Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hook Dillon

John Turley "Hook" Dillon

January 8, 1924
Savannah, GA

January 18, 2004
Winston-Salem, NC

Benedictine Military Academy - Savannah, GA (High School)

1945-46 University of North Carolina (College)
1946-47 University of North Carolina (College)
1947-48 University of North Carolina (College)
1948-49 Hooks Hosiery - North Carolina (Independent)
1949-50 Washington Capitols (NBA)

Dillon was born in Savannah, Georgia, and went to UNC where he was an all-American basketball player (he may have gone to Georgia Tech before UNC, but I haven't found real evidence.) After graduating, he took a job in the personnel department at Hooks Hosiery and later signed to play basketball with the Washington Capitols.

Hook married Joan in 1952 and they had four daughters and two sons.



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