Benford Milo Gardner
October 18, 1919
May 13, 1985
Walker County, TX
1939-40 Sam Houston State (College)
1940-41 Sam Houston State (College)
1941-42 Sam Houston State (College)
1943-44 Sam Houston State (College)
1945-46 Sam Houston State (College)
1946-47 Anderson Duffey Packers (NBL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1947-48 Houston Mavericks (PBLA)
Born to Jeff and Maggie Gardner in Houston, Texas.
Gardner was a basketball star at Sam Houston State. Not sure how those playing years work out. He did serve in the military during World War 2, so he likely had his eligibility reinstated like so many other player / soldiers did.
Ben was married to Ialene (1921-1994)
Sam Houston State Hall of Fame