Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cal Christensen

Calvin Lawrence Christensen

June 6, 1927
Toledo, OH

August 31, 2011
Waterville, OH

1943-44 Macomber High School - Toledo, OH (High School)
1944-45 Macomber High School - Toledo, OH (High School)
1946-47 University of Toledo (College)
1947-48 University of Toledo (College)
1948-49 University of Toledo (College)
1949-50 University of Toledo (College)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1951-52 Milwaukee Hawks (NBA)
1952-53 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1953-54 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1954-55 Rochester Royals (NBA)

Cal started playing basketball in his junior year of high school, and right after graduating Macomber, he was drafted into the U.S> Army, but the day he went in, the war ended. After a year before being discharged, Christensen enrolled at the University of Toledo where he was a high-scorer. He was drafted by Tri-Cities and played five years in the NBA. After his playing career ended, he worked for many years as a salesman at Johns-Manville. Cal died of congestive heart failure in 2011.

He married Sharon in 1960 and they had three children.

Toledo Blade, September 7, 2011


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