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Yardley, George

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Player

1928 – Born on November 23rd in Hollywood, California. American basketball player who was the first player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) to score over 2,000 points in one season.

         – George Yardley was called "The Scoring Machine" when he broke the legendary Hank Luisetti’s Stanford record.

1951 – He led the San Francisco Stewart’s Chevrolet team to the National AAU Championship.

1953 – The sharp-shooting forward enjoyed a seven-year career in the NBA.

         – He played for Fort Wayne, Detroit and Syracuse.

1957-1958 – He was a member of the Detroit Pistons during season.

         – He became the first player to score 2,000 points in one NBA season.

1996 – Elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

1997 – Enshrined in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.

2004 – Died on August 12th in South Beach, California.