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Clyde Lovellette

Full name: Clyde Edward Lovellette
Gender: Male
Height: 6-8.5 (205 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: September 7, 1929 in Petersburg, Indiana, United States
Died: March 9, 2016 in North Manchester, Indiana, United States
Affiliations: Kansas Jayhawks, Lawrence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Clyde Lovellette won championship basketball titles at every major level of competition – NCAA, Olympic and NBA. The 6-9 (2.05) center was a two-time All-American at the University of Kansas and, in 1952, led them to the NCAA title. That year he also led the nation’s colleges in scoring with 28.4 points per game, and through 2016, is the only college player to lead the nation in scoring while leading his team to the NCAA title. After his Olympic success, Lovellette was drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1953 and he had four good years for them. He subsequently played for both Cincinnati and St. Louis, playing in three NBA All-Star games and making second team All-NBA one year. Lovellette finished out his career with the Boston Celtics, as a back-up center to Bill Russell, and it was with them, in 1963 and 1964, that he played on NBA championship teams. Lovellette was a burly fellow on the court and was known as a bit of an enforcer. He apparently took the reputation with him after his playing days – he served several years as sheriff of his hometown. He was elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988 and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1952-08-02 USA 36, URS 25 9
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-07-31 USA 85, ARG 76 27
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-28 USA 86, URS 58 14
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1952-07-29 USA 103, CHI 55 25
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1952-07-30 USA 57, BRA 53 11
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #1 1 1952-07-25 USA 66, HUN 48 7
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1952-07-26 USA 72, TCH 47 4
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