Stanich, UCLA - High jump bronze medalist at 1948 Olympics reached the AAA level as a pitcher in the New York Yankees' organization. Professor of physical education coached El Camino Community College's basketball team for 15 years from 1956 to 1970 before going overseas and guiding a team to the Yugoslavian national title.

Terence Stansbury, Temple - Averaged 6.3 ppg with the Indiana Pacers and Seattle SuperSonics in three NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1986-87 before playing 13 professional seasons overseas in five different countries (Holland, Belgium, France, Israel and Greece). Became the head coach of the Basket Racing Club in Luxembourg. His daughter, Tiffany, was an All-ACC forward-center for North Carolina State.

Bill Stauffer, Missouri - Member of Air Force worldwide and interservice champions in 1954. Vice president and general manger of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Fargo, N.D.

Scott Steagall, Millikin (Ill.) - Played one season for the Phillips 66 Oilers, one of the country's premier amateur teams. He later served in the Army during the Korean War before settling down in Alexander, Ill., where he owned a large farm.

Hank Stein, Xavier - Underwriting director for an insurance company in Cincinnati.

Ray Steiner, St. Louis - Served in the Army Air Corps before playing three seasons with the Phillips Petroleum Oilers. Settled down in Springfield, Mo., where he was a district sales manager for Phillips.

John "Jack" Stephens, Notre Dame - Averaged 10.3 ppg and 5.2 rpg with the St. Louis Hawks in one NBA season in 1955-56. Retired U.S. Army Colonel was an assistant athletic director under Moose Krause at their alma mater.

Steve Stipanovich, Missouri - Averaged 13.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg with the Indiana Pacers in five NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1987-88. Real estate developer in Medford, Ore., before becoming an advancement associate for a Christian academy in St. Louis County.

Tom Stith, St. Bonaventure - Averaged 3.1 ppg in 25 games with the New York Knicks in 1962-63. Works with a company called Cablevision in Brooklyn. Also works with his brother, Sam, who owns his own company.

Maurice Stokes, St. Francis (Pa.) - Averaged 16.4 ppg, 17.3 rpg and 5.3 apg with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals in three seasons. Lapsed into a coma on the plane ride home after the last game of the 1957-58 campaign. He had been stricken with encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, and would come out of the coma but remain virtually speechless and immobilized in a wheelchair until his death in 1970.

Damon Stoudamire, Arizona - Averaged 13.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 6.1 apg with the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs in 13 NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 2007-08. Assistant coach for the Grizzlies before serving in a similar capacity with Memphis and his alma mater.

Rod Strickland, DePaul - Averaged 13.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 7.3 apg and 1.5 spg with nine different NBA franchises in 17 seasons from 1988-89 through 2004-05. Joined John Calipari's staff at Memphis as director of student-athlete development/manager before moving with him to Kentucky for his first season with the Wildcats in 2009-10.

Roger Strickland, Jacksonville - Played in one game for the NBA's Baltimore Bullets in 1963-64. Vice president of marketing for BellSouth Telecommunications. President of Florida Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.

John Stroud, Mississippi - Played in nine games with the NBA's Houston Rockets in 1980-81. Assistant coach at Alabama before becoming head coach at East Mississippi J.C. and Millsaps.

William "Red" Stroud, Mississippi State - Played in seven games with the ABA's New Orleans Buccaneers in 1967-68 for his college coach (Babe McCarthy). Served in the Army and National Guard before beginning his teaching and coaching career in Florida, while playing semi-pro basketball on the side (Florida Sportsmen). Coached basketball at John Curtis Christian High School in New Orleans. Also coached Morton, Miss., High School before shedding those duties to serve as a math teacher.

Don Sunderlage, Illinois - Averaged 7.7 ppg and 2.5 rpg with the Milwaukee Hawks and Minneapolis Lakers in two NBA seasons in 1953-54 and 1954-55. Operated insurance agency in Elgin, Ill., prior to his death in July, 1961, at the age of 31 in an auto accident that also claimed his wife. At the time, he was president of his alma mater's Chicago Alumni Association.

Jon Sundvold, Missouri - Averaged 7.7 ppg and 2.9 apg with the Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat in nine NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1991-92. Network TV announcer runs his own pension and money management firm in Columbia, Mo.

Keith Swagerty, Pacific - Averaged 12.3 ppg and 10.4 rpg with the Houston Mavericks and Kentucky Colonels in two ABA seasons in 1968-69 and 1969-70. Played professionally in Italy before working as a physical education assistant and basketball coach for Seattle Pacific (87-66 record in six seasons from 1974-75 through 1979-80) while earning his master's degree in religion. He later became a financial planner.

Bennie Swain, Texas Southern - Averaged 4.6 ppg and 4.5 rpg with the Boston Celtics in one NBA season in 1958-59 before a knee injury prematurely ended his career. Taught science and coached high school basketball for almost 30 years in Houston.

Dan Swartz, Morehead State - Averaged 4.5 ppg with the Boston Celtics in one NBA season in 1962-63 after averaging 24.8 ppg (third highest in the league) with the Washington/New York Tapers in one ABL season in 1961-62. Sheriff in his native Bath County during the late 1970s and early 1980s before becoming a field representative for U.S. Rep. Scotty Baesler.

Stromile Swift, Louisiana State - Averaged 8.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 1.2 bpg with four different NBA teams in nine seasons from 2000-01 through 2008-09 before signing with professional league in China.

Wally Szczerbiak, Miami (Ohio) - Averaged 10 ppg, 3 rpg and 3 apg with four different NBA in 10 seasons from 1999-2000 through 2008-09. Became an analyst for CBS College Sports.

Sid Tanenbaum, NYU - Averaged 9 ppg with the New York Knicks and Baltimore Bullets in two NBA seasons in 1947-48 and 1948-49. Owned a metal-processing business in Queens when he was killed at age 60. Tanenbaum was stabbed in the back with a steak knife by a woman who had tried to borrow $25 from him at work.

