Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wes Bennett

Talmadge Wesley "Wes" Bennett

Born:
March 31, 1913
Nashville, TN

Died:
August 20, 2002
Solvang, CA ??

Career
1933-34 Westminster College - Pennsylvania (College)
1934-35 Westminster College - Pennsylvania (College)
1935-36 Westminster College - Pennsylvania (College)
1936-37 Akron Firestone (MBC)
1937-38 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1938-39 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)


Talmadge Wesley Bennet was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to T.C. and Carrie Bennett.. His family moved to Akron when he was five, and he played high school basketball at East High School. He went to college at Westminster, and after a few years of AAU ball and followed Goodyear to the NBL. He served in the Marines in World War 2. Moved to California. He and his wife, Janet (1916-2003), had one son. In 1960, he was living in Santa Ana, CA. He later moved to Solvang, California.

Source:
Pittsburgh Press, March 9, 1936

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/b/benneta01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=bennewe01

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