Wednesday, October 28, 2015

John Townsend

John Frederick Townsend, Sr.

September 20, 1916 
Indianapolis, IN  

December 4, 2001
Indianapolis, IN

1931-32 Arsenal Tech - Indianapolis (High School)
1932-33 Arsenal Tech - Indianapolis (High School)
1933-34 Arsenal Tech - Indianapolis (High School)
1935-36 University of Michigan (College)
1936-37 University of Michigan (College)
1937-38 University of Michigan (College)
1938-39 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
1939-40 Rochester (Independent)
1940-41 Michigan All-Stars (Independent)
1940-41 Toledo (Independent) 
1941-42 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1942-43 Oshkosh All-Stars (NBL)
1942-43 Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (NBL)

Born to Earl and Bess, Townsend was a basketball star at Michigan and played three seasons in the NBL before becoming a lawyer. He served in the Army during World War 2. His grandson is NBA player Eric Montross.


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