Roy Tarpley, Michigan - Averaged 12.6 ppg and 10.5 rpg with the Dallas Mavericks in five NBA seasons from 1986-87 to 1990-91. Charged in Denton County (Tex.) in May 1998 with assault and failure to appear in court. The charges stemmed from an alleged attack on a woman. Tarpley was thrown out of the NBA in October 1991 for using cocaine, a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.

Earl Tatum, Marquette - Averaged 9.6 ppg and 2.6 rpg with five different NBA teams in four seasons from 1976-77 through 1979-80 before his career was stalled by a knee injury. Also played professionally overseas in the Philippines and Sweden. Had a 23-year career as a salesman for Farmers Insurance.

Brian Taylor, Princeton - Averaged 14 ppg, 3 rpg and 3.7 apg with the New York Nets in four ABA seasons from 1972-73 through 1975-76 before averaging 12.3 ppg and 4.5 apg with the Kansas City Kings, Denver Nuggets and San Diego Clippers in six NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1981-82. Started a computer consulting business before coaching the girls' team and serving as a principal at a private high school in the Los Angeles area.

Terry Teagle, Baylor - Averaged 11.6 ppg and 2.6 rpg with the Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers in 11 NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1992-93. He also played overseas in Italy.

Tom Thacker, Cincinnati - Averaged 3.2 ppg with the Cincinnati Royals, Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers in seven NBA/ABA seasons from 1963-64 through 1970-71. Head women's coach for his alma mater before getting a job selling printing forms.

Etan Thomas, Syracuse - Averaged 5.7 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks in nine NBA seasons from 2001-02 through 2010-11. After growing up in Tulsa without a typical father, he wrote a book called "Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge." In 2005, he released a 34-poem collection called "More Than an Athlete," which included a work dedicated to former Wizards coach Doug Collins entitled Haters. Peace activist actively support Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and appeared with DNC chair Howard Dean on a bus tour to encourage voter registration drives. Thomas also was vocal in disapproving Georgia's immigration crackdown.

Isiah Thomas, Indiana - Twelve-time All-Star averaged 19.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 9.3 apg with the Detroit Pistons in 13 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1993-94. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996) served as president of the New York Knicks from 2003-04 through 2007-08. Executive and part owner of the Toronto Raptors, owner of the CBA and coach of the Indiana Pacers (131-115 record in three seasons from 2000-01 through 2002-03). Subsequently coached three seasons from 2009-10 through 2011-12 in the collegiate ranks with Florida International.

Kenny Thomas, New Mexico - Averaged 9.3 ppg and 6.9 rpg with the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings in 11 NBA seasons from 1999-2000 through 2009-10.

Kurt Thomas, Texas Christian - Averaged 8.1 ppg and 6.6 rpg with nine different teams in 18 NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 2012-13.

Chris Thomforde, Princeton - Lutheran minister was chaplain at Susquehanna University before becoming President of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan.

David Thompson, North Carolina State - Averaged 22.7 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics in nine ABA/NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1983-84. Motivational speaker with Unlimited Sports Management was also community relations director for the Charlotte Hornets. Had well-publicized involvement with cocaine; was accused of assaulting his wife; filed for bankruptcy and suffered a knee injury in a dispute at Studio 54 in New York. Almost 30 years after sparking the Wolfpack to an NCAA title, his recovery from his addictions included receiving a degree in sociology and coming out with his autobiography ("Skywalker").

Gary Thompson, Iowa State - TV analyst was a longtime petroleum distributor.

George Thompson, Marquette - Averaged 20.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 3.7 apg with the Pittsburgh Condors and Memphis Tams in five ABA seasons from 1969-70 through 1973-74 before averaging 10.7 ppg and 3.1 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks in one NBA season in 1974-75. Radio broadcaster for his alma mater serves as Vice President of corporate communications for Milwaukee's Briggs and Stratton.

John "Cat" Thompson, Montana State - Spent most of his adult life in Idaho Falls, where he taught school and owned a sporting goods store.

John Thompson Jr., Providence - Averaged 3.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg with the Boston Celtics in two NBA seasons in 1964-65 and 1965-66. Compiled a 596-239 coaching record (.714) with Georgetown in 27 seasons from 1972-73 to 1998-99. Served as an NBA analyst for TNT and hosted a radio program in the Washington area.

Mychal Thompson, Minnesota - Averaged 13.7 ppg and 7.4 rpg with the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in 12 NBA seasons in 1978-79 and from 1980-81 through 1990-91. Co-hosted a radio show in Portland and was a commentator for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle SuperSonics, Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lakers. Served on the board of Sports Wheels, Inc., and was a Sports Ambassador for his native Bahamas.

Duane "Skip" Thoren, Illinois - Averaged 13.2 ppg and 11 rpg with the Minnesota Muskies and Miami Floridians in three ABA seasons from 1967-68 through 1969-70. Played professionally in Italy with Bill Bradley in 1965-66 for Milan team that won European Club championship. Worked in management for Philadelphia-based Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a wholesaler of scrap and waste material.

Rod Thorn, West Virginia - Averaged 10.8 ppg and 3.1 rpg with the Baltimore Bullets, Detroit Pistons, St. Louis Hawks and Seattle SuperSonics in eight NBA seasons from 1963-64 through 1970-71. ABA coach and NBA league office executive before becoming president/general manager and CEO of the New Jersey Nets. Briefly coached the Chicago Bulls in 1981-82 (15-15 record).

Nate Thurmond, Bowling Green - Seven-time All-Star averaged 15 ppg and 15 rpg with the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers in 14 NBA seasons from 1963-64 through 1976-77. Worked in television briefly after retirement before taking a community relations position with the Warriors. He owned another restaurant before becoming owner/operator of Big Nate's Barbecue on Folsom Street in San Francisco.

Jack Tingle, Kentucky - Averaged 2.3 ppg with the Washington Capitols and Minneapolis Lakers in two NBA seasons in 1947-48 and 1948-49. Exempted from military service during World War II because of a broken arm that failed to heal properly. Became a salesman in Louisville, where he was married to the daughter of Earl Ruby, the sports editor for the Courier-Journal.

