Friday, February 17, 2017

Weldon Kern

John Weldon Kern


Born:
April 30, 1923
Lawton, OK

Died:
April 21, 2014
Shawnee, KS


Career
1940-41 Lawton High School - Oklahoma (High School)
1941-42 Cameron College - Lawton, OK (College)
1944-45 Oklahoma A&M (College)
1945-46 Oklahoma A&M (College)
1945-46 Phillips 66 (AAU)
1946-47 Pocatello Simplots 
1947-48 Oklahoma City Drillers (PBLA)

Kern went to Cameron Junior College for a year and transferred to A&M. However, he werved in the U.S. Army in World War 2. After the war, he returned to school at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State) and played on their back-to-back NCAA championship teams. He signed with the Chicago Stags of the BAA in October of 1946, but was cut prior to the season starting. He later worked for ICH Corporation for 20 years before his retirement. 

He married Joan and they had five sons and a daughter.

Source:
Lawton Constitution, October 17, 1946
Obituary, Kansas City Star, April 23, 2014

Stats:
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=kernwe01
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/weldon-kern/

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