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Billy Evans

Full name: William Best "Billy" Evans
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: September 13, 1932 in Berea, Kentucky, United States
Affiliations: Kentucky Wildcats, Lexington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Bill Evans was a 6-1 (1.85) guard for the University of Kentucky in the early 50s. For him it was choice of whether to play tennis or basketball. In high school he was twice Kentucky state tennis champion and he eventually played three years of varsity tennis at Kentucky as well as basketball. After graduation in 1954 he remained at Kentucky for another year to earn a master's degree. He then joined the service and was chosen for the 1956 Olympic team while playing for the Air Force All-Stars. In 1959 he was on the gold medal winning team at the Pan American Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1956-12-01 USA 89, URS 55 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1956-11-30 USA 101, URU 38 12
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-27 USA 85, BUL 44 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1956-11-28 USA 113, BRA 51 13
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1956-11-29 USA 85, URS 55 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1956-11-23 USA 98, JPN 40 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1956-11-24 USA 101, THA 29 8
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1956-11-26 USA 121, PHI 53 14