Jamaal Tinsley, Iowa State - Averaged 9.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 6.6 apg with the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies in nine NBA seasons from 2001-02 through 2009-10.

Wayman Tisdale, Oklahoma - Averaged 15.3 ppg and 6.1 rpg with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns in 12 NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 1996-97. Made his mark in contemporary jazz with CD recordings. Underwent surgery during the summer of 2008 to amputate part of his right leg after cancer was discovered the previous year. Died at the age of 44 in mid-May 2009 as he was on the verge of returning to the recording studio to work on a project with jazz guitarist Norman Brown.

Ray Tolbert, Indiana - Averaged 3.6 ppg and 2.3 rpg with six different NBA teams in five seasons from 1981-82 through 1983-84, 1987-88 and 1988-89. He subsequently went into the ministry.

Rudy Tomjanovich, Michigan - Averaged 17.4 ppg and 8.1 rpg with the San Diego/Houston Rockets in 11 NBA seasons from 1970-71 through 1980-81. Compiled a 503-397 record (.559) as coach of the Rockets for 12 seasons from 1991-92 through 2002-03.

Freddie Tompkins, South Carolina - Resided in San Benito, Tex.

Andrew Toney, Southwestern Louisiana - Averaged 15.9 ppg and 4.2 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers in eight NBA seasons from 1980-81 through 1987-88. Retired early because of foot problems that sparked an ugly public feud with management that thought he wasn't as badly injured as he let on. Worked as an elementary school health teacher in Atlanta. His son, Channing, received a scholarship to play for Georgia before transferring to his dad's hometown to play for UAB.

Bernard Toone, Marquette - Averaged 2.4 ppg with the Philadelphia 76ers in one NBA season in 1979-80. Charged with attempted grand larceny, criminal possession of burglar's tools and criminal mischief in April 1988 in White Plains, N.Y., after allegedly attempting to steal a car stereo system from a new Porsche. Toone had been arrested twice in less than a year in 1985--charged with third-degree grand larceny for allegedly stealing a car radio and pleading guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he was arrested at a fast food restaurant in a rental car that had been reported stolen.

Irv Torgoff, Long Island - After serving in the Army Air Force, he averaged 6.6 ppg with the NBL's Detroit Eagles in 1939-40 and played a couple of seasons with the ABL's Philadelphia Sphas before averaging 6.8 ppg with the Washington Capitols, Baltimore Bullets and Philadelphia Warriors in three NBA seasons from 1946-47 through 1948-49. Torgoff became a salesman in Manhattan's garment district and later was a fabrics and yarns retailer.

Gene Tormohlen, Tennessee - Averaged 13 ppg and 11.9 rpg with the Kansas City Steers in two ABL seasons in 1961-62 and 1962-63. Averaged 4.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks in six NBA seasons from 1962-63 through 1967-68 and 1969-70. Interim head coach for Atlanta and Chicago was serving as one of the better talent scouts in the league.

Walt Torrence, UCLA - Made a career in the U.S. Army before he was killed in an auto accident.

Monte Towe, North Carolina State - Averaged 2.8 ppg with the Denver Nuggets in two ABA/NBA seasons in 1975-76 and 1976-77. Junior college coach before moving up to the NCAA Division I level and compiling a 70-78 record (.473) with the University of New Orleans in five seasons from 2001-02 through 2005-06. Coached a professional team in Venezuela and the Raleigh franchise of the now defunct Global Basketball League (1991). Assistant coach at North Carolina State under Norman Sloan for two seasons in 1978-79 and 1979-80 before returning to his alma mater under Sidney Lowe in 2006-07, at Florida under Sloan for nine seasons from 1980-81 through 1988-89, with the CBA's Sioux Falls team under Flip Saunders for one season in 1994-95, and at UNC Asheville under Eddie Biedenbach for three seasons from 1996-97 through 1998-99.

Carlyle "Blackie" Towery, Western Kentucky - Averaged 7.8 ppg with the Fort Wayne Pistons, Indianapolis Jets and Baltimore Bullets in eight NBL/NBA seasons from 1941-42 through 1949-50. Retired from a position within the Kentucky Department of Corrections in Eddyville. Resided in Marion, Ky.

John Townsend, Michigan - After graduation, he stayed in Ann Arbor for law school but eventually moved back to Indiana. Attorney died in December 2001 in his hometown of Indianapolis. Refereed and worked as a broadcaster.

Robert "Tractor" Traylor, Michigan - Averaged 4.8 ppg and 3.7 rpg with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets in seven NBA seasons from 1998-99 through 2004-05. Played overseas in Spain and Puerto Rico. In May 2011, he was found dead in his Puerto Rican apartment at the age of 34.

Dick Triptow, DePaul - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the Chicago American Gears, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Fort Wayne Pistons and Baltimore Bullets in six NBL/NBA seasons from 1944-45 through 1949-50. Businessman in Chicago compiled an 81-235 coaching record (.256) with Lake Forest College in 14 seasons from 1959-60 through 1972-73. Co-authored a book paying tribute to Armed Forces basketball.

Kelly Tripucka, Notre Dame - Averaged 17.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 3 apg with the Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets for 10 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1990-91. Broadcaster for the Pistons, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks before becoming a scout for the Knicks.

Albert Tucker, Oklahoma Baptist - Averaged 9.5 ppg and 5 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics, Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls and Baltimore Bullets in four NBA seasons from 1967-68 to 1970-71 before averaging 11.7 ppg and 4.8 rpg with the Floridians in two ABA seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72. Worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis until his retirement in the mid-1990s. After retiring, he moved home to Dayton, Ohio, and cared for his father who was in ill health.

Gerry Tucker, Oklahoma - Averaged 10.1 ppg for the Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips Oilers from 1947-48 through 1949-50. Coached the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team amid coaching the Oilers for four seasons from 1954-55 through 1957-58. AAU All-American as a player in 1949 won AAU title as a coach in 1955.

