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Nate Thurmond

This tall, gangly athlete used talents, molded by Joe Siegferth at Central High and Harold Anderson at Bowling Green, as a spring-board into professional basketball. As a senior in 1959 Thurmond earned All-City honors and three times at Bowling Green, as a spring-board into professional basketball. As a senior in 1959 Thurmond earned All-City honors and three times at Bowling Green he was named first team All-Mid American Conference. Twice, in 1961-62 and 1962-63m the 6-11 giant led the Falcons to the MAC Championship. The latter season Nate was named to the Sporting News All-American team. He spent 124 years in the National Basketball Association with the San Francisco Warriors (11 years), Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a member of the All-NBA team on several occasions and is one of only a handful of players who can boast of over 14 thousand points and 14 thousand rebounds during a career. He retired as an active player in 1977.

Inducted 1976 | Basketball