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Ben Stephens

Upon his graduation from the University of Iowa where he was chosen All-Big Ten forward, Ben Stephens was lured by Akron Goodyear for its varsity basketball team which had won the National Basketball League championships in 1937 and 1938. While he played only two seasons for the Wingfoots - World War II intervened and Stephens served in the U.S. Navy - he was a Goodyear standout, leading the team in scoring during the 1940-41 season. After the war, Stephens returned to a career in industry with Goodyear. He died in 1966 at age 49.

Inducted 1966 | Basketball