Jim Tucker, Duquesne - Averaged 4.1 ppg and 3.5 rpg with the Syracuse Nationals in three NBA seasons from 1954-55 through 1956-57. Employed by the Pillsbury Company in St. Paul, Minn., before he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Melvin Turpin, Kentucky - Averaged 8.5 ppg and 4.6 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz and Washington Bullets in five NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1987-88 and 1989-90. Nicknamed "Dinner Bell Mel" when his weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. After a short stint in Spain, he retired from basketball and spent time as a prison guard in Illinois before returning to his hometown of Lexington as a security guard at UK. Turpin, battling diabetes, was only 49 in July 2010 when he committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest.

Jack Twyman, Cincinnati - Averaged 19.2 ppg and 6.6 rpg with the Rochester/Cincinnati Royals in 11 NBA seasons from 1955-56 through 1965-66. Chairman and CEO of Super Foods, Inc., an eight-state wholesale food distributor based in Dayton, Ohio.

B.J. Tyler, Texas - Averaged 3.5 ppg with the Philadelphia 76ers in one NBA season in 1994-95. He allegedly fell asleep with a pack of ice on his knee, severely damaging it and thus losing much of the speed for which he was noted.

Charlie Tyra, Louisville - Averaged 8.9 ppg and 7.4 rpg with the New York Knicks and Chicago Packers in five NBA seasons from 1957-58 through 1961-62. Salesman for St. Joe Paper Company in Louisville.

Bill Uhl, Dayton - Established a property and casualty insurance agency.

Paul Unruh, Bradley - Worked in insurance and financial services in the Peoria, Ill., area.

Wes Unseld, Louisville - Five-time All-Star averaged 10.8 ppg, 14 rpg and 3.9 apg with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets in 13 NBA seasons from 1968-69 through 1980-81. One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996). Coached the Bullets for seven seasons from 1987-88 through 1993-94 (202-345 record) before becoming their vice president/general manager.

Darnell Valentine, Kansas - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 4.9 apg with the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers in eight NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1988-89. Based in Portland, he was the regional representative for the players' union, the liaison between NBA players and the union on the West Coast. His life took a rough turn in 1997 when he began suffering back spasms. After several misdiagnoses, doctors realized he had an aneurysm in his abdominal cavity and quickly operated. Physicians later told him he may have been 30 minutes away from dying.

John Vallely, UCLA - Averaged 3.6 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets in two NBA seasons in 1970-71 and 1971-72. Assistant high school coach owned a sporting goods store in Newport Beach, Calif.

Dick Van Arsdale, Indiana - Averaged 16.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3.3 apg with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns in 12 NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1976-77. Broadcaster for the Suns briefly coached them in 1986-87 (14-12 record) before serving as senior VP of player personnel.

Tom Van Arsdale, Indiana - Averaged 15.3 ppg and 4.2 rpg with five different NBA franchises in 12 NBA seasons from 1965-66 through 1976-77. Ran a real estate company in Phoenix.

Jan van Breda Kolff, Vanderbilt - Averaged 6.2 ppg and 4.3 rpg with the Denver Nuggets, Virginia Squires, Kentucky Colonels and New York/New Jersey Nets in nine ABA/NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1982-83. Coached Cornell, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine and St. Bonaventure.

Ernie Vandeweghe, Colgate - Averaged 9.5 ppg with the New York Knicks in six NBA seasons from 1949-50 to 1955-56. Pediatrician and former team doctor for the Lakers also served as a player agent (including representing Bill Walton and Spencer Haywood). Chairman of the Board for Aaminex Gold Corporation wrote a book on conditioning for young athletes.

Nick Van Exel, Cincinnati - Averaged 14.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 6.6 apg with six different NBA franchises in 13 seasons from 1993-94 through 2005-06. Served as an assistant coach for Texas Southern before accepting a similar position with the Atlanta Hawks.

Keith Van Horn, Utah - Averaged 16 ppg and 6.8 rpg with five different NBA franchises in nine seasons from 1997-98 through 2005-06.

Jacque Vaughn, Kansas - Averaged 4.5 ppg and 2.5 apg with five different NBA teams in 12 seasons from 1997-98 through 2008-09. Served as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs before he was hired as head coach by the Orlando Magic prior to the 2012-13 campaign.

Ralph Vaughn, Southern California - Despite serving three years in the military during World War II, he averaged 8 ppg in four NBL seasons with Chicago, Hammond and Oshkosh from 1940-41 through 1942-43 and 1946-47. Acted in movie Campus Cinderella. Affiliated with Kaiser Steel Corporation in Oakland.

Bob Verga, Duke - Averaged 21.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 3.1 apg with six different ABA teams in five seasons from 1967-68 through 1971-72 before averaging 5 ppg with the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers in 1973-74. Women's tennis coach for St. Peter's was active in the over-40 USTA.

Sam Vincent, Michigan State - Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.9 apg with the Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic in seven NBA seasons from 1985-86 through 1991-92. The only player to have been an NBA teammate of Larry Bird and Michael Jordan had his pro career cut short by an Achilles tendon tear. Vincent ran a Back to Basics Basketball Camp in Lansing and the AAU Youth Excel Program before becoming a part-owner, general manager and head coach of the Cape Town Kings in South Africa. He also coached in Greece and The Netherlands before accepting a similar position with the Mobile franchise in the NBA's development league. Assistant under Avery Johnson with the Dallas Mavericks in 2006-07 before guiding the Charlotte Bobcats to a 32-50 record as head coach in 2007-08.

Danny Vranes, Utah - Averaged 5.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg with the Seattle SuperSonics and Philadelphia 76ers in seven NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1987-88. Played several seasons overseas in Greece and Italy.

Malcolm "Sparky" Wade, Louisiana State - Pilot with Pan Am for 35 years. He met his wife in Africa.

Mel Waits, Tarkio (Mo.) - Grocery store owner in Independence, Mo.

