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Tommy Burleson

Full name: Thomas Loren "Tommy" Burleson
Gender: Male
Height: 7-3.5 (223 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: December 24, 1952 in Crossnore, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: NC State Wolfpack, Raleigh (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

One of the most ironic sights to American Olympic fans must be the memory of 7-4 (2.23) Tommy Burleson exulting at Munich in 1972, as twice it appeared the U.S. had beaten the Russians in the final game. But it was not to be. Burleson was used to success. In 1974 he led his NC State team to the NCAA championship after defeating UCLA in the semi-finals to end their string of eight straight championships. The very tall, yet very thin, Burleson had a solid, but unspectacular career as a center in the NBA. Burleson remains the tallest United States Olympian ever.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB TOV
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-07 USA 68, ITA 38 6 0
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1972-08-27 USA 66, TCH 35 2 0
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #6 1 1972-08-28 USA 81, AUS 55 3 1
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #12 1 1972-08-29 USA 67, CUB 48 5 0
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #16 1 1972-08-30 USA 61, BRA 54 0 0
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #18 1 1972-09-01 USA 96, EGY 31 6 1
1972 Summer 19 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #25 1 1972-09-03 USA 99, JPN 33 5 5
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