Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Milt Schoon

Milton Wilbur Schoon


Born:
February 25, 1922
Gary, IN

Died:
January 25, 2015
Janesville, WI


Career
1937-38 Calumet High School - Gary, IN (High School)
1938-39 Calumet High School - Gary, IN (High School)
1939-40 Calumet High School - Gary, IN (High School)
1943-44 Valparaiso University (College)
1944-45 Valparaiso University (College)
1945-46 Valparaiso University (College)
1945-46 Anderson Packers (Independent)
1946-47 Detroit Falcons (BAA)
1947-48 Flint/Midland Dow A.C.'s (NBL)
1947-48 Gary Ingots (Independent)
1948-49 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1949-50 Sheboygan Redskins (NBA)
1950-51 Denver Refiners (NPBL)
1950-51 Marion Independents (Independent)
1951-52 Sheboygan Redskins (Independent)

The 6'10 basketball player went to Valpo where he was on, what was called at the time, The World's Tallest Team. He was too tall to serve in the military, despite trying every branch. After his basketball days he went to work at International Harvester.

He married Marjorie Ormes (d. 2013) on June 1, 1947. They had two sons.


Source:
Obituary, Sheboygan Press
NWI Times, Milt the Stilt, Oct 13, 1999
NWI Times, World's Tallest Team, Jan 28, 2015

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/s/schoomi01n.html
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/schoomi01.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=schoomi01

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