Neal Walk, Florida - Averaged 12.6 ppg and 7.7 rpg with the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz and New York Knicks in eight NBA seasons from 1969-70 through 1976-77. Also played a season in Italy and three in Israel before becoming paralyzed since an opration to remove a tumor from his spine in the mid-1980s. Walk, who worked as a community service representative for the Suns, went on to play in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

Chet Walker, Bradley - Seven-time All-Star averaged 18.2 ppg and 7.1 rpg with the Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers and Chicago Bulls in 13 NBA seasons from 1962-63 thorugh 1974-75. Moved to Southern California to try his hand at the film business and became a movie producer. He won an Emmy for a documentary portraying the West Side of Chicago life and travails of Mary Thomas, the mother of Isiah. Walker wrote a book titled "Long Time Coming: A Black Athlete's Coming-of-Age in America."

Darrell Walker, Arkansas - Averaged 8.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 4.6 apg with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls in 10 NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1992-93. Compiled a 46-123 record (.272) as coach of the Toronto Raptors (1996-97 and 1997-98) and Bullets (1999-2000) for three seasons. Color commentator for the Sonics and coach of the CBA's Rockford (Ill.) Lightning before becoming director of player personnel for the Wizards and assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets. Named college coach at Clark Atlanta.

Horace Walker, Michigan State - Averaged 6.7 ppg and 7.2 rpg with the Chicago Packers in one NBA season in 1961-62. Earned a Program Management Development degree from Harvard. After 21 years as an executive with Crocker and Wells Fargo banks, Walker walked away but continued to represent several NFL players. He worked in four continents and served on countless commissions, including the MSU Development Council and the Big Ten Advisory Committee.

Jimmy Walker, Providence - Averaged 16.7 ppg and 3.5 apg with the Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets and Kansas City-Omaha Kings in nine NBA seasons from 1967-68 through 1975-76. Owned a lounge in Kansas City before running a business called JW Opportunities that tries to teach teenagers respect and life skills.

Kenny Walker, Kentucky - Averaged 7 ppg and 4 rpg with the New York Knicks and Washington Bullets in seven NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 1990-91, 1993-94 and 1994-95. After playing overseas, he went into private business and could also be found on the radio through UK's football and basketball seasons on various stations around the state.

Wally Walker, Virginia - Averaged 7 ppg and 3.1 rpg with the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle SuperSonics and Houston Rockets in eight NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1983-84. Attended graduate business school at Stanford and started his own financial investment company. Walker returned to the NBA in 1994, becoming president and general manager of the SuperSonics. He is a member of his alma mater's Board of Visitors.

Grady Wallace, South Carolina - Played a couple of seasons for the industrial league's Phillips Oilers before returning to Columbia, S.C. Helped coach at Cardinal Newman High School for nine seasons (including two state champions) and worked with the state pardon and parole board for 33 years before retiring in 1989.

John Wallace, Syracuse - Averaged 8 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns in six NBA seasons from 1996-97 through 2001-02.

Bill Walton, UCLA - Averaged 13.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg and 3.4 apg with the Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics in 10 NBA seasons from 1974-75 to 1986-87. Network commentator for both the NBA and NCAA after working in a similar capacity with the Clippers.

Lloyd Walton, Marquette - Averaged 4.2 ppg and 3.6 apg with the Milwaukee Bucks and Kansas City Kings in five NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1980-81. Director of the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club and Family Life Center in Chicago.

Frank Ward, Montana State - Played a couple of years of semipro ball in California in the early 1930s with the Long Beach Athletic Club. One of 12 children in Mormon family spent nearly two decades coaching at high school level before retiring in Red Lodge, Mont.

Mike Warren, UCLA - Professional actor's most famous role was portraying Officer Bobby Hill on Hill Street Blues. He previously developed an ad agency in L.A. to counterbalance the unsteadiness of a fledgling acting career. Other series work came and went with the best of the bunch being a recurring role on the series Soul Food.

Bryan Warrick, St. Joseph's - Averaged 4 ppg and 2.6 apg with the Washington Bullets, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers in four NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1985-86. Worked for a sports apparel company while coaching boys' basketball for a high school in his hometown of Burlington, N.J. His team in 2002 went 28-2 while winning the state title.

Kermit Washington, American - Averaged 9.2 ppg and 8.3 rpg with five different NBA teams from 1973-74 through 1981-82 and 1987-88. Living in Lake Oswego, Ore., the president of a company marketing innovative fitness and conditioning gear founded the "6th Man Foundation," an organization that assists disadvantaged Oregonians. He also spent two years heading the Oregon Governor's Professionals Advocating Student Success (P.A.S.S.) program. He led a delegation of Portland-area doctors and nurses to Kenya in October, 1998, to provide medical care to an estimated 20,000 denizens in the slums surrounding Nairobi.

Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, Syracuse - Averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.8 apg with the New Jersey Nets and Miami Heat in three NBA seasons from 1986-87 through 1988-89. Resided in Syracuse where he did volunteer work for Coaches vs. Cancer. After a near-fatal seizure caused by a golf ball-sized benign brain tumor, he had a job as a youth counselor for the Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation. In 1999, he was hired as an assistant coach at Onondaga Community College.

Richard Washington, UCLA - Averaged 9.8 ppg and 6.3 rpg with the Kansas City Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers in six NBA seasons from 1976-77 through 1981-82. Contractor in Portland.

Lou Watson, Indiana - Coached at Huntington (Ind.) High School before returning to his alma mater, where he was an assistant before serving five seasons as head coach (62-60 record from 1965-66 to 1970-71).

Clarence Weatherspoon, Southern Mississippi - Averaged 11.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg with six different NBA frachises in 13 seasons from 1992-93 through 2004-05. Involved with the business side of digital downloads and had own label (35*35).

Chris Webber, Michigan - Averaged 20.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 4.2 apg with five different NBA franchises in 15 seasons from 1993-94 through 2007-08. Analyst on NBA TV's NBA Gametime Live and TNT's Inside the NBA. Owner of a restaurant (Center Court With C-Webb in Sacramento, Calif.) that closed in mid-November 2009.

Marvin "Human Eraser" Webster, Morgan State - Averaged 7 ppg and 6.7 rpg with the Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks in 10 NBA seasons from 1975-76 through 1983-84 and 1986-87. Required to take medication for hepatitis, he held occasional jobs - as a used-car and clothing salesman - but primarily traveled the country until he died at the age of 56 from natural causes in early April 2009 in a Tulsa, Okla., hotel. His son with the same name died of cardiomyopoathy as a sophomore at Temple.

