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John Beasley (basketball)

John Beasley
Personal information
Born (1944-02-05) February 5, 1944 (age 72)
Texarkana, Texas
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Linden-Kildare (Linden, Texas)
College Texas A&M (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Pro career 1966–1974
Position Forward / Center
Number 44
Career history
1966–1967 Phillips 66ers (NABL)
1967 Allentown Jets (EPBL)
19671971 Dallas/Texas Chaparrals
1971–1974 Utah Stars
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA statistics
Points 6,909
Rebounds 4,257
Assists 602
Stats at

John Michael Beasley (born February 5, 1944) is a retired American professional basketball player born in Texarkana, Texas.

A 6'9" forward/center from Texas A&M University, Beasley was selected in the fifth round of the 1966 NBA Draft by the Baltimore Bullets. Beasley never played in the NBA, however, spending his entire career with the rival American Basketball Association.

Beasley played seven seasons (1967–1974) in the ABA as a member of the Dallas Chaparrals and Utah Stars, making ABA All-Star Game appearances in 1968, 1969, and 1970. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 1969 game, following his 19 point and 14 rebound performance for the West squad.[1] Beasley scored 6,909 total points and grabbed 4,257 total rebounds in his career.


  1. The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 240. ISBN 0-679-43293-0. 

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