Friday, July 28, 2017

John Pritchard

John David Pritchard

January 23, 1927
Minneapolis, MN

August 3, 2012
Fridley, MN

1943-44 South High School - Minneapolis (High School)
1944-45 South High School - Minneapolis (High School)
1945-46 Drake University (College)
1946-47 Drake University (College)
1947-48 Drake University (College)
1948-49 Drake University (College)
1949-50 Waterloo Hawks (NBA)
1950-51 Washington Generals (Independent)
1951-52 The Qualities - Minneapolis (Independent)
1951-52 Norwegians - Minneapolis (Independent)
1954-55 Tony Jaros - Minneapolis (Independent)

Born in Minneapolis to Owen and Margaret Pritchard. The 6'8 Pritchard played basketball at South High School before playing at Drake. He played one season for the Waterloo Hawks in the NBA, at least one year with the Harlem Globetrotters' opponent, the Washington Generals, and then multiple seasons in various Minneapolis church and municipal leagues. Later in life, he worked for years at a warehouse for Sears.

He married Patricia Engstrom (1929-1970) in 1951 and they had four sons and one daughter. Widowed in 1970, Pritchard remarried in 1978 to Lynn.

Obituary, Star Tribune


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