Waldo Wegner, Iowa State - Worked as a city engineer, director of public works and city manager in several Iowa and Minnesota cities. Also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1963, he returned to Ames to become the first director of the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), holding that position until his retirement in 1978.

Gawen "Bonzi" Wells, Ball State - Averaged 12.1 ppg and 4.6 rpg with five different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1998-99 through 2007-08. Played overseas in China and Puerto Rico.

Nick Werkman, Seton Hall - Retired science teacher and basketball coach at Jackson (N.J.) Memorial High School. Hosted a local TV show called "Nick the Quick."

Walt Wesley, Kansas - Averaged 8.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg with eight different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1966-67 to 1975-76. Assistant coach at his alma mater, Western Michigan and Army. Became a Police Athletic League (PAL) executive in Fort Myers, Fla.

Jerry West, West Virginia - Averaged 27 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 6.7 apg with the Los Angeles Lakers in 14 NBA seasons from 1960-61 through 1973-74. Compiled a 145-101 record (.589) as coach of the Lakers for three seasons from 1976-77 through 1978-79. Long-time executive with the Lakers before accepting a similar position with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Mark West, Old Dominion - Averaged 5.7 ppg and 4.9 rpg with seven different NBA teams in 17 seasons from 1983-84 through 1999-2000. Assistant general manager of the Phoenix Suns.

Paul Westphal, Southern California - Averaged 15.6 ppg and 4.4 apg with the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks in 12 NBA seasons from 1972-73 through 1983-84. Compiled a 267-159 record (.627) as coach of the Suns (1992-93 to 1995-96) and Sonics (1998-99 to 2000-01). Coached two small colleges (Southwestern Baptist and Grand Canyon) before securing a similar position with Pepperdine (76-71 in five seasons from 2001-02 through 2005-06).

Ennis Whatley, Alabama - Averaged 5.6 ppg and 4.6 apg with seven different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1983-84 to 1996-97. Played in Europe in 1997-98 before competing professionally in the Philippines. Ordained minister in Maryland participated in public speaking engagements where he discusses drug prevention.

DeJuan Wheat, Louisville - Averaged 3.3 ppg with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Vancouver Grizzlies in two NBA seasons in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Had some injury setbacks while playing professionally in Europe before retiring in 2010 after playing his final season in Mexico.

Joseph "Jo Jo" White, Kansas - Averaged 17.2 ppg, 4 rpg and 4.9 apg with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Kansas City Kings in 12 NBA seasons from 1969-70 through 1980-81. Also played five games with the CBA's Topeka franchise in 1987-88. Helped NBA players complete their college education before being hired as the Celtics' director of special projects.

Sherman White, Long Island - After serving about nine months at Rikers Island in the wake of a point-shaving scandal, he was relegated to the old Eastern League (MVP with Hazleton in 1954-55) and barnstorming teams. White had jobs in a slaughterhouse, as a salesman and selling storm windows and cars before finding a life's work in liquor distribution.

Tony White, Tennessee - Averaged 5.3 ppg with the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors in one NBA season in 1987-88. Long professional career overseas (14 years) before returning to Knoxville, Tenn.

Jerome Whitehead, Marquette - Averaged 6.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg with six different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1978-79 through 1988-89. Advisor to NBA educated players on post-career planning. Died in mid-December 2012 at the age of 56 because of chronic alcohol abuse.

Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney, North Carolina State - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the Kansas City Kings in two NBA seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82. He was homeless and saw his weight balloon to 350 pounds. The drug abuser was sentenced in June 1996 to 69 months in prison for the armed kidnapping of former White House lawyer Mark Fabiani.

Sidney Wicks, UCLA - Averaged 16.8 ppg and 8.7 rpg with the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics and San Diego Clippers in 10 NBA seasons from 1971-72 through 1980-81. Played one season in Italy and spent an additional year living there before making a living in real estate investments in Los Angeles. Served as an assistant coach at his alma mater for four seasons under Walt Hazzard. Owned and operated six dry cleaning agencies in the San Diego area. Subsequently resided in Atlanta, Amelia Island, Fla., and Wilmington, N.C.

Ron Widby, Tennessee - Played in 20 games for the ABA's New Orleans Buccaneers in 1967-68 as teammate of Larry Brown. Averaged 42 yards per punt in six seasons (1968 through 1973) with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Closed down a successful roofing business in Plano, Tex., soon after his 50th birthday to set his sights on chasing an elusive dream of making the Senior PGA Tour. Semi-retired in Wichita Falls, Tex.

Murray Wier, Iowa - Averaged 5.8 ppg with the Tri-Cities Blackhawks in two NBL/NBA seasons in 1948-49 and 1949-50. Former high school teacher and coach lived in Waterloo, Iowa, before moving to Texas.

Bob Wiesenhahn, Cincinnati - Averaged 2 ppg with the Cincinnati Royals in one NBA season in 1961-62. School teacher and administrator in the Cincinnati area.

Winfred "Win" Wilfong, Memphis State - Averaged 6.8 ppg and 3.4 rpg with the St. Louis Hawks and Cincinnati Royals in four NBA seasons from 1957-58 through 1960-61 before averaging 7.5 ppg and 3.2 apg with the Kansas City Steers in two ABL seasons in 1961-62 and 1962-63. He was a salesman for a greeting card company in May, 1985, when he died of cancer in Lincoln, Ill., at the age of 52.

Lenny Wilkens, Providence - Averaged 16.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 6.7 apg with the St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers in 15 seasons from 1960-61 through 1974-75. All-time winningest NBA coach compiled a 1,292-1,114 record (.537) with five different teams in 33 seasons from 1969-70 through 2002-03.

Keith Wilkes, UCLA - Averaged 17.7 ppg and 6.2 rpg with the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers in 12 NBA seasons from 1974-75 through 1985-86. CBA Executive/Jamaal Wilkes Enterprises. Vice President of basketball operations for the ABA 2000 Los Angeles Stars.

