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Benjamin 'Ben' McGilmer

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Benjamin 'Ben' McGilmer      Michigan 

Benjamin 'Ben' McGilmer attended Northwestern High School and lived in Detroit, Michigan. At Iowa, he averaged 10.8 points a game as a sophomore in 1965-66. Against Michigan, he had one of his best games. He scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half as the Hawkeyes upset eventual Big Ten champion and #10 Michigan, 91-82.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966, and missed the 1966-67 and 1967-68 seasons.

Upon his return from duty, he averaged 13.5 points off the bench as a junior in 1968-69 despite playing on a sore knee. He set a school record by making 33 consecutive free throws over an eight-game stretch in 1969, a record that was eventually broken by Chris Street when he made his 34th straight in 1993. Despite the injury, he was selected in the sixth round of the 1969 NBA Draft by Seattle, the 74th player overall.

He elected to return to Iowa for one more season, which was the undefeated Big Ten Championship season of 1970. He averaged 10.3 points per game his senior season.

He was drafted to the NBA twice, once in 1969 in the 6th Round to Seattle, then again in 1970 in the 12th Round to Baltimore. He never made the NBA, but instead played professionally overseas on several European teams, including the Gillette All-Stars and teams in Belgium, France, and Turkey. After retiring from playing basketball, he coached the Turkish Junior National Team.

Born 8/13/1945 and died on 6/6/2020 at the age of 74.

Drafted Round 6 by Seattle Supersonics in 1969 


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