Basketball Significant Figures

Basketball History in Dayton, Ohio


PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS AND ADMINISTRATORS

Name High School College League Team Years Notes
Dwight Anderson Roth UK & USC NBA Denver 1982-83  
Mark Baker Dunbar OSU NBA Toronto 1998-99  
Alison Bales Beavercreek Duke WNBA Indianapolis 2007  
Mike Blevins Springboro Jacksonville Europe      
Arlen "Bucky" Bockhorn   UD NBA Cincinnati 1958-65 The voice of the Dayton Flyers
Gary Bradds    Greenview    OSU    NBA Baltimore 1964-66     
ABA Oakland 1966-68
ABA Washington 1969-70
ABA Carolina & Texas 1970-71
Roger Brown     UD  ABA Indiana 1967-74   
ABA Memphis, Utah & Indiana 1974-75
Clarence "Butch" Carter    Middletown    Indiana    NBA Los Angeles 1980-81     
NBA Indiana 1981-84
NBA New York 1984-85
NBA New York & Philadelphia 1985-86
Barry Clemens     Xenia     Ohio Wesleyan     NBA New York 1965-66      
NBA Chicago 1966-69
NBA Seattle 1969-72
NBA Cleveland 1972-74
NBA Portland 1974-76
Bobby Colburn    Stivers    OSU    NBL Dayton Metros 1935-36     
NBL Dayton Suchers 1941
NBL Dayton Aviators 1944
NBL Dayton Acmes 1945
Jason Collier  Springfield Catholic  IU & Georgia Tech  NBA Houston 2000-03   
  Atlanta 2003-05
Johnny Davis           UD     NBA Portland 1976-78      
NBA Indiana 1978-82
NBA Atlanta 1982-84
NBA Cleveland 1984-85
NBA Atlanta 1985-86
Cain Doliboa Springboro UD & WSU Switzerland      
Megan Duffy Chaminade-Julienne Notre Dame WNBA Minnesota 2006  
Bill Edwards Carlisle WSU NBA Philadelphia 1993-94  
Wayne Embry   Tecumseh   Miami   NBA Cincinnati 1958-66  A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributer. He was the first African American NBA General Manager - Milwaukee Bucks (1971-1979). He has also been the GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors.
NBA Boston 1966-68
NBA Milwaukee 1968-69
Henry Finkel       UD   NBA Los Angeles 1966-67    
  San Diego 1967-69
  Boston 1969-75
Mickey Friedman         1950s-60s Promoter
Earl "Red" Gardner   DePauw & Wabash BAA Minneapolis 1948-49 Oakwood HS Coach
Lionel Garrett Fairview     Harlem Globetrotters    
Johnny Green      Dunbar      MSU      NBA New York 1959-65       
NBA Baltimore 1965-67
NBA San Diego & Philadelphia 1967-68
NBA Philadelphia 1968-69
NBA Cincinnati 1969-72
NBA Kansas City/Omaha 1972-73
Chuck Grigsby   UD NBA New York 1955-56  
Ron Harper    Kiser    Miami    NBA Cleveland 1986-89     
NBA Cleveland & Los Angles 1989-90
NBA Loa Angeles 1990-94
NBA Chicago 1994-99
Chris Harris   UD NBA St. Louis & Rochester 1955-56  
John Horan   UD NBA Minneapolis 1955-66  
Bobby Joe Hooper   UD ABA Indiana 1968-89  
Bill Hosket Sr.   Stivers   OSU   NBL Dayton Metros      
NBL Waterloo Wonders 1930-34
NBL Dayton Suchers 1940
Bill Hosket Jr.  Belmont  OSU  NBA New York 1968-70   
NBA Buffalo 1970-72
Milt Kantor           Owner of the Dayton Wings 1991-92
Negele Knight         UD    NBA Phoenix 1991-94     
NBA San Antonio 1994-95
NBA Detroit 1995-96
NBA Toronto 1999
Norm Lee Roosevelt     Harlem Globetrotters    
Jerry Lucas    Middletown    OSU    ABL Cleveland 1961-62     
NBA Cincinnati 1963-69
NBA San Francisco 1969-71
NBA New York 1971-74
Phil Lumpkin  Roth  Miami  NBA Portland 1974-75   
NBA Phoenix 1975-76
Don May      Belmont      UD      NBA New York 1968-70       
NBA Buffalo 1970-71
NBA Atlanta 1971-72
NBA Atlanta & Philadelphia 1972-73
NBA Philadelphia 1973-74
NBA Kansas/Omaha 1974-75
Ann Meyers Chaminade-Julienne UD WPBL      
Don Meineke       UD   NBA Ft. Wayne 1952-55 First NBA Rookie of the Year - 1953  
NBA Rochester 1955-57
NBA Cincinnati 1957-58
Enoch "Bud" Olsen    Belmont    UK    NBA Cincinnati 1962-65     
NBA San Francisco 1965-68
NBA Detroit 1968-69
ABA Kentucky 1969-70
Elwood Parsons         1940s-50s Promoter 
Jim Paxson Sr.  Springfield Catholic  UD  NBA Minneapolis 1956-57   
NBA Cincinnati 1957-58
Jim Paxson Jr.  Alter  UD  NBA Portland 1978-87 General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1999-2005 
NBA Boston 1987-90
John Paxson  Alter  Notre Dame  NBA San Antonio 1983-85 Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations of the Chicago Bulls 
NBA Chicago 1985-93
Ryan Perryman       UD   Argentina        
Dominican Republic    
Korea    
Vitaly Potapenko         WSU    NBA Cleveland 1996-98     
NBA Boston 1998-02
NBA Seattle 2002-05
NBA Sacramento & Seattle 2005-06
Mike Pratt Meadowdale UK ABA Kentucky 1970-72  
Dave Reese   Denison NBL     Referee
Dan Sadlier   UD Europe      
Frank Sanders Stivers Southern NBA San Antonio 1978-79  
Harry Schwab Stivers   NBL Dayton Kellys 1929  
Mike Sylvester   UD Europe      
Sedric Toney     Wilbur Wright     UD     NBA Atlanta & Phoenix 1985-86      
NBA New York 1987-88
NBA Indiana 1988-89
NBA Atlanta & Sacramento 1989-90
NBA Cleveland 1993-94
Al Tucker Sr. Roosevelt Alabama State   Harlem Globetrotters    
Al Tucker Jr.     Jefferson     Oklahoma Baptist     NBA Seattle 1967-68      
NBA Seattle & Cincinnati 1968-69
NBA Chicago & Baltimore 1969-70
NBA Baltimore 1970-71
ABA Florida 1970-72
Elgrace Wilborn Springfield South     Harlem Globetrotters 2006-07  
Tamika Williams Chaminade-Julienne U Conn WNBA Minnesota 2002-06  
DaShaun Wood   WSU Italian SerieA Tisettanta Cantu 2007-  
Dave Zeller Tecumseh Miami NBA Cincinnati    
Jack Zimmerman Alter UD   Washington Generals