Dominique Wilkins, Georgia - Averaged 24.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 2.5 apg with the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic in 15 NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1994-95, 1996-97 and 1998-99. Special assistant to the Executive Vice President with the Hawks.

Richard "Buzz" Wilkinson, Virginia - After having a possible pro career nixed by an automobile accident, he became President/CEO of First National Bank in Bluefield, W. Va.

Herb Wilkinson, Iowa - Dentist lived in Southern California.

Charles "Buck" Williams, Maryland - Averaged 12.8 ppg and 10 rpg with the New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers and New York Knicks in 17 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1997-98. Coached Maryland Madness, a 16-and-Under AAU team.

Chuckie Williams, Kansas State - Played in 22 games with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers in 1976-77, averaged 16.3 ppg for Richmond (AABA) in 1977-78 and averaged 6.1 ppg for Billings (CBA) in 1980-81.

James "Fly" Williams, Austin Peay - Averaged 9.4 ppg with the Spirits of St. Louis in one ABA season in 1974-75 before competing in the CBA and overseas in Tel Aviv. Brownsville, N.Y., product served two years in the mid-1990s on a drug possession rap after spending 14 months in Attica and two other prisons stemming from charges of attempted robbery, unlawful imprisonment, weapons possession and menacing. After a pickup game in Starrett City in 1987, drug-ravaged Fly got in an argument with a friend over money and was shot by an off-duty court officer with a shotgun.

Frank Williams, Illinois - Averaged 2.9 ppg and 1.9 apg with the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls in three NBA seasons from 2002-03 through 2004-05. Played in the NBA Development League with Sioux Falls and overseas in Italy.

Freeman Williams, Portland State - Averaged 14.7 ppg with the San Diego Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz and Washington Bullets in six NBA seasons from 1978-79 through 1982-83 and 1985-86. Coached junior high kids at a Los Angeles recreation center. Conducted counseling camps with the Going Strong Foundation.

Ron "Fritz" Williams, West Virginia - Averaged 9.3 ppg and 3.5 apg with the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers in eight NBA seasons from 1968-69 through 1975-76. Former assistant coach for California and Iona was helping a girl's high school team in the San Francisco Bay area when he died because of a heart attack in April, 2004.

Gus Williams, Southern California - Averaged 17.1 ppg and 5.6 apg with the Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Washington Bullets and Atlanta Hawks in 11 seasons from 1975-76 through 1986-87. Lifelong bachelor from Mount Vernon, N.Y., is vice president of public relations of Champions for Families, a Deltona, Fla.-based company that provides mentoring and online resources for children and families victimized by domestic or substance abuse.

Herb Williams, Ohio State - Averaged 11.1 ppg and 6.1 rpg with the Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors in 16 NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1996-97. Assistant coach for the Knicks.

Jay Williams, Duke - Did some TV work after suffering life-threatening injuries (severed main nerve in left leg, fractured pelvis and torn ligaments in left knee) in a motorcycle accident following the No. 2 overall draft pick's rookie season with the Chicago Bulls in 2002-03. Joined ESPN as a commentator.

Max Williams, Southern Methodist - Spent time in the real estate business before becoming general manager of the Dallas Chaparrals from 1967 to 1971. Served as the ABA team's coach the last half of 1969-70 and the first half of 1970-71. He turned to Texas' Black Gold rush and struck it rich in the mid-1970s as an independent oil operator (chairman of U.S. Companies). Williams was also a noted big-game hunter.

Reggie Williams, Georgetown - Averaged 12.5 ppg, 4 rpg and 2.5 apg with six different NBA teams in 10 seasons from 1987-88 through 1996-97. Coached at the high school level (High Point); the Washington Justice in the National Rookie League, which functioned as an unaffiliated minor league for the NBA, and a private Christian academy in Landover, Md. Opened a sports bar (Reggie's Sportz Kafe) in Bowie, Md.

Sam Williams, Iowa - Averaged 3.9 ppg with the Milwaukee Bucks in two NBA seasons in 1968-69 and 1969-70. Administrator with the Boys and Girls Club in Milwaukee.

Sylvester "Sly" Williams, Rhode Island - Averaged 10.9 ppg and 4.2 rpg with the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics in seven NBA seasons from 1979-80 through 1985-86. Resided in East Hartford, Conn., where he worked as a player agent. Later, worked at American Pipe & Plastics Inc., operating machines that bend and shape pipe, when he went to trial on kidnapping, rape and other charges.

Walt Williams, Maryland - Averaged 11.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 2.3 apg with six different NBA franchises in 11 seasons from 1992-93 through 2002-03. Conducted the Wiz Kidz Basketball Camp in Oxon Hill, Md., and served as a commentator for the Washington Wizards on the Comcast Sports post game show.

Corliss Williamson, Arkansas - Averaged 11.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg with the Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers in 12 NBA seasons from 1995-96 through 2006-07. Coached for Arkansas Baptist College and Central Arkansas before returning to the NBA as an assistant coach with the Kings.

George Wilson, Cincinnati - Averaged 5.4 ppg and 5.2 rpg with six different NBA teams in seven seasons from 1964-65 through 1970-71. Contractor in his college hometown.

Tony Windis, Wyoming - Played in nine games with the NBA's Detroit Pistons in 1959-60. Became the first coach in all sports' history to win both a boys' and girls' state basketball championship in the same year (1977) while coaching at Mountain View, Wyo.

Urgel "Slim" Wintermute, Oregon - Played in the NPBL for the Detroit Eagles (1939-40) before participating with Dow Chemical (1945-46) and the Portland Indians (1947). Worked for a leasing business in Seattle. He became an analyst for Boeing Company before disappearing in Lake Washington in 1977, a case that has never been solved.

Les Witte, Wyoming - Played AAU basketball with Denver Athletic Club and Kansas City Life. Retired materials engineer for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Luke Witte, Ohio State - Averaged 3.2 ppg and 3 rpg with the Cleveland Cavaliers in three NBA seasons from 1973-74 through 1975-76. Went into the sporting goods business and sold cars and insurance. Eventually, he attended a seminary in Wilmore, Ky., before serving as a pastor in Alliance, Ohio, and at Forest Hill Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.

Randy Wittman, Indiana - Averaged 7.4 ppg with the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers in nine NBA seasons from 1983-84 through 1991-92. Compiled a 62-102 record (.378) as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers for two seasons in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. His son, Ryan, played for Cornell in the 2008 NCAA Tournament when he was an All-Ivy League first-team selection.

Andy Wolfe, California - Played AAU basketball for Stewart Chevrolet in San Francisco. Earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco and practiced in Oakland until his retirement.

Al Wood, North Carolina - Averaged 11.8 ppg and 3 rpg with the Atlanta Hawks, San Diego Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics and Dallas Mavericks in six NBA seasons from 1981-82 through 1986-87. Evangelist for Break Free Outreach Ministry in Monroe, N.C.

Howard Wood, Tennessee - Averaged 3.4 ppg with the Utah Jazz in one NBA season in 1981-82. Had a 10-year playing career in Spain. Became head coach of the East Hampton (N.Y.) girls' varsity basketball team.

Leon Wood, Cal State Fullerton - Averaged 6.9 ppg and 3.3 apg with the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks in four NBA seasons from 1984-85 through 1987-88. Played for professional teams across the globe before becoming an NBA referee.

John Wooden, Purdue - Compiled a 664-162 coaching record (.804) in 29 years with Indiana State and UCLA. From 1964 to 1975, UCLA's all-time winningest coach won an NCAA-record 10 national titles, including seven straight from 1967 through 1973. Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach in 1972.

Mike Woodson, Indiana - Averaged 14 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 2.3 apg with six different NBA teams in 11 seasons from 1980-81 through 1990-91. Assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers.

Andre Woolridge, Iowa - Mixed in a stint with the NBDL's Asheville Altitude between playing overseas in Turkey, Greece, France and Italy.

Mark Workman, West Virginia - Averaged 4.9 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Milwaukee Hawks and Baltimore Bullets in two NBA seasons in 1952-53 and 1953-54. Salesman was, in part, responsible for bringing bowling to the Orient as a representative of Brunswick. Workman later moved to Florida where he worked as a salesman for a mining company.

Sam Worthen, Marquette - Averaged 3.5 ppg with the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in two NBA seasons in 1980-81 and 1981-82. Played for the Harlem Wizards before becoming an assistant coach in as many minor-league acronyms as anyone can: IBL, CBA, USBL and NBDL (NBA's developmental league). Also coached overseas in Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Completed his work for a degree 23 years after his college playing career concluded.

James Worthy, North Carolina - Averaged 17.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 3 apg with the Los Angeles Lakers in 12 NBA seasons from 1982-83 through 1993-94. Network TV analyst.

Lorenzen Wright, Memphis - Averaged 7.9 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.1 bpg with five different NBA teams in 13 seasons from 1996-97 through 2008-09. Murdered via a dozen gunshot wounds in a wooded area in southeast Memphis in mid-July 2010. His ex-wife told police Wright left her house the night of his death with a box of drugs and an unknown amount of cash, saying "he was going to flip something for $110,000." Despite earning $55 million over his NBA career, Wright had financial difficulties, and his house was foreclosed upon.

Michael Wright, Arizona - Played overseas in Poland, Spain and Israel.

Dennis Wuycik, North Carolina - Averaged 4.4 ppg and 2.1 rpg with the Carolina Cougars and Spirits of St. Louis in three ABA seasons from 1972-73 through 1974-75. Publisher/Director/Broker, DMW Enterprises in Chapel Hill, N.C.

George Yardley, Stanford - Averaged 19.2 ppg and 8.9 rpg with the Fort Wayne/Detroit Pistons and Syracuse Nationals in seven NBA seasons from 1953-54 through 1959-60. President of an engineering business he started.

Tony Yates, Cincinnati - Assistant coach at his alma mater and Illinois before returning to Cincinnati to compile a 70-100 record (.412) as head coach in six seasons from 1983-84 through 1988-89. Subsequently worked as a financial planner.

Charlie Yelverton, Fordham - Averaged 7.9 ppg and 2.9 rpg with the Portland Trail Blazers in one NBA season in 1971-72. Basketball coach in Italy.

Jewell Young, Purdue - Coached at Southport (Ind.) High School for 17 years before entering business. Retired in Bradenton, Fla.

Michael Young, Houston - Averaged 4.6 ppg with the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers in three NBA seasons in 1984-85, 1985-86 and 1989-90. Played two seasons in the CBA with Detroit (MVP in 1985-86) and 14 years overseas before the personal trainer became assistant strength and conditioning coach of his alma mater in Clyde Drexler's inaugural season as head coach of the Cougars in 1998-99. He had a son play for his alma mater.

Rich Yunkus, Georgia Tech - Investment representative for Edward Jones since January 1996. Industrial management major served as president of Southern Illinois Terminex prior to serving in a similar capacity of Banterra Bank's insurance services in Christopher, Ill., from 1990 to 1996. Served on the board of the Rend Lake College Foundation.

Zeke Zawoluk, St. John's - Averaged 6.8 ppg and 4.1 rpg with the Indianapolis Olympians and Philadelphia Warriors in three NBA seasons from 1952-53 through 1954-55. Worked in sales for General Motors and Pitney-Bowes during a life fraught with assorted problems before becoming an assistant coach at Lehman College. His turbulent life included vast emotional instability, an arson rap, a crack addiction, a grand larceny conviction and prison. After getting fired by one of a series of auto dealers he worked for, he got even in an alcohol-fueled rage in Queens and Nassau County in 1986, dousing two luxury cars with gasoline, torching them, then ramming into 17 other cars, before being apprehended after a high-speed chase. Following another transgression, he was paroled on Christmas Eve, 1993, after serving nearly two years at Clinton Correctional Facility on robbery and grand larceny charges. A subsequent positive drug test violated his parole and sent him to Rikers Island in the mid-1990s.

Andy Zimmer, Indiana - Retired as a Colonel in the Marines, where he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in World War II and Korea.